"In most cases of cancer, however, the emotional
suppression has become unconscious and severe. In Chinese medicine,
cancer is seen as mainly qi stagnation that congeals to phlegm and/or
blood stagnation masses, with heat toxins. In Western terms, these
masses are genetically damaged, usually consisting of rapidly-growing
cells that go unrecognized by the immune system, which should normally
keep these abnormal cells in check."
A holistic approach takes into
account all levels including mental, emotional and spiritual causes to
physical illness. These levels are not separate and to say that there
is no connection between the emotional level and the physical level is
patently ridiculous. Of course there are cases where cancer is caused
by genetics or outer causes like radiation poisoning but I would
suggest that a large percentage of cancer cases have emotional
components as a factor. And if these emotional factors are ignored
then they will continue to produce negative physical manifestations.
So really in many cases killing the cancer cells with radiation or
cutting them out of the body doesn't treat the cause and the cancer
simply grows back later. It's like trying to get rid of a weed by
chopping off the top and leaving the roots. It's treatment of symptoms
and not the cause of the disease.