The Arneson Method is a behavior-oriented, complementary medical method that guides the receiver to a medically advantageous state of relaxation. In that special state, the body can rest, reenergize, and heal to an extent not seen in common relaxation methods. For example, the nervous system can balance body tension levels, thereby stopping migraines and realigning vertebrae with no effort from receiver or practitioner. Also, if the body has traumatic injury-related chronic pain, it can deploy the SNS discharge mechanism for permanent pain relief. These and other elusive self-regulation events occur automatically when that distinct state of relaxation is attained—with the receiver fully clothed, eyes open.
The Arneson Method does not involve manipulation, massage, acupuncture, energy medicine, guided visualization, hypnosis, breathing exercises, substances, or devices. Little or no touch is used. So how does relaxation happen? Immediate relaxation is always the result of effective behavior—even in passively-received relaxation treatments. This fact is not understood in medicine, where a mechanical behavior model does not yet exist. Meanwhile, established behavior methods yield inconsistent benefits because they don't support enough types of behavior. They follow standardized procedures for a narrow range of behaviors. In contrast, the Arneson Method supports behavior holistically, with full awareness of behavior mechanics.
For example, most mind/body medical methods (e.g. hypnosis, guided imagery) support two of the nine basic behavior functions—1) mental imagery and 2) emotional connection (with oneself). These are types of behavior. If effective, they elicit relaxation. Mind/body methods guide these behaviors to be effective. But what if you cannot follow your favorite procedure today because you need 3) safety or 4) detachment? Your standardized procedure will offer little benefit. The solution is the Arneson Method’s new behavior science, which elucidates all nine behavior functions, allowing each to be supported in depth.
With knowledge of behavior mechanics, one need not remember standardized procedures; one improvises procedures to fit any situation. Thus, the Arneson Method is comprised of literally hundreds of procedures. Relaxation and medical benefits are dependable, even for people who have difficulty relaxing.