Chart No. 10
[See Book 3, Chart 10]
The principle used in the test board is as old as the pyramids. The board shown in this chart is two feet long and one foot wide. In the center of the board is a cross divider - one lengthwise and one crosswise - at perfect right angles. A string, with a heavy plumb bob at the end of it, is suspended from the ceiling and is positioned exactly where the point falls on the center line at the end of the board. Then the string is fastened. The position of the board is then marked on the floor with indellible [indelible] ink, so water won't affect or remove the markings. In this way the board can be quickly replaced exactly where the plumb bob indicated it to be correct, no matter how often the board may be removed for cleaning purposes.
The little suction cups at the ends of the rods extending from the board, hold that end on the floor. This board can be raised for cleaning or leaned against the wall if space is needed.
The length of the board is for the purpose of a clear view of the line-up of the patient with the center line of partition, and to give room behind for the string, so the patient does not touch it.
The test board in the illustration has a little iron pipe over the right-angle partitions to hold them firm. This is not necessary. A 1" x 2" [one inch by two inch] wooden strip, securely fastened to the center of the board and one at right angles to it will do very well. A line drawn in the center of the long strip would give the line-up for the string.
TO CHECK THE LINE-UP OF THE PATIENT: The doctor sits on a stool, facing the line which is suspended from the ceiling, and lines his sight up with the center line always. The patient stands on the front half of the board, as is clearly demonstrated in chart No. 11, with the back toward the doctor, heels snug up to the back stop of the center divider on the board, and the feet in a natural position, without any effort to place them or line them up with the center of the board. The knees must be free. If they interfere, then the feet should be separated but at an equal distance from the center on each side of the divider, and the heels remaining snug against the back stop.
EXAMINATION: The pulse should be taken BEFORE placing the patient on the board for checking the line-up. Each pulse beat relates to an energy field in Nature. Much that has been overlooked by the western world for centuries, can be discovered in this field alone. Details on the pulse are given in the explanation of Chart No. 2 in this book. Next, the blood pressure should be taken to note the tension in the fluidic circulation. This reveals to the doctor an important point on whether it is advantageous for the patient to take hot baths for the relief of high blood pressure, or cold showers over the spine in cases of low blood pressure.
The gravity principle of the earth is used in every construction job, even in the laying of bricks and all the superstructure. A right angle is the shortest line to the earth in its gravity pull. The plumb bob test string represents this line. The patient is placed with the back toward this line for comparison and check of the central axis of his own gravity to that of the earth. By doing this, the comparison reveals the imbalance of the person's own gravity structure. This imbalance limits his motion and function, even though he is not in action or under the pull of gravity outside.
The person's own center of gravity in relation to his inner forces is far more important than the center of gravity outside. Merely measuring man's relationship to gravity is not sufficient.
1 A plumb bob or plumb line can also be used to observe a patient's posture and postural holding patterns.