The official general treatment of injuries as recognized by Scientology is a monumental contradiction of medical science. Hubbard explained that the purpose of a touch assist is to
… unlock the standing waves that are small electronic ridges of nervous energy that is not flowing as it should.
Here is actual audio of Hubbard discussing the concept of one aspect of the touch assist which requires the patient be returned to the scene of the injury and … well, just listen for yourself.
This treatment for pain is discussed at length in Scientology’s online Handbook, a humorous read for any thinking person.
The purpose of a Touch Assist is to reestablish communication with injured or ill body parts. It brings the person’s attention to the injured or affected body areas. This is done by repetitively touching the ill or injured person’s body and putting him into communication with the injury. His communication with it brings about recovery. The technique is based on the principle that the way to heal anything or remedy anything is to put somebody into communication with it.
To read this entire explanation is an epic study of the ludicrous, or to be more blunt … just plain asinine. Naturally, a claim like this should be demonstrable on a wide scale but aside from the random testimonials of people actually helped by this medical “wonder,” there is NO PROOF ANYWHERE that this has helped anyone. Like I’ve asked the phony faith healers … how about showing up at Egleston Children’s Hospital and let’s go room to room with this wonder cure!!
This theory which, surprisingly, is actually referred to as “THEORY” on the Scientology Handbook website. It is found exclusively in Hubbard’s ramblings and has no medical foundation whatsoever. Much of what is currently being exposed in the news about Narconon stems from this medical nonsense that Hubbard blabbered about in his nonsensical writings about medical science (ironic, is it not, that they are so far removed from ANYTHING scientific?). A thorough discussion of Narconon as a junk science is presented here.
Again, from the Scientology Handbook:
FROM SCIENTOLOGY HANDBOOK:
If a person has received an actual injury to the head such as being poked in the eye or hit on the head with a bat, he can be given a Touch Assist. The same applies to injuries to the teeth or painful dental work.
The Touch Assist is easy to learn and can get quite remarkable results. It has the advantage of being easy to teach others. So use it well to help those around you, and teach them to help others in turn.
One of more insane pieces of nonsense that Scientology merely wizzes by in their quest to deify this Chief of lunatics was his claim regarding the treatment of radiation sickness or even burns:
“Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns.”
– L. Ron Hubbard, ALL ABOUT RADIATION, p. 109
“We are today the only people whose processes will actually cure or handle, in any way, shape or form, atomic energy burns … you get some guy’s case in order, and then you can cure his radiation burns with fair rapidity. More work has to be done on this, but I can tell you right now that it is the one thing that does something about it. Gives us a monopoly. More importantly, it gives us this interesting position. Just being able to cure this makes us the only civil defense agency on the face of Earth today. Think of that for a minute. Because no other agency has the knowledge or equipment to even vaguely handle it.” [Hubbard, “Aims and Goals of Scientology”, lecture of 14 February 1956]
I am only assuming that this this medical knowledge stems from Hubbard’s extensive research as a nuclear physicist.
For an extensive review of Scientology’s history involving the practice of medicine, check out this page at Xenu-Directory.net