On-Going Chest Pain Is It Lung Cancer?

July 30th, 2012

Natural Health

A Wee Panic In My Breastie

At the beginning of the year, when we had just so much rain, my lungs began to hurt.   This was also around the time when Saturn went Retrograde, and, unbeknown to me, that my son was suffering the effects of cancer which he suspected he might have.  It turned out that, as well as having tumours about the throat, he had a large tumour in the chest.

http://merrilynhope.com/roundup-herbicide-causes-severe-candidiasis/ Read this post also:  RoundUp weedkiller can cause chest pain and flu-like symptoms.

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So, while I was worried that I may have lung cancer, because of the pain in the chest, my son actually DID have cancer in the chest area.

He had the operation for thyroid cancer only several weeks ago.  His chest was opened up at the same time to remove the tumour there,  which involved an 8 hour operation.  We had no idea about the chest tumour until after the operation, but I think I may have sensed his problem on a psychic level.  It could be that I manifested chest pains in sympathy for his chest problem.  It seems interesting to me that my chest has healed since Saturn has again gone Direct, at the same time my son  had the operation which removed the chest tumour.

Since around January, which was the month my son made several visits to me before his thyroid cancer was diagnosed, my lungs had felt as if they were congested.  Saturn had gone Retrograde. There was an ongoing pain, but no infection came to dislodge the lump I felt was harboured there.   The feeling of suffocation was often with me, and I was often short of breath. I wondered about the health of my heart.

There was a very sore specific spot on the left side, deep within the chest, which the pain seemed to be radiating from.  It was the exact same spot which used to hurt when I was a smoker, which was the main reason I gave up the second-time around, around the age of 50. The first ‘give-up’ of smoking came when I was a young woman, expecting my first child. After that, I did not smoke for 25 years, until I succumbed again to the seductive habit. Giving up smoking the second time around, without a family to spur me into quitting, was very, very difficult. But eventually, I did it.

Back to 2012:  I was so concerned, as the pain was so severe at times, that I went along to the doctor to organize a chest X-Ray.  It was still a possibility that I could have developed lung cancer as a result of chain smoking not so long ago.  Anyway – I got the the X-Ray done, and was very pleased to find out the outcome.  It showed no sign of lung cancer, but the lungs were ‘hyper-ventilated’, to use the doctor’s term.

I don’t like X-Rays, because they are harmful in themselves,  and damage cell tissue.  I thought it  would be a good idea to  do just the one,  to see what the state of my lungs was like, establish whether or not I had cancer, and then get onto an intensive natural therapy of my own to restore the health of my lungs.
I decided that whatever the outcome, I would ‘go natural’. So –

Mainly Raw Food Diet:  Two grated raw apples eaten at one sitting, either in the morning, or as the main meal in the evening.  I cooked plenty of vegetable and mung bean curries, and ate these with a little rice.  Plenty of onions were used in the vegetable curry, as well as plenty of hot spices such as red paprika, ginger and chilli.  Onions are particularly helpful for all bronchial complaints. I ate carrots every day, since my friend Bernhard in Spirit had told me to use carrots daily, either grated raw, or cooked. I did not use any wheat, sugar, or cow’s milk during this time.  I cut down on coffee, but did not cut it out completely.  Soya milk substituted cow’s milk for the coffee.

Carrot and Apple Juice:  I went out and bought a new juicer so that I could drink at least one cup each of  carrot and apple juice per day.  I sometimes added celery or cabbage juice to the carrot juice.

Anti-Viral Remedies: The same day I got the X-Ray done, I went out and bought a whole lot of supplements to tackle the problem.  I bought a range of anti-oxidant products – Multi non-acidic Ester Vitamin C 1000mg – Fish Oil – Evening Primrose oil – and an olive-leaf preparation which had zinc and other minerals in it.  We are generally all short of the mineral zinc in New Zealand, because our soil here is deficient in zinc, and also selenium. These two minerals are very important for the health of the immune system, metabolizing food properly,  preventing cancer, and in keeping viruses at bay.

This olive-leaf mixture was recommended specifically as an anti-viral treatment. I felt I must have a viral infection, if I did not have cancer. I took the maximum dose which was recommended, and even had two or three doses on some days.  By the time I had finished this anti-viral preparation, the chest pain was almost gone.  I also took around 3000mg to 5000mg of the Ester C per day – for around two weeks, during the same period as using the olive leaf remedy.  I alternated the Vitamin C with the olive leaf during the day so that I would get maximum benefit from each. Then I reduced the dose of the non-acidic Vitamin C 1000mg, to just one or two tablets per day. On each day,  I also took one each of the fish oil and primrose oil capsules.  I continued pumping in all of these things for several weeks, until the olive leaf mixture ran out.  Then I relaxed the dose of everything.

After the olive leaf preparation ran out, I began a course of ginseng tablets, in combination with the Vitamin C, fish oil, and primrose oil treatment.

As well, I used a mentholated cinnamon and cedar preparation on my chest each night, with layers of wool, cotton, and a hot water bottle to cover the chest.  This was a Malcoom Harker remedy – but simple eucalyptus and olive oil would do just as well if you cannot get the Malcom Harker.

Homeopathic Remedies:  As well, I took homeopathic remedies to try and release the congestion in the chest.  I found that Thuja taken for one week, and then a week off, when I sometimes used Bryonia, was helpful.  On days when I felt exceptional grief or anxiety, for no apparent good reason at all, I took Arnica-Hypericum for a couple of days.  This helped enormously in alleviating that wierd sense of less which had come over me.

I also took, occasionally – say every 2 weeks – yes – you have guessed it – castor oil.  When I did not feel like taking castor oil, I sometimes used a tablespoon of Epsom salts in a couple of cups of warm water.  Something like once or twice a week, for several weeks.  I bathed the feet a few times in hot Epsom salts – about 2 tablespoons of salts to around a litre of water.

Finally, after around six weeks of this intensive treatment, the chest pain, which was on the left side, in the middle of the chest, and often radiating around to the back, disappeared completely.  Then, quite suddenly, I ‘came down’ with flu, which I welcomed as a cleansing process to end the cycle of bewing unwell.

It is interesting to me that the ‘cure’ of the chronic chest pain happened just after Saturn went Direct, which was just after my son had his operation, and we found out about his extra chest surgery.

I think that it was a virus in my lungs which would not budge without the vitamin, homeopathic, and herbal aids.
Of course, it is possible that the thing might have run its course alone, and I might have gotten better without the naturopathic aids.  But really, the thing went on for so many months I had lost count of how long I had had it, and was only concerned that the ‘wee panic in my breastie’ might be cancer.

I know several people who have had similar symptoms.  I think it is some fierce new strain of virus which has adapted itself so that it can remain in our lungs more or less permanently – unless we summon up enough vital force to conquer it.

Finally getting a real flu, with its accompanying high fever, threw off the last vestiges of this virus. The chest pain which has been there for months, has disappeared completely, and so has the strange and intense feeling of grief.  Praise God and my Angels for helping me to recover so well.  And Praise God and the Angels for taking care of my son and seeing him through his operation.

I am sure that on a psychic level, I was tuning into my son’s illness within his chest, and his anxiety and feeling of gloom, and that this was probably the main reason for my getting such a chronic and mysterious illness.

Saturn Retrograde, combined with my environment, the rain, the winter, my son’s condition, all played a part in this sore chest of mine, I believe. My flat is all concrete – concrete floor, concrete walls, and no sun, which makes it very damp during the winter.  These cold, damp conditions contributed to the persistent chest pain, I am sure.  Should I move?  Saturn is Direct again now.  My son is getting better. Summer is only just around the corner, with all those hot, sunny, languid days on the beach ahead. Mmmmm…..Roll on summer.

My friend Bernhard who is in Spirit tells me that it is still important to use his acupuncture points for weak lungs.  One very good one he has pointed out is on the wrist, just below the thumb.  You can reach this point by interlocking the two thumbs together, and reaching out with your forefinger towards the wrist of the other hand.  It will arrive at an indentation in the wrist which is the location of the Lung 7 point.  You do both hands for this point.  Hold the point for just 30 seconds.  Then stop for 30 seconds.  Then repeat on the same hand once more, for 30 seconds or up to a minute.  Then rest for a minute.  Then do the other hand, following the same procedure. Do morning and night.

Note about Cell Phones:  My son who got the cancer in the chest and in the thyroid, used to often carry his cell phone in the left chest pocket – right over the heart area.  This  happens to be  the same area where I was experiencing the pain.  I hope he is not still putting his cell phone in his shirt pocket.

Note On Fukushima Radiation:  Helen has just commented about the radiation levels in New Zealand at the moment.  This was in response to my post Radioactive Pollution in New Zealand From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.  I must say that I have wondered this myself.  Thankyou Helen for bringing this question up.  Unfortunately, our environment is probably going to be contaminated from the effects of this nuclear disaster for several years to come.  Radioactive pollution will be weakening our immune systems and causing all manner of mysterious symptoms and viral infections.

Read Merrilyn’s new post May 2013 entitled:  Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013.  Also the one after that, entitled:  Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma.

2 Responses to “On-Going Chest Pain Is It Lung Cancer?”

  1. JOsephine Archer says:

    Thx for this article. I have had an ongoing lung issue for a year in December. I have had labs for almost everything and it still seems to be a mystery. I am a runner so any lung problem if very apparent. It comes and goes. I live in Arizona where it is very dry. When the rains come in it comes on. Really weird. It also brings with it anxiety. I am going to try what you did. I am already taking so many pills to try to get rid of it. Oregeno oil, Chinese herbs, vitamin B, etc. Ugg the list goes on. Maybe it is a virus that keeps coming back…….Thanks for your blog

  2. Merrilyn says:

    Dear Josephine,
    Sorry about the delay in replying – my computer broke down several months ago, and I have only just got another one.
    I am at my son’s place for New Year, but when I return to my place, I will give some thought to your lung problem and see if I can come up with anything useful for you. Essentially, it is important to clean the bowels out. Keeping the intestines clean helps because there is less toxic matter available to be reabsorbed into the system, which in turn affects the lungs and the general functioning of the body – but the lung and small intestine meridians are related, so pain and trouble in the lungs can occur if the small intestine meridian is lacking energy or is blocked in some way.

    Cleansing herbs can help, as can castor oil taken once or twice a week Homeopathic Arsen Alb I found to be particularly helpful in curing my lung complaint. I have also found this remedy to be extremely efficacious in preventing various flu viruses from taking hold.
    Will be in touch.
    Regards,
    Merrilyn

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