SUBJECT: Dr. Otis G. (O.G.) Carroll, Naturopathic Pioneer
Constitutional Hydrotherapy: "In the 1890s, a young man stricken with arthritis healed his affliction under the guidance of Dr. LeDoux (one of the pioneers of US naturopathic medicine), who had studied with Father Kneipp. This young man was so inspired that he in turn studied with Dr. LeDoux and Dr. Lindlahr in Chicago from 1904 to 1908, at which time he then brought his talents west to Spokane, Washington, where he became licensed as a sanipractor. This man was Dr. Otis G. Carroll. Dr. Carroll (usually referred to as O.G.) was also an electrician and was intrigued by the emerging field of electrotherapy utilized by John Harvey Kellogg, M.D. Based on this interest, O.G. decided to combine the applications of hot and cold packs with electrical stimulation and called it 'constitutional hydrotherapy.' According to Dr. Carroll, the constitutional hydrotherapy was twice as effective in a much shorter time than the standard hydrotherapy of the day." --Dr. Letitia Dick-Watrous: The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, volume 7, no.2
Before that, a typical hydrotherapy treatment could last from 2-4 hours. This reduced the treatment to a 45 minute to one hour treatment.
The Carroll Food Intolerance Test:
There came a time when Dr. Carroll's only son Bob became ill, and nothing
in Dr. Carroll's healing arsenal could restore him to health. He suspected
digestive problems involving food intolerances, and set out to find answers.
When I became seriously ill in the late 1970s, my personal physician was the legendary Dr. Harold Dick, N.D., followed by his daughter and partner in practice years later, Dr. Letitia Dick-Watrous, N.D., both of Spokane, Washington.
First Dr. Dick's brother, then he and his family, were successfully treated by Dr. Carroll (See Dr. Dick's fascinating account in "His Story"). Soon after, due to his experiences with Dr. Carroll, Dr. Dick went into naturopathic medicine himself, after taking a brief turn into conventional medical studies by error, and did a residency with Dr. Carroll after graduating from naturopathic college to learn the "old ways" as well as the new diagnostic and treatment modalities created or improved upon by Dr. Carroll.
I've never seen a more effective treatment than constitutional hydrotherapy applied in a clinical setting, although hydrotherapy alone has such power that it can be used for virtually any condition of ill health since it primarily stimulates blood circulation and toxic eliminations, to the benefit of all. Hydrotherapy alone is so simple you can do it at home. It requires hot and cold running water, a few towels, a wool blanket to cover the towels, and a helper to apply the towel packs, although there is a way to do hydrotherapy alone. Loma Linda Hospital, the scene of the first heart transplants, has a fact sheet on the effects of alternating hot and cold on blood circulation.
The O.G. Carroll Food Intolerance Test and Constitutional Hydrotherapy
represent the most effective diagnostic tool and therapy I've ever found,
both from personal experience and through research. Up until the 2004-5
school year, neither were taught in the naturopathic colleges and both
required a 3-year residency with Dr. Carroll, or later on, with students
of Dr. Carroll's methods. These are finally part of the curriculum at
Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and maybe others by now.
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There are numerous methods for determining food allergies and sensitivities- the elimination diet, challenge diet, Coca Pulse test, cytoxic test, RAST test, ELISA test, skin test, sublingual test, VEGA test, EAV, and others. None of these is entirely satisfactory. The main method that we use for biopurification is the food intolerance method developed by Dr. Abrahms, a medical doctor and physiologist, of Stanford in the early 1900's and used by Dr. Otis G. Carroll and his followers. It is the method that has been used the longest with good clinical results and is the method which has been used most extensively in conjunction with hydrotherapy and biopurification.
Dr. Carroll practiced in Spokane, Washington from 1908 until 1963. During the early years of his practice he had a number of difficult cases which he could not cure. His auscultory (stethoscope) exam showed him that the problem in such cases was usually in the stomach (this was a time when physicians used their stethoscopes as an art and science, listening to the heart with such subtleties as an Oriental practitioner listening to the pulse). The concept of food allergy was almost unheard of, but Dr. Carroll experimented with different foods to find which were causing the problems. From these findings he was able to devise a method for identifying a patient's intolerance to a food, food group, or combination of foods which should be avoided because they cannot be digested and/or assimilated properly by that patient. Such an intolerance appears to be constitutional and unchanging, similar to one's blood type.
In the words of Dr. Carroll, "Health must at all times come from and be maintained by digested foods." When a person eats foods to which he is intolerant, these foods are not properly digested and assimilated. If these foods are high in carbohydrates, fermentation occurs; if they are high in proteins, putrefaction occurs; if they are high in fats, rancidification occurs. All lead to a slow poisoning of the intestinal tract and eventually of all the body systems. Each unique, individual person will respond differently to eating his food intolerance, depending on his constitutional strength. A person with a weak constitution is more susceptible to developing early symptoms of toxemia such as intestinal discomfort, asthma, skin eruptions, fatigue or mental confusion with ingestion of even minute amounts of the irritating food. Another person, with a strong constitution may eat his or her food intolerance several times a day without the slightest noticeable discomfort. However, it was Dr. Carroll's hypothesis, based on over sixty years of clinical observation, that even though a person's constitution was strong, if they ate their food intolerance, a strain was placed on the whole organism, and sooner or later systemic damage would occur. One is reminded that a tumor of the colon takes about twenty years to develop before the person experiences any symptoms. Similarly, a tumor of the breast takes about twelve years of development before it becomes palpable. During these years, the person may have felt great. Prevention is always the better cure."
2005: My only child, Michelle, was tested for food intolerances in infancy. Her only illnesses up to the age of 5 were related to dietary "errors"--eating the foods she shouldn't by accident (or by design, as young children do). When she was 5, a minor injury on a military base led to an almost forced vaccination, which was followed immediately by infection with the flesh-eating bacteria Strept A, complicated by Staph. The infection DID NOT come from the injury site, but rather from either contaminants in the vaccine or from the systemic upset the vaccination caused. The first symptoms manifested only hours after the injection.
A battle for control of Michelle's treatment insued, which came to involve Texas legal authorities. Dr. Dick finally prevailed, at least over the medical authorities, if not the legal ones, even though by long distance phone. We were in San Antonio, Texas at the time. But the Lackland Air Force Base Pediatrics Dept. head, Col. Mark Danney, M.D., admitted in the end that he would be a "better doctor" due to his phone conversations with Dr. Dick, who remained adamant that we (all of the family became infected) NOT be treated with antibiotics that could have suppressed the infection rather than curing it and damaged our immune systems in the process. He was right. Michelle and I did nothing but follow an alkaline-forming diet that creates an unfavorable internal terrain for "unfriendly" microbes, and applied hydrotherapy at home. We made complete recoveries without any medical intervention, although we had to flee the state of Texas in the process, not because of Dr. Danney, but because of the legal wheels he set in motion before tangling with the stunningly tenacious and persuasive Dr. Harold Dick who spent hours in (unpaid) conversation with Dr. Danney on our behalf.
When we got back to Washington state (on the run), my husband had to go into a court-ordered treatment facility of his choice (the free V.A. hospital in this case) for alcohol abuse and was forcibly treated with antibiotics. His "recovery" was complicated by side effects that plagued him for years afterward. This is not to issue a wholesale condemnation of antibiotics, which have their proper use in certain emergencies, but he would have chosen not to use them if given a choice. He wasn't. They put him into quarantine immediately and antibiotics were prescribed without any consent asked or given on his part. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver at that time. A few years later, he used escharotic salves to see if they had any effect on the cirrhosis, and could feel the salves pulling in the areas of the suppressed infection as well as his liver, after which those tissues took on a more normal look and feel. There was no sign of the cirrhosis after that, either.
Michelle is now 24 and has never suffered any other illness except from occasional accidental exposures to her known food intolerances, through carelessness. She never had another vaccination, either.
We continue to use hydrotherapy at home when needed and take or send all the people we can to be tested for food intolerances and treated by the physicians who follow in a direct healing lineage from Dr. O.G. Carroll--DJT
Dianne Jacobs Thompson Est. 2003
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