1. Dr. Barrett's 'Quack
Watch' says "Quackery entails the use of methods that are
not scientifically accepted". Are your theorem and reflex
techniques scientifically accepted?
The Profession of Reflexology (ReflexoCure) has a hypotheses that
is grounded in a long history of positive therapeutic results.
Therapeutic heat lamps, percussion machines and probes advocated
by MIR have been utilized with great success by the pioneers of
our profession since the early
1900's. In the USA there is a procedure for 'grand
fathering' health procedures or devices that have been commonly
accepted; which protects them from new legislation that would
impose unnecessary medical regulation. Aspirin and Infrared Lamps
(still used by physical therapists) and percussive massager
machines are three out of hundreds of items that are now public
domain. Since our Photoluminescent Reflex Beamer's fall within
the very broad spectrum of INFRARED
light energy; and Dr. Riley's Percussion Machine was reclassified
by the FDA to an over-the-counter massager; these instruments
have also been deemed safe for use by the general public (as
with aspirin) without a prescription. That doesn't mean, however,
that the three are without dangers if improperly used.
I do declare that "scientifically accepted"
medicines are killing people right now. Statistics released to
the public on 6/1/03 list iatrogenic disease as the number three
killer in the USA. This is a disease induced by misapplied prescription
drugs. And it is physicians who have prescribed them. Over 200,000
a year die from drugs ... just in hospitals. Someday the FDA (who
at one time said the 'science' behind the medical research was
'accepted') may have to pull more drugs from the 'shelf';
because the 'science' behind them will have been proven to be
faulty. Evidently the 'Quack Watch' term "scientifically
accepted" is not definitive. That claim can be misleading
on both sides of the fence. It appears the so-called science of
pharmaceutical companies is oft times deceitful. It seems we may
have to begin to watch out for ourselves or die prematurely. Looks
like it's going to 'boil down to' survival of the cautiously skeptical
and those who pray.
As long as modern medicine fails to employ the
scientific concept set forth by the International Lymphatic Society
regarding the overload and resultant dysfunction of the lymphatic
system as the primary causative factor of disease; their remedies
and techniques will continue to fail because of a misdirected
Terry Polevoy, MD
The MIR Hypotheses of ReflexoCure's (reflexology's)
mechanism of action will be understood by Quack Busters like Barrett
and his Canadian associate Terry Polevoy (who presently has a
lawsuit against him by a chiropractor) when traditional allopathic
researchers finally admit to the mechanism of reflex action. The
response that occurs (negative direct current
of injury/regeneration and piezo electricity) through physical
reflex stimulus (Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager & Nicole's ReflexyCure
probe) which electromagnetic energy so generated is capable of
breaking the sodium-blood protein bond; and releases this identified
congestive blood protein agent (commonly known as mucous) along
with the polluted water; into the dilated lymphatic vessels for
purification in the lymph nodes and return to the blood stream
for recycling or elimination from the body --- the primary cause
of disease has been removed. It is a scientific fact that the
clearing of debris from the interstitium (space between the cells)
will enable oxygen to again access the cells along with vital
nutrients --- then their normal function can be restored. This
returns the cellular Sodium/Potassium Pumps and the Mitochondria
to normalcy, both of which produce electrical energy to run the
cells of each respective part of the body; thus eliminating this
particular causative factor of pain, disease and premature death.
(See REFLEXOLOGY: Definition/Theory
The National Council Against Health Fraud has
not recorded a death in the USA directly due to a reflexocure
aka reflexology treatment in the last 37 years. That's a good
record. So after you've obtained a second medical opinion on your
next big health challenge ... get a third opinion: 'ask a nurse'
or 'ask a reflexologist' or simply ask your Sovereign Creator.
Then follow your own conscience. You'll be glad you did.
I have communicated with Quack Buster Barrett
since the Penn & Teller TV show about his many comments. He
couldn't remember exactly what or when or in relation to whom
he said anything during his interview with SHOWTIME. He fell into
the "I think" defensive mode when responding to my many
questions. Barrett is a semi-retired psychiatrist who has taken
it upon himself to expose medical fraud.
Stephen Barrett, MD
"I think" Barrett's failure to nail
a homeopathic manufacturer for false advertising in a California
Court cost him some money and brought a rebuke from the ruling
judge in the case. The judge evidently put the burden of proof
against the manufacturers accused by Quack Watch, upon Barrett
himself. He hadn't shown any scientific evidence in court to prove
his accusation that homeopathic remedies are a fraud. However,
he requires that same evidence of proof from others to validate
their therapy. I think the judge made a good gesture in behalf
of alternative medicine by throwing Barrett's case out of court.
The burden of proof should be upon the accusers. Innocent until
proven guilty, right?
LAWSUIT ALERT: Dr. Stephen J. Barrett, M.D., The National Council Against Health Fraud, Inc., and Quackwatch, Inc. was sued on June 29, 2010 by Doctors Data, Inc, a Nevada corporation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. The Plaintiff is asking Five Million in damages, and Fifteen Million in Punitive Damages, and a permanent Injuction barring Barrett from talking about Doctor's Data.
STATEMENT OF THE CASE: Doctor's Data, Plaintiff, is a CLIA-certified scientific and medical laboratory in St. Charles, Illinois, in the business of analyzing blood, tissue and other samples for health care practitioners. Plaintiff was the lab of choice for many physician until Dr. Stephen Barret and his minions began defaming Plaintiff on their websites, accusing the lab of intentionally providing false and fraudulent results by applying improper reference ranges to specimen analyses, and conspiring with the physicians from whom they receive the specimens, to committ fraud.
"They that live by the lawsuit will go down by the lawwsuit." I predicted this 'one' clear back in April of 2003. It was inevitable that Barrett would eventually reap what he was sowing. That is the Universal Law of Alaha (God).
Conclusion: I don't "think" Quack Buster
Barrett is much concerned right now about the Modern Institute of Reflexology's new postulate of reflexocure (reflexology).
I never had an opportunity to discuss it with him: and he certainly doesn't have the time right now - with the big lawsuit and the pressures that entails.
2. Does M.I.R. Research
& Development Clinic expose their findings to review by other
scientists? Quack Buster Barrett says you do not!
Quack Buster Barrett spoke in general terms
which lumped Reflexology under Alternative Medicine. He has not
specifically investigated M.I.R., so he really doesn't know the
facts as they relate to us. The truth is that I recently submitted
an abstract on the PHOTO-SYSTEMIC-EFFECT to the educational board
of the North American Association of Laser Therapy for inclusion
into the 2003 Conference. It was rejected.
Dr. Juanita Anders, Ph.D., president of NAALT,
explained the three reasons the board rejected it (I didn't
use the word THEOREM; I employed the word MUCOUS; and recommended
that believing prayer should be offered to all patients).
These objections were considered, the paper corrected and the
abstract resubmitted for final evaluation.
Dr. Anders in her critique also pointed out what
she liked about our clinical observations; especially the "two
markers" of the "sedation-effect"; as evidence
of the moment of photon saturation; which is involved in creating
and then observing the PHOTO-SYSTEMIC-EFFECT; using an artificial
light source. Dr. Anders has volunteered her time to review all
our clinical observations after compilation into a abstract. "In
NAALT the clinicians and scientists need to learn to work together
for the common good of the organization," she exclaimed over
the phone in her conversation with me. And for the good of humanity?
Thereupon I agreed.
3. Quack Buster Barrett's
'Quack Watch' says the cruelest form of quackery is false hope
given to the seriously ill when death is inevitable. Are reflexologists
The average reflexocurist (reflexologist) is
not going to try to save someone in a hospice that has gone there
to die. Most will administer their gift to help the dying come
to grips with the reality of meeting their Maker and getting their
affairs in order. The general consensus indicates that patients
in the agony of a bad death experience finds that reflexology
(reflexocure) soothes and relaxes them; reduces severity of pain;
and occasionally will help restore the dying to life.
I myself, however, will not turn anyone away
from reflexocure treatment that has a desire to get better; regardless
of their condition. Every time I was tempted to refuse someone
because of their degenerate state; I later was glad that I hadn't
turned them away; when they repaired. I have had people with cancer
die; yet I have seen others pronounced healed by their doctors;
when no trace of the existing cancer could be found. I've seen
degenerated vertebrae problems in retired citizens recover 95%;
after only six months of daily self-help and a few professional
treatments. I have seen cataracts regress that were scheduled
for surgery; to the joy of the patient. Yes, the list is endless.
But not every person gets a recovery. Why?
Not every person will experience recovery from
their problem because there are many variable factors involved;
which in some cases require a change of lifestyle. Laws of health
have many times been broken. Even Jesus told people he had healed
to "go and sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you."
Many people will get a reflexology (reflexocure) treatment and
begin to feel 'human' again; but if they don't eliminate the CAUSE
OF THEIR DISEASE; their progress will dwindle to a trickle; and
they will soon become discouraged.
People must be willing to clear their conscience
and get right with their Creator. They must forgive others and
ask forgiveness from those they have wronged. They must begin
to pray for those who have despitefully used them or they will
never get well; much less be ready for the death experience.
As a reflexocurist I remind the patient: The
Creator heals; I help.
In 1959 a surgeon named Dr. Lipscomb, MD, likewise
told me after exploratory spinal surgery; for attempted correction
of a lesion which caused my paralysis: "Son, I have done
all that I can do, God will have to do the rest." (Zachary's
response: Hey bud, what does this god have to do with my surgery?
You are supposed to fix me!!! You are a medical doctor. You have
failed to do your job!)
We would all do well to realized that there is
a law of 'sowing and reaping'; the consequences of which
cannot always be reversed. And yes, there is a Sovereign Creator
to whom we are accountable. Doctors, reflexocurist's, and any
of us in the health professions are limited; by our own shortcomings
and the patients inability to obey their own conscience.
4. Would Stephen Barrett,
MD, of 'Quack Buster' fame classify your web site as "Quacky"?
Robert Baratz, MD National Council Against Health Fraud
Baratz has Barrett help maintain his Website.
Quack Buster Stephen Barrett is the web master
of the National Council Against Health Fraud of which I am a former
member. The creator of NCAHF, William Jarvis, Ph.D., was told
to get it off campus at Loma Linda University where he is a professor;
so Robert Baratz and Stephen Barrett took over the reins.
Barrett says a 'quacky' web site would promote
things that are "nontoxic" - "natural" - "holistic"
or "miraculous treatments." I agree with him that there
is a lot of quackery in the Holistic field, but we have it on
both sides of the fence. But the problem with Quack Buster's Baratz
and Barrett is that their numerous lawsuits against cutting-edge
Holistic health care practitioners are many times unfounded. Their
numerous failures to get a conviction with their "expert
witness" testimony says a lot. Maybe Barrett's Quack Glass
is warped a little?
Let me clarify that the MIR Website doesn't promote
'nontoxic' items, but it is a good idea to generally avoid toxic
substances when you have a choice; whether it is a natural herb
or pharmaceutical drug. We believe a person should follow their
'natural' instincts and obey the Creators natural and spiritual
laws according to their conscience.
We occasionally use the word 'Wholistic' in the
context of dealing with the whole person: Spirit, Soul and Body.
And we don't refer to the results of reflexocure (reflexology)
as being 'miraculous' unless a miracle does occur as a result
of treatment that included believing prayer. We define the normal
results of reflexology (reflexocure) as a SPONTANEOUS HEALING
which is under girded with a scientific, anatomical, physiological
process clearly defined in our Home Study Course. SPONTANEOUS
REMISSION is another term we use to describe the end result of
reflexology's (reflexocure's) mechanism of action advocated by
Dr. Samuel West of Orem, Utah.
5. Stephen Barrett, MD,
of 'Quack Watch' defamed you on Penn and Teller: Bullshit. He
said your reference to 'building the immune system' was not a
valid support of reflexology and called you a 'Quack'.
Tied to Immunity?
Reflexology creates bioelectricity?
Eighteen years ago Mayo Clinic Newsletter published
an article by Jarvis: "10 Ways to Identify a Quack."
The first thing on his list was "a claim to build the immune
system." That may have flown with the public back then, but
since the advent of AIDS the public appreciates the
more than ever. It has become common knowledge that if you have
your spleen surgically removed (major part of your immune system)
you are subject to every little bug that comes along; and could
easily die from a chronic infection.
I want to be fair with Quack Buster Barrett here:
there may be area's of our body that the immune system isn't involved
in protecting. However, defense against cancer cells are likely
to be part of the innate immune response, such as neutrophils,
macrophages and natural-killer cells (Nature Reviews Cancer, Spontaneous
regression of advanced cancer: by Emma Greenwood). Under the subject
of THEOREM we have examined how the
electrical energy created by reflexocure (reflexology) helps to
clear the interstitial congestion that smothers the immune structure
known as the lymphatic system.
What I meant in my TV statement about "building
the immune system": reflexocure procedures will increase
the function of any congested tissue cell group; by helping them
to unload the excessive water and blood proteins (mucous)
which builds up in the space between the cells. Removal of this
congestion by activation of the lymphatic vessels is necessary
in order for the cells to get oxygen and begin to perform their
function again. The immune system can't function with this blockage
in the interstitial space; anymore than you can wash dishes with
a grease filled sponge; or breath through a nose closed off with
sinuses that are bulging with excessive mucus (that is feeding
a meta colony of bacteria) and in a decayed state of putrid fermentation.
We need to keep our lymphatic drain system opened so we can FLUSH
6. SHOWTIME'S Penn &
Teller: Bullshit ridiculed you for claiming reflexology helps
give relief of stress. They had 'Quack Buster' Barrett state that
stress was a vague, indefinable condition that most 'alternative'
practitioners used to claim validity for their otherwise deficient
contributing factor ... stress?
I really can't figure out where Quack Buster
is coming from on this one. A person that has a buildup of tension
in the body knows it. They feel an internal pressure. This produces
what is called stress. Pain itself is associated with stress.
Stress is a medically recognized problem that is treated with
various prescription drugs; surgeries; psychiatry; Priestly counseling;
and even reflexology. Dr. Coodley at the University of California
says: "Stress is a major contributing factor in 100% of all
disease; and nobody is immune." Who is Barrett trying to
kid about an indefinable"stress"?
If a person is out of step with their own conscience;
they will be burdened by guilt. Guilt will produce poisons that
create the seedbed of stress and disease symptoms. If a person
is angry it will also release poisons in their body; which will
likewise cause the pores in the capillaries to dilate. Dilated
capillary pores will let excess water and blood proteins into
the space between the cells. If this isn't drained off by the
now constricted lymphatic vessels; the buildup of this mucoid
debris and rapidly polluting water will block oxygen to the cells;
and death will begin to set in to that area of congestion. The
death state can produce severe stress symptoms: hyperventilation;
hot or cold sweats; tremors; dizziness; headache; nausea; vomiting;
seizure and ultimately death itself. People that experience stress
are being gripped by the death state at the cellular level.
Full Spectrum Reflexology addresses this problem
at its root: Excessive water and blood proteins (similar to
ovalbumin or egg white) in the
interstitial space. How? By creating negative direct current and
piezo/static electricity which you create by simply walking barefooted
on the beach or gravel driveway; or artificially simulating the
K1 by application of Dr. Riley's Massager or dynamic ReflexyCure
probe pressure to the bottom of the feet. This newly generated
bioelectricity in turn breaks the sodium/blood protein congealed
state; which has been flooding the space between the cells. Now
these liberated protein particles and contaminated water can flow
into the reactivated lymph vessels; for purification in the lymph
nodes and return to the blood stream. Oxygen can enter the cell
once again. Now normal function returns to the cells. Guess what?
Pain and stress caused from oxygen deprivation and cell death
disappears. You're cured? How long will it last? Only until you
restart the cycle by poisoning yourself again with negative emotional
7. Quack Buster Barrett
said any treatment that has 'no side effects' will not be an effective
treatment for anything! He strongly implied that reflexology is
not effective since most reflexologists claim no side effects?
It is true that some gentle forms of reflexocure
(reflexology) will have very little negative reaction. However,
soft touch reflexocure (reflexology) will sometimes produce fairly
However, Full Spectrum Reflexology has a long
list of possible reactions and side effects; and a reputation
for powerful benefits. Hence a recipient of reflexocure is required
to sign a FULL DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT
I have given many a free demo to people who never
came back for their second treatment. Years later when our paths
cross I found out they were cured? Conversely, I have had patients
that never came back because the side effects scared them; in
spite of the fact that they read and signed the full disclosure.
I always guarantee results: You will either be
better or worse following a reflexocure (reflexology) treatment.
That is the result of the dynamic power of Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager
(DRUMmer) action on the K-1 combined with REFLEX PHOTOLUMINESCENSE.
Excellent results are not good for paying my overhead, but they
are good for the recipient of reflexocure (reflexology) treatment.
For lasting results the recipient should follow through with self-help
and a few lifestyle changes.
8. Barrett's 'Quack Watch'
says that FDA approval of "anything" requires evidence
that the likelihood of benefit far exceeds the probable harm.
What says the FDA about reflexology?
In December of '93 Obstetrics & Gynecology
Magazine published Bill Flocco's Randomized Control Study of Treatment
for PMS Symptoms using Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology.
Student Patty Bachman was interviewed about PMS
and Reflexology on
Denver TV's Channel 9. Bill Flocco's study was the issue.
Following publication Bill told me: "As
we continued to refine the data some of the results were running
as high as 95% effective." This study stopped the critical
mouth of the medical establishments more intelligent elite: they
left the dirty work up to organizations like NCAHF and Quack Watch.
Benefit has been firmly established in the USA by publication
of Flocco's PMS study.
There are many studies around the world besides
Flocco's that show benefit. But what is the probable harm of reflexology
(reflexocure)? The best measure of literal harm (outside of
gross neglect) is the ability to obtain malpractice liability
insurance. If a practitioner of 'anything' can obtain viable insurance
to cover probable 'harm' to the patient, then this is his assurance
to the FDA, the public, the medical profession and the recipient
of the therapy's margin of safety.
All practitioners at MIR Research & Development
Clinic, instructors at the Institute, and all students of the
Home Study Program (excluding those in Alaska and New Jersey)
are fully covered by a professional liability insurance policy
issued by Allied Health Association. This policy is underwritten
by Axis Insurance Company (rated by AM Best as an A Superior insurance
company). MIR Graduates are entitled to receive the same policy
which covers the Institute's full spectrum of tools and techniques.
9. Quack Buster Barrett
said that 'alternative' practitioners support their therapies
with faulty scientific studies and unrelated references to give
an impression of scientific validity. You claim Flocco's study.
Is that all there is?
Through my association with WALT, NAALT
and ASLMS I have become aware of the scientific method, research
protocol and investigative integrity; and have observed the lack
of same in the modern university systems through the eyes of a
Ph.D. cellular biologist. He finally quit the research profession
after becoming convinced that most research funding could be better
spent on supplying food, clothing and shelter to those lacking
these necessities. His name is Scott Olsen, Ph.D.
Dr. Olsen is a graduate of M.I.R. and has volunteered
his time to help consolidate the Institute's clinical findings
and prepare for a Randomized Study of various Full Spectrum Reflexology
Techniques. We also have the offer of review from Dr. Juanita
Anders, Ph.D., Uniformed Services University Hospital in Bethesda,
MD. M.I.R. is on the leading edge of research and pushing for
a bent towards preventive medicine in the tradition of Thomas
Edison: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine,
but will interest his patient in care of the human frame, in diet,
and in the cause and prevention of disease."
10. Quack Buster Barrett
said reflexology can harm those that have serious medical problems
by diverting them from proven methods.
What's really proven?
MD's don't guarantee their results!
Folks who come to M.I.R. Clinic (that have
serious medical problems) are required to fill out a medical
history. In some cases cooperation with their doctor is necessary
so as not to complicate their medical treatment. I referred an
internal medical doctor's wife for an MRI when her symptoms continued
to recur two days after treatment.
The MRI revealed the buildup of a calcium deposit
(osteophite) inside spinal column (neck injury from
a car wreck) putting pressure on the cord: problem diagnosed.
It took a combination of medicine and daily self-help reflexology
to maintain balance; neither therapy alone would keep her functional
and pain free: treatment prescribed.
When I am called into a case after medicine has
failed to cure; I have had physicians tell me face to face: "At
this point anything you do will be right."
Oh! The man is going to die with brain cancer!
Your prognosis is death? You have treated him with your accepted
medical method? Now that your treatment has failed; it's all right
for me to treat him? Nothing I do at this time of your patients
impending death can be considered as wrong? If that is the case:
then here is my suggestion!
Next time why not let me treat the patient first.
If I fail ... then you can come in and do your thing. At that
point anything you do will be right!!! If he dies while under
your care; it was inevitable. You need feel no blame or responsibility
for his death.
Hey? With your cancer numbers no better than
they are: Let's try reflexocure (reflexology) techniques first
... not last. We know for certain that the reflexocure treatment
itself will not kill him. If the patient does die, however, reflexocure
prayerfully administered will help him die with less pain and
greater peace with some dignity.
11. Quack Buster Barrett
said reflexology lacks genuine answers and has no method for finding
them. Do you claim to have answers? Are they not genuine?
MD money back guarantee? No!
that being disingenuous?
I have never been accused of not being genuine
by a patient. They may not have liked my bedside manner; because
I am maybe too genuine. Too honest. But people need to hear the
truth. Most want to know the probability of recovery. The problem
When you tell the patient that it may take six
months to a year to find their health. When you tell them there
are changes they need to make in their life style: diet, exercise,
deep breathing, prayer. When you tell them it might take two years
for recovery depending on their age and length of dysfunction.
When you tell them there may be no full recovery due to the level
of degeneracy. The problem of genuineness? Yes, there are some
who may not like what they hear.
A genuine answer is able to point to the cause
of the disease and encourage not only recovery, but preventive
measures once health has been regained. A genuine answer will
include the need to invite the Sovereign Creator into the problem;
and help the patient determine if conscience has been violated.
A genuine practitioner will ask the recipient if he would like
to be prayed with for his situation.
My Motto is: The Creator heals ... I help!!!
To be less is to be disingenuous.
12. What's with these
experimental devices mentioned in the Full Disclosure Statement.
Any device that has not been approved by the
FDA has to be labeled as an "Experimental Device". We
are simply giving full disclosure before treatment. Some people
ask about the device, but most don't. They seem to have a trust
from the first moment of encounter. That old 'first impression'.
Others who didn't like the full disclosure statement have simply
handed me the clipboard, stood up from the couch, and walked out
In 36 years I have had about 12 people walk
out on me. After reading the FULL DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT you will
appreciate why that number is so low. It is specifically blunt.
(Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager aka the DRUMmer
was an approved medical device for clearing lungs, but to be sold
by the INSTITUTE the FDA had to reclassify it as an over-the-counter
Technically, probes are no more experimental
than a pebble or rock or stick someone might step on in the course
of walking bare footed. In reality probes are an archetype reflex
stimulus technique and therefore outside of FDA approval requirements.
13. Quack Buster Barrett
said that reflexologists take advantage of sick peoples desperation.
How do you respond to that?
doctors get paid if patient dies under treatment?
I have invited all "Quack Busters"
and SHOWTIME'S Penn & Teller to come to M.I.R. Clinic for
a FREE treatment. "Let me show you what we do here!"
That is a standing invitation to them or anyone else that has
never experienced dynamic reflexocure techniques. A FREE sample
on the house!!! And when we are finished ... if you are unhappy
with the treatment ... I'll give you $5 for your trouble. Two
weeks later: if you are disgruntled about your first professional
treatment; we will give you your money back. In 36 years I have
refunded money for three recipients. That was in response to a
satisfaction money back guarantee.
One day a physical therapist called 'in desperation'
for help. She had to quit her job in California due to mental
instability. "I came home to live with my parents. I want
to come in for a treatment to see if it will help!!!"
I interviewed her on the phone and said, "I
will make an appointment for you in one week. Not today, because
you are grossly dehydrated. The treatment wouldn't do you any
good in that condition. Gradually increase your water consumption
from 2 to 8 glasses of water a day between now and your appointment.
Call before you come in."
One week later she called, "I am healed!!!
You were right!!! I was dehydrated!!! I don't need a treatment
now!!! What should I do about my appointment?"
Isn't that great? Now, how was she taken advantage
of by me? If anything ... she took advantage of me. Got my free
advice and ran? No, out of gratitude she called. So I suggested
she come in and we could talk while I gave her a treatment for
the experience of it. "That way you can pay me for my counsel
and get a ReflexoCurist blessing along with it."
Well, she came in and we had a great time. Never
saw her again.
Alexander W. Brinkerhoff, MD
Allow me to mention my great, great grandfather
Alexander William Brinkerhoff. He was an inventor who devised
his own techniques to treat rectal disease: hemorrhoids, polyps,
fistulas. Driven by his own need for a cure of a chronic condition
of hemorrhoids, inventor Brinkerhoff designed a rectal speculum
which opened the rectum to the light of day. He then used herbal
compounds to inject into the hemorrhoid; which caused it to shrink
and disappear. He treated one hemorrhoid a month and guaranteed
a cure or you didn't pay. "NO CURE NO PAY" was his claim
that resounded throughout Ohio and the surrounding states.
Dr. Brinkerhoff was an Ohio pioneer of the 1800's
who had no formal education. He was self educated and had over
30 patented inventions. Most everyone in the 1860's had a problem
of the rectum (much strain from manual labor and clearing the
land for farming); and nearly everyone wanted a cure. After 10,000
successful non surgical treatments without a single patient death
(physicians killed one out of nine patients with their 'barbaric'
rectal surgery) my great, great grandfather was addressed by his
patients as "Dr. Brinkerhoff."
The other medical doctors called Brinkerhoff
a quack and bound themselves by an oath to put him out of business.
They barred him from the medical society and lobbied for restrictive
licensing legislation to crowd him out of business in the State
of Ohio. But he turned the table on them and showed them to be
the quacks that they were. Within 6 years he had given 80,000
treatments without a death and had become wealthy from sales of
his patented herbal medicines and instruments. The medical fraternity
finally accepted his system of treating hemorrhoids. Medical doctors
were soon applying his techniques in every state of the Union
and by the 1880's Dr. Brinkerhoff (as he was also recognized in
the press) had become one of the most highly respected residents
of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Who Are the Quacks?
A. W. Brinkerhoff - 1880
every man entitled M.D. is, or ever will be, a doctor!
Too many of them shoot at random, and they are the gentlemen
who most cry quack, quack! They are men of no genius,
no common sense, no brain power, yet they are members of the
Association ... regular.
a physician knows he is giving no value received for the money
he receives, and confidence reposed in him, he should direct
his suffering patient to where the cure can be secured, or,
like an honest man, go himself and become possessed of the means
to do what he knows other men can do, and end his quackery!
Alas, the vast majority of physicians are governed by jealousy
and egotism! Still, there are many honorable exceptions. However,
when a stranger comes amongst them who can and does cure such
maladies without even a failure, without any knowledge on their
part of his practice, such, at once, cry, Quack!
Actually, they should have been well informed in relation thereto
... SHOULD HAVE BEEN TREATING CAUSES INSTEAD OF EFFECTS.
best mechanics are often those who never learned a trade: our
best statesmen not those with the most education; our best lawyers
are men of sense! So in the Medical profession. Some of our
mothers are better doctors than some ... yes, many graduates!
For complete story see: Diseases of the Rectum
& Physicians Monitor, by A. W. Brinkerhoff, Upper Sandusky,
Ohio, 1880, and other local newspaper articles of that time period
A. W. Brinkerhoff's original rectal speculum
is still being used by a physician at Scripps-Howard Clinic. He
asked my father during a physical: "Are you related to A.
When my father answered in the affirmative the
doctor replied, "Well, I am going to take a quick look into
your colon with his rectal speculum."
14. Quack Buster Barrett
lumps reflexologists with chiropractors who have you coming back
for 20 or 30 treatments; taking money for medically useless treatments.
you have a good point there.
Even a cursory reflexocure treatment has produced
powerful results as part of short presentations that I have made
before small classes at beauty colleges or massage therapy courses.
Often a 15 second treatment to the hypothalamus/pituitary reflex
has relieved headaches and pain in the neck or back within minutes.
Based on the information presented in this Website it is reasonable
to assume that a treatment given to a supposedly healthy person
could be considered an act of preventive medicine. Therefore every
treatment is laced with some degree of value to the recipient.
Useless treatments? How so? If a person just
wants to be pampered or find relaxation ... could that be considered
a useless medical treatment? If a chiropractic adjustment simply
makes me feel better ... and I am willing to pay ... what is the
harm? Does it do harm to "pop" the bubbles in the synovial
fluid in my joints? I think not ... unless I have a tendency to
osteo arthritis which could be aggravated by continual distention
of the joints.
But what about those series of 20 to 30 to 40
treatments? Are they really necessary? In some cases I would say
yes and in others, no. As a reflexologist I would assign reflexology
self-treatment to be done every day. If a chiropractor would recommend
reflexology it could cut a series of chiropractic treatments from
50 to just 5 .... in some cases. But each case has to be taken
on an individual basis. I have given up to 20 treatments in series
with excellent results which could not have been obtained in 5
sessions. The problem with most people? They are not consistent
with their daily self-treatment at home.
Most ReflexoCurist's (Reflexologists) and Chiropractors
are independent contractors who rely on clientele to pay the overhead.
Repeat business is necessary to make a profit. The more overhead
... the higher the rate and/or the more repeat business you need
to cover your debt. I run a business but I don't string people
out for 10 or 20 treatments unless necessary or if they are loaded
with money and need to spend it. Neither do I make a profit in
my clinical business because of the high overhead which I justify
due to shared rental expenses with the INSTITUTE.
Classical reflexology example:
I had a Chinese lady come from Loveland, CO for a treatment. She
had been medically diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was in desperate
condition; unable to sleep more than two hours at night. When
I showed her a chart depicting the K1 point that I intended to
activate; she seemed to revive as she said, "Oh yes, Chinese
Sleep Point, very good, very good."
After a dynamic 1 1/2 hour
reflexocure treatment she felt so good she bought a PHOTOLUMINESCENT
REFLEX BEAMER V-5 to use at home. I showed her how to stimulate
(Nicole's ReflexyCure probe)
the K1 meridian point on the bottom of the foot for self-help.
As she prepared to pay her bill for the treatment and the instruments,
she stated that she wanted to make a deal with me.
"I wan to geev you money for 10 trement",
she said. "You geev me good deal!!!"
It was a long drive from Loveland. Her husband
had to bring her. I thought about the situation and responded:
"You have tools to help yourself. Go home and use your
new BEAMER V-5; and use the K1 stimulator (Nicole's ReflexyCure
probe). You can do it yourself. Save your money for children.
If you need me to help, then you should come back."
She left that day a positive person. She wasn't
whining and crying anymore. Her husband was even smiling. He had
saved some money too. Oh!! I should mention. She hasn't come back
or even called in over 5 years. Things must be going well with
her now. I cut 10 treatments down to one ... and I felt good about
that. Still do. No regrets.
our era, the road to Holiness
necessarily passes through
the world of action.
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Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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