Cancer and Qi-Gong
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that targets the lining of a person’s internal organs. This form of cancer is often aggressive and can cause a great deal of pain and frustration for anyone that has it. There are a variety of treatments, but science has found no definite cure. Qi-Gong is the a powerful ancient Chinese practice that focuses on healing and energy using a series of gentle movements, meditation, and other relaxation techniques. It is a practice deemed to be “complementary medicine” because it does not take the place of traditional Western medical treatments. While these two things appear to be separate, cancer and Qi-Gong are often strongly connected.
Benefits of Qi-Gong for Cancer Patients
Qi-Gong is not a cure for cancer, however many scholars argue that Qi-Gong is a legitimate and effective treatment for an extensive array of cancer symptoms. The benefits of Qi-Gong in cancer include, but are not limited to:
Alleviation of Emotional Pain
Qi-Gong and cancer are so tightly associated with each other because individuals generally enjoy the way that they feel after a session. The emotional pain that is temporarily lifted during a session has been shown to have a significant impact on the severity and duration of troublesome symptoms.
Alleviation of Physical Pain
Cancer can leave an individual weak and exhausted. The traditional treatments received in a hospital can leave patients in a great deal of physical pain. Qi-Gong addresses physical pain in the form of meditation and gentle movements. These movements will keep the body mobile, flexible, and strong while undergoing traditional medical treatments. Many individuals even find that their perception of pain has been altered in their favor. Generally speaking, individuals tend to report feeling less pain or less intense pain associated with treatment.
Individuals Can Be Proactive
Many people find it nearly impossible to sit by and watch their health decline while feeling helplessly victim to the disease. Using this ancient Chinese technique as complementary medicine will give individuals a sense of purpose and strength in tackling this cancer.
There Is Nothing To Lose
Certain individuals are skeptical about ancient Chinese practices like Qi-Gong because they are unfamiliar or unsure of how it works. Because patients are not physically touched or sedated with medications during Qi-Gong sessions, there is nothing to lose. If patients decide that these sessions make them uncomfortable, then they can simply stop requesting them.
Mesothelioma is certainly a threat to any individual’s health. Cancer in any form can put a great deal of stress on the body and cause the individual to experience an excessive amount of anxiety, anger, and frustration. Qi-Gong is not an accepted cure for cancer, but the research outlined above certainly suggests that its role in reducing the emotional and physical effects of cancer are worth considering. Never rule out the mind’s ability to heal the body when in the proper mental state!
The article was written by Virgil Anderson who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma which is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He is now an advocate to inform people with asbestos diseases of all the different options for post-therapy treatment and wellness.