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SEVERAL FRONTS WHERE WE MUST ACT SIMULTANEOUSLY TO OVERCOME CANCER
According to alternative medicine, to understand better the mechanisms involved in the somatization of the ailment, we need to understand the notion of human being as a multidimensional being; that means, with different energetic levels or parallel subtle bodies, where the processes of health and diseases are developed.
In this context, it is very important that the patient investigates about how, when and why he/she put in place mechanisms that led him/her to develop cancer. We also have concluded that the type of disease, its physical location in the body, its intensity and length in time involves a symbolic message through which our essential self or transpersonal self, wants to warn us about what habits or behaviours we must correct which are inappropriate to advance our personal and spiritual growth. This is the area where a good mental health professional, as a transpersonal psychologist or oncology psychologist, intuitive psychiatrist or psychotherapist can help the patient to discover these hidden reasons. However, it is ideal that the patient is the one who does all the efforts to find these causes, thus taking responsibility in correcting the inappropriate behaviour patterns. This is an important view of alternative medicine which needs to be embraced.
2.- Medical Biomagnetism
Biomagnetism created by Dr. Isaac Goiz of Mexico, is still not well known, but one of the most effective alternative medicine therapeutic tools in the treatment of cancer.
Beyond to what is perceived as a single therapy where magnets are placed on specific body parts, the amazing discoveries of Dr. Goiz involve such profound concepts that form the basis for a renewed way of doing medicine in the future.
These described findings in his book “The Phenomenon of Tumour” reveal that in any cancer, viruses are present certainly in bioenergetic synchrony and resonance with certain bacteria; all this process comes to light through “biomagnetic pairs” (positive and negative poles). But fungi and parasites may be also involved in multiple combinations to produce different types of cancer, with varying degrees of malignancy.
The viral influence was just a guess of many researchers for a long time. It is being only lately recognized that in cervical cancer, which implies a high mortality in women, Papilloma virus is always present which is a decisive factor.
Dr. Goiz, who belongs to the alternative medicine field, has categorically recognized the viral presence in cancer for many years. Then he proved that eliminating the involved germs with the impact of the magnetic force of the magnets, the cancerous phenomenon starts to reverse.
One of the striking approach of this therapy lies in the way of scanning the patient and finding “biomagnetic pairs” (body areas) which are unbalanced or infected in the patient.
The therapist will verbally listing all the points that can form “biomagnetic pairs” in the body. When she/he reaches the ones where there is some conflict, a “smart muscle response” reveals itself, that is the body’s intelligence, or rather the higher subtle counterpart within our multidimensional structure, and thus producing that the patient’s right foot is shortened or extended.
This amazing phenomenon is clearly visible in shortening or extending which may range from 5 millimeters to 5 centimeters or even more. This technique, which is considered in alternative medicine quite striking, allows you to discover other needs of the body in relation to nutrients, vitamins, minerals or other substances that the body is in need.
If a final chemotherapy has been applied recently, only the Medical Biomagnetism therapy can be done after a year from the last chemotherapy.
3.- Naturism, good nutrition and wellbeing
I will always emphasize enough the importance of a proper, energetic and balanced diet as an essential element to combat all types of diseases and especially cancer. The severity of this disease should encourage all patients to make big dietary changes; not only for the allophatic medicine followers but for alternative medicine followers as well.
As I stated in other factors which trigger cancer, it is mainly a combination of large amounts of toxic substances and free radicals present in our eating, drinking and breathing, which enhance the harmful effects of the metabolic waste produced by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites creating a major synergy; all this ultimately unhinge the nucleus of healthy cells causing reproduction chaos and transforming them into cancer cells.
I conclude that it is extremely important that the patient’s food should consist of a high proportion of raw vegetables and fruit, for several reasons:
Because vegetables, fruits, other natural products, honey, legumes, medicinal herbs, among others; contain a variety of active ingredients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc..) are antioxidants and anti-free radicals which greatly contribute to purify the blood of toxins which are present in a patient with cancer.
Many of these natural substances help to boost the immune system, aiding it to eliminate the involved germs (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) thus getting rid of cancer cells directly.
The other main reason is the increase of vital energy or “prana”. That wisely healing energy that comes from the sun and thus a greater proportion is deposited in fruits, vegetables and natural products as alternative medicine encourages all the time.
You have to know that, the more advanced the cancer is, the greater amounts of this vital energy or prana the body spends in fighting against the disease. For the same reason it is essential to daily replenish even greater amount of energy than a healthy person spends.
It is known that fruit juices (oranges, apples, pineapples, etc.) and vegetables (carrot, beetroot, chlorophyl, aloe vera, etc..) have clear advantages in the body because of the high content of natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids and energy.
In this way you can eat more of all these elements mentioned, with the advantage of having greater ease of digestion and absorption compared with the intake of whole product.
The pleasant taste of these juices can also increase the total daily water intake which helps a lot in the process of blood purification. The fluid element is also an excellent source of the healing power.
The intake of these juices allow the body to reduce or eliminate pollutants and wastes contain in other drinks like sodas, teas and coffee which usually have large amounts of contaminants.
Other measures to be taken to preserve energy, vitamins and minerals is to avoid processed foods, because in these procedures normally the energy is lost, plus all the synthetic substances and chemical that are added to refine the food.
Reducing or eliminating if possible the “four white poisons” is very important.
The white refined sugar (even brown), probably the most harmful product, because it uses the calcium that is present in cells and bones to diminish the acid level that sugar produces in the blood.
It is ideal to replace it with honey. Honey is a wonder of nature as it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc, and the most important, it has a great concentration of pranic healing energy.
The refined salt is important to replace it for “natural sea salt” which comes in crystal or coarse, has not been chemically processed therefore it contains the solar energy and magnesium content that are anticarcinogenic. It is still desirable to reduce the consumption of salt so that it does not overload the kidneys and other organs that help to purify the blood.
The white flour and its derivatives such as white bread, pasta and others need to be replaced for whole wheat flour that retains vitamins, minerals and energy.
The white rice also needs to be replaced by whole wheat rice that contains the skin since it preserves vitamins, minerals and energy.
Cleansing and detoxifying the system: The blood, lymphatic system, liver and kidneys need to be cleansed and detoxified to get strengthened in their fight against cancer, this factor reduces pollutant that contributes to uncontrolled growth of malignant cells. According to alternative medicine doctors, cancer cells with viruses and germs produce daily large amounts of toxic waste in the body, which produces a suitable environment to the reproduction of cancer cells. These toxins damage the immune system.
Drink plenty of filtered water, the more you drink the better.
Drink plenty of fruit and vegetable juice every day, so you can absorb the healing power. One of them is carrot and beetroot juice for its important contribution of beta-carotene and vitamin A. Another is carrot and apple.
Chew your food very well. This helps to absorb more healing “pranic” energy through the tongue to the subtle bodies.
Make sure you get enough fibre each day with food.
Always prefer raw foods (vegetables and fruits) to cooked, raw foods do not lose their value in minerals and vitamins, preferably organic.
Eat 3 servings of fruits daily, check if you are allergic or intolerant to any food and if so remove them from the diet.
If you have constipation make some enema with warm water or add lemon juice to warm water in the morning, first thing in the morning. Enemas contribute greatly to the cleansing of the body.
Use spices or dressings sparingly. The most suitable are thyme, cloves, parsley, cumin, fennel and sage. Use salt in moderation and use sea salt.
Eliminate alcohol, coffee, black tea and beverage industry (soft drinks, colas, sodas, soft drinks, etc.).
Remove intake of saturated fats, fried foods, especially sausages, french fries, refined foods, precooked, packaged or canned food.
Avoid milk products (except for yoghurt), replace it with non transgenic soy products (milk, tofu and cheese).
Deworm your body regularly, that is very common routine in alternative medicine. There are safe products to use which are very effective.
Breakfast: have raw fruit for breakfast and fresh season fruits. You should also eat plain yogurt with honey. Drink plane green tea, sweetened with honey, green tea is a powerful antioxidant and anticancer. Orange juice with honey provides energy + Vitamin C + bioflavonoids, etc. Eat as many fresh fruits from the season as you can, separate one from the other, first in the morning, choose from: banana, pear, kiwi, apple, melon, peaches, apricots, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, figs, etc., provide much solar healing energy, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to the immune system.
Mid-morning: Drink a glass of grape juice, carrot or apple. Add some nuts (provided they have no salt or are fried).
Noon: Eat green vegetables, raw and fresh, or eat a mixed salad dressed with plenty of extra virgin olive oil (no vinegar) and enough lemon juice (lettuce, celery, chicory, cabbage, spinach, zucchinis, etc.), you may include egg yolk in it three times a week. And try to always put some garlic to it, onion and parsley. Among the most desirable vegetables are cruciferous (whole cabbage family).
Cooked vegetables (to a lesser extent, ideally steamed Pyrex glass only or, better, in a clay pot because they retain good pranic healing energies while metal pots absorb and retain such healing power. In some oriental stores sell containers of bamboo for this purpose, you can also steam spinach, chard, broccoli, zucchinis, green beans, other beans, dragon tooth buds , and other vegetables, etc. Alfalfa sprouts should be eaten raw.
All this can be pretty dress with lemon juice, olive oil or grape seed oil, herbal flavours. Try to avoid irritating dressings. You can choose to combine with vegetables or salads the following foods: Brown rice or basmati rice (from India), Mung Beans (from India) are smaller and lighter and digestible. Other legumes such as lentils, beans and chickpeas, only for those who can digest them well and without saturated fats. The vegetables provide energy, various nutrients and important proteins. Alternative medicine field takes into consideration all these recommendations.
All types of mushrooms, edible mushrooms, maitake, shiitake or reishi. All these products have significant anti-tumour and immune system stimulants. Eat raw peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, raisins. Eat ten raw almonds daily, they contain laetrile, a substance with anticancer properties. Soya and its derivatives, soy meat (well seasoned for flavour), soy flour, soy milk, soy cheese and tofu, you can also choose fish, white meat chicken or turkey with no fat, to a lesser extent with vegetable. It is Important to add some seaweed (kelp, etc.) ocasionally for their contribution in iodine that promotes the production of thyroid hormone which is necessary in the fight against cancer.
For dessert take apple (raw, boiled or baked) or some yogurt.
Afternoon snack: Drink some home made fruit juice as well as some dried fruit (without salt or sulphur dioxide).
Dinner: Make it if possible before 20hrs. Vegetable soup, fish or white meat of poultry. For dessert, again apple.
After dinner you can only drink water and fresh fruit juices if you were hungry.
Get some moderate exercise every day, for example, walking an hour in a natural environment as the sea, rainforest or wooded landscape.
Wear shoes with natural sole insulation. It would be advisable to walk barefoot on grass, sand or tile a few minutes before bed to discharge static electricity accumulated. Besides of these suggestions, it improves circulation and gathers earth healing energy.
Remove as much as you can contaminants such as electromagnetic microwave ovens, fluorescent and halogen lights, proximity to TV and PC screens, processors, mobile phones, etc. They mus not be in the bedroom, where you sleep or at least NOT on your night table close to you. These recommendations are part of any alternative medicine protocols.
Before you go to bed wash your teeth and then rinse your mouth with water and iodized salt or diluted hydrogen peroxide.
Diminish the level of toxicity in all the products that you use at home and on your body, inside and outside.
4.- Nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, amino-acids and antioxidants
It is very important that you choose a good and reliable brand, there is so much choice in the market, but many of them are not really good, because they might contain toxicity and they are manufactured not in an appropriate procedure. The main brand that I recommentd are: Solgar, Solar, Metagenics, Good Heath, Real Thing.
Vitamin C (as natural as possible) start with 1000 mg per day, increase the amount up to 3000mg daily. Must be taken separated in 3 servings daily, dose that keeps the right level in the blood. I recommend Solgar, Ester-C Plus 1000mg. It must be Ester-C because the level are non acidic. Or you can also try Metagenics.
L-lysine 1.5 grams (or 1500mg) daily, (3 tablets of 500mg) strengthens the collagen surrounding the cells and it prevents the penetration of virus to the core of them.
The combination of high doses of vitamin C and the amino acid L-Lysine is a powerful antiviral and anticancer, therefore recommended by Dr. Mattias Rath from Germany, who belongs to the alternative medicine field.
Coenzyme Q-10, 100mg daily. Similar but more potent antioxidant than vitamin E. It stimulates the immune system and increases tissue oxygenation, which hinders the proliferation of cancer cells or shark cartilage “Chondroitin” 6grm daily in 3 divided doses. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of some tumours, simultaneously stimulating the immune system.
Probiotics for intestinal flora because it contains positive bacteria that balance the bowel function and boost the immune system.
Tumeric capsules daily. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and has anti-tumor qualities.
Cat’s claw, 5 capsules daily. It is one of the most effective herbs, which enhances the immune system and has anti-tumor properties.
Ging Seng 3 capsules. It provides Yang energy needed to balance Yin diet.
Propolis 6 capsules per day. It boosts the immune system and acts on germs.
Pollen 2 tablets a day, plus vitamin combination of energy, minerals, amino acids, etc.
Royal Jelly 2 small doses in the language daily and fasting. Powerful energy.
Aloe Vera, 3/2 cups a day. The juice of this wonderful plant has extraordinary qualities of cleansing and regeneration.
5.- Herbs, fruits and others
in certain herbs and medicinal plants, numerous active chemical principles are found which react synchronously with each other to produce several positive effects, without the harmful side effects of drugs.
Due to the viral origin of cancer and the involvement of others germs, all the herbs that have a known stimulant of the immune system, have therefore a powerful anti-cancer effect. Among these, there are cat’s claw, astragalus, echinacea, olive leaf extract, green tea, propolis, etc.
Anticancer principles in various fruits, vegetables and foods:
Citrus fruits: Its use reduces the risk of stomach cancer and esophagus mainly due to its richness in vitamin C to counteract the effects of nitrosamines.
Garlic: Contains various protective substances such as allyl disfuro and quercetin that inhibit nitrosamines and aflatoxins, two types of aggressive substances that promote the development of stomach cancer, lung or liver.
Peach: It is rich in beta-carotene which is an anti-cancer component
Algae: Its daily intake in Japan may explain the low incidence breast cancer in this country.
Whole wheat Rice: This food contains protease inhibitors that protect against cancer especially colon, breast and prostate.
Spinach: the remarkable presence of carotenoid components and chlorophyll gives anticancer properties.
Cabbage: Various studies seem to show that the cabbage family, due to its rich beta carotene, sulphured amino acids and other components can help prevent cancer.
Strawberries: Research in Italy has demonstrated their ability to neutralize nitrosamines, due to its richness in vitamins and polyphenols, known as potent antioxidants.
Apples: fresh apple juice, pulp and skin pectin containing substances such as chlorogenic and ellagic acids, which have been shown to have antitumor properties.
Pineapple: Studies in The University of Hawaii have demonstrated that pineapple extract has antitumor action due to the effect of the enzyme peroxidase.
Carrot: Its carotenoid component contain anticancer properties.
Tomato: is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant pigment, lycopene, which has shown antitumor effects.
Beetroot: There are interesting researching carried out in Hungary between 1950 and 1960 on cancer patients that show the positive action of sulphur, vitamins and a pigment component called betaine against cancer.
Homeopathy is a sub-system of natural health care in which extreme dilutions of substances from nature are used to stimulate a healing response. The basic principle of homeopathy is that substances that elicit a particular symptom picture in their physical form (for example onion causing itchy watery eyes and a runny nose with discharge that burns) can be used in a diluted form to stimulate the healing of the same set of symptoms.
Using this principle, a homeopath working with an individual that suffers from allergies (with the specific symptoms of watery itchy eyes and a runny nose with discharge that burns) might select homeopathic onion.
In the US, most alternative medicine health care professionals use homeopathy in combination with other approaches (nutritional and immune system support, diet and detoxification programs, etc), so it’s not typically considered as a primary or stand-alone therapy for cancer. However, when used correctly, and in combination with necessary therapies, it can be an amazingly powerful tool for empowering someone to heal themselves of cancer. There are many cases in homeopathic literature (from other countries where homeopathy is more commonly used for cancer) in which the correct homeopathic recommendation resulted in the resolution of tumours, reversal of the cancer process, and recovery by the patient.
Reflexology means applying pressure and massage to areas on your feet, hands and ears. The feet are the most common area to treat. According to reflexologists, you have ‘reflex areas’ in your feet that match every part of your body. Therapists claim that there is a map of the left side of your body on your left foot, and the right side of your body on your right foot.
Reflexology inspires balance within the body, and creates a harmonious environment through which the vital universal life-force (Chi) can freely flow.
Reflexology may help relieve symptoms often related to cancer treatment such as nausea, insomnia and stress. The technique also is believed to have a generally beneficial effect on a person’s health and well-being according to alternative medicine field.
As part of traditional chinese alternative medicine, acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years.
Acupuncture is defined as the application of stimulation such as needling, moxibustion, cupping, and acupressure on specific sites of the body known as acupuncture points.
Acupuncture has been practiced in the United States for about 200 years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the acupuncture needle as a medical device in 1996.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of illnesses and ailments; however, cancer patients predominantly use it for pain management and nausea and vomiting (N/V) control.
To date, most reported acupuncture research on cancer has been carried out in China.
Laboratory and animal studies to explore the mechanisms of acupuncture for cancer treatment have focused mainly on the role of acupuncture in the activation of immune function, such as increasing blood cell count and enhancing lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity.
The aim of most acupuncture clinical observation and clinical trials in cancer patients has been to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on symptom management.
The most convincing research data on the effects of acupuncture in cancer patients have emerged from studies within alternative medicine.
9.- Flower Essences
This treatment is very useful for the patient, because it provides him/her an appropriate flower essence formula which is recognized for the ability to balance the emotional aspects, which is also very important point in alternative medicine.
On one hand, these formulas counteract feeling of anguish, fear in front of cancer, and on other hand, they give greater openness, flexibility and clarity, which will facilitate the discovery that the patient needs to do about the source of his/her problem.
However each patient requires a specific floral formula according to their psycho-emotional structure. This formula will be also designed to meet the requirements of soul psychic phase that the patient is going through: whether depression, rebellion, anger, resentment, guilt, anxiety, low self esteem, etc.
The experience shows that the behavioural change is the most important aspect, which is unfortunately the hardest to achieve, due to the enormous resistance of our ego and subconscious.
Then, for optimal treatment results, it is important the patient leaves any position of victim and find the professional with whom he/she will feel an affinity, therefore to follow the advises and develop a rigorous and very disciplined diet programs and remedies (the most natural possible) design for him/her.
Remember that Reiki is an ancient technique of capturing and transferring healing energy from higher planes, through the mechanism of hands. Reiki is also one of the efficient tools to help in cancer, according to alternative medicine.
First, Reiki strengthens nicely the harmonizing effects of flower essences which produce in the emotional area, promoting peace, control of anxiety and clean the negative energy charges, due to emotional trauma, which are normally deposited in the aura of our subtle bodies.
Second, we should know that as in all serious illnesses, cancer also causes the human body to lose large amounts of daily life energy or prana energy, in their struggle against the aggressive cancer. Therefore Reiki restore the positive energy.
Third, and most importantly, Reiki is also a possibility of opening and awareness of spiritual and transcendental reality of human being.
One of the most important dimensions of yoga practice for cancer patients is breathing, or pranayama. In Sanskrit, prana means breath and yama means extension or control. Many people going through the stress of an illness do not breathe efficiently. Fear can cause the holding of the breath or shallow breathing. Slow, deep breathing can bring oxygen into the body and reduce anxiety.
Reduction of Stress and Cortisol Levels
Chronic stress, such as the daily worry and pressure that a cancer patient typically experiences, can raise stress levels and biochemical markers such as cortisol and cytokine production. Stress reduction exercises, like yoga, can reduce stress and therefore reduce cortisol. Stress has also been shown to exacerbate the growth of tumours and other cancer indicators.
Providing Gentle Exercise
Some researchers believe yoga’s benefits come from the fact that it is also exercise, something that is clearly beneficial in most diseases, particularly cancer. Range of motion, flexibility, strength, relaxation, and a sense of bodily well-being are enhanced by practicing the postures.
Relief of Chronic Pain
The Society for Integrative Oncology encourages the use of yoga for cancer patients because a pilot study of women with metastatic breast cancer found that on the day after which women practiced yoga, they experienced significantly lower levels of pain and fatigue. The study was published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management in March 2007.
Meditation is a mental discipline by which we try to silence the conscious mind, doing that we stop our attention to all the negative thoughts that often and continuously are being generated in our awaking state, that allowing to reach answers that lie only in our unconsciousness.
This can be achieved through the concentration on your breathing, trying to make it slower, deeper and rhythmic. We can also repeat a positive word or a “mantra” mentally in a monotone and sustained way to achieve the same purpose.
According to alternative medicine, by this procedure we try to lead the brain to an alpha wave state, favouring prayer and connection to our essential self. Through meditation practice we also favour the healing visualization technique, which is very powerful. If you want to explore more the topic, Louise Hay (metaphysical healer) has written some books about it, Depaak Chopra also has information about it, among others.
For the people who believe in God and/or people who believe in a spiritual realm, they have to develop the highest possible conviction of the following:
God exists as a great creative energy of all things, he is like a Father who loves us unconditionally and infinitely, which sometimes means that he challenges us creating our illnesses as a lesson for spiritual growth, because he knows that we need them.
This implies that we should not feel guilty or believe that it is a divine punishment, therefore we should not rebel against God, neither (either) think that He does not exist.
Convinced of the above, then we can pray and talk intimately with Him. We do not ask Him to magically erase our disease, thus the lesson that makes us grow will disappear. Instead, we ask Him for strength and clarity of mind to understand, assimilate and overcome the lesson.
We have to keep in mind, this is not so much an intellectual process, but it is most effective if it is accompanied with emotion and faith.
In this process, we can help ourselves with any religious belief that we have, by extending our request for assistance to all intermediate beings of light within the spiritual hierarchy, those in which most we believe and trust.
It is important to keep in mind, that even if you have to leave your physical body, because our physical life on hearth has ended, conscious life also continues beyond other dimensions of space-time, so there is nothing to fear. It is a change difficult for human beings to understand but we need to embrace it.
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