Cancer is "Curable" - Dr Shirish Bhate

Cancer is "Curable"
- Dr Shirish Bhate

While there can be debate on what is "CURE", author
expects that a person, if he can live happily with most
of his functions for a normal life span, can be called cured. There
are many who know they have dormant
tumors in their body, which trouble them no more. Many
have benign tumors, which stay in the body till death,
and give pain signal only when pressed. What is
health and what is disease, best definition is
provided by ayurveda:

Balanced Doshas (humours), healthy Agni, a good state of tissues and
their metabolic end- products lead to a balanced state of the senses,
mind and spirit, all of which lead to health. If such a state is
obtained, person can be said to be cured, whether tumor left the
body, or remained in defeated state.

True ayurvedists are always ready to embrace anything that is going
to cure their patients. Especially if it is "no medicine" approach
or "home remedy".

India is a country full of miracles, mysticism. Many patients with
chronic diseases crossed the peak of their disease and slowly
recovered, after some saint gave them some ashes or some herb.
Traditionally, ayurveda was being practiced mostly by Vaidyas and
spiritual Gurus. After Baba Ramdev episode, Government started
thinking to deal with such miracle cures in a tough way. It may be
recalled that this author introduced Baba Ramdev revolution for the
first time on ayurvedaonline. Author never thought such miracles were
possible in west, a predominantly science driven culture. A strange
conclusion however which emerges by recent research that if doctors in
the US go on strike, the death rate should come down. This is already
pointed out in several messages on iatrogenic diseases on many lists
including this.

Alternative health guru Dr Larry Dossey often cites this phenomenon
as evidence of rampant iatrogenesis (death by doctoring), but
mounting evidence suggests that there could be another reason . . .

Cases of spontaneous remission - where serious, often fatal illnesses
cure themselves with no obvious external or medical intervention -
have been so widely documented to suggest that they are not as rare
as we are led to believe by the medical establishment.

Indeed, one very recent case reported by scientists at the University
of Nevada cites the example of a 78-year-old man with malignant
fibrous histiocytoma and multiple lesions in both lungs. Following
the diagnosis, he declined conventional chemotherapy and chose
nutritional treatment instead. He increased his intake of omega-3
fats (fish and algae oils) high in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA
(eicosapentaenoic acid) to about 15 g/day and lowered his intake of
omega-6s (found in nuts, seeds and plant oils such as corn, soy and

Remarkably, CT scans and chest X-rays revealed
a slow but steady decrease in the size and number of tumour nodules -
with no side-effects - and he remains free of symptoms today (Nutr
Cancer, 2005;52: 121;9).

Contrast this with:
State-sponsored medical terrorism: Texas authorities arrest parents,
their teenage daughter, and force her through chemotherapy against
her will [ recent Message on

The untapped power of self-repair (SR)

Caryle Hirschberg and the late Brendan O'Regan spent 15 years
documenting nearly 2,000 cases of spontaneous remission. This work
also reveals the league table of spontaneous remissions by disease

Cancer made up 74 per cent of these cases, but a wide range of other
potentially fatal diseases also mysteriously 'remitted'.

Author has met few people who, having been declared terminal cases,
are very much alive and healthy many years later. One case (liver
cancer) is mentioned on ayurvedaonline.

The medical evidence that can't be ignored:

Most orthodox cancer treatments are doled out on the assumptions that
cancer is: a) always aggressive and life-threatening; and b) that it
won't get better on its own. Are these seemingly basic assumptions

A famous letter to The Lancet dared to suggest that a particular form
of breast cancer - ductal carcinoma in situ - may simply burn itself
out in time.

The authors noted that a local regression (in other words,
spontaneous healing) of this relatively mild form of cancer was first
described 70 years ago and has also been noted in some textbooks, but
has otherwise been largely ignored by the medical profession.

Because of modern medicine's inability to distinguish between the
life-threatening and non-threatening cancers, patients with a
positive outlook often given the full force of surgery, irradiation
and drugs for cancers that might not have been a threat to their
lives in the first place.

So, can spontaneous remission be initiated? And can we influence it?

Several cases presented with live patient in front of TV camera at
Ramdev Maharaj Yoga training camps do suggest such a possibility. In
last one year or so, patients visiting this author tell the exercises
suggested by Ramdev Baba adopted by them, so that medicine can be
reduced. Author himself has seen that a diabetic could reduce his
daily insulin from 40 units to 6 units/alternate day,

The sheer volume of spontaneous remissions shows that self-repair and
renewal is natural to the human body. These are not miracles. Most
cases seem to take place
after the patient has made a major psychological shift to recreate a
life that is engaging and purposeful. Most people, this would
suggest, get ill because they've lost all hope of life ever being
good. A blood cancer patient after showing consistent improvement for
12 months, showed deterioration for next two months when her son went
away for further higher education. Linking this with the suddent down
turn in health, author requested the sons to spend some time
alternately at home, so that mother enjoyed their presence without
their education suffering much. She recovered from her loss of
appetite, nausea, migraine within a week itself.

Letting go of long-term suppression of negative emotions such as fear
can also trigger an Spontaneous Remission. Psychotherapist/ physician
Dr Lawrence LeShan had a 32-year-old male patient with a rapidly
growing tumour in his neck and throat. Before undergoing surgery to
remove it, he was seen by a psychotherapist who discovered that the
patient was repressing a terrible childhood trauma.

The therapist encouraged him to relive the original experience, and
he 'recounted it in detail, weeping and trembling'. Immediately after
this 'release', the tumour started to shrink. Within four hours, he
was able to eat for the first time in a week. Within four days, the
tumour had completely disappeared. The astonished surgeon in charge
of his case cancelled the operation (Am J Psychother, 1958; 12:

The simple logic is that most chronic conditions are exacerbated by
stress, stress generates toxic chemicals in brain and brain regulates
most events in body. While it was felt 15 years ago that brain cells
do not regenerate, at least a few cases treated by alternative
medicine, and mild cases of paralysis stroke regaining almost 90%
previous functions if patient was young enough do suggest otherwise.
Today, even modern medicine is able to tackle mild cases of paralysis
stroke. This means 'growth' is the mantra of the body, the rate may
differ from cell to cell. While first breath is life, only last
breath is death. One can revive or regenerate desirable cells,
provided he canbreath" life into the using positive energy.
Interchangeability of mass and energy invented by Einstein should
govern this, for science minset readers.

The link between cancerlike chronic diseases and psychological trauma
has been extensively researched by Dr Hamer.
But the humbleness is noteworthy. According to him,
the connection between the psyche and disease is neither a new
discovery, nor is it Dr. Hamer's discovery. To quote Dr. Hamer:
"Through the millennia, humanity has more or less consciously known
that all diseases ultimately have a psychic origin and it became
a "scientific" asset firmly anchored in the inheritance of universal
knowledge; it is only modern medicine that has turned our animated
beings into a bag full of chemical formulas."

An interesting theory, experimented on more than 25,000 patients and
their results can be read at:

It is rather unfortunate that just like Ayurveda, Baba Ramdev, Dr
Hamer is also being suppressed and harrased by modern science

Dr Bhate