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Peer Reviewed, Journal Published Research
(We are required to mention healthcare outcomes can vary for the individual, even when successful results have been published in peer reviewed journals).
Much research has been performed regarding the specific technologies and protocols behind Foundation’s Neurostructural Optimisation.
Two ground breaking studies are highlighted below. The first paper demonstrated improved health and quality of life and the second demonstrated improvements in nervous system clarity and efficiency.
We have highlighted these first two papers because they represent evidence of the repeatable outcomes that patients experience and they indicate the manner in which the nervous system can change due to this gentle but profound care.
These two highlights are followed by a further list of more than 20 further Journal published papers.
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 study found this gentle care is associated with statistically significant improvement in people’s Health Related Quality of Life:
The study investigated improvements within 5 categories:
– Physical Well Being
– Mental-Emotional Well Being
– Response to Stress
– Lifestyle Changes
– Life Enjoyment
– Overall Quality of Life
The results found that:
– 76% 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.
– 99% of the patients in the study wished to continue with the care.
– Patients 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.
Specific life improvements reported by patients in study:
Improved physical well-being
Improved flexibility of the spine
More energy, less fatigue
Fewer colds or flu
Less Stress relative to
Coping with daily problems
Family & significant relations
Overall quality of life, relative to
Personal life & Life as a whole
Extent one adapts to change
Overall contentment with life
Job, actual work done
Improved mental-emotional 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
Less distress about physical pain
Less use of prescription medications
Experience of relaxation
Positive feelings about self
Interest in maintaining healthy lifestyle
Feeling open when relating to others
Confidence in dealing with adversity
Compassion for others
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): p.15-31.
Note – The technology behind Neurostructural Optimisation is abbreviated to NSA™ or referred to as Network care™, depending on the year and country where research was performed.
Further published papers supporting this study:
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
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
Improvements to Nervous System Efficiency
French mathematician Professor Edmund Jonckheere Ph.D. of University of Southern California investigated improvements in patients nervous systems.
While applying protocols used by Neurostructural Optimisation, Prof, Jonckheere’s team used surface electromyography (sEMG) to record signals along the spines of patients.
The researchers observed phenomenon associated with greater spinal energy efficiency and increased nervous system organisation. This included wave-like spinal movements that cannot be consciously replicated. 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 data of the ‘spinal 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 positive 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.
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.
Note – The technology and protocols behind Neurostructural Optimisation is abbreviated to NSA™ or referred to as Network care™, depending on year and country where research was performed,
Further published papers supporting this study:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nonlinear Switching dynamics in surface electromyography of the spine. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn. Conference on Physics and Control, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003. Submitted.
Additional Peer Reviewed Research
The following list of further papers including theoretical papers, case studies and case series studies show positive changes in physiology, musculoskeletal improvements and reports of improvements with specific health challenges.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.