Right Thinking

One of the more intriguing concepts that I have encountered here at Hufeland is the phrase Spontaneous Remission. It embraces the idea that some people just seem to get over cancer. One doesn’t really know why one gets over it one just does. We noticed that even in the U.S. Some people who follow conventional methods recover and some don’t. It’s the same with those who don’t follow conventional methods.

We who have embraced the “take a pill” approach seem to always be looking for that one thing, the one gene or one drug that will do the trick. Even among herbal advocates there always seems to be one thing that will do the job. The truth is there are many different reasons why people get over cancer.

One of the many things that are emphasized here at Hufeland is mental attitude. A person’s state of mind is of great importance in staying or getting well.

The emerging science of psychoneuroimmunology is beginning to uncover the link between the endocrine system the brain with its nervous system and the immune system. To make it simple all three of these systems have the ability to learn, remember what they have learned and pass the information which they have learned on to the appropriate places.

The conclusion that the immune system is affected by grief, stress or joy isn’t a hard one to make. We’ve all heard that “laughter is the best medicine.” Or “A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) Many of us also know that it has been said that “Sickness of the mind prevails everywhere. Nine tenths of the diseases from which men suffer have their foundation here.” (MCP 59) The truth is a healthy mental state is one of the many cures for cancer.

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