I have been working at a cancer clinic 2 days per week for the last year and have made some general observations about cancer. I’d like to share a little of what I am learning. This may be helpful.
There are two general personality types I have observed. One is the person who believes he can heal and has strong faith in a power greater than himself who is assisting his healing. The other is a person who does not have this belief and wants the “Doctor” to heal him. I have found that from this very basic belief structure there is a much higher percentage of improvement with those that are taking responsibility for their healing and asking for the help of a higher power.
This basic belief system also reflects in their life and how I address the case. I always try to get as much information as possible from each client about their life, their diagnosis and health history, paying close attention to the words they choose to describe their sufferings. Those clients who can share with rich descriptions of their sufferings are more easily prescribed to. The mental symptoms will help guide me to the remedy.
Those persons who are looking for a “cure” from their doctor usually do not provide such a keen insight into their sufferings. When receiving the case and it feels like everything is revealed from questioning, it is more difficult to get the rich descriptors of their suffering and physical symptoms take a greater priority.
Those clients who have been to the allopath and received chemotherapy, radiation or surgery never seem to respond as well. Their immune system has been compromised and the toxic effects of the chemical drugs often creates as much pathology as the original expression of their cancer.
Those clients who have received a diagnosis and have chosen to not go the allopathic route have many times endured horrible threats from the oncologist about their life expectancy and choice to not do the drug therapies. Often the shock of diagnosis coupled with a “death sentence” will require a dose or two of Aconite to help these people. The doctors approach is as important as the therapy. Those people with a stronger will and ability to take responsibility for their illness are making healthier choices and always do better than those who do not take the same level of responsibility.
Another interesting observation is that suppression is a part of the cancer personality. I have prescribed Carcinosin and Staphysagria more often than any other two remedies. I am very careful to not form a prejudice about the case or the remedies. The common denominator of these two remedies is the suppression of the natural inclination. At a deep level the cancer personality has gone away from their most natural emotional responses in life. I believe this is one of the roots of cancer.
The duration of their illness also plays a big part in their recovery. Those clients who are still of vital strength do better. Those clients who have suffered for much longer before starting homeopathic treatment do not seem to do as well. I believe this is a reflection of their vital force and how much energy they have used up in the disease expression and what kind of reserves they have to heal themselves with.
Where I have seen the best results are with those clients that are newly diagnosed and can clearly look at this as a wake up call and not be overwhelmed by it. They are ready and able to see that this more serious dis-ease expression is trying to teach them something and they are willing to go through the experience to learn their life lesson. I see homeopathy helping these people the very most.
I will approach these cases to help them with their life lessons and not focus on the pathology as much. They do very well with this approach and as they heal their life they heal their cancer as well.
One year is not a long time with a focus on cancer. I have treated many cases of cancer in the past, but working at the cancer clinic has brought many more cases. I am still watching for new clues and insight into cancer as more and more people come for treatment. I will keep you posted on any other observations.