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More Evidence Stress and Are Cancer Linked

As the evidence builds, conventional medicine is finally beginning to understand how deeply stressful emotions can harm your physical health, making you vulnerable to all kinds of diseases like cancer.

A new report illustrates how norepinephrine, a hormone produced during bouts of stress, accelerates the formation of more tumors and stimulate the release of a compound in tumor cells, facilitating the growth of new blood cells that feed cancer cells.

Researchers traced the harmful effect of norepinephrine after treating cancer cell lines used to study nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), an incurable head and neck cancer associated most frequently among those of Chinese descent. NPC cells produced three kinds of compounds (two matrix metalloproteinases and vascular endothelial growth factor) that spurred the growth of cancer.

More evidence, happier people enjoy life far more than worry-warts and are, typically, more physically healthy too.

One safe and sound method for getting a better handle on your emotions: The Emotional Freedom Technique, the energy psychology tool used daily in my practice.

Cancer Research, Vol. 66, No. 21, November 1, 2006: 10357-10364

Science Daily November 3, 2006