During decades in our country, to be serious about self-curing was reputed as bad form. A patient had to address himself to physicians in any occasion, even in the simplest one, and to follow severely their advices. It wasn't entirely erroneous. And now it remains to be right in relation to medication therapy: it is dengerous to take a medecine without physician's prescription. But to consider such an approach as absolute necessity is also the error. Each attentive person can study his own organism, peculiar and some different from other organisms, can feel and know better than any physician, what for instance he may eat and from what it is better to refuse. And the more significant person's own contribution for his health is, and the less his health depends on outer factors (like chemist's), so the more valuable, more reliable and stable results are expected.
We will discuss here mainly that digressons from the norm (or their prophylaxis) which are gradually and invisibly accumulated during years of unhealthy living way, and which are become apparent only when their sum exceed already some (ivdividual) limit. We will discuss some means which are necessary, though not always enough, to cure of diseases which have already gone into their chronic stage.
Let us analyse, as an example, a situation of benign tumour. A disturbance of metabolic equilibration must be admitted as immediate cause of such a tumour, independently on more profound causes: the blood brings to it more substances than takes away. If the tumour is ablated without changing this tendency, so a new tumour will grow either in the same place or in another. And on the opposite: if the metabolic tendency is inverted, so any ablation may happen unnecessary. From this point of view, a danger of such biostimulators as heat therapy or as massage, which are strictly forbidden for oncological patients by academic medicine, seems to be rather conditional, relative, because a biostimulator doesn't form a tendency but only intensifies that very tendency which has already been formed by the time of stimulating. Thus, while stimulators are a particular and secondary problem of tactics, the tendency (either of tumour growing or its resolution) is a problem of strategy and it concerns not only an organism as a whole but concerns the personality (a person as a whole), and certainly isn't limited, local one.
In order to tumour growing, it's unnecessary even that concentration of some substance in blood would be more than in the tumour. A tumour can seize it actively like as a parasite does. One who suffers from helminthiasis is always hungry. A helminth wins at struggle of food. If the struggle occurs in the level of pure biology (in strata of vivum = astralum + physicum), mostly a helminth turns out better accommodated. It acts here as a robber-professional while an organism-host happens to be a dilettante-victim. But a man, in distinction from an animal, is able to transmit the struggle into the stratum of mentalum. That one will win at total and long starvation, whose psyche level is higher, whose intellect is more powerful.
Only a human being can realize that he makes his parasite to suffers from hunger much more than he suffers himself (even if he suffers). And really, a helminth will leave the intestine even without any helminthagogue when it gets purgative, irritating, poisoning it, instead pabulum.
Situation of tumour is similar. Its sells grow quicker and demand more pabulum (and have it usually) than normal sells. Accordingly, they suffer without pabulum more. Besides, a protractedly starving organism uses for self-feeding first of all foreign, old and impaired sells (next occurs differentiation according tissue kinds: in the first turn fat sells are used; in the last turn nervous are), which leads to organism's rejuvenation, invigoration.
Situations of inflammatory process, of an infection in particular, may be admitted as similar in principle. An infective agent (a pathogenic microorganism) uses its host's organism as nutrient medium, it has no intention to hurt but has no intention to use like a parasite does it. The fact, that products of its vital activity poisons host, is merely side-line effect, indifferent to the agent itself. Bur simultaneously the agent is itself a proteinic body, fit to feed its host. Will infection propagate itself successfully or it will be his food? Who will eat whom? It depends on host state. Two factors are important on the level of organism (vivum). 1) Body cleanness: metabolic wastes ("slag/dross"), not moved away in proper time, may serve as a titbit to an infective agent. By the way, accumulation of the wastes may cause self-poisoning (autointoxication, non-infection inflamation) even without any parasite-pathogene. 2) If a host isn't hungry and has surplus or reserve of nutrition, so a pathogene can use it as well; but if a host is hungry and active, if he is just ready to profit by any eatable thing, so one don't need to envy a pathogene.
In order to real recovery of health, but not only to take chronic disease manifestations away or to damp them down, it's necessary to eliminate phenomena of stagnation, "slag" accomulations at all structure levels from separate sell till whole organism. It is much more important for an adult, not already growing, organism to clean himself from remainders of former food than to get new portions of it.
Often patient's relatives are worried over his anorexia and they try to tempt him with some especially tasty meal. Still quite recently, before ribbon and synthetics had been invented, it was really rather defensible. A meal stimulates the whole GIT (GastroIntestinal Tract) and so provokes its purgation. At that time immediate purgation, colon irrigation was not a simple task, was an unpleasant, painful and laborious procedure even for a person in good health. But today to try to renew the person's natural appetite after purgation is much more logical than to feed him almost by force for purgation – all the same not enough good/full purgation.
Organism's cleaning systems, as colon, kidneys, lungs, skin, have powerful functional reserves which can be activated by fulfilment of definite arrangements. They are very different. There are among them sole ones and whole systems, comparatively young ones and approved during decades or even centuries ones, rather logical and rather paradoxical, but each of them is effective at competent useing.
A program for sanitation should be both individual and complex. Joint using of several methods ensures, as a rule, better result than a sum of separate results: the methods intensify each other. It is advisable to each one that he gets to know as more methods/measures as possible (that he listen to all recommendations), tries to use them for himself and then choose those of them which are really useful to him.
As well, it is advisable that he wouldn't miss such methodical achievements, having become classical, as dietary advices by Ozava and/or Shelton, as hydro-therapies by Kneipp who accented cold and/or Zalmaniov who accented heat in combination with turpentine oil, as yoga-therapy by Shivananda, as breath exercises by Buteiko and/or Strelnikova etc.
CMPS (the Complex of Means for Prophylaxis and Sanitation) is offered below. It contains only those advises which have been approbated in author's own practice. CMPS demands, for entire fulfilling, much time. But entire fulfilling is not really necessary and real fulfilling saves much more time owing to increase of labour efficiency, to reduction of sleeping time, of visiting physicians time etc. It is rather meaningless to take up too much actions/measures at once, especially if a user is weak after illness. Gradualness, yogic method of small doses is preferable (more details of it are in chapter 10). Assimilation of each CMPS new method can pass through sequence of known phases: hard – habitual – easy – pleasant. It will be better to proceed to a next CMPS method (which of them will be the next is individual) only when all the formerr ones have already passed the phase hard.
Often a chronic takes medicines constantly only because of anxiety to refuse them.
It reminds of an anecdote, how indigenes make during a solar eclipse as much noise as they can do in order to scare and drive away the monster who devours the sun. They were afraid to refuse the ritual: maybe then the sun would disappear for ever...
Meanwhile, a medicine, compensating some function of organism or of separate organ, deprives it of necessity to be active, and it makes a vicious circle, a situation of positive feedback. But sharp refuse from habitual medicines is not very good too. It is better to do it guardedly, using the same small doses method. Especially it concernes hormonal and neuroleptic preparations.
Below, in description of CMPS procedures the chief attention is paid to technology, to their physical fulfilment. But the mental aspect of the work, remaining outwardly unimportant backgrownd, is really the factor determining success. Thus, nestiatria with the same actions (physical behaviour) may give different and even opposite results depending on whether the acts are made with doubts of their necessity and vexation for fate, or with confidence in success, enthusiasm and curiosity of a researcher.