What is Neural Organization Technique?
Neural Organization Technique is a specialised branch of Kinesiology which works through the central nervous system to restore structural, bio-chemical and emotional balance. This discipline works with neurological priority systems. It uses acupressure, reactive muscle monitoring and co-ordinated respiration to address areas of concern.
Our neural organisation is what enables us to survive and function in every possible situation. It is self-healing, self-regulating and self-perpetuating but it can be thrown off balance by physical or emotional trauma or poor diet. To minimise damage and protect the body, there are 3 primal defence systems which the body employs when threatened in any way. The reactive muscle system of survival is designed to hold the skull and spine together and, literally, keep the head on the body when struck or injured, physically or emotionally. The dural defence system, in conjunction with the TMJ complex, acts to provide a protective cushion for the brain and the fascial defence systems causes a contraction of the skin and spine, forcing blood towards the muscles. All of the above in turn can result in a compromise of the internal systems of digestion, circulation, endocrine as well as immune responses as a person literally becomes locked into fight-or-flight.
In layman’s terms… Imagine yourself as an extraordinary computer, using the most advanced technologies in computer design. Your nervous system is the operating software. It keeps you functioning to optimum standards. Your digestive, endocrine and immune systems are the specialised programs, each one essential to a specific task. Your muscular and skeletal structure is the output, allowing your body to do the “talking”. Now, consider what would result if damage occurred to the programs! The first program errors might be imperceptible. However, compensating for those errors would soon lead to complications. Eventually you would have to make some serious corrections. You might even require a technician to reprogram a whole series of commands – and this is what an N.O.T practitioner does!
Trying to address structural or functional difficulties without addressing the relevant neurological short-circuiting is like changing a light bulb when the real problem is that you have blown a fuse.