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Breast Cancer’s Impact on Women and Society

It’s nearly impossible to find someone in our country who has not been impacted by breast cancer. If you are a woman you may have the disease yourself—1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.

An estimated 230,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 57,650 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among U.S. women each year, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s over a million American women diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer every four years. Clearly, this condition leaves a significant imprint on the health of women in our society.

Western Medicine Applies Modern Physics in the Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer

Western methods of detection and treatment of breast cancer apply concepts of modern physics. Every day, diagnostic tools such as MRIs and CAT scans are used to detect breast cancer. These tests penetrate deep into the body to provide physical pictures of what the eye cannot see—so far, only to a certain point.

These advanced medical tests reflect the practical application of principles of modern physics: how everything in this reality is comprised of energy—is energy—at its most elemental level and how changes in the interconnection and intercommunication of this energy impact physical reality.

Why Can’t Sophisticated Western Medical Tests Detect Breast Cancer Earlier in Its Formation?

Many Western medical professionals have concluded that breast cancer is present in the body for eight years before it can be detected on state-of-the-art tests like mammograms. Cancer is now viewed as a multi-stage process of cellular damage, leading to cell mutation, which occurs over a period of time.

If modern Western medical tests use advanced principles of energy, why can’t they detect breast cancer at much earlier points of formation? To date, these tests simply have not advanced to the point where they can reveal a picture of what is occurring in the body’s energy system, the level where disease originates and then progresses—if not interrupted and addressed—to manifest in the physical body.

Fundamental Principles of Modern Physics

In the early twentieth century, physics underwent a revolutionary change that has indelibly impacted our world view and created a wide range of technologies—smartphones and GPS systems, to name just two—that are now part of the modern landscape. These are some of the principles and concepts modern physics ushered in:

  • Quantum physics has discovered that at the subatomic level, “solid” material objects disintegrate into wavelike patterns of probability.

  • Quantum reality views these patterns as representing probabilities of interconnections and not probabilities of things.
  • Quantum insight has revealed that every atom is connected to every other atom throughout the universe, creating a vast web—like unity of interrelationships.
  • In quantum mechanics, how the observer observes nature determines what is ultimately seen, suggesting that our minds and thoughts influence what we observe in our physical reality.
  • Einstein’s relativity theory transformed our concepts of space and time. No longer are they viewed as separate and absolute entities but rather completely connected to form “space-time,” a four-dimensional continuum.
  • Space-time tells us that two different observers will order the same event in a different time sequence, depending on the speed at which each person is moving. This means each person has a unique experience of time.
  • Relativity’s principle of space-time resulted in a new framework to describe nature. Einstein’s equation, E = mc2, tells us mass is nothing but a form of energy, which can never be destroyed, only transformed.

Modern Physics and Traditional Chinese Medicine Converge to Form a New Complementary Model for Breast Cancer Prevention

A key question is this: If modern scientific principles can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, why can’t we use the same model of science to help prevent breast cancer or its recurrence? Ironically, Western medical technology and practices utilize advanced applications of energy in diagnostic testing and treatment yet have not applied the same principles in terms of approach to disease etiology and true breast cancer prevention.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles and practices completely mirror the concepts of modern physics. While the theories of quantum science and relativity sprang from the minds of brilliant modern physicists, the theoretical cornerstones of TCM—meridian theory and the Five Element theory, for example—manifested through the inner, intuitive exploration of ancient Chinese healing masters. For millennia, TCM has used its insight on how the flow of energy on a quantum level impacts the body, and how the body, mind and spirit form an interconnected unity, to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, including the root causes and early warning symptoms of breast cancer.

TCM understands that true prevention has two key aspects: first, a comprehensive treatment strategy to make sure breast cancer doesn’t begin to grow, and second, if a woman already has breast cancer, a program to prevent its recurrence.

Quantum insight shows us everything is interconnected. So, from the TCM perspective, to understand cancer you have to understand the relationship of cancer to where it begins. Relativity’s space-time concept is applied by TCM to understand why breast cancer occurs more frequently in certain locations, such as the upper, outer quadrant of the breasts. TCM views the aspect of space in terms of where cancer grows. And it uses its knowledge of meridians (a network of energy pathways in the body) and their connections to internal organs, as well as the Five Element theory (a Universal framework), to diagnose and effectively treat stagnation or blockages of energy, or Qi, which can set the stage for disease processes to begin.

TCM uses natural treatment modalities, such as acupuncture, herbal therapy, Qigong (a self-healing Chinese energy practice) and foods-for-healing to address the underlying causes and symptoms of breast cancer. One important point is this: If the underlying causes and symptoms of breast cancer are not fully addressed, a woman’s chances at true prevention are compromised.

The entire focus of the TCM approach to health care—as it has been for thousands of years—is on true prevention. TCM understands how the mind, emotions and lifestyle impact a woman’s health, reflecting quantum insight that the observer impacts what is ultimately observed in her reality. True prevention means actively creating optimal heath overall and, when it comes to breast cancer, promoting true breast health.

Moving Forward with New Innovation in Breast Cancer Prevention

Innovation in modern physics has totally revolutionized our lives in many ways. Know it or not, we’ve realigned with an entirely new world paradigm. The technology we’ve gained as a result of discoveries in quantum science and relativity are currently at the forefront of what its theories hint at as possible. Why limit the direction and scope further innovation can now take?

TCM—one of the oldest, continually practiced medicines on our planet, and whose root shares the same understanding of matter, energy and interconnection with modern physics—points the way to a successful complementary approach to breast cancer prevention. Isn’t one woman’s life worth an open consideration of this innovative approach?

© 2013 Nan Lu, OMD/Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation. All rights reserved.

Learn more about this breakthrough approach combining traditional Chinese medicine, modern science and self-healing from the following resource featuring Nan Lu, OMD:

  • “Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Framework that Reflects Modern Quantum Science,” Building Bridges of Integration for TCM conference, October 19, 2012.

For more information on related programs and TCM-based breast health trainings, please visit our websites:

www.tcmworld.org | www.breastcancer.com | www.tcmconference.org | www.taoofhealing.com