Network Spinal Analysis

3“Wellness is that state in which you are relatively invincible, nothing can ruin your day, you feel alive, vital and confident, and experience a high state of well-being.”

-Dr. Donny Epstein

Network care is the modern antidote to chronic pain, stubborn health problems, stress, tension, and life overwhelm. Its many benefits have been well documented by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and at the University of Southern California and are summarized below.

Dr. Donald Epstein developed Network Spinal Analysis™ in the early 1980’s to help patients resolve pain, strain, stress, and tension patterns. These tension patterns occur when the spinal cord and spinal nerves are stretched, torqued, compressed, or impinged. This tension is made worse by mental, emotional, and chemical stress in our bodies.

In Network Chiropractic, Dr. Lyon seeks to understand the physical, emotional and mental factors related to the tension pattern and then find the specific points on the spine that will help the body resolve its tension using extremely light pressure. Traditional chiropractic attempts to mechanically adjust or align the spine through manipulation (cracking, popping and twisting) of the vertebra. In our office, there is no twisting, popping or cracking required to experience dramatic results.

There are five measurable and reliable outcomes with Network care in our office:

· Improvements in physical wellbeing

· Improvements in emotional and mental well being

· Improvements responses to stress

· Improved life enjoyment

· Improved overall quality of life

The Scientific Evidence for Network Care:

Research, in conjunction with noted neurobiologists, at the Medical College at the University of California, Irvine studied almost 3,000 people receiving Network care around the world. The study found that Network Care is associated with statistically significant improvement in people’s Health Related Quality of Life. People report sweeping, across the board positive outcomes relative to their: Physical Well-Being, Stress Levels, Emotional and Psychological Well-Being, Life Enjoyment, Lifestyle Changes and Overall Quality of Life. Below are some of the self-reported life improvements from individuals who participated in this monumental research study.

Improved physical well-being:

  • Improved flexibility of the spine
  • More energy, less fatigue
  • Fewer colds or flu
  • Fewer headaches
  • Reduced pain

Less Stress relative to:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Health
  • General well-being
  • Coping with daily problems
  • Family & significant relations
  • Work

Improved emotional and psychological well-being:


  • Positive feelings about self
  • Decreased moodiness and angry outbursts
  • Less depression, more interest in life
  • Fewer concerns about small things
  • Improved ability to think and concentrate
  • Improved ability to stay on task
  • Less distress about physical pain

Life enjoyment:

  • Experience of relaxation and well- being
  • Positive feelings about self
  • Interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Feeling open when relating to others
  • Confidence in dealing with adversity
  • Compassion for others

Lifestyle changes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Tai Chi/Yoga
  • Meditation/Prayer
  • Relaxation/Self-hypnosis
  • Health foods/Vitamins
  • Vegetarian/Partial vegetarian
  • Less use of prescription medications

Overall quality of life—improvement relative to:

  • Personal life & Life as a whole
  • Extent one adapts to change
  • Overall contentment with life
  • Significant other
  • Job, actual work done
  • Co-workers
  • Physical appearance

In addition to these remarkable benefits, two unique wave patterns develop in the spine during this work that have a remarkable healing effect on the body. The wave patterns that occur during a Network entrainment are the focus of several research papers by French mathematician professor Edmund Jonckheere. Professor Jonckheere is currently exploring the relationship between the “wave” created in Network Spinal Analysis and the energy-efficiency and adaptability of the nervous system at the University of Southern California.



1. A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life – Robert H Blanks, Ph.D., Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D., Marnie Dobson, MA Journal for Vertebral Subluxation Research Volume 1, Number 4 , 1997 p.15-31

2. Wellness Lifestyles I: A Theoretical Framework Linking Wellness, Health Lifestyles, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Schuster O, Dobson M, , Juaregui M, Blanks R. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 10, Number 2, 2004, pp. 349–356

3. Wellness Lifestyles II: Modeling the Dynamic of Wellness, Health Lifestyle Practices, and Network Spinal Analysis™. Schuster O, Dobson M, , Juaregui M, Blanks R. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 10, Number 2, 2004, pp. 349–356

4. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn, and V Mahajan, ChorSensor – An array of non intensive sEMG electrodes, The 13th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR 13) Conference, Long Beach, CA, January 26-29, 2005.

5. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn, Spatiotemporal analysis of an electrophysiological wave phenomenon. International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Network and Systems, Leuven, Belgium, July 5-9 2004.

6. S Bohacek and EA Jonckheere. Chaotic Modeling in network spinal analysis: preliminary report: Nonlinear canonical correlation with alternating conditional expectation. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2(4)L188-195, December 1998

7. EA Jonckheere, P Lohsoonthorn. Nonlinear Switching dynamics in surface electromyography of the spine. In Conference on Physics and Control, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003. Submitted

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