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.


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.

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


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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