Why Can No One
Legally Claim to Heal
By Darrell Stoddard - Copyright 2007
• No One Can
Legally Claim to Heal Pain
• The Physiology
of Pain is Unknown to Western Medicine
Theory of the Physiology of Pain
• Pain Management
Definition of Pain
• Do Doctors
Know the Cause of Pain?
• No Pain
Medications Should be Used
• Is Biotape
More Than a Placebo?
No One Can Legally Claim to Heal Pain
The Physiology of Pain
is Unknown to Western Medicine
No one and no product is legally allowed to even claim to heal pain
– they can only offer symptomatic relief for minor aches and pain.
This is treating the symptom, not the cause, and then it is only for
minor pain. What about unending excruciating pain? Can no one heal that?
No one, not even MDs, can legally claim to do so.
This mind boggling
enigma exists because the underlying cause and physiology of
chronic pain has never been discovered by Western medicine.
If no one knows what pain is, then no one can claim
to heal pain. Even medical doctors cannot legally claim to heal
or cure pain but must manage the pain
instead. I will answer the question of what pain is and tell you
how to heal your own pain (without drugs or surgery) even if I go to
prison for doing so.
Benjamin Rush physician, Revolutionary war hero, and signer
of the Declaration of Independence stated:
“Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the
time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover
dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of
men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille
of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”
Do we have an undercover medical dictatorship? Years ago in
Utah, an Indian medicine man was sent to prison on the testimony
of eleven people that claimed he healed them. Not because he failed,
but because he healed them. I could go to prison for claiming to
Testable Theory of the
Physiology of Pain
There is a significant difference between myself and other
defendants charged with making false and misleading medical claims
to relieve pain. I offer a scientifically testable theory for
identifying the underlying cause and physiology of pain:
Pain occurs when the endogenous electrical signals between
cells are broken, disconnected, shut off, or suppressed.
After measuring the electrical resistance at the site of
pain on more than 18,000 patients, I unequivocally state that
100% of the time there is more electrical resistance wherever
there is pain. If you can reduce the resistance (which is what Biotape
does) the pain is relieved with no harm done. When applied to
the skin, Biotape becomes, electrically, a living
part of the body
Any electrical conductor such as silver, copper, or the inside
of a banana peel applied to the skin will connect the broken
circuits on the surface immediately. This often gives almost
immediate relief. If you leave the conductive element on
longer, there is reason to believe that it helps repair broken connections
deeper in the tissue.
When you hit your thumb with a hammer, the reason it hurts
is because you have broken the electrical connections between
cells. It stops hurting when the body reconnects the broken circuits.
This is how the body heals pain and the only way we can heal pain,
by helping the body to reconnect the broken circuits that are the
underlying cause of pain.
The Chinese call the endogenous electrical signals (that
can be measured and quantified) in the body "Qi" or “Chi” and
believe that pain is caused by the "breaking" or “blockage of Chi.”
This is the foundation of my research to discover the underlying
cause and physiology of pain. I am indebted to the 2000 year old
Chinese tradition for what I have learned.
The body knows how to heal itself. When it doesn't heal,
is when the electrical signals (Chi) can't get through to tell
cells how to repair. Biotape not
only connects the broken circuits that cause the pain but it allows
for the signal to go through telling the cells how to repair or
You can find out if this theory will help your own pain for
ten cents. You don't need to be a medical doctor or a scientist.
You don't need a college degree, or even a grade school education.
And you don't need double-blind placebo controlled studies. (See
“Stop Pain for Ten Cents” on the internet.)
Pain Management Definition
A pitifully vague and wholly inadequate definition of pain,
given by pain “management” doctors and subscribed to by most
medical doctors, states, “Pain is an unpleasant
sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential
tissue damage, or described in terms of tissue damage”
This is like saying, 1. Pain is when you
hurt. 2. Pain is associated with tissue damage 3. Pain is associated
with tissue that is going to be damaged. 4. Pain is described
in terms of tissue damage.
Brilliant, isn't it? Does anyone not know that pain is
an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience? Does anyone
not know that when tissue is damaged it causes pain? Can anyone
in this world please tell me what “potential tissue damage” is,
and how do you explain pain in terms of tissue damage? The
more damage the more pain? Not so, because you can have extensive
damage and little pain, or little or no damage and severe pain.
No wonder medical doctors know of nothing but drugs and surgery for
pain. They automatically endorse the above definition of pain without
giving it any thought.
The first two parts of this definition of pain subscribed
to by every doctor of “pain management” are certainly true, “Pain
is when you hurt” and “Pain is an indication that your tissue is
damaged.” This describes pain but it tells you absolutely nothing
about how to treat pain, how the body heals pain, or what pain is.
The definition begs the questions, “What is pain” (the actual underlying
physiology of pain)? How does the body heal pain? Why do people hurt
when they have not been injured (damaged)? Why does pain continue
long after the damaged tissue has healed?”
Because pain specialists cannot answer these questions and
because they do not know the underlying cause of pain, doctors
treat the pain signal (symptom) instead with 50 billion dollars
of drugs each year (world wide sales of analgesics) – medications
that cause gastro-intestinal bleeding, cause liver or kidney failure,
reduce motor and mental function, increase the risk of heart attack
and strokes, or with narcotics (that addicts kill to get) which
paralyze the bowels or cause respiratory suppression, all of which
may lead to total loss of function and death.
Do Doctors Know the Cause
you find it hard to believe that doctors do not know or understand
the physiology of pain, the next time you go to any doctor,
ask him or her to treat the underlying cause of your pain, not
just suppress the pain signal with drugs.
If you do ask, the doctor may say that inflammation is the cause
of pain; so they prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication.
There is something seriously wrong with this. It is an indisputable
biological fact that inflammation is a vital function of the
healing process. Most injuries cannot heal without inflammation.
Should you take something or be given something that is anti healing?
Inflammation is a symptom not a cause. The answer is to correct what
causes the inflammation and then let the inflammation heal the injury.
Pain is most often called a symptom, and that is what virtually
all medical doctors think it is; so it is treated as a symptom
with medications that do harm. If modern medicine ever learns
what pain is, then pain will be treated as a disease (instead of a
symptom) with methods that “do no harm.”
Then it will be possible for doctors to live
up to their Hippocratic Oath.
A surgeon might tell you that your pain is caused by a pinched
nerve from a herniated disk (or from stenosis or from arthritic
spurs) which is the justification for mostll spinal surgery.
If pinched nerves are the cause of pain, then surgically “un-pinching”
the nerve would stop the pain. The problem is, too often it doesn't
do so. People can be in more pain after surgery when the nerve
is not pinched than they were before.
Decompression back surgery
fails often enough and the results are so devastating that we question
if the practice should even be done, and if the theory is even true.
You can have a herniated disk (pinched nerve) and no pain. You
can also have excruciating back pain when the nerve is not pinched.
The definition of pain that I have given explains this; modern medicine
See Spinal Surgery is Unproven in article 5.4 at www.healpain.net
for some of the leading authorities in the world who say “spinal
surgery for pain should never be done” and scientific research
that concludes “back surgery is helpful only 1% of the time.”
Also see the book Pain Free for Life to
learn why scar tissue, arthritis and “bone on bone” due to worn
out cartilage, cannot possibly be the cause of pain either.
A Canadian professor of medicine, with 13 letters behind his
name, did a 138 page study for the Workers’ Compensation Board
of Nova Scotia. The upshot of the study was that it was a serious
waste of Canadian resources to look for the cause of pain with costly
imaging devices and expensive medical tests, because the cause of
chronic pain was just not going to be found. He cited a Mayo Clinic
study which found that the search for the cause of chronic pain was
unsuccessful 94% of the time.
We assume that 6% of the time
(when they claimed to find the cause of pain) they discovered a
broken bone, herniated disk, tumor, or some other pathology. Even
then the question remains unanswered, "Why do people hurt when they have not been injured
and there is no underlying pathology?" My
definition of pain explains this; modern does not
Until the physiology and underlying cause of chronic pain
is known, we will continue to treat the pain signal or symptom
with 50 billion dollars worth of drugs a year (world wide sale of
analgesics) that are all harmful annd that only mask or cover up the
“No Pain Medications
Should Be Used”
Elliott Antman, MD, from the Cardiovascular
Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical
School, recently made a statement for the American Heart Association
stating that no pain medications should
be used, because all of them (over the counter and prescription)
can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Pain medications kill thousands more each year
than the war in Iraq. It is estimated that Vioxx alone killed from 26,000
to 55,600 people.
Biotape for Pain, Is it More Than a Placebo?
Biotape may be no more than a placebo.
I cannot say for sure because the FTC complaint against me made
it impossible to do a double-blind placebo controlled study. Two
things lead me to believe that Biotape is more than a placebo
and that Biotape does in fact correct the underlying cause
First: Thousands of chronic pain patients have been
helped after countless years of going to numerous doctors and
pain specialists and trying everything. Why did nothing or no
one else have a placebo effect? Why was Biotape the first
placebo to work?
Second: The percentage of people helped is greater
than what could be attributed to the “placebo effect.” It is a
scientific medical fact that thirty, and even as high as forty
percent of people will be helped by a sugar or starch pill (placebo)
if they really believe it is going to help them.
Australian national television
filmed me treating sixteen chronic pain patients. One hundred
percent were helped! Dennis Remington, M.D. for 13 years oversaw
more than 12,000 of my treatments for pain. He concluded that overall
my treatments were successful 80% of the time. I’ve learned to
help even a higher percentage of people since then.
This is still not conclusive
evidence and Darrell Stoddard may be the best placebo in the world,
but if anyone will provide ten patients who are scheduled for spinal
surgery, I will make five or more of them better with one or two treatments.
In my own mind I believe I can make nine of them better (if they are
properly hydrated and not on too much pain medication).
Founder - Pain Research Institute
Author – Pain Free for Life
and a future book
And other Diseases for a Dime
(Read about my new book in part 4 of this paper.)
Email: [email protected]
266 East 3200 North, Provo,
UT 84604 U.S.A. Phone 801-377-3891
To learn about Biotape, see articles 1
and 2 at www.healpain.net (Home
page of the Pain Research Institute)
To buy Biotape or Biotape
products, go to www.biotape.net
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