Main Disease: (2) Pleurisy and Peritonitis   

Creation of Civilization
Science Part

Written by Mokichi Okada in 1952

Let me explain Pleurisy. As medical science also explains that is the condition in which a person has something between the membranes covering the lung. Then it is called wet pleurisy if he has fluid between them and purulent pleurisy if having pus. If nothing is there but membranes separate, makes a gap, touch each other and cause pain, it is called dry pleurisy. As for wet pleurisy, it is naturally caused if a person receives a hard blow on the chest, puts strength into it while rising his arms as doing gymnastics or so. It also happens by accident without cause. When a person suffers from wet pleurisy, he has fluid between membranes as I said. This fluid is of course urine. When medical treatment is undergone, the fluid is drained through a perforation. It might work to a certain extent.

However, this treatment might be accustomed and the disease easily becomes chronic. If that is the case, the fluid becomes pus and then the symptom changes into purulent pleurisy. A person might suffer from purulent pleurisy from the beginning. In any case, the disease becomes chronic and in most cases, pus should be discharged from a perforation every day. When things become like this, the patient can be hardly cured. He becomes severely ill and will die in most cases. Many patients who suffer from purulent pleurisy naturally have a lot of toxic medicine.

Then wet pleurisy causes high fever and chest pain first. As a person breathes more deeply, he feels severe pain. He rather feels no pain when a lot of fluid between membranes as they no longer touch each other. Wet pleurisy naturally causes a weaker urine stream, too. This disease is characterised by sleepiness and night sweat. This sweat is good as the fluid comes out through the skin. While you leave it, all fluids come out and you will be cured. On the contrary, night sweat is regarded to be bad by medical science as they don’t know the true meaning of sweating. They try to stop the patient from sweating so that he becomes incurable. Therefore, you would understand how wrong medical science does.

When a person suffers from purulent pleurisy, pus once infiltrates into the lung and then comes out as sputum. Like wet pleurisy, just leave it. A person rarely suffers from dry pleurisy, which is often misdiagnosed with intercostal neuralgia in medical science. This is also easily cured. Patients with pleurisy often suffer from pulmonary tuberculosis. It is because the fluid or pus in the pleura infiltrates into the lung and solidifies there under the wrong medical treatment such as a rest method or so. If it is left without any treatment from the beginning, the patient will never suffer from tuberculosis.

Let us move on to peritonitis (which is also called ascites). Just like pleurisy, a person has fluid between the peritoneum and another membrane and this fluid increases in volume. When medical treatment is undergone, the fluid is drained through a perforation. This is very bad. The symptom once seems to become better but the patient never fails to have fluid soon again. Then the fluid is drained once again but the patient repeatedly has fluid and so on, which finally causes chronic peritonitis. Worse still, the interval of draining and collecting fluid becomes shorter and the fluid gains in quantity. If that frequently happens, the fluid increases more and more, and the patient’s abdomen finally becomes bigger than the belly of a pregnant woman who is near her time. If it happens, the patient will have almost no chance to survive. This is caused by nephrosclerosis. Therefore, it will be not completely cured as long as nephrosclerosis is cured.

As for purulent peritonitis, toxic medicine changes into pus, accumulates and solidifies around and with the focus on his navel. Unlike ascites, a patient’s abdomen doesn’t become bigger or is contrarily rather smaller than usual. It is easily predicted. When a person pushes around his navel, there must be some solid parts of tenderness in places. However, it is not the case of chronic purulent peritonitis. When a person suffers from this disease, he has minor pain and diarrhoea. It takes time to cure. For example, a patient might take a few years to be cured. When medical treatment is undergone, the patient has to take medicine to try to cure disease. Since the patient has additional toxins under this treatment, his disease becomes incurable even though it could be cured. The next is acute peritonitis, which is a serious disease. When a person suffers from this disease, he rapidly gets high fever along with severe pain that he can hardly stand. He can do nothing but moan with the pain while curling up in a ball. A surgical operation used to be undergone as medical treatment. However, it recently seems not to be so often done as it is found to make things worse. On the contrary, this disease will be completely cured in a few weeks by our treatment. Since acute peritonitis is a vigorous purification, a large number of people in their adolescences naturally suffer from this disease.

As for purulent peritonitis, most people would suffer from it although the severity of symptoms differs from person to person. One’s symptom is mild and the other one is not. Here I would like to notice people who practice Zen Buddhism, belly breathing or something holding in one’s stomach. Since toxins accumulate and solidify around the abdomen by doing so, peritonitis easily occurs.

Translated by N.H.