Although in very early times, it was apparent that there were physiological reactions taking place to align the spine, it took much more time to discover the science behind the method.
Starting in 1981, it was comparatively easy to measure the physical component and the minor but obvious temperature changes on the surface of the skin at the site of the skin reactors.
This was not related to normal physical body temperature as it was markedly increased only on the surface of the subject's skin and confined to the local area of the skin receptor(s).
Ambient temperature had no effect on the reaction(s), the difference still being between 1 and 2 degrees Celsius.
This temperature anomaly could differ markedly from skin receptor site to site, and was not even consistent bilaterally. It was obvious that the individual skin receptors were influencing heat production as touching the receptors with a wooden stylus made no difference to touching them with human fingertips (other than the fact that the wood could not detect the reaction of the receptors.
The pulse being felt at each site by the therapist was NOT related to the circulatory pulse in either the subject, or any therapist, and depending on the digital (fingertip) sensitivity of therapist, was reported as pulsation, tingling or heat.
It was not consistent bilaterally, but could occasionally be felt by the subject (but this did not appear to be necessary for steady spinal re-alignment to occur).
Realignment only occurred when opposing sets of skin receptors were activated. Although one receptor would produce a reaction, alignment could not commence unless they were a laterally matching pair ie: the brain had a logical comparison in perceived lateral position.
Joints that were fused congenitally, surgically, or at puberty (the sacrum) caused a reaction, but no movement for alignment was possible.
Although the reaction continued to occur for some time after activation, even for several hours if the subject was completely relaxed, trials established that it was NOT necessary to continue to further activate the receptor(s) once the internal reaction with in the body was firmly established.
A target time of 30 seconds appeared to be optimum, as well as enabling a complete series to be accomplished within a reasonable time frame.
More fiddling around did NOT improve outcome.
Subjects often reported that they felt something click into place once they were subsequently in bed that night or the next day.
It appears that, being controlled within the body of the subject, reactions are under the control of their brain and can continue for several days after initial contact.
Final results were affected by the condition of the muscle structure within the subject.
Chronic misalignments could require two or three consecutive treatments (about a week apart) to attain optimum stable alignment.
If excessive pressure was applied to the skin receptors, all internal reaction ceased as there seemed to be an overload, pain replacing any possible beneficial effects.
Unless a complete cycle of Ostealign is completed, the area untreated will not establish stability/balance and the entire sequence is negated within a few days.
The tense muscles within the untreated section will cause the original misalignment to recur once again. Since organ transplantation has become more common place, it has become increasingly evident that each internal organ has its own neural network independent of the brain itself.
With heart transplants, memories and emotions of the donor have become an integral part of the recipients life (see the documentary Thanks For The Memories).
To lesser extent the same has been happening to kidney and other organ recipients.
The largest organ in the body is THE SKIN and it appears to also have a similar finite neural network, which is connected to, but semi-independent from the neural cortex of the brain itself.
It is this network within the skin surface that NARESS activates to communicate to the entire system and cause internal effects.
It is TOTALLY INDEPENDENT of the therapist who is purely a catalyst for instigating change.
Receptors could just as easily be triggered by mechanical means and this is currently being investigated.
In such a case, it would transfer the entire technology into the realm of no longer requiring human hands to instigate change.
It is only in medically complex orthopaedic intervention that Ostealign has little effect, with either the skin receptors/joints having been compromised or the subject body being unable to make the internal self-changes.
Compromise through chemical depression of the nervous system by both therapeutic and recreational drugs can also impair the re-alignment of the skeletal joints.