What Is Advanced 
Neurophysiologic Integration?


What is this advanced neurophysiological integration technique?
AKA: “A.N.I”  or “Spinal Tuning”

ANI is a new way of looking at the whole mind and body connection and utilizing that connection to benefit you the individual.   Please keep in mind this technique is not a chiropractic technique at all, but a natural way to enhance your chiropractic experience.  You don't even need to be under chiropractic care to experience the benefits of it, although it greatly helps.

This is a completely non-invasive, physical low force producing technique. It works by mechanically stimulating the sensory portion of your nervous system to in turn help you more effectively deal with different physical, chemical and even emotional stress the body is having trouble dealing with.  While stimulating the sensory portion of your nervous system after a standard chiropractic adjustment, your brain simply analyzes more clearly the incoming sensory signals and then starts to develop a strategy on how to resolve the stress it perceives within the body.  Given some time, the brain will start to act upon that strategy and then will start to send the appropriate signals back to the body through the spinal cord to correct and resolve what it perceives as the offending aberrant signals from inappropriate levels of stress. 

After an ANI or "tuning session" many people report a sense of deep relaxation or a euphoria and a desire to, "take on the day!".  Other reports include as sense of increased mental acuity, an increased ability to manage levels of stress in their lives.   As one patient puts it...."My first experience with Spinal Tuning I honestly felt nothing.  Over time, however, I found my body responding differently according to my level of stress or injuries.  I have found that spinal Tuning has helped a great deal with stress that I seem to "hide" throughout my muscular structure.  I feel more balanced and there is a better connection between my mind and body." -Hannah

For those of you who are musically inclined, this will make sense to you.  Neurophysiology has determined your nervous system vibrates or pulsates at individualized cycles per second which translates into for lack of a better term pitch or tone.  For example, studies have shown that the vagus nerve has been measured at approximately 5 cycles per second.    Let's pretend, that for your individual body, perfect health and neurological communication resonates at a “perfect pitch of E”.  How would you be functioning if somehow your body was operating at a tone of “A sharp”?  Not well?  Yes, that is the theory, so the purpose to Advanced Neurophysiological Integration is to get you as close to the pitch of “Perfect E” as possible using the simple feedback mechanisms within the brain and nervous system. 

The theory revolves around your body's own natural ability to resolve stress.  Many people live with  increased levels of stress in their lives to the point of resorting to dangerous medications, emotional breakdowns, or breakdowns in relating to others in personal relationships.    These are the high prices people pay for not being able to manage stress naturally within their lives. Managing stress is very important according to many health authorities. According to a recent article in WebMD stress has been associated with the following. 

The Effects Of Stress:

-Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from


-Seventy-five to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related

ailments and complaints.

-Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood

pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, or arthritis

in addition to depression and anxiety.

-The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared

stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more

than $300 billion annually.

-The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often

due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.

Spinal Tuning offers new hope to those who see no other way.... As another patient puts it...    

"I have been under care with Dr. Rohlfsen for several years.  I have had Spinal Tuning added to my adjustments for many years.  This gives me a more fine tuned adjustment and aids my body’s response to stress.  Plus, I feel clear headed and ready to handle anything with a positive frame of mind!  I like living a healthy lifestyle and my response to the outside environment is easier because I am taking care of my whole self, mind, body and soul with no medication.   Thanks Dr. Rohlfsen for helping me live at my best!" -Susan