Industrial medicine treats cancer and tumors as something foreign to the body that has invaded it and that we should “wage war on.”
But what if we think about it differently? Cancerous cells are our own cells that have changed their metabolism. It would be far more accurate to think of them as children who have lost their parents and now need to figure out how survive as best they can.
Because of the metaphors that Industrial medicine uses to view cancer, it’s strategy usually involves cutting off blood supply to starve it out. However, if we view it as our own cells that have lost healthy communication with the whole, then this suggests a potential strategy of restoring healthy communication.