Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cancer and Shiatsu Treatment


Cancer is most easily understood as the development and sub­sequent spread throughout the body of cells from a malignant tu­mor. The unique feature of cancer cells is their readiness to multi­ply outside their organ of origin. The cells can be carried by the blood stream or the lymph system to other parts of the body where they grow. This growth can eventually destroy the healthy tissue that surrounds it. In the early stages cancerous tumors may be in­distinguishable from benign or harmless growths such as warts, moles or cysts. Some warning signals of the possible presence of a malignant tumor include: blood in the urine or feces, abnormal bleeding from the vagina, change in regularity of menstrual peri­ods, change in the frequency of bowel movements or in the passing of urine, change in the voice, unexplained weight loss, pain in the chest, coughing up blood, sudden onset of shortness of breath, or a persistent cough.
All of these symptoms may be associated with a disease other

Cancer Prevention Diet

This macrobiotic diet includes : whole grains, soup, vegetable dishes, beans and sea vegetables, and perhaps—depending on the individual—fish, fruit, desserts, and snacks. Of course, beverages can be consumed by all. (See Cancer Prevention Diet by Michio Ku-shi with Alex Jack.)

Shiatsu Treatment

Someone with cancer can receive shiatsu. However, care must be taken not to overstimulate the individual with too strong a treatment as this may encourage cancer cells to move from one part of the body to another. The cancer site must not be massaged. For example, if colon cancer is present, then do not massage the abdo­men. Instead palm healing can be done on the cancer area.

Palm Healing

Gently place the palms directly on the troubled area and hold for some time while you breath slow and deep. This is a palm heal­ing technique. No physical force is used, only the laying on of hands. This is helpful in dealing with pain and promoting healing.