Actually, EFT more commonly refers to Emotional Freedom Technique.
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My two cents:
I think that the physical toll from long term mental distress could provide an invitation for cancer - but in no way will I ever believe that trauma and stress alone cause cancer.
Neither do I agree that we know the cause of cancer unless you wish to determine cancer as a cellular defense mechanism brought on by irritation/inflammation due to a number of items such as chemical contamination, bacteria, virus, heavy metals, etc.
Most people who have been diagnosed with cancer are not in the healing phase in my opinion - their cancer cells and tumors are continuing to multiply and halting the growth of the actual cancer cells AND the eliminating the root causes that led to cancer manifesting itself are both vital for survival.
Eliminating stress and addressing mental conflicts can be important measures to help achieve success, and failure to do so could make success much more difficult. Like Essiac tea or a juice diet, such measures just might result in the elimination of the cancer, but I would not bet my life on it because in most instances much more is needed.
To be succint, I think that "stress (or trauma) causes cancer" is in the same category as "cancer is a fungus", "cancer is caused by a fluke", "cancer is caused by myco-toxins", and any other number of universal causes, or universal cures for that matter. It sounds good and sells lots of books and products, but it is not valid when presented as a universal cause.
Dr. Hamer has indeed found the cause.
So he claims. And so do any number of other people who have books, programs and products to promote that THEY have found a unique cause, feature or cure of cancer.
What Hamer has discovered is an important element of treating and resolving cancer. To try to put forward the idea that it is the ONLY cause of cancer is the stuff of an over active imagination or marketing.
Why is it that only in modern times has cancer become so prevalent? Clearly, mankind has had trauma and stress for thousands of years, including no end of loss of lovers and inability to let go of emotional issues - but yet mankind has had very little cancer until the past century or and the incidence has steadily increased until just the past few years. What mankind has not had in the past thousands of years prior to the 19th century is an abundance of well over 100,000 man made chemicals in our air, soil, water and food supply until modern times.
I have no doubts at all that resolving emotional issues may often help resolve cancer. But to put such forward as the ONLY cause or cure of cancer falls within the same realm as those who say that ionic foot baths, rare earth magnets or reflexology will cure all ills.
What I advocate is directly attacking the cancer while also addressing and correcting underlying problems and imbalances - and that includes emotional stress as well as cleansing, diet, lifestyle, proper nutrition and supplementation, etc. To not address all of those areas would be remiss.
I certainly agree with you that cancer is not caused by emotions, though I think that emotional issues can contribute to one's susceptibility to cancer as well as retard recovery.
I am not so sure about viruses being the cause of the "vast majority of cancers", unless the viruses are either new ones or else they cause cancer in combination with other factors. If viruses alone are the cause, wouldn't that mean that the viruses that cause cancer are pretty much a modern development since the proliferation of cancer is very much a modern phenomena?
Obviously diet, nutrition and lifestyles which lead to impaired immune systems and impaired livers are factors. What role do you see the increased exposure to manmade toxins playing? Incidence of cancer and other diseases and industrialization/chemical exposure closely parallel.
Yes, cancer has been around a very long time. For example, the first known use of oleander to treat cancer was by the Egyptians in the 8th century BC. I do not disagree that viruses are a prime cause of cancer, but no matter how long cancer has been around, the proliferation of cancer has occured in modern terms and has paralled industrialization and the creation of man made chemicals used in industrial and other processes, as well as pesticides and herbicides and other household chemicals and products - a very great many of which have been identified as carcinogens because they are cancer causing agents even though only a tiny fraction have been studied or tested. Thus my ealier questions about whether cancer causing viruses themselves were modern in their genesis and the role you believe that toxins play.
I personally believe that manmade toxins play a huge role in causing inflammation/irritation which ultimately leads to a cellular defense mechanism that causes cancer. Do you think that perhaps there is a link between toxins and viruses with toxins being part of a process that enables the cancer causing viruses to more easily do their dirty work?