This is a story that really does show the power of positive thinking and how amazing it can be for your health.
In 1950, a new drug called Krebiozen had received sensational national publicity as a ‘cure’ for cancer and was being tested by the American Medical Association. A researcher involved in this was Doctor Klopfer.
One of his patients was suffering from cancer of the lymph nodes. All standard treatments had been exhausted and the patient appeared to have little time left. His neck, armpits, chest, abdomen, and groin were filled with tumors the size of oranges and his spleen and liver were so enlarged that two pints of milky fluid had to be drained from his body each day.
The patient begged the doctor to be given the Krebiozen treatments. At first his doctor refused as it wasn’t proven and was only to be tested on patients with a life expectancy of at least 3 months. He begged so hard that Klopfer decided to give him an injection on the Friday, though he secretly suspected Wright would not last the weekend.
On the following Monday, Klopfer found his patient out of bed and walking around. The doctor reported that his tumors had ‘melted like snowballs on a hot stove’ and were half their original size. This was a far more rapid decrease in size than even the strongest X-ray treatments could accomplish.
Ten days after the first treatment, he left the hospital with as far as the doctors could tell, no signs of cancer. The patient remained well for about two months, but then articles began to appear asserting that Krebiozen actually had no effect on cancer of the lymph nodes. The patient, who was rigidly logical and scientific in his thinking, became very depressed, suffered a relapse and was readmitted to the hospital. This time his physician decided to try an experiment.
Klopfer told his patient that Krebiozen was every bit as effective as it had seemed, but that some of the initial supplies of the drug had deteriorated during shipping. He explained, however, that he had a new highly concentrated version of the drug. Of course, the doctor did not have a new version of it and intended to inject the patient with plain sterile water. Again, the results were dramatic. Tumor masses melted, chest fluid vanished and the patient was quickly back on his feet. Yet he had been injected with nothing more than sterile water.
The patient remained symptom free for another two months, but the American Medical Association announced that a nationwide study of Krebiozen had found the drug worthless in the treatment of cancer. This time the patients faith was completely shattered. His cancer blossomed anew and he died shortly after.
This story is tragic, but contains a powerful message: when we are fortunate enough to bypass our disbelief and tap the healing forces within us, the power of positive thinking can cause tumors to melt away.