PIVOTS AND ANCHORS
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© October 2018, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is only the opinion of the author and is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, prescription, treatment or cure of any disease or health condition.
One of the most important and remarkable aspects of a development program the way our Approved Helpers set them up is the amount and degree of improvement that occurs in the brain. This is absolutely essential for development to occur.
Studying these changes has difficult because the brain is not readily accessible to view. However, we recently identified hair analysis patterns that can enable anyone to assess some of these changes – the pivot and anchor patterns. These patterns are proving to be reliable, and most helpful to assess changes in the brain.
Both pivots and anchors:
- are retest patterns.
- involve one mineral level that remains the same, or almost the same.
- the criteria for “remaining almost the same” are identical for both patterns.
- the patterns can occur on any nutrient mineral. In both cases, the minerals the one must compare to assess the pattern are the other minerals in the same tetra, or group of four minerals.
By way of review, the first tetra of minerals are calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The second tetra of minerals are iron, copper, manganese and zinc. There are more tetras, but we don’t know as much about them.
How similar must the numbers be? In order to qualify for either pattern:
Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and zinc must remain within 2 mg%.
Iron, copper and manganese must remain within 0.2 mg%.
If the anchor involves the third tetra of minerals (Chromium, Selenium, Vanadium and Cobalt), we believe the mineral values must be with 0.1 mg% to considered steady and an anchor. This is more of a research area at this time. (Note: ARL does not read vanadium)
With this introduction, let us discuss each pattern in more detail.
Definition. This is a retest pattern in which all the following are true:
1. One of the macro or trace mineral levels remains the same or almost the same. This mineral is called the pivot.
For example, one can have a calcium pivot, a magnesium pivot, a sodium pivot, a potassium pivot, an iron pivot, etc.
2. The other three mineral levels in the same tetra, or group of four minerals of which the pivot is part, must change in the following way:
- Those that are to the left of the pivot mineral on the ARL graph increase or stay the same, while those on the other side of the pivot decrease or stay the same, OR
- Those that are to the right of the pivot mineral on the ARL graph increase or stay the same, while those on the other side of the pivot decrease or stay the same.
An example may be helpful. Let us say that magnesium remains the same on a retest. In addition, the calcium level, which is to the left of the pivot mineral (magnesium) on the ARL graph chart, decreases.
In addition, the sodium and potassium levels, which are to the right of the pivot mineral, increase.
These are the criteria for a magnesium pivot. It would also be a magnesium pivot if the calcium level increases and the sodium and potassium levels decrease.
Rotation effect. The “look” of the pivot pattern is a rotation around the one mineral that remains the same or almost the same. Hence the name pivot because the levels “pivot” around one mineral level that is unchanged or almost unchanged.
Based upon this idea, pivots are called right pivots or left pivots, depending upon which direction the minerals “rotate” around the pivot mineral.
A pivot pattern is a thought-related pattern and signifies a turnaround in a person’s thinking. It is not a lifestyle pattern, but rather has to do with gaining insight, which results in a shift in one’s understanding.
- A right pivot involves a turnaround and improvement in one’s own moral values. It is also a slowing of the oxidation rate if it involves the first four minerals on the chart or first tetra.
- A left pivot involves a turnaround in one’s understanding of others, usually one’s family members. It is also associated with a faster oxidation rate if it involves the first four minerals or first tetra.
All pivot patterns so far are very positive indicators.
VARIETIES OF PIVOT PATTERNS
1. Pivots can involve different minerals.
2. Pivots can be to the right or to the left.
3. Pivots can be mild to extreme. A pivot pattern is mild if the changes in the other three minerals are minor, such as just a few mg%. However, in some cases the changes are quite extreme, forming a more extreme pivot pattern.
We believe the latter indicates a more intense or powerful insight or turnaround.
4. A single hair analysis retest can show one, two, three or more pivots.
CHANGES IN THE BRAIN
Left calcium pivots and left magnesium pivots (moving toward a faster oxidation rate) are associated with activation of certain frontal lobe brain centers associated with development. These are earlier development indicators than an elevated phosphorus level, and are very positive patterns.
There are four main centers in the frontal area of the brain involved with early development. The left calcium pivot and the left magnesium pivot are associated with activation of the two lower ones. Activation of the other two brain areas are associated with anchor patterns.
With calcium and magnesium pivots, one needs to retain copper, so the copper level may decrease.
Definition. An anchor pattern exists on a retest hair mineral analysis when:
1. One or more minerals remain fairly steady on a retest, using the criteria discussed at the beginning of this article.
2. The other mineral levels in the tetra that has the minerals that is steady do not follow a pivot pattern. In other words, the mineral levels on both sides of the anchor may increase, or the mineral levels on both sides may decrease, or some combination of the two.
Anchor patterns indicate improvement in the architecture or shape or the brain sulci in an area of the brain. They are all very positive patterns.
VARIETIES OF ANCHOR PATTERNS
Anchors can involve one, two, three or rarely more minerals that remain steady. Here are more details:
Calcium anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the head. These are less common, and mayhave to do with improvement in vision or visual processing disorders.
Magnesium anchor = Improvement in the sulci on the right side of head. These are quite common and have to do with improvements in language and thinking skills.
Sodium anchor = Improvement in the sulci on left side of the head. These are common, but not as common as magnesium anchors. Sodium anchors often have to do with improvements in language and thinking skills.
Potassium anchor = Improvement in the sulci at the top of the head. This has to do with balance and other brain activitites.
Iron anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the head involving language processing.
Copper anchor = Improvement in the sulci on the top of the head. We are not sure of the exact brain activity involved.
Manganese anchor = Improvement in the sulci top of the head. We are not sure of the exact brain activity involved.
Zinc anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the brain. We need more research about this anchor.
2. Anchors involving two macrominerals. These are called double anchors. Six possibilities are:
Sodium-potassium anchor = upper back of the head improvement
A calcium-magnesium anchor pattern is very good, as is a calcium-sodium anchor. These are associated with activation of the upper two brain centers in the frontal area associated with early development. We believe these are earlier development indicators than an elevated phosphorus level, but more research is needed.
4. Mild to extreme. Anchor patterns are mild if the change in the mineral values of the minerals that do not remain the same are minor. If the changes in these minerals are large, it is a more extreme anchor pattern.
These occur often in those who follow a development program carefully. In fact, if no pivot or anchor patterns appear on a hair test, usually the person is not following the program very closely. It is a way we can check clients for compliance with the program.