Alternative Cancer Remedies
the person from resisting and conquering it.
Maintain a strong sense of purpose. Find
something to do with yourself. In one church which the author once pastored, a woman bed- ridden for years before her death would phone people at random, encourage and pray with them. Between calls, she would pray for them. She was a radiant sunbeam.
A strong trust in God and peace in Him is
the solution. Man innately knows that he cannot solve his own problems; he needs God! Only in Him can we find the strength and courage to press forward. Only then can we be genuinely happy amid life’s problems.
Read God’s Inspired Word—the Bible—
everyday, and be happy, contented, thankful, and helpful to others. This is a powerful inducer to healthful conditions in the body.
SORROW OF THE HEART
As far back as the second century A.D., the
Greek physician, Galen, noted that melancholic women were more likely than others to develop cancer.
Today, the effect of emotions and stress (or
rather the attitude toward stress) is recognized even more. Over the past 75 years a number of studies have linked stress to susceptibility to can- cer (R. Ader, Psychoneuroimmunology, 1981). Strong stress in a child can also lead to it (B.L. Bloom, et. al., Psychological Bulletin, 85, No. 4, 1978). Adults who had recently lost a loved one or were widowed, divorced, or separated have the highest cancer rates (B.L. Ernste , Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 63, No. 3, 1979).
Ronald Grossarth-Maticek, M.D., a Euro-
pean researcher, spent 20 years working along a line of study which has been rejected by ortho- dox medicine. His concept is called Creative No- vation Behavior Therapy, and it concerns people with certain personalities; that is, having certain mental-emotional attitudes of a person that is most likely to contract cancer.
Grossarth-Maticek is a Yugoslavian oncolo-
gist (cancer specialist) who used mortality data in Heidelberg, Germany.
People who view life in a certain way are more
prone to develop cancer.
Type C persons are unable to solve prob-
lems in relationships with other persons, situa- tions, and goals. When relationships are crushed, circumstances go sour, or goals become una- chievable, these people react by sinking into a depression, characterized as feelings of helpless-
ness and hopelessness. Type C people are highly prone to cancer.
Type H persons also have the same difficul-
ties named above, but they react quite different to such problems. Instead of feeling hopeless and helpless, they become angry and frustrated. Type H people tend to develop heart disease.
Type F persons learn how to roll with the
punches. They are free of fears and worries, for they give them into God’s hands to care for. Al- though they encounter problems as others do, they trust in God, recognize their own limitations and, when difficulties arise, keep moving forward cheer- fully. This type tends to die of other causes, such as accidents. They tend not to die of cancer or heart or circulatory problems.
These people are not living under stress, with
aroused hormonal flow, such as types 1 and 2 per- sonalities have. They are at peace with life. They accept what has to be, change whatever they can change; and, with God’s help, they keep cheerfully on their way, helping others as they go.
Still other researchers have found other as-
pects of this Type C (cancer-prone) personality.
The main aspect they have noted is loss, ei- ther loss of a loved one or loss of hope. Many can- cer patients feel a profound sense of helplessness and despair, particularly about the meaning of their existence. Frequently, they need peace with God.
A second characteristic is the suppression,
or repression, of emotions.
The third factor is loneliness. Such people
tend not to have close friends (H. Drehe , Your De- fense Against Cancer, 1988, 246-247).
All three factors could be nicely resolved if
such individuals would come to God and find in Him the encouragement, the forgiveness, and strength they need to meet life’s difficulties.
DEEP BREATHING AND EXERCISE
Cancer is less prevalent in physically active
people; so exercise is important.
Obtain plenty of exercise. Fresh air has re-
markable healing, strengthening properties. God gave it to us for a purpose. Let it cleanse the lungs, purify your blood, and tone up your organs.
Do deep breathing exercises. Take 20 deep
breaths, hold each one for several seconds, and then slowly exhale. Exhale to full compression, and then inhale again. Do this several times a day— always outdoors. This, along with outdoor walk- ing, will help clean the lungs.
Soviet scientists demonstrated that a com-
plex link exists between cancer and not breathing