Neuro-Emotional Technique

The Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body stress reduction technique. NET uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress. NET is a tool that can help improve overall health and quality of life without the use of medication.

How does stress affect the body?

Eustress vs. Distress

Stress is a normal part of life. When we talk about stress it’s important to understand that while many people think of stress as a bad thing, not all stress is detrimental to a person’s health. 

As stress increases into Eustress, performance and productivity actually increase. Eustress is actually beneficial to the individual. It is only when the level of stress increases beyond the eustress when it become distress and performance decreases. Distress is associated with a whole host of health conditions and symptoms.

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How are emotions related to the body?

Understanding neuro-emotional complex

Emotions are perfectly normal and perfectly healthy. It is human nature to have an emotional response to significant events in our lives and then return to a normal state. 

Sometimes however, our bodies hold onto a response and “lock it” in our sympathetic nervous system as a neuro-emotional complex (NEC). Eventually, negative emotions (conscious or unconscious) may manifest as a symptom. 

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What can a Chiropractor do?

Alleviating stress & neuro-emotional complex

Neuro-Emotional Technique

With NET we can use muscle testing as a form of biofeedback to assist and guide you to recall the specific negative emotion and when it first occurred. This engages a specific neuro-emotional pattern, much as a computer operator engages a specific program on a computer screen.


While you mentally hold the emotional memory, a gentle corrective adjustment is performed.

How can NET help?

Benefits and limitations of Neuro-Emotional Technique

NET is used by a variety of health care practitioners including chiropractors, acupuncturist, medical doctors, social workers, psychiatrists and therapists. However, it is important to understand that NET care is not a substitute for psychological or psychiatric therapy. Patients who show a possible need for psychotherapy are referred to psychiatric professionals for evaluation and/or treatment.