Music Therapy - A Calming Alternative in Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment



A mesothelioma cancer diagnosis is beyond doubt terrible and the first course of action a patient and his/her loved ones take is to seek immediate medical treatment and diagnosis. Traditional therapies may include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, but they are not the optimum choice. Mesothelioma cancertreatments can be complemented with other alternative healing options and it is seen that many individuals find solace by doing so and increased longevity. 

Some alternative options open to mesothelioma cancer patients
  • Music therapy
  • Aroma therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Dance therapy  
  • Chiropractic care
  • Light therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Herbal and Nutritional supplements
  • Osteopathy and Reflexology
  • Yoga and other personal fitness programs
  • Reiki
Of the many above mentioned alternative healing options, music therapy is considered as medicine to heal both the soul and body. Studies have found that music has power to reduce acute and chronic pain and is hence imbibed as a part of palliative care in case of the terminally ill patients. Music Therapy is considered as a viable alternative option in anyone's mesothelioma cancer treatment program.

Therapeutic professionals have also recognized the benefits of music therapy for patients suffering from medical issues including those suffering from mesothelioma cancer and music activity has shown to improve a patient’s condition even at least for a brief period. Such instances can be extremely valuable for patients battling terminal diseases.

Music therapy when added as an alternative option for mesothelioma cancer cure can be performed under different settings and in a variety of ways. It may be administered by a certified music professional, by a medical professional, or can even be self-administered at home. Certified music therapists trained to perform especially in healthcare settings have the knowledge of what, how and when to administer music therapy to the terminally sick patients. Usually the larger cancer facility centers have such music therapists working as a part of their multi disciplinary professional teams.

A fact is that there is no need for a mesothelioma cancer patient to be highly musical in order to take advantage of music therapy. This art form needs just an open mind and some willingness to try some alternative to relieve the side effects associated with mesothelioma cancer treatment.

Music therapy can simply involve:
  • Listening to music of one’s choice
  • Writing or singing songs that express one’s feelings
  • playing musical instruments
  • Discussing music knowledge
Thus, music therapy can either be active or passive and can be administered to patients who are deemed as highly ailing. Research has shown that the terminally ill patients suffering from solid tumors, lymphoma and leukemia and who received music therapy reported a marked decrease in nausea and pain than those who did not.

Even the AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) also encourages taking advantage of music therapy to elevate the mood, counteract depression, calm, induce sleep, counteract fear, and lessen muscle tension to bring about relaxation in case of cancer patients. Studies point out that with an aim to reduce high blood pressure, some patients take advantage of music therapy sessions and have also reported to sense an overall feeling of well-being. Such patients have also often exhibited a reduced need for anti-depressants or pain medication. Music Therapy can alleviate pain in mesothelioma cancer.

Treatment option for mesothelioma cancer patients does not end here; there is yet another line of treatment in form of natural remedies. It is found that many patients find relief by including these natural remedies. Natural Remedies may include herbs, acupuncture and even faith healing. To Learn more read: Alternative and Natural Treatments for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients. 



Woman Cures Lung Disease with Castor Oil

A woman claims she cured her lung disease using castor oil. After suffering for 7 years with pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis and numerous systemic tuburcular ulcers she discovered a simple cure that is so inexpensive, it is ridiculous.  There are many websites touting the healing effects of the castor packs and many talk about using castor oil for beautifying the skin and healing asthma, but few mention the healing effects for the lungs by taking castor oil orally.  

This woman who gave her testimony, states she took 1 tablespoon of the castor oil first thing in the morning.  Here is what she says happened after taking the oil:

"In a couple of hours time I ran to the toilet and almost emptied all the fecal matter that was inside of me. The feces were accompanied with thick smelly orange mucous that came out in chunks. I planned to continue with 1 tbs of castor oil everyday early in the morning and each time I consumed the castor oil I saw more and more of the smelly mucous junk coming out in my motions. This stinking orange mucous was the cause of the bad odor that was coming from my nostrils and mouth. And I later found out that all that smelly mucous came from my lungs. The chronic lung diseases that I had failed to treat were the cause of all that mucous being stored in my lungs."

Amazingly, she did one other thing besides taking the castor oil, she prayed.  She emphasized that prayer was part of the protocol.  She stated, "Do all of this as you pray everyday, asking God to deliver you and set you free. Thanks and God Bless."

I then went to Earth Clinic and searched for more cures and here is what I found:

"Take cayenne and garlic everyday, the lungs will regenerate over time. Phlegm, will come out in the first few days, and a definite improvement seen in a couple of weeks. At least two cloves of crushed raw garlic ingested after a ten minute wait after crushing, and you can smear the cayenne into butter to make it more palatable. It works for cleaning up the lungs in long time smokers as well."

"I suffer with lung congestion, and I have used the castor oil packs from Edgar Cayce's readings to ease the pain under my breasts, and it does help."

"Castor oil packs are a home remedy that works great for removing toxins from within the body. All you will need is a large piece of flannel material, some castor oil, and some old clothing to wear over the top. You fold the material until it is long and about the width of the ribcage. Pour enough castor oil over the center of the material to coat it. Your wife should wear this over her lungs and under the old clothing. I usually wear a tight tank top over mine to make sure it stays put. She can wear it for 30 minutes or even better if worn over night. Then you take the material and put it in a ziploc bag for the next night. Just add a little more castor oil with each use. I use an old flannel pillow case which is perfect for the torso."

"I'm not sure how much this will help but I get bronchial pneumonia on a fairly regular basis. I can cure it up in just a few days (3-5) by taking Elderberry. I take the capsules that I get from the health food store, only I take more than recommended on the container. Experiment to find the dosage that is best for you."

"Tulsi (Tulasi, Holy Basil) is excellent for lungs. You could have it as a tea or in capsule form. Take at least 4 cups each day. I make 2 cups from each teabag. We have had great success with lung issues, we used the capsule form along with cups of tea to treat acute and long term problems, including mold exposure and chest infections" 

When making your castor oil packs, the use of a heating pad is suggested.

 


New Reasearch Shows that Red Onions Kill Mesothelioma Cancerous Tumor Cells

It is a pleasure to report a new research in the ever wonderful field of natural medicine.  A compound in red onions, quercetin (Qu) was found to cause “apoptotic cell death.” in mesothelioma tumor cells.  Quercetin (Qu) is also found in other foods, such as apple skins, tea, fruits, vegetables and some grains. 

Researchers in Korea discovered this new remedy and the study was published in International Journal of Molecular Study.

The research was done at the Department of Dental Pharmacology, School of Dentistry, Brain Korea 21 Project, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Republic of Korea.

Here is what the study reported: 

Abstract
Quercetin (Qu) is found in plants, including red onions and in the skins of red apples, and induces the apoptosis of certain malignant cells. However, no report has been issued on the apoptotic effect of Qu on human malignant pleural mesothelioma. In the present study, it was found that MSTO‑211H mesothelioma cell viability was reduced and apoptotic cell death was increased by Qu (20-80 µM), which was found to have an IC50 of 58 µM. In addition, Qu increased the sub-G1 cell population, and was found to interact with specificity protein 1 (Sp1) and significantly suppressed its expression at the protein and mRNA levels. Furthermore, Qu modulated the levels of Sp1 regulatory genes, such as cyclin D1, myeloid cell leukemia (Mcl)-1 and survivin in MSTO-211H cells. Apoptotic signaling cascades were activated by the cleavage of Bid, caspase-3 and PARP, and by the downregulation of Bcl-xL and the upregulation of Bax in MSTO-211H cells. Our results strongly suggest that Sp1 be considered as a novel molecular target of Qu in human malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The study showed that Sp1 be considered as a novel molecular target of Qu in human maligant pleural mesothelioma.

What is Pleural Mesothelioma?

The malignancy affects the pleura, a thin membrane composed of the lubricating cells which line the chest wall and the lungs. As it sometimes takes a decade or more for the disease to manifest, some notable changes that are indicative of pleural mesothelioma, is thickening or calcification of the pleural lining. This disease first causes diminished lung function and quickly spreads to the outer chest wall, abdomen, and heart. The treatment includes ways for patients to manage the mesothelioma through tumor management and make the patient live more comfortably.

Pleural Mesothelioma is a very aggressive type of cancer and this new study is a "God Send" for many.  But is it really enough to eat some red onions?

Using Common Sense 

The use of onion juice has been used for many years to cure cancer and this is nothing new.  Natural cancer remedies show that by juicing onions and drinking an egg cup worth daily before breakfast will cure cancer.  Sheik Nazim of Cyprus, has long touted that this will cure cancer and also suggests seclusion.  But there are many more who suggest this remedy too.

Read this very informative article: A Cure for Cancer - Right under your nose. 

If you want to use the red onion cure as done in the above study, then I suggest you use it as a part of your cancer healing protocol.  A healthy diet, exercise and the use of Nigella Sativa is suggested as the best way to cure any cancer.  Nigella sativa has been proven to cause cell death also in pancreatic tumor cells in 82% of the cases.  So in other words, 82 out of 100 people lived.

Normal Mesothelioma Death Statistics

Approximately 3000 new mesothelioma cancer cases will be diagnosed every year.  Of those 3000, using conventional healing methods, such as chemotherapy and radiaton, there is a 5 year survival rate of between 5% to 10%.  So this means that 2700 of the 3000 people diagnosed will probably die.  More and more people are switching to a natural protocol.  Besides Nigella sativa, there are other natural herbs seen successful in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer, such as mistletoe.  

Read: Alternative and Natural Treatments for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

What is the Gerson Cancer Protocol

A Natural Cancer Program with Juicing, Raw Diet and Coffee Enemas


Gerson Therapy
One of the leading alternative cancer programs by Max Gerson. It uses a basic healthy raw diet with many enemas and supplements. The use of organic is required.

A commonly discussed cancer treatment is the Gerson plan. The Gerson Plan uses many organic juices, supplements, special diet and coffee enemas in their program. It is a holistic program that has been in use for many years. The purpose and basis of the diet is to clean the liver of all toxins and increase the metabolism.
According to the Gerson website, "Patients report that the enemas decrease pain and hasten healing.

Biologically, enzyme systems of the gut wall and liver are stimulated, and bile flow is increased. This has been shown to enhance the body's ability to eliminate toxic residues from environmental, chemotherapeutic, and other sources."

The basic theory on the diet is that the salt and potassium levels are not in balance with the cancer patient. By utilizing the supplements and program to include liver injections, the body would be clear of all toxins. Environmental toxins affect the entire body.

The Gerson Diet Protocol

The diet is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and low in fats, salts and contain many fluids.
Example of a daily regimen:
  • Thirteen glasses of fresh, raw carrot/apple and green-leaf juices prepared hourly from fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Three full vegetarian meals, freshly prepared from organically grown fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A typical meal will include salad, cooked vegetables, baked potatoes, vegetable soup and juice.
The patient is allowed all the organic fruits and vegetables that they desire for snacking or added to their meal plan.

Medications for the Implementing of the Treatment


All the medications are available through the center if not available locally. They are classified as biologicals. They are organic and used in therapeutic amounts as prescribed by the program.
  • Potassium compound
  • Lugol's solution
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Injectable Crude Liver Extract
  • Pancreatic Enzymes
  • Enemas of coffee and/or chamomile
The patient must juice 20 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables each day and some of that may be cooked and eaten raw. The fruits and vegetables must be organic. The plan must be followed exactly to get results, according to the Gerson center.

Currently, the only Gerson clinics are in Mexico and Hungary, and the cost is quite expensive. Many patients do this protocol at their own home. Gerson does offer a home therapy program, but many sites on the Internet offer much support for less money.

For more information

The Whole Gerson Plan
One of the problems many face with this program is the cost of the juicer or blender. The price of a suggested juicer is expensive, but necessary to complete the program. A link for a discussion on the blenders is here:

Gerson Juicers
A good book to read to understand the diet is Healing the Gerson Way.
Max Gerson's diet has been used worldwide and there are many support centers. As in all natural cancer treatments, consult your doctor first.

Resources:

cancer-research.net/GersonPubs.html

Use an Anti-Inflammatory Diet to Prevent Disease


Inflammatory foods are processed foods, sugars, milk and nightshade vegetables in many cases. Other foods to avoid are the whites (white bread, white rice and white flour). An anti-inflammatory diet is almost the same as a mucusless diet. You should limit the fat and enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits. Rid yourself of inflammation and you will be preventing many diseases. 

Who is Dr. Weil? 

Dr. Andrew Weil is graduated from Harvard University where he studied to be a doctor and also received his undergraduate AB degree in biology. He is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where he combines his knowledge in natural medicine with his knowledge as a Doctor. 

He is the author of ten books and is best known for his website Dr.Weil.com where he talks about a variety of subjects. He is a legend in his own time. He is mainly famous for the anti-inflammatory diet though. His anti-inflammation diet was a pioneer to the many diets now available. 

Best anti-inflammatory diet 

There are many anti-inflammatory diets that are popular today. There are many anti-inflammatory foods that you can consume on this diet. You just need to avoid the flamers. The diet is very similar to the Mediterranean Diet and here is what the diet consists of:
  • Lots of fresh fruit and veggies.
  • Saturated fats should be a tiny part of the diet.
  • Eat plenty of walnuts and Omega 3's.
  • Pasta, white rice and carbohydrates should be minimal.
  • Eat plenty of brown rice and bulgur.
  • Eat lean protein and limit red meat.
  • Spice up the foods with curry, pepper and ginger.
According to Dr. Hardy, black pepper is only a problem when it is cooked with. He suggests seasoning the food afterwards and never ever using salt. He also suggests to avoid eggs. 

All about nightshade vegetables 

Nightshades should be avoided when you are on a anti-inflammatory diet as they may cause inflammation. The nightshade vegetables are: potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants. Sometimes, the pepper family will also cause inflammation, both sweet and hot. Cayenne peppers however are good for inflammation problems.
Cayenne is used as a blood thinner and should be taken daily. An easy way to take cayenne is with half teaspoon of cayenne, two teaspoons of honey, one tablespoon of raw vinegar and one glass of water. Sip this throughout the day. 



If you are bold and want to take it straight, then take a quarter teaspoon of cayenne with half cup of water and drink. Increase the amount of cayenne gradually everyday until you get to one teaspoon. Cayenne is a great heart attack prevention according to Dr. John Christopher. 

Sources:
  • WebMD
  • Whole foods
  • Dr. Weil.com
 


What are the Best Stool Softners


Constipation is not normal for someone with a good digestive track.  It can be a sign of many diseases including cancer.  So at the first problem with constipation, seek measures to rectify.  If the problem continues for more than one week or if you see blood in your stool, seek a doctors help.

One of the best ways to heal constipation is with the use of prune juice and it works better than most of the counter laxatives. What is a natural laxative? It is a way of relieving constipation naturally. The worse way to relieve constipation is with one of those balls available from the pharmacy with chemicals and toxic ingredients that need to be inserted rectally.

What is constipation

Constipation is when you have difficult release of stools. The need for the best stool softener happens when going to the bathroom causes great discomfort and pain. Never try to force the stools to be released by extreme pressure as this will cause problems later on. Constipation happens from overly dry stools that have been in the colon for too long.

A natural stool softener will make the stools more liquid to pass easily through the tract without grunting and excess pressure. There are many remedies and foods to get the laxative effect.
The use of constipation laxatives should be very limited as they are addictive and not to be used more than 10 days, such as senna.

How to get rid of constipation

Most of the time constipation goes when the diet is changed. Adding laxative foods and more liquid is usually enough to cause you to be relieved of this problem. Nobody likes to spend time in the bathroom with constipation, but if it continues or is chronic, make sure to be checked out by your physician.

Laxative remedies

Drink lots of prune juice, the number one best remedy as a natural stool softener. If you don't have prune juice then you can eat some dried figs. Eat five dried figs and drink a full glass of water to seek relief. If after three hours you still have problems, then eat some more figs. Other suggestions are:

  • Honey mixed with black strap molasses.
  • Take one tablespoon of olive oil in the morning when you wake.
  • Coffee will cause bowel movement.
  • Increased exercise will cause you to go to the bathroom easily.

Laxative foods

A change in diet will cause you to have less dry feces and go to the bathroom regularly. Some illnesses and medications may cause constipation also. The foods that are best to relieve constipation are: flax seeds (ground, never whole), whole grains, fruits (especially watermelon and bale fruit) and legumes.

Preventative alternative measures

According to the Mayo Clinic, homeopathic herbs may work for the relief of constipation. but you should be cautious. Plant remedies may have some interaction with medicines, so find out which one works best first. Acupuncture and massage also has benefits in the relief of constipation.

Sources: Mayoclinic.com, Tbyil.com and Constipationremediesinfo.blogspot.com.



Learn about Lung Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis


Lung cancer is a cancer that starts with a tumor in the lungs and in 90% of cases, it is found to have been caused by tobacco. The symptoms of lung cancer may be minimal or none at all. Up to 25% of people with lung cancer will have no symptoms at all and the remaining will have symptoms having to do with chest pain and shortness of breath.

Diagnosing lung cancer

Lung cancer is a growth in the lungs, commonly called a tumor. These growths or tumors may cause obstruction in the lungs and clog up the lungs to the point where they can no longer function properly. Cancers may not be discovered early due to the fact of the size of the lungs and tumors may grow for years undetected.
Facts about lung cancer

Today's modern medicine has been able to treat and cure stage I and stage II cancers, but if the cancer has grown or spread to other organs, treatment becomes more difficult. Cancer of one lung may be treated with removal of the lung. Cancer in both lungs may be extremely difficult to cure, but not impossible.
Detection

Many times, the only way to discover lung cancer in the early stages is when an X-ray or C-scan is done and an abnormality is detected. Lung symptoms and cancer signs are not always apparent as the typical sign of lung cancer which is a persistent cough could be seen as the same sign for bronchitis.

Lung cancer signs

Lung cancer patients generally have minimal signs in the beginning. Up to 25% of people may have no signs at all - those who do have signs may mimic bronchitis or the flu. Typical signs of lung cancer are:
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
Lung cancer statistics

More men will get cancer than women, but the incidence of women getting lung cancer is growing. More women have lung cancer than with breast cancer. A person who smokes has 25 times more likelihood of contracting lung cancer than someone who does not. A person who smokes cigars or uses a pipe is five times more likely to get lung cancer than those who do not.

Treatment for lung cancer

Lung cancer, like many other cancers can be treated with alternative methods.  The first line of defense is with the use of Nigella sativa oil three times a day.  Other natural methods which have been found successful is with the Budwig Flaxoil, raw diet, vitamin C and the Grape Cure.  

Conventional treatment of lung cancer may include chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. One lung can be removed, but not both and early detection will determine which treatment must be used. Please be aware that there is a 2 percent 5 year survival rate with chemotherapy though and chemo may cause secondary cancers. Read: Relax, it is only Chemo.

You have a better chance of survival if the cancer is caught in the early stages with a natural diet and exercise program, such as with the use of a mini - trampoline to flow lymph and fight disease 
Sources
  • WebMD.com
  • MedicineNet.com
  • Meds.com
 
 
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