PIVOTS AND ANCHORS
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© September 2019, 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 been 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 anchors and pivots:
- are very positive retest patterns that involve improvements in the brain.
- involve at least one mineral level that remains the same, or almost the same. This is connected to the brain improvement because apparently holding a mineral level steady is required for the healing of the brain that takes place when the anchor and pivot patterns are present.
- the criteria for “remaining almost the same” are identical for both patterns.
- the patterns can occur on any nutrient mineral.
- the more anchors or pivots that are present on a retest, the more powerful the pattern. For example, if a retest shows two right pivots, it is called a double pivot pattern. This is more intense or significant than a test that shows only a single right pivot pattern.
With this introduction, let us discuss each pattern in more detail.
Definition. An anchor pattern exists on a retest hair mineral analysis when a mineral level remains the same or almost the same on a hair mineral analysis retest. The hair must not be washed at the laboratory.
This section was updated on August 18, 2019:
How similar must the retest numbers be to the numbers on the previous test? In order to qualify for either an anchor or a pivot pattern:
Calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium and zinc must remain within 2 and rarely within 3 mg%.
Iron must remain within about 0.2 or rarely 0.3 mg%.
Copper must usually remain within 0.4 mg%.
Manganese must usually remain within 0.01 mg%
Chromium, selenium, silicon and boron must remain within about 0.07 mg% to considered anchor. This is more of a research area at this time. (Note: ARL does not read silicon and boron levels.)
Phosphorus must usually remain within 2 mg%.
Lithium, molybdenum and cobalt must remain within 0.1 mg%.
We believe there is also a fourth tetra (vanadium, cobalt, molybdenum and lithium) and a fifth tetra (germanium, sulfur, rubidium and phosphorus) and a covering mineral, iodine. However, we are unable to evaluate anchors and pivots for them because ARL does not read them. Guides sometimes tell us about them.
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 from one to eight or so 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.
Six possibilities also exist for double anchors (those involving two minerals that remain the same):
Sodium-potassium anchor = upper back of the head improvement
Calcium-magnesium anchor = lower back of the head improvement.
Calcium-sodium anchor = improvement in an upper brain center in the frontal area, usually part of early development. We find this is an earlier development indicators than an elevated phosphorus level.
Calcium-potassium anchor = improvement in the lower of the three brain centers in the frontal area.
Sodium-magnesium anchor = improvement in the middle brain center in the frontal lobe.
Magnesium-potassium anchor = improvement in the frontal area, but not the brain centers.
Alternating anchor pattern. This is new and not well researched. However, it appears that if one has anchor patterns on magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc and perhaps cobalt that this indicates healing of the brain stem. This can improve balance and coordination.
We call it alternating anchors because the anchor pattern appears on every other nutrient mineral, starting with magnesium.
New brain pattern. If a hair chart shows 7 or more anchor patterns, we call it a new brain pattern. It is an excellent pattern that occurs on many hair retests when a person follows a development program carefully and faithfully.
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 in the same tetra 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 in the same tetra 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.
By way of review,
- The first tetra of minerals = calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
- The second tetra of minerals = iron, copper, manganese and zinc.
- The third tetra of minerals = chromium, selenium, vanadium and cobalt.
There are more tetras, but we don’t know as much about them.
An example. 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.
All pivot patterns are very positive indicators and are also anchors.
All pivot patterns indicate a turnaround in a person’s thinking. They are not lifestyle patterns, but rather have 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.
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.