& Development Clinic
Effect aka the Bio electrical Cascade of the direct current of
regeneration was first experienced in its explosive potential
by Dr. Brinkerhoff in 1987 through self-application of
his earliest Percus-O-Matic prototype.
Clement Wittman founder of the Modern Institute of Reflexology.
The origins of MIR Research and Development Clinic
were laid by Clement Wittman in 1952 when he was certified by
Eunice Ingham Stopfel and began his professional practice. The
Percuss-O-Motor was held in high regard in the '50's, and Reflexologist
Wittman purchased several units.
He eventually developed a proficient foot reflex percussive technique
that lasted about 10 minutes. After 25 years of heavy use his
POM began to falter, but the McShirley Company had ceased production;
there were no replacements available.
McShirley's shutdown led to Clement's design and
development of the Percuss-O-Flex machine (1800 IPM) which not
only replaced his old Percuss-O-Motor, but it became an FDA approved
over the counter item. He made it available to reflexologists
for professional use as well as for lay people in self-treatment.
During his 36 year career Clem gave over 100,000 percussive reflex
treatments using the McShirley Company’s Percuss-O-Motor
solenoid percussive massager and/or his own Percuss-O-Flex update
as shown in picture to the right.
Drs. Wittman and Brinkerhoff never met face to face,
but because their interests ran parallel when it came to machine
percussion techniques; they discussed progressive development
of percussion or reciprocal type stimulus via telephone on numerous
occasions. When Brinkerhoff once told Wittman that he had raised
his treatment level to 3600 impacts a minute, he replied,
“I believe anything above 1800 IPM is vibration ... not
percussion. However, I can’t argue with your good results!”
Drummer knows how
to use those drumsticks. MIR'sVideo
you to "play the feet" with
the new and improved DRUMmer; and put a new
"beat" in the "heart" of your more
Brinkerhoff eventually produced the Percus-O-Matic
‘jackhammer’ ... as it became known. The POM was capable
of 8,000 impacts per minute; with a 3/8” stroke on the shaft;
and a flat 1” diameter leather padded head on the tool or
reflex tip. “I used to ‘jackhammer’ the
bottom of people’s feet for up to 1 1/2 hours, but the outcome
was very good. I got what appeared to be 'miraculous' results.
One-treatment-type 'cures' ".
Although the production of the aluminum cast Percuss-O-Flex
machine was terminated in 1995 due to the introduction of the
Percus-O-Matic jackhammer, a new and improved model was finally
introduced in October of 2004. This updated Percuss-O-Flex 2 is
likewise a solenoid powered machine with a maximum 1800 impacts
per minute as recommended by Dr. Wittman, but is lighter and easier
to handle due to use of space age materials.
action on K1 meridian point.
This percussive type reflex stimulus machine will
be used primarily in both the Professional and the Avocational
Lay Ministry Reflexology Starter Kits. It will serve as a stepping
stone to Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager aka DRUMmer for those who
aspire to enter the professional realm where the more heavy duty
professional machines are needed to meet the demands of a busy
"Through our study and observation here
at MIR Research & Development Clinic I eventually came to
understand the three major mechanisms of action involved with
reflex stimulus; all of which produced the same end result:
elimination of the blood proteins and excessive water from the
space between the cells; which block access of oxygen to the cells
and thereby produce what was identified by Dr. Guyton as the anaerobic'death
state'. Now I understand how so many people appeared to be
cured in just one reflexology treatment,” stated Zachary.
A Tribute to Marcel Poiron, DR
Below we see four sarcoma cancers on the leg of
an Amish patient of Marcel Poiron, DR. This was accomplished at
the Canadian Institute of Modern Body Reflexotherapies through
the hands of Dr. Poiron who administered a combination of Reflexology
using the Percuss-O-Flex machine and Herbal Bitters. "It
took 1 1/2 years for total healing of the
Amish man's leg," he said to Zachary during one of his
annual visits to MIR Clinic in Lakewood, CO.
took this photo of the four Sarcoma cancers that
afflicted the leg of his Amish patient on his first visit.
"I told Marcel that he needed to take an
after-photograph of the leg as evidence of a true healing,"
said Zachary. "He took the 'after' picture 5 years from
the date of the first treatment. You may study this profound healing
very closely in the photo shown below."
left leg of Amish cancer patient
taken 5 years later shows complete
healing of the four sarcoma cancers.
Marcel Poiron & Zachary Brinkerhoff meet in 1991 at
MIR Clinic in Lakewood.
Drs. Wittman and Poiron drew an agreement which
created a sister school of the Modern Institute of Reflexology
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, under the direction of Dr. Poiron.
The sister school agreement was continued under the new MIR leadership
of Zachary Brinkerhoff following the death of Dr. Wittman in 1989.
Marcel's death in early 2005 was a great loss to his wife Yvette
and all his fellow Canadians. This cancer story is a tribute to
his great work in the field of Reflexology. We miss you Marcel.
Modern Institute of Reflexology
certifies agreement with
Institute of Reflexology
On the12 day of March in the year of 1983 in
the City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba Canada; Dr. C. Wittman
and Dr. M. Poiron recognized and agreed that both the Modern
Institute of Reflexology in Canada and the Institute of Modern
Reflexology in the United States would henceforth be covered
under the same logo and seal.
Canada recognized the Institute of Modern Reflexology
in the United States and both schools mutually agreed to work
at the same goal: the improved health of man kind.
Upon the death of Dr. C. Wittman in 1989 it
was again agreed between Dr. M. Poiron and the new Executive
Director Z. Brinkerhoff to continue the "sister school"
relationship referred herein.
In witness whereof we have herewith affixed
our signatures on this 12th day of October 1991.
USA Director of Studies
Canada Director of Studies
(Original document on file.)
"Laughter is the closest
between two people."
– Victor Borge
The normal flow of the CHI aka direct current of photo-bio
electrical energy throughout the human body occurs in a continuous
stream moving through the 12 major meridians in the invariable
sequence shown in the diagram above. The pronounced state of
sedation that resulted from the surging photo-bio electrical
cascade following "shock-type"
percussion by Zachary on the K1 Well/Chinese Sleep Point (aka
Bubbling Spring or Solar Plexus point) using the newly developed
Percus-O-Matic "jackhammer" gave evidence on it's
effectiveness. M.I.R.'s continued research has clearly confirmed
Dr. Fitzgerald's postulate
on "shock" as the therapeutic source of healing rather
than just "stimulation" of a reflex point.
M.I.R. Research and Development Clinic has developed the new
and improved "jackhammer" known in reflexology circles
as Dr. Riley’s Ultra Massager aka the DRUMmer.
This machine, like it's predecessors, has proven it's capability
to produce the DOMINO EFFECT as illustrated in both the stair-step
model at top of page and photo to the left. It is wholly manufactured
in the USA and will last a lifetime with proper maintenance: parts
availability is the key ... hence it’s reparability.
"The doctor of the future will give
no medicine, but will interest his patient in care of the human
frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas Alvin Edison, Sc.D.
here to enroll now!
Graduates from MIR
"The gateways to wisdom and knowledge are
To: MIR review committees
would like to introduce myself and allow the review committee
the opportunity to see how I plan to use my reflexology certification
in the future. I am currently a physicist at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research experience is extensive. My objective is to use my
experience in research in conjunction with my love of reflexology
I realize that some people enter my chair with healthy skepticism.
I want to provide validation to those seeking scientific proof.
December, I applied to the Exercise Physiology Master's program
at the University of Pittsburg. In January, I was admitted to
their program and given an advisor. My advisor, Dr. Duquin, has
received grants, since 1996, to study the physiological benefits
of massage. Hopefully, I will be able to learn how to evaluate
and analyze the human body and prove the physiological benefits
master's and Ph.D. clinical programs require separate applications.
I plan on completing the master's work in two years. After proving
my proficiency, I will continue as a doctoral candidate, another
three years of education.
have resigned from my instructional position at Carnegie Mellon
University to pursue my education as a full time student. My goal
is to work as a reflexologist and earn enough money to cover the
cost of my living expenses. Currently, I have contract with the
Carnegie Mellon University Health Center. My next step is to find
a place of my own where I can work on people who are not associated
with the university.
have thoroughly enjoyed studying under your program. I am excited
by the future and cannot wait to see what unfolds. Thank you for
taking the time to review my clinical studies, letters of recommendation,
and signing my logbook after validation of my hours.
Student Health Services
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the JOURNEY begin!!!
do what you've always done;
You'll get what you've always got."
----- David Steele