IPT Low Dose Chemotherapy
• FACT: More than 50% of people who receive conventional chemotherapy will die from the side effects of the chemotherapy, NOT from cancer itself.
• The conventional method of chemotherapy delivery is like throwing a hand grenade at a fly on the wall. We prefer a more rational and direct method, like using a fly swatter.
• Because the dosing is low, side effects are minimized and the treatments can be given more frequently.
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Insulin Potentiation Therapy Or IPT Low Dose Chemotherapy
Kinder & Gentler
IPT low dose chemotherapy is a kinder, gentler cancer chemotherapy treatment option with significantly fewer side effects. FACT: More than 50% of people who receive conventional chemotherapy will die from the side effects of the chemotherapy, NOT from cancer itself. At An Oasis of Healing, we use this knowledge to target the cancer cells with cytotoxic (cell-killing) agents (chemotherapy drugs).
By administering small amounts of insulin prior to the person eating that day, we are able to select the cancer cells amongst all the other cells in the body because they bind to the insulin much more quickly, resulting in what is known as the “therapeutic window.” There are a multitude of effects upon cells when insulin binds to them such as the cells becoming more permeable (creating openings) by stimulating an enzyme known as delta-9 desaturase.
IPT In Summary
It is easy to manipulate the immediate environment around the cancer cells by having a person fast for about 6 to 12 hours prior to treatment. A small, calculated dose of insulin is administered and after about 20 to 40 minutes, most of the insulin receptors on the cancer cells are saturated, leaving them permeable. Once this occurs, a small (5-10%) dose of the appropriate chemotherapeutic drug is administered and becomes preferentially taken up by the cancer cells.
Insulin is Nature’s ‘bow’ that allows us to aim straight into the “target” (cancer cells).
The conventional method of chemotherapy delivery is like throwing a hand grenade at a fly on the wall. We prefer a more rational and direct method, like using a fly swatter, although in that case, we would probably shew the fly out of the window rather than kill it.
Individuals obtain the advantages of IPT therapy without all of the harsh and negative side effects of conventional chemo treatments. IPT is not used with every person. It is utilized based on specific conditions when they present themselves and is one of the many effective therapies we utilize at our center.