Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes and variations. Genetics, tobacco, diet, UV exposure, and radiations are all possible causes of specific types of cancer. More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer yearly.
As you care about your health and those of your loved ones, this specific holistic hypnotherapy for cancer treatment and various infections is designed for you.
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Going through cancer and its treatment can be a scary, confusing, lonely and exhausting process. From the moment you feel something is off within your body to when your doctor confirms and diagnoses you with cancer, you become flooded with emotions and uncertainty. Sometimes, the shock of the reaffirmation of your doubts can be the worst. Thus, you may experience anxiety and fear without a sound and calm self. Life does not need to be so; you can live disease free. Submit a quote to hypnotherapy for cancer session today.
Hypnosis as a Treatment
Hypnotherapy for cancer guides you from your conscious state into calm relaxation. The relaxed state allows you to develop a new perspective on your condition. Positive feelings ensue, and you can better communicate with your body through the subconscious mind. Instead of working through an analytical mode of thought, your mind shifts to a synthetic mode of thinking. This allows greater communication between emotions, sensations, and the body. In turn, you have greater control of your body on physical and psychological levels.
Self-hypnosis is also very effective in modulating pain. Sensations of pain are closely associated with depression and anxiety. Hypnotherapy for cancer can help you lessen your pain by removing the negative feelings accompanying it. This process also helps you replace pain sensations with pleasant ones.
Visualization is a powerful tool in self-hypnosis because the subconscious mind does not distinguish between reality and imagination. Self-hypnosis helps you focus on positive emotions and sensations, making them real. Your body, then, responds in kind.
US research suggests that breast cancer patients need fewer anesthetics during operations and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, and emotional distress after the operation if they have been relaxed by hypnosis beforehand. In the study of 200 women by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, patients reported less pain afterward.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute paper is just the latest to conclude hypnosis for cancer can help with operations. The researchers said this was not just better for the patients, but it added up to cash savings for the hospital, as operations took less time on the hypnotized patients. Less was spent on medication and re-admission of patients, plus less pain and nausea.
You can get the help you need by dealing with your discomfort directly with the symptoms. This approach supports you as you lessen feelings of fatigue and insomnia.
I would highly recommend listening to my Healing Cocoon audio recording specifically for dealing with the daily stresses and coping with cancer in the privacy of your home.
The relaxed state also guides you to manage the side effects of treatment better. This is the ideal complementary help with cancer that benefits your mind and body.
In the United States, Breast Cancer is second only to lung cancer as a leading cause of death among women. In Europe, it is the most common cancer affecting women, followed by bowel cancer. Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 40-55.
Avoiding cancer risk factors may help prevent certain cancers. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise. Increasing protective factors such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising may also help prevent some cancers. Evaluating the breasts can also help catch early stages of breast cancer.
Look at your breasts in a mirror and note any changes in differences between them. Do this first with your arms by your side, then with your arms raised and hands cupped at the back of your head. Be alert to any changes in the size or shape of your breasts, change in the skin color, and decrease of a nipple or pulling in to the skin.
Lie down on your back and closely and systematically examine your breast tissue and tissues in your armpits using the pads of the fingers of your opposite hand. Roll and press the breast area gently but firmly against the chest wall. Check for lumps just above the collarbone.
Be aware of any bleeding or bloodstained fluid leaking from the nipple. Check nipple for discharge.
Lymph Node Evaluation
When it has been determined that a woman has invasive breast cancer, a major prognosticator will be whether cancer has moved beyond the breast into the lymph nodes, a bean-sized collection of immune cells located in the chest area and under the arm. Before breast cancer spreads to other organs, it usually travels first to the lymph nodes in the armpit. Lymph node evaluation also helps determine the overall prognosis and guide treatment after surgery.
For healing within and overall wellness in mind and body, make the following a part of your life:
- Accept the changes that you will face each day.
- Listen to your Inner voice. Be smart and vigilant about your own health.
- Live as normally as you can.
- Choose support groups wisely. Not all groups are suitable for everyone.
- Steer clear of doom and gloom. Live!
- Feel comfortable with your medical and healthcare team. You must explicitly trust your doctors.
- Find a peaceful place to think and heal.
- Choose healthier habits, like diet, rest and laughter.
- Look for humor and love! This is within you!
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What is a lymphatic massage?
The lymphatic system has no central pump and depends on muscle contraction through deep breathing, exercise and manual manipulation to move fluid.
Lymphatic massage utilizes a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. Immune system function can be significantly increased, improving metabolism and helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins.
A strong immune system makes you feel balanced, happy and whole.
As with most massage, it is vital to drink lots of water after a lymphatic massage to flush away toxins that have been released.
What can it be used for?
- Lymphatic massage aids the increase of lymph flow. When the lymph is flowing as it should, cells are bathed in fresh fluid, making the skin look fresh and alive.
• When applied after neuromuscular massage, lymphatic massage helps to clear the tissue of debris and reduce the minor edema that can occur after deep tissue massage. • It is thought that lymphatic massage can also help with breast cancer treatment & the scarring process by enhancing circulation and immunity. • Increased lymph flow around the scar stimulates damaged lymph vessels to heal. • Increased lymph flow draws away toxins improving the health of the tissues.
Is massage good for your body?
Comfort-oriented massage can safely be given to people at any stage of their cancer. We need to get away from the idea that massage is only about working on tight muscles, detoxifying or assisting with recovery from injury. There will always be some form of massage (with the right modifications) that can be given to a cancer patient. Ideally, patients should receive massage during chemotherapy sessions or before or after radiation therapy.
Indeed, rather than being harmful, cancer massage offers many benefits for the patient. Massage can help diminish the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and improve quality of life. Scientific research shows that massage can reduce fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression and nausea.
Why is an oncology massage important?
This is the most crucial time for patients to give more loving attention to his/her body. Unfortunately, this is the exact time when most shy away from being touched. As a hypnotherapist, I have found that allowing yourself time to let go and have your body pampered is absolutely beneficial to your mind-body connection.
Pain and depression are common among patients with advanced cancer. There is only so much that drug therapies can help, but they often have side effects that can make the patient uncomfortable or even more ill.