What is Neurological Integration System, NIS?
Your brain is a powerful piece of machinery. At the center of your nervous system your brain controls all conscious actions, like your thoughts, feelings and memories. And it controls all automatic actions like your heartbeat, blood pressure, body temperature and breathing.
The NIS system bases its treatment method on the scientific principle that the brain governs ‘optimum health’ of all the body’s systems. As long as the neurology (brain) is communicating appropriately with the physiology (body), we should be operating at ‘optimum health’. NIS was discovered and developed by Dr. Allan K. Phillips, D.O. who practices in Auckland New Zealand. He teaches NIS to practitioners all over the world. Many M.D.'s in Germany use NIS as the primary diagnostic tool when treating their patients.
NIS (Neuro Integrated Systems) is a neurologically based treatment, (meaning based on brain interpretation of body function). NIS’s primary focus is to find out what is not integrating between human body and human brain. When we talk about integration we mean that the brain must form, coordinate, or blend information into a functioning response within the body. Everything that happens in the human body is governed by signals from the brain to every cell. Dr. Smart is determining if the signals from the brain are working properly to your glands/organs, tendons, joints, even between the left and right sides of your brain and the front and rear sides of your brain. These signals are meant to work in an endless loop of feedback allowing the brain to make the proper decisions when running the body. There are thousands upon thousands of these loops and from time to time these loops get short circuited. These loops are meant to ensure the proper function of any cell, tissue, organ, tendon, joint or parts of the brain at any given time of the day.
We have had great breakthroughs in scientific technology like X-ray, MRI and Laboratory tests, but in many cases these tests do not give us any functional understanding of what has happened to these loops or “circuits”. NIS treatment involves using each individual person’s feedback system to determine what is going on with the brain; the “super computer” as it reasons, understands and sends signals to every cell. We do this by using sensory motor loops or a more known word would be kinesiology. When a person is asked to resist their arm to be pressed down a signal is sent to the motor cortex of the brain and the brain will tell the arm to resist the pressure locking the muscle out and making it strong. The reason why a muscle would go “weak” or not be able to lock out happens when the brain is met with a distraction if the brain is failing to understand feedback that is coming into or is going out to a particular cell in the body. The person will not be able to lock out their muscle. So with that your NIS practitioner is able to determine functionally that there is a breakdown between the brain and any of the bodies systems.
When we identify a functional distraction in these feedback loops or “circuits” within the nervous system by a person’s muscle going weak, we then can understand for that person, that those signals are not clearly understood by the brain. It is in “failure” and we won’t get proper interpretation of that signal. The brain gets confused as to what to do with that particular cell, organ, gland, tendon, joint, bone, or even within the brain itself.
NIS is focused on finding out for each individualized person what is going on in their body at the cellular level and how to reintegrate the failed circuit to form functioning feedback loops again.
People ask how do these circuits get blown?
There are many factors that can cause these loops to no longer function properly. They range from trauma, toxins, stress, pathologies, and immune challenges just to name a few.
As we go about our daily lives we are exposed to different types of stresses.
When we push a Ligament too far, other muscles and Tendons support it to prevent any serious damage
When we have a argument with a friend or spouse our body is designed to not become
When we are exposed to a virus our bodies are designed to quickly start producing antibodies to annihilate the infection. For the most part our bodies are designed to attack these invaders.
But from time to time these stresses can push you past your usual ‘tolerance’ level – causing the signal between brain and body to become disconnected or "short-circuited". And because there an interference and the signal is not getting through, your brain no longer has complete control of that particular area of your (body).
When an area of your body is no longer controlled by the brain, it will stop functioning to its optimum and you then begin to experience symptom/s. (There are over 600,000 possible symptoms that the body is capable of!)
Symptoms are your body's way of saying that things are not working as they should be or to ‘optimum health’.
But sometimes these stresses can push us past our usual 'tolerance'...So now when are exposed to the same stresses....
When we push a ligament too far... we end up with a torn ligament.
When we have a argument... our blood pressure can be effected, causing increased stress on our heart.
When we are exposed to a bacteria... if our brain is not in control of our immune system our antibodies are not dispatched in time to fight the virus now we get the flu.
The NIS system uses latest scientific research to ‘tap’ into the intelligence of your brain to identify which signals are not getting though. By restoring these pathways, your (body) will come back under the control of your (brain).
When this happens the effected areas of your body are able to be returned to there optimum potential. And so the symptom/s you are experiencing will in turn resolve.
How are your problems addressed?
NIS uses a specific set of treatment protocols to assess the brain circuitry and if it is communicating with the parts of the body these circuits connect with. The protocol is like a checklist, you could think of it like a checklist your mechanic using when servicing you car for it's 90,000 mile check-up. Each check is performed and it is a pass or fail system, much like the car inspection checklist.
What does NIS Treat?
Aging (arthritis / joint degeneration/ osteoporosis)
Asthma (respiratory complaints affecting both children & adults)
Children (re flux/ colic/ ear infections/ asthma)
Chronic fatigue (ME)
Circulation (blood pressure)
Depression (anxiety, stress)
Learning / behavioral (ADHD/ ADD/ dyslexia/ hyperactivity/ Asperger/ dysphagia)
Men’s health (fertility/ prostrate)
Neurological Injury (trauma)
Skin problems (eczema/ dermatitis/ psoriasis)
Sleep disorders (insomnia/ apnea/ tiredness)
Sports (injuries/ training)
Viruses/ immunity (colds & flu)
Women’s health (fertility/ PMT/ menopause/ pregnancy)