what is net
NET stands for Neuro Emotional Technique, a fantastic tool that helps our patients process and release stress-related issues. It was recently featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and has also been validated by numerous research studies. In the most recent study, brain regions involved with traumatic memories and distress (such as the brainstem, insula, anterior cingulate gyrus, and parahippocampus) were identified to have significantly reduced activity after the NET intervention. The study also found that a brief therapeutic course (3 to 5 visits) of the NET intervention reduced reactivity in the autonomic nervous system, with participants reporting they had diminished distress, improved emotional self-regulation, and an overall improvement in the quality of their life.
NET has been featured in our practice for 11 years, and has benefited patients from age 4-90. It can be used on both acute and chronic body issues, as well as mental health issues like anxiety, depression, phobias and compulsive disorders.
Dr. Akemi is a certified Level 2 NET practitioner and assists in coaching in NET certification programs.
Dr. Akemi has developed a methodology in which she uses biofeedback via a functional neurology manual muscle test to investigate whether a patient’s genetic expression is being affected by a stress response. She uses the NET as a therapeutic intervention to help the patient’s nervous system release the stress response. Patients are reporting great improvement in various aspects of their lives, including benefiting more from their supplementation program, as well as overall quality of life.
“I did something to my back in a workout. I’d done it before, and knew it might take 2-3 weeks to resolve. Two to three weeks went by and became four to six weeks with no sign of letting up. I was very stiff in the morning, which is workout time, and that was limited, and very frustrating. I couldn’t pick up the cat and then bend over and put him down. I had to bend my knees and then just drop him. Hurt to sit, hurt to get up, in my low back and into my hips. Doing chiropractic, doing massage, doing stretches, doing ice, doing evil bone water, doing CBD roller. Relief, if at all, was fleeting. We worked on it once, and you said at the time it might not do the full trick, and some acupuncture might be needed. At next visit, you reassessed, and turns out NET was needed. This was the first time I’d done NET on anything other than a bodily system (e.g., hormones, cardiac, etc.), so you can’t really “feel” it, and it was the first time I ever had a noticeable WOW factor. The next day it was already better, but the day after that, it was like 85% better and a few days after that it was 90% better! There was no other intervention or change, and no doubt in my mind that it was the NET. After dealing with this for at least 6 or 7 weeks, I have to say I feel such a sense of gratefulness and relief! If I got relief this noticeable from NET on an issue of physical pain, it’s making me rethink the impact it has likely been having on parts of me I can’t “feel.” J.F.