Wellness–that’s a popular word these days. But how many of us have really experienced this lovely and sometimes elusive quality of life? How could we deﬁne it?
Some might say it’s being healthy—not sick or diseased. Others say it involves having a day free of aches and pains. Or, we could deﬁne “wellness” as having a good environment in which to live, or by having a happy and successful love relationship. Fulﬁlling work life is also a potential element. What about our ability to take better care of ourselves? And could it be something as fundamentally simple as having enough mental, spiritual, and emotional energy to carry out the day’s endeavors in a positive and cheerful way?
In the mid ‘90s, a group of researchers from University of California Irvine set out to deﬁne that quality of life we call “wellness” . This was a landmark study: never before had there been a university-caliber study on this subject.
Network Spinal Analysis was in its early years at that time, not even 10 years old, but practice members and practitioners who had been utilizing Network on a regular basis had individually and collectively noticed speciﬁc beneﬁcial changes occurring in their lives. So much so, that this group of researchers chose that early Network practice member population as a basis for this study!
The ﬁrst study was somewhat of a “ﬁshing expedition”. The researchers compiled a group of markers that could potentially deﬁne “wellness”. Those elements included items such as fewer headaches, back aches, and easier periods for women; more satisfying relationships relative to home, personal, work, family, etc.; changes people experienced in their ability to take better care of themselves concerning nutrition, exercise, stress, and personal habits; and the ability to change addictive behaviors
These questions were presented as a retrospective study to over 2,500 people. The results were astonishing! The overall average of change was an increase in the positive markers to the POWER of 2.8! (Remember your algebra? Not TIMES 2.8, but an exponential increase to the power of 2.8!)
Needless to say, this initial study garnered enough attention to warrant an additional study using stronger research methods. And this is exactly what happened. The next study utilized the same markers, but was a longitudinal study over a two-year period. Different practice members were tracked, beginning with interviews before a person began Care, and followed those individuals over time as their neural strategies increased and developed. Approximately 750 people completed the two-year study period.
The second study was even more surprising than the ﬁrst. This time, the improvements were veriﬁed to have changed to the power of 3!!
Those of us in the Network community cherish this core element, this wellness quality, of Network Care. We commonly expect to live a life ﬁlled with positive attitudes and beneﬁcial relationships, excellent mental and spiritual health, greater joy and less stress, and are blessed with lives that embody the wonderful beneﬁts of having an energy-rich life!!
Come and see for yourself what Network Spinal Analysis can mean for you!