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Nov 19 2010

A Story of Babies in Pain and the Barbaric Malpractices of Medicine

Published by under Health

Babies have been studied for their reaction to pain since at least 1925 (Sherman & Sherman) possibly earlier. Between that time and the 1980’s many similar experiments were done that established that yes; babies do experience pain to their arms, legs, calves, toes and other parts of the body from scratches and pin pricks. Any mother could have told them this throughout the history of the human race. But of course we are talking about modern medical science here and anecdotal evidence from a mother is not acceptable. But because of the work of Sherman and Sherman in 1925 modern medicine is aware that yes, infants do experience pain.

 

Well science never got its own message that babies feel pain. Infants from premature up to 15 months old have had major surgery performed on them without the aid of anything to relieve their pain for over a century. The only thing given to babies during the operations they received was Curare. Curare is a powerful drug with life threatening side effects which paralyzes the infants so they cannot move or cry out. So, all that those thousands of babies could do was lay there without even the ability to cry during the horror of their operations. And it is now known that many died from the shock of what happened to them. And it is anyone’s guess as to how much psychological trauma they suffered later in life from this horrendous experience.

 

What is even more distressing is that during at least the last 50 years or more the pain could have been alleviated by the more modern and accurate use of anesthetics. But science moves slowly and some scientific minds move even slower unless prodded by the public and the justice system. So it was not till 1985 that this disgusting procedure was finally brought to light (see below) and as far as is known has been stopped.

 

This ghastly practice would probably still be in use today if it were not for an open heart operation performed on the Jeffrey Lawson baby in 1985. Their baby had holes cut into his neck, another hole in his chest, his ribs pried apart and various other operation techniques performed while totally aware but paralyzed. He went into shock that night after the operation and died 5 days later. His mother discovered what had happened to her baby and with a great deal of effort, research and the help of the media brought most of this horrendous practice to a halt.

 

Obviously this barbaric practice could and should have been stopped long before Jeffrey’s ordeal, (see ‘Standards of Practice and the Pain of Premature Infants, by Jill R. Lawson). But even years later after the Jeffery Lawson case there were still doctors who were under the misconception that babies do not feel or forget that they experienced pain.   This is from an article printed 12 years after the Jeffery’s case. “Circumcision Study Halted Due to Trauma, CNN Health, December 23, 1997, Up to 96 percent of the babies in the United States and Canada receive no anesthesia when they are circumcised, according to a report from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.” The results of the study were so compelling that the doctors took the unusual step of completely stopping the operations rather then subjecting any more babies to the pain of circumcision without anesthesia. 

 

The CNN report goes on to say, “One of the reasons anesthesia is not used, the study found, is the belief that infants feel little or no pain from the procedure. It has also been argued that injecting anesthesia can be as painful as circumcision itself, and that infants don’t remember the procedure, anyway. But there are those who find that reasoning difficult to believe, and Dr. Arthur Gumer is one of them. “To say that the baby doesn’t remember it is not an adequate excuse to me, he said. Babies experience other painful procedures and we worry about that, and we do give them anesthetics for those procedures (see Dr. Gumer’s video “Does Amputation Harm Babies”).”Three years later, McGill Reporter, Volume 32: 1999-2000, January 13, 2000, What do Babies Feel? by Tim Hornyak, “I think it’s close to 50 per cent of male infants that are circumcised for non-religious reasons,” says Professor Celeste Johnston. “I’ve been to a briss, and at least they hold the child and let it suck on a cloth dipped in alcohol and honey, which probably elicits the endorphin system. It’s a very different thing than in the hospital, when these kids are plunked down on a plastic board and strapped spread-eagled to it. Really, it’s barbaric.”

 

So a total of 15 years after the Lawson case there were still cases where infants were subjected to operations known and unknown where no anesthesia or pain medication was used. Wherever you live in this world protect your baby and your peace of mind by finding out the exact procedures that will be used during any operation on him or her. Your doctor will only respect you for your caring parental attention to the details of your baby’s safety.

 

An aphorism attributed to the German physicist Max Planck considered the founder of the nordstrom quantum theory is a fitting end to this article at , but you can read it www.cutterweldermaestro.com “that science doesn’t progress because scientists change their minds, but rather because scientists attached to erroneous views die, and are replaced.”

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Nov 03 2010

The Turkey Rhubarb Root and Formula

Published by under Health,Herbs

Originating from northwest China and Tibet, Rhubarb has been used in medicine for more than 2,000 years and is considered one of the strongest herbs in Chinese Medicine.    The Chinese call the root Da huang, which means ‘big yellow’ which is the color of Rhubarb’s tinctures and decoctions.   Its use gradually spread through India, reaching Europe during the Renaissance overland via Asia Minor – hence the common name, Turkey rhubarb.    The plant was a favorite remedy with early Persian and Arabian physicians.    The Rhubarb grown for cooking and eating is usually r. rhabarbarum, an 18th-century cultivar according to http://howtomakeyourboobsgrowbigger.com/breast-enhancement-pills.

 

Turkey rhubarb has an organ-affinity with the intestines and colon and so assists them in their function.   The parts of Rhubarb used are its roots and stalks and its effectiveness is controlled by the amount taken.  When taken in small doses, it has a tonic effect as a blood builder and blood cleanser.  It increases salivary and gastric flow, improves appetite and cleanses the liver by encouraging bile flow.    Rhubarb, by its cleansing action, encourages the healing process of duodenal ulcers and enhances gallbladder function.

 

The primary chemical constituents of Rhubarb include anthraquinones, chrysophanol, emodin, physcion, sennidine, rheidine, palmmidine, tannins, catechin, gallic acid, oxalic acid, rutin, phytosterol, and calcium oxalate. It is the anthraquinones that contribute to the laxative and purgative properties of Rhubarb, yet the tannin content helps balance those properties, and even stops diarrhea. Chinese research is investigating Rhubarb’s ability to possibly inhibit cancer cells.

 

The principal energetic health properties of turkey rhubarb are found in its roots. These roots are regularly utilized to detoxify and cleanse the body. The roots from second and third year plants should be used because they have reached their maximum effectiveness as purgative agents for cleansing and detoxing.

 

In large doses, Rhubarb can be used for emptying the bowels thoroughly.  Rhubarb supports the colon as a laxative in constipation and as an astringent in case of diarrhea.    The A-factors (anthraquinones) of this herb differ somewhat from those of Cascara Sagrada – only some of them reach the large intestines intact, while others are re-absorbed in the small intestine, and later released into the large intestine.    The timing of the absorption of Rhubarb is thus displaced to some degree from other popular laxative agents, thereby promoting longer and smoother activity of the complete system.    It should be noted that consumption of Rhubarb Root may color the urine yellow or red, but this is not concerning. In small amounts, Rhubarb Root is used for relief of diarrhea.   Rhubarb is also helpful to prevent and to eliminate hemorrhoids.

 

The Turkey Rhubarb Formula

 

Dr. John Ray Christopher (1909 to 1983), created the Turkey Rhubarb formula along with an estimated 50 other herbal formulas.   He was considered the premier authority in the use of herbs and natural healing techniques in the United States.    A Thomsonian herbalist, Dr. Christopher wrote numerous books on herbalism and he was the founder of The School of Natural Healing.

 

The Turkey Rhubarb Formula can liberate your body from the accumulated toxins and poisons that can bring on distress while leaving you feeling healthier than you have in years. This formula is a moderate, efficient, non addictive combination of time proven herbs. It Sanitizes and Sooths the colon and gastrointestinal tract while removing old fecal matter. This powerful yet gentle herbal formula has a tonic effect on the body and mind while the herbs build and cleanse the blood.

 

This formula encourages consistent, natural and thorough bowel movements:

Turkey Rhubarb root, Cascara Sagrada bark, Senna leaf, Psyllium seed, Barberry root bark, Cape Aloe leaf, Slippery Elm inner bark, Habanero Cayenne pepper.

 

Note:

It is generally considered a mild laxative that produces a soft stool six to ten hours after ingestion. Rhubarb is especially well suited for children since it is very mild in action.   We suggest the syrup form of this formula for children called Colon Cleanse Syrup.

 

Uses:

Amenorrhea, Anemia, Boils, Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestion Aid, Dysentery, Dysmenorrhea, Gallbladder, Headaches, Hemorrhages (internal), Hepatitis, Jaundice, Liver Problems, Menstruation (promotes), Skin Eruptions (boils/pustules), Stomach, Ulcers (duodenal), Worms (ring/pin/thread)

 

Turkey rhubarb is a component herb of the famous anti-cancer blend Essiac, along with sheep sorrel, slippery elm and burdock root.

 

Contraindications:

This product is not recommended during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding as it can loosen the infant’s bowels. Do not use when the colon is already empty or the astringent properties may cause colon discomfort. Using Rhubarb Root may temporarily cause the urine to appear yellow or red, but this is a common occurrence and no cause for alarm.   Do not take rhubarb or any other stimulant laxative if you take Lasix (furosemide); the combination can lead to potassium depletion.

 

Note: Use only the root and stalk in herbal preparations.   The Rhubarb leaves are considered poisonous as they contain a high quantity of oxalic acid in them, posing a danger for both man and animal.

 

Sources:

Little Herb Encyclopedia, by Jack Ritchason; N.D., Woodland Publishing Incorporated, 1995

The Ultimate Healing System, Course Manual, Copyright 1985, Don Lepore

A Thai Herbal, by C. Pierce Salguero, Published by Findhorn Press, 2003

The Complete Medicinal Herbal, by Penelope Ody, Published by Dorling Kindersley

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