Open Access Research Article

The Effects of Sensory Flow on The Autonomic Nervous System

Jessica Keller1*, Scott Musgrave2, Alan Nasypany3, James May4 and Adam Thompson5

1DAT, Indiana Wesleyan University, USA


3EdD, University of Idaho, USA

4DAT, University of Idaho, USA

5Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 12, 2019;  Published Date: September 26, 2019


Treating patients with chronic pain often proves difficult for medical professionals. One potential contribution to chronic pain is that upregulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) may cause the body to enter faulty pain cycles. Interrupting ANS up-regulation may break these faulty pain cycles. Sensory Flow is a manual therapy technique thought to interrupt ANS up-regulation. Twenty patients volunteered and were randomly assigned to either a group receiving Sensory Flow or a control group. Results indicate Sensory Flow significantly improved pain (p < .004, partial η2 = .439) and stress perception (p i> =. 020, partial η2 = .169) following the second treatment. Therefore, Sensory Flow may be useful in breaking faulty pain cycles in patients who are up regulated.

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