Therapies:  

Innovative Therapies

Here are several therapies that you may wish to investigate. Not all doctors have heard of these therapies. You may need to do your own research and then find an experienced health care practitioner to answer your questions and to see if these therapies may be right for you.

Chelation Therapy
"Chelation therapy is a medical treatment performed in a doctor's office that improves metabolic function and blood flow through blocked arteries throughout the body. This is accomplished by administering an amino acid, ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), by an intravenous infusion..."
Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.

See subject covered on this web site.

Helping Your Circulation with EDTA Chelation Therapy
by Michael B. Schachter, M.D.

Chelation Therapy
New Hope for Victims of Atherosclerosis and Age-Associated Diseases
by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
"A not-for-profit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM's goals are to improve skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to complementary and alternative medicine; to support research; and to develop awareness of alternative methods of medical treatment."

RECOMMENDED BOOK:

Bypassing Bypass Surgery: Chelation Therapy: A Non-Surgical Treatment for Reversing Arteriosclerosis, Improving Blocked Circulation, and Slowing the Aging Process
by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.
External Counterpulsation (EECP)
"External Counterpulsation (EECP) is a nonpharmacologic, noninvasive, electromechanical technique approved for patients with angina pectoris - chest pain due to severe, symptomatic coronary artery disease - who have failed standard treatments and who cannot (or will not) undergo conventional procedures such as surgical bypass or angioplasty."
Lawson, Hui, Oster, et al.

"EECP is a mechanical procedure in which long inflatable cuffs (like blood pressure cuffs) are wrapped around both of the patient's legs. While the patient lies on a bed, the leg cuffs are inflated and deflated with each heartbeat. This is accomplished by means of a computer, which triggers off the patient's ECG so that the cuffs deflate just as each heartbeat begins, and inflate just as each heartbeat ends. When the cuffs inflate they do so in a sequential fashion, so that the blood in the legs is "milked" upwards, toward the heart."
Richard N. Fogoros

Secret Cardiology - EECP
"A useful treatment for angina your cardiologist doesn't want to hear about."
from About.com

Frequently Asked Questions
from ECP Network

Enhanced External Counterpulsation
from University of California, San Francisco
A thorough explanation.

A Non-Invasive Alternative to Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
from Life Extension Foundation
"Detailed.   Recommended.

Vasomedical Inc.
"The pioneer and world leader in the design and development of external counterpulsation systems."


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a method of administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to a patient in order to improve or correct conditions."
Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics

"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a unique and important treatment which uses oxygen under pressure for the correction and healing of stroke and traumatically brain injured (TBI) individuals. The first clinical use of hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of stroke patients was reported in 1965 and many studies have been done since then proving its safety and effectiveness."
David A. Steenblock, D.O.

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Treatment of Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injuries
by David A. Steenblock, D.O.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
from Whitaker Wellness Institute

Frequently Asked Questions
from Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics

Research References
from Rapid Recovery Hyperbarics

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
by Paul G. Harch, M.D.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
by Morton Walker, DPM & Richard Neubauer, M.D.

Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain Injured Child: A Promising Treatment
by Richard Neubauer, M.D.



Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)
"By using Insulin to enhance the effects of the chemotherapy agents, smaller doses of chemotherapy can be given. Some doctors believe insulin increases the cancer cells absorption of the chemo agents. Because of this, less amounts of toxic chemo agents can be used to greater effect, not only more effectively treating the cancer, but greatly lessening the side effects and toxicity dangers to the patient."
Caring Medical Cancer Care Center

Insulin Potentiation Therapy
by Chris Duffield, Ph.D.
"IPT (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) is a simple medical procedure that uses the hormone insulin, followed by glucose, to deliver drugs better, and to make them work more effectively, in smaller doses, with reduced or no side effects."

Insulin Potentiation Therapy
by Steven G. Ayre, M.D.
"Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is a new approach to treating cancer that involves no new drug products.  The therapy uses insulin, and takes advantage of the powerful, cell-killing effects of ordinary chemotherapy drugs, used in very low doses."

IPT: A New Concept in the Management of Chronic Degenerative Disease
by S. G. Ayre, M.D., D. Perez Garcia y Bellon and D. Perez Garcia, Jr.
"In insulin potentiation therapy the hormone insulin is used as an adjunct in the medical management of the chronic degenerative diseases, including malignant neoplasia. In this, the recognized physiological action of insulin - that of increasing cell membrane permeability is taken advantage of to potentiate the pharmacological actions of medications administered concurrently in the therapy."

Insulin Potentiation Therapy
from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"IPT remains an unproven cancer therapy until there are more studies available to validate its benefit."

IPTQ.ORG
by Chris Duffield, Ph.D.

IPT Practitioner Locator
by Chris Duffield, Ph.D.

RECOMMENDED BOOK:

Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy
by Ross A. Hauser, M.D. and Marion A. Hauser, R.D.


Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)

"NAET is a safe and effective technique in detecting and eliminating or desensitizing all types of allergies. NAET combines Kinesiology (Muscle Responsive Testing), Chiropractic and Oriental Medicine to clear allergic reactions through a reprogramming of the brain."
Heidi Henkle, L.Ac.

See subject covered on this web site.

What Exactly Is NAET?
by Heidi Henkle, L.Ac.
in About.com

NAET.com, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique

NAET Practitioner Locator

RECOMMENDED BOOK:

Say Good-Bye to Illness
by Devi S. Nambudripad, M.D.



Prolotherapy

"Prolotherapy rejuvenates the body by injection of natural substances to stimulate the growth of collagen in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. As a simple, cost-effective alternative to drugs and surgery, prolotherapy is an effective treatment for many pain syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, low back and neck pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage."
from Alternative Medicine, the Definitive Guide

Prolotherapy
from Alternative Medicine, the Definitive Guide
Good summary

Prolotherapy
from Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services
Good summary

Prolotherapy
from ProloNews.com
Many articles including history, chronic pain, research.

Renewed Treatment for Low Back Pain
by Thomas Dorman, M.D.

On-Line Articles
from Prolotherapy.com
A dozen articles by different authors.

Prolotherapy Articles
from Prolotherapy.com
More than a dozen articles by different doctors.

Find a Prolotherapy Doctor

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

Pain, Pain Go Away
by William Faber, M.D. and Morton Walker D.P.M.

Prolo Your Pain Away! Curing Chronic Pain with Prolotherapy
by Ross A. Hauser, M.D.



Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy (UBI)

"Here's how the therapy works: a small amount of blood is removed from the patient, according to the patients weight, one and a half cc per pound, and never exceeds 300 cc (for really big people). An anticoagulant is added to the blood to keep it from clotting. Next the blood is irradiated with U.V. light through glass (the blood is in an air-tight system of circulation). Finally the blood is returned to the patient."
from Wellness Directory of Minnesota

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy (Photo-Oxidation) - The Cure That Time Forgot
by Robert Jay Rowen, M.D.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
from Wellness Directory of Minnesota

Photoluminescence
from Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services

RECOMMENDED BOOK:

Into the Light
by William Campbell Douglass, M.D.



Other Articles
Founders of the “New Medicine” - The “Fabulous Five” of the 20th Century
by Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D.
Archibald Garrod, Linus Pauling, Roger Williams, Hans Selye, and Abram Hoffer

Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions About Alternative Medicine
by Mary & Michael Morton
"Below you will find the ten most commonly asked questions about alternative medicine and our answers. These answers will provide you with details about alternative medicine to help you as you begin your journey."

OTHER RESOURCES
See Alternative Medicine on this web site.

Alternative Medicine Magazine

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)

Life Extension Foundation

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

The American Holistic Health Association Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine
by William Collinge, Ph.D.

Voices of Integrative Medicine: Conversations and Encounters
by Bonnie J. Horrigan

Disease Prevention and Treatment, 4th Edition
by Life Extension Foundation

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