This educational and preventive treatment manual gives you easy-to-use techniques for relieving chronic back pain and rheumatoid joint pain. This new approach to prevention and treatment of back pain is simpler, inexpensive, less dangerous and more effective.
-- Learn the vital information on the mechanics behind your spinal column, the role of the disc and its needs for water
-- Learn the simple body movement that will promote fluid circulation in the disc spaces the twill result in relief of back and sciatic pain.
Dr. F. Batmanghelidj ( "Batman-ge-lij"- who did not wish to be licensed for "practice of pharmaceutic-ally oriented and invasive medicine in the U.S.") received formal medical training at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School (London University) . His research into the phenomenon of pain and water metabolism of the body has dictated a paradigm change in the basic understanding of science applied to the practice of medicine. His views are published in scientific journals. The underlying principles of the recommendations in his treatment procedures are the most current knowledge of anatomy and the science of physiology.
How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain is a practical manual based on the author’s many years of research and numerous clinical observations. The book introduces a new medical technology to treat and prevent back pain and rheumatoid joint pain. * Learn the vital information on the mechanics behind your spinal column, the role of the disc and its needs for water. * Learn the simple body movement that will promote fluid circulation in the disc spaces that will result in relief of the back pain and sciatic pain. * It is simple, safe and inexpensive. Don’t hate yourself for missing out on this information. Dr. Batmanghelidj received his formal medical education at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University. He provides for the layman a clear and comprehensive book on the origins of chronic pain. His clinical and scientific research exposes, for the first time, that recurring “chronic pains” are a signal system of the body indicating severe general or local dehydration. Most of these pains can be relieved simply by drinking enough water. Instead, however, the patient often receives costly pharmaceutical medications which treat rather than cure. In this book, back pain and rheumatoid joint pain as indicators of local chronic dehydration are explained. The mechanisms involving the important role of water in holding the spinal column together are discussed. Based on years of detailed study of the human anatomy and the science of physiology, Dr. Batmanghelidj has devised a new exercise approach for the successful hydration of the disc core, the retraction of the displaced discs, and immediate relief of pain, even sciatica. These exercises are clearly explained and demonstrated, and may be the only way to save yourself from the surgeon’s knife. This book is unlike any other “how-to” book on the market. It is an instructive presentation about the very simple way of finding comfort and relief from two of the most commonly occurring pains of the body low back pain and rheumatoid joint pain.
The Foundation For The Simple In Medicine
In 1983, the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine, a charitable medical research (think tank) foundation, was founded to establish grounds for a change in the present fundamental understanding of the basis on which all human applied research has been done. The present basic assumption in practice of medicine (paradigm) is that it is the physico-chemical properties of ions ( "i-ons" are the purest form of the basic elements, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc.) that regulate the water intake of the human body, and that the substance we call "water," the solvent of the body, performs a passive role to these basic elements and everything else that is dissolved in the same solvent.
Why? Because early in research , it was recognized that solutes (substances that are dissolved in the body fluids) are highly reactive substances. Clinical experience has shown that this assumption cannot be complete , because the human body can become dehydrated as we progress in age. The Foundation for the Simple in Medicine holds the opinion that since the sensor regulators to ion exchanges that regulate the water movement in the human body are proteins, and proteins by nature are obedient in the presence of water, the more free water there is around them, the more efficiently these proteins function. It therefore follows that it must be water that ultimately regulates its own intake.
Clinically , this view can be validated by the fact that people who do not acknowledge thirst even though dehydrated, after a few days of regulating their water intake on a "forced voluntary" basis, will rediscover their thirst sensation -- their body's craving for water. The Foundation for the Simple in Medicine is making another statement which follows the logic of the previous view: Since all functions of the human body are water-dependent, let us revise our approach to medical treatment procedures; let us recognize a primary water regulatory role for the neurotransmitter systems that has been recognized to be involved in the water intake mechanisms of the body. In the medical condition where these systems are being chemically manipulated to make the patient "better," let us try to satisfy the natural urge of these systems for water before there is any chemical interference with their systems' other natural emergency regulatory functions. The systems recognized for water regulation for the body are : serotonergic (which regulates the calcium movement of the cell, and pain registration among many other functions, histaminergic (which regulates cat-i-ons --cations are the basic elements that carry a positive electric charge-- exchange in the cell, also recognized in many other functions, induction of pain and allergy) and renin-angiotensin (which is stimulated into activity by the two previous systems independently and possibly simultaneously, manipulated in hypertension.)
To introduce its ideas into the practice of medicine all over the world, The Foundation for the Simple in Medicine has begun the publication of its scientific views in its own Science in Medicine Simplified (Sci. Med.Simplified), which is periodically printed and distributed to research centers and medical libraries in different parts of the world.
Our Invitation to Worlwide Readers
" Let us lobby together and ask the scientists in medicine to begin the evaluation of the statements dictated by the new paradigm that recognizes the regulatory and reactive hydrolytic functions of water in the human body. Under the new paradigm , you can rest assured , the practice of medicine will become a much gentle preventive, as well as curative , physiological approach to early disease emergence , before the damage is done.
We are most interested in hearing your reactions to this book and invitation, and about results success or relief you may achieve by following the suggestions and exercises presented herein.
If you follow the program and recommendations and do not experience relief, we would like to hear about that as well. the comments of physicians and other health-care professionals will be particularly appreciated.
Please sent comments, reactions, and suggestions to:
Falls Church, Virginia 22043, USA.
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Back Pain, Disc Displacement,
Rheumatoid Joint Pain : Water and Exercise
This educational preventive-treatment manual will deal with chronic back pain and rheumatoid joint pain in language as simple as possible , although the impact of what is being said will eventually fill volumes of written material. The reader is advised not to judge the value of this book by its simplicity of presentation, but should try to evaluate the essence of what is being said. Justification of confused views will always produce voluminous verbiage, particularly when held views have to have an application appeal for the people who are at the receiving end, and if it eventually will mean expensive surgical interferences.
If we are to prevent decompensation and/or achieve relief from pain of disc displacement , we have to make sure that our human body is optimally hydrated so that water can leave the main blood circulatory systems and hydrate the disc core; also, from the front angle of the intervertebral spaces is kept widely open, until corrective restitution to the physical properties and position of the disc have taken place: How do we do this?
You are encouraged to read this book in its entirety; however, a preliminary reading of the first part of the manual will clearly illuminate how it is possible to alleviate the pain and anxiety of back discomfort , mild or excruciating. The more detailed part of the manual should then be read to revise and learn more about the physiology of pain, the cell, the nerves sensitive to pain ; referred pain and/or muscle weakness caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disc; weight and motion and their effect; the foot and its arches; special points about pelvic anatomy and distribution of forces; the relationship of the disc to the vertebra; the disc and its functions; and the cartilage and the joints.
Simple exercises and hydrolic treatment (regulated water intake) are carefully explained.
Here, then, is a guide to the care and preventive treatment of back pain and disc displacement , as well as rheumatoid joint pain.
Chronic Pain : What Does It Signify?
This book started as a simple address of back pain, which, as everyone knows, is a devastating chronic pain of the human body. as my research at the Foundation (The Foundation for the Simple in Medicine) into the phenomenon of pain has steadily progressed, I realized that this book would be incomplete if some explanation on the "other" chronic joint pain of the body -- rheumatoid arthritis -- was not included. After all , most back pain originates at the vertebral joints, and if book was to be a grass-roots approach to pain, rheumatoid joint pain is an equally devastating condition that also deserved discussion. The fundamental explanations about the origin of rheumatoid joint pain are equally simple, and, at the onset, it is even more simply treatable than back pain.
A news item in the 31st July,1990 Health Section of The Washington Post gave me sufficient emotional shock to re-structure this book, which was at that time already in the printer's hands.
A 47-year-old child psychiatrist had been suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis for some time. She had been given the customary medications until she had developed addiction, apparently, and the combination of addiction and pain had totally incapacitated her. She had a daughter of 17, who was brain-damaged and asthmatic, and a son who was bright. The stress in the family setting had become so great that even the housekeeper suffered a heart attack. The psychiatrist's husband, himself a doctor and a prominent cancer researcher, eventually found the situation unbearable enough that he took the lives of his wife and two children and then committed suicide.
To my mind, this tragedy --- along with similar , daily-occurring tragedies, --- stemmed from a most absurd ignorance and the "ostrich" policy of those involved in the politics of medicine. The scientific knowledge that can offer simple solutions to major health problems --- most particularly , at a preventable stage that would not cause severe genetic damage -- does exist.
For the innocent and trusting sick to benefit from the solutions offered within the science of physiology, medicine will need a change of stand by some key policy-makers and the government administrators of health who support the present commercial attitude of the health-care industry; medical professionals will need to give support to alternative ideas and the more plausible science-based solutions to the health problems of the sick. This change of attitude might not serve the profit motivations of the industrial and commercial arms of the health-care institutions, but it should be remembered that simple, nature-serving solutions to major public health problems are less costly to the society they are obligated to serve.