Pulling the Roots of Cancer

author/source: Dr. Amba Dryg - Tobin

pulling-the-roots-cancerI often ask my clients to read two books. The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz and You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. Because from 2009 to the present time 2022, I found after the first few years of research with Medical Qigong and Breast Cancer, it saved me a lot of time. These books help clients to have a different perspective on life and wellness. Especially if they are not exposed to any alternative or holistic modalities and or spiritual or personal development. These books prep clients before or as we are starting to work together. 

Many women do not see the connection between our emotions and our spiritual life, as connected to our physical cells. Reading those books and starting to play with the idea that our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions, our community or lack of it, and our alignment with our highest good can create or change our biggest health challenges. 

The research that I have compiled over 12 years came to one big conclusion. The book I am releasing in 2023 will give most of the details. For now, let me give you the big takeaway. 

Not Practicing Forgiveness. Not ABLE to have or Not Keeping Boundaries. Stuffing Emotions. These are the roots of Cancer. Western medicine often removes the surface weed but does not always pull the roots. 

In Medical Qigong, there are more than the physical aspects of cancer. There are emotional and spiritual contributors to cancer. All of which lead to lack of SELF-LOVE. Self-Love is a practice it’s not perfection. My practice is to help women remove their roots and begin the conscious practice of Self-Love. 

In Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy, which is the oldest modality of TCM, we say that each of the 5 Solid Organs has acquired emotions and innate virtues. 

Liver relates to anger, frustration, and impatience. We are born with compassion, kindness, and patience in the liver. In our modality, the liver also relates to our connection and alignment with our highest path or higher power. Boundaries and being able to keep them or not also has to do with the liver and its paired hollow organ the gall bladder. 

Why is this important? Gall Bladder relates to decisions and making choices. Some women do not have a choice. Most of the women who have breast cancer in my studies had serious boundaries crossed that they were not able to keep. Mostly as children or even as adults, they were in situations where they were shocked something was happening and did not have where all or the ability to lift their hands up and block something or someone and yell, “NO! THAT IS NOT OKAY!” 

One client I mentioned in my book retold her story from her childhood. She was separated from her parents during the Nazi occupation and was taken to a different concentration camp. The fact that they all survived was a blessing. Yet the boundaries were crossed, and trauma lasted her lifetime. 

Many of the clients I researched, had witnessed or experienced some sort of abuse as a child. Where they felt helpless and had feelings of shame, blame, or guilt. Often a sense of abandonment, resentment, or betrayal. 

Often, they had stuffed the experience so deep that they either never thought of it or even did not remember it. Many, never processed the pain but in a few series of western therapy sessions. Or for those who fully blocked the story from their memory, only after some sessions with Medical Qigong Therapy did they start to remember bits and pieces until they fully remembered what happened. In my work, if I see it, I can never bring it up until they tell me. When we are ready and able to start the healing journey, we took the next steps of the protocols. 

pulling-the-roots-cancerOne client refused to do the Forgiveness part of our protocol. She was strong in her conviction that she would never forgive her mother or the people who had abused her. I told her that it was for her and not for them. Yet she still refused to even look at the forgiveness “ritual.” It is a sacred practice in my work and it is a ritual. Sometimes my work is to help my clients as end-of-life support. In this case, she was the only one who I could not help be cancer free and her life ended in less than a year of working with me. She was one of the clients who worked with western medicine and me. 

Honoring our emotions and feeling them, then releasing them from the physical tissues is also a huge key to cancer recovery. In Medical Qigong Therapies we have many tools for this, and healing sounds is a huge part. The descending pitch of SHONG on a big exhale with a specific intention, attention, imagination, and sensation is part of the prescription exercises and meditations we give to clients. 

With the Liver and how it relates to breast cancer in Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong, we look at those boundaries I mentioned before. At any age, women may have not been able to stop a boundary from being crossed. This is where the liver starts to create insubstantial phlegm. This is pulling-the-roots-cancerdifferent from physical phlegm. This is where cancer begins from hot from toxic heat of the boundaries being crossed and no healthy expression of possible sadness, shame, guilt, frustration, fear, loneliness, worry, overthinking, anxiety, expectations not met, anger, and no ability to practice self-love. 

This toxic heat is cancer when it bakes the insubstantial phlegm into a hard tumor. Surgery, chemo, radiation, and any western treatment may only remove what is physically seen. The roots are what require pulling for full healing. In my experience and the studies, I have done, it is from the emotional and spiritual work that the roots can be pulled. 



Dr Amba DryggDr. Amba is fortunate to have graduated in the last Doctoral class under the guidance of Abbot Sifu Professor Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson the founder of the International Institute of Medical QiGong and Senior Abbot at Tian Yun Gong (Temple of the Celestial Cloud) Daoist Monastery, in Monterey, California. 

She also studied child development, psychology, medical sciences, and holistic health at several colleges and universities including San Francisco State University. As well as Chinese medical theory, and acupuncture from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California 

She also is a 400-hour plus- Certified Yoga Teacher from Green Path Yoga and The Bhramanada Ashram also known as the Yoga Society of San Francisco, where she studied the Sanskrit language and Vedic and Yoga philosophy with Dr. Ram Karan Sharma and the teachings of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati Udasina (Ramamurti S. Mishra, MD). And has a second yoga certification from Integral Awakening Yoga 

Dr. Amba is also a Level 3 Qigong Instructor and Workshop Facilitator of Sacred Geometry and Food Based Healing with the Supreme Science Qigong Foundation based in Florida. Within the Foundation where she also studied with Wim Hof in Tummo Meditation, which later he renamed  "the Wim Hoff Method" 


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