Neural Organization Therapy

The body is a self-healing, self-regulating, self-perpetuating, integrated and organised Organism.  The principles of N.O.T are based on the primal survival systems of the species which, by their very nature, are inborn or innate, integrated and fully automatic from the beginning of life.

– Dr Carl A. Ferreri, D.C, Ph. C. SK. (founder of N.O.T.)

The body is very much like a finely tuned orchestra. When every instrument/muscle/joint etc is working in the correct way and sequence, this orchestra makes beautiful music – manifested by our ability to move, play, dance, work, do sports – all with complete ease, flexibility, and creative self-expression. And what facilitates this orchestra making such beautiful music, is of course, a magnificent conductor (nervous system) who can see the big picture, and knows just how each instrument blends with all the others to create that structural harmony! The nervous system not only gives us consciousness and cognitive capability, but oversees, monitors, and controls, or at least significantly influences, 100% of human physiological and structural processes. With the usual and unusual stresses that humans are exposed to many of our neurological reflexes become scrambled or out of sync with each other, leaving the orchestra without a conductor, without guidance as to the most efficient combinations of muscle/joint tension and co-ordination patterns to resist gravity.

What is N.O.T


The body is a totally integrated biological and energetic entity where everything affects everything else in one way or another and as the old song goes, the “head bone” is really connected to the “foot bone”. It is impossible to treat one part of the body without affecting or causing stress or change somewhere else in the body.


“Nothing happens in or to the body without total body awareness of the incident. This awareness is communicated through our highly intelligent Central Nervous System”


Neural Organization Therapy (N.O.T.) is a specialised branch of Kinesiology which works through the central nervous system to restore structural, bio-chemical and emotional balance.  N.O.T. is extremely powerful and incredibly effective in re-patterning and re-organising the Central Nervous System.  When the neurology is organised, messages going to and from the brain travel on their correct pathway to help reduce or eliminate many ailments such as; pain, illness, headaches, migraines, learning difficulties, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, behavioural problems, adrenal stress, immunity problems, hormone imbalances, scoliosis and much more. This provides an environment for effective thinking and processing, allowing the body to work in a more productive and stress free manner.


N.O.T is a non-invasive treatment protocol which is holistically physical and energetic and deals the Central Nervous System (CNS) to restore structural, bio-chemical and emotional disorganisation back to homeostasis. Every condition known to man involves nervous system disorganisation. Therefore, it only makes sense to treat the conditions of the nervous system first before continuing on with your kinesiology session.


The body is organised functionally into 4 primal survival systems which are generally known as the fight/flight, feeding, reproduction and immune systems. All physiological, neurological, vegetative and cognitive activities must function within or through these survival systems in an organised and integrated manner via the central nervous system. Various kinds of stress including physical, emotional, chemical, or environmental trauma can, and many times do, interfere with the harmonious and organised function of these reflex systems and ultimately the central nervous system itself. Our health depends on how well these systems are maintained and their ability to receive, process and respond to sensory information in a constantly changing environment of both internal and external stressors. A disruption of the natural balance within these previously synchronised processes will cause a change in the electromagnetic (EM) field in various parts of the body. Therefore, the treatment is designed to recognise any of the disorganisations that may be found within the neural programmes of the CNS and reorganise them. That’s when ‘homeostasis’ is restored to the body by activating combinations of the known reflex systems, acupuncture meridians, muscle spindles, magnetic energy, cranial and spinal bone balances and nutrition which control these systems.

Benefits of N.O.T

Adults and children can all benefit from the N.O.T.


The results of N.O.T. treatments can border on miraculous. The more severe the neurologic impairment, the more spectacular the results can be.


N.O.T. and kinesiology do not treat the disease but do treat the causes.


N.O.T. focuses on correcting problems before they manifest as a health problem. It attempts to treat the cause, the whole person, and work with what the body tells us is out of balance. If you have pain, the reason why you have pain is far more important than the fact that you do have pain. Pain is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong!


The list of conditions treated via N.O.T. are quite diverse because the treatment protocol is aimed at the neurological, physiological and energetic deficits which either cause or allow the condition or deficit to exist, and not necessarily at the condition itself. It doesn’t matter what you have or what you call it but rather why you have it.

N.O.T. addresses the following problems:


  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Emotional stress and anxiety clearing
  • Cranial / brain injuries
  • Chronic neck pain and whiplash injuries
  • Grinding or clenching teeth, jaw tension/misaligned or clicking jaws
  • Acute or chronic back pain, disc degeneration, and sciatica
  • Arm, hand, leg, or foot pains, tingling and numbness
  • Tendonitis and muscle spasms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Recurring ear and sinus infections
  • Vertigo, balance problems, motion sickness, difficulty with heights
  • Visual and hearing difficulties
  • Asthma/shortness of breath
  • Learning difficulties / Dyslexia
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Food sensitivities
  • Allergies
  • Acid reflux, chronic gas bloating and belching
  • Immune / autoimmune disorders
  • Digestive issues
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Hypoglycemia/Hyperglycemia/Diabetes
  • Frequent urination/incontinence
  • Female and male sexual problems
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Sleeping problems
  • Bed wetting
  • Hernias (both inguinal and hiatal)
  • Epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Hernias (both inguinal and hiatal)
  • Prostate hypertrophy (enlargement) and prolapsed uterus
  • Injury recovery
  • General wellbeing

N.O.T/Kinesiology Treatment Protocol


The method of examination for all of the above is based on kinesiological concepts in which a strong muscle indicator [a muscle which can resist reasonable force on command] is used as a very accurate diagnostic tool for neurological bio-feedback and allows for a continual monitor of the progress in the treatment procedure. If there is a functional or structural deficit anywhere in the body, there will be a change in the electromagnetic energy in that part or function. When that part or reflex area is touched by either the examiner or the patient there is a distraction to the overall energy field as the body tries to compensate for the change. This change is registered in the muscle test and the muscle momentarily weakens on stress. N.O.T. utilises Kinesiology muscle testing to ascertain and evaluate imbalances BEFORE and AFTER corrections are made to make sure that changes have taken place.



How long


Eyes open and closed, light and dark and half-light conditions (dawn, dusk, etc) and various eye directions are a normal part of the usual examination and treatment procedures. Also considered are changing body positions (getting up from sitting or lying), cold, heat, walking, jumping, running, sitting in the car, etc. which very often influence the memory of the circumstances surrounding the condition. These circumstances, when included in the treatment protocol, are almost always key to successful treatment and usually make for rapid and successful conclusions to any condition. These methods accesses the body’s awareness and knowledge of itself based on the circumstances of the life it is living.does it last?


If the corrections are made properly and completely, with all aspects of the body memory addressed, then it will provide a much more stable improvement than other techniques applied without addressing the body’s faulty programs. Therefore, it must be done with every person to ensure that the body computer can hold onto the corrections, be it physical, emotional, or chemical.




Dr Karl Ferreri, a Chiropractor, developed Neural Organization Therapy (NOT) in the 1980’s. He was very interested in survival reflexes and ways in which the body responds to threatening situations and developed N.O.T. to deal with ongoing trauma/survival states and reset the neurology of the central nervous system.


Dr Ferrari encompasses the knowledge from Chiropractic, Sacral Occipital Technique, Cranial Technique, Neuro Linguistic Programing, Applied Kinesiology, Touch For Health and the ancient knowledge and wisdom of both Acupuncture, Reflexology and Ayervedic mind body concepts to conceive the first “programs” for the organisation of the Central Nervous System (CNS).  As these concepts and procedures developed into a system of treatment it became evident to Dr Ferrari that this was a very powerful protocol even in its early stages of development. And so N.O.T was born to grow and develop!

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