Conventional doctors have a small number of treatments to pick from for each type of cancer. Usually a doctor prescribes the newest treatment because he or she thinks that:
- The newest treatment must be better than the older treatments.
- If I don't prescribe the newest treatment, other doctors might think that I didn't know about the newer treatment.
For most diseases conventional treatments work for the majority of patients. This makes selecting the newest treatment a reasonable decision. However, alternative cancer treatments are different because:
- There are dozens of viable alternative cancer treatments.
- Most work equally well on all types of cancers.
- Most only work for a minority of people who try it.
This is why a different approach is needed when selecting an alternative cancer treatment.
Regardless of treatment, recovery is much more likely if the emotional component
is addressed. Visit the Tapping DVD page to learn about the simplest and
most effective method to remove emotional bocks to your healing.
Goal of this Page
This page examines the following treatment selection methods and explains how to avoid the common mistakes:
- The conventional method used by most doctors
- Three methods used by cancer patients to select alternatives
Conventional Treatment Selection Is Right for Groups Wrong for an Individual
After diagnosis, most conventional doctors prescribe the newest treatment for the disease. Often, the newest treatments are only slightly better than older treatments. The "slightly better" treatment might be the right decision for a large group of patients, but you are an individual. When you understand the difference this makes, you can make a much better treatment choice.
If you look closely at a group of patients that took a specific cancer treatment, you would find a distribution something like this:
- The treatment worked very well for a minority of the patients.
- The treatment slightly helped a few others.
- The treatment had no effect on the rest of the patients
Don't forget that everybody's body chemistry is different which dictates:
For each different treatment, different people will have the "very well" result.
Example: If there are 8 treatments with effectiveness ranging from 22% to 28%. Two out of those eight treatments will work for you. Selecting the treatment with the 28% success rate does not help you find those two treatments that will work for you. In other words, selecting the "slightly better" treatment does nothing to help you find the right treatments for your body.
There are three basic treatment selection methods.
Worked for a Friend
Many people take an alternative cancer treatment because it worked for a friend. Although this is not very logical, it is not a bad idea if you have come to strongly believe in the treatment. Many studies have shown significant, positive effects from believing in a treatment even when the "treatment" was a sugar pill. This is why clinical studies are usually double-blind.
Best from Research
Taking an additional treatment because the patient or care giver performed research and found it to be the best treatment is also reasonable. Indeed the Comparison Table, on the Home page, will allow a patient to determine such a treatment very easily. However, neither of these approaches help a patient find the most effective treatments based on his or her unique body.
Testimonials can be a very powerful tool to help in the healing process because they can boost your belief in a treatment after you select your treatments. However, reading testimonies is a poor method of making a treatment selection. An alternative cancer treatment with only a 5% success rate can still obtain many genuine and impressive testimonials. A selected group of positive testimonials cannot compare to a published study were all of the qualified case histories are presented, the failures as well as the successes.
There are only two reliable methods to find the treatment to which you best respond:
- Take each treatment and wait for a response. This can take weeks for each treatment and may require many MRIs.
- Test a large number of treatments using a method which provides an immediate response from your body to each treatment such as the Energetic Selection Method section below.
To quickly obtain your body's response to a group of treatments, you can use a scientific discovery made in the 1950s that wasn't practical until computers were able to quickly perform the calibration needed for each unique person.
|In the 1950s Doctor Reinhold Voll, a German biophysicist, found a way of measuring the electrical characteristics of acupuncture points. It is the goal of acupuncture to maintain proper “energy” flow through our bodies. Through a brilliant series of experiments he discovered that he could identify toxic substances that affect a patient’s health. By placing a food or substance near a person the machine would produce a reading that corresponded to the patients reaction as if they ate it. This has been called neurofeedback.|
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