How You can Use Hypnosis to Boost the Immune System and Kill the Cancer Cell


Cancer; is there a word more scaring than this one? Beside AIDS of course? Cancer has become one of the larger causes of deaths, alone it caused more than 13 % deaths in the world in 2007. Many treatments are being used to fight against Cancer Cells, yet the battle is far from being over. The pity is that Cancer, imho, could have been already defeated going in the right direction boosting the Immune System and having it to do its duty: destroying enemies of our health. Hypnosis is one of the tools we can use to boost it.

I know that there are many things that can increase the risk of developing Cancer Cells like smoke, asbestos, ionizing radiations, electromagnetic waves, food additives etc., etc. And this is certainly true, yet if the medical research would have begun to study why some people don't develop Cancer then it would be probably an illness of the past.

Yes, there are people around who don't develop Cancer even if they should be at risk. There are smokers who never get Cancer and there are non-smokers who develop it. This means that even if a factor the reason why Cancer Cells develop is another one.

I think this is due to their very efficient Immune System so why we shouldn't boost ours?

NB before applying any alternative technique always check with your doctor. Well, I must say that one of the reasons why alternative medicine finds it hard to treat cancer is that your doctor will allow you to try other roads only when the official medicine gives you no chance of surviving, but this is another story.

NBNB Throughout this hub at times it may happens that I rant a little. Always keep in mind that nothing in this hub is meant at attacking those wonderful doctors and nurses and other similar workers who do their best to help people suffering from Cancer or other illnesses. I have the deepest respect and appreciation for them, I have nothing for those who use patients as a kind of Guinea Pigs or those who make money exploiting people's suffering.

The Immune System and the Cancer Cell

The real reason why people develop Cancer is that their Immune System doesn't work well and it allows Cancer Cells to develop and spread everywhere. Obviously there are many factors involved that affect your Immune System, Genetic, predisposition, pollutants in food, air, water, ground, radiations..... Yet the only reason why it's possible to develop Cancer cells is that our Immune System doesn't work properly.

Cytotoxic T Cells:

This is a group of white blood cells whose only duty is to kill other Cells infected by viruses or tumour Cells. Can you see the implication? This means that we are born with the possibility to develop Cancer and we have a specialized group of T Cells, the Cytotoxic T Cell, which are present in our Immune System from the beginning of our lives, more or less, to destroy Cancer Cells and viruses.And if they work well you simply don't develop Cancer or are affected by viruses.

Result: we develop Cancer because our Immune System doesn't work in full swing so we should boost it.

It is as simple as that.

And it is a tragedy, because this means the if the official medicine establishment instead of studying new ways to kill Cancer Cells would have studied why the Immune System of some people is so strong that they never develop Cancer than it could be a disease easily dealt with. Why only few of them (links to a couple of good articles below) are going in that direction? Well, I think it is because Cancer is a big business, the money involved is enormous and if a cure is found then no more money. If your Immune System can easily deal with Cancer Cells and viruses than you need no drugs, no cures, no surgery..... And to add some more weight to this it seems that this "immunity" to Cancer at least in mice can be partly transferred to one another, becoming a kind of vaccine.

Two Real Life Examples

Now, probably I'm too much on the conspiracy side yet it makes a lot of sense. To give a couple of examples from my life my father, who was a heavy smoker, was diagnosed Cancer, they didn't knew if it started from lungs or from the brain, it was very aggressive and soon he had Cancer Cells everywhere; in less than one year he arrived at a point where they couldn't give him an higher daily dose of morphine because it would have killed him. I let you to imagine how his last days have been without morphine. And keep in mind that since he was a doctor he received state of the art cures.

Ten years later my mother developed an uterine tumour, around one and a half baseball ball in size. She obviously had to receive surgery and then the doctors told her that she was going to undergo chemotherapy to kill the remaining Cancer Cells and that she has from six months to a couple of years to live. She took my sister, went in France for six months in a macrobiotic clinic and today, after ten years, she has no trace left of Cancer Cells. Of course hers kind of Cancer was different from the one of my father, yet she was told to have six months life span. I'm sure diet played its role, but her mind was the most important factor to regain her health.

As regards chemotherapy just yesterday I saw a TV show where nurses protested against the hospital because they were giving chemotherapy to patients without the correct safety procedure and equipment and since the drugs are either radioactive or carcinogens they were risking their own health. Now, how substances which given to healthy people are so dangerous can treat cancer is something I find very hard to understand. I guess they work with people who would have killed cancer cells on their own. But this is only my opinion.

Winning the Battle against Cancer Cells Boosting the Immune System

Fighting against Cancer requires an holistic approach, that is there are many things that you can do; these are just a few of them:

  • Switch to organic fresh foods
  • Release your bottled up Emotions
  • Walk in Nature
  • Breath Fresh Air
  • Eat Shitake and similar Natural Boosters (Chinese Medicine is full of them)
  • Exercise
  • Throw away those Bad Thoughts
  • Appreciate the Positive Things in your Life
  • Take your long Desired Trip to a Beautiful Place
  • Study Holistic Medicine to have a Proactive Approach to Cancer
  • Etc.Etc. And most important of all
  • Believe in Yourself and in Your Own Power to Heal

  • Use Your Mind to help you Heal Yourself

  • Never Surrender, this is a Fight for Your Life

  • Learn the right Self Hypnosis techniques

Is there any guarantee? No, there aren't. There are no guarantees with Official Medicine, imagine if there can be with Holistic Medicine. If you don't believe me ask to your doctor if he can guarantee something and listen to his answer. But there are chances, and even one chance is better than nothing. Or do you want to surrender without fighting?

Obviously I have to say that for the best results you should see a good Hypnotherapist and add two or three Self Hypnosis session a day, nevertheless you can succeed even with Self Hypnosis alone. Whatever the diagnose and whatever your doctor's instructions you can always add Self Hypnosis to your treatments, even if you undergo chemotherapy.

Always, for legal reasons, check with your doctor for confirmation. But add Hypnotism to your toolkit.

Obviously the following suggestion is aimed against Cancer, yet with some variations it can be used against AIDS and other diseases. Basically our Immune System can deal with either Cancer Cells, Viruses, or Bacteria.

Cancer Cells Treatment Suggestions and Visualization

Prerequisites for this suggestion is to read my hubs on Learn Self Hypnosis, especially Induction and Suggestion and Better Health with Self Hypnosis, especially Clean Up Your Mind and How to Improve Your Health. Well, read all my hubs as they are all interesting and useful.

The basis for the Self Hypnosis techniques with Cancer, Aids and similar illnesses is that since the Subconscious mind knows everything about you then it will certainly know what needs to be done to regain your health. Being this a fact then it's a matter of Trust.

Dealing successfully with Cancer Cells means not only boosting or fixing your Immune System, you'll have to modify your feeding habit, your perspective on life, decreasing stress and increasing your happiness..., because they all helps your Immune System to work well. But what's most important is your Attitude, or your Intention. To have a chance you Must be willing to fight and confident that you can win. Since this procedure requires to use a Visualization if you are not very good at, like I am, don't worry as your Intention and Imagination will be enough.

This Visualization is used to maintain and increase the connection and the focused effort of both your Conscious and Subconscious mind, maintaining both concentrated on the desired outcome, your health. Do it as much as possible throughout the day, especially before sleeping so that the Subconscious will work during your dreams. I've listed some different visualizations, but you can substitute them with one you feel better. The important point is that you must use a subject which really resonate with you, that both your Conscious and Subconscious mind agree it's the right one. My Dream Analysis hub can be of help for this. This visualization is made with a subject representing your Immune System, and another one representing Cancer Cells, or viruses or bacteria. The choice of players is completely yours.

  • Your Immune System is represented by rabbits eating carrots which are the enemy cells. Every time a rabbit eats a carrot it becomes bigger and stronger. Go on until there are no carrots left. The Subconscious should quit showing you carrots when the disease is over.
  • A pack of giant, white wolves hunting black deers. Every time a wolf eat a deer it becomes bigger and stronger.
  • Republican Infantry fighting the Empire's one, then an Army of Jedi Knights (T Cells) enter the battle and destroy every enemy; even Dark Vader and Siths.
  • Middle Age Infantry with different colours fighting on a field. At a certain point shining white Knights, representing your T Cells enter the battle and destroy the enemy.

Whatever the subject you choose, even video games, there should be always a good winning side and a evil loosing side. I you are more on the pacific side a good visualization can be imagining a garden representing your body and you as a gardener taking care of weeds (the enemy) or snails or whatever else you like. The point is imagining the Cancer Cell as something you really don't like and want to get rid of.


Desired Outcome: to have the Immune System to work in full swing.

Say to your subconscious: Dear Subconscious, you know everything about me, and you know that to remain healthy, or to become healthy again we need that the Immune System must work in full swing. And since your complete knowledge about our body you know what needs to be done to have our Immune System to work in full swing. And I know that you can do whatever is needed to achieve this result. We can have the Immune System to work in full swing and able to destroy any threat to our health. And I want this to happen as soon as possible. Because you can make the Immune System to work in full swing. And the Immune System can destroy any enemy to our health.



Repeat three times each sentence.


Repeat three times.


VISUALIZATION: now imagine a winning battle between your Immune System and Cancer Cells, or Aids, or whatever else affects you.

When done open your eyes and do some Hand Claps imagining and feeling and intending that every clap act like a Positive Energy Sound Wave recharging yourself while killing the enemy.




Remaining focused on your healing is the important thing.



This is my most important hub, and I hope one day to be able to travel worldwide to help people in their battle against Cancer or other diseases. Hypnosis can really help you to kill Cancer Cells and boost your Immune System.

Knowledge is Power. I hope with this hub to be useful and I'd be extremely happy if I can help someone, even just a little bit.

Always Trust Yourself and Your Power to Heal Yourself. There is ALWAYS a Chance To WIN.

To my father, to my mother, and all the other fighters.

If you like this hub please rate it, share it and leave a comment.Thanks.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

My eyes got wet as I read this hub. I felt you sincere passion for helping others. You Mother's healing impressed me. We humans have so much potential but sometimes we need a healer to show the way, the rest is up to us!

A thumbs up before I go off to sleep. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Violet, and I agree with you, a healer, or a therapist is needed both to show us the way and because, especially as regards Hypnosis, if someone else makes the induction then the client can relax almost completely. But the power is within us, the greatest therapist cannot make someone to heal if the client doesn't want to. My mum is definitely a winner, she's great.

Thanks for your very kind words, and sorry for the tears. :)

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rprcarz50 6 years ago

Great Hub! I feel the emotion you have put into this one. My father also died from cancer. He was a chain smoker this probably was the cause. But He may have died of cancer if he never smoked. I will bookmark this one .

Thank you!


As Always Also a2z50 Keep on Hubbing

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for your kind words Ron, I'm very happy you appreciate it. Cancer is a bad beast, but it can be beaten. Have a great day!

And thanks for the bookmark.:)

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

awesome information hypno, immune system and cancer, Thanks so much for the invaluable information, nice and orderly as usual, thumbs up for the nice insight so that we dont fail our immune system and avoid the dreaded C, Maita

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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Great information.............. I don't know anyone who hasn't been touched by this disease in some way. Happily, I can say that I know survivors, and sadly, there have been friends and family who weren't that lucky. Then again, they're in a better place.......... so lucky wouldn't be the right word! I guess I'll just concede to the selfishness that makes me wish they were still here!

Great hub!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Mio carissimo fratello...

Your desire to help becomes you! NO questions about it! This is an excellent hub. Quite detailed,very positive and encouraging. You are a blessed soul who has been given the opportunity to heal your brothers. You´ll be doing it! You´d better believe me. It is not a wish, it is a certain affirmation that it will come to you! So be ever ready! Remember I am telling you this today!

Thumbs up, rated and stumbled!

warmest regards and benedizioni,

Il tuo fratello,


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I like the fact that you tell it as it is, with lots of honesty and insight. The conspiracy theory sounds scary, if that is the case. Same with prescription drugs. Once again, thanks for the very analytical take on cancer and admire your desire to make a difference. Thanks.

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marcofratelli 6 years ago from Australia

This is a very important hub indeed. You've touched on the fact that if a cure for cancer was found, all of a sudden the whole industry and the jobs associated with it go away. It makes sense, sadly, that not finding a cure is in a lot of people's interest... For those with cancer, I agree, your mindset has a massive influence on how you heal. If you can't get there on your own, self hypnosis might help. Thumbs up!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Maita, thanks for your appreciation, I'm glad you liked it. You know, I try to be of help.:) Have a great weekend!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Kaie, as you said cancer is a disease that everyone knows these days. Unfortunately. Thanks for your touching comment. I think too now they are in a better place.:)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Al, my friend, what can I say, your words are always positive and encouraging. I wish to be able to help the more people that I can. As I said if I can help just one person then I'll be very happy. I'll remember your touching words. Thanks very, very much.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

anglnwu, your words are very much appreciated. I've tried to be somehow balanced in my approach, thanks for having noticed and for you appreciation. As you said the "conspiracy theory" is scaring yet I've found no other reason why the health business doesn't study so much immunity to Cancer, Aids and other diseases.

Thanks again for your comment.:)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Marco, you are right, unfortunately once a problem is solved then there is no more money to earn. And in this particular case the amount of money is enormous, and someone earns all that money. It's the other side of the fact that for a lot of diseases since they are not very common even if perfectly curable there are no cures because they are anti-economic (if the words are correct). Or that drug companies always try to patent everything since you can't have the rights on willow's bark, but you can on aspirin. Or you can't control cotton, but if it is an OGM you can, and this becomes pretty a good business if there is only OGM cotton around. It's all about the money. But when it's done on people' skin it makes me pretty angry.

As they say human mind is the best weapon, that's true especially as regards our health. Focusing our inner powers on healing really can make a difference.

Thanks for your sound comment and appreciation. :)

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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Wow I am impressed. You sure know your stuff. A huge thumbs up :)

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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

#Applause# Absolutely perfect! I take cancer patients for radiotherapy treatment regularly. I tell this exact same advice and get them positive about the fight. I have seen many miricles in the patients.

I tell you one thing... it seems that nearly every instance of cancer I have come across - they have suffered some sort of mental trumer within 2 years of diagnosis (a close loved one dying or a shock of some kind). This must have an affect of the psychi.

Also, from what sort of lifestyle they have had, I can (in my head) predict the type of cancer they have without them telling me. I often say (again, in my head), is it any wonder you have colon cancer with the high fatty diet and alcohol consumption you have put into yourself. Very often, their actions speak louder than words when I ask them what they have planed for tea or what are they going to do over the weekend!

I have learned a great deal from their cancers and many of the sufferers have too. They have changed their lives.

Keep up your great work and I have given this the thumbs up! x

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks blondepoet, your kind comment is really appreciated. I'm happy you find it good. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

shazwellyn, thanks for your sound comment which surely adds good stuff to the hub. You are right, a fighter attitude is needed, even if it can be the Tai Chi approach, for those who prefer to go smooth against cancer.

There is a German doctor which has been oppressed and thrown out of the medicine field because he said that every cancer derives from a trauma not healed. He discovered it after having developed testicles' cancer some years after his son's death. His name is Hamer, and I think he is right: bad thoughts do affect our health and lower our immunitary response.

It would be wonderful if you could write a hub on patients who have been able to win their life against cancer, it would be a great inspiration. And I can guarantee a link.:)

Thanks for your beautiful comment, the thumbs up and for having made me very happy. :)

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Sage Williams 6 years ago

hypnodude - You are an inspiration to the world. Your life experiences, knowledge and research will take you to wherever it is that you feel your calling.

This is by far a very powerful hub with a tremendous amount of insight, hope and inspiration to anyone who is challenged by any disease.

Your dad would be very proud to know that his daughter cares enough and is willing to go the distance to bring healing to those in need.

Everything you need you have inside yourself. I commend you on pursuing this dream and wish you the very best of luck. Rated up!

May all your hopes and dreams come true,


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Really nice information. I also interested and want to learn about hypnosis for health treatment. I think it useful to healing some disease. And the best part is it also natural. I rate this up! thanks

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

I always rate you up because you always have great hubs. My ex husband has pancreatic, liver and prostate cancer and he is going on 3 years now and to me he is a walking miracle for still being around. He had hodgkins disease when we got married and went into remission but now it came back and I know he is suffering. I still pray for him everyday despite everything that we went through together. Good job.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks prasetio for your comment and rating. Hypnosis or Self Hypnosis are a wonderful tool for health, and when they are not enough on their own they can increase the effectiveness of other treatments.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks ladyjane, to be honest I do the same with your hubs:) Sorry for your ex-husband, indeed he seems to have a very strong fibre (if the words are correct) and if he could be able to relax and let things go a little more I think he could feel better (based on what I remember from your hubs). Some people are really attached to life and able to sustain damages very heavy, like you said walking miracles. But still he has chances of recovery; there is always a chance.

Thanks for your appreciation, I like it a lot. :)

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nadp 6 years ago from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

I am glad I found this hub. I am usually a very suggestible person and I think what you suggest will be a good practice for me. I believe that things come into our lives at the right times, and I think it was the right time for me to come across you and your writing. I'm looking forward to reading your other hubs.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi nadp, thanks for coming. I agree with you, the old saying "A master appears when the student is ready" is pretty true, not that I'm a master of anything though.:) I think that when we are ready we see what we need, things were already there but our attention was somewhere else.:) If you are suggestible then you are pretty lucky, as hypnosis can make wonders in a short time; of course the other side of the coin is that you should focus on maintaining a kind of positive attitude, as suggestibility can work toward or against us.

Thanks for your kind comment and appreciation, I'm happy if I can be useful. :)

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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Agreed with many here, you are very deep and passionate about this.

The only explanation I have for countless hours of R&D effort by big pharma is just a simple little fact: without a product that can be used incrementally to help fight off cancer ensuring more prescriptions, there's really no money in the research needed.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi hypno, bookmarked this one, good job, I came here to drop by and just say Hi, and I will also add about doctors that if everything else fail they will allow you for alternative healing thats right, but indeed, alternative healing is best for preventive measure, Maita

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Sage, what can I say, thank you a thousand times for your kind and inspiring words. You've really made me happy and enlightened my day. To be honest sometimes I almost feel in my bones (as a kind of dream) to have reached my goal, and unless I'm completely wrong, and I'm not, I'll succeed. Thanks again for you beautiful words.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Ixxy, nice to meet you and thanks for your sound comment. I think you said it right, they need to make more money every year. Thanks for your appreciation.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Maita, my dear, you are right. While nothing can beat official medicine in case of emergency, nothing can beat (sound) alternative medicine for prevention. At the end we human beings used herbs for thousand years and drugs only in the last two or three centuries. I'm pretty sure that the real problem is that pills can be patented while herbs cannot.

I'm glad for your visit and appreciation. :)

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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

wow so many comments, great work the hub is well written and easy to understand and of course comes from an intelligent hubber such as yourself, I'd expect nothing less.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Rebecca, you words are very much appreciated. I'm glad you like it, it has been somehow a difficult hub to write, yet it seems I've been able to do something good. Thanks again for your so kind words.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi hypno, Thanks for your kind remarks in my hub always! And I just drop by here to say hi!I appreciate your hub and the way you are focused on the topic of hypnosis, Thanks again, Maita

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Hi hypno, this hub was difficult for me to read. Because about 12 years ago, I loss one of my sisters to cancer. I agree with you that we have the potential power within to heal ourselves and many people have proven that.

It just saddens me that some people like my sister just can't believe that it is true. I guess the key is to learn such knowledge prior to getting ill; rather than attempting to gain positive insight during illness. Thanks for sharing, I've rated it up, stumbled, and bookmarked. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Maita, it's always a pleasure to comment on your hubs, as much as they are a pleasure to read. Hypnosis is my greatest interest and since I find it one of the best tool for human beings I love to talk about it. Thanks again my dear. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Money, I'm sorry about your sister. I agree with you that it's better to know things before they are needed, and this is certainly true also for hypnosis. Keeping healthy is easier than becoming healthy again. But I also think that even in the worst case there is always a chance. Obviously sometimes we win and sometimes we don't, life is done in this way. But I focus on that chance which sometimes is indeed enough.

As they say beside taxes death is the only certainty of human life but I strongly believe that until there is one breath left things can improve. And if we have to go at least we can live better our last days.

I can't guarantee that every time I can help people to heal themselves, no one can do it, but I can pretty much assure that the situation will improve at least a little. Which is better than nothing, as at least we can have a kind of proactive approach to illnesses which can most of the times lead to being healthy again.

Thanks for your kind words and for rating, stumbling and bookmarking. I've appreciated it a lot. :)

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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

We really do need to have these information out there. With high costs in insurance premiums and health costs; this is the way to go. Thank you for this very useful information. More power.

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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Having just lived thru a battle of prostate cancer with my brother (lucky it was early and he beat it) last May part of me did not want to revisit this topic and so that is why it has taken so long for me to get here to this amazing Hub of yours.. . For as your first line reads. . .is there a word more scaring than this one?

As always this Hub was informative, helpful and interesting to read . .Rated up and going to tweet all about it now!


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Hypnodude.

A great article which I've rated up. Our minds are extremely powerful tools and unlocking their potential holds the key to many curing many illnesses of which cancer is just one.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Teresa, thanks for your appreciation, I'm glad you like it and I hope too it can be of help to the greatest possible number of people. Have a great weekend. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Shari, it has been pretty difficult to write, so I can understand you pretty well. I should have added though that what we know doesn't scare us anymore. That's why knowledge is so important. Thanks for rating and tweeting and for your kind words. I'm happy you like it anyway. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi, Amber, thanks for the rating, and I agree with you 100%. We can always do something. Most of the times the power is in our hands. Thanks again. :)

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Hi hypno. This was a great hub. My brother died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago, and it was a tough time. I believe he might have tried to use hypnosis somewhere along the way, but it is hard to remember. I always wished their was another way to help him.

Thanks for writing this.


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

Hypnosis is pretty powerful- I used to study it and learned from a great, now retired, hypnotherapist. In my own experience, it has always worked for nearly everything I've tried it on, but the effects don't last- only about 2 months. I was never able to explain this so I lost my interest in it years ago. I'm glad you're on hubpages educating people about it.

I have been reading many books about healing- I was just diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and a couple helpful things I learned was that people shouldn't use the word "fight" in terms of illness. Hypnosis is based on using positive words as well. We fight everything- the war on drugs, the war on terrorism and the wars still persist. Maybe better terminology is "accepting" our illness and working with it, to understand it, etc.

Also, "throwing away bad thoughts" as you said in your hub- where do those bad thoughts go? I think many of us with illnesses think that we throw these thoughts away but really they haunt us. Research is now showing that people who express their emotions and even slight anger are healthier and heal faster. I believe I have RA because I "threw away bad thoughts" and I used to brag about how nothing gets to me, but I realized it does and I feel better when I express to people when they've done me wrong.

Just some thoughts...great hub!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Mike, I'm sorry for your brother, Cancer is a bad disease, but it can be won. We only need to face it in the right way. I hope that as knowledge spreads more and more scientists will shift to study the relationship between Cancer and the Immune System. I appreciate a lot your kind comment, thank you very much.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi izettl, nice to meet you, thanks for coming and for your interesting comment. Hypnosis works very well, but as with everything else each one of us is different. Your results depend a lot on the kind of hypnosis you used, if it's the right approach for you. In my hubs I try to use a pretty simple and general approach which can be used by almost anyone; as an example instead Erickson's approach works well, but not with everyone, I find it pretty boring but this is just my opinion. So the reasons behind your not so good results with hypnosis are probably not your fault but are due to a kind of wrong technique; it will be a pleasure if you use mine and then give me feedback, but remember to use the Daily Repetition. :)

As regards fight: I know that some people prefers the gentle approach with diseases, but I would find it difficult to accept Cancer as a friend. While I agree with you that as an illness it can give us positive insights about our life like changing perspective on what's really important or to care more about ourselves and so on nevertheless to win and remain alive we can't loose this battle. There is no second place, either you win or die. And I think that, after having accepted any eventual lesson, an aggressive defence like when we have to fight for our lives works better. At the end we are using the best Army on Earth, our Immune System, and it doesn't work throwing flowers in the air, it kills mercilessly any enemy to our health, that's the way our Immune System works. Now as I said we can feel more comfortable imagining a group of Tai Chi Masters instead of a group of Shotokan Karate Masters fighting for our life. But they both win the battle killing every enemy. At the end Cancer cells are not anymore belonging to our body.

As regards Bad Thoughts: probably I should rewrite that sentence, anyway the meaning of throwing them away is simply that once we have been warned about something than we don't need them anymore. We don't need thoughts to go around and around and around, and we need to focus on positive things. As you rightly said we need to avoid to bottle up emotions because they can affect our health. Thanks for your advice, I'll put it in a better way.

As regards you developing RA, well, I'm not so sure it derives from your thoughts, it can be but I don't agree with that school of thoughts that states that everything that happens to us we deserved it in a way or another. I'm not so sure that all those children starving to death deserved it for bad Karma, so to speak. The truth is that sometimes bad things just happen, and even if every illness can have some positive lessons for us the fact that we are ill can't always be linked to ourselves. That is to say that you can have RA because you have a genetic predisposition, or because there is something working not so well within your body, or other reasons. Or again it's not always your fault.

Thanks for giving me the chance to delve more into the matter, I've really appreciated your comment. As a matter of fact that's the main reason why I'm following you now. :)

Have a great weekend izettl! And thanks again. :)

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Been looking for your new hub, am excited to read some more. And I am learning a lot from you, on how to underline and make the important aspect of a hub in bold. As for this hub I rated it up, same with all of your hubs, Thank you, Happy weekend, Maita

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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

Well put about the fight against cancer- so true that there is only winner and loser in that situation. I di not see that perspective. It is definitely different with RA- it's my own body (immune system) attacking my body as if it's the invader. It helps me to view peace within my body because in my situation there is no winner. Kind of strange to wrap my head around that one sometimes. Autoimmune diseases are difficult to pinpoint even a few particular causes. I don't think my thoughts(or Karma)soley caused my RA- maybe part of it, but I believe thoughts, along with many other factors, can cause flare-ups in diseases making them worse.

You have a ton of interesting hubs and I'm still making my way through them. I will give your hypnosis approach a try too. Glad you are on hub pages and I enjoy the intresting conversation and comments you have.

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

What a great hub! This is by far your best one yet. I believe positive imagery and positive thinking can definitely help people who are trying to fight a diagnosis of cancer or other types of illnesses. It certainly can't hurt to try it yet Healthcare rarely offers this type of treatment to patients. Most are just so stunned by their diagnosis that it literally eats them alive...because all that they can think about is dying. I have seen where some don't even make it a week past diagnosis, sometimes I wonder if they give up and are so consumed with fear that it just takes them faster.

Great information my friend I am going to share this.

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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West By God

Clapping hands and jumping up and down with excitement!!!! I loved this hub! I also wrote an article/hub that talks about how sugar feeds cancer. Cancer loves the stuff and everything they seem to give you is steeped with lots of sugar. The hub if you want to read it is:

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Maita, I'm very happy for your appreciation, and thanks for the rating, actually I'm obliged to do the same with yours, as you write so well. Happy Sunday!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

izettl, my new friend, glad for your appreciation. I definitely agree with you about the power of our thoughts, they can make the difference either in positive or in negative. It's a pleasure to talk with you and since I don't know much about RA this is a good reason to write a hub on it. Since Autoimmune diseases are due to a kind of wrong judgment by our Immune System than I think they can be dealt with. Maybe next week it will be ready and obviously I would appreciate a lot your opinion, thanks for the hint, and thanks for your kind words, checking your other hubs is definitely on my list too. Have a great Sunday! :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Tammy, your comment is simply perfect; you, with your inner knowledge on Health, have summarized extremely well the concept, and I agree with you completely. As much as I agree that having at least a chance to win and focusing on it can really make wonders.

This sentence is really everything: "their diagnosis that it literally eats them alive...because all that they can think about is dying".

I've really put my heart on this hub, and I'm very happy that you've noticed it. Thanks for your so inspiring words and for sharing the hub. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Lady Guinevere, thank you very much for your comment, I'm glad you like the hub and you're definitely right when you say that Cancer likes a lot sugars, or carbohydrates. I'll surely check you hub. Thanks for your appreciation, and have a great Sunday!

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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State

I read this hub a few days ago-but wasnt able to post a comment, but because I liked what you said so much-had to come back to comment, Stumble and Rate Up- as well as I think share it with a few people :) Thanks for your insight, you are correct, your mind has a whole lot to do with how your body is feeling- and if the focus was more so on the gene that is carried that is cause for cancer-rather than just on a treatment- I am sure many less people would die. Thanks again---HC

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks HC, for the positive comment and for sharing the hub, I appreciate it very much. I think that some of them wants to find a cure and help people, but the great majority of players involved just want to perpetuate the business. Have a great week! :)

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Obscurely Diverse 6 years ago from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos

You did an excellent job, on this hub. I also liked how you integrated the power of the mind, as a potential immunity booster - which is true. Rated up... :)

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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

Reading some of these comments, especially about being diagnosed totally rings true for me. My pain and swelling with RA was in my hands and feet and knees, but very manageable when I went to see the doctor. After I was diagnosed, and a going through a tough time with some family members during the same time, I went downhill so fast and all my joints, including my jaw, were swollen and painful.

I also think thoughts are powerful concerning health because after I had my daughter I was getting 2-4 hours of sleep a night for her first year and kept repeating the same thing in my mind: "I can't believe I am getting practically no sleep and nothing has happened to me". I was diagnosed with RA before my daughter turned 2. I think I expected something to happen- I always felt like I was cheating illness or disease by getting no sleep and being ok.

Back in the 90's RA and some other autoimmune diseases, even asthma, were considered psychosomatic disorders. It may not be the mind that triggered their onset, but it makes the symptoms better or worse for sure. They no longer are on that list, it's mostly digestive disorders, but isn't most of our immmune system in our digestive system?

I have my degree in psychology and one thing I learned is the power of the placebo effect. If people think something will work and believe in it, then it can work.

I also was wondering what the difference between hypnosis and guided imagery is?

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Obscurely Diverse, thanks for your appreciation, I'm glad you liked it and thanks also for rating it up. And you're right, our mind can make wonders for our health, maybe one day we'll be able to use it at the heights of its possibilities. :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

izettl, thanks for your great comment which surely adds a lot of knowledge, as the others, to the hub. This sentence is definitely true: "It may not be the mind that triggered their onset, but it makes the symptoms better or worse for sure." And I would add: "And it can make recovery easier or harder".

As I said before I wouldn't go that far to say that everything that happens we desired or that everything that happens to us derives from our thoughts, but definitely our thoughts have a big influence on our well-being, especially to recover from illnesses. It can be that your RA was latent and thoughts fired it, but it can also be that it was simply a coincidence, or due to other physical factors.

For what I know about it Asthma is still pretty much a psychosomatic illness, usually unleashed after a panic attack, that's why most of the times the treatment is mostly water with a bit of menthol or camphor. But RA seems to me something different. But I think it can be dealt with, and thanks to your hint I'm preparing a hub on it.

You're definitely right about the importance of our digestive system, as a matter of fact it's considered a kind of second brain; it's really interesting what we'll know about it twenty years from now.

I love the placebo effect, because first it works, second it demonstrates the power of mind over matter, and third it's officially accepted by official medicine. Second to that, and being you a Psychologist you are in the best position to write a hub about it, there is conditioning. I don't endorse experiments with animals, but Pavlov is the most important man in Psychology. Am I wrong?

As regards the difference between hypnosis and Guided Imagery, or Visualization, it is as follows:

Hypnosis is the process by which we enter a state of trance where our brain is pretty receptive and usually works as a whole, thus having the possibility to achieve a desired result using the focused powers of our mind.

Visualization is a technique to focus our mind communicating with our subconscious to achieve a result; it's similar to Hypnosis but achieving a trance state isn't compulsory.

Does Guided Imagery works? Yes but to achieve faster and safer and long lasting results it's better to use it as a part of hypnosis, after the Induction, as I did in the hub. Just like Affirmations. Since nothing works without the agreement of both our Conscious and Subconscious mind than it makes sense to first establish a high quality communication with our Subconscious and than using it to achieve a specific result. And simply there isn't a better way to communicate with our Subconscious than through Hypnosis. Or Self Hypnosis.

I have to say that I'm happy that with your comments you give me the chance to clarify concepts, it's a great help. And I'd like to know your opinion on my hub Our Mind: Knowledge is Power.

Thanks again. :)

conversational hypnosis techniques 6 years ago

Great hub.. :) Hypnosis is become more popular to get healthy..

self hypnosis 6 years ago

Hypnosis is a state that lies somewhere between being awake and being asleep. Many people use self hypnosis to break bad habits, such as smoking, gambling, drug addiction, alcohol addictions, or other habits that they want to do away with.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for your kind comment, you are both right. I appreciate your comments. And since there is an outside link here I would appreciate also a backlink to my hub. :)

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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

The reason this is all so easy to believe is that knowing people and how they behave is a good example. Upbeat, positive people are usually so much healthier than depressed, negative people because the upbeat folks give their immune systems a lift just by being positive. Fresh air and sunshine are great ways to give yourself that protective lift too. Great topic. Will stumble.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Dolores, and you are of course right. Positive people step in puddles like negative people, only that they come out of them sooner, so to speak. I believe that air and sunshine can make wonders, together with birds singing, wind whispering and trees rustling. Thanks for your kind comment and stumbling. :)

Chet Clauser 6 years ago

I have been going down the road of chemo, drugs and radiation (not a good way to spend a vacation)treatments for lung cancer and find your hub to be where I want to be, back in charge of my destiny. After 7 months of chemo and over 1 month of radiation I want my body back and your hub is helping me move in that direction. First I talked to my Lord for advice and next your site comes into my life. Thank you so much.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you Chet, because receiving comments like yours is the real reason behind writing my articles. You can't imagine how happy I am now. I hope this hub will help you with all my heart, and if I can write something else which you can find useful just drop me a line. I wish you to succeed and thanks again for your inspiring words.

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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

hypnodude: My spiritual mother taught me that, within, we have all we need to keep our bodies in good health. Of course, there was much more to the teaching. Your article is enlightening and I hope that all who read finds the importance of strengthening their immune system. Rated up!

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Support Med, thanks for your kind words. Obviously I agree with you, and with your spiritual mother. Our immune system is a wonderful tool, really the best army on Earth, and knowing how to keep it in full swing is really the best thing we can do to remain in good health. At the end this is its job especially in respect with Cancer and similar illnesses. And since our mind has a direct influence on our Immune System we can help it to work well.

Thanks for your comment and for the rating. :)

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