Thinking About Addressing Cancer Using Natural Medicine?
Of all the disease states of modern time none has attracted more Alternative therapies as has cancer. Cancer has become big business. The life and death situation makes patients prime targets for being taken advantage of. The exorbitant charges, poor outcomes, and lack of provider concern for quality of life encourage patients to seek alternative therapies.
Cancer therapy is misguided and has become entangled in the conventional alternative medicine dispute. Conventionalist continue to seek the one bullet that will snuff out the disease while all evidence points to the disease being multifactorial and primarily a consequence of environmental factors. The one drug one disease approach has proved fatal for cancer victims. Identical twins studies have shown that environmental factors are at fault upwards of 70% of the time yet few programs attempt to deal with those factors. The move to alternative therapies is a blessing to cancer treatment as treatment programs compete to attract patients and begin to introduce alternative regimens.
The rule of becoming knowledgeable about the options, providers, and therapies is particularly important for cancer patients. Fortunately, the internet has a wealth of information that patients can access. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation. Patients need to become serious researchers and look at educational sites like pubmed.com and international sites that are not motivated by ulterior motives. There are multiple sites whose goal is to poo-poo alternative therapies for self or affiliated interest. It is important that the patient research the site’s affiliations, their history and sponsors and make truly knowledgeable decisions. Remember that the therapy you could be rejecting could be your cure. Pray for discernment, guidance, and for your health, and remember that the spiritual is a major component of alternative health care that has a long and solid history of miraculous cures. Your intent should be to get your health back. Intent and prayer are like twins. Intend to get healed but pray without ceasing so you do. Maintain a positive attitude. It is impossible to win if you start out defeated. The mind-body and spirit connection is an integral part of getting your health back in any and all disease states. Detoxify your mind while you detoxify your body. Remember the famous sayings of one of the most famous first-century philosophers, the Apostle Paul. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8 NKJV