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From The Hygienic Dictionary
Category: The Analysis of Disease States: Helping the Body Recover
Source: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor
Diagnosis.  In the United States, making a diagnosis implies that
you are a doctor duly licensed to engage in diagnostic function....
The making of a diagnosis is reserved only for doctors.... The
term "analysis" does not have such an explicit legal definition.
Thus, it is the term of choice of iridologists and the one most
often used by them. It is essential for the survival and promotion
of iridology that those who choose to engage in its practice avoid
naming any disease condition. As we have seen, to do so is to
infringe on rights reserved exclusively for doctors and can land the
iridologist, sooner or later, in a snarl of legal troubles.
It is better for the iridologist to refrain from suggesting to a
person that he has any particular disease, letting such diagnostics
remain the province of licensed doctors. In so doing, the
iridologist will avoid transgressing the law and stepping on the
toes of those who are legally qualified to diagnose.
It is indeed unfortunate that one of the greatest pitfalls awaiting
the iridologist is the temptation to name diseases. The feelings of
satisfaction and power resulting from conferring a name are deeply
rooted in the human psyche. For example, the Bible tells us that
man's first task on Earth was to name the animals, thus giving him
power and dominion over them.
Strong is the temptation to name diseases because nearly everyone
has come to expect that his malady has a name. Patients have come to
expect, and doctors have been trained to make, a diagnosis. . . .
"After all," the patient may reason, "how can you hope to deal with
my condition if you aren't knowledgeable enough to call it by name?"
It is not necessary to name diseases in order to exercise dominion
over them. _Dr. Bernard Jensen, Visions of Health._
In self defense, I must make it very clear from the first word that
hygienists and most other naturopaths of various persuasions, and
especially I myself, have never in the past, never!, and do not now,
diagnose, treat or offer to cure, disease or illness. Diagnosis and
curing are sole, exclusive privileges of certified, duly-licensed
medical doctors and may only be done with a grant of Authority to do
so from the State. Should an unlicensed person diagnose, offer to
treat or attempt to cure disease or illness, they will have
committed a felonious act. With big penalties. Therefore, I do not
When one of my clients comes to me and says that a medical doctor
says they have some disease or other, I agree that the medical
doctor says they have some disease or other, and I never dare say
that they don't. Or even confirm on my own authority that I think
they do have some disease or other.
What I can legally do for a client is to analyze the state of their
body and its organs, looking for weaknesses and apparent allergies.
I can lawfully state that I think their liver tests weak, the
pancreas appears not to be functioning well in terms of handling
meat digestion, that the kidney is having a hard time of it. I can
say I see a lump sticking out of their body when one is obviously
sticking out of their body; I can not say that lump is cancerous but
I can state that the cells in that lump test overly strong and that
if I myself had a mass of growing cells testing overly strong and if
I believed in the standard medical model, then I would be rushing my
overly strong testing cells to an oncologist. But I don't dare say
the person has a cancer. Or diabetes. Or is getting close to kidney
failure. That is a diagnosis.
To me, diagnosis is a form of magic rite in which the physician
discovers the secret name of the devil that is inhabiting one's body
and then, knowing that secret name, performs the correct rite and
ritual to cast that demon out. I don't know why people are made so
happy knowing the name of their condition! Does it really matter?
Either the body can heal the condition or it can't. If it can, you
will recover (especially if you give the body a little help). If the
body can't heal a condition you will die or live a long time being
miserable. No "scientific" medical magic can do better than that.
By describing a disease in terms of its related organ weaknesses,
instead of pinning a Latin name on it, I am able to assist the body
to achieve recovery in a superior way that the physician rarely
does. By discovering that the body with the lump of overly strong
cells also has a weak spleen, liver and thymus gland, I can take
actions to strengthen the spleen, liver and thymus. If the body can
strengthen its spleen, liver and thymus, then the overly strong
cells miraculously vanish. But of course I and what I did did not
cure any disease. Any improvements that happen I assign (correctly)
to the body's own healing power.
The way I analyze the organic integrity of the body is through a
number of related methods, including the general appearance of the
body, the patient's health history, various clues such as body and
breath odor, skin color and tone, and especially, biokinesiology,
the applied science of muscle testing. Biokinesiology can be used to
test the strength or weakness of specific organs and their function.
A weak latissimus dorsi muscle indicates a weak pancreas, for
example. Specific acupuncture points can be tested in conjunction
with muscle strength to indicate the condition of specific organs or
glands. The strength of the arm's resistance to downward pressure
could be calibrated with a spring scale and precisely gauged, but
experienced practitioners have no need for this bother, because they
are able to pick up subtle changes in the arms resistance that are
not apparent to the testee. Thus muscle testing becomes an art
form, and becomes as effective as the person using it is sensitive
Biokinesiology works because every organ and gland in the body is
interconnected with other parts of the body through nerve pathways
and nerve transmissions, which are electrical and can be measured
through muscle testing. This may seem too esoteric for the
"scientific" among you, but acupuncture points and energy
manifestations around and in the body--are now accepted phenomena,
their reality demonstrated by special kinds of photography.
Acupuncturists, who heal by manipulating the body's energy field
with metal needles, are now widely accepted in the western
hemisphere. Kinesiology utilizes the same acupuncture points (and
some others too) for analytic purposes so it is sometimes called
"contact reflex analysis."
I have studied and used Kinesiology for 25 years with the majority
of my clients with very good success. There are some few people who
are very difficult to test because they are either too debilitated,
lack electrical conductivity, or their state of mind is so skeptical
and negative about this type of approach that they put up an
impenetrable mental barrier and/or hold their body so rigidly that I
can hardly determine a response. A skilled can overcome the obstacle
of a weak body that can barely respond, but the person who is
mentally opposed and determined to prove you wrong should not be
tested. If you proceed it is sure to have an unsatisfactory outcome
for all concerned. For even if I manage to accurately analyze the
condition of a skeptical client, they will never believe the
analysis and will not follow suggestions.
The "scientific," open-minded, "reasonable" client can be better
approached using an academic-like discussion based on published
literature that demonstrates how people with similar symptoms and
complaints do very well on a particular dietary regimen and
supplements. This type of person will sometimes follow dietary
recommendations to the last letter, because their scientific
background has trained them to be obedient.
When a client comes to me, I like to take a real good look at who is
sitting in front of me. I take my leisure to find out all about
their history, their complaints, their motivation to change, their
experience with natural healing, their level of personal
responsibility, whether or not they have to work, whether or not
they can take time out to heal, will they fast or take supplements,
do they have sufficient finances to carry a program through to a
successful completion, do they have people closely connected to them
that are strongly opposed to alternative approaches, can they
withstand some discomfort and self-denial, do they have toxic
relationships with other people that are contributing to their
condition, are they willing to read and educate themselves in
greater depth about natural healing, etc. I need to know the answers
to these questions in order to help them choose a program which is
most likely to succeed.
Even though fasting is the most effective method I know of, it is
not for people who are compelled to keep up a work schedule, nor is
it for people who are very ill and do not have anyone to assist them
and supervise them. Nor is it for people who do not understand
fasting and are afraid of it. People who have associates that are
opposed to it, and people who do not have a strongly-functioning
liver or kidneys should not fast either. Seriously ill people that
have been on a meat-heavy diet with lots of addicting substances
need a long runway into a fast so as to not overwhelm their organs
of elimination. Does the person in front of me have an eating
disorder, or an otherwise suicidal approach to fasting, etc. Clearly
fasting is not for everyone, and if I recommend it to the wrong
person, the result will be a bad reputation for a marvelous tool.
Given that many clients can not fast without a lot of preparation,
the majority of my clients start out with a gentle detox program
that takes considerably more time, but works. These gradients have
been outlined under the healing programs for the chronically ill,
acutely ill, etc.
To help rebuild poorly functioning organs, I sometimes use a
specialized group of food supplements called protomorphogens. These
are not readily available to the general public and perhaps should
not be casually purchasable like vitamins, because, as with many
prescription drugs, supervision is usually necessary for their
successful use. If the FDA ever succeeds at making protomorphogens
unavailable to me, I could still have very good results. (At this
time the Canadian authorities do not allow importation of
protomorphogens for resale, though individuals can usually clear
small shipments through Canada Customs if for their own personal
use.) But protomorphogens do facilitate healing and sometimes permit
healing to occur at a lower gradient of handling. Without them a
body might have to fast to heal, with the aid of protomorphogens a
person might be able to get better without fasting. And if
protomorphogens are used (chewed up--ugh!) while fasting, healing is
Protomorphogens are made from freeze-dried, organically-raised
animal organ meats (usually calf or lamb) combined with very
specific vitamins, herbs and other co-factors to potentiate the
effect. I view protomorphogens as containing nutritional
supplementation specific for the rebuilding of the damaged organ.
Doctor Royal Lee, a medical genius who developed protomorphogens
therapy in the 50s and who spent several stints in prison in
exchange for his benevolence and concern for human well-being, also
founded the company that has supplied me with protomorphogens. After
decades of official persecution and denial of the efficacy of
protomorphogens by the power structure, it looks like they are about
to finally have their day. As I write this book cutting-edge medical
research companies are developing therapies using concentrated
animal proteins (protomorphogens) to treat arthritis, multiple
sclerosis, eye inflamations and juvenile diabetes. The researchers
talk as though they are highly praiseworthy for "discovering" this
Unfortunately, this development is likely to cut two ways. On one
hand, it vindicates Dr. Lee; on the other, when these drug companies
find a way to patent their materials, they may finally succeed at
forcing protomorphogens (currently quite inexpensive) off the
non-prescription market and into the restricted and profitable
province of the MD.
I divide clients into two basic types: simple cases and complex
ones. When I was treating mental illness, occasionally I had a
client who had not been sick for too long. I could usually make this
client well quite easily. But if the person had already become
institutionalized, had been psychotic for many years, had received
much prior treatment, then their case had been made much more
difficult. This sort had a poor prognosis. A very similar situation
exists with physical illnesses. Many people get sick only because
they lack information about how to keep themselves healthy and about
what made them sick. Once they find out the truth, they take my
medicine without complaint and almost inevitably get better very
rapidly. Some of these people can be quite ill when they first come
to me but usually they have not been sick for very long. Their
intention when coming into my office is very positive and have no
counter intentions to getting better. There are no spiritual or
psychological reasons that they deserve to be sick. If this person
had not found me, they almost certainly would have found some other
practitioner who would have made them well. This type of person
honestly feels they are entitled to wellness. And they are.
However, some of the sick are not sick for lack of life-style
information; they suffer from a mental/spiritual malady as well, one
that inevitably preceded their illness by many years. In fact, their
physical ailments are merely reflections of underlying problems.
This patient's life is usually a snarl of upsets, problems, and
guilty secrets. Their key relationships are usually vicious or
unhealthy. Their level of interpersonal honesty may be poor. There
are usually many things about their lives they do not confront and
so, can not change. With this type of case, all the physical healing
in the world will not make them permanently better because the
mental and emotional stresses they live under serve as a constant
source of enervation.
Cases like this usually do not have only one thing wrong with them.
They almost always have been sick for a long time; most have been
what I call "doctor hoppers," confused by contrary diagnoses and
conflicting MD opinions. When I get a case like this I know from the
first that healing is going to be a long process, and a dubious one
at that. On the physical level, their body will only repair one
aspect of their multiple illnesses at a time. Simultaneously, they
must be urged to confront their life on a gentle gradient. There is
usually a lot of backsliding and rollercoastering. The
detoxification process, physical and psychological, can take several
years and must happen on all the levels of their life. This kind of
case sees only gradual improvement interspersed with periods of
worsening that indicate there remains yet another level of mental
unawareness that has to be unraveled.
Few medical doctors or holistic therapists really understand or can
help this kind of case. To do so, the doctor has to be in touch with
their own reactive mind and their own negative, evil impulses (which
virtually all humans have). Few people, including therapists, are
willing to be aware of their own dark side. But when we deny it in
ourselves, we must pretend it doesn't exist in others, and become
its victim instead of conquering it. Anyone who denies that they
have or are influenced by their own darker aspects who seem to be
totally sweet and light, is lying; proof of this is that they still
are here on Earth.
All this generalizing about diagnostic methods and clinical
approaches could go on for chapters and more chapters, and writing
them would be fine if I were teaching a group of health clinicians
that were reading this book to become better practitioners. But I'm
sure most of my readers are far more interested in some complaint of
their own or in the health problem of a loved one, and are intensely
interested in one might go about handling various conditions and
complaints, what types of organ weaknesses are typically associated
with them, and what approaches I usually recommend to encourage
healing. And, most importantly, what kind of success or lack of it
have I had over the past twenty five years, encouraging the healing
of various conditions with hygienic methods.
In the case studies that follow I will mostly report the simpler,
easier-to-fix problems because that is what most people have; still,
many of these involve life-threatening or quality-of-life-destroying
illnesses. I will tell the success story of one very complicated,
long-suffering case that involved multiple levels of psychological
and spiritual handling as well as considerable physical healing.
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