Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D.
For many people, when they found out that they had cancer, they would face a big test as to whether to listen to the Western doctors’ suggestion of chemotherapy and/or surgical operation; or to opt for a non-toxic method of holistic therapy, whether to use a method to kill cancer or to repair the body and discharge toxins.
Recently I saw an educational film directed by Dr Incao M.D., a doctor of Anthroposophical Medicine. The film was produced by the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.) organization which has been promoting holistic health for the last 40 years. In Rethinking Cancer, Dr Incao presented the introduction, which was followed by an interview with an oncologist who left her field to practice Functional Medicine. In between were the narrations of five patients, who shared their personal experience of their healing process. When a few of these patients were diagnosed with cancer, the disease was declared incurable. The fifth patient had a severe case of Lymes disease. Their courage and perseverance were fully demonstrated during the conversation. These “terminally”-ill patients survived for more than 15 years, the longest being 37 years. They were deeply grateful to Ruth Sachman, the founder of F.A.C.T. Because of her, they were guided on the road of recovery and were given life again. Ruth passed away in December 2008 at the age of 93. For nearly forty years, she managed F.A.C.T (www.rethinkingcancer.org), helping cancer patients. Forty years ago, her 29 years old daughter was diagnosed with acute leukemia. After undergoing chemotherapy, the body was unable to cope, so the treatment was stopped and she went home. Ruth heard of a therapy that used vegetable juices and she began to provide that to her daughter. The daughter started to regain her strength and her red blood cells were on the increase. But not long after, her daughter began to feel unwell. At that time, they were not aware of such “detoxification” reaction. This was due to the fact that when the body regained its strength, it would try to get rid of the poison in the body, especially with the medicine from chemotherapy. Since her daughter was feeling unwell, she went back to the doctor. On seeing the increase in the red blood cell count, the doctor continued chemotherapy. Her daughter died shortly after. From this experience, Ruth discovered that cancer patients have other choices. She actively sought from all over the world, alternate methods of healing cancer, founded F.A.C.T, and worked tirelessly to help many patients regain their health.
She emphasized the importance of natural diet to repair and detoxify, supplementing with enzymes and green food supplements such as wheatgrass. Forty years ago, she suffered from bad health and she was also a smoker. After changing her diet, she lived for another forty years.
The advent of this DVD is to provide a very good answer to the increasing number of cancer patients. The experiences of these terminal-cancer patients who have recovered and the interview of oncologists serve as a reference for those who are anxious. Recently this non-profit organisation has also specially produced the DVD in traditional Chinese to be made available as a reference for Chinese.
Note: The DVD Rethinking Cancer is available at Lapis Lazuli Light
Available online at http://www.lapislazuli.org/TradCh/magazine/201002/20100202.html