What You’ll Learn
- With cancer on the sharp rise, patients are demanding treatments and therapies that work in accordance with the body to revitalize it and not further poison it.
- This article presents the top 5 alternative therapies used by integrative physicians around the world with some levels of success.
- IPT or Insulin Potentiation Therapy provides a way of optimizing small doses of chemotherapy to target the cancerous cells while mitigating most collateral damage. » Jump To This
- Iscador is a specialized mistletoe extract that is used in parts of Europe to kill cancer cells and simultaneously stimulate the immune system. » Jump To This
- Gerson Therapy is a full microbiome shifting mostly nutritional therapy aimed at revitalizing the body’s own healing potential. » Jump To This
- Ukrain is an anti-cancer drug that is an alkaloid extract from Chelidonium. » Jump To This
- Biomagnetic therapy aims shift the body’s natural pH and restore balance to the biological terrain and improve cancer treatment results. » Jump To This
- The personalization of any treatment must also be a top priority to improve effectiveness. » Jump To This
According to recent surveys and statistical trends, more than one third of Americans are now seeking out alternative medical options to conventional treatment and as the collective wisdom of patients increases, when it comes to cancer, it’s no surprise as to why.
Conventional cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and often surgical removal of malignant tumors. But awareness is on the rise about the harsh side effects associate with these first two options along with their inability to bring about their true desired outcome. With cancer on the sharp rise, patients are demanding treatments and therapies that work in accordance with the body to revitalize it and not further poison it.
A New Understanding of Cancer and the Causes
As our understanding of the human beings as biological organisms expands to include the impact of systemic functionality, environmental interactions, psycho-emotional issues, and even the role consciousness plays in health, our ability to devise successful treatments that are truly holistic dramatically increases.
There are many options one could pursue in alternative cancer treatments and an intelligent combined approach is often the best. But certain factors remain clear and consistent and those are the contributing cancer factors that any treatment must fully address:
- Informational signaling interference fields (bioenergetic blockages)
- Unresolved traumatic emotional conflicts
- Excess of toxins
- Inadequate drainage, and
- Failure of nutrient delivery systems
Seek out any well trained and knowledgeable integrative medical practitioner and you will be told that three things are essential: detoxification of the interstitial matrix, restoration of nutrient uptake, and re-balancing of the internal milieu.
Here are the Top 5 Alternative Cancer Treatments
Please note: these are alternative supportive therapies – relying on these treatments alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.
1. IPT – Insulin Potentiation Therapy
IPT or Insulin Potentiation Therapy provides a way of optimizing small doses of chemotherapy to target the cancerous cells while mitigating most collateral damage. It does this in the following way: Blood-glucose levels of the patient and strategically lowered by fasting and the precision use of insulin to induce a controlled state of mild hypoglycemia during which the cancerous cells become “hungry” and hyper-receptive to any nutrients that follow. The patient is then given a small 1/10th dose of chemotherapy (or sometimes other natural anti-cancer agent) set inside a glucose solution which the tumorous cells now readily absorb as a super-compensation. – The result is an increased uptake of the anticancer agent with a fraction of the standard does and therefore minimal side effects.
While scientific research in this field is lacking, and most positive information is based on experience from patients, there has been some study into the effects of IPT. In an article appearing in the European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology, Vol. 17, 1981, Alabaster et al. of the Cancer Research Laboratory, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. have published experimental results showing that insulin increases the cytotoxic effect of methotrexate in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells in vitro by a factor of up to ten thousand.
» Learn more about IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy)
2. Iscador (aka Mistletoe Extract)
Iscador, also known as Mistletoe therapy (or Viscum album, Viscum album Loranthaceae, and European Mistletoe), is a proprietary formulation manufactured by Swiss medical company, Weleda. The use of mistletoe was pioneered by Rudolf Steiner, and was popularized in Europe, specifically Switzerland and Germany. Today, up to 60% of cancer patients in these European nations receive Iscador injections as part of their cancer treatment. The specialized therapy utilizes a purified mistletoe extract to kill cancer cells and simultaneously stimulate the immune system. One article from the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine notes:
Multiple scientific reports suggest that Iscador augments the immune response. Iscador has been shown to increase natural-killer cell function helping the body’s own surveillance system in attacking unwanted cancer cells. It also stimulates antibodies to cancer cells which helps recognize the cancer cells as foreign in order to destroy these cells.
Both in vitro and in vivo test suggest that Iscador could indeed be an effective alternative cancer therapy. It is normally given via intramuscular injection in various strengths and dosages.
» Learn more about Iscador
3. Gerson Therapy
Gerson Therapy is a full microbiome shifting mostly nutritional therapy aimed at revitalizing the body’s own healing potential by removing as much of the accumulated toxic burdens as possible and increasing oxygenation to all affected cells. The protocol involves juicing, a strict alkaline dietary regimen, specific supplements and daily coffee enemas.
The Gerson Therapy uses intensive detoxification to eliminate wastes, regenerate the liver, reactivate the immune system and restore the body’s essential defenses – enzyme, mineral and hormone systems
Another very interesting alternative cancer treatment is Ukrain™. Formulated by Nowicky Pharma in Vienna, Austria, the anti-cancer drug is a semi-synthetic proprietary product which is an alkaloid extract from Chelidonium (common name Celandine). The medication is said to contain more than 40 alkaloids and is quickly absorbed by cancerous cells leading to rapid cancer-cell apoptosis. Primarily, it is given through IV as an alternative to chemotherapy for cancer patients and also has reported success with HIV and hepatitis patients.
An article by Sloan Kettering Cancer Center states, “A systematic review of clinical trials suggests that Ukrain may have potential as an anticancer drug but well designed studies are needed (7). It may prolong survival in pancreatic cancer patients when administered with gemcitabine (8) but large scale studies are needed to confirm this effect.“
» Learn more about Ukrain
5. Biomagnetic Therapy
Biomagnetic therapy, also referred to as biomagnetism, biomagnetic pair, or terrain restoration therapy, is an entirely non-invasive procedure with a wide array of indicated uses. It utilizes the +/- poles of 1000 gauss magnets, specifically placed over different vital organs for a period of time, to shift the body’s natural pH and restore balance to the biological terrain. Dr. Isaac Goiz Durán, a Mexican physician, first discovered the principles behind this therapy more than 20 years ago when treating an AIDS patient. He proposes that cancer in its malignant form is caused by the infection with the leprosy bacteria; it resonates with a series of other specific viruses, fungi and bacteria that have already been weakening the milieu (biological terrain). By placing magnets that eliminate the pathogens, Dr. Durán claims cancer may be more effectively treated. More can be learned about this simplistic yet highly impactful complementary therapy via training modules.
» Learn more about Biomagnetic Therapy
ADDITIONAL THERAPY: Biotherapeutic Detoxification & Drainage
As with any supportive or alternative cancer treatment, biotheraputic drainage always plays a key role and we would be remiss not to mention the profound effects of spagyric medicine on regulating the organs of elimination (liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system) to stimulate the expulsion of toxins generally associated with cancer drugs, pharmaceutical medications, and chemotherapy. This specialized form of biotherapeutic drainage acts on a cellular level, helping to restore proper function of key body systems on the biochemical, psycho-emotional, and informational level.
Optimizing It All through Personalization
The advanced integrative cancer treatments listed above are powerful and effective medical options, but to fully optimize results requires a level of personalization. Today, sophisticated systems allow medical professionals to tailor these cancer treatments as well as all treatments and medicines to a specific patient, confidently creating protocols that are highly detailed and completely unique to the patient. In identifying the most effective treatments to a particular patient through the use of advanced scientific principles, effectiveness of treatment greatly increases and diminishes side-effects. One such medical center that takes personalized treatments to the next level is the New York Center for Innovative Medicine (NYCIM). Using several advanced diagnostic systems and proprietary compatibility tests, the medical team at NYCIM is able to create highly-tailored and specific programs of treatment down to exact dosage, duration and frequency.
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