Lumbar Two - Caecal Syndrome

Jacquie Strudwick - Monday, October 15, 2012
The L2 is the story about the first two feet of the colon consisting of the caecum with its vermiform appendix and the ascending colon. This is the drying out portion of the colon. From the small intestine, the used up intestinal chyme is passed in liquid form to the caecum. In the next half a metre it is dried out to about the consistency of toothpaste. If it is not dried properly a loose bowel is the result.

The ability of the lining of the caecum and ascending colon to absorb water and electrolytes from the chyme gives it its second name which is “absorbing colon”. The distal metre of colon is principally a storage area for faeces or dried up chyme.

Problems in the absorbing colon can be classified under one of three types:
1.    The acute caecal syndrome.
2.    The coeliac sprue syndrome.
3.    The chronic caecal syndrome.

1.    The acute caecal syndrome is the second most common L2 state. It results from bacterial toxins or ingested poisons irritating and inflaming the caecum. This irritated cannot properly dry out the chyme. Instead it passes it violently through the colon with resultant dysentery.
Under this heading also would be the inflamed appendix or the appendix stump. In acute lumbar two presentations, always suspect appendicitis when the appendix is still present. The amazing thing is the appendix, like the gall bladder can still be problematic even after surgical removal. These need occipital neutralisation of the occipital fibre involved along with the TS work and the post and preganglionic.                                                                          

2.    The second type of L2 major is the coeliac-sprue sufferer. Idiopathic steatorrhoea, called sprue is the syndrome with periodic diarrhoea in which the stools are frothy and fatty. This indicates faulty absorption of fats and carbohydrates. Note the problem is not digestion but absorption. These people need the TS  and the CMRT procedures.

3.    The most common L2 major is the chronic caecal type. To review the presentation of these refer back to your CMRT notes. Leg spasms, joint pains and arthritis, in the main. Symptoms similar to rheumatoid arthritis but they can present with many combinations of visceral complexes. There is a connexion between the heart and the liver and gall bladder. Nineteenth century physicians first notice predispositions.

The term, diathesis is a general constitutional predisposition to a certain disorder.
The rheumatoid arthritis diathesis is a well developed body, fleshy round face, with hypertension and tendency towards obesity.

Corrections with TS and CMRT
CMRT work begins with the S2 and occipital fibre neutralisation.  

Step 2:

The TS cybernetic feedback work that you were introduced to at the start of this series. The 2 contact points are Mc Burney’s point and the L2 TS point.

Step 3:

The TS thoracic 4 contact and McBurney point technique.

Step 4:
The carrying of the tissue at McB’s point in a superior direction to help with drainage.

Step 5:
The procedure of choice of Drs Rees and Heese which has been restored as part of CMRT- the preganglionic.

Nutritional procedure
We have spoken previously about glandulars and the variations in the world regions as to availability of products. Dr. Darren Little’s article in the winter “Expression” was timely and pertinent. Darren stated that there is a need to review and rewrite the CMRT management notes, in coordination with the International board .Further, there is a need for current methods and supplements to be included in these sections.
Dr Rees’ nutrition for an L2 major was four-fold: 1. vitamin E2 2.vitamin G 3.chlorophyll perles and 4. Formula 17606.Let us explain. Vitamin E2 was a phospholipid synergist of alpha-tocopherol from beef chromatin. We use the past tense in that we are unsure whether this is still available. In any case, it was never available in Australia or New Zealand. Down in our part of the globe, plant-based nutrition seems to be the order of the day.

Vitamin G was a portion of the B complex of vitamins that are not soluble in alcohol and tend to be vasodilators( riboflavin, niacin, betaine, inositol, folic acid and PABA).The Standard process labs out of Wisconsin used to make these up. This was useful if you were De Jarnette working out of Nebraska but not if you were we Kyneur brothers working out of Australia. (Peter had a distinct advantage of being trained as an herbalist and homoeopath before becoming a chiropractor. John has had the disadvantage nutritionally of adopting a Palmer ideology and being a guest lecture at Sherman college, a few years ago) Chlorophyll, well this is available as either chlorella or spirulina.(This is for those who have colitis and who want to reduce the Guanidine and histamine build up). The fourth supplement available to US and from Standard Process again was 17606 or Betacol.Go to and look it up(we did and were pleased to see that Betacol is still available).This is for the liver and heart involvements of an L2 major. You could probably get some by mail. The Australian TGA(therapeutic goods act) would make it difficult to bring to Australia. New Zealand’s government is a little more liberal.

This article series on the TS work is written and published to give our modern SOT,CMRT and Cranial scholar and practitioner some additional insight into the organ work that is part of the chiropractic heritage. We have added a bit of our own commentary from time to time and have been grateful to Averil and our previous editors for their lack of censorship. Until summer, we remain;

Dr John Kyneur, Sydney, NSW
Dr Peter Kyneur, Lake Macquarie, NSW

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