Neuro-Structural Health Research
Much research has been performed with the technology behind Neuro-Structural Optimisation. Below are two of the ground breaking studies showing improved health and quality of life and improvements in nervous system efficiency at a physiological level obtained with this unique care. We are required to warn you that any healthcare outcomes can vary for the individual, even when successful results are published in peer reviewed journals.
Improved Quality of Life Study
Research in conjunction with noted neurobiologists, at the Medical College of the University of California, Irvine studied more than 2800 patients from U.S.A, Australia, Canada and South America. Findings from the retrospective study found this gentle care is associated with statistically significant improvement in people’s Health Related Quality of Life:
- Seventy-six percent of the patients report improved combined wellness changes in all categories assessed.
- The longer the individuals were in care, the greater the level of improvement.
- After over 3 years of care, no limit or ceiling was found to the benefits.
- Ninety nine percent of the patients followed by the study wished to continue with the care.
- Individuals who had experienced significant “life stress” or “trauma” were even more likely to report perceived improvements.
This Care has a direct effect on client self-reported wellness which is TWICE that expected
from healthy lifestyle practices (exercise, yoga, risk avoidance, optimal food choices).
It also has a major effect on wellness by promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
R.H. Blanks Ph.D. Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. University of California, Irvine.
Patients reported positive outcomes relative to their:
Physical Well-Being, Stress Levels, Emotional and Psychological Well-Being, Life Enjoyment, Lifestyle Changes and Overall Quality of Life.
Below are some of the life improvements from individuals who participated in this monumental research study:
Improved physical well-being
- Improved flexibility of the spine
- More energy, less fatigue
- Fewer colds or flu
- Fewer headaches
- Reduced pain
- Less Stress relative to:
- Emotional well-being
- General well-being
- Coping with daily problems
- Family & significant relations
Improved emotional and psychological well-being
- Positive feelings about self
- Decreased moodiness and angry outbursts
- Less depression, more interest in life
- Fewer concerns about small things
- Improved ability to think and concentrate
- Improved ability to stay on task
- Less distress about physical pain
- Experience of relaxation and well- being
- Positive feelings about self
- Interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Feeling open when relating to others
- Confidence in dealing with adversity
- Compassion for others
- Regular exercise
- Healthier foods
- Less use of prescription medications
Overall quality of life—improvement relative to…
- Personal life & Life as a whole
- Extent one adapts to change
- Overall contentment with life
- Significant other
- Job, actual work done
- Physical appearance
Improvements to Nervous System Organisation and Efficiency
In addition to all of these benefits to quality of life, researchers observed two unique wave patterns developing in the spine during the process Neuro-Structural Optimisation. The emergence of these patterns has been linked to greater nervous system organisation and efficiency.
These wave patterns have a remarkable effect on the body and are now the focus of several research papers by French mathematician Professor Edmund Jonckheere at the University of Southern California. The research revealed the spinal waves generate organized mathematical signals that can’t be consciously created.
By recording signals along the spines of patients while they received Neuro-Structural Optimisation, Professor Jonckheere is currently exploring the relationship between the ‘spinal wave’ and the energy-efficiency and adaptability of the nervous system.
Professor Jonckheere also correlated a relationship between the wave motions and the patient’s level of progress. The more organized the mathematics of the wave in a person’s spine, the greater the outcomes they felt in their life.
In additional published work, Jonckheere wrote, “The main conclusion is that the sEMG signal of NSA reveals a new class of complex nonlinear dynamic behavior.” This work is helping the brain and body develop an entirely new and re-organized level of clarity. This phenomenon has potential as a new measure of central nervous system health.
The lead author of a recent paper on the ‘spinal wave’ concluded, “This has far reaching implications for optimizing spine and nervous system function, including spinal cord injury research.”
These findings have been presented in publications and at conferences internationally.
Please note depending on country where research was performed, the technology behind Neuro-Structural Optimisation is abbreviated to ‘NSA’™ or referred to as ‘Network care’™
1. A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life. Robert H Blanks, Ph.D., Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D., Marnie Dobson, MA Journal for Vertebral Subluxation Research Volume 1, Number 4 , 1997 p.15-31
2. Wellness Lifestyles I: A Theoretical Framework Linking Wellness, Health Lifestyles, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Schuster O, Dobson M, , Juaregui M, Blanks R. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 10, Number 2, 2004, pp. 349–356
3. Wellness Lifestyles II: Modeling the Dynamic of Wellness, Health Lifestyle Practices, and NSA. Schuster O, Dobson M, , Juaregui M, Blanks R. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 10, Number 2, 2004, pp. 349–356
4. ChorSensor – An array of non intensive sEMG electrodes. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn, and V Mahajan. The 13th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR 13) Conference, Long Beach, CA, January 26-29, 2005.
5. Spatiotemporal analysis of an electrophysiological wave phenomenon. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn. International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Network and Systems, Leuven, Belgium, July 5-9 2004.
6. Chaotic Modeling in network spinal analysis: preliminary report: Nonlinear canonical correlation with alternating conditional expectation. S Bohacek and EA Jonckheere. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2(4)L188-195, December 1998
7. Nonlinear Switching dynamics in surface electromyography of the spine. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn. In Conference on Physics and Control, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003. Submitted.
8. The Network Spinal Wave as a Central Pattern Generator. Epstein D, Senzon S, Lemberger D. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 22, Number 7, 2016, pp. 544-556
Further published Research and references:
Apart from the improvements in quality of life and nervous system efficiency that may result from Neuro-Structural Optimisation. There are also case series studies of improvements with physiology, structural and postural improvements and many case reports of improvements with specific health challenges. The following is a current list of papers for this work. Again, please note that any healthcare outcomes mentioned can vary for the individual, even when successful results are published in peer reviewed journals.
Resolution of Panic Disorder and Improved Quality of Life in a Patient Receiving NSA and Somato Respiratory Integration Care: A Case Report. Lucks C, Lucks L. J. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. October 17, 2016, pp. 111-
Stationary regime for Standing Wave Central Pattern Generator. Martin del Campo, R. Jonckheere E. Global SIP 2015 — Symposium on Signal Processing and Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes with Applications to Cyber-Physical Systems for Precise Medicine. Orlando, Florida, USA December 14–16 2015
Reorganization of the Cervical Curve & Improved Quality of Life Following NSA Care: A Case Study. Knowles D, Knowles R, Burnier B. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 7, 2015. pp 217-225
Resolution of Abdominal Migraines & Improvements in Concentration & Learning in a 6-Year-Old Girl Following NSA Care: A Case Study. Lucks C, Lucks L. J. Pediatric Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Volume 2015, Issue 4. pp 140-148
Improvements in Mood, Posture and Balance in an Older Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Bredin M, Putt K. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 21, 2015 ~ Pages 125-129
Improvement of a Functional Movement Disorder in a Patient Receiving NSA and Somato Respiratory Integration Care: A Case Report. Lucks C, Lucks L. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. April 9, 2015. pp 26-33
The Seasons of Wellbeing as an Evolutionary Map for Transpersonal Medicine. Epstein D, Senzon S, Lemberger D. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 33(1), 2014, pp. 102-130.
Improved Language Development Following NSA in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lumb K, Feeley K. J. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – November 3, 2014. pp 70-75
Improvement in Meniere’s Disease, Balance, Coordination and Quality of Life Following NSA Care. Feeley K, Kemp A. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 25, 2013. pp 107-119
Reduction of a Lumbar Scoliosis & Improved Cervical Curve in a Geriatric Patient Following NSA Care: A Case Study. Ray K, Knowles D, Knowles R. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 10, 2013. pp 18-28
Improvement in Vision in a Patient with Diabetic Retinopathy Following NSA Care. Irastorza M, Knowles D, Knowles R. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 16, 2012. pp 25-30
Reorganizational Healing as an Integrally Informed Framework for Integral Medicine. Senzon S, Epstein D, Lemberger D. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 2011 6(4), 113-133.
Restoration of the Cervical Curve and Improvement in Neurological Function in a Patient Following NSA. Rohrbach T, Knowles D, Knowles R. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 15, 2011. pp 99-103
Editorial: Seeds of Meaning, Transformations of Health Care, and the Future. Senzon SA. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. December 2010;16(12):1239-1241. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2010.0785
On a standing wave Central Pattern Generator and the coherence problem. Jonckheere E, Lohsoonthorn P, Musuvathy S, Mahajan V, Stefanovic M. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 5 (2010) 336–347. doi:10.1016/j.bspc.2010.04.002
Improvement in Cystic Fibrosis in a Child Undergoing Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Warhurst C, Warhurst R, Gabai A. Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – November 30, 2010. pp 172-180
Reorganizational Healing: A Paradigm for the Advancement of Wellness, Behavior Change, Holistic Practice, and Healing. Epstein DM, Senzon SA, Lemberger D. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. May 2009;15(5):461-64. PMID: 19450165
Editorial: Reorganizational Healing: A Health Change Model Whose Time Has Come. Blanks RH. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. May 2009;15(5):461-64. PMID: 19450161
Letter to the Editor: NSA. Jonckheere EA. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. May 2009;15(5):469-70. PMID: 19450163
Improvement in Attention in Patients Undergoing NSA: A Case Series Using Objective Measures of Attention. Pauli Y. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, August 23, 2007; 1-9
Quality of Life Improvements and Spontaneous Lifestyle Changes in a Patient Undergoing Subluxation-Centered Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Pauli Y. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, October 11, 2006; 1-15
Chiropractic Care of a Battered Woman: A Case Study. Bedell L. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, July 20, 2006; 1-6
Wellness Lifestyles II: Modeling the dynamic of wellness, health lifestyle practices, and NSA. Schuster TL, Dobson M, Jauregui M, Blanks RH. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. April 2004;10(2):357-67. PMID: 15165417
Wellness Lifestyles I: A theoretical framework linking wellness, health lifestyles, and complementary and alternative medicine. Schuster TL, Dobson M, Jauregui M, Blanks RH. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. April 2004;10(2):349-56. PMID: 15165416
The Transition of NSA Care: Hallmarks of a Client-Centered Wellness Education Multi-Component System of Health Care Delivery. Epstein D. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, April 5, 2004; 1-7
Successful In Vitro Fertilization in a Poor Responder While Under NSA Care: A Case Report. Senzon SA. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, September 14, 2003; 1-6
Insult, Interference and Infertility: An Overview of Chiropractic Research. Behrendt M. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, May 2, 2003; 1
Chaotic Modeling in NSA: Nonlinear Canonical Correlation with Alternating Conditional Expectation (ACE): A Preliminary Report. Bohacek S, Jonckheere E. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, December 1998; 2(4): 188-195
Reduction of Psoriasis in a Patient under NSA Care: A Case Report. Behrendt M. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, December 1998; 2(4): 196-200
Changes in Digital Skin Temperature, Surface Electromyography, and Electrodermal Activity in Subjects Receiving NSA Care. Miller E, Redmond P. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, June 1998; 2(2): 87-95
An Impairment Rating Analysis Of Asthmatic Children Under Chiropractic Care. Graham R. Pistolese, R. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 1997; 1(4): 41-48
A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life. Blanks RH, Schuster TL, Dobson M. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 1997; 1(4): 15-31
NSA: A System of Health Care Delivery Within the Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Model. Epstein, D. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, August 1996; 1(1): 51-59