What is Neural Organisation Technique?
Neural organisation technique is one of the most holistic ways to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries non-invasively. It is based on chiropractic and applied kinesiology, and was developed by a chiropractor named Dr Carl Ferreri in 1979 (pictured right). When treating patients in Brooklyn, New York, Dr Ferreri realised that traditional spinal care was not always sufficient for patients with deeper, complex clinical histories. He began studying these patients to uncover the underlying cause of their ailments.
Dr Ferreri observed that the body is organised into four integrated survival systems: feeding, fight/flight, reproduction, and immunity. Every function of your body relies on the proper organisation and integration of these four survival systems. The integration of these four systems is manifested by the central nervous system.
The central nervous system is made up of the spinal cord and brain with nerves branching out into every part of the body. It forms a direct line of communication between your brain and the rest of your body through the regular transmission of nerve impulses. The CNS is responsible for everything from digestion and sensory functions to controlling our heart rate and blood pressure. Trauma, injury, or stress affecting the central nervous system can inhibit its ability to properly control any of these functions.
Neural organisation technique seeks to reorganise the central nervous system so that it can function properly. The theory of N.O.T. is based on the idea that your body is self-regulating, self-healing, and self-perpetuating (the tissues can replace themselves). Once this reorganisation is established, your body can begin to heal itself.
The Neural Organisation Technique Experience
Dr Ferrari likened the body and its functions to a complex computer system. The computer system is composed of programs for everything we see, do, and feel. Some of these programs are innate, while others develop over time or arise as the need presents itself. Just like a computer, if one program is corrupted it can affect the functioning of the entire computer. This damage may occur as a result of physical, emotional, or chemical stress.
An N.O.T. practitioner will identify which program is corrupted through a series of gentle tests designed to assess how the body responds to various stimuli like pressure, heat/cold, dark/light, and more. This can complement the diagnosis of applied kinesiology and chiropractic. The N.O.T. practitioner will then use non-invasive reflex, cranial, and spinal techniques to reactivate and reorganise the nervous system. When treating his South West London patients with neural organisation technique, Richard Gliddon uses accupressure, craniosacral therapy, applied kinesiology, muscle testing, spinal adjustments, and coordinated breathing.
What Conditions Does N.O.T. Help?
Since the central nervous system impacts every component of our body, all health problems can be assisted by a better-functioning CNS. However, neural organisation technique is particularly effective for pelvic pain, spinal disorders causing back and neck pain, idiopathic scoliosis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, headache, and migraine.
Chiropractic and Neural Organisation Technique
Chiropractors are particularly well-equipped to practice neural organisation technique since they specialise in treating the spine and central nervous system. Richard Gliddon is a South West London chiropractor trained in applied kinesiology and neural organisation technique, which enables him to respond to patients’ concerns holistically. N.O.T., chiropractic, and applied kinesiology all seek to address the cause of chronic pain and illness, rather than masking the symptoms.
Time and time again, we’ve seen how N.O.T. can lead to breakthroughs in healing for our patients in Teddington, Kingston, and Southwest London.