Definition Of Common Foundationing
( Originally Published 1934 )
COMMON foundationing a patient is the process of correcting or turning the patient's common foundation of disease into a common foundation of good health by certain, definite means and principles devised by the writer. These means and principles are the proper use of the nasal antisepticizing treatments of this system; the resetting, surgically, of the interior of the nose to as near a state of perfection as possible, and keeping the patient on a decidedly restricted, extremely simple but nevertheless highly nourishing diet. Common foundationing is neither a very difficult, nor a dangerous task, nor too lengthy a process.
Common foundationing has for its main purpose the elimination of the person's common foundation of disease and turning it into a common foundation of good health of either a temporary or permanent form. Temporarily this can be accomplished by the persistent, frequent and energetic use of the antisepticizing treatments in increasing strengths and the proper diet advised. To permanently common foundation a patient, the interior of the nose must be reset surgically, to as near a state of perfection as possible and also the persistent, frequent and energetic use of the antisepticizing treatments aided by the proper diet.
The principal object of the process of common foundationing a patient is to permanently open up or widen as a whole the interior of the nose and particularly the upper respiratory passages of the nose for the purpose of enabling the patient to inhale and obtain the greatest amount of oxygen possible, and to eliminate all nasal and focal infection.
All means whereby this process of enlarging the interior of the nose is accomplished, should avoid destroying, damaging, amputating or crippling any necessary normal parts (tissues or structures) of the nasal interior. In other words, it is an attempt to reach as near a state of nasal perfection as possible, by restoring it to the highest state of normality.
As a general rule, the treatment of the dangerously ill patient or the patient suffering with serious ailments or diseases, should be limited principally to the use of the antisepticizing treatments. No surgery, or at least as little surgery as possible should be done on critically ill patients. The simpler means of this system enable this rule to be followed in most cases.
In people not seriously ill, the rule is to place the patient on the simple diet prescribed by this system, and use the nasal antisepticizing treatments at least once daily. The necessary surgical work for perfecting the nasal fossae is gradually attended to as will be outlined. Furthermore, if time permits, the patient should be prepared by the daily use of the antisepticizing treatments and the diet for a greater or shorter period of time, depending on the nature of the case.
The Aims and Ideals of the Surgery of This System
The object of the surgery used by this system is to restore the nasal interior to as near a state of perfection as possible; in most cases this is entirely possible. Crippling, destruction or removal of necessary tissues or structures of the interior of the nose can be and must be avoided; this is made possible by the special methods devised by the writer. By these same means, as a rule, destruction of all parts of the body by disease or general surgery is made unnecessary and can be avoided. Destructive operations were practiced in the Stone Age and by the cave man. It is high time most operations of all parts of the body were made unnecessary.
It is absolutely necessary to avoid destructive and amputative operations on the nose in order to be able to reach a state of nasal interior perfection or as near so as possible. Nothing which should normally be present in the patient's nose should be torn or ripped out. The aim should be to restore the interior of the nose to a state of perfection if possible, instead of tearing it to pieces and thus crippling it.
The high aim has been to devise only such surgical procedures that will enable the surgeon to maintain the highest normality of the nose and throat, so that the surgeon will not be compelled to remove any structures from the nose and throat which nature intended originally to be there. No necessary structures are removed such as turbinate bodies, sinuses, etc. The objective should be to maintain the interior of the nose in as normal a condition as possible, and even better than this to perfect this interior of the nose and bring it to as near a state of perfection as possible. This ideal to prevent amputative surgery of the nose is equally true of our desire to avoid operations of the remainder of the body; thanks to the means and methods of this system, one can be attained as easily as the other. As will be shown, all this is within the realms of possibility and can be proven to be so in a reasonably short time. Just a few weeks or months of the use of these methods in the large practice of a doctor or in a hospital, will convince the most skeptical physician or layman.
How to Have This Work Done
Make friends of your physicians, appeal to them to study and examine carefully the merits of this system. The profession as a whole and the younger members in particular, are dissatisfied with the futility of the present-day practice of medicine. They want action and good results and quickly, at that. They are impatient with the slow, drawn-out methods of attempting to reach a cure, which in only too many cases is never attained. The profession as it stands today has no strong, powerful instrument or tool which will with certainty enable it to obtain all the results desired in reasonably short time. There is much talk about treatments, but up to the present, there were none which would quickly, definitely and accurately produce good results. This system is the first to offer the medical profession definite, effective methods and means which will enable the individual members of the medical world to give their patients successful results with almost mathematical accuracy in most all ailments and diseases. These means enable the physician to say to his patient: "If you will cooperate and really are sincere in your desire to get well, and are willing to stand the moderate inconvenience for there is no royal road to good health then I can help you." Treat your physician fair.
This newer therapy described herein should be in the hands of physicians only and constantly under their direct supervision. The writer is adverse to self-medication. Extremely few drugs are employed in this system. No habit-forming drugs are used. The physician sees the patient frequently and supervises and directs all medical care. He personally administers the antisepticizing treatments as often as they are necessary and he attends to the resetting surgically of the interior of the nose or has someone else do this for him if he lacks the necessary ability. No one should attempt to treat himself or herself except under the direction of a physician, hospital or group of physicians.
There are innumerable sick persons who have gone the rounds of their physicians and who have received neither lasting help, improvement, nor relief. In fact, many have found themselves steadily growing worse from day to day, or week to week, until they have finally grown discouraged to the point of hopelessness or desperation. Many of these hopeless ones have even turned to one or more of the numerous cults which have sprung up in recent years. There must have been justification for the origin of these many healing cults; a demand must have existed. This demand was due to the failure of the medical profession to successfully supply good health to these sufferers. In the vast majority of sick and ailing people, the writer is sure that this want can now be satisfied by the use of these methods. The exacting demands of most of the ailing public can be supplied by this system.
To these discouraged and often hopeless people, who are suffering from illnesses that are difficult to help, and which have resisted the efforts of their physicians and all other means, it is respectfully suggested that they carefully read this book and appeal to their physicians to do likewise; and that these sufferers once again allow their physicians to attempt to help them by these means. To the happy surprise of both the physicians and patients, it will be found that in most cases where the means and principles herein described are faithfully and efficiently used and followed, success will reward their efforts.
Particularly are these methods offered to most sufferers of stubborn diseases from which they could find no satisfactory and permanent relief. The writer is certain that in most cases in even difficult, serious or dangerous cases, if taken in time when these means are properly used and given a fair trial, the patients will obtain relief from their distressing problems of poor health.
All illnesses are made much less painful when these methods are used. Less suffering is necessary in the cure of the patient. Much of the usual dread of severe or serious diseases is avoided by these methods. It is unbelievable how quickly pains, aches and suffering of most any part of the body, whether in the head, throat, chest, abdomen, limbs, etc., are relieved many almost instantaneously by a single antisepticizing treatment, very often even before the antisepticizing treatment is finished.