Principles of NIP Adjusting

NIP alters neurologyWhat is NeuroImpulse Protocol or NIP? It is a rational protocol of assessment and correction of the subluxation, based on the natural laws of physics and best available evidence from the published literature. The technique is named “neuro” and “impulse” as these two words best describe what is done. The focus of the assessment is on cortical function and the adjustment is an impulse style thrust that aims to restore functional balance to the brain and cord. There is no emphasis on “moving” anything and manipulative techniques are never employed. In everyday language, an impulse is something you have – “I just had an impulse, so I bought a new coat”. In physics, an impulse is something you apply to an object, thereby exerting an impulse on it. Conversely, when something exerts a force on you, it also exerts an impulse on you, a Newtonian concept we’re all familiar with. Forces and impulses always go together.

Impulse = Force x Time

NIP Academy teaches a neurological approach to the subluxationSo in accordance with Newton’s second law, the impulse exerted on an object depends directly on how much force is applied and for how long the force is applied. Impulse is the product of the force and time. There is more than one way to apply a large impulse to an object – apply a very large force for a short time (like being hit by a Mack truck!), or apply a light force for a longer time, or both. The underlying principle of NIP adjusting is in fact to take advantage of both the time and force elements that go to make up the total impulse. Light contacts are held for prolonged periods and are then followed by a toggle recoil which is high force but very short time. The net result is an adjustment that is highly acceptable to the patient but still provides maximum impulse. This protocol is also synchronous with recent chiropractic research that demonstrates via surface EMG that high velocity low amplitude thrusts achieve neurological change where long lever slow adjusting does not.

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