Holistic treatment is becoming popular now because it is becoming common knowledge that there are safer and alternative methods of treating cancer.
However, the truth is that natural or holistic treatment is not for everyone. Many come but only like 30% actually get help because they lack the discipline and patience to go on a holistic protocol.
This cannot be entirely blamed on the patient, some of them were not told that this journey is not as they think. They didn’t know holistic healing doesn’t give a magic cure, some are totally unaware of what we call “healing crises”, and some don’t know that they have to change their diet and lifestyle.
I believe when time is taken to explain things beforehand, this can help your patients prepare themselves for the journey ahead. Below are some of the ways you can help prepare your patients for the holistic treatment of cancer and any other condition.
How to Prepare Your Patients For Holistic Treatment
Cancer Consultation should be rich and deep
Everything starts at the consultation table. This is why holistic healers don’t do consultation for less than 20 minutes. In some cases I have handled, the consultation lasted close to 2 hours.
At this point, we listen attentively to their stories and you can get hints about their personalities and if you can help them or not. Remember, there are no incurable diseases but incurable people.
After you’ve listened, always offer hope. Hope is strong medicine, placebo works with hope and if there is no hope, there won’t even be life in the first place.
Then you go on to explain how best you can come in and what they can do to heal themselves. It is at this point you let them know that there are no magic pills or herbs in natural medicine.
Holistic treatment is a multi-faceted approach that includes many aspects that must be touched. Examples are diet, lifestyle, emotions, spirituality, detox, herbs, etc. You don’t pick one part alone and run with it.
It is your duty to give the patient balanced and honest answers to all their questions so that they can make an informed decision. Don’t also put pressure on them to make a decision there, send them back to make their own research and sleep over what you’ve discussed and get back to you.
Tell them all what is involved in holistic healing
Cancer patients are fighting the battle of their life so have to tell them what to expect and do in holistic medicine because they are to bear the final consequences of their decision.
Then you let them know that holistic treatment is not an easy path, if they want it quick and easy, they should go for chemotherapy. Let them know that if they insist on holistic healing, they must give a full commitment, discipline, patience, and a right mental attitude.
They should know that they must change their diet, lifestyle, and thought patterns. They must be willing to exercise and have time for themselves. The cancer patient must be ready to reconcile with God and seek spiritual help.
Let them know that holistic healing does not mean an instant cure. It is a slow process. Cancer didn’t form in three days, so don’t expect it to go in three days.
Studies reveal that cancers and tumors took years to form, some 7 years. So, you should be willing and patient enough to let the body handle this. Trust in the healing intelligence of your body.
Let your patient know that when they are following the rules of the protocol, all will go well but they should be willing and ready to get out of the way and allow the body handle this.
The body formed the tumor for your protection, it is the body that knows how to remove the tumor safely. Let them know what we call “healing crises” and prepare their minds for it.
Before true and deep healing takes place, they will experience a temporary phase of difficulties, discomforts, and pains. In natural medicine, we call this Healing crisis.
Not everyone can go through this, ask them if they are willing to go through that. We don’t suppress healing crises because if you do that, the disease wins. So we allow nature to run its course.
Educate them on all these so they can reflect on them and think and decide what they want. Also, remind them that natural healing is not an easy part, many drop back along the way but those who get healing and see miracles happen are those who persist and continue the therapy despite the challenges.
Ask them tough questions
After you’ve heard their story, seen their medical records, tell them all what holistic treatment entails, and probably, you’ve given them time to go and sleep over what you’ve discussed, the next important question to ask them is this: “What have you chosen to do?”. They have to make a decision and you should respect whatever decision they make. Always know that you cannot save everyone.
Don’t promise them a cancer cure
No one can cure cancer, only the body can and that depends on them. Some patients cheat on the diet, or take other things or herbs from outside, or break the rules of the protocol.
Due to this, some people never heal. So, don’t promise them a cure. Tell them everything is in their hands. And besides, even if cancer goes away, it can still come back if they go back to their old ways of eating and living.
Cancer is a war and in a war, no one wins. No one is even cancer-free because every day, the human body makes millions of cancer cells. A phrase they should always have at the back of their mind is that “once a cancer patient, always a cancer patient”.
This means, they should still take care of their bodies even after the tumor or cancer has gone because if they don’t, it can strike again and even with vengeance.
In other words, they should learn to live with their cancers.
These tips have helped me handle many people with different conditions. When they agree to all the terms, the treatment journey will be easier for both of you.
They won’t be disappointed, angry, or surprised by anything. In fact, some get happy when the healing crises start because they know that they are healing.