Benefits of Care

“A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Related Health, Wellness and Quality of Life.”

A  retrospective study of 2,818 patients receiving Network care in the United States and around the world, demonstrated that Network care is associated with profound and statistically significant improvement in self-reported wellness areas.

Study of Network Patients’ Self-reported Outcomes Conducted within the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, College of Medicine, and Department of Sociology. University of California, Irvine, California 92697-1275.

What trends were seen in patients receiving Network care?

An increasing percentage of patients reported progressively greater improvements in the areas assessed, as a function of duration of care. That is, in the population studied, there was no “ceiling” to the results over time, for the health and wellness categories investigated. The benefits reported among patient respondents were evident from those under care as recent as 1-3 months, to those under care for as long as 3 plus years. These results have led the investigators to conclude that “within the boundaries of this study designs, these findings provide substantial evidence that Network Care should be included among those practices with established health benefits.

What Categories relating to health and wellness have been investigated, and with what results?

The following categories, with examples from each section, all showed statistical and clinically significant benefits.

Improved Mental/Emotional State
  • Positive feelings about self
  • Moodiness, less angry outbursts
  • Less depression, more interest in life
  • Improved ability to think and concentrate
  • Less anxiety and concern about vague fears
  • Improved ability to stay on task
  • Less distress about pain
Improved Response to Stress (less stress related to:)
  • Family
  • Significant relationship
  • Health
  • Finances
  • Daily problems
  • Work
  • General well being
Improved Life Enjoyment:
  • Openness to guidance by “inner voice feelings”
  • Experience of relaxation and well being
  • Positive feelings about self
  • Interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Feeling open when relating to others
  • Confidence when dealing with adversity
  • Compassion for, acceptance of others
  • Incidence of feelings of joy or happiness
Improved Overall Quality of Life relative to:
  • Personal life
  • Oneself
  • Extent one adapts to change
  • Handling of problems in life
  • Actual life accomplishments
  • Life as a whole
  • Overall contentment with life
  • Significant other
  • Job
  • Life being what one wants it to be
  • Romantic life
  • Actual work done
  • Coworkers
  • Physical appearance

In addition to these categories, there was also a significant increase in health promoting practices and a decrease in health detracting practices.

Reference: Blanks, RH., Schuster, TL., Dobson, M A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Related Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research.. 1997: 1(4) p15-31.

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