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Mesothelioma Awareness Day, 26 September

Mesothelioma Resource Online

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer found in the mesothelium, a protective thin lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. There are two main types of mesothelioma – pleural which affects the lungs and peritoneal which involves the tissue that covers the abdominal area.

The widely medical accepted cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.

  • What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals. It is known for its resistance to heat, electrical resistance and was used for industrial purposes such as insulating material for electricity and sound, boilers, steam pipes, and is used in the walls and ceilings.

Asbestos was widely used from 1950 to 1970. It took a long time until it was identified as a cancer danger before it was finally banned in several countries. The health problems arise when the material becomes old and crumbly, and the fibers are released into the air, and people breathe it.

  • Who is affected?

Building workers
Gas fitters
Painters and decorators
Asbestos manufacturing workers
Ship yard workers
People who are indirectly exposed to asbestos

  • Symptoms/diagnosis/treatment

Mesothelioma most relevant information on prognosis, treatment, life expectancy and more
Help, answers, resources
Paul Kraus, survivor of mesothelioma
Doris Rapp, M.D, leader in the fields of Environmental Medicine and allergies

  • Asbestos removal contractors, UK

  • Mesothelioma legal advice, UK

  • Future solutions around the world

One solution is creating an environment as close to the nature as possible. That is a whole new science and is called Bau Biology and Ecology or Building biology

  • Why the heck you found this information on a reflexology blog?

According to mesothelioma symptoms website, “Manual healing and physical touch… may be helpful for adults fighting serious disease…  According to Integrative Cancer Therapies, a recent study of 230 cancer patients showed that massage and other therapeutic touch with standard care was more effective at reducing pain, mood disturbance, and fatigue than standard care and doctor’s presence alone.”

At massage, reflexology and other therapies are cited into the alternative mesothelioma treatments.

Plus, the reason I was researching today about mesothelioma is that most complementary therapists are likely to think holistically, by which I mean think of all possible reasons of an illness or health problem. Apart from emotional issues, looking at nutrition and exercise, past traumas etc, more and more these days, we need to think of our environment and ways we can improve the quality of our surroundings.

Complementary therapists are there to help people be aware of all aspects of their life, and pinpoint at the ones that may need correcting.


Update October 2013 are raising awareness about asbestos and asbestos related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. To learn more about asbestos, a cancer causing mineral please visit


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This entry was posted on September 25, 2011 by in Posts, Uncategorized.