There was a time not all that long ago when people — and the cultures in which they thrived — fully realized the interconnectedness of all things in their daily lives. This applied not only to nature and community, but to individuals themselves, who understood they are made up of many interlacing parts.
If one of those parts is sick and not working properly, the others are affected. Almost like a butterfly effect for the human body. But somehow this innate wisdom eroded over the years, especially in western medicine, and it’s manifesting in a society that is unwell.
To put it mildly.
While it’s often too daunting to confront the larger issues facing our planet, we can at least look a little closer to home — at ourselves. People these days are a mess, with physical ailments, emotional trauma, and spiritual roadblocks. We treat one component of a tripod that’s in disarray, often to the detriment of the others.
And that’s where NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) comes in. But what exactly is it?
“Want to understand NMT?” asks Gail Smithson, L.Ac., of the Smithson Clinic, laughing. “How comprehensive is your understanding of the universe and consensual reality? ‘Cause that’s what it’s about. It’s based on the notion of non-duality.”
“NMT works with the body’s innate ability to heal,” he explains. “Your body has infinite intelligence, and NMT basically activates that intelligence through muscle testing and response.”
In essence, your body knows better than you do. It realizes that if one area is out of synch, often all areas are out of synch.
This particular system of health care was developed by Dr. Leslie S. Feinberg of Oregon, a result of many years studying numerous methods of energetic medicine. It’s rooted in these methods, and intertwined with accepted principles of western science — neurophysiology, physiology, psychology — and traditional Chinese medicine concepts. Feinberg basically postulates that illness is caused by confusion in the body’s internal control center, the Autonomic Control System (ACS), which makes it nearly impossible to regulate the body to a healthy state.
This confusion can be caused by allergies, toxic agents, errors in sensitivity settings, environmental chemicals and pernicious synaptic patterns (PSPs). What NM T attempts to do is correct the confusion, calm the system, by reintegrating all parts of what make up a human being, including mind, body and spirit.
This is done through muscle response testing and verbal or non-verbal semantic questions and statements. The process is often further augmented with gentle stimulation of vertebral segments, specific breathing patterns and other sensory stimuli.
It’s a whole-body treatment system, and Smithson says that just about all conditions can be helped by NMT.
Let the healing begin.