22 Sep 2016

Cancer – exploring other realities of understanding

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This is a rewrite of an anatomy and physiology assignment I presented years ago as part of my training requirements. May it inspire and give hope.

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Random microscopic tumours form relatively frequently across the life span of an otherwise healthy individual. A fully functional immune system can deal effectively with such imbalances. A weakened immune system is often compromised against the single-minded assault from delinquent cancer cells whose only goal is to survive. Cancer is a dis-ease that manifests as a consequence of a cellular malfunction that enables cells to bypass apoptosis, the body’s natural defence mechanism that causes cells to suicide at the end of their life cycle in normal and upon rebellious behaviour in abnormal circumstances. Usually establishing itself gradually over many years and sometimes decades[1], the dis-ease is characterised by uncontrolled cellular growth across a 4-stage process from initiation via promotion, progression, cancer and metastasis.

Process

Formation of primary neoplasms or tumours are followed by lymph vessel erosion and/or blood stream infiltration. This commonly leads to invasion of brain, liver, bone and lungs. Organ failure, carcinomatosis and severe physiological and biochemical disruption characterise the secondary stage. Ultimately the host will not survive. Certain types of cancer exhibit preferences for specific metastatic sites[2].

Common side effects

Common side effects of the dis-ease include loss of appetite, consequent weight loss and ever-increasing weakness, tiredness and exhaustion (cachexia). The severity of these effects serves as an indicator of the dis-ease’s stage of development, yet their origin appears to be unknown.[3] It is interesting to note that persons with  Crohn’s dis-ease, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis seldom experience cancer.[4]

Matter over mind – the conventional approach

The allopathic, or conventional, treatment approach considers the body as a standalone physical-only conglomerate of cells. It deals with the symptoms, not the cause. This approach often involves surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment,  or all three. By its very nature, this approach is extremely invasive, highly toxic and most likely destroys much of the body’s own intelligence that protects it naturally against dis-ease[5]. It takes years for the body to rid itself of the toxins. The side effects of conventional treatment are many and can be severe.

Mind over matter – the natural approach

The natural approach

  • follows the mind-over-matter direction,
  • is non-toxic,
  • aims at strengthening the body holistically,
  • encourages the body’s own immense self-healing potential to deal with the imbalance on all levels,
  • stimulates release of debris,
  • strengthens the physical / emotional / mental / spiritual levels,
  • supports a change in thought patterns and perception of the situation,
  • adjusts diet to change body’s alkalinity/acidity ratio as cancer can not exist in an alkaline environment.

Mind as matter[6] – the mind/body/spirit or integrative approach

All of the above plus

  • patient’s personal belief systems (mind over matter, patient must be 100% convinced)
  • visualisation
  • meditation
  • a hobby
  • passion for something (“I don’t have time for this, I have to do xyz …”).

All treatment approaches are valid and have their merits.

A variety of factors can trigger development of the carcinogenetic process. Among these we find

  • often assumed genetic predisposition,
  • viruses and also bacteria and parasites[7],
  • tension resulting in deprivation of essential life forces and space[8],
  • dietary and body-external environmental invaders,
  • unresolved or pent-up emotional issues such as shock events for which an individual is not emotionally ready[9],
  • loneliness[10] and
  • ‘invisible forces including thought’[11]

compounded by toxic buildup in the body. More recent research takes the direction that ‘the malignancies in a significant number of cancer patients derive from environment-induced epigenetic alterations and not defective genes[12]’. ‘Genes cannot preprogram a cell or organism’s life as cell survival depends on the ability to dynamically adjust to an ever-changing environment.’[13]

A multi-factorial challenge

Cancer is a multi-factorial dis-ease, and the contributors towards its potential manifestation reside on ALL levels of human existence. That means the physical PLUS the emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

On the physical level, the suspects to giving rise to cancer include

  • excessive alcohol consumption;
  • smoking;
  • dietary and body-external environmental concerns etc.

Suggested emotional and mental culprits are

  • unresolved emotions,
  • long-standing issues (e. g. resentment and anger),
  • simmering conflict,
  • stress,
  • anxiety,
  • resignation and probably many more.

As an example for the spiritual level, Dr. Ian Gawler, of The Gawler Foundation and ex-cancer patient, believes that one of the reasons that brought on his cancer was a conflict between his inner spiritual attitudes and his outer physical actions.[14] Unresolved issues lead to body energy stagnation, tension and stress. Stress is the ONE SINGLE FACTOR underlying all health imbalances.

Parallels between human behaviour and an “unbeatable” condition

Are there parallels between human behaviour and an “unbeatable” condition? Why is humanity manifesting a dis-ease like cancer and what exactly might cancer be mirroring to us? Without a host – or favourable environment like a healthy body and mind – cancer cannot exist.

Human behaviour may be a key

Eckhart Tolle takes a similar direction in his book “A New Earth” where he likens the behaviour of cancer cells to the ‘unchecked’ human ‘thriving for more, for endless growth’ unaware that they are bringing about their own demise by killing off their host[15]. The work of two German psychologists, Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rüdiger Dahlke, suggests that acquiring the ability to deal effectively with human behaviour – as a species, as nations or individuals – should enable us to deal effectively with cancer. In their view, cancer only respects true love. With our symbol of true love being the heart, they feel the heart is the only organ that cancer is unable to conquer.[16]

It may not be our genes that control our lives and destinies. If our body adapts to our thoughts and beliefs, ‘health is simply a matter of changing our minds’[17]. Even without a grounding or interest in quantum sciences there is plenty of incentive for any patient to consider the possibilities of regaining their own power and health through their challenge and beating their condition “against all [so far known] odds”.

Less well known German cancer treatments

Other less well known German cancer treatments include Polyerga®, a porcine spleen treatment [18], the phytonutrient Carnivora®, the processed and purified juice of the Venus fly trap[19], galvanotherapy using a voltage of < 10V to neutralise a malignancy[20], whole-body hyperthermia[21], noni[22], a medicinal mushroom of the polyporaceae family[23], and induced remission therapy through a vaccine that tricks the body into believing that a tumour is something it can eliminate easily[24].

New Science

On the pioneering side of a New Science is Laurence Gardner who writes extensively in his books about the astonishing qualities of platinum-group metals (ruthenium, palladium, iridium, osmium, platinum and rhodium) in the treatment of cancers. In his book “Genesis of the Grail Kings”[25] he quotes the May 1995 edition of Scientific American on the effect of the platinum-group metal ruthenium in relation to human DNA. Journals like the Platinum Metals Review[26] and Scientific American have reported how ‘monatomic platinum-group metals resonate with deformed body cells, causing the DNA to relax and become corrected’[27]. The ultimate strengths of platinum-group metals (PGMs) makes them ideal for use in surgical, optical and dental instruments and other applications. They have not yet taken the world by storm as cancer correctors.

Possible realities

Cancer is not a bad luck or chance happening. Neither is it necessarily a death sentence as the above assumptions are merely possible realities and can change. Accepting the possibility that cancer – like any other dis-ease –

  • might be nothing bar “distorted [body] intelligence”[28],
  • might NOT be due to our genes and
  • might turn around if the patient reprograms the underlying thought patterns,

has the potential to loosen and ideally release the emotional attachment to the original shock event.

Using mind as matter to turn the malignant cells’ single-minded approach against them in the form of health-enhancing love-focused thought may relieve a patient of the immense all-level fear around a cancer diagnosis and the associated feeling of powerlessness. There is enormous hope in the suggestion that it might be our thoughts and beliefs that shape our biology and destiny.

Thoughts and beliefs are energy. Both can change. At any time.

“Love is all we need.”

John Lennon


Bibliography

心    “Anti-tumour platinum coordination complexes” in PMR volume 34, no. 4, 1990, p.235, referenced in Laurence Gardner 2004, “Lost secrets of the sacred ark – amazing revelations of the incredible power of gold“, Element – an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

心    Arntz William, Chasse Betsy, Vicente Mark, “What the bleep do we know”, Hopscotch Entertainment, 2004

心    Béliveau Richard PhD & Gingras Denis PhD 2006 (Australia), “Foods that fight cancer – preventing and treating cancer through diet”, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre and the University of Quebec at Montreal, Allen& Unwin

心    Central Queensland University (CQU) January 2007, Harvard (author-date) referencing guide, Edition 2007, Division of Teaching & Learning Services, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

心    Chopra Deepak, MD 1989, “Quantum healing – exploring the frontiers of mind/body medicine”, Bantam Books

心    Dethlefsen Thorwald, Dahlke Rüdiger 1990, 27. Auflage, “Krankheit als Weg, Deutung und Be-deutung der Krankheitsbilder”, C. Bertelsmann

心    Emoto Masaru Dr., “Die Botschaft des Wassers”, Koha-Verlag GmbH, Burgrain, Germany [no publication year in German version, English version “The hidden messages of water” published 2004]

心    Gardner Laurence 1999, “Genesis of the Grail Kings”, Bantam Press

心    Gardner Laurence 2004, “Lost secrets of the sacred ark – amazing revelations of the incredible power of gold”, Element – an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

心    Gawler Ian Dr. 2001, “You can conquer cancer – prevention and management”, Michelle Anderson Publishing, Melbourne

心    Hay Louise 1999, “You can heal your life”, Hay House, Inc., P.O.Box 5100, Carlsbad, CA 92018-5100

心    Lipton Bruce PhD 2005, “The biology of belief, unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miracles”, Mountain of Love/Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA 95404

心    McTaggart Lynne 2003, “The field“, Element – an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

心    NEXUS August-September 2008, Alan Cantwell MD © 2007, “Do tuberculosis-type bacteria cause AIDS?”

心    NEXUS August-September 2003, Walter Last © 2003, “The new medicine of Dr Hamer”

心    Pert Candace 1997, “Molecules of emotion: The science behind mind-body medicine”, Scribner, New York

心    Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment advertising Mind as Matter Beginning Retreats June 23-26, 2008, Bathurst, Australia

心    Stormer Chris 1997, “Reflexology, the definitive guide”, impression no. 5, Headway Hodder & Stoughton

心    Talbot Michael 1991, “The holographic universe”, HarperCollinsPublishers

心    The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 2003 The Chicago Manual of Style – The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 15th edition

心    Tolle Eckhart 2008, “A new earth – awakening to your life’s purpose”, Michael Joseph – an imprint of Penguin Books

心    Walker Morton Dr. 2003, “German cancer therapies – natural and conventional medicines that offer hope and healing”, Twin Streams, Kensington Publishing Corp., http://www.kensingtonbooks.com,

心    Waugh Anne, Grant Allison 2006, “Anatomy and physiology in health and illness10th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier – an imprint of Elsevier Limited

心    Wills Pauline 2002, “Colour reflexology for health and healing“, Vega, 64 Brewery Road, London N7 9NT

References

[1] Richard Béliveau PhD & Denis Gingras PhD 2006 (Australia), “Foods that fight cancer – preventing and treating cancer through diet”, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre and the University of Quebec at Montreal, Allen& Unwin, p 39.

[2] Anne Waugh, Allison Grant 2006, “Anatomy and physiology in health and illness10th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier – an imprint of Elsevier Limited, pp 52-53.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Dr. Morton Walker 2003, “German cancer therapies – natural and conventional medicines that offer hope and healing”, Twin Streams, Kensington Publishing Corp., http://www.kensingtonbooks.com.

[5] Deepak Chopra, MD 1989, “Quantum healing – exploring the frontiers of mind/body medicine”, Bantam Books, p 47.

[6] Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment advertising Mind as Matter Beginning Retreats June 23-26, 2008, Bathurst, Australia

[7] NEXUS August-September 2008, Alan Cantwell MD © 2007, “Do tuberculosis-type bacteria cause AIDS?”, p 27.

[8] Chris Stormer 1997, “Reflexology, the definitive guide”, impression no. 5, Headway Hodder &Stoughton, p 305.

[9] NEXUS August-September 2003, Walter Last © 2003, “The new medicine of Dr Hamer”, pp 19-21.

[10] Deepak Chopra, MD 1989, “Quantum healing – exploring the frontiers of mind/body medicine”, Bantam Books, p 142.

[11] Bruce Lipton, PhD 2005, “The biology of belief, unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miracles”, Mountain of Love/Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA 95404, p 84.

[12] Ibid. p 72 [Kling 2003; Jones 2001; Seppa 2000; Baylin 1997]

[13] Ibid. p. 86.

[14] Dr. Ian Gawler 2001, “You can conquer cancer – prevention and management”, Michelle Anderson Publishing, Melbourne, p. 160.

[15] Eckhart Tolle 2008, “A new earth – awakening to your life’s purpose”, Michael Joseph – an imprint of Penguin Books, p. 37.

[16] Thorwald Dethlefsen, Rüdiger Dahlke 1990, 27. Auflage, “Krankheit als Weg, Deutung und Be-deutung der Krankheitsbilder”, C. Bertelsmann, p. 347.

[17] Bruce Lipton PhD 2005 “The biology of belief – unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miracles”, Mountain of Love/Elite Books, Santa Rosa CA 95404, p 143.

[18] Dr. Morton Walker 2003, “German cancer therapies – natural and conventional medicines that offer hope and healing”, Twin Streams, Kensington Publishing Corp., http://www.kensingtonbooks.com, pp 13-43.

[19] Ibid., pp 47-104.

[20] Ibid., p 107.

[21] Ibid., pp 119-135.

[22] Ibid., pp 137-150.

[23] Ibid., pp 151-163.

[24] Ibid., p 171.

[25] Laurence Gardner 1999, “Genesis of the Grail Kings”, Bantam Press, p 147.

[26] PMR, quarterly publication of the International Precious Metals Conference.

[27]Anti-tumour platinum coordination complexes” in PMR volume 34, no. 4, 1990, p.235, referenced in Laurence Gardner 2004, “Lost secrets of the sacred ark – amazing revelations of the incredible power of gold“, Element – an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, pp. 394, 399).

[28] Deepak Chopra, MD 1989, “Quantum healing – exploring the frontiers of mind/body medicine”, Bantam Books, p 254.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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