Many thanks to Richard Alpert who provided most of the information in this article. He also alerted me to a helpful website for people dealing with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Visit Mesothelioma.net for more information.
Along with traditional treatments, many cancer patients are turning to alternative, holistic forms of medicine. The combination has shown great success. Natural chakra healing is a type of energy therapy that can be used to complement other treatment options. Chakras are energy hubs that power and organize the physical body. These energy currents within the body are affected by the way we interact with the world. They help create and maintain health and balance in your body. The goal is to keep these energy chakras open and flowing. When an imbalance or blockage occurs, this interferes with harmonious energy levels causing the body to experience pain and disease. Restoring the balance helps promote physical and mental well-being.
What is Chakra Healing?
Naturopathy encompasses several forms of treatment. Each type of therapy is designed to heal and cleanse the body’s various chakras. There are seven main energy centers, or chakras, in the body. Cancer often manifests closest to the most imbalanced chakra. An article published in the European Journal of Cancer demonstrated a correlation between emotional stress and the suppression of the immune system. Emotional stress can also cause an increase in the pain and fatigue associated with mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, energy therapy is a palliative form of treatment that can enhance calmness, which helps balance the mind and body.
Energy Therapy with Crystals and Reiki
A cancer patient undergoes therapy to release the harmful effects of negative energy, open up pathways and restore balance. The healing crystals are uniquely colored stones containing various energy vibrations that help promote wellness in diseased areas of the body. While rose quartz stones enhance energy in the chest and lung area, smoky quartz stones help detoxify the body after cancer treatment like radiation and chemotherapy. Amethyst is used to promote mental and emotional healing. Citrine and sunstone help boost energy levels so that the body can recover more quickly from a cancer treatment.
Reiki energy healing is highly complimentary to patients undergoing cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. While those treatments may help eradicate cancer cells, they also weaken immune system response and generally deplete the patient’s basic energy level. Reiki infuses the cancer patient with healing energy frequencies. Patients report faster recovery levels, better sleep, and a general overall feeling of wellness.
Naturopathy may also include massage, music and aromatherapy. A massage helps lessen stress and boosts the immune system. Music has been shown to promote relaxation, relieve anxiety and boost cleansing chakras. The sound can be tailored to meet a specific diagnosis and personal preferences. According to the American Cancer Society, music therapy has demonstrated the ability to reduce nausea after chemotherapy and improve blood pressure, calm breathing and ease depression. Various essential oils can be applied during a massage, taken as a dietary supplement or used during aromatherapy. The goal is to help the body’s self-healing process fight off cancer and negate the emotional stresses that can aggravate the disease. It also opens up channels so that traditional cancer treatment options can be more effective.
Every ailment, including cancer, affects each person in a different manner. Numerous studies and years of clinical research have shown the potential benefits of alternative medicine treatments. Alone or in conjunction with traditional medical protocols, naturopathy targets the underlying cause of disease and reverses the negative effects of the condition.
Take Charge of Your Health
A cancer diagnosis is frightening, but it can also be a wake-up call. By reminding us of our own mortality, it makes us examine our life choices and priorities. Cancer is a holistic disease–it affects mind, body, and spirit. Dealing with it in a holistic manner can be very empowering and life changing. Be pro-active in your therapy choices, seek spiritual and emotional wellness, treasure the gift of each new day.