Have you ever felt like you were getting sick and told yourself: “I can’t right now, I have too much work”, then luckily enough you didn’t get sick after all? Or, even with the opposite situation, have you thought “I don’t feel too great, I may be coming down with something” and then woke up the next day to a cold? These instances are not luck, coincidence, or chance. Often, it’s the superpowers of your mind that play a direct role in our overall well-being. The human mind has been described as the “world’s most powerful super computer”, able to perform a multitude of functions simultaneously to allow us to live life normally.
Louise L. Hay wrote the book “Heal your Body” and reviewed the mental causes for physical illness and the metaphysical way to overcome them after having healed herself of cancer. Her belief is that cancer is caused by unresolved deep hurt or grief eating away at one’s self.
Almost everyone today has been touched in some way by cancer. Some causes may be lifestyle, diet, genetics, and negative thoughts and feelings. I believe in the treatment of cancer that not only conventional treatments are vital in healing but also other alternatives are key in fighting cancer.
After having lost a several family members to cancer I have come to realize a few things. First, you should be an informed patient and study the specific type of cancer. This helps you understand the illness and treatment options. Knowledge is power and beneficial in helping you face things head on. Next, find a doctor who answers your questions and concerns and build a relationship with them. Finally, seek out a second opinion to confirm diagnosis and explore your options.
Have a support system of family members, friends, or coworkers. Many people also seek out counseling if they are afraid of worrying their family members. Knowing you aren’t alone when fighting as well as communicating about what you are going through has healing benefits
Complimentary medicine is on the rise while going through cancer treatment and it is good to explore other options and methods to help healing. Some of the better-known alternative medicine approaches are Acupuncture, Reiki, Prana Healing, and Chinese Medicine.
It is also noted that faith, the power of positive thinking, and determination are other strong weapon to our well-being. Your faith is a powerful tool in any struggle and can give you a sense of peace.
Finally, tried and true methods are simple and helpful. It is important that we avoid sugar and processed foods, work physical activity in, and find ways to limit stress.
Personally, I have found that cancer deeply changes you to your core upon the realization that life will never be the same again. On a positive note, it made me aware of how to be alive and live each day to its full potential and not take one day for granted. Life can change in the blink of the eye, we all should live each day as if it were our last.