We understand that it can be both intimidating and overwhelming to sift through the wealth of information available online about integrative medicine. Our health care practitioners hear lots of questions about the use of our popular approaches, such as IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy), as a cancer treatment adjunct. After speaking to many clients and listening to their questions, our practitioners have compiled answers to some of the most common questions and concerns of cancer patients, as well as their friends and family, who may be researching integrative and complimentary care.
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How does Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) work?
IPT, also known as low-dose chemotherapy, is a safe, gentle way to address many different types of cancer. The word "potentiate" indicates the use of insulin to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs, allowing IPT practitioners to administer as little as 1/10 of the amount of chemotherapy drugs as used in conventional treatment.
Insulin is administered intravenously to lower the patient's blood sugar levels. The amount of insulin used in this procedure is very low and will not cause damage to your body. The patient's blood sugar is closely monitored and once a desired level or "therapeutic moment" is reached, the insulin effectively opens the cell receptors, allowing them to absorb more medicine. Therefore, a lower dose of chemotherapy is needed and administered to target the cancer cells more specifically.
Why would someone choose IPT over conventional chemotherapy?
IPT uses a much smaller dose of chemotherapy drugs. With this integrative and holistic approach, the many unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy are minimized. Patients undergoing IPT have reported minimal or no hair loss, fatigue, nausea, and neuropathy.
Can you walk me through an IPT session?
To maximize the results of insulin administration, the patient is advised to fast the night before IPT. Once a patient arrives at Indigo Integrative Health Clinic, he or she is led to our comfortable Indigo IV Lounge, where insulin is administered via IV. Within 20 to 40 minutes later, patients may feel symptoms of low blood sugar- light-headedness and perspiration.
Throughout the practitioner monitors the patient's blood sugar levels and once a desired level is reached, the insulin drip is switched to low dose chemotherapy. Following a patient's treatment, the practitioner may offer food and add a glucose drip to counter the effects of low blood sugar. From start to finish, the IPT session usually lasts 2-3 hours.
How will I know if IPT is working for me?
Before you begin treatment, the qualified practitioner will require a full medical evaluation that will include laboratory and imaging tests, such as urine, blood works, PSA levels, X-Rays, CT scans or MRI's (depending on your case) and use them as a comparison to measure your progress throughout the rest of your treatment. Results have to be measurable, quantified and physically proven to you before considering any other phase of treatment.
How long will a patient need to undergo IPT treatment?
Each patient's individual needs and circumstances are different. An IPT session usually requires two visits- one visit for the IPT itself and the second for a high dose nutritional IV bag. The effects of IPT is enhanced with the use of complimentary therapies to help the body heal from within. Every week, the patient's labs are evaluated to monitor his or her condition. The frequency of sessions may be reduced based on the patient's response and once significant regression of the cancer is established.
Who can receive IPT?
Men, women, young, or elderly adults with chronic illness or other medical conditions.
Is IPT only used for cancer?
No, IPTLD® is for Insulin Potentiation Therapy Low Dose, which is used for cancer only, meaning it delivers Low Dose Chemotherapy using this delivery method.
IPT® stands for Insulin Potentiation Therapy, which is used for other chronic illnesses and medical conditions, like Lyme disease for example. IPT is an effective medicine delivery system that can be used with the most effective chemical and medicinal compounds. From malnutrition, pain, inflammation, infection, intoxications to more advanced stages of cancer and degenerative illnesses, IPT can provide effective results.
Both IPTLD® and IPT® are the same medical protocol, only used in different health conditions and they are both registered trademarks of Dr. Donato Pérez García, MD.
Can IPT cure anything?
No. If the illness has no cure or is too advanced, the health care provider will be open and tell you honestly. You will be made aware if the illness is treatable, or if IPT can provide long asymptomatic periods or a better quality of life.
Our treatments do NOT CURE cancer. There are some cancers that respond very well to conventional treatments and long-term remission may be seen. However, they account for less than 10% of cancers and do not include adenocarcinomas, the most common solid tumor cancers. We do not give a guarantee or warrant that any of our treatments will work for a given individual. Unfortunately, due to the aggressive nature of some cancers, there is always a chance of progression in spite of any treatment.