A Broader System Of Medicine
( Originally Published 1934 )
THE common foundation system of medicine is extremely simple, highly practical, efficient and possessing in most respects the quality of mathematical accuracy. It enables us to visualize and consider the body as a whole. With few exceptions, which are not frequently encountered in even a busy practice, this system will enable one physician to successfully help each and every part of the body simultaneously. It is an effort to eliminate from the daily medical practice of the average specialist the commonly indulged in, narrow attitude of considering only one particular part of the body and freely admitting ignorance of most other parts of the body. This narrowness is discouraging and highly impractical when considered from the public's angle. The public expects the doctor to be capable of helping the patient as a whole. This system will be found to be the means whereby the average doctor will once more be enabled to do the work which was expected of the general practitioner, but by far more successfully and satisfyingly to both the patient and physician. To date, these expectations have never been realized, but now by the means of the common foundation system of medicine, this long hoped for situation will become a possibility. The vast amount of discontent with which the public regards the medical profession is really due to the inability of the individual members of the profession to help quickly and efficiently most ailing people, not only in one particular, but in every respect affecting the individual's health. The respect and confidence of the public will not be won until these defects are corrected. Nothing will please the public more than the knowledge of the fact that their physicians possess practically mathematical accuracy in the prevention, alleviation and cure of most illnesses; and therefore, may depend on a decided shortening of the illness time. This means less lengthy and costly illnesses and fewer premature deaths.
Many men or women contemplating suicide which is after all a thought that only can arise in a diseased mind and this again in turn can only be a result of a sickly, diseased body will be made happy as a result of this work and the desire to continue living will be restored. Happiness depends, in the final analysis, on good health. It is the constant preying of disease on the mind which undermines it and makes it possible for suicidal thoughts to be instilled in it. It is mostly illness which makes possible these exaggerated and distorted ideas which are false and begets a wrong sense of importance of ideas, of business reverses or other forms of failure in life. Repeatedly the writer has found that common foundationing has saved many such individuals.
There are many discouraged people who are made so due to the fact that they have been unable to obtain the desired relief from their ailments. These people are anxiously seeking and hoping for some simple and harmless means which will offer them relief from their suffering a means which can at least be tried without much risk, and one that will help quickly.
Many of these people dare not voice all their fears even to their dearest friends or relatives. These methods quickly help these sufferers who will then become quite confidential and in a happy mood confess the peculiar but nevertheless real worries they had suffered from.
The more exact, mathematical and scientifically accurate the practice of medicine grows, the franker will physicians become. This is evident in the entire history of medicine. The less accurate and hence the less successful doctors were, the more mysterious was the practice of medicine; in fact, originally, it consisted of merely mysterious, religious ceremonies. As the profession of medicine became more scientific and efficient, the public was taken to a greater and greater extent into the confidence of the profession.
The restoration of confidence in people who have been ailing and chronically ill for years is the most difficult of tasks. These people are discouraged people. They have lost almost all their faith in the medical profession and have in many cases reached a stage where they do not believe in anything or anyone. They have lost their courage. If the minds of many of these people are carefully studied, it will be found that suicidal thoughts are frequently entertained. It is so easy to restore their courage by means of this simple therapy and these methods, that it becomes a pleasure. Very soon, under the continued use of this work, these people are infused with enthusiasm. Their outlook on life changes decidedly for the better. They quickly become happier people.
The word normal is used to define the state of health of the average person. That the state of health of the average person is far from a desirable ideal is well known. The average person suffers with entirely too many ailments as he or she goes through life. In other words, our so called normal is poor indeed. If common foundationing enables us to go a step further and bestow still better health lasting good health on the average person, such a state of affairs would certainly be highly desirable and should be called permanent health.