Biography in the development
of the dermovisceral clavitherapy method
Dr Ferdynand Barbasiewicz’s interest in medicine and human pathologies dates back to 1956 when he started working at the anatomy laboratory of the Military Hospital in Warsaw as an autopsy assistant. His study and analysis of psychological, histopathological and neurophysiological literature directed his deduction and induction investigations towards biocybernetic functions in the human nervous system pathology as one of the principal reasons of deaths. The histopathological research experience, numerous consultations with anatomopathologists and varied clinical literature had then inspired him to take a serious interest in the reflexes, processes and functions of neurotransmission for the first time. In 1961 he became a member of the Polish Cybernetic Society, where he participated in the work of the biocybernetics section whose most active members were military surgeons. This is where he first encountered literature on reflexology based on stimulus-body response reactions, acupressure and acupuncture. At the same time he started studying at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, where he focused on the processes of psychogenic conditioning in humans and animals in particular.
At university he first became interested in dermovisceral processes and receptors. He then realized that every pricking or puncture of the human and animal skin triggers off various internal factors on different endogenous levels of the body such as the plasma, antibodies, coagulation, endocrinological and vegetative factors, stimulation and suppression in the nervous system, self-healing and self-recovery, etc. Similar activation processes, physiological in human and animal organisms, due to emotional ambivalence resulting from psychological and sociological factors of psychogenic conditioning, can, because of severe and long-lasting stress, lead to adaptation or even psychosomatic disorders or can, through psychotherapy, lead to a positive adjustment of emotional experiences and behaviors and even self-recovery. His master’s thesis entitled “Psychogenic and Sociogenic Correction of a Socially Maladjustad Young Personality” was related to this area of research. To complete it, he organized festivities and various competitions in the 1960s for socially maladjusted young people in the Social Readaptation Center he established in Otrębusy near Warsaw.
Since the early 1960s Dr Barbasiewicz had been collecting and studying the literature on reflexes, anatomy, physiology, histopathology and the nervous system, functional topography of the brain, acupressure and acupuncture in particular. As research on cells of all the endogenous levels (dermatome, neurotome, myotome and sclerotome) with the electron microscope progressed, he studied all the publications on subcellular structures, especially the functions of various endogenous and molecular factors and neurochemical transmitters in dermovisceral coupling and control via the nervous system. He attempted the first experiments in dermovisceral stimulation combined with acupressure and acupuncture points on a suffering human being in the early 1970s and succeeded in relieving different types of pain. Initially, he performed non-invasive dermovisceral stimulation using properly sharpened popular knitting needles and nails and attempted to effectively fight various addictions in accordance with the guidelines of acupuncture. In 1967-1981 he took several trips abroad (USSR, China, south Venezuela) to explore reflexology and various methods of psychotherapy and reflexology.
Already at that time he undertook statistical studies on the indications for specific points and their combination into algorithms and a network of activities. Concurrently, he performed multiple stimulations on the scalp and the skin all over the body, analyzing various sensations in correlation with the functional topography of brain centers. In those places where stinging or distinct pain was felt nails were held until the unpleasant sensations subsided and then immediately after the stimulation the patient experienced a great relief and generally felt better. He established that all the centers of the brain and cerebellum, the brain stem, cranial nerves, the entire nervous system, internal organs and all the morphological structures of the human and animal anatomy have their diagnostic and therapeutic topography properly localized on the skin surface.
Since the 1970s Dr Barbasiewicz has been selflessly and successfully helping people suffering from various complaints. He then called the method clavipuncture and several years later renamed it clavitherapy (Lat. clavus – nail). In 1975, he developed the present version of the nail which he called clavicle. It was demonstrated that evenly placing bundles of 7 clavicles held in one hand and 7 clavicles in the other hand on the skin surface and mild stimulation of the scalp every 5 mm brings considerable relief; all central and cortical tensions of the brain subside, perfusion improves and there is a distinct sensation of space in the head. The sinuses become unblocked and cleared, the sight and breathing improve, headaches disappear, etc. Dr Barbasiewicz showed that long-lasting tension in the brain due to severe and prolonged stress leads to nervous or even psychosomatic disorders of the body, ischemia of the brain centers and scalp or even an enzymatic and metabolic collapse in the dermatome, manifested by dandruff.
Following congestion caused by clavicle stimulation, some people get algostic spots with hyperalgesia on the back, abdomen, chest and extremities, which point to disorders of the body’s own nerve potentials. The second phase of the algostic spot pathology is algodystrophy during which the skin of the spot becomes dead and dumb, which proves that the flow of signals from the brain through the efferent and afferent nerve fiber to effectors and the whole skin and visceroreceptors is totally switched off. A spot’s diameter can be range 1 mm to 20 mm. In order to adjust the value of the body’s own nerve potentials, the algostic spot should be stimulated with a clavicle until hyperalgesia is removed and normal skin sensation is regained. The result is restoration of the correct value of the body’s own nerve potentials. And an algodystrophic, dead spot should be pressed non-invasively over the whole area until sharp pain is felt for a second. Then the nervous signal transmission in the nerve fiber is effectively stimulated. A few minutes after the pressure, distinct dermographism similar to that caused by mosquito bites will appear. This is due to subcutaneous filling up of the spot with the plasma, which subsides after several hours and then the sensation and proper color of the skin are regained. These spots certainly have to be followed up for several days by means of stimulation. The presented process of regulation of the body’s own nervous potentials and stimulation of the lost nervous signal transmission can be effectively randomized clinically with EMG (electromyography) tests.
Dr Barbasiewicz has proven that every man’s umbilical cord is a storage of stem cells (of the dermatome, neurotome, myotome and sclerotome) which can be stimulated to regenerate, for instance, the nervous system under demyelination. This should be accompanied by simultaneous stimulation of the Shen Men (general neurophysiological) point and point 25 in the auricle, the so-called growth factor together with stimulation of the upper edge of the umbilicus skin. This therapeutic method, among others, favors the cicatrization and regeneration of the myelin in brain plaques (Fr. plaque) in multiple sclerosis (MS), evidenced by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) at the Warsaw Military Hospital.
The second important therapeutic area established by Dr Barbasiewicz is located in the so-called brown aureola around the nipples, which is closely linked with the iridologist’s diagnosis based on discolorations of the iris. The procedure is to take 3-5 clavicles or 5-7 toothpicks evenly arranged in a row and gently press the whole brown area of the nipple aureola perpendicularly, maintaining the pressure for 7-12 seconds. Nipples must not be punctured. If you have a health problem, you will feel a piercing and highly irritating needle pain directed inwards. After abatement of pain sensation in the whole brown area around the nipples, you will feel definitely better. You can also measure your breath with a spirometer and you are bound to see a significant difference after the procedure.
The author of the dermovisceral clavitherapy method, Dr Ferdynand Barbasiewicz, has also developed a set of light physical exercises that, if applied in the right proportion and at the proper pace before going to bed and in the morning, is an excellent way of achieving very good congestion of the whole body, detoxication, oxygenation and blood supply on all the endogenous levels; it helps to de-stress, improve cerebellar and motor coordination and divisibility of attention, regenerate and slow down the ageing process of the whole body.
The publications on the dermovisceral clavitherapy method have been sent by post and e-mail to 700 medical universities and scientific institutes engaged in medical and paramedical research all over the world.
– In 1977, Dr Barbasiewicz defended the doctoral dissertation on The Development of Habits in the Aspects of the Psychology and Pedagogy of Education in the Anthropocybernetic and Neurophysiological Perspective at the Main Teaching Machines Center in Cracow.
– In 1979, he submitted his habilitation paper on the Dermovisceral Clavitherapy Method at the Faculty of Medicine.
– In 1979-2004 he published several course books on clavitherapy and a clavitherapy atlas under his own imprint.
– In 1996, he published the first book edition of Clavitherapy and Atlas of Clavitherapy under his own imprint.
– Dr Barbasiewicz is the author of 87 scientific publications and numerous press, radio and television publications on clavitherapy as well as a number of papers on clavitherapy presented in scientific congresses and symposia in Poland.
In 2004, Dr Barbasiewicz published the second enriched edition of Clavitherapy and Atlas of Clavitherapy and developed over 1100 algorithms with a therapeutic activity network based on acupuncture and acupressure. During routine treatments of such grave conditions as multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathy, parkinsonism, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, pre-surgery cancers, etc. he performed between 200,000 and 300,000 stimulations on a single patient’s skin lasting 8 hours a day over 10 days.
For 30 years Dr Barbasiewicz has been monitored with respect to the effectiveness of the dermovisceral clavitherapy method by the Polish Medical Association and the mass media. The proof of the therapeutic success of clavitherapy is the positive evaluation and recognition of the method and the school of dermovisceral therapy by the Polish Medical Association, with a 200-year history.
Since 1988 Dr Ferdynand Barbasiewicz has been a military old-age pensioner and he has been actively involved in the therapeutic and educational activities of the Clavitherapy Center – Źródło in Strzeniówka n. Warsaw, Poland.