Exciting New Research on NET

Exciting New Research on NET

As many of you know I’ve been practicing Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) with my patients for around 5 years. It’s become a huge part of my treatment plan as it’s allowed me to assess various contributing factors to my patient’s case.

As a chiropractor, we do have a strong holistic philosophy. We believe that it’s not just structural or physical impacts on the body that can affect us. It can be lifestyle factors such as nutrition, toxins and of course, emotional stress.

When I ask my patient’s about stress, some of them respond with “No, I don’t feel stressed”. However we have all experienced varying degrees of trauma in our life. This is where the NET research has been focused.  The technique is based on the concept that unresolved emotional trauma is stored in the body.

People often experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as anxiety, stress, and fear from traumatic life events. The ONE Research foundation has conducted a study on NET at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University. The study found NET effectively and rapidly reduced symptoms of traumatic stress events in patients who had experienced life-threatening medical issues.

“The results of this study were really quite dramatic,” said principal investigare Daniel Monti (MD, MBA and Director of the Marcus Institute). “In just four to five brief sessions, patients who received NET reported much less distress, their overall emotional state improved significantly and they way their brains reacted to stress cues normalized.”

The study focused on 23 patients who experienced traumatic stress symptoms that lasted for at least six months as a result of distressing cancer-related events. A select number of patients received NET and the rest were waitlisted to a control group.

The treatment group received a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) while listening to the self reported story of their distressing memory before and after NET.

After receiving NET, the treated patients saw reduced stimulation in a number of brain structures associated with the perception of emotional traumas.

Click here to view a video with the researchers and the participating patients discussing the dramatic results.

For further information on the background concepts of NET, click here.

For me, having experienced NET personally and seen so many of my patients benefit, I have always felt confident in the technique.  This research solidifies that confidence.  It’s exciting to see it reaching more people around the world.

  • ONE Research Foundation Press Release, 2017, https://static1.squarespace.com/static/576af427ff7c50b7fcadccfa/t/58b610fb03596ecacd1376c3/1488326908644/170216_1rf_pressrelease_prettyversion.pdf
  • Monti, D.A., Tobia, A., Stoner, M. et al. “Neuro emotional technique effects on brain physiology in cancer patients with traumatic stress symptoms: preliminary findings.” J Cancer Surviv (2017). doi:10.1007/s11764-017-0601-8.
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