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8 Minutes with Dr. John Crescione

Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Dr Gerald Vargas interviews Dr Cresione to find out what we can expect in Hobart, Tasmania on November 1 and 2.
Annual Convention 2014 John Crescione and Gerald Vargas interview

From the President Winter 2014

Jacquie Strudwick - Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dear Colleagues,
We hope that you all have been enjoying our winter season for 2014.

Happy Birthday to SOTO-A!

I am very excited to announce that we have reached a milestone, SOTO-Australasia is celebrating 40 years of SOT seminars and education in Australia since its inception in 1974. This is indeed a time to celebrate and relish where we started as an organisation and how far our we have come. It is certainly not without the extraordinary effort of many that have worked tirelessly for a greater purpose to see the development of a legacy continue.

Mid Year Retreat

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Noosa, it was certainly a great place to escape the winter cold, and learn some great techniques from a couple of our founding members.
I could not think of a better way to start celebrations, than to have two of our early pioneers and first SOTO-A president Dr Scott Parker and Dr Keith Bastian, present at our Mid Year Retreat. It was so appropriate to have these 2 extraordinary gentleman come together again to share their knowledge and love of SOT. The seminar did cover some great clinical gems, and some innovative work that was exciting to see.

Annual Convention

This year for our Annual convention, we have the pleasure of having past SORSI president, Chiropractor of the year (SORSI) and Chiropractor to the New York Jets, Dr John Crescione come to visit our shores. His extensive background in martial arts, acupuncture together with his comprehensive knowledge of CMRT, is the right formula for an exciting seminar on the 1-2 November in Hobart. Dr Crescione will be presenting ‘Advanced CMRT, with the focus of concepts that involve TCM, advanced line fibre work and added visceral corrections. Right in the heart of the city, with the Salamanca markets close by, chosen by lonely plants top 5 destinations of the world, will look to be the perfect location for a great seminar.  Definitely one not one to be missed..

Board Direction

This year the board has been working hard to direct our focus to the internal functions of the organisation, by furthering our structure and planning.  One of the key areas that we have been addressing has been the allocation of key roles for each board member. This has allowed us to work more cohesively, giving each board member key responsibilities and roles to serve. Our plan to have seminars organised two to three years in advance is proving to work to our advantage, as we prepare and lock in speakers, venues and dates, saving us time and improving negotiations. Having Jacquie now move into her second year with SOTO-A is certainly making things easier for her, as she gains in more confidence as co-ordinator.

New Zealand

We are also proud to announce that we will be having a presence in New Zealand’s Lyceum on the 19-21st September, as they also celebrate their 20 year anniversary of the NZCC. It is our intention to help build and support SOT in NZ, as our fellow Tasman brothers and sisters. It is always a great pleasure to return to Lyceum and be part of the celebrations. If you attending be sure to visit us at the stands and pick up information about next year’s series and locations.

SORSI

For this year’s SORSI homecoming seminar, scheduled for Houston Texas 22-26th October, I have had the pleasure of being invited to present. This is indeed an honour and a privilege, to be part of this international seminar. I also look forward to representing SOTO-A, as president, at the international meeting.

Seminar Series

As we reach the end of our SOT basic series, I wish to extend a sincere thank you, on behalf of the SOTO-A board, to all our ‘Table Educators ‘ and ‘Assistant Table Educators for their time, energy and commitment to helping the organisation produce a successful seminar series. I wish to acknowledge Drs. Trudi Bellis, Joanne Bickett, Bec Bowring, Shaun Cashman, Maree Chilton, Steve Doig, Michael Dunn, Krystall Ford, Richard Foskett, Marc Frochot, Peter Grant, Samantha Haitsma, Marti Harris, Fiona Haughie, Jana Judd, Sarah Mannes, Tim Mannes, Patrick McCann, Sally Mikhael, Belinda Owen, Linda Power, Georgia Quinn, Jo Sexton, Christian Varney, Luke Varney, Carmel Whelan, Jim Whittle, Stephanie Willis, Tori Wright, Emma Zappia.

You were indeed chosen, and please consider it an honour to be selected amongst the many and a reflection of your hard work in practising SOT with excellence. To our Primary Educators, Drs Sam Culley, Brett Houlden, Troy Miles, Andrew Paul, thank you for your dedication and ability to convey and teach the principles and techniques of SOT to the delegates. We are grateful for your involvement.

Advanced Module

Our advanced module for 2014, will be ‘Intraorals’, presented by Dr Brett Houlden and Dr Troy Miles in Melbourne on 11th October between 12.30 pm – 6.00 pm . If you haven’t registered yet, there may still be some spots left.

2015 Mid Year Retreat

We are also excited to announce that our 2015 Mid Year Retreat will be held in Fiji in July next year Dr Jo Sexton and Dr Sandy Clarke will be taking us through looking at the ‘Tounge Tie & Peads Neuro etc etc, with Specific dates and venue to be released soon.

2015 Seminar Series

Our dates and locations are locked in for next year For those of you who would like to help out during next year’s series, as either a Table Educator (TE) or Assistant Table Educator (ATE), be sure to let Jacquie know be sending her an email at sotoa@bigpond.com to be considered.
Finally, our high caliber of SOT practitioners that we have both here in Australia and New Zealand, is a reflection of dedication by a passionate board, good structured and consistent seminars second to none internationally, a forum to allow growth and expansion of SOT principles, a group of well trained Primary educators, and a supportive team of table and assistant table educators. Not to mention to co-ordinator that keeps the wheels in motion, which at times can prove to be challenging with a group of visionaries. Not so easy.  At the end, then you get to take it to the test, by deciding to sit your ‘Certification exams’.

Why would you??

You would because you owe it to yourself, your patients that come to you for help, and your community that needs what you have to offer. This would not be possible if we wanted to live and easy and comfortable life. Rather we challenge ourselves to grow, both professionally and within a framework that you can trust in, one that will always let you know what outcome has been achieved at any stage. If Chiropractic and SOT is to emerge from this time of change in our profession, then you owe it to yourself to be the best you can be, and strive for excellence.
If you are considering sitting your certification exams, do it!! It will be the best decision that you make, and one that you will look back with gratitude that you took the challenge.

Our certification this year is scheduled for 22 November 2014 in Sydney. If this is something that you want to do, be sure to contact the office.

I wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you all at our next SOT event.

Yours in SOT,
Dr. Gerald Vargas

News from the President Autumn 2014

Jacquie Strudwick - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dear Colleagues,

At SOTO-Australasia, we trust that you’ve started the year running and things are growing positively in your lives and practice. I would also like to welcome and acknowledge our new and existing members, and sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our organisation. Without such, we could not continue to deliver a high standard of educational seminars and service to the membership.
I would also like to acknowledge Dr Scott Wustenburg for his service and commitment whilst on the board during 2012-2013. On behalf of SOTO-A, we sincerely appreciate your efforts and wish you the very best.

To our relatively new co-ordinator, Jacquie Strudwick, we thank you for your hard work and perseverance in helping the organisation run smoothly and look forward to your ongoing involvement.
Our well anticipated seminar series for 2014 is well underway, with the help of our valued Primary Educators and assisting educators to deliver and teach Dr DeJarnette’s legacy and knowledge of SOT.

Recent Board Meeting:

At our recent planning meeting in March, we have discussed plans to develop more seminars with allied health professional such as dentists, lactation consultants and the like, to support and share information that will benefit each profession. It is also our aim to foster and encourage the expansion of SOT knowledge and techniques, whilst keeping our foundations strong and steady. By doing so, we allow SOT to move into other realms of development, keeping it fresh, current and innovative. We have also looked more closely at redefining our statement of purpose as an organisation which is part of what steers the direction in which we head. We have also strategically looked at how we can become more effective in how we serve the membership, by introducing in the near future webinars and online modules for furthering SOT information. We will be also updating much of our SOT brochures to be referenced by scientific literature, giving you a solid platform.

Mid Year Retreat:

We are excited to announce our well anticipated seminar, by SOT legends Dr Scott Parker and Dr Keith Bastian. It has been sometime since these two SOT great’s have presented together in such beautiful and luscious surroundings such as Noosa scheduled for 11-12 July, titled “Gems from the legends”. For those of you who are new or unfamiliar to the history of SOT, both these gentlemen have been instrumental to the foundation and development of SOT in Australia, as original students of Major DeJarnette. Dr Scott Parker was our very first SOTO-A president.
They will be presenting “Advanced Categories and Advanced Cranial’s”. This will be undoubtedly one to book well in advance...

Advanced Module:

This year we will be presenting “Intra-oral Cranial’s”, with Dr Brett Holden and Dr Troy Miles in Melbourne, Victoria on the 11th October, as a part of our advanced module. Both presenters are very well versed in the arena of Craniopathy and will outline and demonstrate procedures to address specific cranial dysfunction. In addition, you will learn what indicators, both visual and static, together with specific indicator testing to know where and what cranial bone to adjust. This will include assessment and corrections for the occiput, temporal and frontal bones respectfully
Please see our website www.soto.net.au for registration details or call Jacquie at SOTO – A HQ.

Annual Convention:

DR JOHN CRESCIONE PRESENTS ADVANCED CMRT

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome Dr Crescione onto our shores for the 2014 Annual Convention located in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania 1-2 November.
Voted as 2004 International Chiropractor of the year, former chiropractor to the New York Jets football team and past president and Vice president of SORSI over numerous years; Dr Crescione brings his extensive knowledge of visceral dysfunction and applications for what began as “ Bloodless surgery”.
Dr Crescione will present information on Advanced CMRT procedures, improved palpatory assessment of visceral systems, advanced line 1,2, 3 assessment and applications and much more. His engaging and dynamic personality has made him a well sought out as presenter both in the USA, but also Brazil and Korea. This is one definitely one not to be missed.

Lastly, on behalf of the board we hope you had a very happy and safe Easter, together with your loved ones, family and friends.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you as a part of our organisation.
Yours in SOT.
DR Gerald Vargas

THORACIC 11 AND 12 KIDNEY SYNDROME

Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Welcome to our final four articles on the CMRT and Bloodless Surgery work. For those who have been following this series, you will know we did the Gastro-Intestinal syndromes (T10, L1, L2 and L4) in 2012.
This year, we complete the work looking at kidney, glandular and prostate and uterine syndromes. This article is about kidney syndrome.

One principle you learn in SOT is that the CMRT work is part of Category One. However, in practice, you will notice that some involvement of organs takes place in Category Two patients. Indeed, you will have detected the ptosed kidney as part of your pre-blocking Category Two analysis and corrections.
Dr Rees started the CMRT/Bloodless Surgery series with kidney syndrome. This was published in the SORSI dispatches. The original article was two paragraphs long. We will print this section in full and then discuss the modern developments.

In July 1972 Dr Rees wrote:
“When T.S D11, 12 (temporal sphenoidal thoracic 11 and 12 reflex points are found just superior of the external auditory meatus) are active and “ouch” when palpated during your Temporal Sphenoidal search, then you may use the following bloodless surgery procedure.
1.    Raise kidney into normal position.
2.    Drain kidney congestion.
3.    Raise rib cage to hold kidney in normal position.
4.    In severe prolapsed kidney cases use an orthopaedic appliance to hold the kidney in position for 3 days.

Technique:
Turn patient on side with involved kidney up. Hold the patient’s flexed knees to the chest with crossed arms. The patient now takes three deep breathing cycles as doctor goes in soft tissue below kidneys and at the same time raising tissue gaining at each breathing cycle. Doctor holds kidney up as patient straightens legs. Now doctor counts slowly to twenty and patient continues to keep legs straight as doctor does 12th rib raising technique. If the T.S 11-12 is now palpated it will be pain-free.”

The work has developed from 1966 to include the details and format we now have in CMRT. This includes the triad, pain map, signs symptoms and diathesis, reflex points, corrections for overactive and underactive types, post ganglionic procedure and patient management, including nutritional needs.

One of the projects of SOT International is to bring the nutrition aspect of CMRT up to date and to compare methods in the different world regions. Generally, there is a need for Vitamins A, C and E.

Simply, the kidney tubules are lined with mucous membrane. IF too little vitamin A is given these tubules soon become plugged with dead cells. Vitamin C is capable of increasing urine output. Vitamin E deficiency produces nephritis which also results in the tubules becoming so plugged with dead cells that urine cannot pass.

Enjoy your study and practice of SOT.

John S. Kyneur            Peter J. Kyneur
Sydney, NSW            Newcastle, NSW

Lumbar 4 Colon Reflex

Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Welcome to this edition of Expression.

Over the last year we have covered the digestive system reflex work.  We are now up to the Colon reflex work of L4.  This is the ‘I am anaemic all the time’ and ‘I just can’t get my blood built up’ syndrome.

An active TS point and Occipital line 2 area 6 means the distal two-thirds of the large intestine is in trouble.  The last two thirds of the colon includes the transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, the recto sigmoid junction, the valves of Houston (Google this one) and the rectum and anus.

The colon is a self-preserving, self-regulating tube if given half the chance.  Colon position is the most important problem which must be corrected to keep this tough organ healthy.

Mechanical fixations of the mesentry are the great enemy of colon health.  The mesenteric apron or mesocolon normally holds the colon loosely in its folds while allowing it freedom of movement.

The mesocolon, when the right portion of the colon is full is pulled inferior.  When the colon empties the normal mesocolon pulls the organ back into position.  The same story goes for the transverse colon which normally maintains a slightly sagging position.  A u-shaped transverse colon that does not return to normal position when empty means abnormal mesenteric problems allowing ptosis:  This dropping or sagging is all too common in middle-aged Australian males.  It is generally a similar sag and lack of recoil problem which occurs at other areas of the colon as well.

Fortunately, the colon is a mechanical structure that responds quickly to the CMRT and Bloodless Surgery work.  When the colon coils are too tight, setting up a spastic colon, you simply stretch the mesenteric apron folds.

When the colon coils are too loose, you tighten them up with toning up procedures to the mesocolon.

Procedure:

  1. The first procedure is the TS cybernetic feedback.  This involves holding the colon entrance points.  The TS points are the points on the sphenoid and the receptor reflex points are those points on the inguinal ligaments which are to be found in your CMRT class notes.  These are held for a minute to make the work which follows more effective and easily workable.
  2. This is the Clavicular major to receptor block technique.  This method is a variation of the CMRT work but has common principle.  DeJarnette work for an underactive colon involves working the lateral clavicle area and then working along the mesentery to produce stretch.  Rees’ procedure is a step inducted before this whereby the clavicle is worked while holding the receptor point in the inguinal ligament.For the overactive colon person, the procedure is to hold the medial part of the clavicle and the receptor point.
  3. Step three is now the CMRT style work of probing for colon abnormalities and clearing them out.
  4. If the colon major has haemorrhoids, you do the liver pump technique to clear the portal circulation backup.
  5. Post-ganglionic control.  This is the technique straight out of your CMRT class notes.  It is performed bilaterally.  It is the only PG that is worked heavily.
  6. The Pre-ganglionic technique is used to re-establish the motor arc.  This is not a complicated procedure.  It is quite a tender area.  This procedure went missing in action for some time in SOT circles and it has been encouraging to see its return.  It involves using ten quick clockwise circular strokes over the mid-sternal area.

We now have covered the digestive reflex work.  Next issues of ‘Expression’ in 2013, will return to the descending order of Reflex levels.  These will include kidney, glandular, prostate and uterine.

The CMRT works takes quite a deal of patience to learn.  On top of that, we have added some more procedure for you to learn over these last years.  Remember that you have the resources available at SOTO Australasia to help you with the day-to-day learning of the work.  Our Co-ordinator has supplies of the Occipital Trapezius reflex chart, ‘DeJarnette 1966 notes’ and the pocket index of the reflexes, all available at our online store!

  

We will see you next issue.

John Kyneur, DC                                               Peter Kyneur, DC

Haberfield, Sydney NSW                              Toronto, Lake Macquarie, NSW


ILEOCAECAL SYNDROME

Jacquie Strudwick - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome to our winter edition write-up of the Bloodless Surgery, CMRT and TS line work.  As stated in our last issue, we are doing the digestive in 2012 and are thus going T10, L1, L2 and L4.  We have suggested that you will need your seminar notes; a reflex chart and preferably DeJarnette’s 1966 CMRT manual (the latter two items are available from Averil; go to the website).  This series of articles on the organ work has, in the main, been a presentation of the writings of Dr. M.L. Rees, that first appeared in the SORSI Despatcher, in the 1970s.



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A warning you will find in your Lumbar 1 ileo-caecal seminar notes is:  An incompetent or over competent I.C. valve may simulate appendicitis.  The thing to do is establish the differences and we turn to Dr. Bennett’s chapter, Ileocaecal spasm v. Appendicitis, from a long-forgotten volume from the 1970s (The same Dr. Bennett of Bennett reflex points that have been preserved by Dr. Goodheart in the Applied Kinesiology notes).

Bennett states:  “If the case is an acute abdomen, and everything is sore, you cannot determine anything.  First you want the white blood cell count.  You check several hours later, or the next day, and it is not too acute.  Then you find that the condition has localised itself in the area of McBurneys point, where there is point tenderness.

Spasms of ileocaecal valves will present the same symptom complex as appendicitis, sometimes; vague chest, abdomen and back pains.  The difference with the ileo-caecal is that there is little or no fever nor will there be an increase in the white cell count.”  DeJarnette’s observations about the signs and symptoms may be of help in that your frozen shoulder will be present with an I.C. valve, not so with L2 syndrome, generally.

Return to Dr. Bennett’s observations, he further states:  “In appendicitis, the point tenderness is at McBurneys point and there is spasm across the entire lower portion of the right rectus muscle.  Where it is splinted, it shortens.  The classic symptom is that the person cannot extend the thigh because when they do it pulls on this sore muscle.  In order to seek relief they flex the thigh.

In the instance of the ileocaecal valve, the splinting is not across the belly of the muscle.  It is the outer margin of the right rectus muscle only.  The middle portion of the muscle is perfectly free.  In ileocaecal conditions you  have a rope like tension of the outer border of the right rectus muscle.  The mechanical pull of the shortening of the outer border would be just as painful if the extend the thigh, so that is no criterion.

As a practising SOT chiropractor you have one thing in your favour with the chronic lumbar one case and that is that you are not going to see one!  These are past the point of no return types who will have already been hospitalised, given up as incurable degenerative disease cases who are ‘made comfortable’ only.  In the last stages these cases are riddled with cancer.  Gruesome.

You are going to come across the acute and the sub chronic aplenty.  If you find an L1 in the early stages, you have a good chance to help them recover.  If you are unfortunate to come up with a sub chronic lumbar one patient, then you have a long haul ‘vale of tears’ in reversing this ‘morbific’ destructive syndrome and can only hope to save a partially destroyed patient, whom you must care for on a maintenance basis for the rest of their lives.

When you look at the T-S reflex points charts, you will see a zone called ‘toxic’.  Often this is active and tender along with the T-S L1 palpatory tender area.  Remember, a patient with an incompetent ileo-caecal valve is a fast ageing patient where all of the vital organs are wearing out fast fighting poisons.

The ileo-caecal patient will complain of a pain like a broken rib on the right anterior rib cage at the tips of the 11th and 12th ribs.  But the one to look out for is that condition that is printed in capital letters in your seminar notes:  FROZEN RIGHT SHOULDER.  Be suspicious of inflammation of the ileo-caecal valve if your patient complains of a right shoulder problem that resembles a rotator cuff tear.

Dr. Rees suggested another condition to observe which was a pseudo-gouty arthritis in both big toes.  In your seminar notes are two diagrams of pain and signs and symptoms of the ileocaecal syndrome.  Of note are the head and neck indicators that we need to bring to your attention.  These are the areas around the side of the head, the cheeks and the ears.

What will occur is that your L1 patient will lie prone on your table and feel an undue pressure from the headpiece.  The other thing that occurs is violent headache spasms coming from subluxation of the atlanto-occipital articulations often with vertebral artery occlusion.  This sets up the tinnitus aurium and vertigo symptoms of the eighth cranial nerve by circulation starvation.  Tinnitus is considered a condition with multiple and sometimes unknown cause.  As SOT, CMRT and Cranial trained practitioners, we have the basic cranial procedures in our armamentarium.  There is no better place to start than with the Basic One and Basic Two procedures.

Before going to procedure, we will list out the clinical picture of the ileo-caecal valve in the stages you are going to see, namely; a) the acute attack and; b) the sub chronic.

A.  Inflammation of the Ileo-caecal Valve (Acute)

1)        These people will have migraine headaches that are sub-occipital starting at the pain reflex line just below the occipital three and extending over the ear on the temporal bone through T-S D4 and D5 with extreme posterior eye pain and upper teeth pain.  They will be nauseated and when they vomit, bile will be present resembling a bilious attack.  Many of these people will have been through the barrage of tests and scans and may even have been hospitalised.  They are coming to see you with headaches for which they are often taking multiple pain killing drugs.

2)         They will have tinnitus aurium as the petrous portion of the temporal bone is pulled into distortion.

3)         They will have higher level low back pain around the level of the first lumbar and check for the palpatory pain at the transverse processes.  This is often the pain that drives them in to see you.

4)         They will have pain resembling broken ribs at the tip of the 11th and 12th ribs on the anterior rib cage.

5)         In these acute cases, the area on your wall chart – the temporal sphenoidal tonic area (slightly medial and anterior to the L1 and actually on the zygomatic) may not yet be painful.

6)           Another observation that didn’t appear in the 1966 CMRT notes is that the metatarsal-phalangeal joints of the big toes will be painful to pressure palpation as inflammatory material is being deposited.

B.  The Incompetent Sub Chronic Ileo-Caecal Valve

1)         They will have painful but hardened tissue at the right anterior humeral head which will be felt in the rotator cuff musculature. This is the frozen shoulder type patient.  Note in your seminar notes, under signs and symptoms that frozen right shoulder is in capital letters.  This is the frozen shoulder that does not have ‘rotator cuff tear’ or ‘supraspinatus problem’ reports from the radiologist.  In advanced cases you will note that the patient cannot raise the right arm and keep the neck straight.  Your true indicators for this type of frozen shoulder is occipital line 2 area 3 is active; TS L1 and the hardened feel of the shoulder.

2)         As previously mentioned, the metatarsal phalangeal joints of the big toes have become like a toxic dumping ground.  The pain will resemble gouty arthritis.  Hallux valgus develops.

3)         The 10th rib costal tip on the right side becomes acutely painful.  A chest x-ray  will show a calcified costo-chondral cartilage.

Background Thoughts and Rees’ Marking

Two factors in correction of the ileo-caecal incompetency are of note.  First, you must think in terms of mesentery correction.  The apron-like folds of the mesocaecum must be lifted back to normal position and all lace adhesions that restrict the freedom of ileo-caecal movement must be broken up.

A second factor is that you must think in terms of the entire digestive tract with ileo-caecal fault.  One common cause of this syndrome is back pressure of colon gas causing the valve to open the wrong way.  Trace it back to the person’s stomach not producing enough stomach acid.  Remember with insufficient acid there is difficulty digesting proteins and iron.

With this background information covered let’s now look at information on the Rees’ marking system and then we will cover the Dr. Rees procedure for correction.  Once again, for those who may be reading this article separately from others in the series, the Rees procedure was developed from his 1950s study of the De Jarnette Bloodless surgery notes combined with the 1965 Temporal Sphenoidal Research.  We have found that reviewing DeJarnette’s early work as presented by Dr. Rees has helped us understand the reasoning behind the 1966 work that is presented yearly in the seminar series along with providing some additional, effective procedure.

Rees’ Marking points


  1. The basic receptor block area for the ileo-caecal syndrome is located 5cm inferior of McBurneys point.  This area is quite tender to pressure palpation.
  2. Find an mark the tender area on the right shoulder.
  3. Find and mark the tender area found at the fifth level interspace (this is an area marked in your seminar notes that you probably wondered about.  It is a tender area that vanishes with L1 CMRT procedure.)
  4. Find and mark the 11th and 12th rib anterior rib cage.  These will be quite painful and are easily located.
  5. Find and mark the tender metatarsal phalangeal joints.
  6. Find and mark the TS lumbar one points and the tonic point.
  7. Now palpate the neck motor unit at cervical 5 and 6 which is your Lovett brother relationship.
  8. Another indicator not included in the 1966 CMRT notes is the temporal sphenoidal meningeal irritation area.  If this area on the interior of the T-S line is palpatorily painful, then you also have a disc problem at lumbar one level which must be corrected with annular ligament technique before the work will be effective.
  9. If sacral one is painful to palpation, then you have a dural port closure at lumbar one and a need for the fibre neutralisation work.

Technique

In modern times (from 1966 on) CMRT lumbar one technique has consisted of a) neutralisation of sacral one and occipital fibre, b) receptor reflex area and shoulder contacts, c) postganglionic.  In going over Dr. Rees’ procedure you can see some inclusions and exclusions of the work of DeJarnette.  This is the case in all of the thoracic and lumbar syndromes and L1 is no different.  Here now is the bloodless surgery technique for a lumbar one major, by the number.

  1. As soon as the patient is turned from prone to supine, you apply the following temporal sphenoidal pain control.  Dr. Rees found the combination of the TS work at the start of the procedure and the use of the preganglionic to ‘switch on the motors’ again to be a successful action in many of the syndromes (not all).  Note, with L1 there is a warning about when and when not to perform preganglionic technique.

The left hand holds light contact over the most painful T.S, L1 area as the right hand finger tips hold light contact over the ileo-caecal receptor block area.  Hold these contacts for two minutes with no motion.  The ileo-caecal patient will have a very alive occipital area 3 and the valve area may just be screamingly tender to the touch.  So, your two minute TS contact is for pain control to first calm down the abnormal pain oscillations in the reflex arc between the hollow viscus and the spinal cord pathways before you can successfully do the deep tissue work.  In two minutes this reflex arc pain oscillation will be neutralised so that you have anaesthetised your patient, locally, or blocked his pain interpretation pathway from the hollow viscus, so now you can go deep into the soft tissue without discomfort.  If you wish to make sure the pain pathways are blocked you can re-palpate your marked areas and you will find them absent or with only a faint remnant of pain.  Be sure and remember this is not a correction.  You have only anaesthetised the warning signs.  This is a regional visceral receptor block anaesthesia that will last about ten minutes.  This gives you sufficient time to painlessly accomplish your bloodless surgery to the involved hollow viscus.

  1. The receptor area and right shoulder work.  Your left hand is over the right humeral head; your right two fingers contact the ileocaecal area.  Your work both areas.  This procedure is continued until you can feel the tension resistance at the ileocaecal release.
  2. Using a double hand reinforced contact just below McBurneys point, you have the patient flex their leg.  The patient moves their flexed leg medial then lateral eight times.
  3. In the same position, with both hands you squeeze an expanse of abdominal tissue into a mound.  You lift this soft tissue ceiling-ward like you were going to raise the patient off the table.  Carry this tissue headwards then away from you then towards you.  Repeat this complete manoeuvre eight times.  This puts normal motion back into the ileocaecal valve.
  4. Now adjust the metatarsal – phalangeal joints of both big toes.  This is done by traction and then a quick thrust.
  5. In subsequent visits when the pain rib areas are not present; when the right shoulder pain, the 5th rib intercostal pain and the other indicators of L1 toxicity do not return, you can be rest assured that you have removed this patient from his tendency towards carcinoma.
  6. If there were 8th cranial nerve indicators, you clear this with your upper cervical work and with Cranial Technique Basic One and Basic Two.  The 2nd or 3rd office visit after the initial L1 is a good time to do this.
  7. You do not do preganglionic technique until you are ready to have this patient on maintenance visits.

As a final word, there is a right / left brain dysfunction as a key problem in many of these patients.  There are often resultant immune related problems such as sinusitis, influenza and colds.  L1 has the associated C5 which is part of the neurological rod of the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm.  These people are very sick and the liver pump and hiatal technique will also be of help.

With the Expression newsletter every three months, we hope that this allows you time to study and incorporate the TS, bloodless surgery and CMRT work.  Remember as SOTO Australasia members you also have access to the Rose Ertler memorial library which has a very large selection of DeJarnette’s works including the 1965 Temporal Sphenoidal research project notes.

Until spring, we remain

John S Kyneur                                                                Peter J Kyneur

Haberfield, Sydney                                                         Toronto, Lake Macquarie

New South Wales                                                           New South Wales

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D10 Intestinal Syndrome

Jacquie Strudwick - Thursday, March 22, 2012
We have been progressing through the Bloodless Surgery and CMRT work from the viewpoint of Dr. M. L. Rees, a good friend of Major’s and a keen student of SOT, from his (Rees’) college days in the 1950s and his attendance at the annual Omaha Homecoming seminars.

We will cover the third and fourth units of digestion in this year’s four Expression articles and thusly will write about D10, L1, L2 and L4, so consider 2012 the ‘year of digestion’.  The first unit of digestion is the mouth, throat and oesophagus.  Have you ever wondered about reflex work for this zone?  The second unit of digestion is the stomach with gall bladder, pancreas, liver and bile duct.  When you are performing your TS, CMRT and Bloodless Surgery work with these areas you are normalising function and often freeing up the spider web and lace adhesions that have developed.  The third area of digestion is the small intestine and ileo-caecal valve covered in the next two issues.  The fourth unit of digestion is the caecum and large intestine and this with its two articles will see out the year.

As with all of the articles of this series, we encourage you to review the relevant section of your seminar notes and the chapter in DeJarnette’s 1966 CMRT manual.  If you haven’t got a copy of the latter, visit our online shop on our website (www.soto.net.au) or contact Averil at SOTO Australasia headquarters, 07 5442 3322 email sotoa@bigpond.com, to secure your very own manual which you will refer to many times in your chiropractic career.


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A review of the above two references (seminar notes, 1966 manual) informs you that D10 syndrome includes gall bladder and modified liver procedure.  DeJarnette’s view, from the 1943-44 Bloodless Surgery compendium, is applicable.  He states:  ‘No one can be sick and have a healthy liver and gall bladder’.

As we have done in previous articles we will present DeJarnette’s CMRT work with reference to Dr. Rees’ variation so you can see the two at work.  Dr. Rees always started with a TS contact and included some of the earlier procedures of DeJarnette Bloodless Surgery that may not have made their way into the 1966 manual.

DeJarnette’s procedure is:

1.    Occipital fibre neutralisation
2.    Umbilical box procedure
3.    Gall Bladder reflex
4.    Modified liver pump; and
5.    Post-ganglionic.

Dr. Rees starts with the TS contact and umbilical box hold which acts as a good manoeuvre for patients who are ‘tender to the touch’ with the occipital fibre neutralisation.  Contacting these points and reflex areas often serves as a good calming, starting point preliminary to the procedures to be performed.
Step Two is the umbilical contact.  You palpate in a circular area about two and a half inches around the umbilicus.  You are particularly interested in 2 O’clock, 4 O’clock and 10 O’clock as being tender to palpation.  Note that if all three are tender then your patient has intestinal parasites and you need to recommend elimination.  There are several vermifuges (worm eliminators) available from your local health food shop.

Rees, also noted that the intestinal syndrome patient with the worms, will have a painful angle of the jaw.  This needs correction but first comes the use of the post-ganglionic work.
Step 3:  Hold the over the shoulder contact with your left hand on the patient’s right shoulder.  Your right hand works the most tender area of the umbilical box.  As we mentioned previously you may find all three clock face areas in the 2, 4, 10 pattern.  In this case it is beneficial to work each of these for thirty seconds as a variation.

Step 4:  Now to the forgotten painful angle of the jaw.  You make a saddle contact under the patient’s chin as your other hand is flat hand contact over the umbilicus for a minute.
Step 5:  Rees used neck extension to free up the vagus nerve.  So he would stretch the cervical column with the chin contact from the previous step while at the same time making a mound of the other hand-held tissue in the umbilical box and moving this mound headwards three times.  Very useful.
In addition, a gem of a technique for vagus stimulation is to be found in the old DeJarnette Bloodless Surgery compendiums and we have extracted the description from the 1943 Bloodless Surgery Abdominal Technic notes.

“Stimulation of the vagus nerve does the following things in the order given:

1.    Closes the cardiac orifice of the stomach
2.    Opens the pyloric orifice of the stomach
3.    Opens the ampulla of vater
4.    Contracts the gall bladder
5.    Produces peristalsis of gall ducts
6.    Opens ileo caecal valve
7.    Slows the heart beat”

Centres of Vagus Stimulation:
Mechanical Centre:  Medial border sternocleidomastoid muscle opposite angle of the right jaw.  To gain this contact, turn the patient’s face to the left until SCM muscle becomes fully visible on right side of neck.  Place left thumb in medial border of this muscle at angle of right jaw.  Support left thumb contact with left index finger which is on lateral border of SCM muscle.  Pinch tissues between thumb and index finger.

Physiological Stimulation Centre: 
This is the ampulla of Vater reflex spot.  Go one and a half inches (3.75cm) right of the umbilicus and inferior for three quarters of an inch (2cm).  Place a contact on this located area and press posterior and you will have located the ampulla of vater reflex which is the physiological centre for vagus stimulation.

Application of the Reflex:
Place index and middle fingers of right hand on the ampulla of vater centre which you have just located.
Place left thumb and index finger on the SCM points described above.  Now, you rotate the ampulla of vater contact clockwise and simultaneously rotate the neck contact anti-clockwise.  You do this procedure for two seconds then reverse the direction.  So second time through you rotate the ampulla contact anti-clockwise with neck contact clockwise for two seconds.  A total of five times through is an extremely useful ten second procedure for maximally affecting the liver, gall bladder and duodenum.
And so, a couple of ‘new – old’ procedures have been discussed which we know you will find most useful.
See you next issue.

John S. Kyneur        Peter J. Kyneur
Sydney, NSW           Newcastle, NSW

T9 - ADRENAL SYNDROME

Jacquie Strudwick - Monday, December 05, 2011
Welcome to the summer edition of ‘Expression’ and here is the next article in the series on the temporal sphenoidal work. We are most fortunate, living in this age and having available the computer generated graphics capable of producing life-like wall charts.

Of course, we are talking about the Occipital – Trapezius, CMRT and Temporal Sphenoidal Reflex chart produced by Dr. Marc Pick’s company, Marc Pick Creations.

You need one of these in each of your clinic rooms. You can now order them and all other SOT charts, manuals and products via our website www.soto.net.au.

A word about your available resources, if you are a new reader or new to the SOT fraternity, SOTO Australasia has been publishing a newsletter since the early 1970’s and as our good friend and one of the early Australian SOT practitioners, Dr. Ken Leyonhjelm put it in a letter to the editor a few years ago: ‘these are chockers full of useful information.’ Also available to you is the online reprinting of the 1930 to 1984 DeJarnette manuals at the Rose Ertler Memorial library hosted and maintained by Dr. David Roseboom.

The TS research 1965 manual is the one you will want to delve into to give you the background for this series.

Dr. Mel Rees of Sedan, Kansas was the chiropractor who rose to the occasion of developing the T-S line and correlating it to DeJarnette’s bloodless surgery procedures following his attendance at the 1965 Convention.

Now, the T9 work. If your patient’s temporal sphenoidal thoracic nine is active and painful to palpatory pressure then you will know that your patient has adrenal gland function irregularity.
These patients have blood pressure abnormalities because the adrenal medulla has vasomotor nerve control as part of its glandular duties. You will observe a weak and fatigued patient with a stooping posture because cardiac output and general body metabolism is partly controlled by the adrenal glandular activity.

It is of interest to note that sympathetic nerve fibres pass from the spinal cord at the ninth thoracic level and pass without synapses through the sympathetic chain and on through the splanchnic nerves to go directly into the adrenal medullae and end in special cells that secrete adrenalin and nor adrenal hormones which have to do with arterial tone and general metabolism.

The temporal-sphenoidal T9 reflex directs your attention not only to the adrenal medulla but also to the adrenal cortex with its cortico-steroid hormone problems.

This portion of the adrenal is under different neural control so it is like you are performing two separate bloodless surgery procedures.
Corrections

DeJarnette starts all CMRT work with occipital fibre and spinal level neutralisation. In many cases this work can be quite painful. This is where Rees’ usage of TS9 point for adrenal and the receptor block area serves to not only alter physiology so that the work can take effect but also to be more comfortable for your patient.
Step 1
Then, is locating and contacting the T.S. and the receptor block areas for adrenal. The anterior abdominal areas are found about two to three inches below the rib cartilage, lateral and slightly superior to the umbilicus. A receptor block area is like a pendulum, it keeps right on going until you stop it. In other words, this receptor block reflex arc keeps oscillating until you put the brakes on it. Here’s how ….. if the right receptor block is painful, you simply hold the right temporal sphenoid T9 and the receptor block area for two minutes. This means you have stopped the reflex arc short circuit so you can now attempt to start repairs to the damaged vital function. If both T – 9’s were painful you must use the same technique on both sides to remove the receptor block that has kept the reflex arc in abnormal oscillation.
Step 2
Not part of Dr. Rees’ procedure, but the first step of Dr. DeJarnette’s 1966 standardisation of the protocol comes in here. Of course, we are talking about the neutralisation of the occipital line 2, area 7 and the ninth thoracic vertebra. The promise of the TS and receptor area calming contacts you have just performed is that this is now much more bearable to this nervy, stressed-out adrenal patient.
Step 3
This is taking the patient’s blood pressure. If the systole is low – 95 to 140 you are going to use low blood pressure adrenal CMRT. If 140 and above, you will use high blood pressure adrenal technique.
Step 4
This is the cranial contact procedure used for improvement of adrenal cortico-steroid hormone production. This involves pituitary gland stimulation for the low blood pressure people and calming holding pressure contact for the more common high blood pressure adrenal major.

Dr. Rees used a variation which combined temporal sphenoidal work, so let’s describe both.
Dr. DeJarnette’s pituitary gland technique is thumbs contacting the vertex of the skull with fingers bilateral on the anterior margins of the temporal plates.

Dr. Rees’ approach was to place the thumbs on bilaterally on the most tender areas located by palpation on the parietal bone straight above the ears to the sagittal suture. These are easy to find areas as the patient will tell you where your pressure hurts. You now place a finger of each hand on the 9th dorsal TS area and the 4th dorsal TS area (which lies above it on your chart). The technique is an alternating pressure of about five pounds at the temporal then at the parietal contacts. And now you have two procedures for the adrenal cortex.
Step 5
Now we turn our attention to the adrenal medulla. DeJarnette’s approach is found in your CMRT seminar notes. This is the double thumb contact two inches inferior of the Xiphoid with your fingers on the patient’s lower rib cage, either side, which has been nicknames ‘the butterfly contact’ due to your hands and thumbs positions. It’s a hold and release approach for the high blood pressure adrenal patient and a rapid thumb to fingers flutter for the low blood pressure patient.

It probably comes as no surprise to you the regular reader of this series, that Dr. Rees used a variation. Remembering that he learned bloodless surgery procedure way back in 1952; it seems that DeJarnette had modified some of the contacts for 1966. The question of whether one is better than the other is for you to be the judge. Of course, we don’t expect you to turn up to your certification examinations and do anything else but what is in your seminar manual.

Dr. Rees’ approach to putting adrenal vasomotor controls back in action was to place a thumb on each 9th rib costal cartilage and the fingers on the lateral rib cage so as to contact over the 9th rib. So you have different ‘anchor points’ for the contacts of DeJarnette (early to late) but the action of holding and alternating pressure for a slow count for the high blood pressure person and doing the ‘101’ butterfly flutter for the low BP patient remains the same. This is like artificial respiration for the adrenal medullar. Whether high BP or low BP, the procedure lasts for two minutes.
Step 6
You now have the adrenal gland functions back on track and you are ready to ‘start the motors’. This is usage of our old friend, the pre-ganglionic with adrenal umbilical contacts, that is; your hold contact point is one inch superior and two inches lateral to the umbilicus – the receptor block area, the area you ‘work’ is the mid-sternal area. Your seminar notes suggest no longer than a two minute application. Dr. Rees’ suggestion was to simply and lightly rub out the pain area. In previous articles with use of the preganglionic, you will note he suggested about ten clockwise circles. This is about the right number of repetitions tolerable to your average patient in that this area can be very sensitive. A gentle tapping of the sternal area with your index finger is another excellent approach.
Step 7

We have included this very important step which Dr. Rees tended not to use, that is, the post-ganglionic control. This procedure with shoulder contact hold and adrenal receptor block working is one you will need to educate your patient into doing as a home procedure. It is performed several times a day until the blood pressure normalises for a month. The last word on patient management for the adrenal patient concerns dietary corrective supplementation. These are stressed out people, so you need to get them onto their vitamins B, C and E. Dr. DeJarnette suggested the usage of calcium lactate. These days there are several calcium / magnesium supplements available which are proving efficient.
Dr. Rees was firmly in favour of the usage of standard process glandulars such as drenamin and drenatrophin.

We have two more years of articles to follow in this series in which we cover the usage of TS work with your CMRT.

Hope you enjoy the summer and festive season.
Until next issue, all the best.

John S. Kyneur           Peter J. Kyneur
Sydney, NSW             Newcastle, NSW



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