The role of the psyche in the genesis of cancer has been discussed by scientists for several hundred years. This book presents about 2000 studies that prove that our mind is the main source of cancer.
The author, one of the leading psycho-oncologists of Ukraine, physician, psychotherapist, molecular biologist, and Buddhist practitioner, uses an interdisciplinary and integrative approach, involving data from psychology, oncology, psychoneuroimmunology, philosophy, epigenetics, and other branches of knowledge. Step by step, Dr. Matrenitsky uncovers the inseparable connection of psychological, social, spiritual, and physical mechanisms of cancer. It is explored throughout the whole continuum of illness, starting with a predisposition in the womb and childhood.
A tumor is just the tip of the iceberg. Its unseen root is inability to cope with the problems of life, psychological traumas and intrapersonal conflicts, arising from unmet needs. This leads to chronic psycho-physiological stress, which suppresses the immune system and other systems providing anti-cancer protection. The result is an existential crisis, leading to the loss of the will to live, initiating a program of unconscious self-destruction.
Overcoming the crisis, achievement of post-traumatic growth, and spiritual awakening can revive the natural healing powers of the body, support the medical treatment, and bring the patient to stable remission or complete healing.
An alternative to the standard biomedical approach to preventing cancer, the book shows how new ‘anticancer’ mindsets and lifestyle will help us to get and stay healthy.
“Carcinogenic Mind: The Psychosomatic Mechanisms of Cancer. Contribution of chronic stress and emotional attitudes to the onset and recurrence of disease, how to prevent it and help the treatment” only $4.99 on Amazon Kindle from Jan 11-12, 2020