Taken from the blog – My Cancer Journey – visit the website and take the journey with Tricia https://shiatsuwithtricia.com
“Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water.
Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting.
You made it, after all. You made it, another day.
And you can make it one more.
You’re doing just fine.”
― Charlotte Eriksson
Healing choices are for each and every individual to decide on.
Before I begin to recall my alternative journey, I must stress I do not have a cure for cancer. What I do have is a determination, belief and will to find MY cure.
Ironically after so much research, I came across a wonderful website last week, that basically has all the information that took me 30 months to find. It is a fantastic read. I am not encouraging any of you to take my chosen route but for those of you who are researching and contemplating it, this website is brilliant,thekeystocancer.com
If you are at the beginning of your journey ask someone you know who has an interest in your health and the time to help with your research, be it the conventional or alternative route, or both. I know when I started my journey it was difficult to take in all the information in and still is to this day
It is important for me to tell you that never once and I mean never once did any of the alternative therapists or people I met ever say they had a cure for cancer. The truth is that some of them treated me for nothing, yes, I said, nothing, no money.
You will find no anger from me going forward, hopefully. Maybe the odd rant about the proposed Bill being brought forward by a Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell to prosecute alternative therapists who claim they can help cancer patients. I don’t think I can put the proposed Bill to the back of my mind just yet, so please sign and share and share again as it is essential that the freedom of choice is available to us all.
My cancer was diagnosed in August 2016 and my alternative journey started on 19th September of the same year.
I have tried and will continue to experiment with many different protocols. They all offered me something, some more than others. I am very open to experimentation. especially if it makes me feel good. Some of the treatments were/are pleasurable, some, were/are challenging but not many. Lots are time-consuming and very few, awful.
From my initial research one of the biggest things that hit me first was, cancer cannot live where there is oxygen. So, to me it was obvious, get oxygen quick, whilst I did more research.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing oxygen in a pressurised chamber in which atmospheric pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal, so to me that means my lungs get 3 times more oxygen.
Do whatever you can to stop the cancer spreading, so on Monday 19th September 2016 I entered an oxygen chamber for the first time to attend 2 treatments a day for the next 5 days and then 1 treatment weekly.
I received oxygen for at least 18 months, maybe more.
I would recommend it highly and if you don’t trust me, trust the Doctors.
Cancer cannot thrive where there is oxygen,
Oxygen Deficiency and Disease
Dr. Otto Warburg Two-time Nobel Laureate
Winner of two Nobel Prizes for Cancer Research in the mid-1930’s.
“Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the cells of the body by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen-deficient) cell respiration”.
Dr. F.M. Eugene Blasse Ph.D., author “Oxygen Therapy: It’s Foundation Aim & Results”
“Oxidation Is the source of life. Its lack causes impaired health or disease, its cessation, death,”
Dr. Stephen Levin, Renowned Molecular Biologist, and Geneticist Author, Oxygen Deficiency: A Concomitant to All Degenerative Illness” “In all serious disease states we find a concomitant low oxygen state. Low oxygen in the body tissues is a sure indicator for disease… Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the tissues, is the fundamental cause for all degenerative disease.” “Oxygen Is the source of life to all cells.”
Dr. John Muntz, Nutritional Scientist “Starved of oxygen the body will become ill, and if this persists, it will die. I doubt if there is an argument about that.
Dr. W. Spencer Way, from the Journal of the American Association of Physicians
“Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in anything from mild fatigue to life-threatening disease. The link between insufficient oxygen and disease has now been firmly established”.
Dr. Harry Goldblatt, Journal of Experimental Medicine
“Lack of oxygen clearly plays a major role in causing cells to become cancerous.”
Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, M.D., author “The Textbook on Medical Physiology”
“All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.”
Dr. Wendell Hendricks, Hendricks Research Foundation
“Cancer is a Condition within the body where the oxidation has become so depleted that the body cells have degenerated beyond physiological control. Similarly, the true cause of allergy is lowered oxidation process within the body, causing the affected individual to be sensitive to foreign substances entering the body. Only when the oxidation mechanism is restored to its original highest state of efficiency can the sensitivity be eliminated.”
Dr. Albert Wahl
“Simply put, disease Is due to a deficiency in the oxidation process of the body, leading to an accumulation of toxins. These toxins would ordinarily be burned in normal metabolic functioning.”
Dr. Parris M. Kidd, Ph.D. author, “Antioxidant Adaptation”
“Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the Immune system.”
My experience with oxygen was a success. How I came to that conclusion was simple. 3 months before I got my diagnosis, I was extremely breathless. Now I am back to doing whatever I please with breath to spare.
I met so many lovely people in the chamber with wonderful success stories.
I really enjoyed my time in the chamber, on with the headphones and zone out.The only downside I found with oxygen was I was tired for the first few months and very, very hungry. A small price to pay for great benefits.
Some weeks I actually miss it and I know if I had a chamber closer, spare time and extra cash, I would make it my weekly treat.
Now I rely on my very own Blood Oxygen Saturation & Heart Rate Monitor to check my oxygen levels, a beautiful gift from a wonderful person.
There are many articles written about HBOT, some glowing, some not so glowing.
I know it helped me greatly and I met a lot of people in the chamber who hold the same view as me.
It is also worth noting that HBOT can assist whilst undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. I believe this should be an add-on to conventional medicine to help with the healing process, bloodjournal.org/content/126/23/1399
I am including a few interesting articles about Hyperbaric Oxygen as I am shocked that I never knew about this wonderful treatment up until September 2016.
My lesson learnt is: I am a very shallow breather and it took a diagnosis of cancer to instil in me the importance of breathing.
Learn how to breath deeply now.
“and I wonder if Beethoven held his breath
the first time his fingers touched the keys
the same way a soldier holds his breath
the first time his finger clicks the trigger.
We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.”
― Andrea Gibson
Below are links to the chambers I am aware of in Ireland and Northern Ireland. I believe but I am not 100% sure that in certain circumstances you can be referred by your Doctor/Specialist.
This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor. I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.
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