In 1981 Dian Mclellan was suffering from a whiplash injury after a vehicle accident.
After trying several orthodox treatments with drugs and physiotherapy, she visited a Chiropractor and had a very negative result, the pain becoming worse after manipulation. She didn't complete the proposed course of that type of treatment, and persevered with a neck brace and analgesics, which limited life as a mother with a young child.
Whist at a church service in 1981, she was approached by a lady who was a Chiropractor and practised Touch For Health (Applied Kinesiology), who offered to fix her problem, and had a series of treatments. This had a minor result upon the stiffness and pain, but she saw some interesting things happening and did not believe the energy explanation for the internal effects that were obvious.
Having been a teacher and with a logical and scientific approach, she followed up her thoughts, to discover that the supposed energy component was in actual fact a measurable (on the skin surface) electrical discharge of some sort in the nervous system that was causing muscles to re-align the spine.
Within twelve months, she had researched and established the basics of what became Neuroskeletal Dynamics, and began helping people with back problems.
This necessitated the study of both orthopaedics and radiology to understand more complex spinal problems. Whist continuing to investigate the effects of touching the skin to re-align joints, she realised that the system was not isolated to the skeleton, but also had components and receptors for other internal bodily systems.
This was briefly called Neurokinetics but she realised that that was a generic term used for many things, and the entire technology became known as NARESS - Neurological and Anatomical Response to External Skin Stimulation.
Mapping of the scope of this purely neurophysiological methodology is still continuing in the clinic, but the Muscle Release component and the Organic Repair techniques have now been fully established.
Having become Diana Hunter in 1993, she is still pursuing aspects of NARESS as it seems to be a comprehensive way to access ALL internal functions (a bit like a self-repair disc for a computer hard drive).
This occurs via skin receptors that requires only a VERY LIGHT touch to activate and is controlled by the brain of the subject, NOT by the therapist.
These skin receptors are multi-functional, and become apparent through different reactions under the fingertips of the therapist depending on the pattern of activation and the internal target(s).
OSTEALIGN is the skeletal section of NARESS and you can try it out for yourself using the downloads on this web site. Diana has developed training modules in all three current disciplines and will no doubt release more of her research work in future.
She is currently looking at the possibility of DNA repair (not modification or alteration) using this technology.