Neuro Emotional Technique
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a psychotherapeutic/chiropractic system that combines a number of techniques and principles from traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic and applied kinesiology.[not in citation given] It is an holistic approach to well-being focusing on imbalances in the structure of the skeletomuscular system, unresolved "negative emotional blocks", toxins in the body, and deficiencies in nutrition.
NET describes "negative emotional complexes" (NEC) as being stored in the body, and claims to help release or resolve them. It was originally formulated by chiropractor Scott Walker in the early 1980s, and dealt primarily with vertebral subluxations. Scott Walker claims that NET is not a form of Psychotherapy even though it deals with emotional blocks. Anecdotally, patients reported they were less stressed, happier, and felt more at ease after treatment with NET. Some reports in the chiropractic literature support the effectiveness of NET.
NET bases assessments of the structure,[clarification needed] toxins, nutrition, and emotions of a patient on applied kinesiology (muscle testing). Applied Kinesiology has been criticized on theoretical and empirical grounds  as a pseudoscience.
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When used to treat emotional trauma in a group of seven cancer patients, improvements of up to 88% were shown in symptom reduction.[unreliable medical source?] Another study found NET provided improvements in chronic neck pain sufferers over a control group receiving a sham protocol of NET.[unreliable medical source?] Another study found that following NET treatment a professionally diagnosed case of Separation Anxiety Disorder was no longer present, though further research is needed to validate any causal relationship.[unreliable medical source?]
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