A very complex problem
Cancer is not one single condition, but a highly diverse and very large family of neoplastic diseases with a common factor: unregulated growth of tissues that go on to become malignant.
These malignancies can result in lumps or diffusion throughout the body. There are many different types of cancer, and many different stages.
It’s usually not helpful to generalise about cancer. However, we can say that the cause of any cancer is often improper physiological functioning of body systems.
This can be caused by a number of factors, with a root in either the environment or the lifestyle of the sufferer.
How does Vedic meditation help in coping with cancer?
Vedic meditation isn’t a cure for cancer, but it can help in some important ways.
Because stress aggravates cancer, Vedic meditation is an ideal tool for managing these effects and a wonderful support aid for people with the disease.
Meditation for cancer patients stimulates the release of naturally produced opioids and cannabinoids, nature’s best weapon against pain. They are three times more potent than morphine and far less harmful or stupefying than the external medications in use.
Meditation also leads to a significant reduction of free radicals, which cause damage to tissues throughout the system, and are implicated as a factor in the onset of some cancers.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy, Vedic meditation will certainly help support all your biological systems, which will have been subjected to significant trauma by the treatment. It will help you cope with this extremely draining therapy, and with the emotional and physical exhaustion that results.
Meditating brings an enormous sense of wellbeing to everyone who discovers it, and many people report that it gives them great comfort.
Vedic meditation often delivers a sense of spiritual awakening, which can help a person transcend their circumstances.
Even if the cancer is in a late stage, meditation can still bring much mental, emotional and spiritual relief, in addition to the purely physical respite from pain.
Vedic meditation is part of a balanced approach to dealing with cancer
We believe that combining Vedic meditation using personalised mantras with both conventional and alternative treatments will be a significant factor in warding off recurrence, and might even help stimulate recovery. You must, of course, be guided by your feelings, because it might be some time before any hard evidence is clear. But we remain very confident that in time the evidence of recovery will be there.
Supporting what we believe, a large study (comparing the medical care required for 2,000 meditators versus 600,000 non-meditators) has revealed that meditation using personalised mantras reduces the risk of both benign and malignant tumours in those over 40 by 55%.
A great deal more research needs carrying out. We would be delighted to hear from any researchers or clinicians with experience in the field.