Healing refers to more than a cure in the body. When speaking about healing and cancer, people often use the word cure, but what about healing?
When faced with something as serious as cancer, it’s important to seek a balanced process with our desire for holistic healing. This encompasses our body, mind and spirit. It’s about finding a path which goes beyond curing, one which ventures into deeper understanding and meaning.
Conventional medicine focuses on a physical treatment of cancer. This should not be overlooked. Indeed, once illness has festered into the existence of cancer, we need all hands on deck to defeat it – the surgeon for removing the tumor, an oncologist to address stray cells, an acupuncturist for maintaining balance, and an Energy Healer to help address the deeper pain as we walk the path of remission.
Some believe mainstream medicine is the only way to cure disease, calm side effects, relieve pain, keep illness from returning, and improve quality of life. In reality, there are many options available as a complementary therapy to your ongoing medical treatment.
In today’s article, I’m going to discuss four benefits of energy healing as a complementary modality to treat cancer. I encourage everyone to listen closely to your physician and his diagnosis. This is not a call to abandon the wisdom of conventional medicine. Rather, we hope to establish the legitimacy and prove the effectiveness of energy healing as a way to add a holistic element which will strengthen the results mainstream medicine provides.
1. Deals With the Root Cause
While discussing The Psycho-Emotional Roots of Cancer, Darren Starwynn, OMD, LAc said:
After years of taking histories of my cancer patients I have noticed a marked connection between their core emotional issues, their most imbalanced chakras and the location of the tumors. Cancer usually manifests in the body area near the most imbalanced chakra that is most affected by their core issue.
By using Energy Healing, clients can begin to address internal traumas and blockages within their chakras. Our emotional and physical beings are intimately knit together. By addressing the pains within, the body can more efficiently heal itself from the physical disease.
2. Reduces Side Effects
In her analysis of alternative cancer treatments, Deborah King said:
I have seen many individuals sail through chemo with no side effects who worked with someone from the field of Energy Medicine simultaneously with their chemo treatments.
If you’ve spent any time researching the side effects of chemotherapy, you know how brutal that experience can feel. According to Cancer.org, a few of the most common side effects include:
- Hair loss
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite changes
- Mouth, tongue, and throat problems such as sores and pain with swallowing
- Nerve and muscle problems such as numbness, tingling, and pain
- Skin and nail changes such as dry skin and color change
- Urine and bladder changes and kidney problems
- Weight changes
- Chemo brain, which can affect concentration and focus
- Mood changes
- Changes in libido and sexual function
- Fertility problems
Regular energy healing can remove chemo from the body after it accomplishes its work. This reduces the toxic load on the body, minimizing the overall side effets.
3. Encourages Forgiveness
A cancer diagnosis ignites many feelings, one of which may be the desire to blame someone or something for it. Perhaps you’ll blame your lifestyle, your genes, your job or even your doctor! However, it’s important to understand that cancer is not your fault – or anyone else’s.
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
– Catherine Ponder
Holding onto blame is a form of unforgiveness, which breeds undue emotional stress and interferes with the healing process. You can’t alter your gene pool, and you cannot go back in time and undo any choices. All you can do is take a deep breath and move forward. Let go of regret and transform it into wisdom for making better choices today.
The most important part of healing lies in forgiveness. Harboring ill emotions causes our physical bodies to become ill as well. Forgive yourself and start healing.
Unfortunately, the development of cancer in our society doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In an effort to fight this vicious disease, it’s important that we find additional efforts to aid in the recovery process. I believe energy healing is one of those aids.
As our society comes to a deeper understanding of the integral role our mind plays in our health, more and more doctors will refer patients to complementary therapies like energy healing. It’s our goal to see CAMs (Complementary and Alternative Medicines) readily offered through the NHS and in healthcare systems throughout the world.