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Frequently Asked Questions

Q&A with Dr. Karen Feeley, owner and practitioner at Whole Being Olympia.  If there are any questions not answered here – don’t hesitate to contact me – I would love to hear your questions.  Look for the different color type – to link you to more information.

Q. How is Network Care (Network Spinal Analysis) different from traditional chiropractic approaches?

A. The biggest difference comes from the fact that traditional chiropractic approaches tend to focus on misalignments in the spine, assuming that all nerve problems arise from problems there.  Network Care seeks to help your body regulate its own stress by teaching it to work in cooperation with itself. In this way, your body regulates nerve problems, rather than requiring the re-alignment of vertebrae for this benefit.  We don’t seek to use mechanical means to adjust the spine as in traditional chiropractic, instead we use an approach which helps the body and mind resolve the tension naturally without back cracking or popping.

Q. What can I expect from a visit to Whole Being Olympia?

A. When you participate in Network Care from Whole Being Olympia, you should expect an enlivening  experience.  After your first initial evaluations, your sessions will be in a group setting, with one or two other people.  You will be laying face down on a table, fully clothed. Using the Network Chiropractic methods, your body will be assessed each visit to determine breathing patterns, tension areas, spine and muscle positioning and more. The Network Care will begin with gentle pressure and touches along the spine, and you’ll be asked to participate through breathing and positioning your body.

During care, you’ll notice that you’ll start breathing deeper and that parts of your spine will adjust as you breathe.  As your body gets into synch, you’ll find that tension is released.  A visit generally lasts around 20-30 minutes and will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Q. What conditions or symptoms are you able to help me with?

A. Because Network Care seeks to release tension in the body and teach the nervous system to heal from and adapt to sressors, there are many conditions which can be helped through the application of Network Care, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Asthma
  • Neck Pain
  • PTSD
  • Headaches, tension headaches and migraines
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD, ADHD)
  • TMJ problems
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Muscle spasms
  • Disc herniation and injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Much more – basically, any condition which would benefit from a healthy nervous system, a healthy mind and greatly reduced stress can benefit from Network Care

Q. I struggle with controlling stress and keeping it from affecting every part of my life. Can you help with this?

A. Stress is a silent killer and it runs rampant in our culture.  Our modern lives are designed to be efficient, not stress-free, and too many of us get caught in a web of stress that we can’t get out of. It can come from our family, friends, job, finances, physical activities, foods, chemicals, and much more. We feel guilty about stress and the way it can make us act, but most of us don’t know how to free ourselves.

Stress takes a huge toll on the body as well as our personal lives.  Your body becomes tense when you are stressed and can start limiting blood and oxygen levels in certain areas. Basically, your body prepares to fight or flee when you become stressed and stays in that state until you become calmer. The chemical and muscle responses to this can cause pain, tension and many other potential health problems.

The problem isn’t that stress exists in our lives. It’s that we don’t know how to unwind from stressful situations. Network Care can help that. Not only will your body be learning healthier ways to deal with stress, it also brings you awareness and a closer connection to your body.  This helps your mind stay centered as you deal with stressful situations. The result is that when you encounter stress your body can now respond naturally and quickly so you can get back to living your life.

Q. I’ve been plagued by a pain condition for years and other doctors can’t seem to fix the issue. Can Network Care help me?

A. While we don’t claim to directly diagnose, cure or treat any specific illness, there is plenty of research showing that Network Care can be a remarkably useful tool when resolving and aiding pain issues.  In my own experience, I’ve seen hundreds of people able to achieve success in living pain-free lives after working through the problems with Network Care. While medications can provide temporary relief and perhaps “manage the pain”, Network Care helps your body learn to work with and heal itself.

Network Care helps you to make life changes which keeps the pain from coming back.  By creating awareness and listening to the wellness of your whole being, you may be able bring about a pain-free life for yourself!

Q. How many sessions will I need to see changes in my body and to really get relief from pain?

A. This varies greatly between different people. Because we are looking to change the body as a whole, there are many factors which can contribute to a faster or slower experience.  However, most clients experience relaxation, improved flexibility and other positive effects on the first day. You might notice that your breathing becomes easier and deeper as well.  Your body will begin to shift out of its stressed state and begin to find other ways to relax and develop inner peace. It is often recommended for a first course of sessions over 2-3 months, with 1-3 sessions per week. Many clients use Network Care as a part of their everyday lives, so in many cases people don’t discontinue care, even after the initial goals are met.

Q. Is there scientific evidence to support Network Care?

A. Yes!! One study through the UC Irvine Medical College found that out of 2,500 people studied, the majority of people receiving Network Care reported a dramatic improvement in their quality of life. Research continues on this amazing work and can be accessed through – Wise World Seminars.