Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Thoughts on Pancreatic Cancer

Update: This article explores a potential link between unhealed anger and cancer. In 2017 I revised my book Self-Healing, Cancer & Love to reference a clinical study linking grief with breast cancer. The magnitude of the event that leads to grief is linked to cancer; essentially things that anyone would struggle with, but that do need healing SEE HERE

In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay tells us that our experiences, emotions and reactions are held in the physical 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. Could there be a link? This post goes beyond biology to explore the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. 

These are my thoughts on healing as a complementary therapy. 
  • The body feels the full range of human emotion 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 go. 
  • When a person holds onto anger, fear or sadness, those emotions also 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 can eat away at a person from the inside. The problem, from my point of view, is that most of us are not given the tools to heal and release our emotions on a day-to-day basis, instead leaving them to simmer. Emotional healing can help us find peace, which may also facilitate the healing process.
  • In the case of pancreatic cancer the 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 low survival rates because the healing process might be hindered by the presence of anger or grief. The aim of Reiki / Energy Healing is to help the patient heal on a subconscious level, while making it easier for them to relax and reduce stress levels. Energy Healing and Reiki can bring about peace; but they are not substitutes for medical care.

How would one go about self-healing? 

I believe sending light to the pancreas and the Heart Chakra can help. Intend for the the subconscious to release painful memories. Healing is about giving yourself a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card. I have linked to several meditations on the Coping With Cancer Page. 

You will also find details on my book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love, which explores energy healing and meditation as complementary therapies that the whole family can use to cope with the stress of a diagnosis. 

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Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines natal astrology, energy healing and crystals. Subscribe for an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE.


  1. Just realised this is suuuuper repetitive! Sorry!

    Please share your thoughts anyway =)



  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

  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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