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Dan D Carreau
09-06-2006, 09:53 PM
My Cancer was discovered in a Aikido class when we were hitting each other all day I took a hard hit across my col er bone which dislodged the lump that was under my shoulder bone. That hit sent the lump into my armpit

Just to let you now my cancer is gone.

Of course the doctors helped immensely.

Focusing to one point when things became rough was what got me through this...Everyday I watched butterflies and the used that image when I was under going Chemo & radiation,

So In a sense of learning how to focus Aikido help to save my life

Gernot Hassenpflug
09-06-2006, 10:13 PM
I think you have the makings of a great teacher for people. Kanetsuka sensei in the UK has a similar experience according to rumour. Congratulations on your recovery. GH

Brad Pruitt
09-06-2006, 11:17 PM
Wow! That's awesome, I'm glad to hear it.

wayneth
09-07-2006, 01:36 AM
I am glad to hear that you are much better now.
I know that Kanetsuka Sensei put part of his recovery down to Aikido, since the doctors said that they couldn't do all that much for him. But thankfully he is still here 20 years later, and is still impressing people with his Aikido.
Maybe Mr Goldsbury can go into much more detail than I could, since what I now about it will probably come out all wrong.
Wayne

gdandscompserv
09-07-2006, 05:23 AM
Here's another individual who credits aikido training in his cancer recovery. (http://www.oki-aikikai.com/instructorinfo.html)

Luc X Saroufim
09-07-2006, 07:28 AM
the power of the mind continues to amaze me. great job on your recovery.

James Davis
09-07-2006, 10:08 AM
I work in an oncology office, and I definitely concur with the above statements. Positive thinking and a strong will most certainly do help in beating cancer. Congratulations on your recovery! :)

Setka
09-11-2006, 04:04 AM
I'm really happy for you! Aikido is truly healing, isn't it?

tedehara
09-29-2006, 11:27 PM
A one word comment, but it's a long one:

Psychoneuroimmunology (http://www.bcaction.org/Pages/SearchablePages/1992Newsletters/Newsletter014C.html)

crbateman
09-30-2006, 03:24 AM
Yeah, what Ted said...

CitoMaramba
09-30-2006, 06:03 AM
One study that suggests another mechanism for cancer healing thru Ki is this: Growth Inhibition of Cultured Human Liver Carcinoma Cells by Ki-energy (Life-energy): Scientific Evidence for Ki-effects on Cancer Cells (http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1193556)
This still needs to be subjected to a critical review, IMHO.

tedehara
10-01-2006, 12:39 PM
...This still needs to be subjected to a critical review, IMHO.That is what people have been saying for thousands of years! :)

Ki theory is a set of guesses and beliefs from anecdotal observations. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) comes from three areas of research:
Physiological research - that investigates the biological and biochemical connections between the brain and the body systems.
Epidemiological research - that shows correlations between certain psychological factors and certain illnesses in the public.
Clinical research - that tests the effectiveness of mind/body approaches in preventing, alleviating, or treating specific diseases.
If you, a friend, or member of your family needed mind/body medicine along with standard medical practices, would you chose therapy from Ki theory or PNI? More importantly, which treatment do you think your medical insurance would pay for?

Michael Douglas
10-02-2006, 01:10 PM
The title of this thread is insulting to the researchers and doctors who have spent years developing treatments and who treated the cancer. Please please say something like ... "Aikido helped me cope with successful chemotherapy". Yes??


Just to let you now my cancer is gone.
Of course the doctors helped immensely.
... when I was under going Chemo & radiation,

Gerald Rhoades
10-03-2006, 02:39 AM
I think the title is pretty fitting...Healing does not only consist of the erradication of the cancerous cells. It embodies much more than that. In that sense, i think what dan typed is well put and besides its pretty obvious that he knows the chemo and radiation was successful, he is just trying to show his gratefullness to aikido during the process.
I am very glad to hear you have beaten it dan. Congratulations.
All of this makes me even more eager to start my training, which will be soon i hope.
Keep going at it man....congrats again...

Zeb Leonard
10-03-2006, 03:12 AM
Its always good to hear about when someone recovers from serious illness and I do hope you continue to be well but a couple of things spring to mind: The 'bump' you mention could of course occur while participating in any number of physical activities, and also, you attribute aikido to helping you deal with the therapy, would it not be equally as logical for a person to suggest, for examples sake, that thinking about a nice lovely rock in the garden helped them deal with their treatment?

Zeb Leonard
10-03-2006, 03:31 AM
that is, could not any activity that requires focus aid in concentrating on these butterflies (or that nice rock, or your favourite painting or whatever) so as to aid in producing this mindset that could perhaps aid healing?

grondahl
10-03-2006, 04:11 AM
that is, could not any activity that requires focus aid in concentrating on these butterflies (or that nice rock, or your favourite painting or whatever) so as to aid in producing this mindset that could perhaps aid healing?

Does it make any difference for the original poster?

crbateman
10-03-2006, 05:34 AM
I think it would be hard to argue that a peaceful outlook, positive frame of mind, and focus would not help any person battle an illness such as cancer. Does it really matter how one achieves it? Some of you are arguing beside the point. If some can reach this goal through Aikido, while others use a rock, so much the better.

Zeb Leonard
10-03-2006, 06:11 AM
whatever works! I for one just fail to see what, if anything, is especially healthy about aikido that is not common to other forms of exercise or mental discipline.