Treatment with NIS
How are Complaints Addressed?
NIS involves a prioritised set of treatment protocols that evaluate the neurological circuitry and the body functions they represent. In simple terms this could be thought of like a list of 'checks' similar to one a mechanic would use when you put your car in for a service. The protocols evaluate all the causes that may have translated themselves into symptoms and the practitioner is merely the facilitator in getting the patients brain to recognise the data.
The brain regulates all body functions. A disturbance in the information transfer can therefore cause a dysfunction in the affected part of the body. If it affects the joints of the lower back, for example, the result could be lower back pain or pain potentially anywhere along the kinematic chain (feet, ankles, hips or knees).
By stimulating the involved body systems through corresponding skin surface contacts, nerve pathways that relate to a particular body system can be checked. Using simple muscle tests, feedback on function is obtained by assessing the muscles response.
The 'somatosensory' area of the brain regulates the connection between the brain and the body. When a disturbance is recognised under examination by a weakened muscle, the nerve pathway not appropriately being governed by the brain is stabilised by simultaneous stimulation (gently tapping) of the somatosensory area while holding specific contact points. This is known as 'integration'.
Following 'integration' the nerve pathway has better stability and so the consequent affected body function is improved, for example inhibited ('weaker') muscles become engaged ('stronger'). Now the body can adapt to corresponding challenges in a more optimal way which typically means symptoms begin to improve.