That there is a very great necessity for a popularly written book on Natural Healing—or Nature Cure, as it is called—in this disease–ridden world of ours has been only too obvious to the writer for several years. The present volume may be taken, therefore, as his attempt to meet this long-felt need.
For everyone who knows anything about Nature Cure, and has realised through personal experience what its methods of treatment can do for suffering humanity, there are tens of thousands still completely ignorant as to its very existence in the world of healing, and are, as a consequence, still gripped fast within the clutches of orthodox belief and faith in the “absoluteness” and “sanctity” of Medical Science, even though in many instances they have had ample evidence of its inability to help them in their own particular cases.
In the course of his daily experience as a Naturopath—or practitioner of Nature Cure—the writer is being brought continually into contact with scores of people, drawn from every rank of society, who had previously spent practically all their time and money going from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, hospital to hospital, in the vain hope of being cured of the diseases from which they had been suffering, only to find these same diseases becoming worse, not better, at medical hands. Indeed, in many instances, they had at last been given up as “incurable,” doomed to a life of chronic invalidism, because of the inability of the men whom the nation instinctively regards as its saviours from disease to do anything for them.