Alternative Therapies Can Have a Big Impact on Healing Cancer
by Curt Remington
To update you on my situation, I’ve decided to proceed with surgery for prostate cancer, on August 29th. I will soon be using energy work to help with my healing and recovery. Displaying great timing, Melanie Bowen offered to write a guest blog on complimentary treatments for cancer.
Some cancer patients believe that mainstream medical treatment is their only option for managing their cancer symptoms. While surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can attack and remove cancer, they typically produce additional symptoms and side effects that are painful and inconvenient. To minimize the negative effects of cancer, patients can use complementary medicine alongside standard medical care.
Energy therapy is one complementary method that some patients find very effective in their cancer management. Healing Touch, Intuitive Bodywork, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) are three energy therapies that can treat side effects, relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve quality of life.
According to the American Cancer Society, complementary treatment become integrative therapy when it is performed on-site in hospitals or cancer treatment centers. Many cancer treatment programs now offer complementary therapies to promote overall wellness.
Once a cancer patient may be hopeful that their melanoma is curable, another may be diagnosed with an aggressive cancer like mesothelioma and facing a grim mesothelioma prognosis. Both patients can benefit from energy therapy to manage their cancer symptoms. Energy healing promotes a balance of energy for whole body health: body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It is effective for men and women with any cancer or chronic illness.
Studies suggest that Healing Touch and forms of therapeutic massage are beneficial cancer treatments. With Healing Touch, practitioners use light, gentle touch to support natural healing. Healing Touch International, reported several studies done on radiation and chemotherapy patients. The research showed the Healing Touch played an important role in reducing both physical and emotional symptoms in patients with breast cancer, gynecological cancers, and other malignancies.
Some practitioners integrate Healing Touch with Intuitive Bodywork. Together, these energy therapies work well with standard medical treatment to manage cancer symptoms and side effects. Any cancer patient can use these complementary treatment methods, whether they are diagnosed with thyroid cancer, mesothelioma, stomach cancer, or another disease.
Intuitive Bodywork is also a form of therapeutic massage. It involves a therapist “tuning in” to a patient’s body to discover areas where energy is blocked. Practitioners of Intuitive Bodywork may consult spirit guides or past emotions during therapy sessions.
The therapist serves as a conduit for the flow of life energy. He or she assists a patient in “hearing” their body and releasing the negative elements that block energy. This form of energy healing restores balance and promotes overall health. Patients often report lower stress levels, relief from pain and discomfort, and faster recovery times.
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is another energy therapy that promotes natural healing. It can reduce the fear, anxiety, and emotional stress that many cancer patients suffer. EFT is similar to acupuncture, although no needles are involved in the therapy. This form of energy healing uses tapping and mantras to trigger painful emotions and release them from the body.
Scientific evidence exists today to support mainstream cancer treatments. Energy healing cannot make this claim. But patient testimonials reveal that energy therapy is a valid, effective complementary treatment. While it cannot cure cancer, energy therapy can do wonders to improve life for cancer patients and survivors.
Bio/Byline: Melanie Bowen is an advocate for natural health and cancer cure initiatives. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English with a specialty in Psychology and Medical Research, you will often find her highlighting the great benefits of different nutritional, emotional, and physical treatments on those with illnesses in her efforts to spread awareness.