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Dynamic Chiropractic
December 20, 1991, Volume 09, Issue 26

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"Fight for Your Life" -- Survival Techniques for Those with Cancer

By: Fight for Your Life Company

Videotape -- 2 hours and 26 minutes

See pages xx, Parts #V-430 for information on how to order

For the most part, medicine as it's practiced today is a rather cold and detached combination of drug, burn, and slash techniques presided over by men and women obsessed by greed and ego. Sure, I know there are exceptions, but these are exceptions rather than the rule.

Average medical students have humanism and imagination programmed out of them so thoroughly that what is left is little more than a shell of useless technical claptrap devoid of that mystical compassion needed to become a healer rather than an ordinary technician.

In the tape, "Fight for Your Life," the eminent physician, Bernie Siegel, addresses this fact by relating a time that he cut out an article about a study in which it was reported that sick people got better when they were secretly prayed for. Dr. Siegel put the article on the bulletin board of a medical facility. Within a day someone had written across the article, "Bull."

Over the years, unfortunately, nothing has changed. The same type of people who would write "bull" across an article they couldn't accept are the same type who hounded Semmelweis into insanity for suggesting that surgeons wash their hands before surgery.

"Fight for Your Life" is a video that makes a frontal assault by suggesting that the letters c-a-n-c-e-r do not have to mean an automatic death sentence. It's long been a belief of mine that there are some, if not many, medical practitioners who take some kind of inner pleasure in pronouncing death sentences on their patients. "I'm sorry, but you have terminal cancer and you should get your affairs in order for you'll be dead in a few months." So programmed is the patient as to the wisdom of the MD that many die right on command.

The author of the book, Quantum Healing, is an MD who became disillusioned with the menace of modern medicine and turned toward his native Indian form of natural healing. An integral part of this form of health care is concerned with the mental attitude of the patient. In a recent article in Harvard magazine, he told of a colleague who had a persistent cough for some eight years. He had known him for about two years when he suggested to his friend that he have x-rays taken of his lung fields.

"Oh, I had pictures taken about five years ago, and even though I never saw them, the report sent with them said my lungs were perfect."

The author of the article prevailed upon his friend to have more taken, and upon viewing the most recent pictures both realized that he was in the terminal stages of lung cancer and had about three months to live. As if on cue, he was dead in three months. The old x-rays from five years earlier were pulled and found to be identical to the most recent ones. It seems there was a mix-up in the radiology department and the wrong film review was sent. The doctor with the cough believed so strongly in his profession and the radiologists that when they said everything was all right, the cancer remained dormant for the next five years. Only when presented with the visual truth and that he was "supposed" to die did he accept his fate.

It was the mind that killed him and the mind that had kept him alive. This is the premise of this excellent tape. Right from the beginning, the viewer is told the importance of being honest and accepting the condition, but not the suggested outcome. You're not told to fool yourself into some Pollyanna type of make believe that everything will be all right and that the cancer will just be fine if you pay no attention to it. On the contrary, the most important thing is to be honest and admit to yourself and others the pain and suffering you might be experiencing. The next step is to then form a battle plan and fight for your life.

Every testimonial on the tape recounts the "death sentences" given to them by their doctor, the fear that followed, and then the determination to do battle.

It is the belief of this priceless presentation that while we all will die someday of something, every form of cancer and other debilitating disease processes can be fought and defeated.

"Fight for Your Life" is filled with concepts and strategies to battle cancer. Properly and assiduously applied, the cancer patient can win that battle. At the very beginning it's advised that the viewers set their own pace with the viewing -- it's a long tape with a strong message and sometimes should be taken in small samplings.

The tape is not without a personal caveat. One of the survivors was quite impressed with who he felt he was. At one point he states that he refused nutritional or Lactrile therapy because it wasn't scientifically proven (on who's research protocols?). With the next breath he tells how he allowed a new form of treatment from another country. With how much "research," one is forced to wonder. And with medicine admitting that most of what it does has little scientific validity, we can only wonder about the "scientific" criteria he used to decide the form of treatment he would submit to. My personal feeling was that he so loved himself that this was all that was needed to let just about anything work. But then this message is an important part of the tape: To care what happens to you and then do something about it. However, I would never let a patient believe that nutritional support isn't of the utmost importance in any treatment regimen.

"Fight for Your Life" is a must if you, or a member of your family, or a friend or a patient has a debilitating disease such as cancer. In other words, this is a tape we all need. It can change your life in more ways than you might at first realize.


Dynamic Chiropractic
December 20, 1991, Volume 09, Issue 26

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