Is there a link between cancer and unexpressed anger? A traditional medicine practitioner, Dr Godwin Ihesie, tells OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA more on this.
Cancer is caused by the suppression of toxic emotions; primarily anger, hate, resentment and grief. Suppression of these toxic negative emotions increases stress hormone cortisol levels, which directly suppress immune system function. When the immune system is not functioning properly, normal cells mutate into cancer cells as revealed in the six phases of cancer.
A homeopathic doctor, Dr Godwin Ihesie, urged people to do away with negative emotions such as anger, hate, resentment and grief. These negative emotions are causes of cancer, especially breast cancer.
Dr Ihesie said the root cause of cancer is by negative emotions; more so, cancer in the right breast is spurred by conflicts with the opposite sex. Cancer in the small intestines is a result of prolonged depression. Anger, he also said, can result in cancer in the large intestine. People should learn to let go and not suppress toxic emotions- primarily anger, hate, resentment and grief.
“Cancer absolutely has emotional roots. There are so many evidences suggesting that repressed anger, hate and resentment play a crucial role in the development of cancer. Increased stress hormones caused by emotional triggers suppress the immune system, which can lead to cancer. Stress is known in the traditional and alternative communities as a major cause of inflammation. It is one thing everyone agrees on, Inflammation has been discovered at the base of all known diseases. Stress kills through cancer or heart attack or autoimmune disease. None should allow it to control his or her life. Balanced emotions equal a balanced physiological system,” said Dr Ihesie.
Explaining further, he said when it comes to cancer, there are obvious mind-body links. Stress, pessimism and other emotional factors have been proven to play a role, increasing the risk of cancer, metastasis and early mortality. In particular, stress has been shown to depress the immune system, increase inflammation and affect the bodies on the molecular level, even damaging the DNA.
He cited a researcher at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Fellowship, integrative medicine pioneer Isaac Eliaz, M.D., L.Ac., who discussed how negative emotions hinder immune response and fuel cancer formation and metastasis.
“The negative effects of stress have been studied in a variety of cancers including breast, ovarian, and digestive tract. In one study cited by Dr. Eliaz, breast cancer risk doubled for women after a divorce, separation or the death of their spouse. In addition to reducing our body’s resistance to cancer, stress, depression and isolation also increase metastasis. The best way out is to ensure negative emotion do not reside in the body,” said Dr Ihesie.
“At some point most of us learned that it is a good idea to forgive people. We learned that it is “holy” or “spiritual”. But there is a more basic reason to forgive people: when you don’t forgive them, it ruins your life’’. Dr Ihesie said the law of the universe is that humans attract what they focus on. If you are focused on fearing whatever may come, you are sending a strong message to the Universe/Nature to send you whatever you fear. Instead if you can get yourself into feelings of joy, love, appreciation or gratitude, and focus on bringing more of that into your life, you are going to avoid the negative stuff automatically. Find something to be happy about every day, and every hour if possible, moment to moment, even if only for a few minutes. This is the easiest and best protection you can have. If nothing else, be joyous that you are alive,” he stated.
He continued: “Studies have it that hostility and resentment tear down the immune system and double the risk of heart attack, cancer and other non communicable disease (NCDs) such as diabetes. So, it is good to eschew all animosity, bitterness because bitterness makes one sick.
“To forgive someone, you don’t have to agree with what they did. You just want your life to work. Is it easy? Usually it is not. But you don’t forgive people for their benefit. You do it for your benefit,” he advised.
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