Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Thoughts on Pancreatic Cancer



In You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay tells us that our experiences, emotions and reactions are held in the body. If we don't deal with certain experiences, they upset our energy. In some cases we may feel the effects physically. This theory resonated and my thoughts turned to a family friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This post goes beyond biology to explore the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. Please note: Energy Healing is not a substitute for medical care.  

Here are my thoughts on energy healing and pancreatic cancer: 

  • The body feels the full range of emotions ranging from stress, tension and anxiety to joy and laughter. Positive emotions flow through our system freely while those at the negative end of the spectrum often need to be released consciously. How does your body react to stress: hunched shoulders, tense back, upset stomach, etc? It is widely accepted that the body retains these emotions and that we need to let them go - often by self-healing. 
  • When a person holds onto anger, fear or sadness, those emotions sit in the body. I believe buried anger and resentment to be emotional risk factors for some types of cancer and that with time, holding onto this energy takes it's toll on the physical body. In my view, the problem is that most of us were not given the tools to understand and heal our emotions on a daily basis, instead leaving them to simmer. Energy healing can help us bring about peace, forgiveness and relaxation; in this way Energy healing complements medical care. 
  • In the case of pancreatic cancer the energy healing session would focus on the Heart Chakra. This energy center is known for universal love: how we feel about our parents, siblings and close friends. If someone dear to our heart is harmed, or if they betray us, it can be very hard to heal and move on. Disappointments of this kind are said to leave an emotional mark on the pancreas because it is so close to the heart (love). 
  • My theory is that pancreatic cancer may have lower survival rates because of the presence of anger, grief and emotional pain - often in response to a challenging life situation. The aim of Energy Healing is to help the patient heal on a subconscious level, while making it easier for them to relax and release stress. Energy Healing and Reiki can bring about peace; but they are not substitutes for medical care.

2017 Update! I have revised my book on Self-Healing, Cancer & Love,  referencing a meta-analysis linking acute grief and shock with breast cancer. The magnitude of the event that leads to grief and shock appears to be linked to breast cancer. In the book we explore energy healing as a complementary therapy that can help the whole family can cope. (See HERE)


Below you'll find a meditation that makes it easier for us to release stress, tension and worry with guided visualization. The more we meditate, the easier it becomes for us to relax and clear our body and Aura. Think of your Aura, or energy field, as the the projection of your thoughts and feelings. We all benefit from meditation, regardless of our attitudes towards energy healing. 





If you'd like to know more, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love is available in the USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, ItalyBrasil, Australia, India and Japan

Energy Healing and meditation are complementary to medical care, not alternative. In instances where a family member or friend was diagnosed, the focus has been on supporting them through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. 


Reiki hugs, 

Regina 




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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  












4 comments:

  1. Just realised this is suuuuper repetitive! Sorry!

    Please share your thoughts anyway =)

    L&L

    Geena

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  2. The pancreas is a small organ, approximately six inches long, located in the upper abdomen, and adjacent to the small intestine. It lies toward your back. Because it is so deep within your body, doctors have difficulty diagnosing disease in the pancreas.


    The Pancreas

    * Completes the job of breaking down protein, carbohydrates, and fats using digestive juices of pancreas combined with juices from the intestines.

    * Secretes hormones that affect the level of sugar in the blood.

    * Produces chemicals that neutralize stomach acids that pass from the stomach into the small intestine by using substances in pancreatic juice.

    * Contains Islets of Langerhans, which are tiny groups of specialized cells that are scattered throughout the organ.

    o These cells secrete:
    # Glucagon—raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood
    # Insulin—stimulates cells to use glucose
    # Somatostatin—may regulate the secretion of glucagons and insulin.

    This information makes me realise how important it is for us as an organ, why one can't survive without it and it makes me thing about the connections that you talk about. This is the organ that helps us 'digest' food and as well emotions! People who hold emotions tend to have complains in the stomach, too much acid...and other complains related to its functions.As well how interesting issues around emotion gives us food addictions and look the Pancreas is the one who is responsible with glucose and insulin... So interesting and eye open. Totally agree with the need of letting go and forgiveness :) x

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  3. Hi Maria, You actually can live without it (it isn't easy!) ... Met someone in one of my classes and their mum had just had their pancreas removed.

    Thanks for this post! As always I learn a lot from you =)

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