How to fight diseases with success: this is a question
more complex and ramifying than e worlds generally suggest. The solution
of the vital problem is to be sought not only in the correction of fatal
defects present in the modern clinical treatment, but also in the rectification
of false views about human life which constitute the theoretical side, or
substantial foundation of medical science.
The fundamental problem of medical cure is based on the relation of “ individual
and environment”, as is held by the pioneers of the modern medical science.
Viewed in this light, it is to be admitted as a fact that each of the patients
suffering from one and the same disease requires a different treatment according
to disparity of individual constitution and environment. And to such requirement
apparently conforms the modern medical tendency for the minutest possible
specialization. But in reality the case is entirely reverse
The reason is obvious. Specialization of the modern medical science denotes,
by no means the advance into study of the actual relationship between individual
and environment, but rather the confinement in the laboratory and theoretical
speculation. Awakening to this fundamental fallacy to begin with is quite
essential to mastering a secret of disease fighting.
There is still another side of the proposition for practical consideration.
If the central idea of disease fighting is eventually to be reduced to be
the ever-changing relationship existent between individual and environment,
multifarious must be the factors, which, in their aspects incessantly changing
in accordance with individuality and environment, demand prescriptions inconceivably
multilateral. Thus the question is whether it would ever be possible to meet
all such demands, and in the present article the reader may find a most practical
key to this question.
A most commonplace but nevertheless significant fact to be remembered is
that Nature is as much conspicuous for similarity as for variety. While no
disease suffered by each individual is exactly the same, there is always
something in common with the rest in every disease. And to discover such
points of similarity in diseases is after all to secure a most important
lever for working out simplification of medical science.
The author of the present work has for years past been devoting himself to
a theory and practice conducive towards such simplification and the conclusion
reached by him in consequence is that the most vital part of the physiological
function subject to disorder lies in a system comprising the skin, liver,
bowels, brain, limbs, lungs, heart, blood vessels and kidneys.
Each of the organs composing the system is interdependent upon the others
and in function so centers on the brain and intestines that such system might
be reduced into these tow organs, and even into the intestinal duct only.
This fact has long been recognized by Dr.Sansom and many other medical scientists
who have all gone on record declaring that with intestines regularly and
properly cleaned, man will seldom be attacked by any sort of disease. For
such cleansing purpose they recommend 30 to 50 grams of Milk of Magnesia
to be taken down once a week in fresh water.
The author has carefully studied the result of such practice as made by no
less than scores of thousands cases and is convinced of the truth of those
specialists theory as the simplest and most practical secret of disease fighting.
The idea of “individual and environment” which involves so complicate and
multilateral problems has thus been condensed into the simple question of
the brain and intestines. By thus getting in touch with the nucleus of the
whole problem, can a real and effective method of disease fighting be established?
The variety and multiplicity of human diseases is by no means of order less
mysteries, but it is a mere change of form taking place around the definitely
know n center.
The last problem thus left with us is how to solve the central question and
how to make the most of the essence of the modern medical science for that
Such an idea, if introduced into our daily life for its practical ends, may
fairly be regarded as having more than half solved the problem under consideration.
As for the remaining phase of the problem namely timeserving treatment, skill
and experience will give and desired solution.
Lavoisier, father of chemistry, says that life is a chemical function. Sure
enough the premise of physiology is chemistry. But chemistry rests on the
premise of physics and physics on the premise of dynamics, which in turn
is based on astronomy, and o on ands on until it is to be admitted that there
is nothing absolutely independent, but that everything is interdependent
upon everything else.
This is particularly the case with human beings forming so complicate a social
life quite unlike any other creatures. Thus to the physiological factors
must be added the social factors in studying a best means of fighting diseases.
In other words, the universe, ray, sunlight, air, water, climate, weather,
social environments and all other factors must be taken into consideration,
so as to harmonize their effects with physiological and biological functions,
and herein after all lies a ultimate secret of conquering diseases.
Diseases, excepting congenital complaints, might be classified into four
major groups according to their causes, namely: 1.Mechanical 2.Biological
3.Toxicological 4. Deficiency.
For ensuring the constitutions and organs a power strong enough to resist
all kinds of bacilli and protect itself from diseases, maladies should be
treated from each and all of the following four standpoints: 1.Anatomical
2.Physiological 3.Bacteriological 4. Psychological
In other words, an attempt is to be made to seek regulation of the general
body organs in the first place from the physical, next from the chemical,
then from the bacteriological, and lastly from the mental points of view.
This means as much as to assert that whoever would keep his health strong
must be advised to stand on guard always against overwork, overeating, excess
of bacilli and overworry.
Few men are ever in and ideally healthy condition. They have in the majority
of cases one or more complaints falling under the above given categories.
All such complaints generally come from the following four kinds of ptosis.
1.Ptosis of the skeleton
2. Ptosis of the internal organs
3 Ptosis of the body fluids
4.Ptosis of the spirit
Such ptosis arises as follows; debility of skin function weakens the activity
of the liver, and thereby reduces the peristaltic movements of the intestines.
The inevitable consequence of this is constipation, which lead to distension,
rupture or hemorrhage of the cerebral blood vessels
Even if the worst be confined to a mere distension of the cerebral blood-vessels,
there will gradually be developed such subjective symptoms as cold limbs
or paralysis of limbs, the affected part being mostly the motor nervous system.
Cold limbs gradually restrain the proper functions of the lungs, heart, blood-vessels
and kidneys each of which organs is interdependent on the other forming as
they do, a great organic system in the body. This fact is what medical science
affirms most positively.