All orthodox publicly accepted systems of healing have limitations. These limitations exist largely because of the lack of understanding of the interrelatedness of all functions of the human body. Healing arts involving bodily manipulations.
Drugs" are essentially chemicals designed to alter the natural behavior of cells and various bodily processes. The presumption is that our cells are functioning badly and that these chemicals will correct their undesirable behavior. But chemical alteration of bodily processes can be extremely harmful, and therefore we are told not to take them except when prescribed or administered by a licensed practitioner. The average person is not even allowed to purchase most of these drugs without a prescription, so dangerous are they considered to be! When any person (or group, be it ever so prestigious!) attempts to put a man-made system above God and His healing plan, the results are bound to be failure, even disaster. Licensed medical practitioners alone are permitted legally to prescribe a large variety of essentially destructive drugs to anyone who comes for help. Does this permission imply that these practitioners are so wise that they can know all of the effects of these drugs upon each person for whom they are prescribed? Does it suggest that they are above the law and that a dangerous drug suddenly becomes safe because the doctor prescribes it? Can he make an unsafe drug safe? Does he have the God-given powers greater than the powers of the "poisons"? (Think about it. Isn't this what they are — poisons?) How can he make potentially death dealing drugs suddenly harmless and healing at the same time? The facts are that nothing the doctor can do will change the true nature of drugs and poisons. They remain the same regardless of how advanced toward the Divine he may consider himself to be. All forms of medication have their dangerous side effects. If there were no other way, then the hope of possible correction might be worth taking such dangerous risks. But since there are other ways, truly this archaic and destructive system has no justifiable reason for further use. Very likely the reader has discovered in his own experience that once reliance on the drug way has begun, rarely can it be stopped or the healing completed. The treatment goes on and on and the dosage increases as the regular dose becomes less and less effective to relieve the suffering. Only temporary relief is in sight — the pain is still there and the diseased condition remains. We are told we must "learn to live with our diseases." The reluctance of the medical profession to seek out and exhaust the possibilities of natural methods has been the strongest incentive to encourage other people to investigate this field. Surely the simple, natural, and easy way is always the best — particularly since it works! As alternative healing methods emerged the medical practitioners were growing in power, and their leaders realized that laws must be made to protect them from competition. Laws were indeed enacted, but competition came anyway.
Thousands of sufferers found that they needed more than medicine had to offer. It was their search and need which led to the development of other systems. Those utilizing alternative methods of healing were prosecuted as frauds even though they helped many people solve their health problems. Even licensed medical practitioners were prosecuted for using methods not approved by their profession. The more they helped people, the more they were prosecuted. People continued to search out and go to other systems to find the help they needed because medicine did not give them what they wanted. Even though organized medicine used the laws to defeat competition, the people continued going to other systems. They knew what they wanted and would not be denied. Had the medical profession been right, competent to heal and give all the answers, then there would be no need or place for competition. The medical profession has constantly used placebos that have little or no value in the healing process. The Food and Drug Administration has said repeatedly that a large proportion of the drugs used by doctors have little or no ability to heal the conditions for which they are used. Is not the irresponsible use of drugs (or placebos) the real fraud? Does it become legal — or moral — to use drugs just because one has a license to practice medicine? A fraud is a fraud, regardless of who perpetrates it, particularly when the patient is paying a high price for a useless product. Another aspect of medical practice, noted briefly previously, consists of those doctors who began to experiment with the possibility of healing by cutting out diseased or affected parts. This seemed a quick and practical solution to many problems. Specialization gradually developed and highly skilled surgeons became the elite in the medical field. From apparent, and sometimes dramatic, "successes" (i.e., heart transplants — how successful really?), came inflated egos and distorted thinking that all human malfunctions could be solved by cutting in and cutting something or anything out. It became a form of mania. They even had to operate to see if they needed to operate! The end results, or the side effects, of the operation were rarely considered; the doctor had done his job well and what happened after that was not his concern. "The operation was a success but the patient died!" The operation was successful and the mere fact that the victim might be left crippled maimed, and miserable was not considered either before" or after the operation. If the first operation was not enough and further changes were necessary — in the doctor's opinion — then a second or a third were often done. In many cases there was still a problem, or other problems or side effects, that had no answers. This was lamentable but unavoidable. The surgeon had done his job and the patient must live with it. Drugs and medication, frequently more and more potent narcotics, were offered as relief.