Dance Movement Therapy Can Improve Health

Many people who have tried dance movement therapy rave about its results. They feel physically and mentally recharged. Further, it is said to aid...

Integrative Medicine For Cancer Can Improve Healing Outcomes

Integrative medicine for cancer can play a very important role in addressing this complex and multi-factorial disease. It works best alongside a holistic approach i.e. physical,...

E-Books: By Cancer Awakens (Free Download)

Free Downloads! The Cancer Awakens team has carefully curated and compiled our key articles into eBooks that are easy to download, print and share. Words...

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Art of...

In this instalment, Bill Moyers visits various medical professionals who are doing their best to bring together the science of medicine (cure) with the art of healing (care).
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Holistic Healing For Cancer: 4 Ways To Look At Illness

To achieve holistic healing for cancer, it's important to do understand how your body works. It helps you open new lines of enquiry into your...

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Mind-Body Connection...

Just how much does our “mind” control the physical health of our body? Do the emotions we feel have any effect on our immune system? Science is beginning to scratch at the surface of these questions.

You Can Conquer Cancer (Ian Gawler): Book Review

Remarkable for its clarity, simplicity and authenticity, this powerful book outlines a truly integrated and holistic approach to cancer. It emphasises diet, power of the mind, meditation, family/social support and the spiritual dimension, as important factors in healing.

Death: A Focus on Life

Modern society is so afraid of Death and Loss that it avoids them as much as it can. A cancer diagnosis is traumatic. A...

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – Healing From Within...

How expressing love or anger and meditating for just 45 minutes a day can help one's healing, even when affected by chronic illnesses like cancer and AIDS.
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Ayurvedic Treatment for Cancer: An Introduction

In this interview, Dr M. B. Rajashekhar tells us how according to Ayurvedic thought, having the three doshas out of sync might be a cause of cancer and how synthetic materials in our diet lead to Cancer.

What You Really Must Know About Stress (1 of 3)

An essential introduction for anyone who wants to understand the deeper relationship between stress, illness and healing.

What You Really Must Know About Stress (2 of 3)

An overview of the 5 Levels of Being and the corresponding 5 Stressors.

How The Yogic System Views Cancer: By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev explains how the Yogic system views cancer and recommends some simple dietary and spiritual practices to curtail the disease.

Vegan Diet & Lifestyle Change Can Reverse Breast Cancer: Debra Williams

Debra Williams tells us that a lifestyle change might be the very thing a cancer patient need, perhaps even more than chemotherapy!

Good Data On The Effects Of Yoga On Cancer

Dr. Jaya Juturi, a Dallas oncologist also suggests a complementary treatment not found in any pharmacy: Yoga

Yoga Promotes Quality Of Life Among Breast Cancer Patients

Yoga and meditation provide emotional healing and leaves you feeling more relaxed and optimistic.

How Hypnotherapy Approaches Cancer

Hypnotherapy is being used more and more, even for illnesses like Cancer. A practicing Hypnotherapist tells us how this powerful approach can complement mainstream cancer treatment.
Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality?

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (1 of 3)

Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.

About ‘My Cancer Is Me’ (The Book)

The inspiring story of one man’s relationship with his cancer and how it healed him …

The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch (Pancreatic Cancer)

Inspiring talk by Randy Pausch, diagnosed with terminal cancer, speaking about the important things in life.

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Sugar, Enzymes & Food Textures (5 of 5)

Verne Varona points out how minimising simple sugars and increasing digestive enzymes in your diet can support your healing from cancer

Macrobiotics: Nutrition Therapy For Cancer Patients (4 of 5)

Verne Varona explains why food is so important for healing and shares four ways in which the right foods can significantly boost immunity.

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Top 10 Self-Healing Traits (3 of 5)

Renowned Macrobiotics expert Verne Varona outlines 10 different paths that lead to healing and 10 specific traits that cancer thrivers often show.

Shanti Avedna Ashram: Dying with Dignity

Hospices, such as Shanti Avedna Ashram ensure a dignified passage for the terminally ill by making available unconditional love and support.

A Positive Outlook Is The Key: Raksha Khanna (Uterine Cancer)

Thriver Raksha Khanna says "Life has its ups and downs, but we can make it beautiful"

Second Innings For Breast Cancer Thriver: Ivy Roche

Thriver Ivy Roche shares her cancer journey, particularly about the support she got from her family & friends and how came out stronger and victorious.

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Introduction (1 of 5)

Tarika Ahuja, a Macrobiotic expert and Theta healing practitioner, shares her own story about how Macrobiotics helped her to overcome certain chronic conditions which she suffered, from birth!

Letters To God: Movie Review

'Letters To God' is an entertaining, emotional and inspiring story about an 8-year old boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him.

Celebrity Thriver: Suzanne Sommers (Breast Cancer)

When Hollywood actress Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in the April of 2000 she was shocked with the news. “I’m very strong, and...

Macrobiotics and Cancer: How Cancer Occurs (2 of 5)

Verne Varona, a world-renowned authority on Macrobiotics, explains how cancer occurs and the role Macrobiotics can play in healing

Celebrity Thriver: Geoffrey Boycott (Throat Cancer)

Former England batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 but returned as a commentator in 2004. His fellow commentators state that his illness has altered his voice and led to a more pleasant personality!

Wit: Movie Review

Wit is a movie about a woman's journey with ovarian cancer. Dr. Vivian Bearing, played by Emma Thompson, finally realises the importance of human connection and empathy through her cancer.

Audacity of Hope: Breast Cancer Thriver With An Iron Will (2...

When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. Here is Part 2 of her inspiring story.

Audacity of Hope: Breast Cancer Thriver With An Iron Will (1...

When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. We bring you Part 1 of her inspiring story.

Healing and the Mind – Wounded Healers (6 of 6)

In the final instalment of the series, Bill Moyers gives us an inside view of a successful holistic and integrated program for cancer patients.

My Life Without Me: Movie Review

Ann, a young mother of two, faces a grim cancer diagnosis. From despair to empowerment, this is a movie about new-found hope and meaning.

Smoking Kills: A Parody By Dr. Dilip Nadkarni

Enjoy Dr. Dilip Nadkarni's light-hearted and thought provoking song on the cancerous effects of smoking.

Healing And The Mind: By Bill Moyers – Intro (1 of...

How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we assist our body's healing?

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Mystery Of...

Will we continue writing off every approach to treatment other than Western medicine when it could possibly give us a fighting chance at a longer and healthier life?
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Death & Loss: Top Five Regrets Of The Dying (5 of...

An excerpt from Bronnie Ware's article, with simple and powerful insights that are relevant for those who are dying (as well as for everyone else!)
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How Holistic Cancer Treatment Can Aid Healing

Many people have a very limited understanding of what holistic cancer treatment actually is. In fact, the words holistic and integrated cancer treatments are...

How To Play The Doosra With A Straight Bat: An Open...

A message for Yuvraj Singh and all the brave ‘thrivers’ everywhere, who are grappling with this game-changer called cancer.

Surviving Hospitalisation – Incorporate Holistic & Integrated Approach (1 of 7)

Thriver Ameena Meer tells her story and how she chose a holistic and integrated approach to overcome uterine cancer

Impact of Dietary Habits On Breast Cancer: The China Study

In his book 'The China Study', T. Colin Campbell presents strong evidence, which correlates dietary habits with breast cancer.

How A Song Moved Me: Gunjan Mohanka

Gunjan Mohanka talks about how a song moved her and got her to move!

The Immune System: Mind-Body Bridge with Positive Thinking (4 of 4)

Discover how our psychology (thoughts / feelings / emotions) is linked to our neurology (our bio-chemical brain), which is linked to our immunology (readiness of our immune system.)

Lessons from an EFT practitioner: Jasmine Bharathan (3 of 3)

Jasmine Bharatan shares specific tips for cancer patients and additional resources that you can use.

How to use EFT for cancer: Jasmine Bharathan (2 of 3)

Jasmine Bharatan shares 4 case studies on how EFT/ Tapping have helped clients with cancer.

Introduction to EFT for cancer: Jasmine Bharathan (1 of 3)

Jasmine Bharathan introduces EFT/ Tapping and shares a case study.

CanSupport: Seizing The Opportunity To Serve

Harmala Gupta talks about CanSupport's free home-care program for advanced cancer patients in Delhi and surrounding areas.

The Journey (Brandon Bays): Book Review

Brandon Bays not only freed herself of cancer but also helped thousands of people across the world, with her powerful healing approach called 'The Journey'

Terms of Endearment: Movie Review

This rom-com-drama centers around a complex mother-daughter relationship and its unexpected turn when the daughter is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Let’s All Laugh about Cancer!

A compilation of some jokes about Cancer!

It’s How You Take It: Your Mindset Impacts Cancer

Cancer is not the end of life; it is the beginning of a new life. Here are some inspiring and useful examples of such individuals and support organizations.

Homeopathy For Cancer: Going Deeper

Learn about different Homeopathic approaches to Cancer and read a powerful case study.

Caring For The Elderly: Challenges & Tips

When an elderly person is diagnosed with cancer, their life changes and so does the life of their caregiver!

Nurturing Nature: Adit Dave’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Adit Dave’s successful cancer journey involved the healing power of nature and the love and support of his family ...

Kindergarten Teacher Benefits From Chinese Medicine

Read about how Traditional Chinese Medicine not only helped this teacher better deal with the side-effects of Western medicine, but helped her recover from Cancer itself.

Pinktober Musings: World Breast Cancer Conference, 2011

October is Breast Cancer month worldwide. (It's called PINKTOBER). We need your help in raising awareness about it. Especially the little-known link between Breast Cancer and our emotional blocks.

Discover Your Stressors & Strengths: Free Holistic Health Questionnaire

Map your Stressors & Strengths with this unique Holistic Health Questionnaire

Two Doctors Talk About Holistic & Integrated Approaches To Cancer

Dr. Vishal Rao talks about the importance of holistic approaches to support Allopathic treatments. Dr. Stanley Wetschler shares his personal journey of recovery from terminal colon cancer, using an integrated approach.

Here Comes the Sun

A few light-hearted funnies about cancer!

Colon Cancer Limerick

Take a different and light-hearted look at colon cancer!

Ayurvedic Treatment For Cancer: Going Deeper

Ayurveda recognises that both physical and psychological factors contribute to cancer. This article outlines the key dietary and herbal approaches from Ayurveda.

Thriving with Yoga: By Swami Yogaratna

Beyond its generic health benefits, Swami Yogaratna shares how yoga can be a powerful therapeutic tool to address cancer very specifically.

Quality Of Relationships Impacts Stress Levels

Research shows a direct correlation between emotional support and stress levels.

Our Energy Anatomy, Based On Yogic Chakras: Caroline Myss

Specific patterns of emotional and psychological stress influence our chakra system (the body's seven energy centres) leading to illness manifesting in a particular body part, system or organ.

Diet, Vipassana & Yoga For Cancer Treatment: Jeroo Mulla’s Story ...

In this 2nd article, Jeroo talks us through her 'maintenance' diet and shares those all important dietary "do's" and "don'ts"!

Diet, Vipassana & Yoga for Cancer Treatment: Jeroo Mulla’s Story (1...

How Jeroo Mulla's radical diet therapy, combined with yoga & meditation helped her become a Cancer Thriver!

Anand: Movie Review

In laughter, he breathes his last. This is the story of Anand, who turned his cancer into a joyous experience that touched many lives.

Come, laugh with us!

Take a break with these lighthearted jokes and powerful quote.

Keeping The Faith: Caregiver’s Attitude Is Crucial For Healing

"The care-giver must keep a positive frame of mind, whatever the situation". Mrs. M. Tiwari talks about her journey as primary care-giver to her daughter Dr. K. Tiwari, who is a breast cancer thriver.

Tibetan Medicine For Cancer: An Interview With Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar...

Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 2nd in a series of two articles.

Getting Well Again (Carl & Stephanie Simonton): Book Review

A review of the classic book "Getting Well Again" by Carl & Stephanie Simonton, whose successful approach is based on changing a person's attitude to their illness and its treatment.

Pleural Mesothelioma: A Rare Type Of Cancer

PleuralMesothelioma.com is dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with this deadly pulmonary cancer.

Mind Over Matter: The Placebo Effect In Healing

The awesome technology of modern medicine casts an image of such great potency and knowledge that it is hard to believe our individual resources can make much difference to the healing process. Here's a documented anecdote that says otherwise!

Think Positive, Live Longer

Research shows that optimists live longer after their cancer diagnosis, irrespective of other crucial factors like stage of disease and type of cancer.

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation Therapy

Family Constellation Therapy is based on Energy Psychology and is used to overcome many chronic and common illnesses among people, by connecting and healing the family system that they belong to.

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (3 of 3)

'Hope' Vs. 'Dread': The key to Carl & Stephanie Simonton's successful approach to Cancer, based on Relaxation and Positive Mental Imagery.

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (2 of 3)

Do Cancer patients share common traits? Dr. Douglas Brodie has a compelling theory ...

Cancer As A Turning Point (Lawrence LeShan): Book Review

A landmark book about how cancer can trigger a change of direction, leading to a happier, more fulfilled and healthier life. It includes powerful exercises which help patients create a healing program for themselves.

The Healing Power of Illness (Dethlefsen & Dahlke): Book Review

Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke explain their powerful insight: "Illness comes to heal us".

Spontaneous Healing (Andrew Weill): Book Review

The doctors told her she wouldn't live, let alone be able to have children. But Kristin Killops used alternative medicine and her own strong will-to-live to bring about spontaneous healing. Read her amazing story!

Food Therapies For Cancer: The Budwig Diet (2 of 2)

Six-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Johanna Budwig proposes an intriguing connection between fat and cancer, while highlighting some useful dietary principles.

Food Therapies for Cancer: Max Gerson Cancer Diet (1 of 2)

Cancer is a degenerative lifestyle disease and diet/nutrition can play a crucial role in detoxifying the body and restoring immunity.

Anatomy Of The Spirit (Caroline Myss): Book Review

Caroline Myss makes visible the direct and powerful correlation between the anatomy of our body and that of our Spirit. Read this book for stunning insights into your illness and health.

“Hope Sees the Invisible, Feels the Intangible and Achieves the Impossible”

If the Divine mind is the only reality ... and we are what we think about, can we surrender our thoughts to the Divine? Cathy Goodman shows you how it can benefit your health.

Cancer And The Human Spirit: How Positive Thoughts Can Help Heal

An inspiring and insightful story by Katie Gill from the book: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II.

The Glow of Life: Vimala Francis (Breast Cancer)

Meet this inspiring woman (Vimala Francis) who says "Dying is inevitable. But when life gives you a chance, why not take it and do your part?"

Partnering To Heal: Can Marital Conflict Lower Immunity?

Marital stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment can adversely affect the immune system and slow down healing. Research confirms this and the results are compelling.

‘The Journey’ By Brandon Bays: A Powerful Way To Heal

Not expressing emotions can add up over time and cause illness. Our featured expert Lalitha Mathew shares how the Journey process can help to release these long-held emotions and bring about healing.
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Dietary Principles For Cancer Prevention

Here are 8 dietary principles to follow, based on overwhelming and conclusive research, that a healthy diet is a major factor in preventing cancer.

Pink Hope: Together against Breast Cancer

Support groups are beacons of hope and confidence for people suffering from cancer. Here's one in Bangalore!

Cancer Can Be Funny!

Without trivialising cancer, can we see the humour in it? Here are a few 'ticklers'!

Our Lessons Come From The Journey, Not The Destination – Gunjan...

Cancer is a disease like any other, they just have not found a cure for it yet. But given the humongous research grants, do they even want to? - asks Gunjan Mohanka.

The Bucket List: Movie Review

Tragic, comic and ultimately, an inspiring movie about the choices we can make to look at terminal illness in another light.

Ode To The White Blood Cell

This little poem was written by Daisy and Jessica Mash as a eulogy to the white blood cell, the front-line defender of our Immune system.

Power of Confession: Relieve Stress & Improve Immunity

Sharing your feelings about traumatic events may be difficult, but it can lead to significant health benefits.

Let Cancer Show You A New Path

We ask you to honour cancer, not fight it. Can you see cancer as a gift: an opportunity to discover yourselves, to appreciate what truly matters and to live life differently, than before.

Uncover Spiritual Stressors

Every difficult life event brings spiritual stress with it. Here's how to make sense of it, and transition into a new equilibrium of health and wellness.

Uncover Systemic Stressors

Is the health of your closest relationships affecting your health? What are some of your negative relationship patterns and how you can repair them.

Uncover Emotional Stressors

Where do negative emotions come from? What are the emotional patterns that create distress in your life?

Uncover Mental Stressors

What core beliefs are holding your healing back? How can you disable that nagging self-talk and make space for your Inner Coach?

Uncover Physical Stressors

Discover what your physical stressors may be, and how you can turn them into strengths.

Caregiver Lessons: Eat To Live, Not Live To Eat (2 of...

Finding the 'sweet spot' when it comes to dietary and life-style changes.
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What Causes Cervical Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

In cervical cancer, look into what societal norms you follow and what beliefs you have inherited from your family.

What Causes Colo-Rectal Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

What kind of emotional and mental patterns can trigger colon cancer?
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What Causes Leukemia & Lymphoma: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Diving into some deeper issues and questions about why blood cancers arise.
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What Causes Pancreatic Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Insight into the formation of one of the most feared cancers; pancreatic cancer.
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What Causes Ovarian Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

If you have ovarian cancer, asking the right questions about these areas in your life may help you get insights about what may have...

You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay): Book Review

World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay, herself a cancer survivor, explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness.

Learn EFT with Gary Craig

Emotional Freedom Techniques are gaining increasing popularity around the world for quick and immediate relief from emotional and physical problems. Let us understand it...
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What Causes Stomach Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

This article looks at stomach cancer through a psychological and energetic lens and offers questions for introspection, that can contribute to recovery.

What To Eat When You Have Cancer

"Diet is a major contributor in 35% of all cancers" says Dr. Richard Doll in his book, Causes of Cancer. This, by the way,...

What Causes Breast Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Have you wondered why you have breast cancer? Modern medicine probably hasn't given you a satisfactory explanation. Here are some other perspectives for you to consider.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Tap Your Way To Health

Learn the basics of EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique and deal with the emotional strain of going through cancer or providing care to someone...

Maria Claudia’s Win Over Breast Cancer Using Complementary Therapies

52-year-old Maria Claudia White's story of overcoming breast cancer

Support Groups Can Double Cancer Survival Rates

In 1989, Dr. David Spiegel discovered that among breast cancer patients, women who received social support lived twice as long as the women who did not.

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

CPAA is one of India's leading cancer support organisations. It is very active in providing a range of services in the 'Total Management of Cancer'.