Cancer management & prevention
edited: Saturday, March 01, 2008
By Rod Kelly
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2008
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Increased oxygen in the blood fights cancer
Cancer Treatment & Recovery
By Rod Kelly
New technologies for the treatment of cancer are increasing continually, as the understandings of the disease increases.
In a recent article by the American Cancer Society they discussed a new phase of cancer treatment that is being investigated. The discovery of increased oxygen levels in the blood has been found to be extremely beneficial in destroying cancer cells. New medications are being developed to serve this purpose.
The reduction in the quality of the air we breathe and the increase of disease seems to go hand and hand. Even in rural communities the frequency of new cancer victims are also rising at an alarming rate.
The question as to why the oxygen level in our blood is so low seems to have a significant bearing on this. A simple explanation seems to come through loud and clear. The average persons breathing techniques has to have a major bearing on this.
When you consider that the average person only uses between ten to fifteen percent of their lung capacity, it is understandable that this is where the problem begins. This means that eighty-five to ninety percent of the air in the average person’s lungs is stale, stagnant air. It’s like going into an old basement that has been closed up for years. It should be no surprise that pumping this contaminated air into our blood streams would have a major impact on the formation of, and growth of cancer in our bodies.
Its easy to blame our environment on causing cancer in our bodies, but the truth is, this is one thing that can’t be blamed on anyone other than ourselves. We, as a society, have become lazy, and forgot how important it is to take a deep breath and savor the health giving benefits of air, itself.
Literally all of the techniques that are taught in martial arts, yoga, meditation and even voice training begin with deep breathing. They understand that it is the base for all forms of wellness, and increased physical performance.
However just doing a daily exercise of deep breathing alone, is not adequate to reducing, or the prevention of cancer.
Improving one’s breathing techniques is a major factor in increasing their ability to fight cancer, as well as a host of other diseases and illnesses.
For the purpose of expediency, a basic format for three separate breathing exercises is as follows:
1. Sit or stand in an erect posture. Relax and clear your mind. Inhale a very deep breath through your nose, and hold it for the count of four. Now exhale through an open mouth, expelling all the air you possibly can to the same count. Hold also for the count of four, and repeat. Only this time, when you exhale, blow out all of the negativity, and concern you are holding onto. Repeat this exercise a minimum of four times. Remember, the more you do the exercise, the more beneficial it becomes.
2. While you are sitting, watching TV, or just relaxing, begin breathing in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Breathe regularly. You see, this is the way your body was designed to breathe. Your nose acts as a filter, which we all know. However it also filters in the germs when you exhale through your nose. Doesn’t your nose plug up at the first sign of a cold? This is your body’s defense mechanism in action. Your body knows that it must expel the cold germs, so it automatically blocks the passage way so you have no choice but to exhale through your open mouth. This exercises should be conducted for at least an hour to an hour and a half each day. Remember, the more you do it, the more you will benefit.
3. The third exercise deals with posture. Stand upright, in and extremely erect posture. Shoulders pushed back to their maximum position. Tighten the muscles, and hold for as long as possible. The ideal amount of time is three to five minutes.
When you are sitting or standing with your shoulders rolled forward, isn’t it more difficult to take a real deep breath?
This exercise will lift your rib cage and allow not only your lungs, but all of your organs to have the room they were designed operate properly in. There are many other tremendous benefits that are derived from this single exercise. Our bodies were designed to have us stand and walk erect. Posture plays a tremendous part in our body’s overall well-being.
Practice these exercises every day for a minimum of twenty-one days. This will not only help to fight and prevent cancer, but a host of other medical and even emotional problems.
For a free and more complete description of these and other healthful exercises that can greatly help you fight a much greater battle against illnesses and diseases contact Eye of the Eagle Retreat & Wellness Centre.