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Multi-Etiological Sumtotal Syndrome" (MESS)
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Multi Etiological Sumtotal Syndrome
by Han M.Stiekema , (holistic) physician since 1972(Dutch text from 1999 and more relevant than
|1. The health situation has changed dramatically since
World War II. One of the most significant factors is the shift of the individual causes complex
to a situation in which we are all exposed to a range of more or less the same illness
causing influences. The individualistic-analytical approach is still rampant, reason why medicine
has been unable to keep up. Especially in mainstream medicine it is still largely so, that
if the patient is eligible for treatment, he or she should first fit in pre-formed
diagnostic schedules. In the corridors we hear than jocular remarks like. "The
patient is there for the doctor," the "moving up health care" or
"terminal care that creates terminal patients" The aforementioned diagnoses are,
after all, related to cellular abnormalities, diseases which by definition belong in
(last) chronic stages. Usually the patient has then (often) already decades of prodromal
stages (early stages) behind him or her self. The treating physician has for signs and
symptoms associated with these early stages -.. understanding of these stages in his study
he/she never gained - usually no other option than symptom suppressing drugs, measures
that worsen the disease rather than remedy.
2. The "rise" of the so-called
"new risks" has, however, has waken up the hitherto complacent medical world. Despite all the medical,
pharmacological, technological and surgical efforts, diease is rather increasing rather
than decreasing, along with an alarming number of "new diseases" and that at a
younger age. There are already 30.000 "different diseases" registered. Which increasingly brings about turmoil, confusion, uncertainty and
concern in all sectors of society. The conference held in December 1998 in The Hague *
about the "new risks", a partnership between business, government and insurance
companies, was an initial manifestation of it. Besides the direct benefit of the patient,
there are major financial and economic interests at stake. Just take sick leave and
soaring disability benefits. From the congress folder: "New risks are linked in
particular to the advancing technology: Increasingly risks sneak in our society that we
had not foreseen: DES, BSE, disorders associated with the nuclear risk, climate change,
diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, RSI, EMF, OPS, effects of pesticide use,
(2013: electro-smog, dementia, Altzheimer, cancer). New risks can not perceived by human
senses, popping up - because of this - unexpectedly, often lack a scientific basis ,
have a long incubation period, are large-scale, can affect anyone while seriously
threatening society. And new risks are according to their nature and size are
difficult to fit in in traditional insurance solutions ".
* The conference, "for unknown
reasons" was canceled at the last minute ...
3. Thus, the conference
brochure gives a good indication, where the shoe pinches: the traditional approach to
health care fails increasingly and widely when it comes to the current health-threatening
factors. Factors that not only produce "new risks", but worsen the statistics of
existing common diseases such as heart disease, lung disease, diseases of the skeletal,
degenerative diseases, mental disorders and cancer, for example *. How this usually works?
Take ME or chronic fatigue-syndrome. Firstly, a physical inventory of the symptoms, in
this case that chronic fatigue, fever, swollen glands, sore throat, muscle and joint pain,
digestive disorders, dizziness, headache, sleep and concentration disorders , memory and
vision loss, is made. This combination of symptoms is subsequently defined by giving it a
special name: in this case "ME" as a separate entity, an isolated SPECIFIC
DISEASE. As usual, the search starts for "specific" causes,
"belonging" to this "specific" disease. Which of course requires
"intensive research" (...). Given "the complexity of the disorder a very
broad field of research is necessary" says a letter to ME patients. Subsequently, one
promptly returns to the traditional model, individualizing and analytizing "this
particular case". Medical history, laboratory, objectively verifying the findings
with regular clinical, bio-chemical, toxicological and even orthomolecular approaches have
to be tried. Moreover, there must be further investigation of hormone-like substances in
the immune system (cytokines), investigation of unknown viruses, ditto in the field of
endocrinology, neuro-physiology, psychology besides environmental factors. In conventional
medicine, the letter continues, no effective therapy is (yet) available, as opposed to the
alternative circuit, for example, where diets (temporarily) help (....).
* 40% increase in the coming decades ...
despite (or because of) our increasing technological progress.
4. What is immediately
striking is, that FIRST a GIGANTIC (in time, money and effort) scientific research is
"interposed", before the patients can expect any effective therapy. Pleasant for
all those scientists, unacceptable for the victims. It is here that a gross fallacy is
made. Firstly, diseases are (almost) never mono-causal, but multi-causal. Example THE
cause of ME, migraine, heart attack or cancer doesn't exist. They are always several
factors COLLECTIVELY, SIMULTANEOUSLY, UNINTERRUPTED and OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME
interacting. The second point is that we already know those causal factors, rather than
still to be sought for. It has to do with the "great risks for society as a
whole" as stated in the above-mentioned conference folder. These are disease causing
factors, everyone more or less exposed to. These include: Industrial agriculture and ditto
food, junk food and eating habits, drinking too little, lack of exercise, our toxic
environment, the amalgam syndrome, iatrogenic factors (and adverse drug reactions),
electro-magnetic pollution (EMF), the digital addiction and last but not least the stress,
the pressure, the overkill of impressions and "information", hazards of the
workplace, the insecurities, the angst, meaninglesness and loneliness, to name but a few.
5. These disease causing
factors affect EVERYONE continuously and simultaneously. It is a multifactorial etiology -
a "causal swamp" -. from which no one can escape. Everyone is day and night
exposed, the etiological complex has an undisputed continuous effect on body and mind.
E.g. everyone has an intake of at least tens of thousands different chemical substances
each day, (of which not yet 1% has been studied on harmfulness), everyone living in a
permanent electro-soup of the most different types of radiation. "Everyone has
stress", most have amalgam in the mouth and swallows drugs regularly. That same
majority also live unhealthy with poor diet, drinking too little, an excess of stimulants
and lack of exercise. This "SumTotal" of etiological factors acting in
the human body through accumulation, potentiation, synergy, resonance and facilitation.
The degree of effectiveness and thus harm, depends on 1. the vulnerability of the person
concerned (unborn, babies, children and the elderly ), 2. the focus of the action (one has
more to endure from electro-smog, the other from toxins), 3. the individual biography (the
effect is primarily related to someone's past "weak spots", 4. the synergistic
effect of the various influences (e.g. the "new risks" are often the result of
the COMBINED effect of antibiotics, pesticides and additives in the diet, smoking, the
70.000! different chemicals in our house, electro-smog of wireless networks, the CO and
benzene from our car, mercury poisoning from amalgam etc.etc.,TOGETHER, enough reason to
distrust all so-called "safe" maximum dosages and toxicity limits of single
substances. They are - intentionally or not - eyewash. The figures are indeed devastating:
despite all "protective measures" our health deteriorates by the day.
|6. In addition to the causing factors, the
effects are also known. It follws a fascinating logic. First functions are affected, later
followed by cell-damage. To start with. How the above mentioned primary cause-complex
works itself out in the body, is called the secondary complex. The
combination of these etiological factors reveal themselves as disorders of the "Flow
System", the dynamic balance between input, processing and output, respectively of
nutrition, water, waste and toxins. This metabolic balance is classified into seven
stages: nutrition, digestion, circulation, (cell) assimilation and combustion,
detoxification and excretion. It manifests itself as extra-cellular disorders
(connective tissue, capillaries, mucous membranes, skin), with or without self-poisoning
from their own gut, disruption of the intestinal flora, infection and inflammation, fungi
(candida), hypoglycemia, deficiencies (vitamins, minerals and trace elements),
acidification, enzyme damage, food intolerance, thickening of the blood (Hct), thickening
of the basal membrane of the capillaries with problems of permeablity of nutrients and
waste to and from the cells, risk factors in the blood, slagging of the connective tissue,
poisoning by one's own waste and toxins, an overburdened liver and kidneys, local acidose,
allergies, decreased melatonin production and overall weakening of the immune system. Due
to the aforementioned cause- complex, plus the impact of our internal environment, the
cell is exposed to increasing pressure, until the versatile disorders and damages reach a
critical limit. Few is already enough - a flu, fatigue, a flight, stress or even drinking
a cup of coffee "as the straw that breaks the camel's back" - making that the
cell "suddenly" derails (intra-cellular damage). Which
manifests itself in disorders of the cell membrane, internal cell-disfunctions, like
cellular respiration, the RNA, hormonal disregulations, disturbances of brain function and
the EEC, vegetative disorders like a sympaticus fixation (stress). Finally, mental (ADHD)
and psychological problems.
|7. The visible manifestations
of this we, neat as it should, have put in separate boxes. In fact, they are part of
the tertiary complex of the MESS, including not only severe food
intolerance, ditto allergy, RSI, PMS, ME, EMF (electro-magnetic fields), fibromyalgia, but
also chronic digestive disorders, e.g. intestinal inflammation, with or without causing
effects elsewhere in the body ("foci"), depression, sleep disturbances,
menopause, premature aging, immune weakness, infertility, viral diseases and
intoxications. Instead of "separate disease", in reality they are nothing but
aspects of the impact the overarching causing complex has. The resulting "civilization"
diseases (quaternary complex) -. for example, migraine, asthma,
high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, adult-onset diabetes, skin diseases,
osteoporosis , low back pain, rheumatism, degenerative diseases, Crohn's disease,
irritable bowel syndrome, many women's diseases, Alzheimer's, cancer and many other
diseases - fit into this row, they are the chronic stages of the foregoing with the MESS
as COMMON DENOMINATOR. Individual diseases are nothing but the result of the
above "SumTotal", in interaction with the specific health situation and the
biography of the individual patient: all variations on the same theme. A
"safe dose" of only one factor, without including the others and the individual
vulnerability, is bunk. The omni-present "SumTotal": the interaction of the
various factors during a certain time - plus insight in the various stages of
disease-development (pathology) - is the determining factor, decisive for the individual
"fate". Research in which the causes are mixed up with the effects - e.g.
"myocardial infarction due to vascular occlusion" - is therefore incorrect and
misleading. The latter isn't the CAUSE of a heart attack, but is itself a late effect
of a preceding cause and effect chain, indeed, a long pathological development. The choice
is between causal and symptomatic approach. The causes are known, their interaction is
known, the pathological stages in the body are known, so why waiting for the "outcome
of (common) scientific research?" Instead of just to follow one line back, the broad
spectrum, the whole "field" has to be scrutinized. In all above-mentioned cases
prevention and therapy can start immediately.
8. It consists of as much as
possible eliminate or reduce the disease causing factors, such as the replacing the
amalgam by plastic fillings and cleaning up the house from electro-smog. Early
diagnosis and disease history, comprehensive physical examination, humoral pathology,
flow system diagnosis together, provide objective medical findings, the validity of which
is in no way inferior to that of the existing regular research and diagnostics. The
therapy starts with correcting the basic metabolic balance: health food, cleaning up the
gut, improving blood circulation, treating deficiencies (supplements), drinking a lot,
fitness and sweating, improving oxygen utilization of the cells, neutralizing foci,
promoting detoxification, de-acidification and excretion, while strengthening the immune
system. The supreme method is called "Chinese Guasha". Where necessary
relaxation (yoga, qigong) and simple self-help psychotherapy (mindfulness) could be added.
Harmful environmental and work factors should be removed. Introduction of ecological
agriculture and production of healthy food, the UMTS (G3/G4) network via a cable instead
of the ether, the Swedish standard for computers for example, reducing the hours of
"virtual activity" for children. Doing so "diseases" such as RSI, ME,
fibromyalgia, PMS, high blood pressure, migraine, tinnitis, ME, etc. etc. appear not to
stand alone, but prove to be different aspects of the same syndrome: the "Multi
Etiological Sumtotal Syndrome", obviously, with individual accents. It
proves that the individualistic-analyzing effect approach is totally inadequate. A
completely new (scientific) approach is needed, one that emphasizes the connections and
interactions, as there the key lies, instead of in the detail. The goal is "a healthy
mind in a healthy body in a healthy society." The
groundbreaking concept of "Flow System Therapy", as developed by me, along with
associated methods - optimizing basic metabolic functions - thus "automatically"
improve health. Let's join forces with self and mutual help to face the greatest health
challenge of all times.
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