Self-diagnosis is the process of identifying medical conditions in oneself or one’s loved ones usually without direction or assistance from a physician. The process may be assisted by medical dictionaries, books, resources on the Internet, past personal experiences, or recognizing symptoms or medical signs of a condition that you yourself or a family member previously had.
In mainstream medicine self-diagnosis is accepted to be appropriate under certain circumstances. Over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications are offered on the assumption that people are capable of self-diagnosis, determining first that their condition is unlikely to be serious and then also that the possible harm caused by incorrect medication would be minor however even aspirin kills many thousands each year.
Self-diagnosis though is generally discouraged by governments, physicians, and patient care organizations. “Even physicians are discouraged from engaging in self-diagnosis, because doctors also make mistakes in diagnosing themselves. If the self-diagnosis is wrong, then the misdiagnosis can result in improper health care, including wrong treatments and lack of care for serious conditions.”
These same governments, physicians, and medical organizations believe that only a face-to-face consultation with your doctor can provide you with a proper medical assessment and diagnosis. They preach that doctors have examined hundreds of cases, providing them with a frame of reference from which they can make sound clinical judgments. I beg to differ. I am not saying medical examinations and diagnosis are a waste of time. They do have their place even though many of the tests are dangerous. Having a western diagnosis gives us a map, a frame of reference with which to partially understand what is happening to our bodies. But western medical diagnosis is not descriptive, they do not give any view of the underlying dynamics of a person’s disease.
To be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, for example, is to be given a diagnostic label that is rarely helpful and even more rarely does it lead to a cure. However, grouping symptom pictures into a diagnosis at least lets us know we have a serious problem that needs dealing with.
New Ways of Diagnosing
It is interesting to learn that assessing voltage is a new easy way of diagnosing (in part) the body and its problems. This is important because diagnosis can be a convoluted medical game that just traps patients into a course of treatment that medical boards demand doctors administer.
Voltage readings add to other basic measurements like pH, breathing rate, oxygen levels in the blood, basal body temperature, hydration level, and the instant information that can be gotten from a simple color test. All of these are easy and inexpensive tests that can be done at home. One can also approximate one’s iodine and magnesium levels fairly easily. (See my chapter Self-Diagnosis in my Treatment Essentials book for full details on these tests.)
Now we add a voltage test with microcurrent devices (which is the same as measuring pH) but instead of systemic pH tests of the urine or saliva we can test the voltage of any point in the body. This is helpful because our systemic treatments do not always get to the local areas that are in desperate need of attention. Those are the areas that hurt.
Don’t believe that pH is directly proportional to voltage?See a site that converts pH to voltage.The term pH means Potential Hydrogen and thus this pH number corresponds also to a voltage measurement. The relation between pH and cell potential is derived from the Nernst equation. Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range right around 7.45 which is exactly -25.71 mV – (millivolts of current). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. When pH and voltage goes off, microbes begin to grow. When voltage and pH drops, oxygen delivery to cells suffers.
It is important to note that body temperature affects pH and thus voltage so when our temperature drops so does our voltage. Dr. Jerry Tennant tells us that, “Measurement of the salivary pH give you an indirect indication of cellular voltage. You can think of it as how much voltage is stored in your cellular batteries. It should never be lower than 6.5.”
Dr. Tennant also says, “Measurement of the urinary pH gives you an indication of the voltage of the extracellular and lymphatic spaces. It should also be about 6.5 after you get rid of your first morning urine. (The first morning urine represents the acid you got rid of during the night.) However, if your daytime urine pH is less than 6.5, you are dumping more acid because your extracellular space has become too acid.”
When we add a full heart rate variability (HRV) test, which takes all of five minutes reading the timing of each heartbeat (which gives you a numerical number for stress levels among a host of other things), we have a new diagnostic system—the diagnostic system of Natural Allopathic Medicine.
All of these tests are non-invasive. Together these tests (one might add hair and mineral analysis) yield a comprehensive picture of a patient that is not offered and even believed in by most orthodox doctors, who do not have the inclination to probe basic pathology patterns common to all patients. These tests provide a wealth of information and knowledge that is extremely useful, even after receiving an official diagnosis from a registered doctor.
When you become concerned about a medical problem those in allopathic medicine would tell you to make a doctor’s appointment first and to never use the Internet to replace the “in-person” medical evaluation. They do not want you to walk into their office armed with printed information that they have no intention of looking at.
Medical officials would tell you to visit only sanctioned Internet sites of supposedly reputable health associations (e.g. The Heart and Stroke Foundation). Most doctors do not enjoy their patients challenging their authority and they certainly do not want to hear you asking why they are not prescribing magnesium or sodium bicarbonate.
There are measurements of disease that doctors miss altogether because they are not trained in medical basics. Meaning they are mostly blind to what is really going on in their patients’ bodies so their treatments are not effective yet they still want to monopolize medicine and healthcare.
Is it really too hard for them to understand that body temperature is very important to the functioning of the immune system so cold body conditions are serious. pH and voltage levels are fundamental, so are oxygen and CO2 levels, mineral deficiencies, hydration levels and so on.
The bottom line to self-diagnosis is to listen to your own body, pay attention to what it is showing you and how it reacts to your attempts to treat yourself and when to realize that outside medical care may be necessary after all. It pays to become educated about one`s own health because surrendering to someone else can end up with us paying a high price because we end up surrendering to someone else’s ignorance.
Many guides are online that give warning symptoms and red flags, that should be signals that medical evaluation should be sought, for example: bleeding that won’t stop, high fevers of long duration, overdoses of medicines or chemicals, prolonged vomiting and dehydration, severe burns etc.