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Arneson discoveries

  • protocol eliciting a medically invaluable relaxation state, regardless of complaints

  • auto-adjustment of vertebral subluxations, i.e. without manipulation

  • cessation of migraine headaches in progress and permanently via facilitated relaxation

  • SNS pain discharge mechanism, accessible throughout the musculoskeletal system

  • universal, underlying cause of chronic low back pain

  • SNS discharge and stabilization protocol for chronic low back pain

  • chronic exhaustion of the neck—diagnosis and protocol, esp. for whiplash full recovery

  • SNS discharge for head trauma—hybrid relaxation and counseling protocol

  • interruption of degenerative process in osteoarthritis, indicated by prolonged pain relief

  • deep, permanent pain relief in advanced CRPS via multiple SNS pain discharges

  • SNS discharge from liver with hepatitis C—discharge access owing to chemotherapy

  • SNS (emotional) discharge for early life trauma in infants, with radical benefits

  • identified the reason for, and guidelines to prevent, “healing crisis” in CAM methods

 

Arneson is the founder of the Behavior System Model, which identifies all behavior as expression of impulse that maintains or immediately changes one’s emotional state. This simple but pioneering concept affords a 1) concrete explanation for countless puzzling phenomena in medicine, psychology, and society, and 2) permits perfection of the behavior component in any medical or behavioral therapy. The model has been in continuous development for perhaps four decades, and now governs each of Arneson’s protocols. Highlights of the model include:

  • the mechanical identity of all behavior, which populates every moment of life

  • nine categories of behavior impulse plus their functions and distinct aspects

  • a definitive description of healthy behavior as effective impulse expression

  • a definitive description of dysfunction as ineffective expression

  • the involuntary process by which dysfunction is converted to health

  • conditions needed for predictable conversion of each behavior function

  • concept of behavior impulses existing throughout the organism

  • expression as internal or overt, voluntary or involuntary, local or systemic

  • a concrete, serviceable description of relaxation mechanics in medicine

  • the mind as expression of impulse, i.e. internal behavior

  • a concrete, pragmatic description of the unconscious mind

  • emotion as a highly evolved mechanism for monitoring behavior efficacy

  • anxiety as a distinct emotion signaling blocked impulse

  • identification of the agreement function and its profound social mechanics

  • central role of the physical comfort function in pain management