A Story of Progression

Phase 1: Mild Discomforts

Breast cancer, like all cancers, begins with energy stagnation. At this stage, a patient may suffer from vague, intermittent discomforts: headaches, stomach aches, constipation, breast tenderness, and menstrual problems like bloating or cramps. They are often shrugged off by patient and practitioner alike as conditions to be tolerated—the price of being female—and addressed with mild medications. These symptoms are actually early warning signs of energy stagnation and imbalances that can lead to more serious conditions.

Conventional medicine has no diagnostic framework for recognizing energy stagnation, so persistent discomforts are left untreated and continue to progress. Energy stagnation is an early-stage problem and is relatively easy to correct using acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes.

Phase Two: From Discomfort to Organ-Function Disorder

Energy stagnation can advance to a condition known as an organ-function disorder. Specifically, the Kidney, Liver, and Stomach, which are directly related to breast cancer, exhibit symptoms that vary widely and seem unrelated, yet a deeper look reveals each symptom relates to an organ. Migraine headaches, adult acne, mood swings, menstrual cramps, reflux, and loss of appetite are some of the signs associated with Kidney, Liver, and Stomach function disorder.

Symptoms become harder to ignore when a patient suffers from an organ-function disorder. She may sense something is wrong with her body, yet conventional medical tests may still show nothing. Treatment again typically addresses the symptoms only, not the underlying energy stagnation, which holistic medicine terms the root cause. As the disorder progresses beyond the energetic level, it presents as a physical condition, which can usually be detected through medical tests

Phase Three: Reaching the Tipping Point

An emotional imbalance can become the tipping point. It can trigger the formation of breast tumors and masses, or even breast cancer itself. The emotional imbalance is often brought on by a traumatic life event, such as a divorce or the death of a loved one. It can also result from chronic, deep-seated emotions built up over time. When this happens, energetically, anger, sadness, and stress can take a quantum leap and transform into a mass or cyst, tumor, or cancer.

It’s important to remember that no matter how serious the health problem, the body always has the potential to heal itself or at least control the progression of a disease. Every cell in the body is programmed for health. Its highest mission is happiness and fulfillment in this reality.

To learn more about the role of emotions, look here.