Preview a technique from the book - Dural Torque

(Please note that the diagrams are black & white in the book - A book with full colour diagrams would cost about 325/book)

Dural Torque

Useful for

Difficult cases, Allergies, Back pain, Blood pressure, Lower back category III, Bad posture, Longevity.


Dr. Sheldon Deal maintains that the two most powerful techniques he has ever learnt in the past twenty years are dural torque and second brain.

The spinal cord is supported and protected by three sheathes, one of them is the dura. Stress of any kind can cause the dura to contract. When it contracts, the dura can become twisted, it is having a kink in it. Dural torque will not correct itself.

If dural torque people ever get lost in the woods they will walk in large circles because they take a longer step with one leg than the other leg. The distance between occiput and sacrum when sitting, standing and lying should be the same. The closer the measurement, the longer their life span. They should be within 0.5 inches of each other. Some people are out by 2 inches. Whichever measurement is the furthest away from the other two, should be the position to perform testing on the client.

Dural torque interferes with the flow of CSF. This can be a common reason of high blood pressure because the cerebral spinal fluid is not moving properly up and down the spinal column. The sacrum and the occiput are pumps and both are supposed to move with respiration.

Test by 1

Figure 247 Dural Torque: Test 1

Figure 247 Dural Torque: Test 1

Push down on the sacrum toward to client's feet and test a SIM at the same time. This lengthens the spinal cord and, if there is a kink in the spinal cord, it will exaggerate the kink and make a SIM test as weak.

Treatment 1

The treatment is to put some slack in the spinal cord by manually moving the occiput and sacrum together with respiration. This will also help get the CSF moving.

Figure 248 Dural Torque: Fix 1

Figure 248 Dural Torque: Fix 1

With permission, gently pinch the tip of the coccyx with one hand and the base of the occiput (upper cervical spine) with the other. With inspiration, push those two together six to eight times.

Test by 2

Find a SIM e.g. hamstrings.

Figure 249 Dural Torque - Block test strong

Figure 249 Dural Torque - Block test strong

Put one block under a hip and another one under the opposite shoulder. This twists the spine. The client can rest their head on their forearms to keep the spine straight.

Test the SIM to see if it tests as weak, then retest SIM with the blocks under the other hip and the other shoulder.

Figure 250 Dural Torque - Block test weak

Figure 250 Dural Torque - Block test weak

If the SIM tests as weak in either test, proceed to the treatment.

Treatment 2

Figure 251 Dural Torque - Block treatment

Figure 251 Dural Torque - Block treatment

Put blocks under the opposite hip and shoulder to the ones that made the SIM test as weak.

Grip the upper cervicals firmly, and with the permission of the client, hook your fingers under their coccyx and pull together on inspiration, relaxing on expiration. The pressure should be firm and may be uncomfortable.

Retest the original block arrangement to see if correction has worked.

It is not always necessary to put the blocks to take out kink.

Also see

Food Sensitivity Testing. Blood Pressure. Lower Back Category III. Cranial Faults. Cervical Spine. Scoliosis.

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