We are living in an age of wonders. Every day we are surprised at some new invention and yet many of these new ideas are so simple and easily understood that we wonder why our grandparents did not know of them.
The healing art has made the least advancement of any of the sciences; and yet we need knowledge in that direction more than any other. Why not progress in the healing art? As soon as our loved ones are taken sick we call the doctor, and, too often, in a few days they are laid away out of sight; or, perhaps, they are left with us crippled or diseased for life. The medical science, so called, is no science at all; it is mere guess work.
Often cures are made by chance which seem miraculous. Thousands are cured by faith cures, Christian science, mind cures, magnetics, mesmerism, massage, etc. etc. But by what means none can give an explanation that would be received by the thinking masses. We know there is a cause, for every effect has its cause.
To-day we have a comprehensible explanation of the fundamental principles upon which all these cures are made. To-day the cause of diseases are located and those causes corrected just as surely as any mechanic would find the cause of inharmony or wrong working in a piano, wagon, watch, engine, or other machine.
A human being is a human machine and, like a machine, would run smoothly, without any friction, if every part was in its proper place. If every bone, every nerve, and all the blood vessels, muscles, etc., were just right, there would be nothing wrong. We look the human machine over and find what parts are out of place, why the blood does not circulate freely to all parts, why the nerves cry out with pain
Disease is the effect or result of some part of the body being disarranged. To put them in their proper place, would give the diseased person ease and allow nature to rebuild without being obstructed.
I do not go to the drug store nor ransack all creation to find a remedy. The remedy is in righting the wrong. The cause of the disease is in the sufferer, and the cause must be corrected. Often the circulation of the blood is obstructed at some place, causing some of the numerous blood diseases. If so, would it not be much better to remove the obstruction than to throw into the circulation one of the many poisons used by the medics for such a purpose?
If every part of the human body was in its natural place there would be no friction, no inflammation, no fever no weakness. If all was right, there would be nothing wrong. I often find an injury in some part of the human frame caused by a fall, a strain or shock, a partial dislocation or some nerve unduly strained, stretched, pinched, or something wrong which must be righted.
The human body is a bundle of fine sensitive nerves, passing over, under, and between the 200 bones and the many muscles and ligaments. These nerves are liable to be pinched, strained, stretched, or pulled out of place by the displacement of any one of the bones, muscles, or ligaments, causing any one of the many nerve diseases. When these nerves cry out with pain and distress, what should be done for their relief? The drug doctor would give some paralyzing drug, such as aconite, bella donna, digitalis, opium, morphine, bromide of potassium, by thrusting it down the throat or introducing it into the body of the poor patient. Why not remove the pressure, adjust the framework, and take the strain off of those sensitive nerves?
Diseases such as pneumonia, diphtheria, croup, inflammation of the bowels, brain fever, etc., are often cured in one or two treatments. Chronic diseases may take from two weeks to two months to effect a permanent cure.