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What Are the Benefits of Network Care?
Evidence-based approach with unique outcomes

We believe that the most important question when considering working with a health care practitioner is, “what are the benefits?” or, “what is in it for me and what can I expect to experience as a result of this care?”


Thousands of research studies (Chiropractic Research Database) from around the world document the extensive benefits of chiropractic care as well as the benefits of a healthy spine and nerve system. Since the average patient has not been exposed to this body of information, they may be skeptical rather than certain. Your Bethlehem chiropractor at Healing Wave Chiropractic strives not only to deliver the highest quality care, but also to provide education about the benefits of our work. Research has demonstrated that holistic chiropractic care provides exceptional results for improving spinal and neural function, as well as improving overall quality of life.


Lehigh Valley holistic chiropractor Shaun M Gallagher, is certified in a chiropractic technique called Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) or “Network”. Research undertaken in collaboration with neurobiologists and medical professionals at the University of California Irvine Medical School, and other universities, has shown that there are tangible quality of life benefits from receiving Network care. In 2009, a study was published that focused on a population of 2,818 people receiving Network care around the globe. Over a 3 year period, each participant was assessed to determine the effects of Network on their emotional well-being and physical health. The participants of the study largely reported improvements in their physical health, sense of general well-being and a renewed, positive attitude to life. The reported benefits are divided into categories and detailed below.

Physical Benefits
  • Enhanced spinal and vertebral flexibility.

  • Higher energy levels.

  • Less susceptibility to seasonal ailment such as influenza and the common cold.

  • Reduction in the frequency of headaches.

  • Better ability to cope with physical distress.

  • Stronger levels of function.

  • Stronger mind/body connection.

  • Decrease in pain levels overall.

Common Lifestyle Benefits
  • Increased interest in a program of regular exercise — Tai Chi, Yoga and Spiritual Meditation.

  • Relaxation exercises including self-hypnosis and change to a vegetarian or vegan diet.

  • A decrease in intake of chemical substance.

  • A decrease in reliance on non-essential prescription medications.

  • Increased intake of vitamins and health supplements.

Social & Psychological Benefits
  • Positive self-image.

  • Comfortable and open in dealing with others.

  • Heightened sense of confidence.

  • Greater compassion for others.

  • New found interest in developing and maintaining a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Emotional Benefits
  • Stress Reduction

  • An enhanced sense of emotional well-being.

  • An improvement in general physical health.

  • A greater capacity to deal with daily stresses.

  • A better attitude to work.

  • Development of a positive self-image.

  • Increased ability to control anger and stave off moodiness.

  • Enhancement of interest in life.

  • Less focus on the small stress factors in daily life.

  • Greater sense of ease.

Participants in this particular study also reported an overall improvement in their quality of life with relation to their personal appearance, their interactions with their peers, their sense of self-worth, and many aspects of their personal life, including romantic and family relationships. In general, respondents stated that they lived happier, more centered lives, which allowed them to cope with stress better and adapt to life, and necessary changes in a positive way. There is truly a body-mind connection.


If you live in or around Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton Pennsylvania, and you are looking for a chiropractor, come visit the holistic doctor at Healing Wave Chiropractic. We look forward to you experiencing the unique benefits of life with a healthier spine and nerve system through Network care.

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