There is only one medicine that is all-powerful...Yourself
Chapter 0: Prelude
"Mrs. Jonston, I am afraid I have some bad news, regarding your son."
"Oh Doctor, it's not the puking again, is it? The drug..."
"The drugs are not helping him any; you need to face it, that Adam is dying. He can barely move his own throat muscles to push the food down; his
limbs are dying from malnourishment; and he is getting weaker and weaker by the day."
"So then **sob**, there isn't anything else that can be done?"
The doctor, sighing, looks at Mrs. Jonston with a curious, and yet direct gaze.
"There might be something, although it's highly controversial. In talking with your son, Adam mentioned that he often has very vivid dreams of a
place called Eartha - has he ever mentioned this to you?".
She nods affirmative. "Yes, I have heard about it, filled with every kind of fantasy that a young boy could come up with - Wizards, monsters, knights
with psychic abilities, the list could go on".
The doctor, stroking his beard now. "Very interesting...What I am about to tell you will need to stay strictly within this office, I'm afraid.".
After seeing her nod in agreement, he continues.
"A long time ago, back when my counterpart & myself were rooming together for college, he came up with a rather...creative, theory. He purposed that
the human mind can actually control the healing process of a body. Several other conspiracy studies were mentioned, such as the one which stated that
people that felt like they were being prayed for had a shorter recovery time than those that didn't. In this case, I think we can use Adam's
imagination to prove if the mind really can heal the body."
"But Doc, what do you mean? Surely my boy can't be the only one that would have been in this kind of treatment before".
"And That". The Doctor said, "is where the controversial part comes in; you're right: Adam will not be the only child to have been treated in this
manner. One child has, and is now healthy, the other was unable to be healed, and did not."
She gives a worried glance. "So, **gulp** it's a hit or a miss?"
"That's one way of looking at it; the other is that the worst case, both in the treatment and out, is that your son is still on the dying
"And just what would need to be done for the experimental treatment?"
"The procedure is quite simple - Adam would be placed into a sensory-deprivation chamber, with an IV to allow for nutrients to be passed in during
the sessions. He will be in the chamber for a period of one week, and at the end of each week he will be brought back to consciousness, and asked
questions about what he can remember. The fun in all of this is that, with a little persuasion, his fantasy will be the key to bringing him back to
full health. We expect to see improvements well within the first week."
A worried glance from "Mrs. Jonston. "Can you put it in plainer English? I'm still having a problem wrapping my head around this".
"To put it bluntly - What I expect will happen is that while Adam is in the deprivation chamber, he will experience the disease as a physical
manifestation; for example, an evil wizard bent on corrupting Eartha, and enslaving everyone on it. In his dream, it might be up to him alone to save
the kingdom. Now, on a subconscious level, his body will see to it that it fights the disease, keeping it from spreading into his body further, just
as his dream character fights back against the wizard. That is the premise of the theory".
Mrs. Jonston, although still worried sick, finally signs the papers, for the experiment.
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