Assists Objectives Processes

Basic Objective Processes
Assists Level Processes

Cumulative Index


Done a Bunk
Awareness of Present Time Perceptics
You Make that Body Lie in that Bed
Communicating with an Unconscious Person
Shock or Catatonia
Touching Walls
Feel the Wall
Present Time Differentiation
Present Time Body Orientation


Environmental Control
Body Communication Process
Locational Assist
ARC Process
Touch Assist


Emergency Assist
Contact Assist
Locating the Accident or Injury
Spinal Adjustment


Temperature Assist - Version A
Temperature Assist - Version B


Low Order of Terrible Trio for Assist
Places Where the Condition does not Exist
Reach and Withdraw
Contact the Present Time Environment
Communication Process for an Invalid
Hello & Okay Assist
Exactly As It Is
Keep It From Going Away


Assist to Make a Person Sober
CCH Zero Locational Processing Step
Locational Process
Locational Process with 'Notice the ____'
Location - Control Process
Locational Undercut of Two-Way Communication
Spotting Objects
Spotting People
Establishing Session Reality
Locational Process and Physical Contact

Spinal Adjustment


BTB 22 July 1970 "Touch Assist -- An Improvement on Spinal Adjustments for Medical Doctors and Practitioners"

Volunteer Ministers Handbook, Chapter on Assists


Sudden shock such as a fall, a jerk of the body, or the lifting of a heavy object with the strain on the back may cause the intervertebral disk to be pinched or pushed out of place.

Symptoms of this may be pain, dull or sharp, directly on the spinal column or along any of the connecting muscles of the back. A numbness or buzzing sensation may be experienced on the backside below the small of the back.

The slipped or pinched disk may not always be detected by running the fingers along the spinal column, but can be detected by lightly running the hand or fingers along either side of the spinal column. The reason for this is that the disk itself is very small and may not be felt, but the muscles and ligaments connected to the spine will have strain on them and may be cramped or knotted. This is the reason that there may be pain along these muscles and not directly on the spinal column. This can be easily felt with the lightest of touches along either side of the spine.


Have the injured person recline on a flat service. Give him a standard touch assist, with his agreement.

Afterwards, also with his agreement, check to see if there is a pinched or slipped disk. It will more than likely be detected by the presence of a swollen muscle or knot on either side of a particular section of the spinal column. Relax the muscle.

Use a light circular motion alternated with a sliding motion toward the spinal column. This is the most important action. It is the muscle that is physically holding the disk out of place.

It is usually during the action of relaxation the muscle that the disk slides back into place. If it has not slipped into place with the above action, you may gently slide it sideways into place. It will go easily, without a snap, and the person will feel instant relief.

End Point

The slipped or pinched disk back into place.


When there is no improvement by gentle treatment properly done as above by qualified practitioners, have the spine x-rayed as it may be fractured and in need of medical setting.

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