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Fighting cancer, holistically



I AM not an oncologist, but many cancer patients come to me for advice. Those who are in advanced stages come because medical treatment failed to cure them, while those just diagnosed with cancer often come seeking my opinion about radiotherapy and chemotherapy, because most of them would have one or both of these standard cancer therapies prescribed by their oncologists.

Fortunately, advances in medical science have meant more precise targeting of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy, causing less harm to the non-cancerous body tissues.

Whatever medical treatment the patient undergoes, my holistic prescription remains the same, because it is aimed at empowering the body’s defences to fight and win over the cancer cells.

Any form of qigong is beneficial, and each style has its unique benefits.

Everything has a spiritual basis

For those who believe in God, or at least in spirituality and the Law of Karma, I remind them that everything has a spiritual reason, and ultimately, a spiritual solution. For believers, it is important to understand that God is indeed Most Compassionate, and that their affliction with cancer (or being saddled by all sorts of problems, be they health, financial, relationship or others) is fully in the knowledge and control of God Most Wise. It is by His Wisdom and Permission that whatever happens to anyone at any moment does so.

To the Believer, the aim of life is not to live long, but to live a life that pleases the Creator. And one of God’s commandments is that we must lead healthy lives, and eat healthy foods; and if we fall sick, go find a cure! So it is our spiritual duty to seek remedies for any sickness that befalls the physical body that clothes the spirit.

Any illness, and any problem, is a spiritual test. We are to find a permissible solution, pray for Divine intervention (God is the real Healer, the doctors and the treatments are His means), and then trust God’s judgement and decision on the matter.

Even prophets have to suffer and die. Those with advanced cancer and facing the prospect of death need to grasp this so that they can cast the heavy burden off their shoulders. If you have tried your best according to God’s guidelines, and accept your destiny, then you can leave this world smiling.

For some like me, life on earth is only a prelude for the real eternal life in the Hereafter. For others, life is an endless cycle of rebirths until one reaches Nirvana or Moksha.

In either case, a spiritually good life would mean a better outcome in the next life. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, famous or unknown, or live long or not. What matters is how you manage your life with all the duties and responsibilities; and all the trials and tribulations, including being afflicted with illness and cancer.

For the atheists, life on the earth is all there is. So whatever is your belief system, finding a cure for diseases and cancer is important. Living a healthy lifestyle to prevent them is even better.

Fight cancer with qi and electromagnetic energy

I have written many articles about the power of qi (life-force) in preventing and fighting cancer (see www.superqigong.com). For those already diagnosed with cancer, they should not waste any time. Learn and practise Guolin Qigong as much as possible.

Again, prevention is better than cure. For those who do not have cancer, be forewarned that one in four of us will end up with cancer. If you do not want to be one of them, I advise that you learn and practise qigong. Any form is beneficial, and each style has its unique benefits. SuperQigong is my set of exercises aimed at preventing or reversing most of the diseases associated with ageing. It includes the Amazing Qigong Walk, which is the main anti-cancer qigong exercise.

While qi is the all-encompassing healing energy, there are gadgets that feed the body with various types of electromagnetic energies that are beneficial, and can supplement the qi in between the qigong exercises. My last three articles were devoted to describing these gadgets. And there were other electrical gadgets described in earlier articles.

Super-oxygenate your body

According to Nobel Laureate Dr Otto Warburg, cancer develops when the normal aerobic cellular respiration is replaced by an anaerobic one (without oxygen). Conversely, it is generally known that high oxygen availability promotes healthy cell growth and function.

With the steady decline in the cleanliness and oxygen content of our air and water, it has become necessary to look for ways to increase the oxygen delivery to our cells. This is particularly important for cancer patients. I recommend breathing an oxygen stream from a portable personal oxygen generator (oxygen is concentrated from the ambient air, with added negative ions which are also health-enhancing). This is beneficial also for general health, especially for those with lung diseases like asthma, and chronic bronchitis.

The best way to charge the body water with oxygen is to drink freshly-made super-oxygenated water, which has more than 20 times the oxygen content of ordinary drinking water. This is only possible by using a stainless-steel oxygen flask which utilises medical-grade pure oxygen supplied in mini-cartridges.

Aerobics exercises, by definition, increase the body’s utilisation of oxygen, while improving cardiovascular health. This will help everyone, including cancer patients. However, most patients with advanced cancer are weak, and are able to do only mild exercises, like walking. If so, they should walk as briskly as their condition allows.

Qigong exercise is ideal, as those tailored to fight cancer are gentle and non-tiring. Qigong has been shown to increase oxygen-utilisation by the body, not by increasing the heart-rate and circulation, but by the practice of conscious-breathing, where the mind is fully aware of each breath, which is taken in a relaxed, orderly manner.

Super-hydrate your body

Nowadays, drinking water is not just simply turning on the tap. In fact, most of us will not do that but instead will only drink treated bottled water, or from a home water treatment system.

I recommend treated water that is purified, sterile, alkaline (all natural healing waters are alkaline), ionised, energised (possible in various ways), with small molecular structure (nano or micro-clustered). The best water also has high redox potential, that is, it also helps fight free-radicals which cause diseases and cancer.

If you drink polluted water from the tap, you are adding to your health problems, but if you carefully choose your drinking water to have all the properties mentioned above, then each gulp brings healing.

It is even more so if you drink fruit and vegetable juices so that you get lots of healing nutrients as you hydrate your body.

That is the basis of the Gerson Therapy for cancer, where the importance of getting in the maximum nutrients is so critical that drinking plain water is NOT allowed!

I will continue with nutrition and other topics in future articles.

Dr Amir Farid Isahak is a medical specialist who practises holistic medicine and has been teaching qi gong for more than 10 years. He is the former president of the Guolin Qi Gong Association, Malaysia. You can e-mail him at starhealth@thestar.com.my. The views expressed are those of the writer and readers are advised to always consult expert advice before undertaking any changes to their lifestyles. The Star does not give any warranty on accuracy, completeness, functionality, usefulness or other assurances as to the content appearing in this column. The Star disclaims all responsibility for any losses, damage to property or personal injury suffered directly or indirectly from reliance on such information.

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