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

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.

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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