Case Study #158
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"Splinters" Book Review
This is a book written in layman's terms. It's straight-forward, deconstructs the overly complex medical jargon and appeals to common sense...which is probably why it goes over the medical industry's head. And that's kind of the whole point.
Dr. Gerald Smith has been practicing medicine all over the world for over 50 years, and in his book he has outlined numerous case studies of seemingly "miraculous" cures, only he claims that they are anything but. In fact, his cures are almost too simple. His approach is to look for the root cause of each ailment in each individual patient. In contrast to the standard method of care, which treats broad symptoms over root causes, Dr. Smith shows over and over again how acknowledging that every ailment has a root cause (and the body doesn't just randomly attack itself or randomly succumb to germs) is the biggest hurdle that medical practitioners are facing when it comes to helping their patients. At times he goes even further and shows real life examples of doctors having unintentionally done more harm than good, while the true cure was under their noses all along.
This is an eye‑opening book. It challenges the status quo of medical care and backs it up with case after case of simple treatment methods that worked to quickly and "miraculously" cure heart disease, migraines, cancer, infections, chronic pain and so on. Armed with the knowledge that there are other (more) effective treatment methods, patients will be able to have some control over their own health.
Here's hoping the medical industry as a whole will come to understand the role they have played in creating this world of chronic illness, and will then realize the power of simplicity in correcting their errors. Taking a look at Dr. Smith's book would certainly be a start.
Knee replacement—“Bone on bone”
Vidur was given a diagnosis of arthritis in his knees and the famous medical mantra quickly followed—you have bone on bone; you need a knee replacement. Interestingly, even though Vidur had knee pain for four years the knee was NOT the real source of his problem. The patient stated that he could hardly stand up the morning of his examination because of the severe pain.
As part of his comprehensive evaluation his cranium was examined and it was quickly determined that he had major cranial alignment distortions. The process to realign his skull took one hour. At completion of treatment, I asked Vidur to walk down the hallway and tell me how his knee felt. When he returned he had a big smile on his face and joyfully told me his four years of knee pain was totally gone.
From an architectural point, his maxillae was canted high on the right side. Since the maxillae represents the anterior two-thirds of the base of the human skull, maxillary distortions directly effect the alignment of the shoulder girdle, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet. By unwinding his cranial distortions and resetting his maxillae, the rest of his body immediately realigned.
The body is like a slinky. A distortion at one end immediately results in a distortion throughout the rest of the spine, pelvis, limbs, knees, and feet. By resetting the skull, the puppet strings (muscles, ligaments, and fascia) all became balanced. Prolonged structural distortions ultimately results in the breakdown of the cartilage, meniscus, and bone within the knee joint. This is what doctors call osteoarthritis. Putting an artificial knee joint in is not fixing the problem but only treating the symptom. At some point in time even the artificial joint will fail because of the underlying structural imbalance was never addressed.
“A half-educated physician is not valuable. He thinks he can cure everything.” — Mark Twain