Psychotherapy is one more tool to heal cancers. Modern medicine treatments for cancer are focused on chemotherapy, immunotherapy, gene manipulation (emerging technology area), and surgery. Natural solutions for cancer like herbal medicine, psychotherapy supportive interventions like yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy counseling are common supporting treatments. The role of psychotherapy counseling is gaining prominence as our understanding of cancer causes is better understood. Cancer is now classified by many scientists as a lifestyle disease. It is being bracketed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
During my research on natural solutions to various diseases like cancer, diabetes, and obesity, I am coming to the understanding that partial reversal of some of these ailments, especially diabetes and obesity, is possible through a combination of diet therapy, lifestyle manipulation with exercise and meditation and herbal combinations does occur.
There is an increasing body of scientific evidence in support of this contention. Natural solutions, lifestyle manipulation, psychotherapy, diet therapy, and herbal medicine all are getting mainstreamed in cancer treatment. Has this mainstream occurred across the globe? The answer to this question is no – it is a work in progress, and science has many miles to go before this is finally achieved.
Be that as it may, these interventions still play a complementary role today. Cancer treatment continues to be led by surgery, chemotherapy, and medication. In the future, I suspect complementary solutions of today will, in time, gain dominance. These will be integrated with genetic and epigentic manipulations. Chemotherapy and surgery, the two mainstream therapies of today, will fade away in the sunset.
Psychotherapy can be a valuable component of treatment for cancer patients. It can help manage emotional and psychological symptoms, cope with the impact of the illness and its treatment, and improve quality of life. Psychotherapy can also aid in reducing stress, improving communication skills, and enhancing relationships with loved ones. It can be done individually, in a group setting, or with family members. A licensed mental health professional should provide psychotherapy with training and experience working with cancer patients. While psychotherapy can play a valuable role in improving quality of life, managing emotional and psychological symptoms, and reducing stress for cancer patients, it is not a cure for the illness.
This is a complex subject, and I have tried to answer it in simple terms. Here is a short list of additional material for those who want to look at this subject in greater depth.
References for books:
1. Natural Solutions for Cancer – Sudhir Ahluwalia
2. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
3. Carcinogenic Mind- The psychosomatic mechanisms of cancer- Vladislav Matrenitsky
4. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The revolutionary, Scientifically Nutritional based cure – Esseltyn Caldwell B Jr
Each book title has hundreds of references in Bibliographies appended at the end.