The original theory is to attempt a period of 3 to 12 months of no fantasy or masturbation in order to starve certain brain circuits. The OP backs up his theory with scientific studies about cues and brain pathways done with heroin addicts. You say it's utter nonsense but offer no counter argument based in science. It's an extreme method but have you read some of the severe cases on this website? Some guys are so addicted they can't go more than a few days without caving in, and this can go on for years. Their pathways need to be shut off for a period of time. Sometimes extreme measures are needed for a period of time to cure those people with extreme brain changes. NoA is an extreme tool in the reboot tool box, but a valid one.