What is NIS?
NIS is all about improving how the nervous system works, controlled by the brain, the master controller of every function in your body. Your health, your wellbeing, your pain, your immune system, your emotions; they are all mediated through your nervous system. How well you feel, how well you are, both begin and end with how well this complex system is coping and whether your brain is in full control.
Why Does the Body 'Break Down' in the First Place?
The human body is born with maximum tolerances. These differ from person to person and are dictated by the unique DNA every individual has and the environment we live in. The brain governs all function and operates within a set of parameters. When all body systems function within our individual ‘template’ of parameters we have great health.
From time to time stresses cause our individual tolerances to be exceeded. These can be physical injury, lifestyle choices, illness or just emotional ‘stress’ for example.
This is when the body will start to show symptoms of pain and/or illness. An exceeded threshold can be likened to a broken circuit, like a fuse blowing in your house.
The brain is no longer in full ‘communication’ with certain facets of function.
How Does NIS Help?
NIS is like a series of checks that helps identify where there is 'disconnect' between the brain and the body. Improving this signalling can help rectify some of the deeper less obvious causes of a range of symptoms by tapping into the brains ability to restore the body to balance (homeostasis) once it has been made specifically aware of the dysfunction. The background science is remarkably complex, yet the approach is relatively simple.
Your brain is essentially an ‘automatic signaling system’ – much like a telephone switchboard - that continuously receives feedback from every cell, organ, muscle, tendon and system of the body and in turn sends out ‘fine tuning’ messages, many times per second to keep everything appropriately under its control. When your tolerances are exceeded, symptoms can develop and stay around if unresolved.
Like a fault that can occur at the telephone exchange, until it is rectified, the telephone company knows you’re on its service, but they wont necessarily know your phone is down, until they’re told.
This is like the brain. It knows all about the symptoms but it no longer 'knows' about the circuits that are down or weakened that represent the underlying causes of the problem and this hampers recovery. This is where NIS comes in.
NIS evaluates the body's functions from a neurophysiological - that is to say 'functional' perspective and gets the brain to recognise the circuits that are weakened in a prioritised manner, and in doing so move the body back towards appropriate (optimum) function for the individual.
How Does it Do This?
Through the principle of neuroplasticity as explained in the video at the top of the page.