Chronic Illness Treated without Drug or Surgical Therapy (a study of 20 patients)


Stuart Lanson, MD
Scottsdale, AZ

A retrospective outcome study was performed on twenty compliant patients with twenty different chronic diseases. These patients had failed to respond to traditional medical or surgical therapy and had been previously treated on average by four physicians. Multiple modalities were used to treat these patients including oxygen therapy, intravenous nutrients, avoidance, nutritional supplements, neutralization, immunotherapy, diet modification, house and workplace environmental changes, and homeopathy. The results of treatment were collated from patients Õ charts, and three different questionnaires designed to determine the patients Õ status were used to evaluate outcomes.

The results were analyzed as follows: a metabolic screening questionnaire reviewing system complaints was filled out at each visit by the patient and the mean was plotted against baseline over a period of six to sixty months. This questionnaire showed a remarkable decline in system scores, irrespective of the diagnosis. There was a sixty-four percent reduction in system scores at 4 months of treatment and eighty-two percent reduction at 6 months.

At each visit, a second questionnaire called a symptom score was also tabulated by the physician and then plotted against baseline. A review of these questionnaires showed a similar reduction in symptoms. Specifically, there was a sixty-four percent reduction in symptoms at three months, a seventy-nine percent at five months, and a ninety- percent at nine months.

A third questionnaire filled out by seventeen patients in the study on one occasion at least three months into treatment evaluated modes of therapy and overall improvement. The average improvement was eighty- eight percent at nine months.

The presentation will detail the format and positive concordance of the three questionnaires and will also show the results.
The conclusions of the outcome study were as follows:

Non-drug, non-surgical therapy was more effective in the treatment of twenty compliant patients with chronic illness than drug or surgical therapy.

Effective non-drug, non-surgical therapy included, in order of efficacy: oxygen therapy, intravenous nutrients, patient education, avoidance of incitants, nutritional supplements, neutralization, immunotherapy, homeopathy, diet modification, and house/workplace environmental changes.

Patients report an average of 64% improvement in symptoms at three months on treatment and a 90% improvement at nine months.

Observer dependent objective data from patients while on treatment has positive concordance with their ultimate clinical course.

Improvement does not progress in a straight line. Some patients worsen in the second month of treatment presumably from mobilization of xenobiotics.

Regardless of the diagnosis, improvement in primary symptom scores and general multi-system scores occur in parallel.

No one modality is effective in all patients.