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This article concerns the second four minerals. These minerals are iron, copper, manganese and zinc. On an ARL hair mineral chart, they are found just to the right of the bar graphs for calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. On a Trace Elements chart they are not all together however they form a tetra.
Before discussing specifics, here are some principles of interpreting the second four minerals:
For example, one can have a four lows pattern on the first four minerals when the levels of all four of the first four minerals are lower than their ideal levels. The same thing can occur with the second four minerals, and the meaning is similar.
EXAMPLES OF PATTERNS THAT ONE MAY OBSERVE ON THE SECOND FOUR MINERAL
Double low ratio
Double high ratio
MORE DETAILS ABOUT PATTERNS ON THE SECOND FOUR MINERALS
Double low ratio pattern on the second four minerals. This is an indicator of past trauma, and very reliable. It often coincides with other trauma indicators such as calcium shell, four lows and others
Four lows on the second four. This is another helpful pattern on the second four minerals.
PATTERNS ON THE FIRST FOUR MINERALS AND THE SECOND FOUR MINERALS
These patterns occur when the pattern on the first four minerals and the pattern on the second four minerals are the same. For example, there could be a four lows pattern on the first four minerals and a four lows pattern on the second four minerals. This would be called a double four lows pattern or four lows on the first and second four.
One can also have fast or slow oxidation on the first and second four minerals, double low ratio pattern on the first and second four minerals, and so on.
The meaning of a pattern of this type is that it is stronger than if the pattern appears only on the first four or only on the second four minerals.
This is a very interesting and more advanced hair analysis interpretation concept. Shift patterns means that over the course of 6 months or more, a pattern on a hair test will shift from the first four minerals to the second four, or vice versa.
For example, a shift to the left on the standard hair chart we use can occur in at least two ways among the first and second four minerals on an ARL calibrated hair chart, it is a little harder to see visually on a trace elements chart :
We observe that on a deep healing program, a pattern that appeared first in the hidden or second four minerals will, on a retest, sometimes move left on the chart and appear in the first four minerals.
This is one kind of left shift. It is part of bringing up the past and the hidden, bringing it to the present and making it visible. This process is the essence of retracing.
For example, the left two minerals of the first four minerals are calcium and magnesium. The right two minerals of the first four minerals are sodium and potassium.
The left two minerals or the first four, or of the second four, are more concerned with the present and the visible. The right two minerals of the first four, or of the second four, are more concerned with the past or with a deeper layer of body chemistry.
We observe during that at times there is a left shift between the left and right mineral couples as the body retraces and brings up the past for resolution.
PATTERNS OF THE FIRST EIGHT MINERALS
Mineral patterns can also be constructed from more than four minerals. A “big” or “large” pattern can involve 5, 6, 7, or all eight of the first minerals on an ARL calibrated chart again it is a little more challenging to see on a Trace Elements chart. These patterns are called patterns of the first eight, or big patterns.
The most common of these patterns is a big bowl pattern. This pattern occurs when the first eight mineral levels on an ARL hair mineral chart are all arranged to form what looks like a large bowl pattern visually. There are higher graphs on the first and eighth minerals (calcium and zinc) and lower graphs in the middle minerals.
The meaning of a big bowl is the same as a bowl on the first or on the second four minerals. It indicates that a person is feeling mentally and/or emotionally or physically stuck. Think of a bug stuck in a sink or toilet bowl and unable to climb out.
One occasionally observes a “big” hill, as well. Patterns of the first eight are relatively rare, but are interesting patterns.