Emotions – A missing link?

Two of the critical elements on the path of alternative cancer treatment are Patience and Trust – Trusting in the process.

While recent scans show that the cancer has retracted from the lymph nodes there is still a palpable lump in my left breast that I can feel. It has diminished somewhat since the start of my treatments however in my mind it has not been fast enough. Patience is something I’ve had to work hard at. When it comes to illness, we want it gone! Cut it out, cut if off, zap it with whatever necessary to make it go away.

This is where the patience comes in. It took a long time to get there and it is foolish to think that it can disappear within a few weeks.

Doubt breeds fear and fear is a negative emotion and charge that enables us to manifest the worst outcome. It is most certainly the opposite of trust. Professor Wong, is a TCM and Qi Gong Master with many years of experience and wisdom. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a key factor in my treatment protocol. The first words he uttered to me at our initial consultation were “No 1 rule, No Fear!” The lump in my breast is my fear. However, all events pass and so I needed to forget about it (Easier said than done when you can see and feel a 2.5cm lump).

I mentioned in my last blog that when I received my diagnosis I was calm. I was aware of exactly what events put the cancer in place.

I have been a firm believer long before my case that there is a missing link with the way conventional medicine is dealing with cancer – The emotional trigger! Several women have contacted me over recent months to discuss the return of their cancer. My first question to them has been, what have they not dealt with emotionally?

Approximately five years prior to my diagnosis I had been through the nasty experience of an abusive relationship and subsequent fall out from that. A little counseling and a few months of rebuilding myself mentally had seemingly dealt with all of that. I’m not one to live in the past. I picked myself up and got on with it – or so I thought!

I initially put this to my integrative GP and she too had already looked at many cases  where women had been through a severe emotional trauma in the years preceding a cancer diagnosis. There were all types of traumas. Divorces, Deaths of someone close, Failed Businesses, Accidents, Bad Break-ups. Add to this a toxic and rather stressful lifestyle as I tried to rebuild my life, working 3 jobs then a toxic social life

There are most certainly key triggers in creating the right environment for cancer to thrive. Emotional, Physical and Chemical.

In my case: traumatic events + exhaustive sustained physical demand (overloaded adrenals) + toxic lifestyle (acidity in the body) + hormone imbalance = Cancer cell proliferation.

Some may disagree with the emotional triggers however again I revert to TCM. Chinese medicine philosophy is based around that all organs not only have an anatomical structure but also a corresponding energetic/emotional function.

Interestingly enough, breast cancer is very close to the heart. The Element of Fire has the emotions Forgiveness, Compassion, Self Confidence, Self-esteem, Self- worth, Self-doubt, Security, Insecurity, Anger, Hate and Love around it. Although I am still researching for more data, of the women I have spoken with, the breast cancer has occurred in the left breast first. Something to ponder!

Back to Professor Wong’s table. As large needles were inserted into the corresponding meridians associated with the breast, I was left on the table to rest and told my “three eyes must be smiling please.” Hard not to smile at that!

As I was left in the room, floods of tears came, not over anything specific. I just started sobbing for between five to ten minutes. This was the case for my next four visits. I went home rested and to my amazement the lump had diminished significantly by the morning.

This was all the confirmation I needed as to the emotional connection to cancer. And so, I set about clearing every emotional roadblock that could be hindering my healing.

We live in a society today where demonstrated emotions are more accepted than years gone by. The frantic pace at which we conduct our lives leaves many of us disconnected from our emotions.

Events and traumas quickly pass us by and we rarely stop to consider their impact on a deeper level.

I will close this blog on that note as I feel it is such a hugely important issue for readers to consider when not just looking at cancers but any ‘dis-ease’.

Helen McCumisky

Helen McCumisky

After completing studies in nutrition and life coaching. Helen's current areas of research and interest are epigenetics, psycho-neuro immunology and hormones. Helen has developed a unique five-step program that strengthens the immune system and creates an inspired emotional state where clients take 100 per cent responsibility for their health and lifestyle choices. The mission for Helen's business Leading Edge Lifestyle is the pursuit of Freedom: physical, emotional and spiritual.

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