11. Tests To Accept Or Reject
Many tests require that you sign a consent form. You have the right to understand exactly what a test will entail; how it will feel; what the risks are; and what it will contribute to the physician’s knowledge of your condition. Be sure you understand how much you have consented to. Don’t agree to anything until you are satisfied on all these scores. Don’t be ashamed to ask for a second explanation if the first isn’t clear. Don’t hesitate to make notes of what to ask and of the answers.
Angiogram – This test is performed to get x-ray views of various arteries in order to gain information about those arteries as well as about the organs they supply. For example, areas of bleeding or clotting and any abnormal pathways would be evident. Angiograms can be done of the legs (using the femoral artery), of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, liver, Gl tract, brain, and heart.
The Hygienic approach is to fast all individuals who have any blood clots, clogged arteries, etc., no matter where they are located. During the fast, the body will remove clots and heal those areas that need it. It does no good to locate those areas on X rays when the X rays do harm in themselves.
Barium Enema – Used to get an x-ray view of the large intestine. This test is totally unnecessary and enervating to the sick individual. Placed on a Hygienic regime, the bowels will heal and normal function will be restored. Barium Swallow (Esophagogram) – This test is used to get an x-ray view of the esophagus. The test may be necessary-only if a mechanical obstruction is suspected. Otherwise, reject this test.
Bone Marrow Aspiration – This test is used to withdraw, through a needle, a small amount of bone marrow, which will then be examined under a microscope. Examination of the bone marrow can reveal information about the production of blood cells.
The bone marrow is an important organ for the production of blood cells but this test will not lead to positive results or correction of the problem. The body itself must initiate this production and will do so when and only when the conditions for health are provided. Here again, fasting and the Hygienic program will lead to a normal blood cell count. The test is useless.
Bronchogram – This test is used to get an x-ray view of the bronchial tree. A useless and dangerous test—reject it.
Bronchoscopy – This test is used to look into the bronchial tubes of the respiratory tract leading to the lungs. This test is not as dangerous as the bronchogram but it is just as useless.
Cardiac Catheterization – This test is used to explore the heart’s structures, to measure blood pressure and blood gas levels in the heart chambers and associated blood vessels. When the coronary arteries are being studied, the test is called coronary arteriography; when the chambers are studied, the test is called angiocardiography.
Blood pressure can be taken in a much safer and more pleasant manner and if necessary blood tests may be performed without cardiac catheterization. For the person who is living healthfully, this test is unnecessary. Any individual who is willing to begin a more healthful regime, this test is equally unnecessary for.
Cholecystogram – This test is used to get an x-ray view of the gallbladder.
Cisternal Puncture – This lest is used to obtain a specimen of spinal fluid from the back of the neck in order to gain information about the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). A dangerous procedure that is unnecessary.
Colonoscopy – This test is used to examine the upper portion of the colon; to remove polyps; or to perform a biopsy. Reject this test. Removing polyps will not create health. The cause of the formation of the polyps must be removed and only then may health be realized. Likewise, biopsies are unnecessary.
Computerized Axial Tomography – To see and localize any abnormalities in the head. Highly-detailed, cross-section, three-dimensional pictures are produced which, because they are of thin slices, or cross sections, establish more precisely than conventional X rays and depth of any abnormality. This test may be necessary following severe injury to the head where surgery may be needed.
Cystometry – This test is used to measure the amount of pressure in the bladder and its reaction to hot and cold, and to evaluate the functioning of the nerves supplying it. This is an unnecessary test that is very enervating to the body. The Hygienist has no need for such tests.
Cystourethrogram, Voiding – (Also known as voiding urethrogram) – This test is used to view, by X ray, the lower portion of the urinary tract (bladder and urethra) during urination. A useless and dangerous test.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) – This test is used to record the electrical activity of various parts of the brain to see if h falls within the normal range. Abnormal electrical patterns are subject to further tests. Everyone’s brain gives off minute amounts of electricity. Sometimes a sleep EEG is done, which simply means you are asleep when the recording is done rather than lying awake trying to think pleasant thoughts. This test is unnecessary and meaningless though not dangerous. It is based on a normal range that is derived from people who may be far from normal in their way of living and general health. Do not think that you must submit yourself to this enervating test.
Electrocyography (EMG) – This test is used to evaluate the function of nerves and muscles. This test may be rejected as unnecessary.
Fluorescein Angiogram (Also known as retinal angiogram) – Used to get information about the blood vessels of the eye. An unnecessary test for the Hygienist. Gastric Analysis – Used to analyze a sample of the contents of your stomach, more frequently to check the amount of acid present. This test is totally unnecessary and should be rejected.
Hysterosalpinography – (Also known as uterus and fallopian tube test) – Used to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes when there has been an inability to conceive. This is a worthless test. Adherence to a more healthful lifestyle will often resolve problems in conception.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVPJ) – Used to get x-ray views of the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. The only time that this test may possibly be needed is in the case of a severe accident where kidney damage is suspected.
Knee Arthrogram – The test is used to get x-ray views of the inside of the knee joint. It is unnecessary except in the case of severe injury and even then it is doubtful.
Laryngoscopy – This test is used to examine the larynx (voice box) in order to take a biopsy or to remove a growth. Here physicians are working on symptoms and not causes. The Hygienist should reject this test.
Liver Biopsy – This test is used to get a small specimen of liver tissue for examination. A dangerous and unnecessary test.
Lymphogram (Also called lymphangiogram) – X-ray examination or the lymph channels and nodes. It is unnecessary to submit yourself to this test.
Mammography – This test is used to get x-ray views of the breasts to detect tumors. This will only give the physician an excuse for operating. Tumors usually autolyze during the fast and this is a much safer way to correct this problem.
Myelogram – This test is used to get x-ray views of the spinal canal, the area that surrounds your spinal cord. Abnormalities of the contour of the spinal cord or a protruding disc would show up. It has been clinically proven that healing takes place in the case of a ruptured disc more rapidly if nothing is done and the individual stays in bed and rests. All hospital treatments are worthless in these cases and often delay recovery.
Oscopies – In any test the suffix oscopy means “looking into.” Another term you may hear is endoscopy; it means the same thing. The rest of the word will tell you what organ or part of the body is being studied. For example, esophagoscopy means, literally, looking into the esophagus; bronchoscopy means looking into the bronchial tubes, and so on. Sometimes, besides looking at an organ, the physician may take a specimen for further examination. This is called a biopsy.
Pneumoencephalogram – To view, by X ray, the ventricles of the brain where cerebrospinal fluid circulates. The test can show if any brain substance has been lost, if there are growths, or if the passage of cerebrospinal fluid has been blocked. The only time that this test may possibly be indicated is injury to the head.
Proetosigmoidoscopy, Proctoscopy, Anoscopy – This test is used to examine the lower part of the colon (large intestine), to remove polyps, or to perform a biopsy. The difference between sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy and anoscopy is the length of the instrument and the amount of the intestine that can be seen. Observing the lower part of the sigmoid colon is the highest point of the exam; this is called sigmoidoscopy. Proctoscopy is an examination of the rectum just below the sigmoid, and anoscopy is an examination of the anus. It is unnecessary to submit yourself to these unpleasant probings. They irritate the lining of the intestine and no benefits ever result.
Renal Biopsy – This test is used to take a minute sample of renal tissue for study. It is a dangerous and unnecessary test—reject it.
Scanning – This test is used to evaluate the structure and function of various organs, including brain, bone, lung, thyroid, liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas. This test would only be indicated if damage to these organs is suspected following an accident.
Spinal Tap (Also called a lumbar puncture) – This test is used to obtain spinal fluid for examination which will provide information about the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is also done to inject drugs or anesthetic. Damage can occur when needles are inserted into the spine for any reason. Do not accept this dangerous procedure. Only adverse results can be expected.
Stress Test – This test is used to see how the heart reacts to exercise. It provides more information than a resting EKG. While not particularly harmful, this test is certainly unnecessary.
Thoracentesis (Also known as pleural tap) – This test is used to remove fluid from the space surrounding the lungs just inside the chest wall, called the pleural space. This procedure is based on the theory of removing symptoms to “cure” disease. It just doesn’t work that way. Causes must be removed and this fact makes this test worthless. It is harmful as well.
Ultrasonography – Ultrasonography uses a very high frequency, inaudible sound wave directed into the body at a specific point. The sound waves are generated by an ultrasonic transducer, a device something like a microphone, which is passed over the area under study. When the sound wave passes through the junction of two types of tissue with differing densities, an echo is produced. The echoes bounding off are converted into a visual pattern on a machine and evaluated by your physician. Ultrasonography is used to gather information about soft tissues, such as kidneys, thyroid, heart, female reproductive organs (particularly for pregnant women), spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, lymph nodes, and aorta.
One major objection to the use of such devices is that the ultrasound waves may cause damage to bones and tissues if used improperly—especially if the frequencies are set too high. I would not take the chance of irreparable damage, especially since the value of this testing in the first place is questionable.
Upper GI Endoscopy (Includes esophogoscopy)—looking at the esophagus; gastroscopy—looking at the stomach; duodenoscopy—looking at the duodenum) – This test is used to see the esophagus, stomach, and/or duodenum, or to get a tissue sample for a biopsy. It is unnecessary to submit yourself to such probing. It is likely to cause damage and there is no valid reason for it. The gastrointestinal tract will quickly heal itself when given a total rest.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Choosing A Hospital
- 3. Dangers Of Hospitalization
- 4. Let The People Beware
- 5. Health Advocate
- 6. Your Rights
- 7. Abbreviations
- 8. Nursing Care
- 9. Food
- 10. Drugs
- 11. Tests To Accept Or Reject
- 12. Chemical Feedings
- 13. Surgery
- 14. Intensive Care Unit
- 15. The Emergency Room
- 16. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Is Medicine a Fraud? By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Physician Heal Thyself – Part 1
- Article #2: Physician Heal Thyself – Part 2
- Article #3: Good Drugs
- Article #4: Good Medical Attention by Dr. George E. Crandall
- Article #5: Blood Transfusions by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton