Orthodox therapies now kill over 250,000 hospital patients a year, ranking 3rd as a leading cause of death in the U.S.
How can this be? Here’s what most doctors don’t know or won’t tell you:
- Drugs and surgery treat the symptoms rather than the cause of a disease. They do not cure a chronic ailment.
- NATURE KNOWS BEST. Drugs and surgery interfere with the body’s natural functions, and are harmful even though their side effects may not be readily detectable or recognized.
- The practice of specialization amplifies this harmful effect. A drug may provide temporary benefit, but is harmful to the body.
- Besides side effects, drugs and surgery weaken the body by performing the natural functions for the body, similar to the prolonged use of a wheelchair causing atrophy of the legs. For example, the use of antibiotics weakens the immune system, and hormone replacement therapy weakens the organs which produce them.
- Legalizing a chemical does not reduce its toxicity. Prescription drugs are just as harmful as illegal drugs in equivalent dosages.
- It is the weakened immunity that allows disease to develop. Hence, chronic use of any drug for any purpose is not justified because of the immune damage it causes.
- Extensive diagnostic tests and procedures are nonproductive in the management of chronic disorders, as drugs and surgery are the only available therapies. They frequently results in more confusion and frustration for the patient and the physician.
- THE BEST MEDICINE IS PREVENTION, which can only be accomplished by strengthening the immunity with natural remedies. Annual check-ups and diagnostic tests only provide early detection of catastrophic diseases but do not prevent them.
- Drugs and surgery are often needed in critical situations or for short-term control of acute symptoms, but not for long-term problems.
JAMA 1998 279:1200,1216—Adverse reactions from drugs and surgery in hospitals are the 5th leading cause deaths in the US.
JAMA 1998 280(11/11):1569-1575— Alternative medicine utilization has increased from 427 million (33.8%) in 1990 to 629 million (42%) in 1997, exceeding total visits to all US primary care Dr. by millions. Most patients paid out of their own pockets.
JAMA 1998 280:1569-1575—Properly prescribed drugs kill 100,000-130,000 a year
Archives of Int Med 1/11/99— Iatrogenic disease (caused by doctors) accounts for 11% of hospital ICU admissions.
National Academy Science. Institute of Med. 11/30/99—44,000-98,000 hospitalized Americans are killed every year from medical mistakes.
CDC data from 1997— The #1 cause of dying for Americans age 45 or younger is “unintentional injection and adverse effects,” (i.e., caused by physicians)
Mercola.com 12/27/99—University College London– blunders by doctors kill 40,000 a year in Britain.
BMJ, 11/11/2000; 321:1178A Drug and medical errors killing 1 of every 5 Australians you medical people will have more lives to answer for in the other world than even we generals—Napoleon Bonaparte. Official Australian government reports reveal that medical error in hospitals (not counting non-hospital data) responsible for 11% of all deaths. Adding deaths from properly researched, registered, prescribed and used drugs, the number of death from medicine comes to a staggering 19%. New Zealand figures are similar.
BMJ 2000;320:1561— the Israel Med Asso.– physicians in public hospitals began a program of sanctions for three months. The Jerusalem Post found that the number of funerals has fallen drastically. The same thing occurred in 1983, during a similar action by the IMA, which lasted 4-1/2 months. The only area of Israel which was found to not have a reduction in its death rate was the city of Netanya, where all of the doctors at the only hospital in this city could not strike because of their contracts. (According to other sources, significant drop in death rates, from 17% to 49%, associated with physician strikes occurred in Canada, Los Angeles and Columbia. When doctors returned to work after the strikes, death rate in the surrounding areas went back up!)
Ode Issue 999—In 1973 doctors in Israel staged a month-long strike and during that month, mortality fell by 50 percent. A couple of years later, a two-month work stoppage by doctors in the Columbian capital of Bogotá led to a 35-percent decline in deaths. And during a “work slowdown” by doctors in Los Angeles protesting against the sharp increase in premiums for liability insurance, the number of deaths fell by 18 percent. Once doctors were back at work full time, mortality immediately jumped back to the previous level. Every year, 1.2 million Britons are hospitalized as a result of improper medical care. In the United States – where 40,000 people are shot to death each year – the chance of getting “killed” by a doctor is three times greater than being killed by a gun. And every year a lot more people die from an infection sustained while in the hospital than as a result of traffic accidents.
The author is Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US, Causing 225,000 Deaths Every Year
Journal American Medical Association July 26, 2000;284(4):483-5 from Mercola.com
ALL THESE ARE DEATHS PER YEAR:
- 12,000 — unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 — medication errors in hospitals
- 20,000 — other errors in hospitals
- 80,000 — infections in hospitals
- 106,000 — non-error, negative effects of drugs
These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!!
Dr. Starfield offers several warnings in interpreting these numbers:
- First, most of the data are derived from studies in hospitalized patients.
- Second, these estimates are for deaths only and do not include negative effects that are associated with disability or discomfort.
- Third, the estimates of death due to error are lower than those in the IOM report.
If the higher estimates are used, the deaths due to iatrogenic causes would range from 230,000 to 284,000. In any case, 225,000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Even if these figures are overestimated, there is a wide margin between these numbers of deaths and the next leading cause of death (cerebrovascular disease). Another analysis concluded that between 4% and 18% of consecutive patients experience negative effects in outpatient settings,with:
- 116 million extra physician visits
- 77 million extra prescriptions
- 17 million emergency department visits
- 8 million hospitalizations
- 3 million long-term admissions
- 199,000 additional deaths
- $77 billion in extra costs
However, evidence from a few studies indicates that as many as 20% to 30% of patients receive inappropriate care. An estimated 44,000 to 98,000 among them die each year as a result of medical errors. This might be tolerated if it resulted in better health, but does it? Of 13 countries in a recent comparison, the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from the bottom) for 16 available health indicators. More specifically, the ranking of the US on several indicators was:
- 13th (last) for low-birth-weight percentages
- 13th for neonatal mortality and infant mortality overall
- 11th for postneonatal mortality
- 13th for years of potential life lost (excluding external causes)
- 11th for life expectancy at 1 year for females, 12th for males
- 10th for life expectancy at 15 years for females, 12th for males
- 10th for life expectancy at 40 years for females, 9th for males
- 7th for life expectancy at 65 years for females, 7th for males
- 3rd for life expectancy at 80 years for females, 3rd for males
- 10th for age-adjusted mortality
The poor performance of the US was recently confirmed by a World Health Organization study, which used different data and ranked the United States as 15th among 25 industrialized countries. (the US ranking has dropped to 37th in 2008)
There is a perception that the American public “behaves badly” by smoking, drinking, and perpetrating violence.” However the data does not support this assertion.
- The proportion of females who smoke ranges from 14% in Japan to 41% in Denmark; in the United States, it is 24% (fifth best). For males, the range is from 26% in Sweden to 61% in Japan; it is 28% in the United States (third best).
- The US ranks fifth best for alcoholic beverage consumption.
- The US has relatively low consumption of animal fats (fifth lowest in men aged 55-64 years in 20 industrialized countries) and the third lowest mean cholesterol concentrations among men aged 50 to 70 years among 13 industrialized countries.
These estimates of death due to error are lower than those in a recent Institutes of Medicine report, and if the higher estimates are used, the deaths due to iatrogenic causes would range from 230,000 to 284,000. Even at the lower estimate of 225,000 deaths per year, this constitutes the third leading cause of death in the US, following heart disease and cancer.
Lack of technology is certainly not a contributing factor to the US’s low ranking.
- Among 29 countries, the United States is second only to Japan in the availability of magnetic resonance imaging units and computed tomography scanners per million population. 17
- Japan, however, ranks highest on health, whereas the US ranks among the lowest.
- It is possible that the high use of technology in Japan is limited to diagnostic technology not matched by high rates of treatment, whereas in the US, high use of diagnostic technology may be linked to more treatment.
- Supporting this possibility are data showing that the number of employees per bed (full-time equivalents) in the United States is highest among the countries ranked, whereas they are very low in Japan, far lower than can be accounted for by the common practice of having family members rather than hospital staff provide the amenities of hospital care.
Over 20 years ago, the American culture critic Ivan Illich wrote that health care has become a threat to our health. More recently, Gary Null and Carolyn Dean, M.D. performed a comprehensive literature review and reported in “DEATH BY MEDICINE” that the conventional medical system is responsible for killing nearly 800,000 people every year in the United States alone. – Dr. Mercola
DR. TONG’S COMMENT:
These are data from reported cases from hospitals. Firstly, how about reported deaths from non-hospital settings, especially nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where the geriatric population is indiscriminately drowned with drugs. They are more likely many times that of hospital deaths.
Even more so are unreported cases – both in hospitals and the private sector! For example, I have investigated the possibility of running an assisted living institute. From the ones I have looked at, elderly patients are drowned with a barrage of drugs. There are deaths nearly weekly. When I asked whether or not they report these deaths to the government, I usually got an evasive answer, or a smile. The sad truth could be that few, if any, of these deaths are reported. Hence, unreported cases may be many times that of reported ones!
Considering these facts, my conclusion is that MILLIONS ARE KILLED ANNUALLY by standard drugs and surgery therapies! And that physicians are the number 1 cause of deaths anywhere where allopathic medicine is the main therapy! CDC statistics of 1997 has already confirmed that the number 1 cause of death for Americans age 45 or younger is injections by physicians, and there is no reason to believe that this situation has improved. Hence, it is my firm belief that
Allopathic drugs and surgery therapies are the #1 cause of deaths in the U.S., and allopathic physicians are in reality “medical 007” – licensed to kill!
Needless to say, we have a VERY URGENT, HUGE PROBLEM!!
Chronic disorders can be cured using a combination of Eastern and Western medicine called Neuro-BioEnergetics (NBE). This treatment is drastically different from the conventional drugs and surgery approach. Conventional therapies cannot cure a chronic ailment because they treat the symptoms rather than their cause. Moreover, chronic use of any drug is harmful. The relief from drugs is temporary, and is achieved at the expense of health damage. Hence, many chronically ill patients, who have sought the help of orthodox physicians for years, have ended up suffering more.
NBE treats the causes of a disease to effectively cure it. It restores natural functions to promote healing. Most of our patients have exhausted other therapies without success. Yet over 90% of them obtain dramatic relief from our very first treatment! This is being documented by the Initial Reports completed by patients after their first treatments. You may ask to see these reports during your initial visit.
How it Works
The Energy Paradigm
Physical vs. energetic model of the universe
Modern medicine, based on the Newtonian concept that the universe is composed of discrete solid objects, regards the human as a mechanical body which can be divided into parts and treated independently. Einstein repudiated the Newtonian model with his Relativity theory, which revealed that the universe actually consists of interconnected energy systems of which the human is but one example.
Moreover, the complementarity principle of quantum mechanics, derived from the fact that subatomic elements are both particles and waves, posits that all matter has both a physical and energetic aspect. The ancient Chinese first observed this dual existence and called it the Yin and Yangphenomenon.
E = mc2 – Energy = matter x (speed of light)2 (wave) (particle)
Physical vs. energetic model of the human
In the human, the physical aspect is the body and energetic aspect is the mind and spirit. The mind and spirit parted governing elements which provided life essence for the organism. Every disease also has a physical, emotional, and spiritual element, which is not in harmony with the whole.
Spirit Mind Body
All organisms have the ability to self-repair. Moreover, this innate healing can only be accomplished in a livingorganism. Hence, something in the living system is critical in health maintenance. This healing element, therefore, must be energetic in nature because a dead body, while having all of the physical components of the living counterpart, cannot heal. Furthermore, there is a drastic loss of energy at death associated with the loss of mental faculty and healing ability, but no physical changes, including the brain and DNA molecules.
This implies that our innate healing resides in the mind and spirit.
Applying this to health
The mind-body mechanism
A living human and a dead one differ in the amount of life-sustaining force, a non-material energy called “Qi” by the Chinese and “subtle energy” by modern scientists. Qi is required for all life activities and health maintenance. It flows in 14 major energy channels called meridians, supplying energy to enliven organs and tissues.
Qi transmits the healing information and power to the body via the nervous and endocrine systems. It provides the warmth and electromagnetic energy to open blood circulation.
Below is a demonstration by Dr Tong on the circulatory effects of Qi using Qigong to enhance meridian flow. Note the two degree increase of heat in 20 minutes of meditation.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
The mechanism of all disease is a mind-body disharmony or blockage, resulting in the disruption of energy and blood flow. Chronic deprivation of circulation leads to physical degenerations and symptoms. The Chinese use acupuncture and natural herbs to balance the energy system. Acupuncture relieves the spasms at the blocked energy points to re-establish energy and blood flow. This reverses the disease process.
The treatment length depends on the complexity of the ailment. A permanent cure requires patient participation on correcting and preventing those factors which caused the mind-body disharmony. The major causes of mind-body blockages can be divided into physical and energetic categories, summarized below:
|ENERGETIC (mind)||PHYSICAL (body)|
|food energy imbalances
climateric energy forces
|food material imbalance
toxins such as alcohol, smoking,
food preservatives and additives,
drugs, microbes, poor sanitation
Neuro-BioEnergetics Treatment: EAST-WEST Synthesis
Acupuncture, however, is not effective in alleviating severe blockages in serious ailments. Injection of a local anesthetic into these major blocked points can completely resolve the spasms and associated symptoms. Electroacupuncture is then used on minor loci to further enhance the energy flow.
Secondly, the ancient Chinese did not account for the nutritional imbalance created by the unnatural methods of modern farming, as well as the storage, synthesis, processing, and adulteration of food.
Addition of herbs and other energetic treatments to correct energy imbalances, and whole food supplements to rectify physical deficiencies complete the mind-body therapy. The NBE method is effect for both physical and mental ailments, and can prevent surgery currently used to treat chronic disorders