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T7 - SPLENIC SYNDROME

Adam Wilson - Thursday, December 31, 2020

Welcome to this winter season’s Expression article. We have been working our way through the Thoracics which appear as majors in the CMRT work. DeJarne􀆩e observed occipital fibres were related to thoracic and lumbar vertebral levels. In 1965, he also noted that the thoracic and lumbar majors were exhibited at various points around the temporal bone and called these the temporal sphenoidal reflex points. A seminar held in 1965 urged those in a􀆩endance to return to the field and keep research tabula􀆟ons on their findings.

Foremost, in this research was Dr. Mel Rees of Sedan, Kansas who combined the TS reflexes with the bloodless surgery work. To follow this series you will need a copy of the TS reflex chart available from Averil at SOTO Australasia (phone 07 5442 3322).

If T7 is ac􀆟ve as a TS and hurts to palpatory pressure, then you have a spleen and re􀆟culo endothelial system abnormality. In SOT, we learn that to restore health you must normalise the lympha􀆟c and cerebral spinal fluid systems. T7 is an important reflex when found. The lymph nodes and channels must not be impeded or a disease process can quickly overcome the body’s figh􀆟ng ability. With a T7 major you have a logis􀆟cs problem of a breakdown in the carry off of

poisons and debris from a focus of infec􀆟on.

The results of the phagocytosis ba􀆩le must be carried from the ba􀆩le field by the lympha􀆟c channels or else a quick pile up of pus turns the 􀆟de of ba􀆩le in favour of the invading agents. The same holds true for the spleen which is really only a large lymph node with some added func􀆟ons. So, with a TS T7, we are thinking in terms of clearing the lympha􀆟c channels, the lymph nodes and the spleen, through bloodless surgery technics.

You must remember that in all thoracic seven majors you are dealing with pathologies that produce blood platelets changes that the overloaded spleen must a􀆩empt to cull out from normal blood platelets. You may be dealing with malignant blood changes if your dorsal seven has degenerated into reac􀆟ve trapezius seven major. The temporal sphenoidal T7 behind the ear cause ves􀆟bular apparatus problems. This is why T7’s with swollen ankles are always dizzy, and why T7 majors with oedema and ascites that accumula􀆟on of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, are always dizzy. By far the most dorsal seven pa􀆟ents you will see will have plenty of fight le􀅌 and all you have to do is clear their lympha􀆟cs so they have a figh􀆟ng chance.
In SOT, we learn that to restore health you must normalise the lymphatic and cerebral spinal fluid systems.
Bloodless Surgery T7 Work
At this stage, it is recommended that you, our Expression reader, review your seminar notes for CMRT T7. Dr. Rees’ protocol always begins with a TS contact and receptor block so as to make the bloodless surgery more comfortable. Much of Dr. Rees study came from DeJarne 􀆩e’s research papers on bloodless surgery as taught by Dr. Keith Surtees, at the Kansas State Chiroprac􀆟c College, who had spent many hours co‐ordina􀆟ng the material. DeJarne􀆩e’s 1966 work on CMRT which is the standard text, is available from SOTO Australasia. Our yearly seminar notes are a summary of this work.

And now, the ten steps of lympha􀆟c/spleen bloodless surgery:

Step 1

You are seated to the right of your supine pa􀆟ent during the first steps. Mark your TS7 palpatory tender areas on the skull. Dr. DeJarne􀆩e designated a point 1 inch inferior of the umbilicus as the ‘receptor block’ reflex for T7. This area will be palpatory painful with only mild pressure. On line with the nipples, in the middle of the sternum is the pre‐ganglionic area that you have already got to know from previous wri􀆟ngs in this series. In a T7 reflex pa􀆟ent this area will be found to be extremely tender.

Step 2

Hold the previously located tender T7 TS area on the skull with a le􀅌 hand finger contact; your right hand finger􀆟p holds light pressure over the area 1 inch inferior to the umbilicus receptor block area.
This holding procedure, of one minute dura􀆟on stops the reflex arc oscilla􀆟on.
Now comes the real meat of the procedure. You have removed the distor􀆟onal pain and can now restore vitality. With a le􀅌 hand contact over the rib cage and a right hand finger􀆟p contact at one inch inferior to the umbilicus you now proceed in this manner to clear the thoracic cysterna chyli of lympha􀆟c pooling. Your right hand contact is aimed at the seventh thoracic vertebra and with mild pressure you slowly gain deep 􀆟ssue contact. While holding this deep contact the le􀅌 rib cage contact does three pumping ac􀆟on manoeuvres. You now pressure palpate in a six inch circle around the umbilicus. When a tender area is found you go in deep and flip it. This simply means you let go of your pressure suddenly with a flip of the fingers. With this accomplished, you now have cleared the cisterna chyli pooling and intes􀆟nal lympha􀆟c pooling. Now you must clear the liver and spleen lympha􀆟cs.

Winter is the perfect time to hone in on your T7 Skills!
Step 4

This is accomplished with the ‘splenic pump’ and the ‘liver pump’ techniques. You are taking advantage of the fact that all lympha􀆟c channels are one way streets. These channels have numerous one way valves built into them. As you push lymph out of a congested area, it can only flow in one direc􀆟on which is away from the congested organ. The splenic pump seems to have been forgo􀆩en in the 1966 work and in modern 􀆟mes. We feel this is a shame as it is a great procedure.

The hands are working together in a pumping ac􀆟on ….. express impeded lymph into proper channels. The same pumping ac􀆟on is used at the liver area; each are pumped five 􀆟mes.

Step 5

Next, the major ‘bo􀆩le neck’ areas in the lympha􀆟c system must be cleared of impeded flow. We have included a diagram that shows the areas of lymph conges􀆟on. To review (see diagram one).
The blocked areas are:

  1. Axilla glands which drain the arm, upper thoracic and breast.
  2. Cervical glands, sternomastoid gland, submental and submaxillar glands that drain the head.
  3. Superficial cubital glands at the elbow which drain the forearm.
  4. The Inguinal glands which drain the legs and external genitals.
  5. The spleen, that culls out the blood stream, amongst other func􀆟ons.
  6. The liver and intes􀆟nal glands (where half of the body’s lymph is derived).
  7. Cisterna chyli; that dilated sac that lies between the main azygous vein and the aorta, opposite the first and second lumbar vertebrae. It receives the intes􀆟nal, two lumbar and two descending lympha􀆟c trunks and gives origin to the thoracic duct.

First, the superficial cubital glands at the bend of the elbow are cleared out by simply placing a flat hand contact in the bend of the elbow and then working the elbow in extension and flexion five 􀆟mes. This drains the forearm.

Next the axilla lympha􀆟cs are pumped using the rolled towel method as outlined in your seminar notes. These, of course, are done bilaterally, thus draining the arm, upper thoracic and breast areas.

Step 6

One you are familiar with from CMRT is the bilateral thumb drainage which clears the clavicular area lympha 􀆟cs draining the bronchial tree, lungs, pleura and pericardium. You are seated at the head of the supine pa􀆟ent. Thumb contact is along the superior border of the clavicles at the most medial aspect.


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