Material Science and Superstition
The Japanese healing technique I created does not use any sort of elements of material substance such as instruments or pharmaceuticals; it heals all conditions and diseases by use of a method that involves the hands and fingers. Spiritual energy specific to the human being is concentrated in and radiated from the hands and fingers, based on the principle that spirit is used to cure spirit. Therefore, since it is an activity of the spirit that has no material substance, it is neither visible to the human eye nor perceptible by the human hand, thus easily it is thought to be unscientific by the people of today who are dominated by materialistically-preconceived notions. When the healing technique is administered, however, indeed an astonishing curative power is manifested, and those observing for the first time cannot but be astonished by its mysteriousness. So, when the fundamental principles of this technique are understood, there is not a bit of mysteriousness in what turns out to actually be sound scientific reasoning.
A true science is the manifestation of truth. The manifestation of truth must be the facts, reality itself, with not one iota of superstition, preconceived ideas, or latent consciousness permitted to be included. In this sense, it is my very healing technique that actually cures diseases. I say my technique is science because it fundamentally and completely heals so that there is no anxiety over recurrence of the condition.
Thus, Western medical treatments, whether in theory or in form, in spite of the fact that they appear to treat disease, do not. Principles of hygiene and health taught by Western medical science are indeed deftly meticulous, and although implemented, health is not increased. Just look! The physique of civilized peoples is deteriorating, which surely does suggest the fate of decline and ruin. Quite removed are the results from the expectations that humanity has placed upon medical science. In this sense, Western medical science can be said to be one form of contemporary superstition.
All people today decry the frightfulness of superstition. It is believed that superstition lies only in religion and tradition, but who would have thought that superstition exists, it should be known and understood, even in science which is believed to be the most advanced of all. What this superstition involves is the fact that that which is not truth is speculated to be truth, and that gradually over the centuries this speculation has become the conventional wisdom of human beings.
Something often heard in society is that if you believe, you will be cured. It is said that results are strengthened by suggestions of clinical progress. As far as my healing method is concerned, there is not one speck of this phenomenon. It is quite all right if the one receiving treatment does not believe at all. Rather, even if one doubts to a great extent, the results are the same. Let me give a suitable example.
The following account concerns the wife of a high government official who had served two terms as minister of state. She was completely healed within a very short time after I treated her for a chronic complaint that had ailed her for many years. She came to place tremendous trust in my treatment. Then, her son, a graduate of Tokyo Imperial University and working in a certain company, happened to come down with a cold, but after about a month’s treatment did not improve, rather it seemed that his condition was worsening. The mother, that is, the lady described above, recommended that he receive treatment from me. The doctor had diagnosed the patient’s condition as dry pleura, but when I examined him for the first time, I found dry pleura to be a misdiagnosis and told him that his condition was intercostal neuralgia. Upon hearing that, the son was highly indignant, saying it “unacceptable that the diagnosis of one of the few great doctors in Japan whom I trust be wrong. I will not undergo the treatment of someone who says such a thing.” The mother had not been cured by Western medical science, and she ardently tried to persuade her son that if I did not treat him, he would not get well. Even though the son was usually quite attentive to his parents, in this case, rather strangely, he said that in any other situation he would not want to go against what the mother wanted but that in this case he did not feel comfortable undergoing that man’s treatment, and stubbornly would not go along with his mother’s wishes. After consideration, the wife asked her husband for help, and together they reasoned with their son. Well, the son had no choice but to go along, but said he would only agree to undergo my treatment for a week. Interestingly, he had only one condition for agreeing to seek my help. That condition was he did not want me to say anything about his sickness. I agreed to that condition, but proposed my own. Which was, that for that one week, he would not see a Western medical doctor nor would he ingest any pharmaceuticals, and he agreed. So, it was in these circumstances that this patient underwent my treatment not only with much doubt, but rather with quite a bit of resistance. I, on the other hand, thought the whole affair interesting. That is because the fact that he was receiving treatment with some resistance and the fact that he did not want me to say anything about his sickness meant that in the former case, there would be no room for any element of forcing the idea of improvement, and that in the latter case, there could be no suggestion for cure of the disease through linguistic means.
As for his symptoms, every day he had spasmodic fevers that would go above 40 degrees, severe chills, profuse sweating, and because there was severe coughing, he had grown much weaker. His family doctor and the other important people around him had been very concerned about his condition. After a consultation among themselves they recommended that the son be hospitalized. But, whether fortunately or unfortunately, the hospital that they had chosen was full, and he could not be admitted right away. There would be a wait for a bed to be available. This news reached us exactly on the fourth day, and our agreed-upon one week would be up in three days, so both the wife and I were on pins and needles. The wife said, “If he is admitted in the condition he is in now, I think it is uncertain whether he will live or not, and even when the notice comes that he could be admitted, it does not mean instant admission, so let’s make good use of the hospital being full. Until the notice comes, please continue treatment in a calm and collected manner,” she requested. I could appreciate her sentiments but I also thought that the time had come for me to demonstrate the power of my treatment. It had always been two or three o’clock in the morning when the son’s temperature went over 40 degrees, and I wanted to observe his condition when that happened, so I decided to have him stay from that night. That night was the fifth day. Continuing, on the sixth day there was no noticeable change, but neither was there a notice from the hospital. Finally, on the seventh and last day, fortunately, I received the report that his temperature had gone down under 37 degrees and was at 36.8 degrees. I was relieved. On that day, his temperature stayed around 37 and did not go up to 38, so the doctor canceled hospitalization. After that, the son’s body temperature gradually returned to normal, and he recovered completely.
I believe the above account is a perfect example that no superstitious element exists at all in my treatment. From this account, there should probably be no doubt that this healing technique is true science.
Let me now write on what I had observed about this patient. Clinically speaking, to begin with, he had only experienced a common cold, with high fevers around 38 degrees or so, and low ones in the 36-degree range. This condition had continued for a week when it took a slight turn for the worse. Then, his highest temperature became 38.5 degrees and his lowest, 37.5 degrees. This condition continued for two weeks when suddenly it rose to a high fever of over 40 degrees. With coughing and severe chills, the condition became as described above.
When I first examined him, his temperature had been about 38 degrees, appropriate for a person with a common cold. Since there was no reason why he should get a more severe fever, any high fevers he would get above 40 degrees would entirely be a reaction against antipyretics. Therefore, if he quit taking antipyretics, the reaction would stop, and he would come to have a fever appropriate for his condition. This is the explanation I made to the mother and her son.
Another astonishing aspect to this account was that, at around the time of the fifth day, the doctor came out with his diagnosis. He told the mother that in spite of the fact that the dry pleurisy which the patient had had in the beginning was almost cured, the fact that a high temperature above 40 degrees continued was evidence that the disease had penetrated the innermost areas of the lung, and because this was a serious symptom, the son should be hospitalized. When I heard that, I laughed and explained to her, “There is nothing wrong with his lungs. If the disease had progressed to the lungs, his breathing should have become abnormal. And, since his breathing was normal, you can rest easy that the doctor’s diagnosis was wrong.” The mother was greatly relieved. It is at this point that I would like to introduce and explain an aspect from the above account that reflects a serious problem.
This problem is that from a simple, common cold—which, if left alone, would have ended in about a week—because Western medical treatment uses antipyretics to try to lower the fever, a reaction occurs that generates an even higher fever. And thus, because of the fever—the high temperature, a misdiagnosis of some form of lung disease is made and hospitalization is recommended. Furthermore, after discharge from the hospital, the stomach and intestines weaken during the recommended period of absolute rest, and the reactionary fever continues due to the use of antipyretics. Moreover, other measures such as injections and compresses also halt the purifying process, so it is only natural that the result is gradually death due to general prostration. It can be concluded that nowadays, there are probably not a few cases where the spread of tuberculosis and the increase of the deaths by said disease comes about through misdiagnosis and malpractice.
Oh, you pitiful lambs! How can you be saved?
Medicine for Tomorrow, Volume 2, third edition, page 191, October 5, 1943
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