Resolving Chronic Pain: The hidden initiators

More than one in five US adults suffer from chronic pain, which translates to about 100 million American sufferers, and it is the most common cause of long-term disability. Chronic pain is also a major worldwide affliction, with more than 1.5 billion people around the world struggling with it. You would think that if we can land a man on the moon, we could find the solutions to resolving chronic pain. The problem is that the medical paradigm focuses primarily on symptomatic relief; they are also looking through the same dark polarized lens used to view the eclipse.

Traditional medicine routinely points the finger at underlying health conditions, such as nerve damage, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and other medical maladies. These conditions can be the source in some cases, but one has to start looking for root causes, of which there are many. Nine examples of common root causes are:

  • Acid pH: which causes hypoxia or low oxygen, lowering one’s pain threshold.
  • Viruses: especially herpes zoster (shingles), herpes I & II, cytomegalovirus, and others, which can migrate along nerve fibers.
  • Heavy metals: especially aluminum and mercury, both of which are neurotoxins and can destroy the myelin sheath (outer nerve covering).
  • Cranial distortions: which tension the entire dural membrane system and irritate the spinal nerves.
  • Vitamin deficiencies: especially the B-complexes, which can result in nerve irritation.
  • Omega-6 and omega-3 oils: deficiencies in organic and cold-pressed oils can prevent cell membrane repair, intracellular waste removal, and prevent oxygen and nutrients from entering the cells.
  • Toxins from root canal teeth: these dead teeth can produce hydrogen sulfide (more toxic than cyanide), mercaptan, and thioethers, all of which cause inflammation and pain.
  • Jawbone cavitations: these are residual infections in the jawbone that occur after teeth are extracted.
  • Herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides: especially the herbicide glyphosate (Round-Up), which can infiltrate into the bone marrow, organs, and nerves.

Unfortunately, in most chronic pain cases, the treating practitioners are not testing for these initiators. As a result, chronic pain patients are forced to take painkillers and other medications to mask the pain. A perfect example was a 17-year-old patient in my practice who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone marrow and skeletal muscle. When the patient came to my office initially, he was in constant pain. His oncologist, along with the other medical doctors, had no solutions. Energy medicine quickly diagnosed glyphosate in the patient’s bone marrow. Six weeks after placing the patient on a homeopathic remedy to remove the glyphosate, the patient’s pain totally resolved. In addition, after removing the “splinters” or initiators that caused the cancer, his cancer disappeared in nine months. My recent publication, Remove the “Splinters” and Watch the Body Heal, describes the process and is a must-read for anyone looking for answers to chronic pain and health issues (available on

Dr. Gerald H. Smith, IMD (integrative medical doctor) 303 Corporate Drive East Langhorne, PA, 19047 (800) 272-2323 Website:


About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.