There are a good number of scientific studies that have looked into the potential of tongkat ali in the battle against various forms of cancer. Most of these studies found that some chemical constituents of tongkat ali, such as eurycomanone, hold great promise as cancer medications.
But my humble opinion is that all of these studies are based on a wrong approach.
Because genuine tongkat ali (and not the fake shit from China sold in North America, Europe, and Australia with a tongkat ali label) is a much more powerful anti-cancer agent than these studies suggest.
And here is why:
A very important factor in not falling ill to cancers is every person’s own immune system. And the immune system is the most important link between psychology and physiology.
To experience great sex, even outrageously good sex, especially at an advancing or advanced age, is a psychological boost that directly elevates an individual’s immune function. Wilhelm Reich tried to capture and measure this energy, but he was too far ahead of his time, and even by now, applicable measuring equipment has not yet been developed.
On the other hand, the universal healing power of great sex is well documented in non-Christian religions, especially Taoism.
While Taoist explanations of human health may be nonsensical in detail, Taoism is valuable for its holistic approach to our well-being.
Great sex on a regular basis, or, even better, on a daily basis, goes a long way fueling a man’s immune system. And a powerful immune system goes a long way towards being cancer-free.
Tongkat ali is not the only aspect in improving sex. But unlike adopting a comprehensive sexual philosophy, or smartly managing sexual opportunities, tongkat ali is an aspect of improving sex that one can just buy and swallow.
The relevance of this can hardly be over-estimated. Because, if your sexual quality is gone, you’ll soon be a goner anyway. And cancer might well have been the avenue of your exitus.
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