The Cerebellum /84: The cerebellum rules mechanics! The cerebellum will not let you
move muscle or fascia in such a way as to traction or injure a nerve that is adhered to it.
So when motor function is inhibited or the bio-mechanics don’t make sense think about
13/396, 142! Injured fascia sticks to nerves and the cerebellum inhibits movement to
protect the adhered nerve. We can change that cycle. Look for prior injury to the
antagonist of the inhibited muscle. When treating a chronic injury remember to finish with
81/84 while the patient is moving. It does wonders for restoring optimal function.
FSM and the Dura: When a disc has been injured there will always be inflammation
and adhesions to the dura. The cerebellum will not allow spinal muscles activation that
would traumatize the dura. After any spinal when you are trying to recruit and stabilize the
core spinal muscles remember to treat 13/443 with gentle flexion, rotation and extension of
the spine. Then finish with 81 / 84 to optimize recruitment.
FSM for Brain and Spinal Cord: When treating spinal cord injuries or
radiculopathies associated with cord and nerve impingement think about what happens
when the neural structures are inflamed and compressed enough to inhibit conduction.
Muscle function and even descending inhibition can be reduced causing lower extremity
muscle tightness that passes for local dysfunction. So try 124, 94, 321, 9, 3, 13, 91, 81, 49
/ 10, 396 polarized positive neck to feet. Run 81/ 10, 396, 84 for at least 5 minutes each to
help restore function and coordination. Then think beyond that to 3, 13, 217, 91, 49 / 162,
62 to treat the impaired blood supply.
Low Back Pain: The supine lumbar practicum has become an intense training ground
in the last year to teach us about the visceral causes of trigger points that refer pain to the
low back and change lumbar biomechanics. When abdominal muscles are tender to
palpation that is too light to be causing pain in the rectus, obliques or psoas, or when
treating the muscles doesn’t change the palpation, think 40 / 22, 31, 27, 16, 65, 129, 7
depending on where the problem is. And once you have treated 40/ in those tissues think
about 13/ 22, 31, 129, 65, 7, 4. Remember 13 / 60 when the psoas is unreasonably tight or
tender. And when 40/22 is the problem gluten is the villain. As it turns out, inflammation in
the viscera promotes and perpetuates trigger points and adhesions between the viscera
change posture. Chronic abnormal posture causes joint and disc degeneration. And we
can change that cycle!
PHN: We all know that active shingles is easy to treat and that PHN is very difficult. It is
difficult because the peripheral nerve is damaged, the spinal cord becomes sensitized and
central pain amplification and denervation hypersensitivity become features. Treating with
40, 284, 94, 321, 81 / 396, 10 and 13/396, 142, 77, 443 and then 40/89 usually helps but
not always. Try 124/396 and see if it helps improve outcomes. Polarize positive or
alternating whatever appears to produce the best outcomes.
Spine mobility and muscle recruitment after spine surgery or injury:
When the spine is injured, the dura seems to become adhered to the surrounding
structures. The nervous system will not allow you to move any structure that is adhered to
neural structures, so it will inhibit motor recruitment and spinal motion and prevent
strengthening of the spinal stabilizers. 13/443, 10 ,396 applied from neck to sacrum –
using the specialty gel electrodes – while the patient is doing gentle spinal movements is
amazing to watch. Range of motion increases with each rotation and flexion movement.
Then you can try 81/10, 396, 84 to improve recruitment with movement. If these
frequencies are going to help, the changes happen in 15-20 minutes. More than one
treatment will be required as movement increases each time and additional motor units
need to be activated. Repeat until no further improvement is noted.
Quick facet treatment: The facet joints – the posterior joints in the spine – cause
local back and neck pain and perpetuate myofascial trigger points. But, because there are
SO many tissues in the facet, the treatment list can be intimidating if you are short on time.
For a quick facet treatment, try 40/783, 157 first. Then try 13/396, 480 with gentle
segmental rotation to ease the sharp focal pain at the joint line where the medial branch
nerve seems to adhere to the capsule. Once that is less painful use 91/480, 783 to soften
the capsule and its attachment to the periosteum.
Ligaments and Tendons – sprains and tendinopathies: These conditions can
be difficult to treat and can become quite chronic. Try 124/ 100 for ligament injuries and
sprains. Try 124 / 191, 77 for partial thickness tendon tears and tendinopathies. It may
require 50-60 minutes for this frequency to finish changing tissue. The tissue seems to knit
over time but it takes time! It may take several visits at 124/ for 50 minutes. Use fewer
frequencies for longer periods of time
124 / 191 – Achilles tendinitis – 124/ appears to be time dependent. It took 60
minutes of running just that one frequency combination to repair a 10-month chronic
Achilles tendinopathy when multiple treatments using 40, 284, 91, 13 / 191 had failed to
reduce the pain or tendon thickness.
124 / 77 – When is myofascial pain not myofascial pain? The patient had severe multiple
myofascial trigger points in the shoulder muscles after a rotator cuff repair 18 months
previously. Treatment started with 40/396 and most of the trigger points and taut bands
softened. This made the slight atrophy in the teres minor apparent. 40, 284 / 77, 46 did not
change the pain or muscle tone. 124/ 77 produced an immediate softening in the muscle
and after 45 minutes the atrophy was reduced by 50%, the shoulder was pain free and the
trigger points were gone. We concluded that the surgeon had missed the teres tear when
he did the arthroscopic supraspinatus repair. The partial thickness tear in the teres minor
responded to further treatment and the patient is recovered.
3 / 97: During Tom Myers workshop I mentioned that we hadn’t yet found what 3/ was
really good for. Tom said, “Adipose tissue scleroses”. Voila! Since then, 3 / 97 has been
proving its worth. When treating abdominal adhesions and pelvic pain, it turned out to be
important to know that all of the abdominal organs are cushioned with adipose. Adding 3 /
97 made a huge difference in results. When treating the sciatic nerve for adhesions it
turned out to be important to know that the sciatic has a fat pad cushion around it.
It seems as if 3 / 396 works well for adhesions in the nerves too since the nerve is such
a lipid rich tissue. Reducing scarring in the skin is more effective when you use 3/97 since
the adipose layer under the skin becomes hardened and sclerosed in the scarring process.
The FSM learning curve continues. Who would have guessed this10 years ago?
Using 40/10 to treat spinal cord sensitization: When the patient has been in
pain for a very long time from some peripheral pain generator that you are about to work
on or when the painful area is very sensitive to touch think about treating with 40/10
polarized positive from neck to feet for a few minutes before you start the local treatment.
Then keep a second unit running from neck to feet while you are treating the local painful
area, especially when treating chronic abdominal and pelvic pain and neural or dural
adhesions. It requires two machines but it is ultimately worthwhile. It keeps the patient
more comfortable during treatment and improves long-term results by reducing spinal cord
up-regulation and central sensitization.
124/ – is continuing to surprise with its usefulness. Patient had a coccygeal fracture 2
years ago and has had incredible spasm, sacral, pelvic and leg pain since then. Using
124/783 and 124/100 from sacrum to abdomen made the gluteal and pelvic muscles relax.
The theory is that the unresolved fracture is causing the muscle to splint trying to stabilize
it. By treating the cause of the spasm you can get the spasm to relax.
For recent shoulder fractures: 124 / 783, 59, 39 along with 294, 124, 321, 9, 40 /
783, 59, 39, 100 and 81/783 and 294, 124, 321, 9, 81, 49 / 46, 77, 81, 205, 14 (/81,205, 14
– shoulder joint)
Using two machines: Dr. Hartman talked about using two machines simultaneously
at the 2013 advanced. In the sacral fracture patient, a second machine was used from T12
to the knees to treat facet inflammation, nerve inflammation and nerve adhesions. Being
able to change frequencies on both units while doing manual therapy made the treatment
time much more productive. The patient came in at a 6/10 and left at a 2/10.
82/46: After 16 years of doing FSM I didn’t think there was any frequency combination I
hadn’t used before. But a practitioner called last week and described amazing results
when he used 82/46 for a myofascial pain patient. 82/ from the advanced is for “abdominal
or sub-acute inflammation” and /46 is for muscle tissue, probably the sarcomere. He
reported incredible “smoosh” in numerous trigger point patients.
13/396: Any time a facet joint or any myofascial tissue is painful with mobilization or
during soft tissue work be sure to try 13/396 while mobilizing. If you have the contacts in
a towel or wrap above and below the area you are working on, you can set the frequency
at 13/396 and then use your hands to mobilize the tender tissues. The nerves adhere to
the joint capsule and to the fascia in the myofascial tissue so channel B can be /480 or
/142 or /77.
40 / 94: The Core myofascial protocol has changed! 40/94 is used first to
relax and soften the upper trapezius and the SCM. The accessory nerve starts in the
medulla and innervates these muscles. The effect on the upper trapezius is profound and
immediate. After about 2 minutes we move to 40/10 to soften the cervical paraspinals and
then to 40/396 to soften the muscles innervated by the segmental nerves. Then move on
to 58/’s, 91 / 142, 62, 77; 40 / 710, 157, 783; and 13 / 396, 480, 142, 62.
40 / 94 is also very useful for treating anxiety along with 40 / 562, 89. We’re moving
beyond 94 /94
81/84: After we treated the scarring and adhesions in my shoulder and worked to
mobilize the joint, we found that it was difficult to get the muscles to fire in the proper
pattern and proper order. The upper trap kept taking over raising the shoulder and locking
up the joint. We used 40 / 94 to quiet the upper trap and then used 321, 81 / 84 + running
from neck to elbow using BuzzBoy wraps while I was exercising the shoulder muscles.
The motion normalized and changed completely within minutes. And everyone had a good
laugh watching me get totally dorphed. Then we ran 321, 81 / 92 + (sensory and motor
cortex) and I suddenly “knew” where the shoulder was in space and once again made with
Treating PTSD: The PTSD protocol is on the new AutoCare 1300 making it easier to
run and use than ever before. This makes it possible for any FSM practitioner to treat
PTSD and collect data on the outcomes. The military and civilian PTSD scales, the Beck
Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Global Anxiety Disorder (GAD7) paper tests are
available from the FSM office or Dr. McMakin. The tests can be sent to you by email and
you can begin doing pre-treatment testing immediately. Have the patient fill out the forms.
Treat the patient four times in three weeks and re-test. Treat for another four sessions and
re-test. We still don’t have anything published on the amazing outcomes in PTSD patients.
Low back pain and the kidney: When is low back pain not low back pain? When it
is caused by adhesions between the kidney, the ureter and retroperitoneal fascia. At the
Atlanta Core we treated a practitioner who had a 14-year history of low back muscle
tightness between T11-L2. There was no history of infection or stones. But when we found
that only 13 / 23, 60 and 3 / 97 (don’t forget the fat pad around the kidney) would soften
the muscles and improve motion, the patient recalled (you know how that goes) that she
had an accident where she was hit in the back and was in bed with back pain for three
days. Our best guess is that the kidney was traumatized and bleeding down along the
fascia behind the kidney and ureter caused adhesions. Once the visceral structures were
released all that remained was to release the dura along the spine and at the sacrum since
it hadn’t moved in 14 years.
Using more than one machine at a time: When you are treating abdominal
adhesions it is a good idea to run one machine on 40 / 116, and gut parts while you are
using a second machine to treat the adhesions. 13 / 77, 22, 31, 3, 27,16, 65, 129, 7, 4, 37,
34, 88, 19, 396 can go a long way to reducing pelvic pain and abdominal adhesions. But if
you keep the inflammation down while you are treating the scarring everything goes more
smoothly. Be sure to finish up with at least 2 -3 minutes of 18 / 62 any time you are
treating abdominal adhesions or even a sticky joint.
The following approach has become standard in treating the supine
and prone cervical spine:
Treat the Nerve: Start with 40 / 94, 10, 396 – +/- with contacts at the neck and chest.
40/94 relaxes the upper trapezius and SCM but the upper cervical muscles won’t let go if
the alar ligament is lax.
Treat the ligament: Use 124 / 100. If this causes the upper cervical muscles to soften,
it can run for as long as 40 minutes.
Treat the facets: 40 / 157, 783, 480 -The C2-3 and 3-4 facets get inflamed from
trauma or posture. The paraspinals, multifidi and rotatores tighten in response to the joint
Treat adhesions: 13 / 480, 396 and 91 / 480, 783 with small segmental movement of
facets to peel medial branch off of joint capsule. This will reduce pain and soften the facet
Treat the disc: 40 / 710. Inflammation in the disc annulus for the C5-6, C6-7 disc will
soften the lower cervical muscles. The C5-6, C6-7 disc is often seen with problems in the
upper facets. If 40 / 710 goes smoosh, then you can add 40 / 330, 630.
Treat the dura: 13 / 443 – if RCP minor is still very rigid it is often due to adhesions in
the dura where it attaches to the RCPM. Then use 91 / 77, 191 to soften the muscle itself.
Sometimes you can’t tell it’s the upper cervical muscles – RCP minor especially – until the
discs and facets are treated and the more superficial muscles relax.
Treat the muscle: 58/s and 91 / 142, 62, 77 should take care of the local myofascial
trigger points. But they seem to be minor once the drivers are removed with the preceding
Rationale: The trapezius and other muscles will stay tight if the alar ligament is lax or if
the facet joints or discs are inflamed. The cerebellum increases muscle tone to protect the
nerves, joints and visceral structures that might be endangered if the muscle relaxed or
moved. The constant increased tone exhausts muscle energy supplies and trigger points
form. When we treat the cause the muscles are easy.
When any visceral or nerve tissue is adhered, the cerebellum will inhibit muscle
contraction and range of motion to protect the nerve. When a muscle appears to be weak,
think about inhibition and recruitment. Try 13/ 396, 142. Remember that dural adhesions
can create similar inhibition in the trunk muscles. Try 13/443, 10. Once the adhesions are
clear, try 81/ 84 to encourage the cerebellum to reconnect with the inhibited tissue. Use
81/92 (sensory cortex) so the brain can “find” the inhibited muscle and then 81/10, 396 to
finish the connection locally.
Right and Left side trunk flexor weakness in a patient with prior heart
13/87 – “scarring in pleura” on the left freed lower thoracics to contract normally.
13/10,443 – allowed upper thoracics to right side bend. Trunk lateral flexors recruited really
well after eliminating the scarring.
NEW! Treating the Cervical Spine prone or supine.
Quiet the upper trapezius and SCM: 40 / 94. /94 is the site of the accessory nerve and
innervates the upper trap and SCM. Quieting that nerve reduces the tightness in the upper
trap. 124 / 100 – sometimes the sub occipitals are tight because the ligaments at C1 are
lax. If 124/100 softens the muscles, it suggests you might not want to use the 58/’s on this
patient. 40 /10 – quiets the cervical paraspinal muscles. 40 / 396 softens the segmental
muscles that innervate the scalenes, levator and splenius. 40 /710, 40 / 157, 783 will quiet
the drive from the disc and the facet reduce muscle tone even further. After that the
muscles are easy!
Pelvic Floor Spasm and Trigger Points
The patient said she had vaginal scarring from a “bad episiotomy”. She had a vaginal birth
with tearing 1 year after a traumatic C-section delivery of a premature baby. Palpation did
not reveal any vaginal scarring and 13/19 had no effect. But she did have spasm and
myofascial trigger points in the pelvic floor muscles. Treating the nerve and muscle did
nothing. Why would the cerebellum contract the pelvic floor muscles and prevent
intercourse? She was talking during treatment and said, “My uterus never had time to
heal” after the C-section. I took the hint and tried 294 / 34 and the pelvic floor muscles
began to relax. The spasm and trigger points were gone in 20 minutes. Also used 321, 9,
970, 49 / 34 and 94, 40 / 84 to help the cerebellum become less vigilant about protection.
Two days later she had pain free intercourse for the first time in a year.
Hangovers and Chemotherapy
Nausea from Chemo: 57,900, 920 / 89, 94 also works for hangovers
Look for fibrosis in the areas of lymphatic return, in the groin and at the sternum
13 / 13, 142, 62, 79
Combining Machines: When you’re treating someone with a condition like RSD or
any chronic pain with known or suspected central sensitization, use one unit that is
connected from neck to feet running 40/10, 40/89 and 20 / 10, 89 to quiet the central
sensitization. Use a second unit to treat the affected area locally.
“Torn and Broken” 124 /: This frequency repairs tendon and partial thickness tears
and removes the compensations caused by tendon injuries. Multiple chronic trigger points
in jaw and shoulder muscles were eliminated using 124 / 191, 77 to correct the
tendonopathy that caused the muscles to overwork. When trigger points in the jaw or
shoulder muscles occur after orthodontics or a sprain injury, the muscles tighten to protect
the tendon and ligament leading to trigger points and pain. Remember that 124 / is time
dependent. It reduces the pain immediately but needs 20-40 minutes to create lasting
Loss of descending inhibition creates a particular kind of muscle
You may be missing it because you don’t know what it feels like and it can be
mistaken for a myofascial problem when it is really neuro problem. The muscles feel rock
hard, tight and rigid. The muscles resist movement and may be painful but not tender to
touch. In the lower extremity, the adductor and quads will be involved but the tib posterior
can cause foot inversion. In the upper extremity it appears as biceps and forearm flexor
tightness. If loss of descending inhibition is the problem, 81 / 10 will relax the muscles. The
muscles will soften from distal to proximal and it may take 30-40 minutes to complete the
relaxation. Look for this when the patient has a diagnosis of RSD, cerebral palsy,
post-stroke, or lower extremity pain with a history of a cervical disc or surgery at
any time in the past.
Then What? If the loss of descending inhibition comes from loss of signal from the brain,
you have to address the injured part of the brain to improve its function. 94, 124, 321, 9,
40, 284, 81, 49 / 92, or 84 or whatever has been injured.
Note: 40, 124, 81 are time dependent. They need to run for a while. If the loss of signal
comes from damage to the cord, you need to work to repair the cord.
81 / 10, 124 / 10 – Myelopathy from disc injuries can cause lower body muscle tightness
and pain. The myelopathy reduces descending motor inhibition and ascending sensory
input. Polarize 81 / 10 + from neck to feet to increase descending inhibition and sensory
input. To repair the cord, use 124 / 10 to repair the “broken” tracts and 3 / 10 to help
remove the sclerosis. Multiple treatments.
Brain – Immune Connection – New Research
From Kristine Allcroft, PhD: new research links gastrointestinal disorders to MS to
Rheumatoid Arthritis. This simple subtle protocol is producing amazing results:
Current: 20 – Leads placed: neck – abdomen
66/110, 109, 443, 90, 94
50/110, 109, 443, 90, 94
124/110, 109, 443, 90, 94
The idea is to clear meningeal congestion and repair the communication system between
the nervous system and the immune system.
120 /: any time there has been significant swelling as in lymphedema or after severe
trauma remember that once the water is reabsorbed the protein remains behind. Try
120 / in /480, 13, 142, 77 if 13, 91 /and those tissues isn’t helping
When is joint pain not joint pain? When it is caused by micro tears in the
tendon where it attaches to the joint capsule and bone. When 40 / 783, 157 doesn’t
work, think 124 / 77, 191, 783, 480.
Use two machines when pain has been chronic and the spinal cord
and brain are sensitized. One machine neck to feet running 40 / 10. One machine
working on the local pain project.
Treating the shoulder: Contacts at neck and around the upper arm and axilla.
40 / 94 – softens the upper trapezius. 40 / 10 softens the cervical paraspinals. 40 / 396
relaxes the shoulder muscles and reduces the pain in the axilla at the subscapular
nerve. Then, once the subscapularis has become less painful to palpation, use 13 / 396
and gently mobilize the shoulder until the scapula moves easily. Then use 40 / 195,
783, 191 for the inflamed impingement tissues.
40/ and 81/ We think of 40/ as reducing inflammation but it also seems to work to
“reduce the activity of” the target tissue. So it works to quiet the sympathetics
in 40 / 562 and quiet the parasympthetics with 40 / 709. 81/ increases secretions or
perhaps increases “the activity of” the target tissue. We have Roger Billica’s heart rate
variability research to demonstrate that. 40/ works to reduce pain and inflammatory
cytokines in the cord with fibromyalgia patients but it might also just be quieting the
“activity of the cord” pain pathways that are secreting the cytokines.
40/10 can increase lower extremity spasticity when the patient has loss
of descending motor inhibition. If 40 / 10 makes the leg muscles tighter, try 81 /
10 to increase the secretions that create descending inhibition and relax the leg muscles.
Tight or rigid adductors and quads are the hallmark of loss of descending inhibition. If
these muscles just don’t feel “right”, if they feel tighter than is reasonable in a pain patient,
try 81 / 10 to relax the muscles and you’ll find that it reduces the pain. But then you might
also need 40 /10 to reduce spinal cord sensitization and reduce the cytokines.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Patient had a presenting complaint of middle branch trigeminal
neuralgia but the history suggested a jaw infection from two root canals that led to a
chronic sinus infection that inflamed the nerve. Because of the infection we couldn’t run
40/396, which is what you would normally do for trigeminal neuralgia. But 64/42, 64/63 ran
for over an hour before the patient woke up. Take home message – look for and treat the
Intention tremor: the cerebellum and the basal ganglia regulate fine motor control and
damage to these two centers create intention tremors – wide gyrations when you try to
point your finger at a target or try to feed yourself. 81 / 84, 988 created a huge reduction in
resting tremor in a brain injury patient. Stimulating secretions from the sensory cortex with
81/92 made the tremor worse! Because the increased flow overwhelmed the basal ganglia
and cerebellum’s ability to control the increased impulses.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS): Preliminary cases suggest that 124 / 77, 191, 100
reduce hypermobility and pain. Neck muscle pain was reduced with 124/ 443! The
muscles stopped guarding and being painful when the hypermobility in the dura was
corrected. Remember to treat 40/783 to reduce that part of the pain cycle. I would never
have guessed this could be helped but it responds really well!
When is shoulder pain not shoulder pain? When it is caused by the C5 nerve
root and or a myelopathy. Always start the shoulder treatment with 40 / 396 and see if that
changes pain, muscle tone or tenderness. If the patient has any history of spinal cord
compromise such as a cervical disc surgery, consider the possibility that loss of
descending inhibition or loss of motor signaling is contributing to the biomechanical
problems. Try 81/10, 84 while they are exercising the shoulder to see if that changes
recruitment or rehab.
If it really is the shoulder, 124/191, 77 are the standard for repairing partial thickness tears.
Abnormal biomechanics almost always start with adhesions between the subscapularis
and the nerves. 13 / 396 used between the neck and the axilla remove these adhesions
allowing more normal shoulder mechanics. Don’t forget to peel the lats away from the
serratus while you’re doing the manual work. 13 / 396, 142 makes this pretty easy and
Chronic Stress – there is a hypothesis out there about the vagus nerve becoming
dysfunctional due to prolonged chronic stress. Try using 94/109 polarized positive in
patients who fit this description. Place the contacts at the neck and waist.
Gastroparesis: When mold colonizes the gut or the sinuses in susceptible patients, the
mold toxins can “paralyze” the vagus nerve inhibiting gastric motility and pancreatic
enzyme secretions. The testing and medication regimens required for long term recovery
can be found in Advanced workshops by Neil Nathan, MD and Roger Billica, MD. But FSM
can help. Use 23, 95 / 109, 9, 22 for removing the mold toxin from the vagus and the
pancreas and restore function with 49/109, 9, 22.
Infection: If you use 40 / and any tissue and the patient has an increase in pain
anywhere during the treatment or within 3 hours following the treatment, it indicates that
there is an infection of some sort and you need to take appropriate steps to look for it and
treat it. I treated a patient for the residual effects of a cerebellar stroke using 40/84 and
within 3 minutes she mentioned that her tooth was hurting. The tooth pain persisted that
evening and went away when she took an antibiotic. She had an undiagnosed abscess.
Another patient was being treated for abdominal adhesions and the practitioner used
40/22 for a few minutes at the start of treatment. The patient’s abdominal pain flared up a
few hours later for two days after treatment. A more careful history suggested mold
exposure and colonization of the gut that led to the gastroparesis that led to the surgery
that led to the scar tissue. We treated her gut and vagus nerve for mold and then treated
her for the scar tissue and there was no flare up. This response to 40/ is so predictable it
helps with diagnosis.
Treated this week at the booth at IFM Annual International Conference.
Nerve Traction Injury: Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve traction injury created by an
anterior hip replacement. The nerve is injured when they retract the soft tissue to place the
hip. The symptoms were pain, hyperesthesia and numbness in the distribution of the
lateral femoral cutaneous nerve – upper lateral thigh from the hip to the knee. Check
sensation and mark the edges of the area of numbness with a pen. It started at 30” x 12”
oval. Wrap the positive contact (wet towel or wrap) from the low back at L3 around to the
front where the nerve exits the fascia. Wrap the negative leads contact around the leg just
above the knee. Use 40 / 396 and polarize it positive. Check sensation after 20 minutes.
Numb area was reduced to 24” x 9” oval. As the area shrinks change to 94, 124 / 396 for
five minutes each. Then treat the scarring in the nerve to release it from the fascia. 13 /
396 reduced the pain and we went back to 40 / 396. When we went back to check
sensation the numb area was reduced to a small mid-thigh 3” x 4” circle. The rest will be
repaired when she sees her local FSM practitioner.
Abdominal Adhesions: Five abdominal surgeries in 3 years and this patient was in
constant 5-7/10 pain in the abdomen and thigh. Positive leads at the low back at L3 and
negative leads in a warm wet wash cloth on her thigh. Sharp pain with gentle palpation
means it’s a nerve so start with 40 /396 so she would tolerate touch. Then release the
scarring in the nerve at the site of the hernia repair with 13 / 396, Go back to 40 / 396 as
needed. Then move to the abdomen 13 / 77 and 13 / 129, 88, 22, 37, 31 and 3 / 97. The
QL was still tender and that turned out to be 13 / 60, 23. Then there was a traction injury to
the long thoracic nerve and the T8 nerve. 40 / 396 and 13 / 396 took care of those in fairly
short order. The concussion protocol put her to sleep on the table while we were doing
most of this.
Mid-Back Pain: Pain and tightness between the shoulder blades with no local palpatory
pain in that area looked just like the Cloward diagram of disc generated pain. AutoCare
1300 protocol for Pain / Disc / Sub-acute set up with a wrap around the neck and a glove
at her mid back eliminated the problem.
Fibromyalgia: I thought it was a 40 / 10 because she was so tender and maybe even
an 81 / 10 because her lower extremities were so tight, but it turned out to be simply 9 /
142 and 40 / 116 neck to feet for 45 minutes while running the concussion protocol. Food
sensitivities, adrenal fatigue and stress created wide spread inflammation. Histamine
stimulates class C pain fibers and makes everything ache. 9/142 took the pain from a 7/10
to a 4/10 and then 40 / 116 took it down to 0/10. It lasted 24-hours. A gluten free diet,
sleep, stress reduction and a massage a week will make all of this better fairly quickly.
The Shoulder Solution
I keep coming back to the shoulder. It’s a complicated joint that depends strongly on
muscle balance for its function. After 20 years of treating shoulders a consistent theme has
emerged that makes shoulders easy.
40 / 396 applied at the neck and axilla. Subscapularis will be tight because it is
enervated by C5-6 nerve that passes by the C5-6 disc and often becomes inflamed
because that disc is the first to degenerate. Once the subscap nerve is adhered the
cerebellum locks down the subscapularis and inhibits the external rotators and abductors.
The inhibited muscles don’t depress the humeral head and the patient presents with
impingement. The inhibited muscles are “weak”, can’t support weights, strains the tendons
and the patient presents with partial thickness tendon tears or tendonitis.
13 / 396, 142 – mobilize the nerve and release it from the fascia. As long as the nerve is
glued to the subscap, the cerebellum will keep the subscap inhibited and tight to protect
the nerve and the shoulder mechanics cannot be normal. Release the nerve and the
mechanics can return to normal.
91/142, 62 – when the muscles have been tight for a long time calcium ions flow in and
make the muscles stiff. 91 / will help soften them.
124 / 191, 77 – sometimes the shoulder is tight because of a partial thickness rotator cuff
tear and the cerebellum contracts the muscles to protect the injured tendons. If the
muscles soften when you use 124 / 191, 77 it’s a clue that this may be the problem. This
frequency is time dependent and may take a while to repair the tendon.
40 / 191, 195, 783 – the tendons, bursa and periosteum may become inflamed because of
mechanical trauma from the muscle dysfunction.
81 / 84 – Once the muscles work properly, they need help coordinating their movements.
They need to fire in the right order with the right force. The cerebellum coordinates
movement and you can help it by increasing secretions. The change in the quality of
movement is stunning within seconds when you use 81/84 – neck to wrist.