Spiritual

 

“Cancer is caused by the suppression of toxic negative emotions [primarily anger, hate, resentment and grief] – http://www.alternative-cancer-care.com/cancer-anger-link.html

Below is extracted from www.cancer.org – http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/mindbodyandspirit/spirituality-and-prayer

“Although available research has not supported claims that spirituality or prayer can cure cancer or any other disease, spiritual well-being is linked to better quality of life in people with cancer.

Some proponents of spirituality in the context of health claim that prayer can decrease the negative effects of disease, speed recovery, and increase the effectiveness of medical treatments. Faith and religious beliefs are also thought to improve coping and provide comfort during illness. Attendance at religious events and services is sometimes linked with improvement of various health conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, colitis, cancers, and overall health status. Scientific evidence is mixed.

Studies done on the impact of prayer and spirituality often focus on the effect of religious beliefs and behavior on health, survival, and quality of life. For many of these studies, results have been mixed. Although some research has found that religious groups with orthodox beliefs and behavior have lower cancer death rates, this may be due to healthier habits. For example, some religious groups ban smoking, limit food intake, and drink little or no alcohol. These factors often help promote good health outcomes and lower cancer risk.

The U.S. Office of Technology Assessment reported that a survey of articles published in the Journal of Family Practice over ten years found that 83% of studies on religiosity found a benefit in physical health. Another study of 2 major psychiatric journals over 12 years found that for the studies that measured religiosity, 92% showed a benefit for mental health, 4% were neutral, and 4% showed harm. Religiosity was measured by participation in religious ceremony, social support, prayer, and belief in a higher being.

An analysis of 43 studies on people with advanced cancer noted that those who reported spiritual well-being were able to cope more effectively with terminal illnesses and find meaning in their experience. Major themes of spiritual well-being included self-awareness, coping with stress, connectedness with others, faith, empowerment, confidence, and the ability to live with meaning and hope.

A more recent study found that spiritual well-being was linked with lower distress levels in people who had been treated for colorectal cancer. The researchers reported that the factors with the strongest link to lower emotional distress were finding peace and meaning in their lives. This result would suggest that spiritual well-being might mean less emotional distress at several stages of cancer.”

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Even if we consume all the best herbs in the world but if we keep having those toxin negative emotions, we won’t get healed effectively. So, it is important for us to learn the right perspective, attitude, life purpose and life values which comes from our religion/faith.

Note: For non-muslim – Since I am a Christian, what I can offer is personal bible study (2-3 persons) for those who are interested to find out things like your purpose of life and some fundamental of Christianity.

If you are not keen to study the bible, you are welcome to join our community too. We believe the importance of community for support, guide and encouragement. We have bible discussion gathering twice a month where by we have dinner together (usually at home) and then some activities like games and some short interactive discussion from the bible.

Otherwise, you may visit my church too on Wednesday night and Sunday morning at 10.30am at Seksyen 19, PJ. And you can meet me there too 🙂 By the way, my church is Central Christian Church of Malaysia. The full address and location map is available in the church website link.