Helping Cancer With Complementary Therapy

Helping cancer through complementary therapy

Cancer is not just a matter of bad luck. There is always an origin and most time the origin is multi-faceted, consequently the more areas of life that can be brought into balance the greater the prospect of improving the prognosis.

Quite realistically it is illegal to market a cancer cure, with only Doctors, Pharmacists and MPs considered qualified to talk in these terms. Ironically most Complementary Therapists would not want to offer a cure for this or any other condition. Their case history approach to helping their clients, as opposed to just relying on a diagnosis, means they can look at the various issues contributing to the health problem. These can be looked at in order of priority and addressed and it is this that brings about improvements in the quality of life for each individual client they work with.

Positive change through complementary therapies helping cancer

Having worked with Helping Cancer With Complementary Therapy many cancer patients, some with a very poor prognosis, I have every reason to believe that anyone with such a diagnosis will benefit hugely from getting involved in helping themselves to improve their health. Without such action the patient/client can remain in victim mode. The Penny Brohn Centre in Bristol proved many years ago that their holistic multi-faceted approach to helping people with cancer invariably provoked changes in the individual and their families and always with a positive outcome.

There is an obvious maxim that states, “If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have got.” If you can accept this as a truth, does it make sense for you to subject yourself to the aggressive orthodox treatment and then go right on doing what you have always done? In doing so why would anyone be surprised when cancer returns?

Many years ago Dr Jan de Winter ran a cancer prevention clinic in Brighton, and I suspect this was the first in the UK. His main approach to prevention was based on the advice to avoid coffee, sugar and salt and to become more vegetarian. Of course you can go further and I need to add that it was this advice in 1983, when my own life expectancy was looking suspect, which was the first step to changing my whole approach to life. Subsequently I have found that provoking one change for a client usually leads to further changes. On the food front, as their taste buds begin to change so the use of more wholesome foods begin to seem more attractive. The whole process can be speeded up with the use of appropriate supplements. Self-selection is quite safe but not necessarily the most cost effective thing to do. It can be worth finding a BANT registered Applied Nutrition Therapist who, via a case history will be able help with all of your health problems and support you through surgery, chemo and/or radiation therapy if that is your current situation.

Complementary therapies can be used to help cancer

Usually there is a legion of unconscious issues to be addressed, not least can be dealing with low-self esteem. Often learning to say no and learning to prioritize your own needs, if they can be identified, can be a contributing element to a positive outcome. Using affirmations, see “You can Heal Your Life” written by Louise L Hay, can do wonders in this area and cost nothing to apply. Another very effective approach that costs nothing to use, once the technique has been learnt, is the use of Visualization, or Guided Imagery. With all of these approaches persistence is the key element to success. Other therapies that are likely to be helpful can include Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Aromatherapy, Meditation and Healing, etc. In my experience, sorting out the biochemistry, i.e. an appropriate eating pattern and supplements is usually the most cost effective start point and needs to be a common thread for all cancer patients who want to help themselves. Other therapies will appeal to different people differently. There is no doubt that being involved in your own recovery or demise is always more fulfilling than relying exclusively on the orthodox approach to this disease.


Article Submitted By

Brian Hampton, The Caring Clinic, Sheffield

Date Published

07/05/08

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