The Boulderstone Technique is an example of alternative health. As most people know, alternative health is different from orthodox medicine but not everyone knows just how different.

Orthodox medicine aims to deal with the illness, despite the person. As an extreme example, a friend of mine (IM) went for heart surgery and unfortunately died. I was told the operation was actually a success. The illness was cured despite the person.

Alternative medicine aims at supporting the person despite the disease label.

It doesn’t matter what the illness is, there is always someone who gets better from it. Actually, we all have an amazing capacity to not get ill and to see off most diseases, without external aid. But sometimes we need the intervention of a health professional.

Orthodox medicine tries to kill off the illness, this is why there are so many ‘anti’ drugs (antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, etc.). However, killing off the illness leaves you open to getting the same illness again, at a later date, or causing something more serious, unless you resolve the cause. Orthodox medicine doesn’t necessarily help the person.

Have you noticed how often you get told that a particular drug is good for a particular problem only to be told a few years later it actually causes other problems. This is often because the focus is on the illness not the person.

Alternative medicine aims to find and deal with the reason you haven’t got better on your own, it treats the person and their cause. That way you will get better under your own steam as quickly as possible and will be able to deal with similar problems in the future. There will also be no side effects.

This distinction is fundamental and yet few health professionals have bothered to make themselves aware of the difference. Instead, most see alternative medicine as giving different sorts of medicine, which if they ‘worked’ would have been incorporated into orthodox medicine anyway. These people are ignorant of the true nature of alternative medicine. We are also aware that this distinction is beyond the capacity of many people to grasp.

So proof that alternative medicine actually works does not, can not and will not, come from double-blind trials and scientific tests because they are looking at the disease labels and not the person. But the double-blind trials and scientific tests are perfectly designed for orthodox medicine. Alternative medicine, on the other hand, is designed for people and so it is the person themselves who will say whether or not they have been helped by it.

We are compiling a list of people who say they have been helped by alternative health, as our evidence. While an orthodox medicine practitioner may say this list does not prove we can cure any illness, in the same vein, an alternative health practitioner may say that any double-blind trial doesn’t prove they have helped any person. And ne’er the twain shall meet.

The names on our list have been supplied by the patient, sometimes with their diagnosed illness label if they have one. Unfortunately, some live in a community that would ridicule them for wanting to be on this list and they have been represented by their initials.