Can My Mind Help Me Fight Cancer?

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Absolutely even in both prevention and treatment, I think again we're talking about integrated medicine. I'm not talking this in place of standard approaches but in addition in type 2 diabetes, I think there's tremendous evidence that mind body interventions can increase [UNKNOWN] and sensitivity for example.

There's even some research from Japan showing that laughter can actually turn off some of the genes involved in the expression of type 2 diabetes. There is a whole field of psychoneuroimmunorology that looks at how mental factor can affect immune function. Immune function for irrelevant to cancer, if you can increase activity of certain aspects of the immune system it gives the body an edge in controlling.