Neural Organisational Technique (N.O.T)
N.O.T is a very powerful technique wherein its originator, Dr. Carl Ferreri, used muscle response testing to find the basic sequences or “programs” that we are all built with on a primitive level.
It encompasses knowledge from chiropractic, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and more. What is unique to Dr. Ferreri’s work is that he has found order in the system so that there is very little guesswork in making corrections. The protocols for correcting the body are to be done in a specific sequence every time on every person. It is as if someone has found the owner’s manual for the basic neurology of the human body and the reflexes to correct and reset it.
For example, one can reprogram an immune system by correcting a sequence of 15 to 18 reflexes on the body in about 5 minutes. To demonstrate the specificity of the technique, one can then reverse the sequence and recreate the faulty immune system for demonstration purposes. We can do this with the hormonal programs, scoliosis, learning disabilities, etc. This is a very powerful, very specific and very encompassing technique that takes only 30 to 90 minutes to complete all corrections! It is accomplished with very low force, and once it is done, the body can hold corrections much more effectively as its previously disorganised pattern has been rebooted and reset.
Every condition known to man involves nervous system disorganization at a base causative level. Therefore, one of the primary treatments in correcting any condition would be to correct and reorganize the nervous system using this technique before continuing with another modality. The body is organized functionally into four primal survival systems which are generally known as the feeding, fight/flight, reproduction and immune systems. All physiological, neurological, vegetative and cognitive activities must function within or through these survival systems in an organized and integrated manner. In order for the body to survive, these systems must be organized within themselves first and then must be integrated and synchronized with each other. This organization is manifest through the integrated function of the central nervous system. Various kinds of stress including physical, emotional, chemical, or environmental trauma can, and many times do, interfere with the harmonious and organized function of these reflex systems and ultimately the central nervous system itself.
Neural Organization Technique (NOT), a non-invasive, kinesiologically-based treatment protocol, is designed to recognize any of the disorganizations that may be found within the neural programmes of these primal survival systems if damaged or otherwise compromised. The treatment protocols are then designed to specifically organize or reorganize a disorganized central nervous system. A disruption of the natural balance within these previously synchronized processes will cause a change in the electromagnetic (EM) field in various parts of the body. This EM change can then be measured, analyzed and treated. Homeostasis is then restored to the body by activating combinations of the known reflex systems, acupuncture meridians, muscle spindles, magnetic energy, cranial and spinal bone balances and nutrition which control these systems. The key to the success of this treatment protocol is that it recognizes the need for the specific organization and integration of all systems within the body.
The body is a totally integrated biological and energetic entity where everything affects everything else in one way or another and as the old song goes, the “head bone” is really connected to the “foot bone”. It is impossible to treat one part of the body without affecting or causing stress or change somewhere else in the body.
The list of conditions treated with this method almost reads like a pathology book because it is so diverse. This is because the treatment protocols are aimed at the neurological, physiological and energetic deficits which either cause or allow the condition or deficit to exist, and not necessarily at the condition itself. It doesn’t matter what you have or what you call it but rather why you have it. We don’t treat the disease but we do treat the causes.
Neural Organization Technique is unique in other ways not found in other treatment protocols. The NOT examination and treatment protocols take into account the body’s awareness of itself and the circumstances of life as it is lived. Eyes open and closed, light and dark and half-light conditions (dawn, dusk, etc) and various eye directions are a normal part of the usual examination and treatment procedures. Also considered are changing body positions (getting up from sitting or lying), cold, heat, walking, jumping, running, sitting in the car, etc. which very often influence the memory of the circumstances surrounding the condition. These circumstances, when included in the treatment protocol, are almost always key to successful treatment and usually make for rapid and successful conclusions to any condition.
Problems commonly addressed by NOT practitioners:
Grinding or clenching teeth, jaw tension/misaligned or clicking jaws
Chronic neck pain and whiplash injuries
Chiropractic adjustments that don’t hold
Acute or chronic back pain, disc degeneration, and sciatica
Arm, hand, leg, or foot pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Recurring ear and sinus infections
Tendonitis and muscle spasms
Tingling or numbness in the hands or legs
Hernias (both inguinal and hiatal)
Prostate hypertrophy (enlargement) and prolapsed uterus
Allergies/frequent colds and coughs
Immune and autoimmune disorders
Acid reflux, chronic gas bloating and belching
Female and male sexual problems
Concentration difficulties/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Chronic tiredness/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Vertigo, balance problems, motion sickness, difficulty with heights
Asthma/shortness of breath
Visual and hearing difficulties
Traumatic brain injury
The method of examination for all of the above is based on kinesiological concepts in which a strong muscle indicator [a muscle which can resist reasonable force on command] is used. This method accesses the body’s own knowledge of itself. If there is a functional or structural deficit anywhere in the body, there will be a change in the electromagnetic energy in that part or function. When that part or reflex area is touched by either the examiner or the patient there is a distraction to the overall energy field as the body tries to compensate for the change. This change is registered in the test muscle and the muscle momentarily weakens on stress.
The Interconnectedness of the Body
Nothing happens in or to the body without total body awareness of the incident. This awareness is communicated through an intact nervous system so that the body can accommodate the particular incident and can act appropriately to survive. As these systems are involved in our basic survival, they must also of necessity be reflex in nature, that is, automatic, needing no cognitive activity or training to function. Trauma in all of its possibilities can and does disrupt the neural programmes within these reflex systems which then send inappropriate signals to the body.
There is an axiom in neurology which is known as the ‘all or none’ rule.
If there is sufficient stimulation then that neurological program must fully activate and if not, it will not. Our research has identified the specific areas in or on the body which will activate the neural circuits within these programmes. They in turn control all possibilities including posture, gait, balance, movement, glandular, immune, digestive and cognitive functions.
A frequent question asked by both patients and doctors is “how long does it last?” If the corrections are made properly and completely, with all aspects of the body memory addressed, they may provide much more stability in improvement than techniques applied without addressing the body's faulty programs.
I personally use other techniques in the field of emotional and energetic healing to assist people in their return to wellness. Neural Organization Technique, however, must be done with every person to ensure that the body computer can hold onto the corrections, be they physical, emotional, or dietary.
There are less than 100 Neural Organization Technique doctors around the world and we have worked for years to decipher and correct the neural faults that appear specific to each and every condition known. We are all amazed at Dr. Ferreri’s genius at what he has created and I continue to follow in his pioneering footsteps by making myself available for treatments, lectures, research projects, and training.