I have taken on a large number of cancer patients who have decided that they wish to use traditional medicine in their healing process and rightly so. Some in conjunction with drug dealing, which is their choice. What I found interesting is that every single one of them, even though their cancers are in different parts of the body at different stages, they all have something in common. Their cancer does not actually stem from a medical problem but long standing emotional problems that has built up over time. And this is the best thing about TICM, we pattern differentiate and look at how the dis-ease came about whether it is medical, emotional, physical or spiritual. We treat every patient as an individual and not as one shoe size fits all like mainstream medicine.
Our emotions have a significant impact on our overall health and it appears that negative emotions can trigger the growth of cancerous cells in the body. Learning how to forgive is the best way to minimise the chance for this serious disease and to better the positive effect of the treatment.
Often times, people who are hurt tend to replay the hurting moment in their heads for days, months, and even years. Each repetition intensifies the feelings and worsens the situation additionally. Since bottling up negative emotions is not recommendable, people need to be able to forgive more.
Forgiveness is a process during which one puts aside bitterness and the need for retribution. Also, forgiveness means to develop and nurture feelings of empathy, generosity, and even love for those who have caused the suffering. But, this process is not easy and straightforward. Clinicians agree that the healing process can be quite long, especially in people with deep emotional scars and traumas. But, forgiveness is possible and overcoming these feelings is doable.
Treating emotional wounds or disorders is a must because they can really interfere with how one reacts to cancer treatment or their willingness to get treatment.
When one harbours negative feelings like hate and anger, they contribute to the chronic state of anxiousness. Anxiety is known to increase the levels of cortisol and adrenaline, which in return maxes out the creation of natural cancer killer cells, which is crucial for the body’s fight against cancer.