Homeopathy 2020; 109(01): A1-A28
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702113
Poster Abstracts
The Faculty of Homeopathy

Emotional and Mental Causes as Catalysts in the Development of Cancer

Hardik Khamar
1  Department of Homeopathy, MBK Bhavnagar University, Gujarat, India
2  PG Dept of Materia Medica, Dr. V. H. Dave Homeopathic Medical College, Anand, Gujarat, India
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Publication Date:
05 February 2020 (online)


Substances that cause cancer have been identified both by studies in experimental animals and by epidemiological analysis of cancer frequencies in human populations (e.g. the high incidence of lung cancer among cigarette smokers). Since the development of malignancy is a complex multi-step process, many factors may affect the likelihood that cancer will develop, and it is overly simplistic to speak of single causes of most cancers. Nonetheless, many agents, including radiation, chemicals and viruses, have been found to induce cancer in both experimental animals and humans.

However, all the persons exposed to potential carcinogens do not necessarily develop cancer. Often it has been observed that some mental or emotional traumas act as trigger factor or act as catalysts in development of cancer. The present research focuses on studying cancer cases by evaluating the time frame of the mental or emotional traumas that patients may have suffered and the time duration in which cancer developed. 100 patients have been studied from the time of an emotionally or mentally traumatic episode and any development of cancer within 0–6 months, 0–12 months or 0–24 months.

Appropriate non-parametric tests are being applied to analyse the data.

The context of the research is to widen the possibility of homeopathic treatment in cancer. Various homeopathic medicines are known to treat effects of mental trauma and its ailments. It can be a valuable tool for homeopaths to utilize the data and further enhance the management of cancer with homeopathy.

Keywords: Cancer, emotional causes, homeopathic management