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Three medical cures announced in ten years and the medical world responds with stunned silence!

I'm not surprised that like any other discovery made by mankind over the millennia, my announcement of the cure for dry eyes and eye strain has been greeted with stunned silence from the medical community.

I've experienced this – being totally ignored by those who are supposed to be genuinely interested in curing humanity of its diseases and pain – earlier as well.

Cure for RSI

When I put out the cure for RSI a few years ago on the internet, there was no flurry of excitement among the medical community. No doctor cared to ask me what exactly had worked and why. 

That is natural since not only would thousands of doctors have lost their jobs (the cure does NOT involve going to doctors),  but many hand surgeons would have become redundant (the cure does NOT involve surgery), and most physios, chiropractors, homeopaths, ergonomists, alexander and feldenkrais "experts" would have gone out of business. BILLIONS of dollars would have been lost and these people forced to do something PRODUCTIVE because the solution to a chronic and difficult problem for mankind has now been found and put out on the internet FREE of cost.

I find that doctors not only don't have the answers to MOST of humanity's health problems but they HATE this simple truth. And, indeed, they hate the Truth. Period.

Above all, they hate the idea that an ordinary patient, with due diligence and the exercise of critical thinking, has found out the remedy that they DID NOT KNOW ABOUT, and is now disseminating it FREE of cost!

Heel pain

Later, I put out a cure for chronic and debilitating heel pain. Millions of people experience this problem but most doctors have NO cure for this. I have. Upon finding the solution, I put it out there on the internet for FREE. Were this solution to be made widely known, thousands of physios would go out of business (and millions of doctors would have less work do to).

And so there was no excitement, no dissemination of that solution widely. Doctors and physios HATE the truth. Not even the government medicare and other systems – which are held hostage by doctors and their monopolistic associations.

Eye strain solution

My eye strain remedy works like magic. It is the sixth day now, and I'm so close to normal that I can't even begin to describe it. Almost 95% normal. And NO EYE SPECIALIST is needed to cure this problem. Not even an ordinary MBBS doctor.

Clearly, no wave of enthusiasm has greeted the announcement of this remedy. Half the opthalmologists in the world would now become redundant (this problem accounts for HALF the visits to opthalmologists every day), and the billion dollar eye-drops businesses would collapse.

No wonder there is no excitement!

Satyameva Jayate (the truth triumphs)

The only good thing is that the truth always prevails in the end.

Fortunately, my solution for RSI is now the #1 website you will find when you type in "rsi cure" on a search engine (or words to that effect). It receives over 70 visits each day from people in pain, who want to find a solution after WASTING thousands of dollars on doctors and hundreds of hours on useless "professionals" and their BOGUS "treatments".

I believe by now I must have helped many more people with their RSI problems – and I mean GENUINELY HELPED – by now, than any individual doctor could possibly help (even if he knew the cure).

Due to the internet the truth now spreads faster. Slow but steady. Falsehoods fall by the wayside. The truth rises to the top. No monopoly of "doctors" to prevent the spread of the truth. 

Mankind is now on a GENUINE journey towards the truth, given the internet.

Today, even the most humble and common person (like me) can announce his discoveries, and have the world benefit from his knowledge, REGARDLESS of the millions of "professionals" whose SOLE goal in life is to block the spread of the truth. I'd urge "professionals" to become lovers of the truth, else their days are numbered. You'll be out-googled by the common man.

Note that what I've said here in relation to doctors applies equally to economists, climate "scientists". EVERY "profession" today acts as a monopoly against the truth.

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Announcing a candidate solution to eye strain and dry eyes

In November 2010 I wrote about my severe eyestrain problem. My initial "solution" to the problem did not work. Many other readings and consultations occurred over the past eight months – to no avail. All the horses and all the kings's men couldn't get my eyes back to normal again. I won't go into detailed case history here (if you are interested, there's more info here)

But finally, in desperation I resorted to trying things I would otherwise never have. What I did – as an experiment on my own body – is described here (if you are interested).

The candidate solution to this problem is now the following:

I have made use of Manuka honey but I guess this will solution work with almost any honey: Wet your finger. Take a TINY dab of honey on the finger. Apply the finger on the eyelashes with eyes slightly open, allowing some of the honey to get into the eyes. This will SLIGHTLY sting for a few minutes. Within minutes you'll start experiencing relief. Do this as many times as needed (twice a day should be sufficient).

(Note: I've also used aloe vera in these two days but think that honey is the critical ingredient).

Immediately upon announcing this on Facebook a FB friend claimed that this was apparently well known in Ayurveda. I'm not sure. I'm afraid NOT one mention of this solution exists in the 1000s of websites I've scoured  (btw, I have set up three google alerts that tell me every day about ANY development reported in this area anywhere in the world) – or in the many nature cure books I've read, or in the tens of medical and other journal articles I've downloaded and read from electronic databases. Nor was this mentioned by any of the specialists (one in Melbourne, one in India) or the two other doctors I've consulted.

If it is indeed an Ayurvedic treatment, it is surely kept as a tight secret from the rest of the world. All I'd say to those who beat the drum about Ayurveda is that please don't hide your "treatments" in secret chambers in the bottom of a cave. Let the world know. 

There are millions suffering today – very badly. Let their pain and burning sensations be relieved if you know anything about a remedy to this (or other) problem. Share your knowledge.

I'm now getting close to normal (eyes are still sore and tender, but almost no itching, burning, or tiredness, nor strong headache). This is just the third day of my self-discovered remedy. I hope this will work out and actually cure my problem. I have good reasons to believe it will, since the relief experienced was from day one. Good medicine starts working instantly.

I've only used this remedy five times so far, and within a few days or weeks should be able to report whether it did indeed work. Currently it is only a candidate solution. But since this is a very debilitating problem, I'm putting this initial information out there in the open, to help anyone who is suffering. Even candidate solutions are hard to come by for this chronic problem.

Let me add that the following things DO NOT WORK: (a) artificial tears (b) anti-inflammatories. I suspect that Restasis also wouldn't work (although I haven't tried it). There are reports on the internet that it doesn't work. Given all this, the only strong candidate to remedy this chronic and debilitating problem is HONEY. Please let me know if you have tried or heard of a better remedy.

Addendum

Now I've just found that there is indeed some info on honey as an Ayurvedic cure for this problem on the internet (here).

Of the three, honey has the most conventional research supporting its use. In a study published in the October 2006 issue of Cornea, researchers found that honey can help relieve the symptoms of dry eye due to a number of conditions.

22 May 2011: I guess given I've discovered the cure (or at least a palliative: only time will tell) for one of mankind's most chronic and debilitating problems, I ought to perhaps provide a hypothesis for why this remedy works.

Note that honey has not just anti-inflammatory properties but anti-bacterial properties. I hypothesise that it is possible that there are bacterial causes to this problem. This sounds radical but given the ultimate cause of peptic ulcers being a bacterial, this is not as far-fetched as it may appear to be. Further I would suggest that there are chemicals within honey that reduce inflammation and provide instant relief. 

More later when I think of some more plausible reasons. Basically these are SCIENTIFIC reasons. Let them be tested.

23 May 2011. Fifth day. Went well. Very mild sensation that eye is not 100% well. Applied a very tiny amount of honey before going to work. At work applied Thera tears twice. Came back from work and applied honey and aloe vera. At night I'm going to apply pure ghee mixed with triphla powder/solution (I've bought these from an Indian shop today). This will be in place of castor oil that I usually use.

On a normal day like this before I discovered this cure, I'd apply 3 strong anti-inflammatory drops at least 8 times a day in all, followed by a number of ordinary artificial tears, and then castor oil at night. I'd also apply hot towel. None of that now. I've NOT wasting time on applying heat or any such thing. Just a few seconds spent in applying honey. Very simple. And instantaneous results.

I've suddenly realised today how dramatically (and in a fluid manner) one's eyes can move, and how badly I had constricted them over the past few months. I'm now seeing the world again as it is meant to be seen: with wide open, relaxed eyes, that are not fussed about rapid movement from side to side, to see things.

I was also estimating the cost of treatment so far. With the tens of eye drops, lid-cleaner, a range of vitamins, astaxanthin, homeo "medicine", you name it, an e-book from the internet, and two expensive visits to the eye specialist (other visits were subsidised by the tax payer) – ALL TO NO AVAIL – I spent at least $500 so far on my eye treatment. ALL TO NO AVAIL (that's worth repeating!). Actually, I also bought myself a new computer monitor because I thought the monitor was giving me trouble (it wasn't). So that's nearly $700. PLUS THE PAIN.

And what's the cost of the solution? ZERO. Some honey that I had at home, some aloe vera from my backyard, and some pure ghee that I could well have used in place of castor oil (that's very cheap, though, so it doesn't really count). And HOURS spent in reading this and reading that.

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Poetry, spiritualism and other pleasant self-delusions

Many decades ago I used to write and publish  poetry in  national magazines in India (Don't worry, I won't impose it on you – but if you search my website hard enough you'll find some of it). Even today I sometimes write a poem or two, although time for such interesting pursuits has become scarcer. 

The point being that just like anyone else, I have a fertile imagination that permits me to "see" faces in clouds, a face on the moon, to talk to thin air (namely, God) in prayer, to imagine beautiful emotional things. I am also capable of meditation, of imagining that I have a soul, and even out-of-body experience (this last only to an extent – lest you start getting ideas about my sanity!). It is also quite likely that I can be hypnotised very easily and fooled by the most petty magician.

Our mid-brain is uniquely imaginative. I can confirm this both from experience and readings on this subject – that most human beings do have a capacity to imagine things very easily. We enjoy make-believe and drama. We can put ourselves in the minds of actors and 'experience' what they are allegedly experiencing. 

Poetry, self-delusion, spiritualism, metaphysics – have significant overlaps. Not for nothing do many scriptures, e.g. the Vedas, take the form of poetry and incantation. Witches usually intone magical poems. Which is all good fun, distinctly human, and keeps us singing in the bathroom.  

Despite these interesting diversions we don't normally lose sight of the fact that all this is pleasant self-delusion. When, however, we take these experiences seriously, then trouble begins.

The other day an acquaintance told me that she hears voices, and wanted my opinion on "life". Indeed, a few weeks ago I found that even Gandhi wrote about hearing voices, which immediately lowered his status, in my mind, as a sensible man.  I politely suggested to this friend that her experience was likely to be a form of self-delusion, even hallucination. She was upset but thanked me for my analysis. I suggested that if she wished, she could go to James Randi or similar rational thinker and prove her case. To my knowledge, NOT A SINGLE case of extra-sensory perception or human rebirth or any miracle – of a replicable sort – has been detected or proven conclusively – at the standard of proof expected of science. Science, being very meticulous, does not tolerate loose talk, poetry, or other fertile imagination.  

It is important that we enjoy human creativity – our art, music, story, religion, voices in thin air, faces in clouds, poetry –  without losing our head.

The only way we can do that is to distrust our imagination and trust our critical thinking apparatus: our reason. 

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If this is Hinduism then everyone should become Hindu

I came across this excellent page on Wikipedia (through offstumped) from which I’m extracting some key messages from the Hindu scriptures. Surely, this resonates so closely with what I have to say that I must, at least in spirit, be a 'true' Hindu.

I wonder, though, whether we use these ancient sayings more as decorative logos (not even mottos), to be honoured in the breach, than guides to action. The evidence of critical thinking, that can only arise from genuine love for the truth, is virtually non-existent in India – including in the actions of most alumni of India's prestigious educational institutions. Mental short-cuts abound (mindless belief is just one example); truth is ignored, falsehood given precedence.
 
The discrepancy between the high quality of ancient Indian thought and the low quality of thinking that prevails today prevents India from becoming the  greatest country in the world that it can be, given such high thinking in the past. India can regain its status as the unparalleled economic and philosophical leader of the world, but only when it genuinely starts caring for the truth.
 

Open mind

  • नोभद्राःक्रतवोयन्तुविश्वतः(Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all over the world)

(How many times commentators on this blog display hatred of 'Western' ideas, as if these were false by default. Sure, reject false ideas, but please appreciate the truth!!) 

 In praise of the truth
  • असतोमासद्गमय ((Lead us) From Untruth to Truth)
  • सत्यमेव जयते (The truth always triumphs)
  • तमसोमाज्योतिर्गमय ((Lead us) From Darkness to Light)
  • सत्येसर्वंप्रतिष्ठितम् (Everything is established in truth)
  • सत्यंशिवंसुन्दरम् (truth, auspiciousness, beauty)
In praise of knowledge
  • ज्ञानंपरमंध्येयम् (knowledge is the supreme goal)
  • विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते (eat nectar through knowledge, i.e. be immortal through knowledge)
  • साविद्यायाविमुक्तये (That is knowledge which liberates)
  • तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु (May our knowledge become brilliant)
  • उत्तिष्ठजाग्रतप्राप्यवरान्निबोधत (arise, awake, obtaining worthy (teachers), know (the truth))
  • ज्ञानंपरमंबलम् (knowledge is the supreme power)
  • विद्याविनयेनशोभते (knowledge graces by humility)
  • साविद्यायाविमुक्तये (Knowledge liberates)
  • सत्यंवदधर्मंचर (Speak the Truth, Walk the Righteous Path)
  • विद्यैवसर्वधनम् (Knowledge is the greatest wealth)
  • विश्वजीवनामृतम्ज्ञानम् (Knowledge is the nectar of Life)
  • Sa Vidhya Ya Vimukthaye (Education results in liberation)
  • योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् (excellence in action is yoga)
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