NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve many behavioral and physical conditions. Simply put it helps bring stressful memories stored in the body that may be contributing to physical or behavioral symptoms to the patient’s attention so that the healing process can begin.

What can NET treat?

NET Practitioners are nearly unlimited in their ability to address the physical and behavioral stress-related conditions of their patients. These conditions include headaches, body pains, phobias, general anxiety, self-sabotaging behaviors, organ dysfunctions and so much more. It’s important to note that NET does not cure or heal the patient, but rather, NET removes blocks to the body, “allowing” the body to repair itself naturally or with the assistance of nutrition, chiropractic care and/or counseling.

How does NET work?

NET is based on the physiological foundations of stress-related responses. As discovered in the late 1970s, emotional responses are composed of neuropeptides (amino acid chains) and their receptors, which lie on neurons (nerve cells.) The neuropeptides are ejected from the neuron and carry the encoded “information” to other sites within the body. These neuropeptides are in a category of neurochemicals known as Information Substances (IS). ISs are released at times of stress-related arousal and become attached to remotely-positioned neuroreceptors.

In simple terms when you experience a stressful or traumatic event, a chemical reaction occurs and that event gets stored not only as a memory but also as a substance within your body which causes a physical response. Think about biting into a lemon that is juicy and sour you are probably salivating right? That’s because the memory of that event is tied to a physical response. The same thing occurs when you think about or are reminded of stressful and traumatic events, the body will react in a physical way each and every time. Keep in mind that what you would have viewed as stressful and traumatic at 5 years old is very different than what you may consider stressful/ traumatic at 30 but your body will react to the memory the same way it originally did unless you resolve the neurophysiological connection.

Dr. McDonald utilizes NET to help patients with mood disorders, metabolic disorders, and conditions that do not seem to respond to or stabilize with conventional treatment.

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