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Treating Cancer Holistically

Thursday, October 6, 2011 by guest

Holistic treatments are becoming more and more widely accepted and utilized in the Western healing community, and in particular, with cancer treatment protocols. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Healing Touch and Intuitive Bodywork integrate very well with traditional cancer treatments, reducing side effects and emotional distress. They provide tremendous healing benefits and can greatly increase the patient’s quality of life throughout the cancer treatment experience.

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lungs and is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma life expectancy is 4 to 18 months. Using the holistic approach, one could ask, “What might be the gift, lesson or benefit in my having this experience?” Although this question may initially be hard to answer, by considering it, patients can yield some valuable insights about themselves and how they might grow and develop spiritually from this challenging experience.

Sometimes a new approach from a different angle can spark progress, results and healing that may not have happened otherwise. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is one of a developing suite of tools called “energy medicine,” which taps into the body’s meridian and chakra system to catalyze healing at the root of an issue. One approach some practitioners use is to actually bring a welcoming energy to the disease, in this case, cancer. Since the cancer is appearing the body system, it must be serving some purpose. Yes, even cancer can have a positive intent for the patient; sometimes a very loud “wake-up call” is needed to inspire a person to clean up emotional traumas from the past, let go of grudges and resentments, and live a healthier lifestyle going forward.

Explains EFT practitioner Emma Roberts:

“In the holistic approach, we accept the cancer as a valuable part of ourselves which is using an inappropriate method of communicating something positive to us, the misunderstood teenager who goes on a destructive spree in order to command attention. Once understood, the need to behave in such a way is removed and healing can begin. Our constant thoughts create our reality. How much more useful is it to think positively about the cancer as a learning experience than to respond to it with fear and negativity? The aim is to accept the disease and work with it to heal the body and let it go… There are so many areas that EFT can effectively support the disease of cancer. These include clearing any negative beliefs, conscious or unconscious, connected with the disease itself, and the self. Beliefs are probably the most powerful mechanism in our lives. People die for their beliefs, they fight for them, religions are based on them, and governments are elected because of them. Do not underestimate the power of belief systems in the healing process.”

Melanie Bowen
Advocate for Natural Health and Cancer