"Naturally, you are thinking, if these methods were really any good, doctors would be using them. But it takes time for new ideas to be accepted. Back in Vienna in the 1800s, one doctor had the audacity to suggest to his colleagues that they wash their hands after they finish working on cadavers, rather than using their unwashed hands to deliver babies. He knew this would keep the women and their babies alive, by sparing them infections. But his colleagues ridiculed him. It took them thirty years to catch on and wash their hands. Imagine how many babies died because of such doctors who thought they knew it all?"(Burton Goldberg, Alternative Medicine p7)Since most doctors haven’t heard of this alternative field of Energy Medicine, it’s no wonder you haven’t either. John R. Lee, M.D. expounds on 4 specific reasons: "When people first hear about alternative medical treatments they often ask the obvious question. ‘If this treatment is so effective, why doesn’t my doctor know about it?’ "
#1 Medical students get high grades when they simply repeat in their tests exactly what the teacher wants them to say as opposed to students who question what they are being taught. Thus medical schools become filled with students who are good at adopting given wisdom, but not necessarily good at thinking & questioning, because they have learned to follow precepts handed to them by presumed authorities.
#2 Medical schools have organ-specific departments. The idea of an underlying link between departmentalized diseases is nonexistent in that framework. Nutrition affecting cell function is ignored or derided by department heads.
#3 Doctors are rewarded monetarily for ‘rescue’ medicine that treats symptoms. There is scorn, not rewards for attempts to prevent illness or correct nutritional deficiencies.
#4 Insurance companies require sticking to the model. The definition of ‘malpractice’ is not if it was good or bad, but rather if what was in question is what other doctors in the given locality normally do or prescribe. Also, doctors naturally seek the professional and social approval of their peers, thus perpetuating the status quo.
Candace Pert, Ph.D. adds her witness as to why we may not have heard of this field of help from a scientist’s perspective.
"As a culture we are all in denial about the importance of psychosomatic causes of illness. ... Truly original, boundary breaking ideas are rarely welcomed at first, no matter who proposes them. Protecting the prevailing paradigm, science moves slowly, because it doesn’t want to make mistakes. Consequently, genuinely new and important ideas are often subjected to nitpickingly intense scrutiny, if not outright rejection and revulsion, and getting them published becomes a Sisyphean labor. But if the ideas are correct, eventually they will prevail. It may take, as in the case of the new discipline of psychoneuroimmunology , a good decade, or it may take much longer. But eventually, the new view becomes the status quo and ideas that were rejected as madness will appear in the popular press, often touted by the very critics who did so much to impede their acceptance. Which is happening today as a new paradigm comes into being." (Molecules of Emotion p19-20)I agree wholeheartedly with Burton Goldberg,
"I’m not against mainstream, conventional medicine. The Chinese have a saying about the wisdom of "walking on both feet," which means using the best of Eastern and Western procedures. That’s what I want to see us do. There is no single approach that works for all people, or with all conditions. This goes for alternative medicine as well. Experience shows, that you’re likely to get the best results with a practitioner who has trained in a number of different modalities. There may be many underlying factors influencing your health- nutritional deficiency, poor digestion, toxicity from environmental pollutants, or mental and emotional stress. You want a practitioner who is capable of determining exactly what needs to be done to help you regain health and vitality. You also want an open-minded practitioner who treats you as an individual. What’s good for Harry is not necessarily good for Mary. You are biochemically unique. Here is a most important, optimistic, and totally realistic thought to carry with you. Most everything is reversible. You need only to find the right therapies. Be well!" (Alternative Medicine, p xxxviii)
William Campbell Douglass, M.D. wrote in his book Into The Light "Conventional medicine will not use nontoxic, bioenergetic methods, such as photo-oxidation, because conventional medicine has no concept of altering biological energy flow." (p 4-5) Pioneers in light therapy cured an incredible variety of afflictions. The future of light therapy seemed assured. "At about the same time, however, antibiotic treatment made its debut... since they had the additional advantage (to the medical community) of requiring the production of prescription drugs, they soon became the treatment of choice." (p 9)David Feinstein, PhD says of Energy Psychology that even though it has amazing speed and effectiveness even with difficult cases "The acceptance, as might be expected, of any radically atypical approach has been slow within the broader psychotherapeutic community."
Dr. Douglass also quotes from Dr. Ott in this book, "The positive results obtained from the various pilot experiments ... produced, in each instance, a reaction of doubt and a suspicion of something not much short of witchcraft... To suggest that light entering the eyes could have any biological function other than producing vision was like seriously talking- 40 years ago- of man's footprints some day being on the moon." (p 194) "The idea of shining a specific color on a diseased part of the body for treatment will sound preposterous to most, but think about it: UV and infrared, both invisible parts of the electomagnetic spectrum are already recognized as useful in medicine, so why should anyone be surprised that the rest of the spectrum, ie, visible light, is also useful? Colors are forms of energy just like music notes or .... "
It has taken me a while to gather courage to share our story and new clearing technology in public. I wish now that I had frankly told my daughter's psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors (including High School counselors) about the Energy treatments we were trying. That could have helped someone else by possibly opening minds of professionals sooner. Ghandi said to be the change you want to see in the world. That is my intention now. Therefore, my advice is to let your doctor know all about treatments you are using.