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What is Network Spinal Analysis and how is it different from traditional chiropractic methods?

What can I expect on a typical visit to Illuminare Wellness?

Can I expect results right away?

How can I be sure your process will work for me?

What conditions/symptoms can you help with?

How often will I need to come in to get results?

What scientific evidence do you have that your methods work?

How is Illuminare Wellness different from other clinics offering Network Spinal Analysis in New York City?

I’ve suffered from back pain for years.  Can this help me?  What would you suggest?

I’ve suffered from headaches for years. I’ve tried numerous doctors and none of the medications they’ve prescribed have helped. Can you help?

Between running my company and trying to spend quality time with my family, I am overwhelmed. How can your programs help relieve me of this stress?

I work at a computer all day and I have constant neck pain. Can you help with this?

How much will it cost?

How can I be sure that your office will be a good fit for me?

 


 

What is Network Spinal Analysis and how is it different from traditional chiropractic methods?

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a method developed in the mid-1980’s by Dr. Donald Epstein to help patients resolve tension patterns which occur when the spinal cord is over-stretched during physical injury or when the body is under mental or emotional stress.

Instead of adjusting or aligning your spine through forceful manipulation, a NSA practitioner typically uses very light pressure on specific parts of your spine, called Spinal Gateways™. This causes a wave-like movement and breathing pattern to occur along your spine, releasing tension and helping your body de-stress, unwind and reset itself. No twisting, popping or cracking is necessary. Back to top

What can I expect on a typical visit to Illuminare Wellness?

At Illuminare Wellness in NYC we use a variety of ReOrganizational Healing technologies developed by Dr. Donald Epstein.  The technologies that we employ are the Network Spinal Analysis Entrainment; Somato Respiratory Integration, and ReOrganizational Healing procedures. A typical visit may include one or more than one of these technologies to help you ‘Experience, Expand and Exchange’™ to a healthier, happier, more expansive Self.

The Network Spinal Analysis Entrainments help to develop a wave-like deepening of your breath and a subtle rocking of your spine.  These rhythms will synchronize to help release tension in your body and reset the Fight-or-Flight mechanism.

You’ll be fully clothed, lying face-down on a table while Dr. Abate evaluates your spine and muscles, assesses your posture and breathing patterns. Then, he’ll use gentle pressure on specific points along your spine to help develop the tension-releasing Network Wave. A typical entrainment visit lasts about 20 minutes and will leave you feeling more relaxed, energized and at peace.

You may also experience Somato Respiratory Integration.  This particular technology teaches you specific body-mind SRI exercises based on whatever is going on with you. There are 12 SRI exercises and you’ll learn how to use each of them on your own to accelerate your progress.

You may also experience our unique E³ Coaching™.  This program is uniquely tailored to you and your current health and life goals. Back to top

Can I expect results right away?

You can expect to immediately feel more relaxed, loose and flexible in your body. You will then notice your breathing will become deeper and easier. Most patients report that their pain and tension levels were significantly reduced within a short period of time.

However that is just the tip of the iceberg. At Illuminare Wellness we are committed to helping your body gain lifelong wellness skills. We do that by helping your body shift out of Fight-or-Flight mode.  When this begins to happen you will  experience more clarity, a sense of inner-calm and peace (regardless of what is going on in your life) and a pleasant elongation of your spine as the Network wave moves through resetting your body. This is the beginning of the many life-changing benefits Illuminare Wellness has to offer. Back to top

How can I be sure your process will work for me?

The best way to find out if our process will work for you is just to try it out. We’ve worked with thousands of people around the world and in most cases people begin to feel positive changes within several visits, and many times even after just one visit. We do our best to educate you about what is happening and we’ll explain in detail what you can expect and how long it will take to reach your goals. Although the NY state licensing board doesn’t permit us to guarantee results regarding specific symptoms, we’re confident that you’ll immediately know that you’re in the right place by the way you’re treated and by the way you feel after the sessions. Back to top

What conditions/symptoms can you help with?

NSA, SRI, or E³ Coaching™ are not considered a “treatment” or “therapy.” However, by releasing tension from the spine and helping the nervous system adapt to stress more effectively, our unique process has helped thousands of people globally experience relief or improvement in the following areas:

→ Low back pain
→ Whiplash
→ Asthma
→ Neck pain
→ Torticollis
→ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
→ Tension Headaches
→ Headaches
→ Attention Deficit Disorder
→ TMJ
→ Migraines
→ Depression
→ Disc Herniation
→ Muscle Spasms
→ Anxiety
→ Disc Injuries
→ Muscle Strains
→ Fibromyalgia
→ Bulging Discs
→ Sciatica
→ Chronic Fatigue
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How often will I need to come in to get results?

We don’t believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach, Our recommendations will depend on your body’s current condition, your lifestyle and your overall health and wellness objectives.  During your initial visits we’ll evaluate your specific situation and decide together which program is the best fit for you, or we’ll create a customized program to meet your specific needs. Back to top

What scientific evidence do you have that your methods work?

Network Spinal Analysis is a cutting-edge methodology at the frontier of bodymind research.

A retrospective study of over 2,800 people conducted through UC Irvine Medical College documented significant improvements in quality of life in the majority of people receiving Network Chiropractic care, and the wave patterns that occur during an NSA entrainment are the focus of a number of research papers by French mathematician professor Edmund Jonckheere and his colleagues in the USC Department of Engineering. 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. Find out more about The Science behind NSA. Back to top

How is Illuminare Wellness different from other clinics offering Network Spinal Analysis in New York City?

We provide the most comprehensive care available in New York City. Our goal is to help you simplify your life, to support your growth and to help you create and sustain well being long-term.  Illuminare Wellness is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown. Of the several Network Chiropractic and Network Spinal Analysis New York City, we  bring over 22 years of experience, serving thousands of individuals globally, with each treatment session .

Dr. Louis Abate was hand picked by Dr. Donald Epstein to be a member of his international teaching staff and international Transformational Gate staff. There are only a handful of Network clinics around the world that offer this level of combined expertise in teaching and practice experience!

We also teach Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) exercises as part of our program curriculum and Dr. Abate, who is a member of the International SRI teaching staff, is an expert in this area.

We also provide educational seminars and interactive workshops, many at no additional cost, on a regular basis to help you get the most out of your care with us. We actively research other wellness-enhancing products and services and update you as we find out about them. Back to top

I’ve suffered from back pain for years. Can this help me? What would you suggest?

Back pain, especially chronic back pain, is rarely a one-cause one-cure situation. There are many factors that can contribute to ongoing back pain, including unresolved physical injuries, emotional and mental stress.

Rather than just giving you a twist or a pop for temporary relief, we suggest a holistic approach that will help you identify and change the patterns that are contributing to your back pain.

Through low force Network Spinal Analysis “entrainments” (a unique method that promotes a spontaneous wave-like release of tension within the spine) and a specific series of exercises called Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI), along with our E³ Coaching™ we’ll help you release tension and connect to the underlying source of your pain so that you can truly resolve it. Back to top

I’ve suffered from headaches for years. I’ve tried numerous doctors but none of the medications they’ve prescribed have helped. Can you help?

Although we don’t claim to diagnose and directly treat symptoms, we’ve worked with hundreds of patients from New York to Boston and all around the world with many types of headaches, ranging from tension headaches to migraines, with positive results. In most cases the severity and frequency of the headaches significantly diminishes, or the headaches vanish altogether.

Medications only provide temporary relief for headaches. We seek to understand the factors contributing to your headaches and help you make the necessary life changes to keep the headaches from recurring. Our experience has shown us that headaches, like all other pain signals, are a sign that your body is asking for a change in your behavior, your perceptions or the structures in your body and life.

So, we focus on helping you develop the awareness while discovering the resources to change the way you’re interacting with your body and living your life. The by-product of the lifestyle changes that you make is often a headache-free experience. Back to top

Between running my company and trying to spend quality time with my family, I am overwhelmed. How can your programs help relieve me of this stress?

The stress over having too much to do and not enough time to do it is epidemic in our culture. Consistently high stress levels freeze the body in a Fight-or-Flight mode, tightening muscles, rounding shoulders, making breathing shallow, and limiting blood and oxygen to the parts of your brain and body that are responsible for relaxation, revitalization, creativity and growth.

We find that a busy life is typically not the problem. The problem is your inability to shift gears and unhook or reset from the stress-causing factors that are overwhelming you.

Our programs can help you release tension from your body and learn how to respond to and manage the stress that you’re under without constantly carrying it within you. Expect to work with us about twice a week for 8 weeks to get the ball rolling. We’ll help you release tension from your spine and nervous system, teach you helpful exercises and give you plenty of recommendations to decrease your stress levels quickly and naturally. Back to top

I work at a computer all day and I have constant neck pain. Can you help with this?

When it comes to their computer station, most people have a far from optimal ergonomic setup. In fact, we find that even people with excellent workstations often get neck and back pain from long hours in front of the screen.

The problem is that most people either aren’t aware of, or just outright ignore their body’s cues and the feedback telling them to move, stretch or reposition themselves. They regularly push through to finish a project, even though their bodies are building up considerable tension in the process.

Our solution is to help you get connected to and in-tune with your body’s cues and feedback that you’re able to stay present and attentive to the exact positions you need to be in.

Instead of staying static at your desk and needing neck pain to let you know that you’re not being attentive to your body, with our care, you’ll be able to stay fluid, flexible and free instead. Back to top

How much will it cost?

The Initial Office Visit consists of two forty-five minute appointments.  Here you will sit down with Dr. Abate and have a thorough one-on-one consultation, we will go through your past medical and family history, you will receive an extensive spinal exam, a second consultation where Dr. Abate will present his findings and recommendations, as well as your first treatment session. The cost is $325.  If you choose to continue care with us, our ongoing programs are actually very affordable, especially when you consider the potential cost of not doing anything proactive about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing.

For about the same amount per month as a monthly rail pass, our programs can help you get where you want to go in your life. We accept many types of insurance for the initial stages of care, and we’ll handle everything for you. Just present your insurance card at the time of your first visit. Back to top

How can I be sure that your office will be a good fit for me?

The only way for you to know for sure if our approach will be a good fit for you is to give it a try.

You can learn more about our approach and get a feel for our center by watching our introductory video.  Give us a call at 646-945-7370 to reserve your space.

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