I had just started practicing Chi Nei Tsang and was eagerly looking for volunteers. Mostly my guinea-pigs came along with mild conditions such as head-aches, sleeplessness, indigestion, menstrual pain, constipation.
Then, came along a yourg woman of 34, who had been diagnosed with abdominal cancer. Now I knew of the two theories about CNT and cancer – one, that treatment would speed up the flow of Qi and thus make the cancer spread, and two, that treatment would disperse the cells so the immune system could deal with them more effectively.
I also knew there was no medical evidence for either theory.
Ms S had twice previously received medical treatment including surgery for cancer in her uterus. Both ovaries had also been removed and she had been pronounced clear. She was working as a nurse and becoming involved in complementary therapies.
She had separated from her husband some 18 months before and had no sexual partner since. She described herself as having been promiscuous before her marriage, ascribing this to lack of self-assertiveness and low self-esteem. She was in dispute with her husband over divorce and property matters.
She tells me she has again been diagnosed with a malignant tumour, this time in an area just below where the left ovary would be. She said that her training was telling her to go for chemotherapy/more surgery but her instincts wanted less invasive treatment.
CNT diagnosis: Liver felt hard and slightly painful, Heart empty, Spleen empty; abdomen latticed with scars and a small lump could be felt in the area where the tumour was said to be. Visualisation showed it to be dark brown and feeling like rough charcoal in texture.
Treatment: opening the gates, clearing the exit channels, blood and lymphatic detox essential preliminaries over a series of four sessions to prepare the hara. A further four sessions each of which included large and small intestinal detox and direct work on the lump and UB51 led to a feeling of it diminishing in size and breaking up. It was essential then to open the exit points of ST25, GB25 and UB23 to allow toxins to escape.
Effect: After 8 treatments – one a week – Ms S went back to her specialist who found no sign of a tumour and suggested the original diagnosis had been mistaken.
Recommendations and follow-up: Her training made her sceptical of the more esoteric aspects of CNT: she was intermittent with “homework”. She subsequently became involved in yoga, resolved matters with her husband, finalised the divorce and moved to a different area.