御教え『肺炎と結核』

「文明の創造」昭和27(1952)年執筆

寒〔感〕冒と最も密接な関係ある病気としては、言うまでもなく肺炎と結核であろう。特に現在日本において、最も悩みとされているものはこれであるから、充分解説する必要があろう。そもそも肺炎と結核という病気の初因は、もちろん寒冒からである。というのは前項に述べたごとく、せっかく寒冒という浄化作用が発生するや、医療は極力停止させようとして、種々の手段を行う。これも既に述べた通りであるが、その中の最も不可であるのは、薬剤と氷冷である。元来薬剤とはいかなるものであるかというとことごとく毒物である。にもかかわらずなぜ毒物を薬剤として用いるようになったかというと、今までに説いたごとく、浄化作用停止に最も効果があるからである。

ここで浄化作用なるものの本質を説いてみるが、さきに述べたごとく、体内の毒素を排除すべく、生まれながらに保有している自然良能力である。従ってこの力の強弱によって、浄化力にも強弱が出来る。何よりも結核が青少年に多いという事は、浄化力が旺盛であるからで、壮年から老年に及ぶにしたがい、減少するのもその理由であり、また各種の伝染病が、青少年や小児に多いのも同様の理である。そこで病気すなわち浄化発生の場合、医学は浄化を極力止めようとする、それには何よりも体力を弱らせる事である。その唯一の方法として考えられたのが、毒物を体内に入れる事で、それによって体力が弱るから、浄化も弱り病気症状も軽減するという訳である。

また氷冷はなぜ不可かというと、毒素を溶解すべき熱を冷すから浄化が弱り、元通り固まり、それだけ苦痛も減る事となる。もちろん、湿布も同様であって、ただいささか異(ちが)う点は、人体は不断に皮膚の毛細管からも呼吸しているのでそれを窒息させるから、その部の浄化は停止し、症状は緩和されるのである。特に近来注射が流行するが、これも毒分の強い薬は、服んでは中毒の危険があるから、皮膚から注入するのである。

寒冒に罹った場合、右のごとく薬毒やその他の方法で、浄化停止を行う以上、保有毒素の幾分は減るが、大部分は残存し、再び固まってしまうと共に、新しい薬毒も追加されるので、寒冒に罹る毎に毒素は累加し、ある程度に達するや、一時に浄化活動が起る。それが彼の肺炎で前項に説いた借金の理である。何よりも肺炎の特異性は喀痰が肺臓内に多量に溜る事で、そのため喘音(ぜんおん)がはなはだしいのである。喘音とは呼吸の度に肺胞が動くにつれての喀痰の響きである。また呼吸困難は喀痰多量のため、肺臓内の容積が縮小するから必要量の空気を吸うには、頻繁に呼吸しなければならないからである。この理によって肺炎の場合、何らの療法もせず、自然にしておけば痰は出るだけ出て順調に治るのである。ところが医療はあらゆる手段によって浄化を停止させようとする。何よりも肺炎に対しては医療は特に強い薬を用いる。それは毒が強いからで、浄化停止に強力だからである。そんな訳で強い浄化と強い浄化停止とで、猛烈な摩擦が生じ、非常な苦痛が伴う。そのため食欲減退、高熱による体力消耗と相まって、衰弱死に至るのであるから、医学の誤謬たるや言うべき言葉を知らないのである。

右のごとく肺炎は強烈な浄化である事は体力が旺盛であるからで、体力の弱っている人は浄化が緩慢(かんまん)に発(おこ)る。それが結核である。そうして医師が初めての患者を診断する場合、種々な方法の中、今日最も決定的とされているものはレントゲン写真である。これは肺臓内の雲翳(うんえい)または空洞が写るからで、これを見て結核と断定するが、医学はこれは何が原因であるかを知らない。そこでその原因を書いてみるが、寒冒の説明にもある通り、最初液体となった毒素が、一旦肺臓内侵入停滞した時、極力浄化停止を行う結果、喀痰は排泄されず、肺臓内に残存してしまい、日を経るに従って固結となる。それが雲翳であってみれば、これは全く人為的所産と言えよう。ゆえに最初の液体侵入の際は、肺臓は何ら異常はないのである。そうして固痰の位置が比較的上部の場合は、肺尖カタルまたは肺門淋巴腺と言うのである。それと似たものに肺浸潤がある。これは軽微な肋膜炎または肋骨付近に溜結せる毒素が浄化溶解し肺臓内に浸潤吐痰となろうとするので、この場合も医療は固めようとするから容易に治らないので、いずれも放任しておけば、順調に治癒するのである。

そうして一度結核と断定するや、寒冒と同様医療は極力浄化停止を行うが、それに最も効果ありとされているのが、近来熱心に推奨されている彼の安静法である。ところがこの安静法が曲者である。何となれば仮に健康者が一ケ月も安静にすれば、運動不足で食欲は減退し、体力は減り、外出しないため顔色は悪くなり、目に見えて衰弱し、ちょっと動いても息切れをするようになるので、言わんや病人においてをやである。なおその上薬毒を入れられ栄養と称して動物性蛋白を多く摂(と)らせるが、右はことごとく衰弱を増させる方法であるから、結核患者ならずとも衰弱するに決まっている。

このように衰弱法を行う結果、予期通り浄化力は極度に減退し、症状は減りついに無熱となり咳も吐痰も無くなるので、これで恢復したと思って喜ぶが、何ぞ知らん実は浄化以前の状態に還元させたまでで、しかも反って薬毒は増し、体力は弱り、消極的小康を得たまでで、真に治ったのではないから、何かの機会に触れるや、俄然悪化し重態に陥り、ついに死に至る事が往々ある。こういう経路は医家もよく経験するところであろう。ゆえに医学では決して治るとは言わない。固めるというにみても明らかである。また経過中に患者がたまたま少し運動でもすると直に発熱する。すると医師はあわてて戒めるが、これは運動によって鎮静していた浄化が頭をもたげるからで、本当はいいのである。よく長い間掛って漸く治ったといわれ、ヤレ安心と普通の生活を始めるや、間もなく再発元の木阿弥(もくあみ)となる事もよくあるが、これらも何年掛りで漸く固めた毒素が、俄(にわ)かに溶け始めたためである。以上によって明らかなごとく、今日の医療がいかに誤っているかで、忌憚なく言えば医療が結核を増やしていると言っても過言ではなかろう。

ここで、結核菌について大いに注意したい事がある。医学では結核菌は、伝染するとして恐れるが、それもない事はないが、大部分は自然発生である。前述のごとく最初喀痰が肺臓内に侵入するや、医療は固めて出なくするので時日の経過につれて腐敗し、微生物が発生する、これが結核菌である。そうなった痰は悪臭があり、粘着力が強いものである。考えてみるがいい。いかなる物質でも古くなれば腐敗する、腐敗すれば微生物が湧くのは物質の原則である。ましてや体温という好条件も手伝うからである。これによってみても最初の寒冒時、肺臓内に喀痰が滞溜した時、極力出してしまえばそれで済んでしまう。それを一生懸命出さないようにして腐敗させ、菌まで湧かせ、菌の蚕食(さんしょく)によって空洞さえ作るのであるから、結果からいえば善意の加害的行為とも言えるであろう。この理に目醒めない限り今後いかに多くの犠牲者が出るか測り知れないものがあろう。


 Pneumonia and Tuberculosis

“Creation of Civilization” written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

 

Needless to say, the most closely related diseases to a cold would be pneumonia and tuberculosis. They are the most serious problems especially in Japan now, so I need to fully explain them. First of all, the original cause of pneumonia and tuberculosis is, of course, a cold. As I explained it in the previous chapter, even though purification action called a cold occurs, medical treatment tries to stop it as much as possible in various ways. As I have also already described, the worst ways in them are medicine and cooling a fever. What is medicine originally? It is all the toxic substances. Despite of this fact, why did toxic substances come into use as medicine? It is because, as I have described, they are most effective to stop purification action.

 

Here, I explain what the nature of purification action is. As I previously described, it is excellent natural ability that is inherited to eliminate toxic substances from the body. Therefore, the potential of purification action depends on whether this ability is strong or not. More than anybody, young people commonly suffer from tuberculosis as they have strong purification ability. It is also the same reason that tuberculosis patients decrease as they become mature to old. Young people and children commonly suffer from various infectious diseases for the same reason. When people suffer from disease, in other words, when purification action occurs, medical science tries to stop it as much as possible. Weakening their physical strength is more than anything to stop the action and putting poison into a human body was regarded as the only way of it. By using this method, a patient’s strength is weakened, his purification action becomes weak and the symptoms of disease are relieved.

 

Then, why is cooling a fever wrong? It is because it cools the fever which should dissolve toxic substances. Therefore, purification action becomes weak, toxic substances are hardened as it used to and the pain is reduced. Putting a compress is, of course, almost the same but slightly different. Since a human body constantly breathes even through skin capillaries, the parts of putting a compress are suffocated. As a result, purification action stops and the symptoms become milder. An injection is recently quite popular. It is because the medicine containing strong toxic substances has risk of addiction, so that it injects through the skin.

 

As I described above, when a parson has a cold, as long as purification action is stopped by toxic substances or by using other ways, possessing toxins are a little reduced but most of them are remained and hardened again in the body. Along with this, new toxins are added. Therefore, toxins are accumulated every time to have a cold. When they reach at a certain level, purification action occurs at a time. This condition is pneumonia as I previously explained it as the reason of a debt.

 

The most peculiar symptom of pneumonia is lots of sputum accumulating in lungs, so that wheezing sound is extreme. Wheezing is the sound of sputum every time alveoli move when breathing. Then, dyspnoea is the condition that the volume of lungs is reduced by lots of sputum and frequent breathing is needed to inhale the required amount of air. For this reason, when a person suffers from pneumonia, provide none of medical treatment and leave it as it is. If doing so, phlegm will be coughed up as much as possible and pneumonia will be steadily cured.

 

However, medical treatment tries to stop this purification action in every possible way. It uses strong medicine especially for pneumonia because it is very poisonous and strongly effective to stop purification action. For such reason, an extreme friction occurs between the strong purification and the strong suspension of purification, which involves severe suffering. Therefore, together with loosing appetite, consuming energy due to high fever and so on, a patient is lead to debilitation and death. I have no words for such fallacy of medical science.

 

As I described above, pneumonia is the condition of intense purification. It happens to a person who has strong physical strength, whereas mild purification action happens to a person who is weak. This condition is tuberculosis. When a doctor examines a patient for the first time, the most decisive way of all should be an x-ray photography today. It is photographed clouds or vomicae in the lungs. A patient is identified as tuberculosis from this photo. However, medical science has not known the cause of these clouds.

 

Then, I describe the cause of this. As I explained in the previous chapter ‘a cold’, in the beginning when liquefied toxic substances once enter the lungs and stay there, medical science tries to stop purification action as much as possible. As a result, sputum is not excreted, remained in the lungs and becomes hardened as days go by. They are clouds. If so, it would say that is absolutely a man-made product. Therefore, in the beginning when the liquid enters the lungs, there is no abnormality at all. Then, the condition that hardened sputum is in relatively upper parts of the lungs is called catarrhal pneumonia or anal lymph gland.

 

There is a similar disease called pulmonary infiltration to them. It is minor pleurisy or the condition that toxic substances staying near ribs are liquefied by purification action and try to infiltrate and be discharging sputum in the lungs. In this case, medical science also tries to harden them, so that the condition doesn’t improve. Those diseases will be steadily cured if they are left as they are.

 

Once a patient is diagnosed with tuberculosis, like a cold, medical treatment tries to stop purification action as much as possible. The best way of stopping this action would be so called a rest method, which is eagerly recommended these days. However, this method is suspicious. If a healthy person had a rest for a month, he would decrease appetite through lack of exercise, decline physical strength, become looking pale as staying at home, apparently grow weak and get out of breath when moving even a little. The same applies to a sick person. Worse still, toxic substances are put more and lots of animal protein called nutrition are taken. Since they are all the way to have a patient weak, a person must grow weak even if he is not a tuberculosis patient.

 

As a result of using such a debility method, purification ability is extremely weakened as expected. The symptoms become subsided and at last there is no fever, cough, and discharging sputum, so to be pleased as it seems to be recovered. However, in fact, it returns to the condition before purification occurred. Worse still, it contrarily gains toxic substances, weakens physical strength. It merely becomes passive lull and is not truly cured. Therefore, when a patient has some opportunity, he might suddenly get worse and fall into critical condition and finally result in death. It often happens and doctors would have experienced such a course a lot. From this point of view, it is obvious that medical science never say to be cured but to be hardened.

 

In addition, when a patient exercises even for a bit by chance while he is in progress, he immediately has a fever. Then a doctor admonishes him in a hurry. It is because the purification ability under sedation raises its head by exercise and that is actually good. It often happens that a patient is relieved and goes back to his normal life when he is said to be cured at last after taking a long time but his illness comes back soon and he goes right back at the starting point. It is because that the toxic substances, which are finally hardened in many years, suddenly start to dissolve. As I described above, it is obvious how wrong present medical treatment is. Speaking frankly, it is not too much to say that medical science does increase tuberculosis.

 

Here, I would like you to beware of something about mycobacterium tuberculosis very much. Medical science is afraid of it as it is epidemical. I don’t say it is not but the most of it is naturally developed. As I previously described, in the beginning when sputum enters into the lungs, medical treatment hardens and don’t put it out of them. As the time passed by, it decays and microorganisms are generated. This is mycobacterium tuberculosis. Such sputum has bad smell and is sticky. You can imagine that all things decay when they become old and microorganisms are generated when rotting. This is a principle of substances. Moreover, the favourable condition of body temperature helps this process.

 

From this point of view, in the beginning of having a cold, if sputum staying in the lungs were excreted as much as possible, that would be all finished. Nevertheless, medical science tries not to put it out, let it decay, generate even bacterium, and finally make vomicae by the encroachment of bacterium. To come to the point, it would say this is goodwill act of misconduct. Unless being aware of this, we would never know there would become innumerable victims in the future.

 

Translated by N.H