Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT)
What it's good for:
Anything related to the nerves.
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 ganglions.
The locus ceruleus is a mass of more than 1000 nerves a the base of the brain, highly pigmented as a bluish bundle of nerves. Hence, its name: “locus” means “location” and “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 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.
The vagus nerve originates from four areas of the brain and exits through the vagal ganglions at the center of the base of the skull in the vicinity of the locus ceruleus. The vagus nerve has thirteen branches that go to all the vital organs of the body including the esophagus, larynx, lungs, heat, stomach, liver, large and small intestines, spleen, and kidneys. It is through the vagus nerve that life can still be maintained in a person even though they may be quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down.
The vagus is 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 the brain in addition to the spinal nerves that 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.
NAT is a technique created by Gary Young. The chemistry of the oils are mainly sesquiterpenes for oxygenation of the cells.