Stop Press: Stop Press: Stop Press: Stop Press: War on Alternative Medicine Continues: ASA Suppress Homoeopathic Websites: posted by Nellie:
Skeptics who believe that the UK establishment doesn't want to crush alternative medicine should take a look at this item Look at how they want to emaciate any claims of effectiveness. I wonder if they'll be taking the same stance on fringe psychotherapies practiced within the NHS? MORE:

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X-Ray of Forceps Left In Chest Cavity

Their Own Mistakes Are Legion but are Disguised by their Scurrilous Attacks on Folk Healers

  • 2,000 deaths per year from unnecessary surgery
  • 7000 deaths per year from medication errors
  • 20,000 deaths per year from hospital error.
  • 80,000 deaths per year from hospital infections
  • 106,000 deaths per year from adverse effects of medications
  • 225,000 deaths per year in the US alone from iatrogenic causes

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Catholic Doctors Inject Air Into Brains Of Mentally Ill Kids In Experiments To Discover Causes Of Imbecelity

The Frankensteinian operations of Mengele were not an exception. The event below happened as late as 1978 and could still be happening today in the cause of 'medical research'.

"Until recent years, most abuses in Dutch institutional care were kept out of the public eye. One exception was a scandal in 1978 involving medical experiments at 'Huize Assisië’, a Roman Catholic boarding school for mentally handicapped boys in the southern town of Udenhout.

The home's medical doctor and a Catholic nurse known as Brother Dionysius performed spinal taps on approximately 180 patients, including minors. They injected fluid and air into the patients' brains in order to take x-rays of the cerebral cortex. These were used for brain research which was quietly being carried out. Their parents were neither asked for permission nor notified of the procedures."

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Money, Money, Money

The Cancer Business

Fact: There has been no significant increase in survival rates for cancer since records began.

The cancer business is second only, in size, to its big brother, petrochemicals.

In the 20 years from 1970 to 1990, in the USA alone, the cancer business was worth an estimated 1 trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000).

If the same percentage of the overall disease bill applies in Britain as in the US, the current expenditure on cancer will be 3 to 6 billion pounds per year.

With these kind of amounts involved it is quite understandable why the drug / radiation / scalpel / vivisection cancer cartel have maintained a constant, ruthless campaign to suffocate, at birth, any and all attempts to introduce rational therapeutic regimes to deal with the species - threatening plague

If you or your loved ones die in the meantime - who cares?

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The World's Worst Medical Mistakes

Worlds Worst Medical Mistakes by Martin Fido

This terryfing book by Martin Fido will give you nightmares if you are within the grasp of the Medical Monopoly.

Over 300 pages of case after case of medical malpractice, scientific error, ignorance and bloody mindedness with a death toll in the hundreds of thousands.

First published in 1996 it catalogues incidences of Dangerous Medicines which have killed and maimed and caused suffering on a massive scale. Thalidomide, Debendox, Valium, Opren, Largactil, Acutane, and more.

Cosmetic Surgery Catastrophes and seemingly endless lists of Trauma Under The Knife,

Clitoridectomies performed on healthy women to stop them wanting sex as a cure for infidelity.

Hysterectomy, (hysterical-ectomy) the removal of healthy ovaries as a cure for epilepsy or insanity in women.

Pages and pages of medical incompetence which unnecessarily took the lives of unlucky children and adults. Not in rare instancies but in quantities that defy belief.

Amazing cases you never thought possible like the two French doctors who injected a 14 year old boy with hormone from the pituitary glands of Bulgarian corpses - the patient later developed Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (the human form of mad-cow disease).

People whom doctors pronounced dead and who, luckily for them, came to consciousness on a mortuary slab before they were autopsied.

The catalogue of lethal errors goes on and on. However we are not reviewing this book in order to be able to give you a lengthy list of medical horrors, we are highlighting it because this impeccably researched book covers the entire spectrum of medical mistakes which have occurred in modern times and he also includes a section on quacks and imposters, the very people the medical profession warns you about. He criticises those with the same incisive diatribe.

Yes, Martin Fido is certainly fair to all appropriate to their crimes, but the important point is that mistakes by Natural Healers only occupies a sixth of the book revealing clearly that Orthodox Medicine is more of a danger to patients than Traditional Medicine.

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Some Notable Natural Healers Accused of Quackery Before The Medical Monopoly Stole Their Work And Misrepresented it As Their Own

Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 -1815), born Friedrich Anton Mesmer, was a German physician, who discovered hypnotism and healed people with it.

Thomas Allinson (1858-1918), founder of naturopathy. His views often brought him into conflict with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the General Medical Council, particularly his opposition to doctors' frequent use of drugs. His views and publication of them led to him being labeled a quack and being struck off by the General Medical Council.

Lovisa Ahrberg (1803-1866), the first Swedish female doctor. Ahrberg was met with strong resistance from male doctors and was accused of quackery. During the formal examination she was acquitted of all charges and allowed to practice medicine in Stockholm even though it was forbidden for women in the 1820s. She later received a medal for her work.

Johanna Brandt (1876-1964), a South African naturopath who advocated the "Grape Cure" as a cure for cancer.

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), founder of homeopathy. Hahnemann believed that all diseases were caused by "miasms," which he defined as irregularities in the patient's vital force. He also said that illnesses could be treated by substances that in a healthy person produced similar symptoms to the illness, in extremely low concentrations, with the therapeutic effect increasing with dilution and repeated shaking.

John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943), was a medical doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA who ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas and exercise. Kellogg was an advocate of vegetarianism, and is best known for the invention of the corn flake breakfast cereal.

D.D. Palmer (1845-1913), was a grocery store owner that claimed to have healed a janitor of deafness after adjusting the alignment of his back. He founded the field of chiropractice based on the principle that all disease and ailments could be fixed by adjusting the alignment of someone's back. His hypothesis was disregarded by medical professionals at the time.

Ignac Semmelweis (1818-1865),A Hungarian physician. Despite discovering the importance of what later became hand disinfection thus reducing the incidence of puerperal fever, his theory was regarded with suspicion by many fellow scientists. Since it happened several decades before the explanation of the germ theory of disease, many of Semmelweis' contemporaries viewed his theories as unscientific, baseless speculation. He died in obscurity and was vindicated only after the confirmation of the germ theory of disease by Pasteur and others.

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) A French chemist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in microbiology. His experiments confirmed the germ theory of disease, also reducing mortality from puerperal fever (childbed), and he created the first vaccine for rabies. His hypotheses initially met with much hostility, and he was accused of quackery on multiple occasions. However, he is now regarded as one of the three main founders of microbiology.

Linus Pauling (1901-1994), a Nobel Prizewinner in chemistry, Pauling spent much of his later career arguing for the treatment of somatic and psychological diseases with orthomolecular medicine. One of his most famous claims was that the common cold could be cured with massive doses of vitamin C. Together with Ewan Cameron he wrote the 1979 book "Cancer and Vitamin C", which was again more popular with the public than the medical profession, which continued to regard claims about the effectiveness of vitamin C in treating or preventing cancer as quackery. Source:


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Latest Proof! 300 people a year harmed by negligent surgery.

When you read the latest catalogue of medical malpractice below, ask yourself whether BMA rules,  GMC regulations and qualifications in any way protected these poor patients and whether alternative medicine would have been as harmful?

Patients Poisoned and Maimed by NHS Blunders Daily Express  Friday 13 December 2013

  SHOCKING blunders by the NHS have left scores of patients maimed, injured or poisoned this year, damning figures show.

There were 69 cases where foreign objects were left inside patients after ops  In one case, a patient underwent surgery meant for someone else. The toll of negligent errors in just six months has seen almost 150 patients harmed by incidents which include having swabs, needles and medical equipment left inside them, and being given the wrong drugs.

The wrong patient received risky heart surgery. Others have been given drug overdoses and one woman had a fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix.  The figures also showed that 37 patients had the wrong part of their body operated on or treated

There were 69 cases where foreign objects were left inside patients, including 11 cases of surgical swabs, one patient who had wires left inside and another patient who was left with a needle in their body.

The figures also showed that 37 patients had the wrong part of their body operated on or treated.  This included four operations on the wrong tooth, an operation on the wrong toe, one patient who had an injection in the wrong eye and one case where a woman had the wrong fallopian tube removed during an ectopic pregnancy, probably rendering her infertile.

In another case, a patient died as a result of failure to monitor oxygen levels, and one woman died from heavy bleeding following a planned Caesarean section.

Seven patients were given the wrong dose of chemotherapy, resulting in harm, and five died or suffered severe harm after feeding tubes were inserted incorrectly by NHS staff.....

Source: Daily Express

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THE TRUE HISTORY OF INOCULATION:
Not a Success of Medical Science but Another Secret Stolen From The Folk Healers

Extracted from the British Medical Journal August 1910.

The introduction of small-pox inoculation into Britain was due to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, wife of the Ambassador of Edime in Turkey
Writing to "Mrs. S. C." on April 1st, 1717, she said:

'The small-pox, so fatal, and so general amongst us, is here entirely harmless by the invention of ingrafting.

There is a set of old women who make it their business to perform the operation every autumn. The old woman comes with a nut-shell full of the matter of the best sort of small-pox..She puts into the skin as much matter as can lye upon the head of her needle.

The children play together all the rest of the day, and are in perfect health to the eighth. Then the fever begins to seize- them, and they keep their beds, two days, very seldom three...and in eight days' time they are as well as before their illness...

Every year thousands undergo this operation...There is no example of any one that has died in it and you may believe I am well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear little son.

I am patriot enough to take pains to bring this useful invention into fashion in England; and I should not fail to write to some of our doctors very particularly about it, if I knew any one of them that I thought had virtue enough to destroy such a considerable branch of their revenue for the good of mankind.

But that distemper (smallpox) is too beneficial to them, not to expose to all their resentment the thing that should undertake to put an end to it. I may, however, have courage to war with them.'
Portrait of Lady Montagu
A portrait of Lady Montagu

The surgeon to the British Embassy, inoculated Lady Mary's son in 1717. Her infant daughter was inoculated in England in 1721,

It was not, however, till the method had been successfully tried on some condemned criminals in Newgate prison, that peoples' minds were reassured as to the safety of the practice.

In 1722 the Princess of Wales had her two daughters inoculated, and this went far to remove prejudice.

Still, however, there was a great deal of opposition to inoculation particularly from doctors who called it

"an artificial way of depopulating a country"
and

"a barbarous and dangerous invention,"

Of course the parsons preached against it as the work of the Devil. As specimens of theological virulence we quote a few passages from a sermon here:

" The Dangerous and Sinful Practice of Inoculation, preached at St. Andrew's, Holborn, on Sunday, July the 8th, 1722, by Edmund Massey, M.A., Lecturer of St. Alban Woodstreet."`'

The preacher took for his text Job ii, 7,

" So went Satan forth from the Presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore Boils, from the sole of his Foot unto his Crown."

The preacher goes on to say that the Devil was the first inoculator.

The preacher next inquires how the Evil One was foiled in his designs. He says:

'Diseases are sent amongst Mankind. Who is it that has the Power of inflicting them?. Let us then find out the Causes why Diseases are sent amongst Mankind. I take them to be principally two: Either for the Trial of our Faith or for the Punishment of our Sins...

In other words it doesn't matter if thousands of children die because it will do their souls good if we deny them inoculation from childhood diseases!

Is Medical Science That Bad?

No. Most of medical science is very worthy. It would be ignorant and foolish to try to suggest that society has not benefited from the advances and breakthroughs in medical science.

We could make a long list of scientific successes including effective anaesthetics, micro-surgery, and the medical revolution of stem-cells but this ignores the decades of dead-end research by hundreds of thousands of scientists in universities and industrial laboratories worldwide who are a constant drain on resources.

Do you get angry when you hear some 'scientist' or other claim on TV news that using leading edge science he's found a probable cure for some terminal disease or other; and then qualify it with 'of course it will be at least ten years until we can actually give it to patients'. !!! 

Why must thousands of terminally ill people continue to die whilst some perambulatory scientist adheres to an ossified system of trickle-down power at the expense of other people's lives?  Because of the Medical Monopoly that's why!  They work in THEIR interest, not yours.

Thousands of Patients Die  Whilst Doctors Play Golf.

The NHS's top doctor said the current system was 'not built around patient convenience' Research shows lives are being lost needlessly because of shortage of senior doctors on Saturdays and Sundays The weekend working shake-up follows a number of key studies which warned that patients are far more likely to die or suffer major complications if they are admitted at the weekend.  NHS England has calculated that 4,400 lives could be saved every year if hospitals offered the same level of care at weekends as they do during the week.

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The scattergun approach of throwing what has amounted to literally trillions of dollars of funding at ANY project works because by purely random function a handful of stunning successes are bound to occur sooner or later.  The media play-ball and every other week portray some 'miracle breakthrough'.  What they don't portray are the millions of scientists across the globe with millions of unproductive projects which didn't come up to scratch.

History shows that big scientific breakthroughs are often stumbled upon rather than progressively revealed through scientific method.  More often they are just 'nicked' from ancient or tribal healing knowledge and re-packaged to make science sound wonderful.

Ignoring the failures and passing off the successes as proof of the perfectness of the Medico-scientific complex gives the public a distorted view of the omnipotence of medical science but the medical monopoly often use this perceived superiority to oppress other more natural, gentler and inexpensive forms of healing which more of the population could access if they knew about them and had confidence in them.

The purpose of this SAFF special report is not to try to suggest that ALL doctors are inept or that ALL orthodox medical treatments have lethal long-term consequences. The purpose is to bring to an end, once and for all, the impropaganda by those who control the medical profession that Traditional Healing is dangerous mumbo-jumbo which enlightened people can do without.

The opinions of the Medico-scientific community are given pre-eminence within our society and as we have shown their use of the media has often pulled the wool over the eyes of the populace. Over the years they have consistently exaggerated and criticised alternative healing as being ineffective, crooked or fraudulent and this misdirection has deprived millions of people of useful, workable, successful and cheap treatments.

The Medical Mafia like to give the public the misconception that they are the only ones that care and their superior intellect will win out against Traditional Healers who are just in it for themselves. In actual fact the reverse is true. There are many natural healers who work for small recompense just for the sheer delight of being able to alleviate another person's suffering. That is a natural part of the interaction with other humans which earmarks traditional healers and it is unworthy of the Medical Monopoly to consistently accuse and besmirch these good people as though they were dishonest or misguided.

Of course we realise that there are many thousands of good and responsible medical men and women who wish to do their best for their patients within a chaotic and often ineffective medical system. So let us say it plainly. The vast majority of doctors and health professionals only have the best interests of their patients at heart.

We are not criticising people who save lives. The problem is that the people who run their professional bodies are so preoccupied with their own self-interests they have become detached from the main focus of any form of healing - the best interests of the patients.

Those kingpins of the Medical Establishment who control the medical profession consistently appear to be five decades behind what is actually going on. Right now they are denying YOU your rights to as many types of healing as you wish.

If anything this SAFF report is to urge grass roots health professionals to begin to influence and reorganise their own professions so that it stops victimising Traditional Healers and works with them for the best benefits of patients.

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SNAKE OIL WAS BOTH REAL AND EFFECTIVE

Despite its pejorative associations there really was a Snake Oil remedy which had been in use by Amerindians for Rheumatic conditions since time immemorial. Not only that but healing preparations made from various snakes were tried and tested in Ancient Greece and particularly in Chinese Traditional medicine as the following reveals
Among the cornucopia of secret remedies with animal overtones, Snake Oil came to prominence in the early 19th century as one of the plethora of remedies offered in the American Traveling Medicine shows.
  • Snake Oil had an extensive and compelling pedigree.
  • It was used in Greek medicine,
  • Also in the Chinese herbal tradition which later was introduced to USA by coolies recruited to build the big US railroads,
  • It was used by native Americans: linking it with indigenous people.

This animal extract, mostly confined to the USA, was peddled as a liniment, emollient, balm or embrocation.

It was particularly effective, so the salesmen proclaimed, for arthritis and indeed any chronic pain.

The leading hawker was a medicine man, Clark STANLEY, of Rhode Island; he became known as the Rattlesnake King. At a medicine show, Stanley would kill rattlesnakes on his mobile stage in full view of the audience . He then boiled the snakes to make the liniment from the tallow. It was sold on the spot. Source:

So when the medical monopoly attack Snake Oil Salesmen they are really attacking centuries old indigenous healing wisdom.

Oh, and by the way, just in case you think that the use of animal parts for healing is some kind of superstitious barbaric ceremony perpetrated by savages we point out that life saving insulin for diabetes was created by medical men from the pancreas of dogs killed for the purpose.

Snake Oil Bottle

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Hypnosis and Modern Medicine

In the last few years, the subject remains as controversial as ever, with some scientists building a career claiming it doesn't even exist. Others, with access to brain scanners and the wit to have a look have found that there are changes in brain function following a standard hypnotic induction.

In the west, the recorded history of hypnosis generally starts in the 18th century with the experiments and treatments of Franz Mesmer who gave his name to 'Mesmerism'. Mesmer posited the idea of 'animal magnetism' as a source for the trance states he produced in his patients. Despite consistent attacks by the Medical Mafia he cured many thousands of people who came to him for help.

The term Hypnosis was a misnomer applied much later and derived from the Greek God Hypnos, the deity of sleep. Early medics considered hypnosis to be a sleep state, but as experiments have clearly shown the hypnotic state has nothing to do with sleep but is instead an altered state of consciousness. Somnambulism, named by the medical profession from Somnus the Roman God of sleep (and counterpart to Hypnos) is a much more accurate medical term because sleep-walking is directly related to a sleep condition, however we now seem stuck with the term Hypnosis because of its generally accepted use.

The natural human state of trance now called hypnosis is as old as the species. And, most people can do it. In fact, we've being doing it for millennia. Recorded history tells us of Greek and Ancient Egyptian sleep temples, where priests induced a healing sleep, and investigations into Shamanism ( a practice as old as Man himself) shows that entering altered states of consciousness at will form the central skills of the practitioner.

That many animals also exhibit hypnosis like behaviour and can be put into a trance has proved useful in 'breaking' wild animals and domesticating cattle. This skill was probably used throughout prehistory by ancient hunters whose ceremonies and hunting dances, are clearly illustrated in ancient cave drawings still extant. Aboriginal tribes today still hunt game by parodying the mind of the animal they are tracking.

So why is this facility of being able to modify, change, and program the mind which can produce amazing physical changes and cures, not part of every doctors standard practice?

Well, perhaps it's because it can't be patented, bottled, and charged for like pills and complicated procedures can. That it is not well understood by science has, until recently, never been a reason to not to take advantage of something useful, unless it originated outside of the medical monopoly, in which case it has been decried mercilessly. For example, look at this quote showing the hostility of the profession when people tried to put the practice on a scientific footing:

"Dr. Ewald of Berlin states that hypnotism should not be classified with the practice of medicine, that it should not be so dignified. His reason was that every shepherd boy, every peasant, could hypnotize, and Dr. Moll answers that every shepherd boy, every peasant, can give a hypodermic injection, can compound medicines and apply bandages, but they cannot do so intelligently."
"Hypnotism: How It Is Done; Its Uses And Dangers" by James R. Cocke 1894
Once again we see the sheer hypocrisy when looking at what works and what doesn't. Why would anyone want to reject something this potent?

And this rejection is complete. Doctors campaigning on the TV against alternatives often claim that an unspecified patient they have seen recently had sought alternative treatment for something they could have easily cured if the patient had come to them first, but by the time they were consulted, it was too late. Any medical scientists reading will, of course, recognise this as unverifiable anecdotal evidence which has no place in a scientific debate on the merits of treatment.

In contrast to this fear mongering, consider this example. A few months ago I was watching one of those walk-in clinic shows on TV, along with a trained hypnotherapist friend of mine. One of the patients had a layer of thick black tissue along one leg in place of her skin. She said she'd been doing the rounds of doctors and dermatologists for almost 17 years and hadn't even had a definitive diagnosis. My friend the hypnotherapist commented that the problem looked like Brocq's disease, a genetic condition first accidentally cured by Dr. A.A. Mason using hypnosis and written up in the British Medical Journal shortly after WWII. Other doctors had tried the treatment with great success despite the fact this condition is otherwise incurable.

The staff in the walk-in TV clinic also diagnosed Brocq's and advised the patient that she would have to apply a cream each night and wrap her leg in plastic film in order to get any relief. So, even though this application was discovered by doctors, tried and tested by them, they hadn't even attempted it with this poor women in over 17 years of suffering. But, if she'd gone to a hypnotherapist it's odds on she could have been cured soon thereafter ......

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Latest News: Latest News: Latest News: Latest News

Herbal Medicines
Now Banned
As EU Directive
Comes Into Force

Patients have lost access to hundreds of herbal medicines today, after European regulations came into force.

Sales of all herbal remedies, except for a small number of popular products for 'mild' illness such as echinacea for colds and St John's Wort for depression have been banned.

For the first time traditional products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner.

The Government allowed access to some unlicensed manufactured herbal medicines via a statutory register

Both herbal remedy practitioners and manufacturers fear they could be forced out of business as a result.

Some of the most commonly used products were saved after the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley approved a plan for the Health Professions Council to establish a register of practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines.

However, many remedies were lost as it was only open to those who could afford the licensing process which costs between £80,000 to £120,000.

At least 50 herbs, including horny goat weed (so-called natural Viagra), hawthorn berry, used for angina pain, and wild yam will no longer be stocked in health food shops, says the British Herbal Medicine Association.

The 2004 EU directive demands that a traditional herbal medicinal product must be shown to have been in use for 30 years in the EU – or at 15 years in the EU and 15 years elsewhere – for it to be licensed.

The UK drug safety watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency, has issued more than a dozen alerts in the past two years, including a warning last month over a contaminated weight loss pill called Herbal Flos Lonicerae (Herbal Xenicol) due to concerns over possible side-effects.

Mr Lansley, in a written statement, said the Government wanted to ensure continuing access to unlicensed herbal medicines via a statutory register for practitioners ‘to meet individual patient needs’.

Prince Charles, a long-standing supporter of complementary therapies, has voiced his support for formal regulation of herbal practitioners.

Up til now the industry has been covered by the 1968 Medicines Act. This was drawn up when only a small number of herbal remedies were available.

But recent studies show that at least six million Britons have used a herbal medicine in the past two years.

Professor George Lewith, professor of health research at Southampton University, said: ‘Evidence for the efficacy of herbal medicines is growing; they may offer cheap, safe and effective approaches for many common complaints.’

Source: Daily Mail, 30th April 2011

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Grave-robbing Doctors And The Tyburn Riot Against The Surgeons

The story of the grave-robbers Burke and Hare has been embellished over the years to make their graveyard activities almost satanic but the sad fact is that these two villains were stealing newly deceased bodies 'to order' for 'respectable' medical men and colleges who paid a handsome price for a cadaver whoever it was and however it was come by.

Anatomical Dissection classes at the Royal College of Physicians played to packed houses and were something of a circus with 'students' and interested observers paying enormous sums for tickets to watch bodies being dissected.

Ostensibly beneath it all lay a desire to train in anatomy but incidents show that the mind-set of some doctors was rather more S and M. After the body had been completely dissected the assembly fell in for a slap-up banquet afterwards.

The public were utterly against dissection for superstitious reasons so the surgeons petitioned Queen Elizabeth I for bodies and were given a yearly allowance..

' the bodies of six persons condemned to death within London, Middlesex or Surrey for anatomical Dissection'
this was renewed by Charles II who also allowed The Company of Barber-Surgeons the bodies of four executed felons a year. Even this caused public outrage and so..
hospitals and private schools to whom the corpses were most necessary had therefore to rely upon illegal and hazardous methods. They either robbed graves or competed with the agents of the physicians and surgeons for the bodies of hanged malefactors.

Tyburn Hangings

All executions in London at the time were public hangings held at Tyburn. Hanging days were frequent and involved multiple executions, often for ridiculous crimes such as petty thievery. The Hangings took place on a triangular wooden jibbet which took three or more condemned criminals at a time.

It was slow hanging. There was no drop, the condemned person simply jerked and twisted until they died from suffocation or/and loss of blood to the brain. Death could take quite a while and was not always certain. In a few legendary instances executed men were taken down only to be resucitated later, subsequently becoming 'celebrites' of the day; such as 'Half-Hanged Smith' who was left dangling from Tyburn Gallows for two hours after he had been 'turned off' but recovered later after friends took his body home and applied foments and other healings.

These cases prompted family and friends of the condemned men to take possession of the corpse quickly to save it from mutilation by the surgeons and in the hope of possible resucitation.

This was not easily accomplished because they had to compete with the bailiffs of the Surgeons - strong-arm men who waded into the manic crowd with cudgels to fight off people and take possession of the body for 'science'.

Dissection at The Royal College
William Petty in the seventeenth century attained considerable notoriety when he began to anatomise Anne Green, a hanged murderess and found that she revived under his scalpel..

The atmosphere was manic. Stages of seats were banked up around Tyburn so that the mass of people who attended could see the victims 'dance'. Vendors hawked drink and eats, parking places for carriages carrying 'people of worth' were set aside.

There was so much revelry that Tyburn Hangings became the last word in human degredation but the government was of the opinion that public executions were a deterrent and in any case the mob would have revolted had the hangings been banned.

'Except for a minority of surgeons and symapthetic observers, dissection was considered less as a necessary method for enlarging the understanding of homo corpus than as a mutilation of the dead person, a form of aggravating capital punishment...

...Parliaments sole interest in the law was in making the death sentence terrifying...

(source: Albion's Fatal Tree. Crime and Society in 18th Century England, Peter Linebaugh, Peregrine Books, 1975.

Whilst all this body snatching, and dismemberment was going on few noticed that in other areas the surgeons and doctors of London were failing the population miserably. During the eighteenth century mortality rates were sky high at one time standing to baptisms at a ratio of two to one.

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Russian Scientists
Discover Key
To How
Homoeopathy Works

By David Southern

We want to introduce you to “junk” DNA. Junk DNA is the bit which orthodox geneticists and biologists do not understand. It makes up 90% of the total DNA in our bodies but has been pronounced by them as some kind of evolutionary cul-de-sac.

However, Russian scientists have found that this is far from “junk”, but actually comprises a kind of biological internet which allows self and remote healing to take place and the amazing thing about it is that it responds to human language. As esotericists have always maintained by the use of incantations and affirmations we can actually program our body to heal itself.

The revelation that we do not need to go into the cells and cut and splice genes in complicated, expensive, and potentially dangerous procedures alone, you would think, would have taken the world by storm, leading to massive research in how the Russian techniques can benefit us.

Instead, the project leader, Peter Gariaeve, has, typically, been professionally attacked and ostracised from the orthodox scientific community. He now finds himself appealing for backers (http://www.c2cinternet.org/
index.php?id=647)
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As is usual in the supposedly impartial world of scientific research, if you find something which challenges orthodoxy, funds and facilities often dry up and character assassination becomes the order of the day. (http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/
2007/10/your_friday_dose_of_woo_
reprogram_your_d.php).

The theory is that parts of our DNA originally created the structure of languages and therefore are affected by language. In a radical move researchers cooperated with linguists to study the structures and found there was a regular grammar within the DNA itself.

Understanding this allowed Gariaeve to experimentally use modulated laser to influence the DNA and change the genetic information without invasive techniques. The modulation used was ordinary language.. The scientists told the DNA what they wanted and it responded.

This opens the possibility that hypnosis, affirmations, autogenic training and the like could do the same in the right circumstances.

Using the modulated laser, the team were able to repair DNA damaged by X Rays, and to transfer the pattern from one set of DNA to another to the extent of changing frog embryos to salamander embryos. The breakthrough is termed DNA Wave-Genetics and it has extensive ramifications for every living thing on the planet

Now, many freethinkers have known for ages that the body can be influenced by words and thoughts and now, at last, we're beginning to see the scientific world catch on to the Ancient Wisdom.

According to researchers there also appears to be an “internet like” quality to some of the things this research shows DNA can do. For example, patterns can be formed by DNA (in a vacuum) which produce magnetised wormholes. These allow the transfer of information outside of time and space which is a pretty accurate definition of how magic works

When relaxed, it would seem that people can tune into all kinds of information and acquire knowledge through the process of intuition. So remote viewing and communication of healing at a distance become possibilities to individuals who have refined their skills.

Interestingly, when DNA samples were exposed to laser light, the laboratory detectors saw a particular pattern. When the DNA sample was removed, the pattern remained, a phenomena dubbed phantom DNA effect.

Taken together, these results provide potential explanations for many alternative medicines, in particular that of Homoeopathy where desired qualities of plants are modified by trituration and transferred into tablets which program the cells of the patient's body to react in a prescribed way causing healing of body and mind.

As you have seen from this SAFF webpage the claims of Homoeopathy are seen as 'absurd' by scientific orthodoxy. The medical monopoly has consistently tried to outlaw and suppress it as 'quack medicine'. The main plank of their attack on homoeopathy is that homoeopathic pills contain no physical properties and could therefore cause no bodily changes but now with Peter Gariaeve's researches the mechanism which conveys the 'intelligence' to Junk DNA is clearly evident.

Homoeopaths should be investigating Gariaeve's work intensely but so far they don't seem to have cottoned on to the implications which are absolutely earth-shattering not just for them, but for the application of healing world-wide, in particular almost free healing of people in third-world countries where millions of deaths could be averted at a stroke.

If you want to read more, follow these links:

http://wakeup-world.com/2011/07/12/
scientist-prove-dna-can-be-reprogrammed
-by-words-frequencies/

http:/www.laleva.org/eng/2010/01/
wave_genetics_research_targeted_by_
russian_academy_skeptics.html

http://www.rexresearch.com/
gajarev/gajarev.htm

MAD?
You soon Will Be!

New U.S. Diagnostic Dictionary Will Stigmatise Everyone

By David Southern

We've all heard the oft bandied statistics from the Medical Monopoly that 1 in 4 of us will have experience of mental illness during our lives. More a recruitment drive for their profession perhaps; but a new phenomenon is set to increase that quota dramatically. Soon, anyone who is a bit shy, eccentric, has an unconventional love life, or who is grieving for someone close will have a defined mental illness. So that's most of us pronounced mentally ill at some time in our lives!

What about people who believe in something away from the mainstream, like, say, looking after their own health, who hold unusual spiritual beliefs, or who adhere to faiths that are under attack from the fundamentalist churches? Simple, they'll be diagnosed as being mentally ill too. Shades of the Soviet Gulags. It is all a development of Health Fascism.

Why is everyone at risk in this way? Well, it all comes down to how mental illness is defined by professionals. Since it's launch at the turn of last century, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM), an American publication, has been used by professionals the world over to define whether a set of behaviours are, or not, a mental illness.

The publication is extremely influential, and any “condition” set out in it, generally becomes widely accepted as though real. This publication is currently being revised and there are some extremely odd proposals in the new edition.

In addition to the behaviours we've mentioned (shyness, eccentricity, grief etc. all of which are considered 'abnormal' ), the new definitions, once accepted could easily be used by 'experts' in court to excuse criminal actions as the parameters of being 'mentally ill' will be so wide as to encompass everyone and every act. Kids who disobey authority or play up their parents could be diagnosed with “oppositional defiant disorder”.

Judgements will be based not on clinical conditions but on the results of one's actions, therefore if you do anything considered immoral (as delineated by the well-off middle class professional Stasi) you must have done so because you were 'mentally ill' under the DSM. I'm only scratching the surface here but you can see the dangers.

So apart from being a serious problem for the general public who are likely to find themselves medicated for depression when they are reacting to a death (for the new guidelines ignore the death and just focus on the behaviour), you can imagine what trouble those small minded elites who want to stifle freedom of belief and choice could make of this.

Eventually EVERYONE will be profiled to fit into one psychological category or another in the same way that we all have inoculations, labelled mentally ill or mentally suspect, and stigmatised for life unless we act like zombies at the behest of our ruling class. Another nail in the coffin of freedom will have been driven home.

How did this happen?

In the USA, medical care is provided on a private basis – you have to pay for everything. Most people hold insurance from their employer, or buy insurance privately, and here is where the problem really starts.

If you are upset, perhaps by a death, and your doctor thinks you may benefit from a short course of help, it is difficult, if not well nigh impossible to get the insurers to pay for treatment that is not a recognised medical condition.

Am I Over-reacting to this threat?

Some say it doesn't matter to us here in the UK because professionals here use a different set of guidelines. The thing is, the DSM is extremely influential, and any illness defined in it DOES affect professional thinking sooner or later and like every other change, it would seem, migrates from the U.S. to the U.K. within months.

Consider what we saw around the world a few years ago when fundamentalists high-jacked the media, law makers, social services etc. with the Satanic Ritual Abuse Myth (SRAM). In the early days, credibility for this abject lie was gained by various deceitful fundamentalist organisations by quoting what appeared to be independent research. One example was a police manual produced by a San Francisco policewoman (Sandi Gallant) on how to spot whether a crime had “Satanic” elements.

Her list of indicators were crazy, including the presence of 'graph paper', the presence (or absence) of jewellery at the crime scene, body parts of animals in the freezer (KFC watch out) and much more, far too ridiculous to take seriously. Gallant was not herself a fundamentalist but she had been convinced by fundamentalist police officers in her cadre.

Soon the fundamentalists were citing this new demonology as being “police”-compiled and tricks of this kind helped to cause nationwide Satanic Panics in the U.S. and the U.K. and Europe. This is just one of many examples.

Future horrors already here:

Imagine what a new campaign by the intolleratti, armed with a “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) that defines normal behaviour as abberant could achieve. Anyone who behaved even slightly oddly could be hounded by the fundamentalists, placed under suspicion with the authorities, media, social services etc. with all that entails in terms of curtailment of rights, parental or otherwise.

Daily Express 21 Feb 2012 Boy, 5, Lives as a Girl

The classic example of dangerously 'elastic' psychological definitions from a DSM is the idea of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) where in February 2012 The Daily Mail exposed a self-serving leading-edge therapy which sought to diagnose children as young as three years old with transgender problems.

Although the NHS is wasting taxpayers money on funding London's Tavistock clinic's project into identifying cross-dressing 3 year olds and promoting the idea of GID, the 'Tavvy' has successfully identified over 100 very young kids and stigmatised them for life based on ridiculously idiotic 'symptoms' such as a boy playing with his sisters' dolls! Whereupon they are then forced into dresses, have their hair plaited, made to sit down to wee and generally behave like girls even though they are boys.

Now we don't know what you make of this dangerous 'ism' from the Tavistock clinic but perhaps it will help you make up your mind if we point out that Workers at the Tavistock Clinic were involved in the origination and promotion of the Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Myth, providing key early 'SRA victim imposters' whose tales of killing babies were shared with the tabloids; hence inventing a wacky transgender therapy is small fry compared. One of their psychotherapists Vera Diamond is on record as saying:

SEVERAL children may have died after being subjected to horrific abuse by members of Satanic sex rings, a Hariey Street counsellor has claimed. 'Psychotherapist Mrs Vera Diamond said she was treating more and more people who suffered some form of ritual abuse during their childhood. She said Satanic rings were an "excuse for perversions of all kinds", and added: "I am absolutely convinced that children have been killed during these rituals. ' Western Evening News August 2nd 1990.
Of course after two decades of failed cases it is clear that there never were any satanists abusing children and certainly none were every killed, so It comes as no surprise to find theraquacks at the Tavistock stigmatising 3 year old kids with a transgender syndrome which has no basis in fact. It will probably ruin the poor child's life until middle-age when he puts it all together and sues the NHS for malpractice making taxpayers fork out twice - once for the cost of this harmful therapy to the NHS and second when the time comes to pay out damages!

Theraquacks are salivating at the prospect of the new DSM making everyone they meet dysfunctional enough to pay them big bucks for a silver-lined lifetime of troublemaking.

Ends:

Diabetes Caused By Doctors?

By David Southern

You may know that GP's now get paid extra for diagnosing and controlling potentially threatening illnesses – illnesses that often have no obvious symptoms (high blood pressure is one example).

One way to maximise their income, is to test you for all sorts of things that you're not showing any signs of, so that they can get as many people as possible onto preventative treatments. On the face of it, this looks sensible, as many illnesses seriously damage health if left undetected and untreated, not to mention the cost of dealing with them in their more advanced stages.

But hang on a minute. Drugs designed to save you from future problems are raking in billions for the drug companies. Some of these companies have been caught out presenting selective evidence (see the section on Avandia in the main body of this page). Over years, the levels of blood pressure and cholesterol considered healthy have been changed so that more and more people are now supposed to need treatment. Quite a bonus for the drug companies.

Getting high blood pressure under control can be as simple as losing any excess weight (!) and the medical response is often to prescribe beta-blocker drugs, and water tablets, which in combination have a good success rate in bringing blood pressure back to where they think it should be.

But here's the catch. These medications are known to increase your risk of getting diabetes by 23%.

Diabetes Epidemic?

It's in the news all the time that we are facing an epidemic of diabetes with terrible consequences for our personal health, and the cost of running the NHS. We are told this is because we are getting fatter, and we need to get our weight under control.

But what about how diabetes is diagnosed, and the medications that can bring it on?

One doctor, writing in the “Daily Telegraph” cited a case where an elderly lady had been diagnosed diabetic on the basis of one, slightly raised blood sugar test. Advised to give up the occasional piece of cake may be no great sacrifice, but if you look at the catalogue of problems diabetes is claimed to cause, the level of worry a false diagnosis can inflict on a patient and their family is scandalous. So is one higher than normal reading enough to make such a serious diagnosis?

A Personal Perspective

I was recently diagnosed as diabetic with all that implies (and endless visits to a great many clinics). I'm not arguing with my own diagnosis as there's a lot of diabetes in my family line going back three generations. Also, my doctor did not make up his mind on the basis of a single test. My blood sugar had been creeping up for years.

So, about a year before I reached the level now labelled diabetic, I was told I have “impaired glucose tolerance.” This is a problem known as “pre-diabetes” in many countries – a term which tells you exactly what they expect to happen next.

As my blood sugar levels had increasing for years, and now I was in this situation, with a family background of serious problems, I did a bit of research and rang up the surgery to point out that I was taking the medication mentioned earlier which increases my chances of becoming diabetic by 23%. They went away to check what I should do.

A couple of days later I got an urgent call from the practice telling me I should stop taking the medication “...at once...” and report to reception for a safer replacement.

Now who was the qualified professional here that I had to ring and point out the risks of continuing to take the medication? And, given that my diabetes has started ten years ahead of the rest of my family, just what role had the tablets played in bringing it on early?



Want to Keep Your Children Alive?


An update from David Southern, November 2012

Has your young one got a cold? Well, for centuries parents have been giving their children Echinacea and taking it themselves to protect against a cold turning into Flu. 

But did you know the Medical Monopoly have now ruled that this harmless  herb could now kill your child?

At least, that's what the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency (MHRA) said in their notes to editors when warning recently that children under 12 should not be given Echinacaea.

Just another example of  how  safe herbs with a proven track record are being 'outlawed' by the Medical Monopoly. 

The body of the MHRA press release says there is a small risk of allergic reaction but that this reaction could be severe. The notes section clarifies finishing a list of hazards with

“asthma and life threatening anaphylactic shock.”

So given that the press release says the risk is small, and that you shouldn't worry if you've already given the remedy to your children, just what does this mean? Well, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has this to say about Anaphylactic Shock (also know as Anaphylaxis).

“Anaphylaxis is your body's immune system overreacting badly to a substance such as food, which it wrongly perceives as a threat. Substances that provoke allergic reactions are known as allergens.

The whole body can be affected, usually within minutes of contact with an allergen, though sometimes the reaction can happen hours later.

The most widely reported triggers of anaphylaxis are:

insect stings; particularly wasp and bee stings, nuts; particularly peanut, other types of foodstuffs such as milk and shellfish certain medications such as some types of antibiotics”

This article also points out that anaphylaxis is rare with only 1 in 1300 people having ANY type of problem in their lifetime.  (Source:)

The sentence about medicines is interesting. Clearly to protect your child from the same dangers which the MHRA say children face from Echinacea, you would have to stop feeding them as well as stopping  medicating them – especially if they were suffering an infection (as the immune system will already be in emergency mode).

Remember Echinacea has been in use for many generations, long before the idea of The Common Cold, first made it's appearance in the  U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1887.  My friend and co-writer John Freedom has used Echinacea daily for over ten years to avoid Flu with no side effects whatsoever.  When he stopped using it last month he promptly caught a terrible flu which laid him low for a week!  Echinacea has many benefits yet carries the same sort of  risk as eating a cheese sandwich. So why this sudden attack on an innocuous remedy?

Could it be another example of the  MHRA's institutional prejudice against herbal remedies and yet another opportunity for the MM to  twist the public's mind against Natural Healing?  You betcha!

So How Does “Proper” Medicine Compare?

Since we  first published  this sensational webpage all sorts of information long known and hidden by health 'professionals' has started to creep into the public domain.

Let us assume for a moment that your doctor knows enough about available drugs to prescribe something that's good for you (and this is a big assumption as we will see).

In May, the Huffington Post reported on a study carried out for the General Medical Council (GMC) into how accurate prescriptions were, which found:

“The most common of the prescribing or monitoring errors were lack of information on dosage, prescribing an incorrect dosage, and failing to ensure that patients were properly checked with blood tests.

One in eight of all patients had a prescription item with an error - this rose to four in 10 patients aged 75 years and older.”

Significantly one in 550 prescriptions contained a “serious error”.

Perhaps 7 or so years of training for doctors is not enough? Or perhaps the system of intense regulation designed to ensure only competent practitioners are in a position to make these mistakes is seriously flawed?   How will imposing the same systems and regulations on alternative therapies help?

Assuming you doctor can't be trusted  to write a prescription, is there any system in place to make sure you get the correct amount of the right stuff ?

According the the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), yes - the receptionist. Reporting on a study carried out by Queen Mary University of London, looking at repeat prescriptions (prescriptions for an ongoing chronic condition issued without a doctor's appointment). Apparently, the “informal” system to make sure repeat prescriptions were correct involves receptionist keeping personal notebooks and:

“Some receptionists, the study found, were aware of having to make up for the failings of their doctors.

"Receptionists in some practices expressed concern that doctors did not check prescriptions thoroughly before signing. They believed that because of this they had a heavy responsibility to undertake safety checks themselves, although these were not recognised or remunerated."”

(Source BBC News Website 4th November 2011)


Do Drugs Help?

Now let's assume you've got to the pharmacy with an accurate prescription. Will what you're getting actually help you?

With untold billions around the world invested in medical research, and the famous double blind clinical trials we wrote about previously (the “gold standard” of medical testing), you would think so.

Since we first published, facts that are common knowledge amongst medical professionals, drug regulators around the world, and the drug companies themselves suggests a resounding. ambivalence.  With regard  to  the safety of powerful drugs. Their approach appears to be MAYBE. Perhaps they will, maybe they won't.

It seems that even by the standards of scientific medicine itself, doctors and drug regulators do not actually know whether prescription drugs are safe or effective. And if doctors want to find out which of a selection of drugs is best for a particular patient, the uncertainty just gets bigger.

This is most clearly shown by Dr Ben Goldacre in his latest book, “Bad Pharma”. And before people accuse us of partisanship you should know that Dr.  Goldacre is an opponent of alternative medicine, especially, homoeopathy.

In essence, Goldacre claims that drug trials are badly designed and carried out on too few people. The way results are analysed is slanted towards making the drug in question look good. Why? Because the people who develop, manufacture and sell the drug carry them out.

But surely the regulators will check, you may think? Well – it would seem that regulators see the studies – most of the time- but don't tell anyone else. And the drug companies don't have to if they don't want to. And, at the end of the day, if the regulators think the drug is better than nothing, they apparently often give licenses on this flimsy 'scientific' evidence.

Doctors, once qualified get their updates through an informal network which is widely open to the drug companies influence.

So it would seem that doctors – who you would expect to have the most need of accurate information, are the least likely to have it. The drug may work, it may not. It may be safe, it may not. It may have side effects, it may not And so on.

Indeed Dr Goldacre suspects that his decisions may have killed patients because the information available to him was suspect (although he didn't know that at the time).

So the drugs may work, they may not, no one knows. (well, no one who  knows will tell you anyway). Are you prepared to risk your family's lives on this gamble?

Preventative Medicine

In the UK, the government drove NHS resources towards anticipating illness in a bid to head it off, reduce suffering, and most importantly to reduce cost. Bean counters at the NHS told the government that prevention was 'cheaper' than cure.  On the face of it this would seem to be a good thing. So Doctors are now rewarded with incentive payments for screening patients for all sorts of health problems in an attempt to circumvent chronic ailments.

What has happened on the ground though, is that more people, many more in fact, are being treated because they might get ill in future, rather than because they are sick now. Drug companies have prospered on the back of this pre-emptive medicine, with millions of extra patients taking cholesterol lowering drugs, blood pressure reducing pills, and so on. All of which carry risk.

At the same time, the definitions of when your blood pressure is too high, your cholesterol elevated, or judging whether you have diabetes, have been changed so that you will be told you have these serious illnesses  if your levels fluctuate minisculely away from a benchmark set by the MM.  Quite a bonanza for the drug companies who carry out most research isn't it?

Risks of Screening

As the amount of medication patients are taking rises dramatically, 15% of admissions to hospital amongst the elderly are associated with drug side effects.

Most of this increase in prescriptions falls in this preventative category. And what seems to be happening is each time someone goes to see a doctor they are screened, resulting in additional treatments. So pre-emptive medicine can actually cause more suffering than it cures.

Can pre-emptive medicine work as a general measure – not really. 14 trials of screening programs were examined by the Nordic Cochrane Centre. They couldn't find evidence that the programs reduced death rates. They went on to say that ;

“While we cannot be certain that general health checks lead to benefit, we know that all medical interventions can lead to harm.”

Also, the people who show up for screening tend to be healthier and wealthier. Those who may need pre-emptive medicine the most are the least likely to actually get it.

Lifestyle

Orthodox medicine has paid a lot of attention to “lifestyle illnesses”. Who hasn't been urged to eat their “five a day”? Or exercise more? Evidence must be good in this area, surely?  Maybe, maybe not.

The “five a day” is generally promoted to see off cancer, yet a study of 142,605 men and 335,873 women conclude; 

“A very small inverse association between intake of total fruits and vegetables and cancer risk was observed in this study. Given the small magnitude of the observed associations, caution should be applied in their interpretation.” (Source)

In other words the difference was too small to be significant, and it is certainly not good enough evidence for public health policy.  However it does make good PR for the Medical Monopoly when we are constantly drip-fed with the idea that they are the ones who can be trusted with our best interests.

It would be relatively easy to continue knocking the medical take on lifestyle advice in general on their own terms and from the evidence (for example, see spiked-online.com which dismantles the obesity/heart disease connection), and it would seem that much of what passes for medical advice is uncertain, untested, unsound even. So why would we trust what they say when they're knocking alternatives?

Vitamins Latest

On this webpage we have given  many examples of orthodoxy knocking and regulating the supply of vitamins and minerals.

In December last year, the BBC reported on a study showing that people with higher levels of vitamins and omega 3 oils in their blood, had less risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.   

Watch this space!


  We haf vays of making you Smoke

Body Fascists Start On E-Cigs


Are you happy that officials with veiled agendas are taking your independence away from you like this?

One recent study at the University of Catania established that 9% of a sample of 300 smokers had quit after 12 months by using e-cigarettes as an aid. The UK's medicines  regulatory body, MHRA, believes that e-cigarettes could help to save 57,000 lives in the UK over the next decade. Consequently, sanctimonious monopolisers in their ivory towers of medical influence should be ‘encouraging’ smoking addicts to become e-cig users, not making the beneficial transformation from harmful cigarettes etc to e-cigs even more difficult.

Via e-cig regulation these so-called medical experts are simply ensuring that more aspiring e-cig users will say “Ah stuff it, I can’t be bothered”, and stick with their injurious smoking habit. Therefore, the logic behind e-cig regulation is inconsistent and even precarious to public health at a grass-root level.

A massive wave of unnecessary bureaucratic legislation is threatening to wipe out e-cigs on an international scale. Moreover, the official hypocrisy behind this legislation (i.e. outlawing of freedom of choice) is preposterous.

For example: Mexico, Brazil and Singapore have forbidden importing and selling of the devices, although tobacco is ‘still’ on sale in all those countries. This makes for an absurd and dangerous situation in which unhealthy smoking is perceived as ‘acceptable’, yet the e-cig alternative, which is many times healthier, is prohibited.

Clearly, such wildly stupid decrees prove that the dunderhead authorities behind such moves must be either insane or possibly in the pockets of the wealthy tobacco manufacturers!

In America the insane panic over e-cigs is extensive. State-level legislation inhibits vaping in different ways. Washington State may require renaming into ‘Nanny State’ because a town therein (Reston) has banned all vaping in public.

Undoubtedly, residents of Reston will not be over-dosing on movie repeats of Easy Rider, undertaking dangerous sports like snail-racing or taking the dog for a walk after 6.00pm at Halloween, heaven’s forbid, if their trusted, hair-shirt, authorities have any say in the matter.

Reston’s pious censors are not alone. Other US towns to be affected by e-cig censorship madness include Duluth, Minnesota. Here they recently banned e-cigs in places where customary cigarette smoking is currently banned. Three states - Utah, New Jersey, and North Dakota have in fact banned their use completely.

Much of this censorship is based on ignorance and fear of the unknown. Residents of these places should be challenging their despotic authorities to wake up and find out the real facts; before acting like some foreign, out-of-touch, dictatorships that American is so fond of attacking.

Perhaps the censors in these anally-retentive states should then also ban ‘coffee’, because many experts have stated categorically that e-cigs are no more harmful than such a drink.

Bureaucratic regulation that discourages smokers to ‘steer clear’ of e-cigs will potentially cost many lives. Have the conceited regulators, who wish to control our minds, even considered this vital fact?

It is high time the general public were made aware of what is happening before it is too late. The self-righteous fools behind e-cig regulation must be exposed as the ignorant charlatans they truly are!

Patrick Regan Full story here:


 SPECIAL REPORT - Will Your Loved Ones Suffer or Die Needlessly if the Medical Monopoly succeed in Denying you Valid Healing Options?
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I'm a Doctor!

David Southern & John Freedom Explain How The Medical Monopoly is Depriving You of Your Rights

Pick up any newspaper or turn on the radio or television news, and it won't be long before you are treated to yet another snide attack from the Medical Monopoly on Alternative Healing.

You are constantly given the impression that Alternative Healers are all Snake Oil salesmen so that you will back the power play of the Medical Monopoly. They want to suppress successful natural healing options which have been used for centuries so that you have to pay them mega-bucks for their scientific drugs (with all their damaging side effects).

The propaganda from them is so constant that ordinary folk often fall into it unconsciously and are becoming complicit in their own downfall. In this report we posit the nub of the question;

Are people suffering or even needlessly dying through ignorance and scarcity of Alternative Healing options?

Whether it's a trendy doctor on prime time shows telling you homoeopathy has no effect or the House of Commons science and technology committee saying homoeopathy shouldn't be paid for on the National Health Service, it is plain to all that there is an all out war on any treatment that's not been registered with and come under the control of the Medical Monopoly. Yet the true extent of their campaign has not previously been exposed - until the publication of this Special SAFF Report. After reading what follows you will be fully informed and have the information necessary to protect your own interests.

Although many of these attacks focus on allegations of ineffectiveness or danger, a closer look at the Medical Profession show that they stand to lose a great deal if Alternative Healing methods prosper. In other words, their efforts to suppress alternative healing methods are first and foremost motivated by political , ideological or economic gain rather than the best interests of the public.

If you're into alternative healing of any sort then your rights are seriously under threat from these people, and in the near future, campaigns that have been running for decades now will come to fruition as rafts of legislation come into force taking away many of the alternatives you now enjoy.

Half Page Advertisement For the Homoeopathic Hospital from the 

1893 Chemists' and Druggists' Diary

This antagonism by the Medical Monopoly against Homoeopathy is a relatively new form of oppression because as this half page advertisement from the 1893 Chemists' and Druggist's Diary shown above reveals the first British Homoeopathic hospital was opened in Great Ormand Street by Lord Ebury in 1849. By 1893 it was treating over 800 (eight hundred) in-patients and over 10,000 (ten thousand) outpatients every year. It had treated over a quarter of a million satisfied patients by 1893! The London Homoeopathic hospital is probably the longest and largest successful medical 'trial' anywhere in the world and it still cannot cope with all the people wanting treatment. The attitude of the Medical Monopoly to homoeopathy is mystifying until you realise just how much science has taken over from healing. If you can't stick it in a test-tube they don't want to know regardless of how many people have been cured.

The Demonisation of Homoeopathy

All of this came into sharp focus when back in February 2010, the Commons Science and Technology Committee ( CSTC ) came to the conclusion that homoeopathy was ineffective and that the government should stop funding it on the NHS.

The CSTC is of course, manned by ex doctors, scientists and politicians who toe the Medical Monopoly line. Given the way science looks at ill health (the same symptom in everyone who experiences it gets the same treatment), then homoeopathy was always going to appear ineffective as it prescribes for the whole person, taking into account all sorts of personality and environmental factors, rather than just one symptom.

For the CSTC to accept homoeopathy as valid would have been to not only challenge the entire philosophical basis of the western medical system but to raise the ire of their scientific chums in academe. The CSTC made this decision based on the allegation that any 'apparent' healing in patients was solely due to the 'placebo effect' (that is, remission of an illness due to the patient's belief in the homoeopathic cure rather than any physical effect of the homoepathic medicine on the body).

This oft-stated allegation was repudiated in evidence given by representatives of homoeopathy who pointed to the fact that it regularly healed babies and animals who cannot reason and who therefore are not psychologically affected by any placebo effect.

The CSTC decision went against all personal subjective evidence of the successes of homoeopathic medicine. Cases like this of a Guardian reporter's first hand experience of the success of homoeopathy were completely ignored.

They could equally have said that ALL orthodox treatments by doctors will benefit from the placebo effect and that no scientific studies have been made into what component of a patient's treatment results from medicine and how much of it results from the placebo effect. It may very well be the case that ALL healing results from the mind of the patient and that the deficiencies of the medicine are being disguised by it! (see latest discovery of key to how homoeopathy works here)

To clarify: Patient Group A is given sugar of milk, patient group B is given a real drug. Margin between results from A and B gives the percentage effect of the drug. But does it? Psychosomatic effects will also be working on Group B at the same time as they are working on Group A. For example if Patient Group A and Patient Group B are both given a placebo a percentage of both groups will be cured by Psychosomatic effects. As psychosomatic effects are not constant and depend on the mood, educational background and belief system of the patient, whether they like or dislike the colour of the medicine and many other imponderable factors. In short there will always be a difference between the two groups. In the case of a real drug this difference may occupy half or more of the mean difference between the percentage points allocated to the drug and that allocated to the placebo resulting in an exaggeration of the effects of the drug. We don't know because it's never tested.

It may very well be the case that ALL healing results from the placebo effect and that the deficiencies of orthodox medicine are being disguised by it!

We also might have asked the committee to explain what did it matter if the patient was cured anyway! There are plenty of healing mechanisms used by orthodox medicine which are not fully understood by medical science, yet they have invented an 'ism' of their own to explain the inexplicable, to whit, Psychosomatic Medicine.

Psychosomatic effects have been accepted by the Medical Monopoly since the 1940s when Professor J. B. Rhine wrote: :

"...in the new field of psycho-somatic medicine organic effects are attributed to the state of mind of the patient. It is still a question as to what goes on between the state of mind and the resultant change but the close tie-up of the two [mind and organic change in the body] in producing disease is now an accepted part of medical knowledge [Reach of The Mind,(J. B. Rhine) 1954,]
So when it suits the Medical Establishment their ignorance of the mysteries of healing are given a definition which is uncannily similar to the effects of homoeopathy - yet because the homoeopathic healing philosphy is seen as having no physical basis (i.e. conflicting with scientific materialism) it is rejected out of hand!

Hypnosis and The Placebo Effect

Of course, no discussion of placebo would be complete without at least a short digression into the field of what has become known as hypnosis. That hypnosis can have physiological effect is indisputable, and we could cite many demonstrated effects of its use in everything from burns through to surgery. As an example of how useful hypnosis can be, let's take a quick look at warts. Warts are a reaction by the body to a virus, and the medical approach is to burn them off with chemicals, or perform minor surgery. Yet a simple suggestion, properly phrased during a light hypnotic state ( which is nothing more nor less than a modern version of a traditional wart charming spell) will lead to the wart disappearing, apparently all by itself, usually within 21 days.

Now, if you consider what is happening here, you'll see that in response to suggestion, something is mobilising the immune system to destroy both the virus, and the damaged cells around it, without harming any other part of the body. There is something inside us that, in the right circumstances, reacts to a simple suggestion with a skill and precision that cell biologists can only dream of. And it's free, and, more to the point here, unpatentable. You will find more information on the failure of modern medicine to maximise the healing effects of Hypnosis in the left column here.

Persecution of Homoeopathy

Even though there was a long track record of high-ratio healing in the case histories of the long-standing homoeopathic hospitals, the CSTC beligerantly persecuted homoeopathy because of ideological reasons and made the recommendation of withdrawing funding by the NHS to do one thing and one thing only. To make it difficult if not impossible for ordinary folk to obtain homoeopathic healing.

For a while there, it looked like thousands of people enjoying the benefits of homoeopathy were going to lose out, but thankfully the coalition government elected in May (2010) set aside the CSTC's findings and has said that Homoeopathy will continue to be available 'as a matter of choice'. This is a small reprieve for free thinkers, and those of us who want to choose how we are treated when ill, but it is by no means the end of the war. The Medical Monopoly still has us in it's sights as this special SAFF report will show

Opponents of Choice

All free thinkers know the value of scepticism. Those that don't soon find themselves bogged down in self-deception. So in principle, a sceptical attitude can be a good thing. Increasingly though, we find groups of scientifically minded folk, still trapped in 19th century materialism, forming groups and committees to pour cold water on any competing ideas and philosophies that do not accord with their particular scientific world-view. Two examples, one from outside the medical field, will illustrate this:

The first was reported by the Daily Mail on 28th January 2008 when they spoke to a prominent sceptic.

Richard Wiseman"Professor Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, refuses to believe in remote viewing. He says: "I agree that by the standards of any other area of science that remote viewing is proven, but begs the question: do we need higher standards of evidence when we study the paranormal? I think we do.....Because remote viewing is such an outlandish claim that will revolutionise the world, we need overwhelming evidence before we draw any conclusions. Right now we don't have that evidence."

Clearly, if scientific standards of evidence show that remote viewing is proven (a statistical certainty following J B Rhine's experiments at Duke University during the 1930s) , it is no longer "Paranormal" and the only reason for demanding "higher standards" is that the speaker is opposed to the proven idea. So, even when scientifically proven, many scientists fight against ideas they don't like. It is this mentality which is confounding and opposing methods of Alternative Healing.

But there's more of this confusion. In 2003, Wiseman published a properly undertaken scientific study which showed that using lucky charms (or Talismans) and believing in them actually worked.

Whilst his control sample also had a similar level of luck with a 'fake' charm, the outcome of his experiment was that those who believe in luck and keep a talisman with them are actually luckier than those who don't.

Cover of Wiseman's The Luck FactorProfessor Wiseman capitalised on this publicity by publishing two books on the subject, ostensibly to guide people into getting better luck for themselves.
"The Luck Factor" {published by Century ISBN 0 7126 2388 4) and
"The Little Book of Luck" (published by Arrow ISBN 978-0099443285).
As you can see from the titles these books were fairly upbeat about luck but in the course of time Professor Wiseman appears to have changed the emphasis on his research and latterly claims that his work has actually shown that luck does not exist! What good luck for the scientific materialists - and what bad luck for those who invested in his book!

You can check out Wiseman's sceptical comments on alternative health here: .

Prescription For Your Xmas Dinner

The next instance of Medical Monopoly Malarky comes from those who criticise the fact that vitamin and mineral supplements, and many herbal products are sold as food when they say they should be classified as drugs. Any substance that has a physiological effect is a drug by definition, these people argue. It is extremely difficult to criticise this definition. But if we accept it then it would apply to everything ingestible! Where does it end?

If we are to regulate ALL substances having a physiological effect, then surely we would need a prescription for our Christmas dinner, as it has quite a profound physiological effect AND it contains vitamins, minerals, and herbs!

The So-called Dangers of 'Untested' and 'Non-Standardised' Natural Medicines

One of the main objections of the Medical Monopoly is that natural herbal medicines are not scientifically tested and standardised and therefore the active ingredients in plants could result in a harmful dose to the patient. This is simply a convenient misdirection which underpins the monopoly for the drug companies and the doctors who rely on those drug companies. The lie of the Magic Medical Bullet is one of the most widely accepted beliefs in scientific medicine. The idea that by extracting and standardising and concentrating active principles from plants, a Magic Medical Bullet is obtained which will cure all patients.

It is a well accepted fact that no two patients will have the same doseage requirement even with standardised medicines. Body mass as well as age, general health condition and idiosyncratic susceptibility mean that there is no one-dose-fits-all strategy. It is the wrong application of refined and condensed powerful 'standardised' doseages which results in literally tens of thousands of people dying unnecessarily every year when they are given more than they need. Thus ALL applications of drugs, standardised or not, have a risk factor.

It is a fundamental of natural herbal healing that the vast majority of herbal medicines contain a complex of active ingredients each of which are reliant on the others and contribute holistically to a gentler absorption and positive effect on the user with few if any side-effects.

Furthermore, apart from a handful of very well-known and dangerously potent plants (such as Aconite, Strychnine etc) the amount of herbs required to harm a patient is so enormously large that it would be impossible for them to get it down... unlike the bottle of pills the doc is want to supply!

Additionally, the effect of herbs is slowly cumulative and so any toxic-effect or individual reaction can be spotted before any harm is done and recuperative measures taken. Unlike an overdose by Paracetamol pills, which, once digested by the patient cannot be remedied and cause progressive liver failure over a two week period whilst the doctors sit by the patient's bedside gnashing their teeth and waiting for them to die a lingering death.

As you can see the non-standardised dose argument is invalid. All medical intervention has some risk and herbal treatment is by most yardsticks less of a risk than orthodox treatment.

The Either-Or False Choice

The last major objection to Alternative Healing which the Medical Monopoly promotes is the idea that people who are ill will use Folk Healing instead of orthodox medicine and thereby make their illnesses worse or back an untested cure which will interfere with or even nullify a course of orthodox medication, unknowingly harming themselves in the process.

Of course this criticism could also be turned around and aimed at the Medical Establishment. How many patients with chronic illnesses die prematurely under a course of orthodox treatment when they could be kept alive by more expensive drugs available in other countries which their doctors or the government have refused to pay for? This is all about choice and the Medical Monopoly don't want you to have any.

Book Cover: The Occult Census The argument is specious. There has not been any scientific proof to back the Medical Monopoly's claims that people would abandon orthodox medicine for Alternative Healing. But there has been scientific research which proves the reverse. That people will use orthodox healing SUPPLEMENTED by Alternative Healing whenever they have the chance.

The Occult Census (see here) was a historic survey of the beliefs and activities of esotericists in the United Kingdom using a sizeable sample of 1800 people. The section under Occult Views on Health and Diet clearly show that New Age types are responsible about their maximisation of health alternatives and we quote from the findings of Occult Census here:

"CONCLUSION: It would seem from our sample that the two major criticisms of Alternative Medicine by the Orthodox Medical Establishment are unfounded. The Occult Census shows that Alternative Medicine does not put patients at risk by replacing treatment by Orthodox Medicine because patients seek to maximise ALL possibilities (Viz: only 5% declared themselves reckless enough to put all their faith in Alternative Medicine).
So, if 95% of those people who are already convinced about alternative medicine would not turn their back on orthodox treatments as well, the charge that many people in the general population would choose alternative over allopathic medicine simple does not scan. In short the assertion is groundless.

Doctors With Dangerous Religious Beliefs

The Medical Monopoly's attack on Alternative Healing is not simply a question of scientific rigor, nor is it just a question of the greed-ridden Drug companies and the arrogance of the British Medical Association seeking to reinforce its control over all forms of healing. In our review of the power-plays of the Medical Establishment we now come to the very real problem of DDRBs (Doctors with Dangerous Religious Beliefs.)

The basic precept of all Alternative Healing methods is the idea that the body is animated by etheric energy and that illness is caused by blockages in the energy fields of the body which starves organs and other parts of functioning energy which thus causes dis-ease. This idea is a fundamental of many non-Western philosophical systems and originates in the religious systems of Taoism and Hinduism which are many thousands of years older than Christianity which has only relatively recently imposed its different world-view on our culture.

In the late 1980s a phalanx of fundamentalist doctors and medical men was hard at work helping to push the Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Myth via a notorious leaflet called "Doorways to Danger" which contained 'medical expert opinion' by eminent psychiatrists who more or less inferred that any illness is a form of demonic possession.

Advertisement for Caring Professions ConcernThese doctors were members of Caring Professions Concern , a fundamentalist Christian medical outreach which was exposed by the Mail on Sunday newspaper for compulsorily exorcising patients in NHS hospitals. CPC's attitude was that if they did not exorcise patients as part of their treatment then orthodox healing would fail because healing through god would not take place otherwise.

Andy Croall was the assistant director of Nottingham Social Services at the time of the celebrated Broxtowe Satanic Child Abuse allegations. The Broxtowe Case was the Litmus test for the idea of the existence of Satanic Ritual Child Abuse in the U.K. Croall was a confirmed believer in the idea that satanic abuse had occurred in the Broxtowe case even though officially his social services department and the local police had pronounced that it had not.

At the height of the controversy Croall appeared on the Channel 4 TV programme 'After Dark' in a discussion about so-called Satanic Abuse during which he made a now infamous statement that 'abortion is a form of child abuse'. Croall resigned his highly paid job in the wake of this scandal but within a short time became the secretary of Caring Professions Concern and began travelling the country giving lectures on so-called Satanic Ritual Abuse.

Despite the complete failure of all SRA allegations over the intervening years Doorways to Danger is still being distributed today, not only to fundamentalist activists around the country, but also by evangelicals in the Church of England.

Swallow This Demon Three Times A Day After Meals...

So dangerous did the SAFF consider this growing trend in some Doctors of imposing holy-writ on patients that following the Mail on Sunday's expose of CPC an official complaint was made to the General Medical Council about the activities of fundamentalist medical groups, including Caring Professions Concern pointing out the risks to patients.

The GMC's conclusion was that '

A question of serious professional misconduct may be raised where, for example, a doctor fails to maintain a good standard of medical care or where he or she breaches a patient's trust.... The Chairman has, however, asked me to say that the fact that a particular doctor is associated with a group professing a particular religious belief would not of itself, be regarded by the Council as raising a question of serous professional misconduct...
Social Service Exorcism Source: Guardian mid 1990s

We would ask the reader to compare the virulent attacks on Alternative Healing which the Medical Monopoly conducts with the rather indifferent attitude to dangers to patients from religious fanatics in their midst. (see panel right)

The upshot of all this is that when you go visit your doctor you may think that he has your best interests at heart but that may involve exorcising you of your 'sinful' lifestyle in ways you never dreamed were possible in the modern world.

There are large religious organisations, often with massive funding and influence through the old-boy network in the Medical Establishment which have a sectarian axe to grind and who will on religious principle, cheat and lie in order to disadvantage the New Age and its healing methods because they see them as 'satanic'. These health care 'professionals' are seeking to eliminate 'spiritual dangers' and they see any Alternative Healing method as a disguised attack on Christianity itself.

Demons of Disease

Of course this is not the first time exorcism has been used to try to cure illnesses. All illnesses were in mediaeval times categorised as being caused by the possession of the body by devils. If one was pure and sinless then Jehovah would keep one healthy but if one became infected with physical or mental diseases it was because you had strayed from piety and god had abandoned you to become possessed by the demons of disease. Illness was a form of divine punishment which the patient 'deserved'. The GMC is apparently not apprehensive about a return to those days by some of its members but in contrast it is vehemently opposed to the use of alternative healing.

The edifice of Demonology was invented by the church to explain the incidence of sickness from very early times; and it set back the evolution of medicine by literally hundreds of years. All doctors know this. The BMA and the GMC cannot deny it. It kept Europeans in abject suffering during the Dark Ages. This travesty of blaming the patient for their own illness only gave way to the modern idea of scientific healing during the past three hundred years, yet is resurfacing again because the BMA and the GMC are turning a blind eye to some of their members who should be sanctioned.

Drawing of a Possessed woman

A demoniacal attack? Or a hystero-epileptic fit, showing the classic symptoms of contortion, tearing of garments, lacerating the body, and extending the tongue. [From Russel Hope Robbins Encyclopaedia of Witchcraft and Demonology]

Given that many of these fundamentalist religious lobbies in medicine today view all competing spiritual ideas as deceptions of Satan sent to lead people away from the one true way, we might feel safe that the scientific community (itself locked in a battle to the death with this kind of Christian fundamentalism over crucial aspects of science such as evolution) would be free from this kind of motivation.

Far from it! Here is advice featured on the Christian Medical Fellowship's website put there to be considered by doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and other members of 'the healing professions' when contemplating using an alternative therapy for a patient: Source :

"Christian Checklist"

Taking into consideration the lack of scientific evidence available, can [new age healing methods] be recommended with integrity? What are its roots? Is there an eastern religious basis (Taoism or Hinduism)? Is it based on life force or vitalism? Are there any specific spiritual dangers involved? Does its method of diagnosis or practice include occult practices, all forms of which are strictly forbidden in Scripture. Source:
Hull Daily Mail Report 18 July 1991 portraying Alternative Healing as wicked

When you call into to see your doctor you don't think to ask what his religious beliefs are but if your doctor is a member of a fundamentalist organisation such as this, do you think he would recommend alternative therapy if it could be of benefit, even if entirely acceptable to you? We don't think so.

What would his position be if asked to comment on legislation?

Yorkshire Evening Post 15 November 1996What would he do if you sought acupuncture for one of its scientifically proven applications because acupuncture has its base in eastern philosophy and Taoism? Would you get impartial scientific advice? No, We don't think so either.

This is yet another way that the Medical Monopoly can silently and quietly deny you your rights to good health.

British Medical Establishment Protectionism

This is arguably where the biggest threat to choosing your own health care comes from. And it's not a new threat. Indeed, its been going on since the 15th century. Despite the duration of this battle, it is in the last few decades that great strides have been made in their bid to stamp out any alternative health provision.

Leaving the coterie of fundamentalist medical men aside you might take the reasonable point of view that most doctors will only want the best for their patients, and are simply seeking to make us as safe and healthy as possible?

Well, yes and no. We've all had to deal with the medical professions, and had to trust that they're doing their best for us and our loved ones, and indeed many of them will sincerely believe this is what their ministrations are producing. However, history, and current "scientific" medical practice demonstrate that some of their treatment is hardly better than Snake Oil itself.

Overview of How The Medical Profession Foisted Themselves upon us.

Consider for a moment, how the modern medical profession came into being. The College of Physicians obtained a Royal Charter in 1518 from Henry VIII. Based in London, they practised what is now a completely discredited system of medicine based on Galen's idea of the four humours - a system by then a thousand years old. This is what led to all that bleeding and leeching, which often weakened and killed their patients.

These 'doctors' were also prohibitively expensive and in order to enforce their monopoly they actually employed their own police force to seek out and prosecute any existing Folk Healers whose good work had been criminalised by the new rules they had set up. Traditional Healers and village Wise Women were persecuted. Fines and imprisonment were the standard punishments, although some practitioners found themselves accused of witchcraft and were executed.

Accusations of witchcraft were a traditional ruse used throughout history by the male-dominated Establishment to disempower women.

Woodcut Leaflet:Witch of Wapping 1652 copyrigh Cornell University LibraryJoan Peterson was one such victim. Hanged in London on April 12th 1652, Joan was accused of cursing a patient. The bare bones of the charge she was convicted of, was that she had treated a patient who, on recovery, refused to pay. She then told him if he didn't pay up, the problem would come back ten times worse. This was taken as a curse, and she was sentenced to death for it. This kind of accusation was always a threat to natural healers of this period.

This shows that from the start, the fledgling Medical Monopoly found themselves in commercial competition with other guilds and practitioners, such as the Apothecaries, and, of course, the wise men and village wise women who were the custodians of the ancient herbal healing tradition which had been passed down over the centuries. These village healers were rarely as rich as the Medical Men and often healed people for free so that even the poorest peasant could be saved from suffering - Until the College of Physicians that is.

As the years went by, members of the College of Physicians became by far the most dominant providers of health care in England, to the point where natural healers were extremely marginalised

This unworthy state of affairs only really started to change when the ancient link between the aristocracy and the Christian church began to be dismantled during the English civil war and subsequent to the French revolution when ordinary people in Europe began to demand a truly democratic society. The death throws of the Imperialism of the 18th and 19th centuries resulted in a dismantling of many of the cultural mind-control methods which kept populations inward looking and insular. This pick-and-mix of world-views exploded with a vengeance in the 1960's.

The 60's was, of course, a vitally important decade in terms of personal freedom. Interest in new ideas, art forms, personal development, spiritual freedom, and alternative health grew exponentially, and the publishing world (and other commercial arms of society) latched onto this and provided the antidote to the lies which had gone before so that free-thinkers could explore new horizons. Wiccans and magicians came out of the closet and published facts, information and hidden history about an underground culture which the Establishment had kept censored for centuries.

This is a crucially important point which the Medical Monopoly wants to hide from you. Their approach is to present Alternative Healing as an aberration; an unproven modern mish-mash of hare-brained Hippiness which is not worthy of any sensible person's time.

This ridiculous stereotype is used as a smokescreen to avoid addressing the real issue, which is that Alternative Healing is a reconstruction of a time-tested network of natural medicine which was destroyed by the Medical Monopoly in order to sieze power for itself.

The progenitor of the Medical Monopoly were the Religious Brotherhoods, Abbeys and Hospitalers of Christianity which monopolised healing discoveries from classical antiquity by restricting books and printing on the one hand whilst persecuting Pagan Healers out of existence with the other. In short it is modern medicine which is the new kid on the block and it doesn't have a great track-record.

Just as modern science ridicules the Alchemists upon whose discoveries and methods modern science is built!

Just as modern Astronomy ridicules the Astrologers of old as superstitious dim-wits even though Babylonian astrologers had worked out the circumference of the earth using geometry three thousand years before science rediscovered how to do it following the Dark Ages!

As the children of the 60's grew up and started integrating this Ancient Wisdom into everyday life, alternative health provision grew and grew in the private arena. By the late 1970's, these were becoming more acceptable in society and part of everyday life for growing numbers of people.

Impirical evidence showed that there is no doubt that many simple, straightforward and inexpensive natural alternative healing technologies do give succour and reduce the suffering of many people with chronic ailments. Look at this for instance:

Brazilian Mint Reduces Pain

A herb called the Brazilian Mint reduces pain as effectively as leading drugs, a new study suggests. Scientists found that a tea made from the plant worked as well as a synthetic form of aspirin... ..It has been used as a traditional medicine in Brazil for generations. Now researchers at Newcastle University say they have scientifically proven its pain-relieving properties for the first time.

Graciel Rocha, who led the study, said:

"Since humans first walked the earth we have looked to plants to provide a cure for our ailments in fact it is estimated more than 50,000 plants are used worldwide for medicinal purposes.

"Besides traditional use, more than half of all prescription drugs are based on a molecule that occurs naturally in a plant. "What we have done is to take a plant that is widely used to safely treat pain and scientifically proven that it works as well as some synthetic drugs. the next step is to find out how and why the plant works."

Source:Daily Telegraph, 25 Nov 2009.

SO..When it suits them (i.e. when researchers are on the hunt to isolate active ingredients to pacify their funders) the successful history of 'traditional healers' is acknowledged but just let one of those impudent Brazilian healers try to use it in the U.K. and they'll be persecuted out of existence by the GMC and BMA.

Please Note from this article that Rocha freely admits that over half of all prescription drugs used in Western medical practice today are developed from plants which Traditional Healers have been using for centuries. We believe that the percentage is much higher. We would say that nearly 90% of all medicines today are derived from their original use in Traditional Healing

The Medical Monopoly would have you believe that their scientists track down the active ingredients in herbs and plants as part of their ongoing research and the fact that Traditional Healers may have used them before is just a co-incidence. The truth is that medical science always takes its lead from Traditional Healers the world over. Almost the entire British Pharmacopoeia has been stolen from them.

Perhaps the most important facet of Alternative Healing is that it puts the patient in the driving seat. Instead of making patients totally dependent on a Medical Monopoly which treats them like objects, Traditional Healing empowers the patient and makes them independent and in control of their own health. The concomitant optimism and hope which results is a major part of the healing mechanism which is missing in orthodox health care.

Imagine how these developments would be viewed by an established medical profession seeing its grip on its customers being eroded, along with the possible threat of professional status being chipped away. They must have been shaking in their shoes.

An Example of Dirty Tricks from the Medical Monopoly

As we have shown the Medical Monopoly spends a lot of its time in criticising and victimising Natural Healers in order to protect its self-interest but just look what it can do to those who step out of line.
In the early 1980s, Gwillym Roberts, a teacher and nutritional therapist from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and Professor David Benton, a psychologist from Swansea University, developed a study to chart the effect of vitamins and minerals on the intelligence levels of schoolchildren. Thirty children were given a specially designed multivitamin and mineral supplement containing a high level of crucial nutrients. Thirty children were given a placebo.

The research results were published in a 1988 edition of The Lancet. After eight months in the study, no differences were noted in the children who were taking the placebos, while those consuming the multivitamin supplement saw their non-verbal IQ scores increase by more than ten points! Since the original studies, further research has been conducted using lower, RDA levels of vitamins and minerals. These levels, while far lower than those used in the initial study, still increased IQs by an average of nearly five points.
Source:

The idea that perfect nutrition can maximise a person's biophysical performance is undisputed but the suggestion that nutrition can also influence one's intelligence was met with massive resistance from the Medical Monopoly.

Whilst the controversy raged in academe, Larkhall Laboratories, a well-established vitamin and nutrition supply company, produced a Vitamin complex tablet marketed as Tandem I.Q. which was aimed at parents who wanted to maximise their kids development. There was nothing particularly different in the vitamin tablet, it was just a wider supplement formula than that given in normal vitamin tablets. However, in the leaflet which accompanied Tandem I.Q. tablets it was claimed that ongoing research showed that increased vitamin intake improved the I.Q. of children.

The medical monopoly immediately rounded upon them but this was a difficult case as the medical men had been telling everyone for years that vitamins were good for you. .

In 1992 Larkhall were taken to court by Shropshire Trading Standards department; not for breaching patent medicines guidelines you understand, but under the Trades Descriptions Act!

The court found against the company. Penalties under this act were comparitively light and Larkhall were fined 1,000.00. However as a warning to any other Natural Healers who might become too enthusiastic Larkhall were made an example of in a rather clever way. The prosecution's costs, amounting to an eye-watering 35,000.00 (GBP) were awarded against Larkhall who were in effect therefore fined 36,000.00. Not for poisoning or harming anyone you understand (no complaint had been made by any user) but for simply jumping the gun on 'scientific received opinion'.

Press reporting after the trial followed the medical monopoly line and made Tandem I.Q. sound like some kind of quack attempt to defraud parents, conforming once again to the Medical Monopoly's projected stereotype of the Snake Oil Salesmen. Source:Trial Details

Today research has added weight to those early claims for super-nutrition to increase IQ in growing children and show that vitamins can be of important use in the most dramatic circumstances, like these:

Boy of 10 who was left paralysed by an illness is recovering after taking vitamin tablets.

Timothy Bingham suffers from a condition that has left him unable to move his limbs. He communicates by blinking. For the past five years, since Timothy was struck down by flu-like attacks, went off his food and collapsed, his parents have sought a cure. Now specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, have discovered that Timothy lacks a vitamin that protects his nervous system. Since taking three amino acid l-serine tablets a day, he has managed to lift up his head and walk a few steps with support. He has also begun to move his toes, raising hopes that he might be able to walk to school and play with friends. His mother, Kate Bingham, 40, said: "You need to hope that there may be somebody out there who finds the miracle you've been searching for. I have never lost hope. "
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And Just Look What They Can Do To One Of Their Own

The greatest ire of the Medical Monopoly is reserved for health professionals who break ranks. It would seem that sanctions against Doctors who commit malpractice or who sexually assault vulnerable patients are cursory in comparison with the punishment of Doctors who step out of line or otherwise undermine the authority of the Medical Mafia; that tacit self-interest of the Medical Establishment and Drug Companies.

Martin Walker, has made a long-term global study of this self interest which will shock any reasonable person who hears of the clandestine way that International Drug Companies linked to Medical Authorities in most countries have financed campaigns by third parties and agents of influence in every Western Country with the sole aim of suppressing and oppressing Natural Healers and Traditional Remedies which might compete with their billion dollar products. You can read some of his work , Dirty Medicine, here

If Larkhall's experience was a shot across the bows for nutritionists the treatment of Dr Andrew Wakefield was nothing short of a witch-hunt. In May 2010 he was 'struck off' the medical register by the GMC after they found him guilty of 'serious professional misconduct'. The complexities of Dr Wakefield's persecution and the ramifications of it are far too extensive to relate here but this link will reveal the truth behind any lies that you may have been fed by the Medical Monopoly and the British Media.

To simplify the issues; the Medical Monopoly in concert with giant Drug companies and NHS management decided to embark upon a mass immunisation programme of children to protect them from childhood illnesses (measles, mumps and rubella - MMR).

Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Dr Wakefield was not pictured treating his happy patients. Instead this 'convict photograph' was used by some of the British Media adding to the witch-hunt atmosphere. We have surrounded it with the Wild West border to emphasise the point.

The cost of this was considerable and to mitigate it some bright spark had the idea to mix serum for all three of these potent childhood diseases into one giant inoculation. Millions would flow into the coffers of the drug companies and into the doctor's pockets (doctor's get paid per inocculation) but because the triple-vaccine idea would be a third of the cost of injecting each vaccine separately it was appealing to NHS management.

Many people, including doctors, scientists and parents, were unhappy about this project, reasoning that a child's antibodies had a difficult enough time combatting just one of these diseases and that putting three of them into the child's bloodstream at once was an unnecessary risk. Dr Andrew Wakefield began research to show that children could be at risk and suggested that some who had been vaccinated had developed autism.

In the ensuing controversy many parents wanted to be on the safe side and asked their doctors for three separate injections at differing times so as not to risk the triple vaccine. NHS Doctor's couldn't do this under government guidelines. Wakefield and some other far-sighted doctors inoculated children privately with separate injections if their parents requested it. To stop this trend the NHS actually artificially restricted the supply of separate vaccines so doctors couldn't easily get individual ones and parents were forced into the triple MMR or nothing. Against all the emollient promises of the Private Health Initiative parents were deprived of choice.

So here is the nub of the problem: It is not that Andrew Wakefield has done anything seriously wrong in any real sense, or that he was morally incorrect or unprincipled (the reverse is the case). The problem with the MMR vaccination was all down to the money! The NHS refused to give parents what they wanted because of the cost. If the NHS had acceeded to the wishes of parents to have three separate injections there would not have been a problem and children would have been protected.

Instead of that they persecuted Andrew Wakefield, impuned his integrity and eventually brought unneccessary charges to enable the GMC to strike him off. The man staked his professional reputation and career on this issue and was treated so shoddily that the Medical Monopoly lost the confidence of many parents. Uptake of the triple vaccination fell sharply and inevitably there followed an increase in the incidence of measles, mumps and rubella.

Let us be clear about it. This increase was caused by the NHS refusing to pay for separate vaccinations. It was all down to the money.

This debate has not been subdued by the striking off of Dr Wakefield because the NHS uses multi-serum innoculations in other areas, including anti-flu injections for the elderly whose use of them may be ill advised.

What a comparison this all is with the Medical Monopoly's abject refusal to entertain ANY form of inoculation when the idea was first imported into Britain - as we shall explain next .

Death by Smallpox

The Medical Mafia's current attack on Natural Healers is not the first time Doctors have arrogantly refused to move with the times or recognise powerful cures. There is a regular need to demolish the self-interest of the medical men. Perhaps the best illustration is their resistance to inoculation. Today of course inoculation is a standby of the medical profession. Children are virtually forced into having inoculations with dire moral blackmail used against parents who are recalcitrant. The controversy over the triple MMR Vaccine is well known, yet the scourge of Smallpox once affected every single child in Britain and killed one of them in every six adding horrendously to infant mortality in this country . Thousands of children died every year from the dreaded smallpox whilst the Physicians stood by offering only paliative care.
One child in six died unnecessarily from Smallpox, adding horrendously to infant mortality in Britain

In 1717 Lady Mary Montagu, husband of the Ambassador, was residing at Edime in Turkey and had learned that the Turks had a folk-healing tradition of inoculating their children against Smallpox simply by pricking their skin with a needle dipped in the weakend pus taken from smallpox vessicles. The results virtually erradicated child deaths by smallpox in the area. She determined to inoculate her own son when she got back to Britain and knew she would have a fight on her hands with the medical monopoly. The astonishing resistance the medical monopoly put up against inoculation, along with the attendant hysteria generated by fundamentalist Christians who also came out against it, is hard to believe. The doctors called it

"an artificial way of depopulating a country"
and
" a barbarous and dangerous invention,"
It is a classic example of how others, in this case small children, have to make the ultimate sacrifice before the medical monopoly will adopt something different. The full story is is outlined in detail in the leftmost column of this webpage.

Medical Monopoly Attack Results in Doctor's Suicide

Professor Tim McElwain is another of the Medical Mafia's victims but his death does not appear in the statistics for iatrogenic killings. Instead it adds to the list of thousands whose deaths become the unseen 'collateral damage' of the war on alternative healing. McElwain was the most outspoken member of the research team who committed suicide after the Medical Mafia's unmitigated attack on the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (BCHC), a clinic established in 1980 which treated cancer sufferers with naturopathic diets and alternative healing techniques.

Good results followed. As the renown of the BCHC grew world-wide it published its research for mainstream medicine to learn from in the hope that more patients could be helped. This 'impudence' resulted in a concerted attack from the existing Cancer Charities and the Medical Mafia using it's usual dirty tricks campaign, including a viciously unfair BBC documentary. (see here for more details)

You can read more about the self-serving six billion pound Cancer Business in our side panel here)

The campaign eventually resulted in the publication of an official report which was damning of the BCHC's research and achievements It actually inferred that cancer sufferers were being killed by the BCHC's administrations. This high-profile report discredited the BCHC totally amongst many members of the 'respectable' medical profession. Charitable donations to the BCHC slumped by 70%.

A group of satisfied BCHC patients who knew the report was false set up an action group ( the Bristol Survey Support Group BSSG) to reply to the charges. The BSSG discovered that the report was scientifically duplicitous and many believed it was simply an attempt by the ultra-conservative cancer charities to undermine the healing techniques used by the BCHC. Of course the fact that the original report had been undermined was not splashed across the headlines as the initial attack on the BCHC had been. In the public's mind we were left with yet another example of alternative healing 'quackery'.

However Professor McElwain, an outspoken member of the coterie who had attacked the BCHC committed suicide after the flaws in the report were exposed.

The good work that the Bristol Cancer Help Centre did was attenuated but one of its founders Penny Brohn began her own centre Penny Brohn Cancer Care which still pursues alternative healing methods today.

The Appalling Case of Renee Caisse

The persecution of the BCHC was not an isolated instance but a case of history repeating itself. In the early 20th Century the curse of cancer was just as terrible as today with the Medical Monopoly promising cures but coming up with zilch.

In 1922 a nurse, Renee Caisse, stumbled upon an Ojibwe Indian herbal cure for cancer and used it personally. Convinced of its powers she began to make it up for relatives and other people. Although it didn't work in every instance its success rate was good, especially for many patients which the Medical Monopoly had written off as 'terminal'. Her successes with influential people and politicians provoked the ire of the Medical Monopoly who tried much the same methods of defamation, terrorisation, and discreditation that they used latterly in the BCHC instance.

The Medical Establishment continued to hound Caisse until she became exhausted and closed her clinic in 1942. She continued to treat people in secrecy until later in life. She died in 1978 at the age of 90 and the 'Essiac' treatment which might have been able to save countless lives was consigned to the history of 'fringe healing'.

The full story of the persecution of Renee Caisse and the suppression of her cancer cure 'Essiac' is a classic example of the Medcial Mafia putting their own interests first.

Prince Charles: A Child Of The Sixties

Of course, the ultimate in the Establishment is the Royal family. Long time users of alternatives such as homoeopathy, they appeared to take a different view on healthcare to the medical establishment, but about that the Medical Men turned a blind eye!

In December 1982 Prince Charles entered the fray. Attending a dinner to celebrate the BMA's 150th anniversary, and speaking in the capacity of its President, he said that doctors should end their "hostility to the unorthodox". He went on to say that there were other ways than "the objective, statistical, computerised approach to healing the sick". He also said,

"By concentrating on smaller and smaller fragments of the body, modern medicine perhaps loses sight of the patient as a whole human being, and by reducing health to mechanical functioning it is no longer able to deal with the phenomenon of healing."
Wise words indeed! But they were virtually ignored as the BMA still continued to treat Traditional Healers as a pariah.

Prince Charles also pointed out that "today's unorthodoxy is probably going to be tomorrow's convention." Full Text Here:

Also caught up in the tide of enthusiasm for alternative healing were the new generation of medical trainees who had themselves been brought up in the sixties.

The British Medical Journal published a survey in 1983 showing that 80% of general practice trainees wanted to train in an alternative therapy, and 21% had already tried one (British Medical Journal 30th July 1983).

Faced with this criticism from the top, and perceived pressure from its rank and file, the BMA had to react and reacted in a predictably protectionist way.

In 1986 the BMA published a biased report by their Board of Science and Education called "Alternative Therapy" At 164 pages, it makes interesting reading. Under the guise of trying to get things in perspective, it spends 30 of those pages telling us all about how much progress the medical profession has made in modernising itself and how wonderful orthodox medicine is, including jibes which clearly reveal their prejudices; e.g.

"It is evident that these drugs reproduce the physiological effects of the natural transmitters wherever released: a far cry from the treatment of symptoms, and 200 years distant from the nonsense of 'like cures like'."

It then goes on to insist upon the almost impossible medical trials alternative healing products must endure before they could be considered acceptable to the Medical Monopoly.

Interestingly, on the same day as the profession was crowing that the government had decided homoeopathy didn't work (it's based on this same principle of like cures like remember), researchers announced they'd cured peanut allergies in a trial by supplying minute doses of peanuts to their patients. Like cures Like. Both were featured on the BBC News 24 within a few minutes of each other.

The BMA Alternative Therapies report spends a lot of time with impropaganda telling us how 'unscientific' alternative healing methods are, and even discourses on how 'dangerous' some 'cults' are for health. Imagine a future where, as well as your diet, smoking, and drinking habits being used to deny health care, you also have to pass a spirituality test!

Despite this first official salvo against alternative healing the people were not listening and the availability of holistic healing continued to grow, with increases in the availability of herbal remedies and supplements, now not seen as the preserve of the 'crank', being advertised on TV and filling shelves on supermarkets. Even mainstream chemists carried herbal and homoeopathic remedies (why let science stand in the way of profits eh?).

Then something shocking and completely unexpected happened. Nobody died!

Not only did nobody die, many patients were converted to alternative healing methods because they had cured themselves with it. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The 'medical trial' the BMA had demanded had actually occurred right under their noses and nothing but good came out of it - for patients that is.

Complementary Medicine bookAnxious that their power-base was being eroded, the BMA stepped up the pressure by publishing yet another report in 1993 titled "Complementary Medicine: New Approaches to Good Practice," (Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-190286166-2).

This report seems on the face of it to take a softer stance. "Alternative" has now become "Complementary", and it looked as though the BMA had adopted the more noble goal of making sure that the public were protected from 'unsafe practitioners', rather than dissuaded from using Alternative Healing entirely, but as time would show, this was just the BMA giving itself space to regroup and start another attack.

The report seeks to persuade the government that unless Alternative Therapies are regulated in the same way as orthodox medical practitioners, the public will be at risk. As if the regulation of medicine ensures safety in any real sense! We will discuss this fallacy below.

Secret Remedies 'Spoiler' BookBut this is not the first time that the BMA has done a hatchet job on the competition. As long ago as 1909 this vicious protectionist organisation rounded on suppliers of patent medicines by publishing 'Secret Remedies' which 'exposed' the formulae and recipes for many well-known medical preparations.

The number of internationally marketed quack medicines increased in the later 18th century, the majority of them originated in Britain and were exported throughout the British Empire. These treatments were so popular that by 1830, British parliamentary records list over 1,300 different "proprietary medicines," the majority of which were "quack" cures by modern standards.

In 1909, in an attempt to stop the sale of such medicines, the British Medical Association published Secret Remedies, What They Cost And What They Contain.

The book did lead to the end of some of the quack cures, but some survived the book by several decades. Source:

As usual the emphasis in the above wikipedia entry is slanted from the side of the scientific establishment. A point which those who rely on wikipedia should bear in mind when coming to their own conclusions. For example, extending the term 'quack cures' to herbal remedies is simply health fascism.

For their slanderous report the BMA surreptitiously obtained supplies of patent medicines which they then 'scientifically analysed'. In a review of hundreds of popular herbal medicines which had stood the test of time the BMA denigrated their efficacy and ridiculed the firms who compounded them . Often the suppliers were florid in their claims but the BMA also rolled into their attack firms with a household reputation such as Fennings Little Lung Healers. Beecham's Pills and even Liqufruta Cough Syrup.

What was going on? It was all part of a campaign to enhance the BMA's monopoly. These patent herbal medicines had been around for generations, indeed some of them pre-dated modern medicine and enjoyed 'grandfather rights'. Millions of people had used them for years and found them effective so the BMA had to bring them under their own control.

By portraying the patent medicines as unprofessional, dangerous or fraudulent they were able to press legislators to progressively tighten up the Patent Medicines act so that active constituents were reduced until the medicine was virtually nullified.

The average active ingredient allowed today in any Patent Medicine is between 1 and 2 percent. The BMA's own analyses of traditional medicines in their Secret Remedies book shows that in 1909 many Patent Medicines contained considerably more active ingredients and thus, presumably, were considerably more effective in curing the patient! Of course, if the Patent Medicines don't work where do you go to get the stronger stuff? Why to a doctor of course - stronger medicaments are only available by prescription.....

The BMA printed their estimation of the 'piffling cost' of each product at the end of each analysis, none of which was worth more, in their view, than a few pence a packet. Presumably this was an attempt to insinuate that patent medicine suppliers were duping their customers. But when one looked more closely into the BMA analysis what do we find? The BMA calculated only the raw materials cost of the herbs and ingredients . They owned up to this slight of hand in the Foreward by saying

In estimating the cost of these patent medicines..
...nothing is allowed for the cost of making up the ingredients...or for bottles, packaging, etc.
It is unnecessary to say that if they applied the same criteria to today's mass-produced drugs the basic ingredients would also cost only pennies! What subterfuge, yet today the BMA apparently continue their antagonism to any and every healing alternative which they do not control or which does not benefit their members. The saying 'leopards don't change their spots' comes to mind...

The Doctor's Trade Union

At this point, it is perhaps wise to look at just what the BMA is, and why it exists. Originally constituted in 1832, the association grew into what it is today; the doctor's trade union. As such, it exists to look after the interests of the doctors, which is not necessarily that of the general public, and this should be kept in mind whenever its pronouncements are considered.

The BMA set about securing a monopoly early in its life, by campaigning for what became the 1858 Medical Act. This created the General Medical Council and the Medical Register.

According to the BMA website, (http://www.bma.org.uk/) it established, in 1863, a Parliamentary Bills Committee which they say:

"...... took a leading role in influencing legislation on public health matters including (as well as those already mentioned) the registration of midwives, the exposure of 'quack medicine', the treatment of inebriates, mental health legislation, housing and factory legislation, coroner's law and death certification, and the regulation of baby farming." Source:

Just what constituted "quack medicine" in the eyes of the BMA in 1863 would be an interesting debate.

The BMA also apparently initially opposed the creation of the NHS!

The BMA also apparently initially opposed the creation of the NHS! The arguments against the National Health Service which were most circulated by the doctors at the time were that they would have to take a fixed income, rather than being able to charge their patients what they wanted!

During our research we found a lady who worked for the Inland Revenue at the time. She tells us that in the year following the creation of the NHS, many of the doctors in her district (by no means a wealthy area) went on to super tax! The BMA website cited above (http://www.bma.org.uk/) also confirms this attitude.

So, how would a new raft of regulation today, benefit the medical profession?

As well as making any competing unorthodox therapy far more expensive (regulation and the relevant bodies have to be paid for, and this will likely be from the practitioner's, and hence the client's, pockets), the BMA's recommendations seek to place limits (professional boundaries) as to what each therapy can practice. [See: Complementary Medicine, BMA, Page 144].

It has to be said that it's not just the BMA who are a menace here. Many Alternative Healing practitioners love the ethos of the medical monopoly and want to be part of it. They also see a short term commercial advantage in being a member of a controlled and regulated profession both in terms of what they will be able to charge and the increased difficulty new competitors will face in getting into the business.

Doctors Bury Cancer Patient AlivePoster from the 1960 horror film The Fall of The house of Usher by Poe

"I heared her first feeble movements in the coffin...we had put her living in the tomb.." Poe
In Victorian times people were so scared of the ineptitude of their doctors that they had bells affixed to their coffins so they could signal from inside if they were inadvertently buried alive. 

26th September 2014:

Greek woman buried alive by accident

PERAIA, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece are investigating a cemetery worker's testimony that a woman revived in her grave shortly after being buried and called for help, only to die before she could be extracted.

Police officials say the man and two people visiting the cemetery said they heard banging and a
muffled call from inside the 49-year-old cancer patient's grave late Thursday, an hour after her funeral.


By the time the coffin was dug up and smashed open, the woman showed no further signs of life. A doctor summoned to Peraia cemetery outside Thessaloniki pronounced her dead.

The mother of two had been first declared dead at a private Thessaloniki clinic early Thursday. A coroner will examine the body.   Source;

rly, once the alternative practitioners' range of practice has been restricted to a narrow band of problems defined and controlled by the medical profession, the BMA will demand further 'alignment' between Alternative Therapies and Orthodox Medicine. Anything which works will be monopolised as 'theirs' and anything which works less well will be blamed on the Alternative Healing regimes. This 'absorption' technique is as old as the hills, in fact that is how the Medical Monopoly got one of their biggest successes - Penicillin; which they misappropriated from Natural Folk healers and which they have ever since pretended they discovered.

Anyone who swims against this tide of conformation will eventually be put out of business, removing a lot of options from the public.

In short, it will become "heal our way or not at all". Back to square one.

Apart from the added costs to the patient one can imagine how an extra tier of bureaucracy for what are relatively simple procedures would slow down the process, invoke extra delays in treatment whilst extending unnecessary suffering of patients. Traditional Healing would in fact go the way of orthodox treatment and be sucked into the inertia of a monolithic system. Two of the major advantages of Traditional Healing (easy accessibility and convenience) would disappear to be replaced by the recalcitrance common in orthodox treatment no doubt further extending NHS waiting lists.


Do we need protecting from incompetent Natural Healers like the BMA says? Well as history amply testifies regulation is no guarantee that orthodox medical practice is competent or safe, as material alongside this article clearly shows, so why should it have the same effect on alternative healing methods?

Of course what the BMA did NOT mention in their attack on unregulated Alernative Therapy practitioners was the much higher incidence of danger to the public caused by renegade doctors in their own ranks despite them being regulated .

The GMC has struck off HUNDREDS of doctors not only for a catalogue of fraud crimes and sexual abuse against patients but many times for malpractice and imcompetence which resulted in patients being killed or permanently damaged. Finding just how many Doctors were struck off and what they did is difficult because it appears to be a secret within the medical profession.

In contrast to its allegations against Alternative therapies the GMC keep very quiet about how many doctors they have struck off. There is a paucity of information on their website. However, you can get a good estimation of the extent of renegade doctors in the past decade by going to http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/ . This excellent website keeps a searchable database of court cases of doctors who are prosecuted in the U.K. As the GMC tend to strike off only those doctors whose crimes are indefensible this site is a good source to estimate the extent of the problem. When we typed 'struck off doctors' into their archive search box it came up with 978 of them!

Evidence Based Medicine

The current drive in orthodoxy is towards what is known as 'evidence based medicine'. And the gold standard is the placebo controlled randomised clinical study. In others words, drugs and procedures must be able to show they are effective in dealing with particular symptoms better than a dummy drug or procedure, and that neither the patient nor the doctor involved in the testing should know whether the patient is receiving the "real" or fake medicine. Interestingly many thousands of these scientific tests prove that fake medicine is usually 35% effective anyway which is no surprise to an Alternative Healer but a complete bewilderment to Medical Science!.

Once a drug has passed this test, treatment protocols are drawn up, and scientific practitioners are expected to stick to them.

In theory the public gets the best proven treatment. Except that these trials are undertaken on a statistically insignificant proportion of the population, and then generalised to apply to everyone.

As an example of how this approach can harm you, consider the following scenario from modern medicine.

It is held by scientists that if we reduce the general population's cholesterol levels we will experience a known reduction in heart attacks across that population.

One way to lower cholesterol is to prescribe a drug known as a statin. So if we can get everyone with high cholesterol onto statins, they say we will save many lives. But what of the individual? Many people go through life with high cholesterol and never have a heart attack. Statins though, like other drugs, carry serious side effects for some people who take them. So, for some people who may never have a heart attack despite their high cholesterol, serious problems could be created by their "preventative treatment."

At the moment there's no way to know who these at-risk people will be until it's too late. This is the issue for statistical evidence based medicine, it does what it says on the tin for most folk, but occasionally kills some of the rest! The question is - Into which group do you belong?

It's the same error as looking at a fat man and concluding he eats too much. True the general population is getting fatter through eating too much and/or doing too little, but equally, some illnesses (and indeed, some drugs) cause people to gain weight uncontrollably. So although it is true that most fat folk have, directly or indirectly, 'brought it on themselves', that knowledge tells you nothing about the patient but quite a bit about the Health Fascists.

Old Fashioned Methods Often Worked Best

In the old days when you went to see your doctor he would make you say aaaaah, and look at the colour of your tongue, he would shine a light into your eyes, he would look into your ears, he would feel your throat glands and take your pulse , check your lungs and your heart with a stethoscope, and ask you about your homelife and how you were getting on at work. He would in fact generally give you a complete health check in order to see what your problem if any was. Old fashioned doctors knew that humans are idiocyncratic and that what they say is often not what they actually mean. They cannot often be trusted to analyse their own symptoms. The things they notice may turn out to be deceptive and should not be taken at face value.

In the 1954 film Doctor In The House there is a scene which amply illustrates this. The Doctor (Dirk Bogarde) is on his rounds accompanied by his registrar trainees. At one woman's bedside who has been complaining about stomach issues Bogarde asks a registrar what the woman's syptoms are. He repeats what she has told him.

"Is she regular?" says Bogarde.
"Yes." says the registrar, "she says her motions are regular".
"Are you regular?" says Bogarde to the woman.
"Yes doctor", she smiles back "as regular as clockwork.".
"How regular?" Bogarde persists.
"Oh, once every fortnight"

Today you are unlikely to see the same GP on consecutive visits to your health centre. He (or she) is likely not even to remember your name. He will ask you for your symptoms and then punch what you have said into a computer and it will tell him to send you for a blood test which may start a train of events which are not in the interests of the patient. Most people, for a variety of legal reasons, are never actually touched by their doctor at all!

As this scientific medical model becomes even more dominant, all alternatives are increasingly being tested against it, even though it doesn't make sense and may be fundamentally at odds with how the alternative is thought to work.

Most car owners get better and more specialised treatment for their automobile than they do for themselves. You wouldn't expect a one-size-fits-all approach when you take your car in for servicing - why must you accept it when you go to the doctor?

What is happening is what Prince Charles feared; the healing aspect of medicine is being deflected and allowed to atrophy due to an over-reliance on the scientific. Doctors indoctrinated with the world-view of scientific materialism see the patient as a machine not a person. The entire medical monopoly is veering towards Frankensteinian Doctoring. Medics who are demanding a one-size fits all 'perfect' health profile for everyone. Anyone who is too small, too big, too fat, too slim, too dim, too clever, too emotional or too placid.... anyone in fact who does not fit their pre-designated 'normality' is marginalised, treated as an aberration and prescribed drugs which may actually shorten their lives or even kill them.


Latest Revelations: Latest Revelations: Latest Revelations:

Why 9 out of 10 Scientific Findings May Be False!

Science owns-up to the fact that you can't trust their studies any more

By Dave Southern,

Why would respectable and well informed science writers publicly admit that we can't trust clinical trials any longer? The answer it would seems lies in the manipulation of statistics.

With medical science getting more and more complicated (just think of the millions of different combinations of gene strands there can be), trying to make sense of clinical trials is getting harder and harder. And that's assuming they're done honestly. As cases shown elsewhere on this page prove trials can be maxed-up to ensure a costly drug gets approval, or dangerous side effects are ignored in the stampede for profit. Can we trust what the scientists say? Apparently not.

The problem has become so big that one science writer quoted in “Science News” went so far as to say:

“Even when performed correctly, statistical tests are widely misunderstood and frequently misinterpreted. As a result, countless conclusions in the scientific literature are erroneous, and tests of medical dangers or treatments are often contradictory and confusing.”

Source:

One concerned scientist sought to prove that more than half of the results published were wrong. Although he came under attack for flaws in his statistics, even one of his opponents had to admit “There are more false claims in medical literature than anybody appreciates.” (ibid)

There are many reasons for these misinterpretations and errors, all laid out neatly in the article cited earlier, but briefly they consist of:

  • 1.Confusion between the idea of statistical significance with real life significance. For example, a tiny difference may be statistically significant but have little real world effect, as when a new treatment would have to be given to thousands of patients to notice any a small difference over existing treatments.
  • 2.Confusion about the meaning of the “P” value when conducting trials. This is the statistical variable used to indicate the possibility of effects having arisen by chance and therefore having nothing to do with the treatment being studied. For example, a P rating that an effect could only happen by chance 5% of the time does not mean that the effect is 95% likely to be caused by the treatment.
  • 3.P values in many trials are calculated using “mutually inconsistent” approaches (i.e. whatever the scientists involved assume it to be) making the results difficult for other scientits to compare and interpret.
  • 4.Science is now beginning to realise just how complicated people are. Many factors have a bearing on an illness. The accuracy of placebo controlled randomised clinical trails which has been previously used as a fundamental scientific control is becoming deficient. For example, when an illness is due to genetic factors, how on earth do you truly randomise a test-group to ensure the 'control' is valid? As genetic make up is so complicated and many problems rely on the interaction of many genes, you would need huge studies to begin to hope to have truly randomised groups. Studies far larger than that currently considered acceptable for scientific rigour.
In short, the vast majority of scientific trials used by the government to back or reject treatments are more a result of the preconceptions of the scientists running the trials than actual performance of the product or method under test.

This is for example how the idea that Cholesterol is a contributory factor towards heart disease gained credence and the government have since spent millions on promoting that idea even though the assertion is completely and utterly false.

Readers wishing to know more about this problem would be well advised to read the article linked below, but to give you a flavour, here are a few quotes:

"Statistical problems also afflict the "gold standard" for medical research, the randomized, controlled clinical trials that test drugs for their ability to cure or their power to harm. Such trials assign patients at random to receive either the substance being tested or a placebo, typically a sugar pill; random selection supposedly guarantees that patients´ personal characteristics won´t bias the choice of who gets the actual treatment. But in practice, selection biases may still occur, Vance Berger and Sherri Weinstein noted in 2004 in ControlledClinical Trials. "Some of the benefits ascribed to randomization, for example that it eliminates all selection bias, can better be described as fantasy than reality," they wrote."

“A new drug may be statistically better than an old drug, but for every thousand people you treat you might get just one or two additional cures — not clinically significant. “

“I found that eight or nine of every 10 articles published in the leading journals make the fatal substitution” of equating tatistical significance to importance, he said in an interview. Ziliak’s data are documented in the 2008 book The Cult of Statistical Significance, coauthored with Deirdre McCloskey of the University of Illinois at Chicago.”

For more details see here:

The main thrust of Mary Shelley's gothic novel Frankenstein (1918) was a criticism of modern medical science which ignores the Soul of the patient and concentrates solely on the 'nuts and bolts' of the body. Forty years later her work was proven prophetic following the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species which finalised the physicists' mechanistic view of the universe with the biologists' mechanistic view of human beings. Patients had become 'a thing' rather than a person.

There is a beautiful section in Shelley's book, full of pathos, which amply illustrates her point.

Dr Frankenstein's monster is fleeing from a mob of enraged villagers and stumbles upon a cottage in the woods from which emanates the sweetest music. The monster stops his headlong flight and as if in another world is drawn into the cottage where it finds a blind old man playing his violin. There follows a scene where the blind man, who is oblivious to the horrible physical appearance of the monster, welcomes him. This touches the monster's soul and the minds of the two meet for a short while in bliss whilst they both enjoy the beauty of the music together.

The awful consequences of the absolutism of science reached its most vile during WWII when Nazi doctors perpetrated the most heinous operations on concentration camp prisoners. Although since painted by the victors as aberations the sad truth is that Mengele and his coterie of evil medical men were actually fully paid up members of the scientific materialists. These 'monsters' were already conducting university research along similar lines in genetics etc before the war. Ironically, their work was siezed by the occupying forces and much of it used to supplement modern science afterwards. The Medical Mafia dare not condone freezing people to death and then trying to reanimate them afterwards as Frankenstein and the Nazis did but now that it had been done.....

Modern Medical Science ignores the Soul. Do they know what they are doing? Maybe not as the following Frankensteinian example shows.

Although harmful chemical-coshes are now used on mentally ill people to subdue them it is only 50 years since lobotomies were routinely carried out on thousands of mentally ill people to 'quieten' them. Lobotomy involved trepaning a hole in the front of the skull, sticking a small wooden 'paddle' into the frontal lobe of the patient's brain and destroying it by 'stirring' the brain into a mush. The depth of penetration and amount of stirring was left to the idiosyncracies of the surgeon! The patient never fully recovers and is constantly beset by a confusion and inability to think straight enough to take even the simplest action. Some did indeed wander around like Karloff's interpretation of Frankenstein's monster. These poor people were made into virtual zombies by the medical profession. We repeat, this was an accepted and routine method of treating thousands of mentally ill people within recent memory and was of course the basis for the ground breaking book One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. first published in 1962 and made into an award winning motion picture in which Jack Nicholson starred in 1975.

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Boris Karloff's Monster

No, this is not a lobbotomy patient.
It is a still frame from the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein directed by James Whale and featuring Boris Karloff's memorable monster.
But you get the idea?

Medical Ethics

Who'd have thought it was ethical to cause harm when a much safer alternative is available?

Here's just one example to show how an "ethical" approach may cause you serious harm. Commonly used antidepressants have been shown to be no more effective than a placebo and therefore should not really be prescribed under the gold standard used to test orthodox medical treatments. Common sense would also argue the same. If a doctor can get the same effect from prescribing a small sugar tablet (or other inert substance) why give a drug which has known dangerous side effects in some people and difficult withdrawal symptoms in many (such as cramps, dizziness, and headaches)? The answer, it would seem, is that under their own cockamayme code doctors are not allowed to deceive you and tell you the placebo is a real drug as this would be unethical. (keeping patient's in the dark about placebos is essential to activate the placebo effect)

So, although a safe and effective alternative is available, you have to take the risk of the side effects in order to protect your doctor from professional criticism. Scientific medicine indeed.

This issue came to light when a researcher (Irving Kirsch, professor of psychology at the University of Hull, and professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut in the United States) decided to use American freedom of information legislation to access ALL the drug trials [See here] rather than the two successful ones that had been used to gain a license for the manufacturers. Given that the drugs were believed effective because of the license, and the publication of selective research, one wonders how many more 'wonder' drugs are simply producing a placebo effect whilst poisoning the patient in the process?

The World Health Organisation

World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation has developed what it calls a "Global strategy on traditional and alternative medicine" which according to their website aims to assist countries to:

"- develop national policies on the evaluation and regulation of Traditional Medicine/Complementary Alternative Medicine (TM/CAM practices; - create a stronger evidence base on the safety, efficacy and quality of the TM/CAM products and practices;

ensure availability and affordability of TM/CAM, including essential herbal medicines;

promote therapeutically sound use of TM/CAM by providers and consumers. Source:

Once again, regulation and "evidence" (presumably they mean scientific evidence) are key features of this approach. Remember, there are many places in the world still where the only medical provision anyone can access or afford is the alternative methods of indigenous Traditional Healers.

The WHO is run and organised by the Medical Monopoly and has a track-record of bashing Natural Healing in third world countries whose health services are grossly underfunded and where traditional or alternative healing would really make a difference - as the following press report shows.

The World Health Organisation Has Warned Against Homeopathy use.

People should not rely on homeopathic treatments, the World Health Organization has warned. It was responding to calls from young researchers who fear the promotion of homeopathy in the developing world could put people's lives at risk. The group Voice of Young Science Network has written to health ministers to set out the WHO view. WHO TB experts said " There is no objective evidence that homeopathy has any effect on these infections " said Dr Nick Beeching, Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

In a letter to the WHO in June, medics from the UK and Africa said: "We are calling on the WHO to condemn the promotion of homeopathy for treating TB, infant diarrhoea, influenza, malaria and HIV. "Homeopathy does not protect people from, or treat, these diseases.
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This is typical impropaganda from the WHO. The point is that homoeopathic doctors have never claimed that it cures TB or Malaria but rather that it ameliorates suffering in those diseases and enables the body to recover more quickly in conjunction with orthodox medicine. The statement that homoeopathy cannot cure influenza, HIV etc is a bit rich when all doctors know that these diseases are not cureable by orthodox or homoeopathic medicines. Only ameliorative treatment is available - which is exactly what homoeopathy has a good record in doing.

The World Health Organisation has already made strides in controlling health choices through the infamous and widely despised Codex Alimentarius, which is a joint project with America's Food and Agricultural Organisations.

Codex Alimentarius

The codex was created in 1963 to try and agree standards (through regulation) for food around the world. The stated goal was to increase safety and facilitate international trade. These standards were not originally touted as compulsory, but were designed as benchmarks for when disputes arise within the World Trade Organization. However, once in place they were of course used in many countries, as the basis for legislation.

This is a particular problem for natural healing as vitamin and mineral supplements are classed as food, and standards for many are laid down in the Codex.

Some of the issues arising from the Codex are the low maximum daily doses established for supplements, classing some nutrients as drugs, and insisting on clinical trials to back up any claims for health effects. This means, amongst other things, that small producers are seriously disadvantaged against multi-national drug companies who can afford trials which might cost millions to complete.

The big drug manufacturers will invest in such trials because, as they are part of the Medical Monopoly, they know that they can increase the price of their monopolised product to cover this cost once testing is completed and listed for use by the NHS. It would be impossible for any niche market producer to do so because demand for their alternative healing product is far too small.

Of course cynical readers may see a tacit conspiracy here, in that the Medical Monopoly (including WHO and the scientific academic community) have neatly arranged things to further their own interests. The Millions that go into the testing of a new drug mean thousands of grants to university research departments to keep academics in work and the ability of drug companies to charge 40 times more than the drug is worth when it is eventually licensed.

The people who keep this incestuous conspiracy going would OBVIOUSLY see Aunt Mary's Old Fashioned Cough Syrup recipe as a threat and so YOU are made to pay (via your taxes for the NHS) forty times more than Aunt Mary would charge for something that is probably equally as effective in its own way.

If you complain to your MP about the Codex and it's effects, you will likely be fobbed off and told that the Codex is voluntary and does not represent the legal position. In practice however, since the World Trade Organization uses codex standards to determine disputes about free trade between countries, most nations have to enact the recommendations into law or face sanctions and fines if they try to sell produce abroad which do not comply with the codex.

While researching the Codex, we came upon an interesting example of how damaging non-compliance can be. The EU refused to import beef from Canada and the US where the beef herds had been treated with growth hormones. The EU have had to pay $11m to Canada, and $116m to the US annually as a result.

And speaking of the EU, when the Codex set its standard guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements, it appears to have been based largely on the relevant EU directive as it includes some text verbatim. In that respect, the Codex simply reflects laws already in place in Europe, or, in the process of enactment by some member states under the heel of the European-wide Medical Monopoly.

The European Union and UK Legislation

Europe has been issuing directives that impact on natural healing since the 1960's. Continuing on the theme of dietary supplements for now, let's first look at the impact of EU law on these.

Different countries in Europe have historically taken widely different approaches to what can be included in supplements and in what amounts are considered acceptable.

The Food Supplements Directive seeks to set maximum levels that can be sold in supplement form, a level which is much lower than British consumers are currently used to. Perhaps this goes back to the idea of the Recommended Daily Amount (R.D.A) a standard which was established through observation of the minimum amount of a particular vitamin or mineral that you need each day to avoid deficiency diseases.

Now, whilst this may well be true, it may not be the whole picture. For example, there will be a minimum number of calories you need each day to avoid starvation, but clearly, for good health, you need far more calories than that to avoid the illness which would result from the lack of adequate nutrition. Surely the same will be true of vitamins and minerals because they are basically components of food? More may be needed for optimum health at certain times during one's life; when pregnant, if suffering from chronic disease (extra calcium to prevent or stall osteo-arthritis for example).

The Traditional Medicinal Products Directive

The next restriction is once again being misrepresented as a safety measure for our benefit. The Traditional Medicinal Products Directive means that remedies will have to be licensed and tested to the same standard as drugs. Imagine the prohibitive cost of this to all but the major pharmaceutical companies? There is a transition period in place at the moment, but this only applies to existing products and will expire soon. In addition, to take advantage of the transitional arrangements, products must have been in use for 30 years, 15 of which have to be in the EU.

Now, there are many remedies in use around the world that have been tried and tested over many years, sometimes hundreds of years. As these are found and brought back to the EU, they will now have to be licensed as medicines rather than as traditional remedies. In short a revival of the use of these traditional remedies will never happen unless the big drug companies back it. For example, why would they bring out a new treatment for bronchitis if they've already obtained a licence for one that cost a few million dollars to develop? You can see why Medicine is in the process of stagnation and that the over-bearing largely unnecessary restrictions imposed by the various medical monopolies are the major cause of it.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Another threat to your freedom of choice comes from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. This UK body is implementing some changes to the European Medicines Directive which in practice means that anything which has a physiological effect has to be classed as either a drug, or a food.

Imagine what medical practitioners and drug company representatives (who seem to have a heavy influence on this agency and who are already hostile to alternative healthcare) will do with this legislation when asked to rule on whether your therapeutic herbal tea (chamomile, for example, which happens to be a good nervine and promotes deep sleep) is a medicine? Will it be classed as a medicine (and therefore effectively regulated off the market) or a food which does not come within their remit? Have you ever met a bureaucracy which has refused to expand itself?

The Regulation of Skills

At the same time, the UK government, responding to increasing pressure from the medical and scientific lobby, has decided to start regulating the practice of alternative medicine. It would seem that the initial legislation will be in the areas deemed to be the most "risky." That is, Acupuncture and Herbalism, and for some bizarre reason, psychotherapy (Osteopathy and Chiropractice having caved in many years ago and sought their own statutory regulation).

This push commenced with a report from a House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology in 2000. Mindful of the difficulties and expense of creating many new statutory bodies to regulate all flavours of alternative and traditional medicine, the government of the day decided that the Health Professions Council [See page 10 of the Report to Ministers from The Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Practitioners of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Other Traditional Medicine Systems Practised in the UK] should take on this role. They seem eager to do so, if their response to the government's consultation is anything to go by.

This represents a move towards uniformity and control over standards in regulated alternatives never before seen Source:

Note: The Health Professions Council already regulates �arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, and speech and language therapists.�

Readers who have followed this article so far will clearly see how Alternative Medicine is a powerless victim in a world-wide Battle of over-regulation ripe for the extension and addition of unnecessary and highly expensive multi-layered bureaucracies who are jumping on the gravy-train in the worst kind of political interference in the lives of their citizens. The last thing on all these bureaucrats' minds is whether or not Alternative Medicine actually works!

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

As an interim move, other alternatives are also starting to be squeezed in a process that the SAFF predicts can only end in full statutory regulation and restriction of function. That process is the creation of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which claims it
"is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners".
Despite this claim to be the regulator it is clear from advice on their web site that they are not a statutory body. but have pretensions to be so and are funded by the Department of Health. When we researched membership, it was not possible for individual practitioners to join directly, you had to join through another professional body (two more sets of fees to be passed on to you, the user).

So how exactly is the authority of this body, its complaints procedure, and disciplinary measures enforced? Well, it would appear they are relying on the traditional restrictive practices of the Medical Monopoly. Their pitch seems to be that any Alternative Healer who is not on their register is somehow sub-standard and to be avoided.

Indeed, when the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council announced its launch, we were told it was to be a "kite mark of quality" (even though they have no power, as yet, to enforce standards). As we write, they only accept registration of

"Alexander Technique teaching, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Sports & Remedial Therapy, (and) Yoga Therapy" but have plans to extend to "Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Microsystems Acupuncture, Cranial Sacral Therapy, (and) Healing".

Some alternative groups appear reluctant to be regulated, or to cooperate with this new organisation (which legally, is just another company creating profit). And free-thinkers everywhere will understand why. Once most therapists have been pushed to join to avoid being classed as purveyors of Snake Oil ( for the general public will increasingly perceive the few who hold out as not being up to scratch even when their standards could be much higher than those set by the CNHC), it will be easy for this, currently voluntary, register to be transformed into a statutory one based on the medical model. Having achieved this, ( as we have seen where "complementary" practitioners are allowed to practice on cancer wards) , roles will be diminished until being a practitioner is no longer viable.

Restriction on Folk Healing Services Through Consumer Regulation

The UK, at the behest of the EU has recently revised its consumer protection legislation. During the Europeanisation of Britain there has been great rafts of law-making which were enacted into British Law not by debate in parliament but under the convenient method of 'executive decree'.

This 'executive decree' system was developed to deal with the minutiae of daily regulations imposed upon us by the never ending bureaucracy at Brussels which churns out legislation by the thousands. There was just far too much new regulation for parliament to debate so MPs passed a law deferring their democratic powers to the minister of state for each government department. All the minister has to do is to sign it into law. Laws passed under delegated powers by ministers without a full debate in parliament bring democracy into disrespect and experience shows that inarticulate and often unworkable laws result. Though there is supposed to be 'consultation' in most instances the only contributions are from the organised lobbyists and NGOs who are already networked into the political system and can keep up with it all. Small fry like the Alternative Healing industry were not consulted in this case.

So your MP had no say in these new Consumer Laws, the most serious of which was that in some cases the burden of proof was shifted from the complainant to the provider. This means that if someone is unhappy with a service, it is the responsibility of the provider to prove that his service was effective. If it cannot be proven that it is effective then the sale or service becomes technically classed as 'fraudulant' whether or not the person providing the service sincerely, wholeheartedly and honestly believes in what they are doing. Now this may be a good thing when one is buying double glazing or ordering from an on-line shop but it has extensive ramifications for Traditional Healers.

Included in the government's guidance to businesses is a list of prohibited practices which includes:

"(17) Falsely claiming that a product is able to cure illnesses, dysfunction or malformations. A trader sells orthopaedic beds to the elderly with the advertisement "Cure your backache once and for all with my special beds". If untrue, his definitive statement about the curative effects of his product would breach the CPRs. The court may order the trader to substantiate such a claim in proceedings. See Page 24 here:

The guidance makes clear that "product" can also mean "service". So, since 2008, alternative practitioners need to be very exact in what they say or offer because if challenged by a client they will have to find proof acceptable to a court that they are using a 'proven' system. This means proven 'scientifically' and as we have seen even the most time-tested and proven alternative healing system (homoeopathy) cannot actually 'prove' itself scientifically. In that case there will be a technical breach of the regulations with massive fines and the possibility of imprisonment. Although any prosecution must take into account 'the spirit of the Act' we have already seen in the punitive prosecution of Tandem IQ vitamins (see above) that the authorities are willing to do the dirty work of the medical monopoly when necessary. And what specialist medical evidence do you think a court will accept? It's going to be the evidence of 'the Medical Monopoly isn't it?

Yet we have seen that a lot of the client's ability to self-heal depends on having the placebo effect play a part in ANY healing, and this is greatly diminished if you have to say to someone the equivalent of:

"There's no scientific evidence that what I'm doing will help, and it would be illegal for me to say otherwise (even though I've seen lots of cures myself)."

Do It Yourself Healing

You may say to yourself, well I don't use practitioners; I usually treat myself, my friends and family, the new regulations won't really affect me? Not so!

If you, like many free thinkers, occasionally mix up a herbal remedy for minor ailments and share them, then you will soon find it difficult and sometimes impossible to buy your ingredients (to say nothing of existing legislation that makes it illegal for anyone to administer medicines who is not a doctor).

If you grow plants yourself for the purpose of treating people this is also illegal. If you grow them for your own use then you may fall foul of wide ranging laws originally put into place in the 'war on drugs' making it illegal to 'prepare' natural substances for ingestion. (it is permissible for you to use plants in their raw state but not 'prepare' them.) You can't even technically give away your family medicines to friends because you have to put your "product" through clinical trials even to do that.

Moreover, if you pick your wild plants in the countryside, you could be prosecuted under the various provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Acts which, since 1977 and under the misguided lobbying of the conservation movement have sought to 'protect' wild plants by stopping you picking anything from the wild. This originally applied to very rare species but, as usual, as soon as the law was established it was enlarged to cover almost any plant in existence whether it is ecologically at-risk or not.

And all this says nothing of the implications for control of the population that these measures imply. See more on this here

So if you want to practice traditional healing in your family circle your options are already becoming more and more limited, You may have noticed that the CHNC hopes to add healing to its remit soon.

As pressure grows, will homoeopathic remedies, tissue salts and the like still be on offer in the shops? Legislation backed by the scientific and medical lobby to restrict and eventually eliminate these from sale will affect you but as can be seen from the tranche of legislation that the Medical Monopoly has worked-up over the past twenty years the time to protest has already passed for most of them.

However, some Alternative Healing groups have tried a rear-guard action against this firestorm of new restrictions and if you want to add your name to their petitions you can do so here:

Regulation of Psychotherapy

The UK government, along with the Health Professions Council and others are seeking the regulation of counselling and psychotherapy. Given that the scientific materialist world view is dominant in medicine, and increasingly used as the test of truth in legal cases, this could be a disaster. Firstly the terminology is vague, and could cover so many activities, from simply talking to a distressed friend or family member, through to complete psychoanalysis. In fact it is so vague, that the likely route for regulation to take is that the terms will be protected, rather than the functions.

Given that orthodox medicine believes that most alternatives, and all magical methods heal by placebo, and that placebo is activated by the client's psychology, all alternative healing methods can feasibly be defined by them as a form of psychotherapy.

As professional applications become more regulated, and what functions a psychotherapist can carry out become more tightly defined and controlled, many alternatives could be attacked as being unlicensed psychotherapy.

Another major casualty will be innovation.

For example: In the medical world, the psychotherapy which is broadly accepted (and has scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness) is the useful (if extremely limited) symptom control method of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) . This approach first reared its head when a psychoanalyst, Albert Ellis, became disenchanted with his results in 1958. Searching around for something that would actually ease his client's suffering, rather than provide insight, he formulated Rational Emotive Therapy (now referred to as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), which proved far more effective.

In 1967, Aaron Beck formulated the CBT approach to helping depressives. This approach has gone from strength to strength, and along with Ellis's work, is widely accepted scientifically.

Would these approaches have developed in a tightly controlled environment where the functions each professional can carry out are narrowly defined? Hardly! It took from 1958 to the mid 2000s for CBT to gain credibility in medical circles! How much longer would we need to wait for something like this to be developed in the new world of hyper-regulation? Probably forever.

This isn't an exclusive list of the problems besetting Alternative Healing and Folk Healers. We could go on at length, but after reading this SAFF special report only a dimwit could fail to see the writing on the wall. Before too long, the only people who will be able to treat you without breaking the law will be doctors. Which is of course what they've been after since the 15th century!

If this degredation is not stopped a new class of criminalised citizens will be created. People who choose to heal themselves using traditional remedies will become the new Robin Hoods of Britain. Outlaws who risk punitive fines and even prison for exercising their right to choose how and when to be healed.

Is Alternative Healing Dangerous in Comparison with Orthodox Medicine?..

The Point is that there is absolutely no need for the regulation of traditional healers because, particularly in proportion to the hundreds of thousands of people that orthodox medicine kills every year, instances of people being harmed by traditional healers are very few and far between. Regulation will not improve a record which is already excellent.

Let's look again at the far more virulent dangers to patients of the actions of the Medical Men who are constantly bleating about the 'harm' which Alternative Healing COULD cause. There are many shocking examples of the Dangers of Orthodox Medicine and we have outlined a few in the leftmost column. For those of you who don't know about these major concerns here's a quick guide:

As aforesaid, drugs are developed and tested by drug companies in a regulated process which leads up to the placebo controlled randomised clinical trial on patients. A process which takes many years during which many patients not involved in the trial continue to suffer when they could have been using Alternative Healing methods to alleviate their illness.

For really heavy drugs which involve the risk of lethal or terminal damage this makes sense, but for most medicines and in particular Alternative Healing remedies which are usually holistic and very gentle in effect this long testing sequence is simply an expression of the Medical Monopoly's power over ordinary mortals.

After these tests the registered and regulated medical practitioners, with years of training, with cupboards and computers full of reference works, look at the latest treatment protocol (which tells them what to do), and prescribe the limited number of drugs which have been tested and accepted, ignoring everything else.

Thalidomide Victim 30 years on
This photograph illustrates the indomitable spirit of the human race. Now middle-aged this Thalidomide victim is showing us all how to live life to the full. You can see more heart-rending human experiences of Thalidomide here:
But ironically it is not the dangers of Alternative Healing which created this system of testing - it was the errors of the medical monopoly itself.

The Medical Monopoly's very own Snake Oil is Thalidomide. Thalidomide was a sedative introduced in the late 1950's. Although tested to some degree and hailed as a new panacea, doctors soon noticed that patients were experiencing side effects of dizziness, constipation, cramps, and numbness in the fingers. Not to mention, in some cases, nerve damage. But this was nothing compared to what was to come.

When the drug was given to pregnant women, severe birth defects started to show up. 'Monster' children were born. Some without any limbs, without even an anus in some cases " deformities of such variety and seriousness that thousands of lives were damaged and many children died shortly after birth because their physical defects could not support life. Frankensteinian Doctoring had achieved it's worst.

Poor Alexander Flawn was the worst case in the UK. Missing one ear, and with the other deformed, one of his arms short with his hand missing a thumb, the other hand had six fingers, his face half paralysed, and with a cleft palate. Who can forget the pictures of those terribly afflicted children?

Nobody mentioned Snake Oil salesmen then!

What was the manufacturer's response to this? Nobody mentioned Snake Oil salesmen then! Even though that's what the Medical Monopoly seemed to act like. One might expect contrition and remorse but instead what we got was protectionism, PR spin and dodgy tactics to limit the damage claims (there are well found stories of the Medical Monopoly even hiring private detectives to dig up dirt on people who challenged them).

They had to be dragged kicking and screaming into court and spent years locked into legal battles which delayed pay outs to horribly crippled children. The drug was withdrawn in 1961 after being identified as the cause of horrendous birth defects in at least two countries.

Although Thalidomide was developed in Germany, it was produced by different companies around the world, many of which had to be forced through expensive legal action to live up to their responsibilities. In the UK, this dragged on for 10 years and more.

One estimate is that by 1962, 39 live Australians were affected, along with 1000 Japanese, 400 in the UK, and 2600 in Germany. Doctor's estimates say that twice as many children were born dead. These are official figures and are probably on the low side as it did not include the drug's use in third-world countries. Victims of Thalidomide could easily top 10,000 world-wide.

We could give the Alternative Health industry a 20 year start and it still couldn't come anywhere near to achieving the body count of orthodox medicine over Thalidomide

Let us be absolutely clear about this. Compared to this littany of error NOTHING the Alternative Health industry could do would in any way ever come close to the terrible toll in suffering and death of the world's biggest medical mistake. And yet a few years later these Medics are jumping on the bandwagon to berate Alternative Healing methods and accuse Alternative healers of being a 'danger' to the public!

Was Thalidomide an exception? Did those thousands of children and babies die for nothing or were lessons learned, and processes improved? Not if a recent Panorama program on Avandia is to be believed.

"The Avandia Story has got pretty well all the elements of a drug scandal and it certainly does suggest that we have a really major systematic problem with the way drugs are evaluated and regulated around the world." Dr. Fiona Godlee, Editor of the British Medical journal. [Speaking on Panorama "Avandia " A Risk Worth Taking?" BBC 1, September 2010]

Although Avandia is not as emotive a scandal as the Thalidomide tragedy it does show that existing medical trials are uncertain and that regulation is not a promise of safety by any means. Avandia is a drug used to control diabetes which came under suspicion of causing many additional heart failures and heart attacks around the world. One doctor estimated that in the UK alone, 1000 extra heart attacks and 600 cases of heart failure were caused in the previous year.

The problems with Avandia were revealed in a similar way to those of Thalidomide when an expert got access to all the studies on the drug, rather than just those the drug-company wanted to publish. 35 out of 42 studies had not been published by the drug company. [Source: Panorama:Risk Worth Taking?]

LATEST NEWS

The drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is to plead guilty to promoting two drugs for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a diabetes drug to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The settlement will cover criminal fines as well as civil settlements with the federal and state governments.

The case concerns 10 drugs, including Paxil, Wellbutrin, Avandia and Advair

Source: 2 July 2012

It would seem that drug regulation in the UK lies in the hands of two organisations. The MHRA mentioned earlier and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The MHRA's panel wanted to ban Avandia in July, but the organisation (which could have suspended the license pending a decision by the EMA) decided instead to advise doctors to consider something else. The EMA which deliberates in secret and relies on information provided by the drug companies finally pulled Avandia's license in September 2010.

Who Are The Snake Oil Salesmen?

Having provided you, the reader with all this background, the question you now have to ask yourself is this:

Will you swallow the PR of the Medical Monopoly and allow them to deprive you of your rights to Alternative Healing?

Do you believe a person who says "Trust Me I'm a Doctor" when mistakes by medical 'experts' kill at least HALF A MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR!

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000) published an article written by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health which shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The report apparently shows there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications - these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the number 3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. (drug reactions are the most common cause)..

Source:

deathForget those awful Snake Oil Salesmen - Trust me.. I'm a Doctor!..........

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By David Southern and John Freedom,
Winter Solstice 2010ev.

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