Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian immigrant who came to America as a refugee from Nazi Germany. He is best known for his discovery of what he called “orgone” energy. The orgone is a form of life energy that can be found in the atmosphere, in space, and in living organisms.
His discovery was the result of numerous experiments where he found that, out of non-living matter, motile bions develop. These bions he divided into two groups, the PA group and the T-group. PA bions are highly charged orgone units (one could analogize them to Qi or life force). T-bions (also called T-bacilli) represent the products of degeneration and appear whenever healthy tissues lose their orgone charge (or when there is an insufficient amount of orgone energy inside a cell). Bions are carriers of biological energy, and represent a transition from the non-living to the living. His experiments revealed the process by which unicellular organisms and cancer cells derive spontaneously for the vesicular disintegration of matter. Wilhelm Reich, The Cancer Biopathy.
In his view, a cancer tumor is merely a visible symptom of the disease we call cancer. Localized treatment of the tumor itself is thus a treatment of the symptom and not the cause of the disease. He preferred to call it a “biopathy” (where the term “biopathies” refers to a disease process caused by a basic dysfunction in the autonomic life apparatus). This view is based on the premise that the common denominator of all disease conditions is the disturbance in the natural pulsation in the total organism.
The living process (or biological pulsation, or alternation of contraction and expansion) can be found in single-cell organisms, in the contractions and serpentine movements of the plasma, and in the intestines, the autonomic nervous system and the cardiovascular system. He found that organs with insufficient respiration develop a biological weakness that renders them vulnerable to cancer-producing stimuli. Unlike Warburg’s view that a cancer cell is just a normal cell assuming a different metabolic pathway because of oxygen deficiency, Reich believed a cancer cell is a protozoal formation that occurs when the autonomic system ceases to function properly (though he agreed with Warburg’s findings).
As is the case with TCM and acupuncture, Warburg concluded that the localization of cancer metastases occurred where there was blockage. In his view, it was affected by “muscular armor” which blocked sexual excitations, resulting in a general shrinking of the autonomic function (the autonomic nervous system in his view represents the most concentrated energy apparatus of the human body). This biopathic shrinkage results in putrefaction of the tissues and blood, and the growth of cancer tumors is just one of its symptoms. He found in his lab that the first phase in the development of a cancer tumor is always vesicular disintegration of the tissue. However, he was unable to discern whether the T-bacilli are the result or the cause of the tissue disintegration. What he did discover was that surrounding healthy tissue must itself undergo vesicular disintegration before it can allow infiltration of the tumor.
His explanation of the profusion of cell divisions in context of cancer is tied to the antithesis of the functional unity between the plasma and the nucleus. When the biological orgone radiation declines because of the shrinkage of the plasma, mitogenetic radiation of the suffocating cell nuclei intensifies. At the biological level, this energy discharge replaces the natural orgastic convulsions of the total plasma system, and cell divisions can no longer proceed in a normal manner. Bionous disintegration reduces the cells to a formless mass of bionous vesicles we call “cancer.” Life sinks back to its lowest biological level. An analogy would be to see this as an anxiety attack among the nucleus of the cells because of suffocation.
This theory is consistent with both the Warburg theory (loss of respiration results in cancer formation) and TCM (energy blockage, or blockage of Qi, is the source of all disease).
The scientific studies of Reich also formulated a corrective response in the form of PA-bions. As the carriers of orgone energy, PA-bions can destroy the T-bacilli, preventing putrefaction of the organism. If the tissues and blood are orgonotically strong, T-bacilli would be destroyed prior to causing putrefaction. The fate of a cancer patient is thus dependent upon the relation of the B-reaction to the T-reaction.
For a vigorous orgone systems capable of absorbing a strong orgonotic charge to be present for healing, we need PA Bions (orgone energy vesicles). It is my opinion that we get PA bions (or life energy) from four sources: sun, food, water and oxygen and the protocols I have adopted are all supportive of this.
Taken in the context of these theories, the common elements of cancer sited above (suffocation, or inability to respirate, distortions of the mitochondria, or energy systems, proliferation and uncontrolled cellular growth, and the destruction of nearby cells due to lactic acid, or putrefaction) are consistent and support the conclusions reached. This makes the decisions on protocols clear.