More and more, cancer patients are not just passively accepting their cancer diagnosis lying down. They are becoming more proactive in terms of their treatment, combining harsher treatments with alternative modalities. Radiation and chemotherapy are paired with holistic treatments that have proven very effective in “taking the edge off” these harsh and sometimes invasive treatments. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Healing Touch and Intuitive Bodywork are just three of a number of tools and techniques being combined with traditional cancer therapies with tremendously beneficial healing benefits. In conjunction with other holistic treatments such as meditation, yoga and energy healing—the steps to health the mind and the body can begin.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lungs. Mesothelioma life expectancy is from four to eighteen months, and prognosis is not good. It has been shown that the touch therapies and EFT tapping actually alter the chemistry of the body, making it an environment more conducive to healing. In the case of terminal cancers, these alternative treatments can reduce stress and promote more positive body chemistry, increasing quality of life. Healing the mind is parallel to healing the body.
EFT practitioner Dena Przybyla offers a scientific, quantum physics-related explanation of how and why EFT works on her website based on the writings of Alex Lees and Gloria Arenson:
“A thought/emotion is a collection of photons held in an electromagnetic field in our meridian system. It is a ‘potentiality’ in our energy field and meridians, but there’s no molecular movement yet or physical occupation of space in the body. The brain, which is connected with the meridians, picks up on this potentiality and converts it to a language the body can understand: the neuropeptide. Dr. Candace Pert has 15 years of research behind the following statement: ‘The biochemical equivalent of the emotions are the neuropeptides.’ The neuropeptide then causes a release of relevant chemicals into the body – i.e. stressful, negative thoughts release cortisol, adrenaline, etc. causing a negative, unpleasant feeling in the body.
“While the meridians carry energy throughout the body, there are seven energy centers in the body called chakras. The concept of chakras was first developed in ancient India. Chakras act like transformers and convert subtle energies into chemical, hormonal, and cellular changes in the body. Candace Pert’s research revealed that there are clusters of emotional receptor cells in the chakra areas.
According to Alex Lees and Gloria Arenson, “EFT addresses the negative thought/emotion you are focusing on AT ITS SOURCE – in its photon/potentiality phase in the meridians. Tapping resets the subtle energy in the body’s meridians and neutralizes the negativity within that particular thought field. It is no longer processed by the brain, and outside stimuli no longer triggers the thought-field. The cascade of neuropeptides and chemicals that had caused the bad feeling in our body is also no longer triggered.”
EFT and the other touch therapies can definitely make a difference in every phase of the cancer recovery process.
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Source: Melanie Bowen