Are you “cancer-ing” yourself by your reactions to stressful events and circumstances? You can also “un-cancer” yourself. Consider the
There’s a new branch of science called Psychoneuroimmunology (combining psychology, neurology, and immunology) dealing with the interactions between the nervous and immune systems and the relationships between mental processes and health. This is interesting since “medical science” has absolutely positively “officially” separated the body and mind since the 16th century when Rene` DesCartes (“I think therefore I am.”) made a deal with the Pope to only experiment on the body and leave the mind (soul) to the church if he needed the Pope’s permission to dissect human cadavers. Much of the “medical industry” still looks at symptoms they cannot compartmentalize as “all in the head” and that reference is generally a criticism rather than a diagnosis. The mind (soul) became a stepchild of both medicine and religion through this unfortunate “deal”. Have you ever heard a religious leader teach that the “flesh” is evil and must be subdued? Too many have done this.
However, in the past several decades, good solid research like that of Dr. Candace Pert, PhD and Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD (see resource list) have pulled the rug from under DesCartes’ Pope. While a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins, Pert isolated receptors on cell membranes that “fit” emotionally produced molecules. This discovery helps explain the mechanisms for mind-body connection.
Pert went as far as describing the body as actually being the sub-conscious mind. Further discussion of this biochemistry is beyond the scope of this article; however, any discussion of cancer MUST include discussion of the mental/emotional factors involved because they certainly are involved.
In the book, Slam the Door on Cancer, I discuss the cellular function and the importance of cellular environment by pointing out the series of phenomena that the chronically inflamed “Wet or Disease State” brings about leading to diseased cells and, in worse case, cancerous cells. We see in that sequence of events from “insult” to tumor formation that toxins cause chemicals to be released which make the blood vessels more porous allowing more than normal blood plasma and proteins to “leak out”.
Some of those toxins are emotionally/mentally based and inflammation is the result in these cases just as surely as in the cases of toxic food, drink, air,etc. Toxic words and thoughts cause toxic emotions and the cascade of events the resulting “wet or disease state” evokes.
In a recent post on this blog, we saw the impact of words on our bodies (which are about 80% water) is that of Dr. Masuru Emoto as recorded in his book, The Hidden Messages of Water. There are links to photos of Emoto’s water crystals in that post.
Biblical Scripture is filled with teachings on the power of the tongue (words) and thoughts. Here are a few of many:
Proverbs 18:21 (AMP)
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
1 Peter 3:10 (AMP)
10 For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit).
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Proverbs 23:7a (AMP)
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
We know from quantum physics, now, that our bodies believe every word we say. Our bodies are matter and matter receives the vibrations of our words……and those of others. Dr. Pert’s observation that our bodies are actually our “sub-conscious minds” is very insightful.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, M.D. and PhD and brain cancer survivor for many years, in his tremendous book, Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, discusses a number of scientific studies indicating that a feeling of helplessness or having no control is one of the most negative psychological stresses common to people dealing with cancer.
Stressful events in a person’s life seem definitely linked with incidence of cancer–especially if there are repeated incidences over time or cumulative stress is experienced. However, as health counselor Gary Sinclair, who is miraculously recovered both from severe MS and extensive congenital lung malformation, writes in his ebook ( Your Empowering Spirit) downloadable free at http://www.cyberphysiology.com, we can “cancer ourselves” by our responses to circumstances. He points out that the positive side of this phenomenon is that, if we can “cancer ourselves”, then we can heal ourselves. That is we can intentionally move emotionally and mentally to enable our amazingly created bodies to heal and be whole.