Medical Claims

A Dianetics Ad from 1951
Since the beginning of Dianetics history, L. Ron Hubbard, stated quite clearly that it was the cure for all of mankind's "psychosomatic" ills. Supposedly being able to cure everything from a sore neck to stress and even asthma. As you can see in the following video.

Despite being ridiculous, this is also extremely dangerous because simply put it's technically practicing medicine without a license (an offense which the cult has been accused of for many years) and it is this belief which put many beginning Scientologist in danger of physical health problems. However, this belief, goes far outside the scope of Dianetics, and into the subject of Scientology as a whole but that will be explained later.