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Neuro-Auricular Technique utilizes a glass probe, a glass eye dropper, essential oil roll-on's or your finger-tip to apply Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to the spinal column and occipital ridge to reconnect the synapses of the brain and upper spine restoring nerve functioning in the brain and spinal cord which alleviates illness. Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT), originated by Gary Young was to place oils precisely on the reflex points of the ear with a glass probe. This application of NAT on the spine delivers therapeutic grade essential oils directly to the nerves to correct imbalances in the nerve functions from the brain to the spinal cord and to all organs and tissues.
NAT has been used at the Nova Vita Clinic in Guayaquil, Ecuador regularly as taught by Gary Young and has shown amazing results reversing the effects for issues such as Parkinson's Disease by applying Frankincense, Valerian, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood and Sandalwood therapeutic grade essential oils in the NAT procedure.
This technique has exciting potential for addressing all types of issues especially auto-immune and neurological issues when you understand how the nerves from the spinal column deliver messages to the entire body in combination with knowledge of the chemical constituents and how therapeutic grade essential oils work. I am truly excited to offer NAT as a service to help people reverse these conditions.
*Theory and Purpose of NAT:
The purpose of the Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) is to jump-start and reconnect all of the synapses of the brain and upper spine, particularly in the locus ceruleus and vagal ganglia. The technique is applied along the occipital ridge, particularly focusing on the medullar area (center depression at base of skull) and along each vertebra of the cervical spine (the 7 vertebrae between the skull and shoulders that comprise the neck).
There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves. These are nerves that emanate directly from the brain and not from the spinal cord. The first 8 pairs go to the eyes and tear ducts, ears, nose, tongue, facial and chewing muscles, lips, mouth, teeth, and salivary glands. There are 4 pairs that extend from the brain to the throat, larynx, lungs, heart, liver, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, and shoulders that extend down and out between the top four cervical vertebrae which comprises the vagal complex. The fact that there is a pair of cranial nerves directly from the brain to the muscles of the shoulders explains why tense shoulders can lead to headaches while stress in the brain (worry, anxiety, fear, etc.) can cause tense shoulders.
Notice the chemistry of the oils Gary has chosen for NAT. Frankincense is mostly monoterpenes (for balancing and reprogramming). Valerian, Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood are all mostly sesquiterpenes (for oxygenation of the brain and ganglia and for deleting misinformation at the level of cellular DNA). Roman Chamomile is mostly esters (for emotional releasing).
The locus ceruleus is a mass of more than 1000 nerves at the base of the brain, highly pigmented as a bluish bundle of nerves. Hence, its name: "Locus" means
"location." "Ceruleus" means "sky blue." The locus ceruleus is the central switching station of the body. Every nerve impulse controlling our voluntary muscles as well as our organs passes through this master control station. A principal purpose of NAT is to make sure this vital nerve junction is fully functioning along with the rest of the brain.
The locus ceruleus or medulla is the only part of the brain that cannot be operated on surgically. It is the portal through which our vital life energy flows into the body maintaining physical life. If this energy flow is interrupted even for a split second by a surgeon's knife, or by anything else, our spirits are immediately disconnected from the body and jump into the next world, which is spiritual, not physical. In other words, physical death is instant.
The vagus nerve originates from four areas of the brain and exits through the vagal ganglion at the center of the base of the skull in the vicinity of the locus ceruleus (medulla). The vagus nerve has thirteen branches that go to all the vital organs of the body including the esophagus, larynx, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, large and small intestines, spleen, and kidneys. It is through the vagus nerve that the vital functions can still be maintained in a person even though they be quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down.
The vagus nerve is the largest of the twelve cranial nerves. It's name, "vagus," means "wanderer" because it wanders throughout the organs of the throat, chest, and abdomen as a direct wire to the brain in addition to the spinal nerves that also serve these body parts.
The vagus nerve is principally involved with parasympathetic activity, which is largely involuntary and often emotional. It regulates heartbeat, is involved with the release of tears in crying, controls digestion and peristalsis of the esophagus and intestines, production of many hormones, including insulin, control of sphincter muscles, ovarian and uterine function, prostate function, and sexual responsiveness. It is the parasympathetic system that functions during healing and is mainly involved with protection, conservation, and restoration of body resources and functions.
The purpose of NAT is to fully awaken and restore full capacity to the locus ceruleus and vagal ganglion at the base of the brain and to connect all of the synapses of the brain and upper spinal cord, thus creating an environment that facilitates optimal health, healing, and bodily function.
NAT can also be used for emotional release by using oils such as Rutavala and others, as Gary did in Ecuador at the February 2008 Seminar. In this instance, Gary focused mainly on probing the locus ceruleus and vagal ganglionic areas and also on the cervical vertebrae. However, depending on information received by the facilitator (Gary) from these probings, Gary would move to other areas of the spine with different oils, including the sacrum and lower lumbar regions, according to where he felt led by the clients issues. The parasympathetic nerves of the body include, not only those originating in the brain such as the vagus nerve, but also the ganglionic centers of the sacrum.
According to Gary, the version of NAT given in these notes has been effective in correcting Parkinson's disease. In this application, Gary has also added Melissa Oil after Sandalwood as a seventh oil to apply with the probe in the same prescribed protocol.
The reason this technique could work for Parkinson's disease is because Parkinson's is due to failure of the locus ceruleus to properly process neural messages and of the vagal ganglion to properly transmit its electrical signals. Since NAT is designed to restore normal vagus nerve function as well as that of the locus ceruleus, the symptoms of Parkinson's could reasonably be expected to be reduced or disappear altogether when these two neural organs regain their healthy normal function.
At this time, medical authorities refer to Parkinson's as "idiopathic," which is the medical term for "cause unknown." Doctors understand why compromise of the vagal ganglion and locus ceruleus regions would result in the classic symptoms of Parkinson's: viz. uncontrollable tremors, stiffness of limbs, spinal rigidity, emotional instability, drooling, and the stooped postures of a typical Parkinson's victim, but donít know the root causes of why these nerve centers, themselves, stop functioning properly.
As for proximal causes, Parkinson's disease can follow bouts of acute encephalitis, carbon monoxide exposure, or metallic poisoning, as well as a consequence of some prescriptions, especially Reserpine and phenothiazine drugs. However, while knowing a proximal cause can lead to measures of prevention, such knowledge becomes less important if you know a cure. In fact, knowing a cure can reveal, not only a proximal cause, but a deeper root of the problem.
In addition to possible benefits for Parkinson's sufferers, the nature of NAT also suggests that there may be benefits for any condition or malady due to malfunctions in the nerve centers of the locus ceruleus and vagal ganglion. Many neurological disorders originating from these centers could potentially benefit from NAT.
*Reprinted from The Raindrop Messenger, a free eline newsletter, with permission from Dr. David Stewart. To subscribe or download back issues, visit www.RaindropTraining.com.
The NAT Technique can also be used to relax the central nervous system using different oils and blends for those who are anxious or experience anxiety.
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