A lighter touch
If you think chiropractic is all about twisting and cracking your spine – think again. A more gentle strand of chiropractic is gaining momentum throughout the world – and one of the few practitioners in the UK is based in Guildford, Surrey.
Priscilla Stevens at Vibrant World Chiropractic has adopted a unique approach to health and wellbeing called Network Spinal Analsyis – or NSA for short.
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a pioneering chiropractic technique which uses the nervous system to promote self-healing. Treatment – called ‘entrainment’ – involves gentle but precise touches in specific places on the spine and body and this prompts the brain and body to release tension and begin the self-healing process.
The human body is a clever thing – it’s designed to self-heal through the nervous system. And it’s the nervous system that’s at the root of NSA because it organises every process in the body: how and when to move, digest food, release hormones, grow, repair and heal. Put simply, the chiropractor prompts your brain to adopt a new level of organisation so that your body functions better and you can heal.
Personally, I’m not one for the pops, clicks and crunches. I find the anticipation of what is about to happen causes me to tense up. So if you know your body needs help, and traditional chiropractic spinal manipulation isn’t for you, then NSA most certainly could be worth a try.
Because it’s gentle, NSA people of all ages can benefit all types of people – from babies to the elderly.
Priscilla says there are some bonus knock-on effects too. NSA patients report improvements in their outlook, mood and in their sense of self. Greater flexibility and more energy are also among the positive side effects.
So what’s not to like? I’ll certainly give NSA a go the next time I’m in need – I very much like the idea of helping the body heal itself. If you’ve experienced NSA let me know your experiences (in the comments below), I’d be really interested to know.