What is Disease?

Creation of Civilization
Science Part

Written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

From now on, I explain all sort of disease. Then, to begin with, what is a disease? It is, in a ward, the excretory action of filth which should not be in the human body. Therefore, if there is no filth in the body, blood circulation is improved, and people live their lives in good health and can act lively all year round. If so, what on earth is filth? It is old medicine and toxic blood or purulent filth.

Then, why did people start to use such medicine as the cause of disease? There is an important reason for it, so I describe it in detail. In the first place, except for the uncivilized era, as the population increased, human beings faced food shortage. Therefore, they had to look for the food more, collected and ate it at random. At that time, though farming and fishing were, of course, unskilled, they collected nuts, seeds, insects, shellfish and small fish and so on all around fields, mountains and rivers to satisfy their appetite, then ate them without any knowledge to distinguish whether or not they were edible. As a result, they were poisoned and they named their pain disease.


Therefore, to free themselves from pain somehow, they tried to have roots of herbs and barks of trees. As they found some of them to release their pain by chance, they called them medicine and felt grateful for them. In those people, Pangu is the famous person to find such medicine, who appeared in China in the era of Han dynasty. He is also called Shennong and famous as the founder of Chinese medicine.


As I described above, the pain of food poisoning is, of course, due to its purification. The medical effect is to ease pain by stopping discharging the toxic substance, so people have already misunderstood that the way of curing disease is to stop purification action since those days. I can do nothing but to be surprised that this fallacy has continued for more than two thousand years. In western countries, in addition to roots of herbs and barks of trees, people also collected all sort of things as medicine and still do so. Therefore, people still think that disease is cured by medicine even in this age of civilization. Strangely, this idea is no different from what people thought at the primitive time.


From now, I thoroughly explain actual diseases. To begin with, since any human being surely catches a cold, I will explain this disease first. When people catch a cold, they have a fever first, which is surely followed by some of the symptoms such as headache, cough, sputum, night-sweat, joint pain, tiredness and so on. When purification action occurs on toxic substances in the body, they try to be removed, which causes such symptoms. However, medical care has no such idea and tries to stop them. That is a serious mistake.


Now I explain the reason in detail as follows. When a human being has toxic substances in the body, they prevent it from functioning properly. In case it exceeds a certain level, the excretory action naturally occurs. Excretory action is to dissolve solid toxic substances by heat and discharge them as the excrement of sputum, runny nose, sweat, urine and diarrhoea and so on from the body. Therefore, if only people put up with slight pain for a while, the purification action goes well, toxic substances are reduced and people become healthier. However, medical science interprets pain by contraries, which is the sensation that the bodily functions are damaged. It is understood in a bad sense. As a result, medical science tries to stop it as much as possible. That is a terrible fallacy.


The more people are full of vigour, the more the purification action easily occurs. Therefore, there is nothing better than weakening them. Then medical care has appeared to weaken human beings. The weaker they become, of course, the fewer symptoms appear. It is natural but nothing else than ignorant. The most effective way to weaken human beings is to take medicine. In other words, they are weakened by using the toxic substance called medicine. A human body generates heat to melt toxins into liquid and discharge it from the body. This process stimulates nerves, which causes pain and suffering physically. Though I don’t know when and how to misunderstand, it is thought as the worsening process. So toxins are tried to harden as it was in order not to dissolve it. Those ways are ice-cooling, a wet compress, antipyretic and so on. It is such surprisingly ignorant, indeed. By this way, the disease is not cured, but on the contrary, is tried not to be cured. Releasing temporary pain is mistaken for the process of curing disease.


Worse still, as I described above, the way of pain relief itself is the cause of disease. This is a serious problem. In other words, the favour of health promotion called heaven-sent disease is understood in reverse and is tried to stop and expel it. That is the way of medical science. There are no words for such ignorance. People recently often say ‘a fight against a disease’. These words would be derived from the meaning as above.


As I described above, soon after catching a cold, toxic substances, which are about to be discharged, are stopped discharging and toxins are also more added. As toxins are temporarily solidified and pain is relieved, the cold is thought to be cured. It is, however, out of question. On the contrary, former toxins are stopped discharging and more toxins are added afterwards. As a result, it is natural that the purification action, which is stronger than before, occurs. The evidence is few people cure a cold at once when they catch it for the first time. Most people also catch a cold when the season changes and not a few people have a cold as a chronic illness. When those people read this book, they would agree.


In this way, there is no easier action than a cold to clean the human’s body. A cold is the most grateful disease. However, since a long time ago people have said, “A cold can lead to many kinds of diseases”. There is no such wrong story. In recent years, there are tuberculosis patients increased. It is because they primarily try not to catch a cold and not to discharge toxins by solidifying them, even when catching a cold by chance. Consequently, the best way of tuberculosis control is to encourage greatly catching a cold. If so, the tuberculosis problem would be easily solved. As unknown this reason, the opposite way is taken, so that tuberculosis is naturally increased.


As for solidified toxins as the cause of disease which I previously described, there are both congenital and acquired causes. Congenital one is, of course, an inheritance medicinal toxin and acquired one is the toxin taken after birth. Both toxins are, however, concentrated and solidified in the parts of the body where people use nerves. The body parts which people frequently use nerves is the upper body, especially eyes, ears, nose, mouth and so on with a focused on the head. Toxins once solidify around the neck to focus and concentrate on these parts. Examining around a neck and shoulders, everyone can easily understand it. It would be said there are quite a few people who have hardening parts there. Furthermore, there has a slight fever because purification action slightly occurs. Having a headache, the heaviness of the head, stiff neck and shoulders, ear noises, eye mucus, nasal discharge, sputum, pyorrhea and so on are due to the purification action.


However, when toxins exceed a certain level, the purification action naturally occurs. Other than this, people catch a cold due to physical strength becoming vital by exercises, natural adaptation action occurring under extreme climate change, or other causes. Because of such reasons, when shoulders become stiff, people catch a cold. Besides, coughing is the pumping action for discharging liquefied toxic substances. However, this is not only the case of toxins around the neck but also in other parts of the body. Then, as for a sneeze, it is the pumping action for liquefied toxic substances existing around the medulla oblongata, just backside of the nose. When you see this reason, you can understand that it practically fits well.


As I explained above, a cold is the intense purification action which occurs in the upper body with a focused on the head. If you understand this reason, even when catching a cold, you may feel relieved and leave it naturally. Then, the body becomes clean and the cold is steadily and relatively quickly cured. Just knowing this, it is needless to say you are full of happiness.


Translated by N.H.