What are Network Spinal Analysis Waves?
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) Waves are a response in the spine that develop over time with NSA care, and suggests they’re evidence of Central Pattern Generator behavior (CPG). CPG is a neural network that can produce rhythmic patterned output without rhythmic sensory or central input; basically, a response generated at the spinal level that does not require the brain. This is a very exciting and potentially ground breaking finding – a paraplegic patient was able to sustain a NSA wave despite the presence of a C5 (lower neck) burst fracture.
NSA waves are involuntary, neurological phenomena that occur along the spine and surrounding tissues when initiated and enhanced through gentle manual contacts administered along the spine. Research suggests they cannot be produced by any external device, movement or meditative state; they are purely a spinal phenomenon responding to the NSA Care protocol. Research has also shown that NSA waves have a “central-neurological” benefit based on the level of care, allowing your nervous system to heal itself – a natural healing response developed by the body for the body.
Specifically the NSA waves are known as the Respiratory and Somatopsychic Waves. The Respiratory Wave is characterized by a full and profound natural rhythmic breathing that begins at the base of the spine, progresses upward between the shoulder blades, around the shoulders, and into the neck. It naturally and gently rocks the vertebra “melting” tension and enhancing correction of vertebral misalignment’s. The Somatopsychic Wave (soma for body, psyche for mind or spirit) is associated with muscular contraction that pulsates and organizes various spinal segments into a fluid wave-like undulation of coordinated motion, indicating that the body and mind are connecting fully. These waves have been shown to assist in the self-regulation of tension and energy within the body’s matrix of nerve, bone and connective tissue. They move energy that has become “stuck,” letting the body revitalize and self-correct distortions in alignment and posture.
For more information on NSA Care and the NSA waves, watch this remarkable interview and demonstration by Dr. Donald Epstein, Developer of NSA: Click here to watch.