Where do our beliefs come from? As children, we are exposed to parents and siblings, friends, educators and spiritual leaders. If we think about it, beliefs are handed down from previous generations sometimes with or without modifications. The word, CREATION, is usually viewed in a positive manner. An example might be, “the creation of a masterpiece.” We view creative skills and creative thinking in a positive light. This word CREATION, however, seems to run into a brick wall of discontent when its content diametrically opposes ideas and beliefs that were handed down from generation to generation.
The theme of my previous article was based on cancer screenings. I strongly believe in preventative actions when it comes to maximizing one’s health. Most people agree with these sentiments even if they do not actively pursue the beliefs. Why do people support this concept? It is my opinion that much of this support comes from the teachings of health care professionals. After all, healthcare professionals have been educated and have had to pass rigorous testing to achieve the credentials and licenses they maintain.
When it comes to cancer treatment, the word “creation” (as it pertains to the phrase “creation of natural treatment protocols”) is challenged strongly by our existing healthcare system. Why is it on one hand creative technology is demanded but creative natural health care solutions dismissed? Is it possible that FEAR of complementary effective solutions might challenge traditional teachings and beliefs? Should we stand steadfast in our beliefs simply because they have existed for so many generations? Are we better off closing our minds to creative thinking, new ideas and outcomes in favor of maintaining compliance and acquiescence? If you believe this, the automobile would never have become the preferred means of transportation over the horse and carriage. Realize, the automobile hasn’t replaced it. Most people have chosen the automobile for transportation, however, horses remain a viable option in some areas of the world. The importance here is to understand that truth can be found in new ideas and new creations that may replace or simply be utilized in addition to traditional methods.
How do horses and automobiles relate to cancer treatment? We have waged a war on cancer for many decades. We have used primarily three approaches to attempt to defeat this condition. These approaches have included:
Our success has been limited. Anyone that has survived cancer utilizing these treatments will naturally and understandably praise these procedures. It would be difficult for a cancer survivor to “challenge” this belief because it would mean challenging conventional thinking as well as the limited options they were provided by their physicians involved with these treatments. Am I challenging our current system when I use phrases like “limited success?” Absolutely NOT. This conclusion is based on the following chart found in the journal, “Clinical Oncology.” As challenging as it may feel to your beliefs and convictions, this research was published by the medical community showing the effectiveness of chemotherapy on the following list of cancers. You will note that this study concluded chemotherapy effective 2.1% of the time as an average. The significance of showing this study is NOT intended to prove that chemotherapy has no place in cancer care, but rather to open one’s thinking to the fact it might not be the BEST AND/OR ONLY THERAPY we can choose from(in addition to surgery and radiation) to kill cancer.
At this time in evolution our healthcare community agrees that cancer can not develop if an individual’s immune system is functioning properly. Cancer is a byproduct that develops within the body when the immune system is compromised. The “things” that cause this compromise likely come from a multitude of sources. Some of these include, (1) environmental toxins, (2) dietary toxins, (3) hormonal imbalances aggravated by complications in lifestyles, (4) and inadequate rest providing inadequate time for recovery. Using a “CREATIVE” approach to this disease would suggest we address the factors leading to the compromise of the immune system in order to prevent the disease from manifesting in the first place. Our current healthcare system does not teach this to our society. Why? Does it defy common sense or reasoning? I don’t believe so. Why must we only act after the disease has been diagnosed? The medical field claims to be preventative when they strongly recommend vaccinations. Just because a vaccine has not been developed to address cancer doesn’t mean other preventative measures don’t exist. Why is cancer prevention a topic absent from everyday healthcare public education?
In my next article, “THE AWAKENING Part II” I will explain some important facts about surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This article will also discuss CREATIVE options currently used by the medical community when approaching this disease. These brave doctors that have saved countless lives while helping their patients maintain quality living during the treatments have been threatened repeatedly by their licensing boards. If these doctors were “quacks” the medical and pharmaceutical companies would encourage the media to lambaste them. Why has the media been so quiet. Is it possible that the medical advertising dollars currently spent would dry up if the media reported beneficial outcomes using safer less costly options?
Opening one’s mind is essential if positive change is desired. Change is inevitable. Defying it won’t prevent its outcome. Don’t you think it’s time we help our healthcare system evolve to the point equating its advances with the automobile rather than the horse and carriage? Don’t you think it’s time our healthcare system opened its eyes to less costly EFFECTIVE complementary treatments with clinically proven track records? As Soreen Kierkegaard quoted at the beginning of this article, “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” The choice is yours.