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NeuroImpulse Protocol

NIP was developed by an Australian chiropractor Dr Neil Davies and the following information will help you to better understand the neurological basis for this approach and how you can expect it to affect your body.

  •  NIP is based on gentle touch and very light thrusting.  This very specific low force adjusting method allows your nervous system to better interpret and integrate the input from the thrust and to appropriately process it through the brain and spinal cord.
  • Brain integration tends to be more complete because analysis and correction are not limited to the area of symptoms / pain.  The healing experience is deeper, involving not only the body but the mind and the emotions also.
  • NIP releases tensions in the brain and spinal cord by making corrections of spinal and other subluxations that affect the tension held in the dura ( fibrous layer of meninges that covers and protects the brain and spinal cord).  Release of tension in this finely balanced body system can lead to profound neurological changes with attendant benefits to overall health.  The primary intent of the NIP is to progressively reduce abnormal tension throughout the entire spinal system, including the extremities and head, to release trapped unresolved patterns of dysfunction in the body / mind and to facilitate reintegration of the nervous system.

Frequently asked questions about NIP


What is NIP?
NIP is referred to as a ‘tonal technique’ because its’ intent is to normalise the natural tone held in your nervous system.  Imagine that your nervous system has a volume control – if you turn up the volume too much it causes distortion – this distorted function in the nervous system can and does manifest as musculoskeletal stress and pain, internal organ dysfunction, and diminished immune response.

Similar inappropriate responses are also seen when the volume is set too low.  When the volume is set wrongly the brain (nervous system) sends distorted messages to the body adversely affecting tone.  The result is sluggish body function with slowing of normal responses.  You may become aware of this as weakness in your muscles, which are now not supporting your skeletal framework adequately leading to pain and discomfort.

How does NIP work?
NIP corrects these problems of increased or decreased neurological tone by normalising the function of the nerves, cord and brain.  NIP is based on correcting nerve interference, primarily at the spine where the dura attaches but quite definitely throughout the entire body.

The site at which the dura attaches to the skeleton are the skull, upper neck and low back area and this is where NIP chiropractors will focus most of their attention.  All NIP chiropractors include cranial bone adjusting to make sure that stresses that affect the skull are relieved.

What can I expect after an NIP adjustment
Most of our practice members report a sense of great relaxation and wellbeing after an NIP adjustment.  Many people heave a deep sigh immediately following the adjustment as their body releases tension from deep within the nervous system that may have been accumulating for years.  NIP adjustments never hurt, they are not risky in any way and the overall experience is pleasant and enjoyable.

Will I hear a cracking or popping noise when I am adjusted?
Absolutely not.  NIP adjustments are low force by nature and you will not hear any cracking sounds nor feel discomfort that can accompany that sort of treatment.

What sort of problems does NIP help?
It is important for you to understand that NIP adjustments are not intended to treat your symptoms but to change the tone in your nervous system.  To the extent that your symptoms are caused by this changed tone, you will usually experience a rapid resolution of your symptoms, but this is not the intent of the NIP adjustment.

Are NIP adjustments safe?
YES, no one anywhere in the world has ever been injured by an NIP adjustment or other low force adjustments of a similar nature.  Children can enjoy NIP adjustments so much they often hop up onto the table in anticipation!  Our adult patients express their appreciation of having the option of a technique that utilises very little force.

Will I have to come back really often?
No, your chiropractor will identify the extent of your particular problem and tailor make a management plan for you. Your options for the stages of care will be explained to you at your report of findings visit  Any appointments made will be with your express agreement.  Your opinion and personal health care choices will always be respected at County Chiropractic.

Is NIP for you?
The best way to answer this question is to make sure you are as informed as you need to be.  If you have any questions about the NIP technique, or your specific health choices schedule a consultation at County Chiropractic with one of the NIP chiropractors who will be happy to provide you with open and honest answers.

Patients who have experienced manual manipulative style adjustments and have found them to be too aggressive and painful have frequently reported how satisfied they are with the NIP low force techniques.

Chiropractic is widely accepted as a valid and effective way to relieve pain.  What is more important, however, is that chiropractic the NIP way is able to restore body balance and normal neurological tone which in turn allows your body to express itself at optimal functional levels and reach its’ potential.

County Chiropractic would like to welcome you to a whole new world of chiropractic health care for the whole family.

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