In 1978 Dr. Carl Ferreri, a chiropractic physician from New York, further developed the basic concepts of Applied Kinesiology and several other chiropractic techniques into an eclectic protocol he named Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.) . His theme was nothing is impossible; as it relates to the central nervous system and body’s ability to heal itself. His passion was helping the developmentally delayed especially Down Syndrome and many other debilitating conditions of both children and adults. His knowledge of the human body, neural function and energy medicine was that of a genius in not only in knowledge but also in clinical practice.
The founding neurological principle behind N.O.T. is the evaluation and therapeutic reintegration of aberrations in the Vestibular System and its effects on walking Gait, Central and Peripheral Nervous System.
Neural Organization Technique focuses on prenatal and neonatal neurological development, i.e. our primitive reflex systems. The theory and basis of N.O.T. is looking at these primitive reflexes as fundamental neurological pathways which can be inappropriately retained and or developmentally incomplete. Encouraging and resetting these retained reflexes to full maturity is a primary objective and the basis for our success with this methodology.
These primitive structures are best categorized and described as they relate to our survival; Fight/Flight, Feeding, Reproduction, and Immune systems. These survival systems are universal and basically the same in all forms of life. The challenge in Neural Organization Technique and many other healing arts is working with these systems to obtain diagnostic information and a therapy that offers predicable results in an efficient and cost effective manner.
The purpose of Neural Organization Technique is to re-establish optimal neural function by resetting neural pathways and undoing compensatory states. By restoring neural function back to its original state, the concept of rehabilitation and or retraining is no longer the highest priority. An optimally functioning nervous system allows the body to heal from acute or chronic illness and traumas at maximum efficiency and at the same time raises our vitality and improves longevity. This is what makes N.O.T. special within the healing arts community.