Prescriptions for Health: Modern Medicine vs Naturopathic Healing

How did the process of treating those who are ill get so complex? Perhaps, we would be better off asking why it got so complex. This would lead us to the answer. Healing the sick stopped being a vocation and became big business.

The first do no harm principle has been forgotten, and medical professionals have fallen under the spell of drug companies whose industry is dependent on the patients staying permanently in a state of poor health. The dependency on drugs causes an aggravation of their illness and leaves them in a state far worse than they were, before they got sent down the route of wonder antibiotics and pills. And unsafe, experimental jabs.

The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.
– Hippocrates

This article, The Budget, Medical Services and Health, provides a few clues to the changes that took place in medicine, in the early part of the last century.

A most significant event in the history of modern medicine, was the 1910 Flexner report on medical education. Abraham Flexner, sponsored by the American Medical Association who were funded by the Carnegie and Rockefeller families, (both investors in the pharmaceutical industry), recommended that pharmaceutical medicine be taught in medical schools. (Thus excluding preventive medicine, nutrition, alternative therapies, natural healing, etc), and that all health care practitioners should be “scientists, rigorously trained” in these schools.

Scientific medicine was drug therapy, and since then Western medical schools have concentrated on drug therapy, backed up by surgery; and preventive medicine, nutrition and natural therapies have been ignored. The result over 80 years has been escalating disease rates.

If the health of patients really mattered, the medical system would look at the range of clinical knowledge, medications, therapies and treatments that is available from traditional healing methods to the latest research in modern medicine. Then select and use the most suitable and safest from all the streams, in order to restore good health with the best outcomes. Orthodox medicine has its advantages in some aspects, while naturopathic therapies help with healing too. Drugs and surgery should not be resorted to as the only option to curing illnesses.

Ill health does not just affect the physical state. It includes other aspects as the emotional, mental and spiritual conditions as well. What does healing mean? How does one undergo the process of healing body, mind and soul?

We do have doctors today, who still see their profession as a calling to serve and heal. They care for their patients and do their best to make them well, through the least harmful methods. But many doctors end up been ruled by the system and its dictates. There are medical boards and councils that require them to follow prescribed rules and regulations, if they want to stay registered practitioners. Even the well-intentioned medics, at some point, may find it too hard to deal with the risks that they will face. Following a different health paradigm could get you shut down by the medical authorities.

While working as a teacher in a school in Wellington, New Zealand, in the early 1940s, Brenda Sampson experienced ill health and was in a great deal of pain. Unable to get proper treatment, she contacted Dr Ulric Williams and went to stay in one of his convalescent homes. At the end of the treatment, she returned home pain free.

In her book New Zealand’s Greatest Doctor: Ulric Williams of Wanganui A Surgeon who became a Naturopath, Brenda Sampson details her treatment protocols.  Also included are accounts shared by other patients with serious and chronic illnesses who were completely cured by Dr Williams, without drugs or surgery. The healing was through simple, natural methods.

According to Dr Ulric Williams:

All disease comes from one of two places: either an unhealthy way of life with poor diet, drinking and smoking, lack of exercise or else it comes from unhappiness in the mind and spirit. If a person is very unhappy and can’t find a way out of the unhappiness the body will create a way out through illness.

He believed that successful suppression [of illnesses] has one of four consequences:

1. The sufferer is killed.

2. A foundation is laid for chronic and often incurable disease.

3. Nature (if she can) will after period intervals, stage more of these would-be spring cleanings or Healing Crises.

4. Nature may effect a cure in spite of treatment, in which case the doctor will claim and probably get full credit for recovery.

Presented here, in this video by Dr Sam Bailey, is a further explanation about the healing methods used by Dr Ulric Williams.

New Zealand’s Greatest Doctor


1. A PDF version of the book by Brenda Sampson is available here.

2. The above video by Dr Sam Bailey can also be viewed here.

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5 Responses to Prescriptions for Health: Modern Medicine vs Naturopathic Healing

  1. Adam D Adam D says:

    The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

    – Thomas Edison

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  2. Adam D Adam D says:

    Anecdotally my wife was prescribed Lyrica for a nerve condition. This was the first course of treatment. Side effects included short term memory loss, severe drop in cognitive ability (simple math became difficult and slow) and a f***ing personality change.

    Since that point we have 4 other family members offered this drug first before anything else and suggested they get a second opinion or try something else. In one case endone, and codeine were considered unsafe but Lyrica was totally OK according to the doctor.

    The nerve issue was later treated with cannabis, Botox, surgery and a few other prescription drugs. All worked for varying amount of time, none had close to the same side effects.

    On a less anecdotal level, banning marijuana for medical use for decades was beyond corrupt. Ivermectin and HCQ bans are fast proving to be unforgivable.

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    The doctor of the future will give no medicine …

    Edison voiced his concern in 1903, a few years before the medical industry was taken over by the Carnegies and Rockefellers.

    This review of the role of the doctor, over a century later:

    The biomedical model of health focuses on purely biological factors and separates physical matter from the mind and excludes psychological, environmental, and social influences.

    This model assumes that: 1. all illnesses have a single underlying cause, 2. disease is always the single cause, and 3. removal of the disease will result in being healthy. This cycle of care has caused what I refer to as the 5 “N’s”; Negligence , NSAID’s , Narcotics , Noncompliance and Negative outcomes and does not address “care of the human frame.”

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Anecdotally my wife was prescribed Lyrica for a nerve condition. This was the first course of treatment. Side effects included short term memory loss, severe drop in cognitive ability (simple math became difficult and slow) and a f***ing personality change.

    Anyone who has as their GP a doctor who is prepared to closely examine their medical history and follow the holistic path to their healing, should consider themselves fortunate. But most doctors have only a limited slot of time for each patient and writing a script is far easier.

    As patients, we have to do our due research and learn about our illnesses and treatment options rather than rely completely on the doctor to treat us. That can be quite difficult when you are already ill and in pain.

    Hope your wife has now fully recovered from the condition or found a suitable naturopathic treatment option.

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  5. Shy Ted says:

    Back in the day I had excruciating knee pain going up and down stairs. I would shudder at the thought of it. GP, Xray, ultrasound, chondromalacia patella, quite common. Treatment was physio which I did religiously, improved things slightly but worse knee got a bit better and fair knee got worse. Accidental conversation with colleague said to go and see “doctor Harry” who practised musculo-skeletal therapy. Completely uninspiring, said the problem was in my ankles and 5 minutes of the most benign stretching. Cured. Due to arthritis it recurs a bit. I lie on the bed with some ropes on my feet and stretch the big muscles, replicating what dr Harry did. Takes 5 minutes. Good to go for the next few months.
    The theory is that a muscle injury causes slight tilting and if the muscle doesn’t restretch sufficiently you start to walk at that tilt and the various joints compensate and track incorrectly.
    That was my first intro to alternatives about which I had been very sceptical.
    Use Curcumin for my arthritic shoulders which traditional anti-inflammatories don’t touch. Much relief but the damage is done so nothing like a cure. In the general course of things I come across lotsa folk who swear by their alternatives.

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