Cancer psychosomatics: Can stresses “trigger” a disease
Doctors are increasingly finding the relationship between cancer and stress. The medical community comes to the conclusion that human health problems must be considered as a whole, without sharing the body and consciousness. Disputes are underway and research is being conducted in the hope of proving that cancer can be a stress-inducing mechanism for cancer development.
Stress and Oncology: What Can Link?
Stress can begin to trigger those physiological processes that affect the development of oncology. Oncologists have noticed such a tendency that cancer is more common in people with alexithymia. This is a peculiarity of the personality, in which a person can not (can not) express his emotions for a number of reasons. That is, the spectrum of human feelings is broad, but because of the psychological peculiarities of the personality, he is afraid or can not throw out his own experiences.
In the end, negative emotions are dribbling inside him, which provokes the development of cancer. A French psychologist, a staff member at the University of Paris Descartes, Ivan Vyar, devoted to this theme “Stress and Cancer”.
Later, the attention of many specialists was focused on the psychosomatics of cancer: the physicians came to the conclusion that the destructive effect of stress on immunity is associated with the emergence of cancer cells.This theme devoted his book “Stress and Cancer” French psychologist, a staff member of the University of Paris Descartes Ivan Vyar. Later, the attention of many specialists was focused on the psychosomatics of cancer: physicians came to the conclusion that the destructive effect of stress on immunity is due to the appearance of cancer cells. That is, the cancer cells develop constantly, but the defensive forces successfully cope with them. Under the influence of stress, immunity weakens and the body, unable to resist, allows the formation of cancer cells. Moreover, the process can start not only depression or accumulated tiredness, but also physical stress (for example, banal acclimatization).
Illness of unforgivable insult: how to “neutralize” stress?
Psychologists call cancer “illness unforgivable insult.” Accumulated within the experience irreparably affect the body, provoke the development of tumors. Example: constant psychological pressure at home or at work. Such stress is more dangerous than a one-time shock caused by a sudden tragedy. What to do, after all, it is difficult to recognize your emotions.
It is important that I learn to better understand myself, for example, using introspection and resorting to psychologists. It teaches you to recognize and understand your emotions, and, therefore, to be able to express them and minimize the likelihood of getting sick. Ways of knowing yourself are not just psychotherapy, but also sports, hobbies, and regular intimate life, because the body in motion does not allow stress to “stagnate” in the body.
Methods of prophylaxis of oncological diseases
Oncologists note that one-third of all cases of cancer incidence are preventable. In addition to combating stress and depressive conditions, in order to avoid the incidence of cancer, it is important to pay attention to your habits, diet, schedule, etc. One of the leading factors in the development of oncology is smoking: moreover, if cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, then chewable, snuff tobacco can provoke esophageal and pancreatic cancer. And overweight, obesity, hypodynamia contribute to the development of breast, intestine, uterus and kidney cancer. Therefore, in addition to combating stressful situations, it is important to eat properly, be physically active and say no to cigarettes.