CLAVITHERAPY in the opinion of Janusz Kołodziejczyk,
a renowned reflexology specialist, specialist in gynaecology
and a family doctor with a knowledge of acupuncture
Janusz Kołodziejczyk

Clavitherapy is a new medical term and what it embodies has only been in existence since the 1960s. Created by Dr Ferdynand BARBASIEWICZ, a Polish psychologist, clavitherapy is a sum of all the systems of reflexotherapy, micropunctures and corpopuncture.

Its mechanism of action is explained in terms of well-established scientific medical knowledge of neurology and anatomy (the anatomy of the nervous system in particular) rather than the speculative theory of Chi energy, the Five Elements Theory and their mutual transformations, the concept of “full” and “empty” organs etc. – all forming the foundation of the classical Chinese acupuncture.

This distinction is, however, purely ideological, as reflexotherapy is a contemporary continuation of acupuncture that utilises its extensive practical achievements, creatively develops it and explains the effects in terms of the widespread and approved medical knowledge, clavitherapy, being the final form of its development and the sum of the entire reflexotherapy, remains in the same relationship with acupuncture.
Unlike the other methods of reflexotherapy, clavitherapy:

- uses the whole surface of the body rather than its fragments which form the “biologically active points”

- introduces the session of „mutual acting out” on the head as a prelude to the diagnosis and/or therapy

- adds diagnostically altered skin areas (dandruff of the scalp, algodystrophic, morphologically altered body surface areas which do not stain following stimulation, morphologically intact areas which upon stimulation stain in a different manner than their surroundings as well as other skin changes describes in detail in the next chapter) and uses them therapeutically

- creates and uses a unique system of biocybernetic relationship between the quality of the session and the patient’s impressions resulting from the session. Thanks to the system a session carefully carried out IS ALWAYS OPTIMAL with respect to the patient’s needs resulting from his or her condition

- introduces, due to the biocybernetic relationship, a level-by-level principle of restoring the function of impaired structures of the nervous system (central or “initial acting out” on the head followed, if necessitated by the course of the session, by a “targeted acting out” on a lower, peripheral/corporeal level of the reflex arc).

All you need to have is “just" a knowledge of the nervous system anatomy, nerve and blood supply of the organs and body parts. All this knowledge is contained, as far as Poland is concerned, in “just” one volume of the renowned anatomy textbook by Bochenek and Reicher. Such a detailed knowledge of the nerve supply to the integument is absolutely vital as clavitherapy assumes stimulation of the whole body surface for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. After all, as previously mentioned, the efficacy of clavitherapy rests in its cybernetic relationships formulated in a total interdependence between the interior and the exterior of the human body.

Thanks to all of the above characteristics, especially the biocybernetic relationship between the session and its result, and the “initial cortical, central and peripheral acting”, the efficacy of clavitherapy is incomparably higher than that of acupuncture and the other components of reflexotherapy, whether considered individually or as a whole. Also important is the fact that clavitherapy makes a full use of the entire integument, meaning the whole skin including the scrotum, which is closely associated with the cerebral cortex, and the penis, which is associated with the meningeal sac and the spinal cord (F. Barbasiewicz) and the labia, the mons veneris, the projection on the skin above the ovaries. In more intimate locations, the patients carry out the session by themselves. Also, in justified cases, stimulation of the anus, the perineum, the vermilion and certain areas of the mucous membrane of the mouth, the tongue etc. is recommended.

Because during clavitherapy the entire skin is involved, all the potential nervous pathways are available. This is in contrast to acupuncture, where stimulation is limited to pathways whose receptors are located in biologically active points. By making use of the biocybernetic stimulus-response relationship, we are not only using our knowledge and expertise but also the wisdom of NATURE. And nature is a powerful and invaluable ally for humble doctors. Years of experience have proved clavitherapy to be extremely effective in such nervous system disorders as multiple sclerosis and extremely promising in atrophic lateral sclerosis, certain cancers, scolioses, allergy and psychosomatic disorders. Panacea generally arouse suspicion among doctors. Although clavitherapy is not a panaceum, its extensive applications and therapeutic efficacy do provoke similar emotions while it should be inspiring respect and a desire to find out more. Unless, of course, we have lost our respect for Nature, which usualy proves disastrous in the end.

Sometimes doctors are quite surprised at the efficacy of reflexive therapy (and clavitherapy in particular). But does anyone find it surprising that the body can function properly on its own even though the structure and function of the nervous system have not been completely elucidated? We simply take it for granted. In the event of disturbances we call a disease, it is the possibility of a well-thought-out intervention in the nervous system functions by means its structures that allows us to reach any organ to act upon it by way of nervous reflexes to force autoregulation and a vascular response, SELF-REPAIR and even REGENERATION of the affected organs (obviously only within the strict limits set by the Nature) resulting in SELFHEALING of the sick body.

Reflexotherapy may be used in numerous disorders, always in conditions requiring regulation of the organ’s functions, self-repair or regeneration of its structure damaged as a result of functional changes (inflammation, hyperfunction or hypofunction of the organ, structural changes or losses resulting from abnormal limitation of the organ’s function). In fact, at the very outset of therapy and rehabilitation reflexotherapy should be recommended, possibly in its most refined form of CLAVITHERAPY.


Acting out for surgical
and non-surgical purposes

A thorough acting out of the cortical, central system achieved by indirect stimulation of the area of scheduled surgery and neurosurgery through the skin of the head and different pathways of the peripheral nerves will promote and accelerate patient recovery post operation.

Every structural pathology of the organ and morphological pathology within the operation area generates strong cortical central tensions in the brain and the entire network of nerves controlling the region or the organ to be operated on. Moreover, the psychology of negative emotions of the suffering person as well as anxiety, inflammation, infections and any (not just analgesic) medication, oedema and a significant anaemia cause further pathologisation of the area to be operated on and of the entire weakened organism. Several repetitions of thorough and successful clavitherapeutic acting out may significantly improve the patient’s performance by detoxification and reopening of sufficient blood supply to the body, especially to the area to be operated on. As we know, where a surgery is performed in an area of poor perfusion and susceptible to metabolic collapse at the endogenous level, for example, in a region affected by the freezing feet syndrome, post-operative synopsis will be very unfavuorable.

A thorough clavitherapeutic acting out, reopening of the digestive system, the autonomic, sympathetic (blood supply), and pyramidal (motor activity) nervous systems, regulation of intrinsic nerve potentials and kindling of the lost conductivity of nervous impulses along the afferent and the efferent pathways across the entire body, not just to the area to be operated may also significantly improve the patient’s performance, which is of utmost importance before, during and after the surgery. This costs nothing and ensures a more speedy recovery. On occasion, the pathological changes regress after the acting out rendering the operation unnecessary.


Statement of Dr G. K., a specialist in neurology (clinical neurophysiology)

In September 1994 I called Dr Barbasiewicz to ask him to prepare me for surgery with clavitherapy. I am 53 years old. Two years before I had a malignant melanoma excised from the back of my left foot. The post-operative course was complicated and protracted. In September 1994 I was diagnosed with metastatic malignant melanoma in inguinal lymph nodes and I was offered their removal. I am now a patient of the Oncology Centre Clinic of Surgery in Warsaw at ul. Wawelska. I started clavitherapy sessions with Dr Barbasiewicz a week before the scheduled operation.

I underwent eight clavitherapy sessions, which were held every day and whose duration was between 2 and 3 hours. During the sessions Dr Barbasiewicz was carrying out psychotherapy. After 4 or 5 sessions I started feeling stronger, my mood improved, I stopped smoking, I started sleeping better and I regained my appetite. The follow-up blood count revealed an increase in the relative count of lymphocytes from 13% to 37% with total white blood cells 12,100 G/l and 6,800 G/l, respectively, and a reduction of bands from 8% to 1%. I took the lymph node surgical excision well. The post-operative course was uncomplicated. The histopathologic examination of the material sampled during the operation revealed foci of metastatic malignant melanoma in the lymph node without the tumour transgressing the node capsule.

I think the treatment applied by Dr Barbasiewicz met my expectations. As a result of the sessions my mental condition improved, my whole body was detoxified and cleansed and my immune system was stimulated. This was reflected by the improvement in the differential blood count revealed 14 days after the first examination. This improvement maintained in the next blood count done at the Clinic.

I would like to emphasise that for the past few years I have been following with increasing interest the results of clavitherapy sessions provided by Dr Barbasiewicz to patients with various illnesses and of various ages. Being a medical doctor specialising in paediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology and familiar with the principles of Chinese medicine, acupuncture treatment and homeopathy, I highly value Dr Barbasiewicz’s therapy in terms of being able to induce a relatively rapid and permanent improvement of the mental and physical health in patients.

- signature and a doctor’s stamp

Celina, aged 71, had a cancer of the anal sphincter qualified for surgery. When she appeared at the Clavitherapy Clinic, the size of the bleeding tumour was that of a large plum and the patient had numerous large haemorrhoids. After 2 weeks of clavitherapy sessions the pain and bleeding disappeared completely. The tumour size decreased to that of a hazelnut, the haemorrhoids reduced their sizes to be hardly visible. The inflammation of the anus completely resolved and all the medical examination results were normal as in a healthy person. After Celina had undergone clavitherapy, her attending surgeon concluded that her case lost its malignant features and therefore did not qualify for surgical treatment. A complete resolution of vaginal discharge was also observed. Celina had also suffered from two serious vision problems: she could not read or write without spectacles. Now she can read and write without them.


Alina J. Cz., aged 70 – A doctor’s opinion

I presented to the Clavitherapy Centre on 23 January 2002 with the following symptoms:

1) Bronchial asthma – after two sessions the symptoms of asthma resolved – my breathing returned to normal and has been such ever since.

2) A severe infection of the upper respiratory tract infection and the bronchi – after three sessions the infection subsided.

3) Low peripheral blood pressure 90/60 with a heart rate of 110 beats per minute – current BP 105/70 with the heart rate of 97 bpm.

4) Discopathy of the cervical and lumbar spine with herniated intervertebral disc. Lumbar kyphosis which has now reverted, I regained lordosis.

5) Vasomotor disturbances – the feeling of heavy head has now disappeared. My hands and feet do not feel cold anymore and the level of sweating has returned to normal.

6) Paralytic disturbances in the form of tics, paraesthesias, numbness and sensory disturbances, muscle pain - the symptoms subsided.

7) Constipation – currently bowel movements normal.

8) Sleeping disturbances – difficulty falling asleep and sleep through the night – the sleep disturbances largely improved.

9) Herpes – resolved.

10) Glaucoma – increased intraocular pressure – improved vision for reading.

11) Low mood – improved. Recommended performance of the Viskat and Catell tests.

12) Reduced span of movements – improved.

13) Reduced appetite – improved.

I declare that I will maintain the positive changes achieved by Dr Barbasiewicz. I regard Dr Barbasiewicz’s method of treatment as effective for most of my symptoms. The report was signed and stamped by Dr Alina J-Cz., a specialist in medical rehabilitation, physical therapy and balneology.

The treatment was witnessed by Alina’s husband, A.Cz, MD, PhD, who signed the above report. After 11 days of treatment Alina underwent follow-up examinations and her condition remains as above – good well-being.

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Alina had a second MRI examination done on 15 February 2002, MRI examination number 261, which confirm the resolution of the above-described disturbances and pathological changes in the brain and the cervical spine (discopathy, herniated intervertebral discetc.) – see attached copy of the MRI examination description. Please be informed that I have performed much more of non-invasive clavitherapeutic treatments of discopathy and herniated intervertebral discs. Herniated intervertebral discs do not require very difficult and complicated neurosurgical operations with troublesome complications. Discopathies and herniated intervertebral discs can be remedied with clavitherapy within 7‑14 days as confirmed by MRI. The complete documentation is archived at the Clavitherapy Centre.


EXAMPLE: Elżbieta S., a 68-year old doctor from Cracow diagnosed with MS, worked for 44 years as a dentist in a forced position in an ergonomically improper workplace.

The sitting position of a dentist is a left tilt with a left lumbar rotation. This improper working position caused serious pathologic changes of the lumbar spine (only that portion of the spine was diagnosed by MRI). As we know, MRI examination is carried out on the patient in the horizontal position. If it were performed in the vertical position, the image of the spine would be more objective, as the spine would then be deformed under its own load. Here is the description of the MRI scan No. 6365 carried out on 1 September 2003 at the Central Polish Railways Hospital Warsaw-Międzylesie. The description of the examination was drafted by Iwona Rejniak, MD, PhD, a radiologist.

“The MRI examination covered Th11-S4 and revealed: lateral scoliosis of the spine, left rotation of the vertebrae, posterior central hernia of the pulpous nucleus of the intervertebral disc L4-L5 causing pressure on the epidural sac and a slight bilateral narrowing of the lumen of intervertebral openings, a posterolateral left herniation of the fibrous band of the intervertebral disc L3-L4 causing a discrete narrowing of the lumen of the respective intervertebral opening, degenerational sharpening of the anterolateral margins of the bodies of L1-L2, intact paravertebral tissues.” (signed and stamped by the doctor)

1. From the first day of her work as a dentist, for many years, the brain was receiving signals via afferent pathways that conveyed the following message ”change to an upright position without tilting and left rotation”. The doctor did not change her position despite the pain that developed after a certain period of work, because this is the harmful way a dentist’s workplace is organised. Below is a list of disturbances with Elżbieta S. presented at the Clavitherapy Centre with a diagnosis of Disseminated Sclerosis (DS) (SM) – over the 7 days of clavitherapy some very beneficial improvements were noted, which I quote from the report:

1. I couldn’t maintain the Romberg test even for a second – at present I am able to maintain fully and for a longer time the standing position with my feet together, my eyes closed and my hands stretched forward.

2. I couldn’t stand without propping even for a second – now I am able to stand without any problems.

3. Before the therapy I was unable to stand on one foot – now I can do it.

4. When I was walking or standing, I had to prop, and I was dragging my right leg on hyperextended knees - now I can walk slowly without propping.

5. I had the dropping feet syndrome – at present my feet do not drop and I am able to control them.

6. I had the cold legs syndrome even on hot days – now my legs are well perfused and warm.

7. I was unable to rise from a chair without propping or somebody else’s help – now I can smoothly stand up unaided.

8. Over the 44 years of work as a dentist in a forced position I developed very significant pathologic changes in the spine, especially in the lumbosacral spine, as confirmed by MRI, causing severe pain and the above-mentioned functional restrictions.

The pain has now subsided and I have regained significant performance in the lower limbs. My posture has improved significantly. The treatment at the Clavitherapy Centre took only 7 days, and the treatments were performed by Dr Ferdynand Barbasiewcz himself (signed and stamped by the doctor).

Another example: Dr Paweł.Kisieliński, an internal medicine specialist from Kalisz, presented for treatment at the Clavitherapy Centre in 1991 with a diagnosis of Disseminated Sclerosis -DS (sclerosis multiplex – SM). He was in a very bad condition. For example, he found it very difficult to walk (the dropping foot syndrome inter alia). After the 7 days of clavitherapy therapy he regained full performance, including the capability of running. His wife, who is also a doctor, after appropriate training, mastered the ability to apply clavitherapy and up to now, this wonderful and brave doctor couple manages to keep fit. Better still, they also heal other people with clavitherapy.

Some doctors, after they have recovered and regained physical performance, undergo training in clavitherapy and practice successfully not only in reducing symptoms of DS (SM).

Attached are lists of doctors who have completed a course in clavitherapy and witnessed the complex processes of health improvements in multiple sclerosis with the exclusive use of clavitherapy:

1 -  Lista zawodowych terapeutów (certificated clavitherapist in Poland),

2 - CANADA: course clavitherapy of St. Catherines ON, diploma certificate claviterapy, test clinic psychology full MMPI