The American Standard of Care considers
IPT to be an "experimental” therapy, and therefore not “medically
necessary,” despite the fact that IPT has been in use for more than
70 years, and is used as a standard form of cancer and central nervous
system infection therapy all over Europe. Reimbursement very much depends
upon your policy. We use standard drugs and standard coding, so the insurance
codes are the same as those used for conventional therapy. Some patients
find the drugs are reimbursed, but the insulin and complementary therapies are not.
Our charges are based on the assumption that your insurance will cover
the cost of the chemotherapy drugs, and you will pay only a co-pay, since
the medications are prescribed by our physicians and delivered to the
office through a pharmacy. If you have no insurance, you will pay the
pharmacy directly for the cost of the drugs
It depends upon what stage the cancer is in, and how aggressive the cancer
is. Basic therapy includes the following:
The schedule may be modified, depending on the patient’s response
to therapy. We will also use nutritional therapies, in addition to the
IPT, again depending on the underlying state of health, and how much in
the way immune system dysfunction the patient has had before starting IPT.
If the patient is very weakened, or already has a compromised immune system
from prior therapy or illness, there may be some side effects - some drop
in white blood cell count, some hair loss, some nausea - but far less
than with standard full dose chemotherapy. However, in a patient whose
immune system is not already compromised, there are minimal side effects.
Sometimes a patient will complain of fatigue after the treatment. Other
than a little fatigue for a day, we have seen no significant side effects to date.
We find it is more effective because IPT does not inflict severe damage
to the immune system. The IPT therapy itself uses the FDA-approved chemo
drugs, just like standard chemotherapy, but the drugs are more concentrated
in the cancer cells because of the insulin which is administered.
Insulin is given to drop the blood sugar. Cancer cells require much more
sugar to stay alive than the normal cells of the body. When the blood
sugar has dropped (called the therapeutic moment), we administer both
sugar and chemo drugs. The chemo drugs are dragged in to the cancers in
far higher concentration than into normal cells, because the cancer cells
are so avid for sugar.
First, we build up the body’s immune system and digestive tract so that
it can withstand the poisons (chemotherapeutic agents) which we are giving
it to kill the cancer. Standard chemotherapy only does the killing part,
not the building up part.
Second, we use chemosensitivity testing to give us a better indication of which
chemo drugs are more effective (rather than simply indicated by usual
protocols) to kill the particular patient’s circulating tumor cells.
It’s like being able to aim at dart board instead of just throwing
darts at the whole wall.
Third, we insist upon lifestyle changes - because what you have done so far
has brought you to where you are. These lifestyle changes include being
open to change of eating habits, change of exercise habits, expanding
your world view and your view of the illness and yourself.
Fourth, because treatments use lower doses of chemo agents than standard chemotherapy,
we can do the treatments more frequently. Thus we are able to hit the
cancer cells over and over, before they are able to regroup and begin
to multiply again.
Fifth, quality of life is significantly improved. Since the side effects are
minimal, you do not have to buy a wig, or miss out on activities because
of vomiting or diarrhea, or have blood transfusions frequently, or break
out in blisters, or develop sores in your mouth or ... or... or... In
fact, you will be required to join a Quality of Life Study for which you
will paid $100 per year, to document your quality of life periodically.
We charge a fixed price of $50,000.00 for the first 2 months of treatment.
This includes the initial evaluation (with bioelectric scans), initial
lab work, specialty lab work including chemosensitivity testing, functional
evaluation of nutritional status, IPT treatments, nutritional IV treatments,
detoxification treatments, individual guided imagery/Chiren biophotonic
treatments, nutritional counseling and assistance, and group discussion
sessions every 2 weeks.
After the first two months, therapy slows down to once a month for the
first year, and occurs at progressively longer intervals for a total of
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