What is an Entrainment?
A regular chiropractic treatment using the modality of NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) is known as an “Entrainment”.
Your body contains an autonomic mechanism that synchs you up with strong, external rhythms, pulses or beats, a phenomenon known as entrainment. Actually we entrain to the rhythms around us all the time, although we are not aware of it most of the time.
The relationship between the external rhythms and your inner rhythms or pulses is inseparable. In fact, our internal rhythms will speed up or slow down to match a stronger external rhythm. Here’s proof: Try counting your heart beat or breathing rate when you’re stuck in traffic, around noisy machinery, or listening to loud rock music. Then count your heart rate or breathing rate when you’re sitting quietly on a beach or listening to peaceful music in a quiet surrounding.
Other examples of entrainment include:
When a musician has the audience spellbound, he or she has entrained them into the rhythm.
A charismatic preacher can do the same with his congregation.
When you meditate in a group, you feel the increased “strength” of the experience.
Participating in an exercise class doing aerobics to up tempo music.
When young women become roommates, they often start getting their periods at the same time.
In physics there is less energy used when 2 objects are entrained with each other. In other words, we expend less energy when we are in step with the surrounding energy or we expend a lot more energy when we are not in sync with the greater surrounding energy. So we need to speed up if we need to work or if the energy of work is fast, but also need to be able to slow down when we come home or when its not needed. Unfortunately most of us don’t do that.
When you entrain to a hectic pace, however, it contributes to making you feel exhausted and spent . Our genes are not programmed to function at such a fast pace and we don’t know how to slow down, how to get our body rhythms to entrain at a slower rhythm. Most people don’t realize how detrimental it is to move so fast and try to accomplish so much so quickly—because the faster and more accomplished you are these days, the more society rewards you.
What to do?
You use less energy when you’re in sync with the surrounding energy; you use more when you’re out of sync. It’s ok to speed up during the day if you have a fast-paced career, but you need to slow down when you return home. You need to teach the body to slow down, to relax, to recover, to stimulate the parasympathetic system (your natural relaxation response). Here is where we step in….
When you visit to have your “Entrainment”, we are teaching your body to create greater and quicker flexibility and adaptability between having a fast paced life during the day, and a being able to switch off, and regenerate during the evening, and during the night.
How many times have we all upgraded our laptops, mobile phones, televisions, internet connection, for a faster, more effective technology?
How many times have you upgraded your nervous system (your bodies own internal operating system)?
We are living our 21st century lives with internal operating systems that are thousands of years old, and expecting our bodies to keep up with the demand. An entrainment is like an upgrade. We are helping our bodies, and nervous systems (our own internal operating system) to become more in sync with our surroundings, and become more efficient at changing pace, from our fast paced daytime activities to our slow nighttime rest. We then have a better chance of being able to reset and regenerate, which then frees up more energy for us to be able to use during the day.