Complementary Therapies for Alternative Cancer Treatment in Rhode Island.
At Intellectual Medicine we believe in using every credible weapon to fight cancer. Conventional medicine does a good job of directing chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatments. Cutting and burning at times can be an essential component in the fight against cancer.
However, there is much more that can be done. Many supplements have possible value in fighting cancer. If you are like most patients, upon learning of your diagnosis you head to the Internet and read everything you can about your cancer and how to treat it. The information can be overwhelming. Every supplement and every recommended dietary pathway seems to have merit. How to select the best approach becomes a challenge. At Intellectual Medicine we believe in working with you to select the best cancer fighting supplements for your situation.
At Intellectual Medicine we have the time, the interest, and the passion to offer novel approaches to fight cancer.
- IV Therapy – High Dose Vitamin C
- IV Therapy – ALA (alpha lipoic acid)
- IV Therapy & Subcutaneous – Mistletoe
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT
- Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
- Hyperthermia – full-range, whole body hyperthermia in our solo sauna
- The COC Protocol: metabolically targeted off-label medications available for adjunctive use alongside a patient’s usual treatments
- Micronutrient Testing
- Nutritional Analysis, Guidance and Testing
- Heavy Metal Detox – chelation therapy
- OM Manipulation, Lymphatic Massage
- Mushroom Extract
- Laboratory Testing, Including Tumor Specific Genetic Studies and Circulating Tumor Cell Markers*
- Counseling and Emotional support
By combining the work of conventional oncologists, with the functional expertise of Intellectual Medicine you can give yourself the benefit of both mainstream and complementary therapy.
In addition to helping guide you to efficient use of oral supplements, the providers at Intellectual Medicine are experts in the use of advanced intravenous protocols for fighting cancer. There is abundant literature supporting the role of intravenous high dose vitamin C (IVC). It has been shown to be toxic against many forms of cancer without with minimal potential for side effects. In nearly every case its use can complement the effect from conventional chemotherapy. In most cases it can be used along with conventional chemo or radiation therapy. Studies, as well as client experience, have demonstrated the potential to for IVC reduce fatigue, nausea, neuropathy and other adverse effects of treatment. The mechanism of action of IVC, as well as preliminary studies, have shown the potential for IVC to improve patient outcomes. (NOTE: definitive evidence of prolonged survival of has not been established in double blind, placebo-controlled trials. IVC is not FDA approved for the treatment of Cancer).
At Intellectual Medicine we also have cutting-edge combinations of Alpha Lipoic Acid, often used in combination with high-dose vitamin C. Each agent has a different mechanism of action that has been shown to be toxic toward cancer cells. By combining them into one treatment protocol, there is the potential for enhanced benefit.
In addition to fighting cancer, we will help support the strength and vigor of your body. Using advanced nutritional, intravenous supplements, and in some cases hormonal support, you can maintain your energy and vitality while fighting cancer.
Subcutaneous Viscum (Mistletoe) therapy is another widely used complementary treatment that supports immune function and can be used to aid in the fight.
Cancer Secondary Prevention
At Intellectual Medicine, we believe that in some cases, cancer can behave less like an acute illness, and more like a chronic relapsing condition. All too often after remission has occurred, cancer will go into a period of hibernation only to come out again. At the moment of relapse, the cancer can be more difficult to treat and present in an advanced stage.
The philosophy of our approach is motivated by our appreciation that supporting your health, and your immune system, in a sustainable manner may help to give you more resilience toward a cancer relapse, or potentially from developing a second primary malignancy.
It is generally agreed that the best time to attack cancer is when it is early in its evolution. However, by the time cancer has become large enough to be seen by most imaging, it has already been growing for some time, in some cases for years. The formation of cancer cells into a tumor gives the cancer a formidable defense mechanism against being eradicated by your own immune system.
Since cancer starts at a cellular level, our “secondary prevention” theory is an attempt to attack cancer on a regular, intermittent basis when it may be at an undetectable, cellular level. We believe that the cancer is more vulnerable at this stage, before it has become symptomatic or even visible. Unlike conventional radiation and chemotherapy, treatments and therapies offered at Intellectual Medicine work with your body in a way that is non-toxic and can be used indefinitely.
It must be emphasized that doing regular infusion-based health support, Mistletoe, and oral supplement therapy is not FDA approved to prevent cancer. There have also been no double-blind placebo-controlled studies to prove its effectiveness. However, infusion-based health support is based upon laboratory research, ongoing case studies, and the known properties of intravenous Vitamin C, as well as a strong record of safety.
By joining Intellectual Medicine secondary prevention program you become part of a pioneering cohort of survivors. Not only are we targeting a longer and healthier lifespan for you individually, but your journey will become part of a contribution to the general knowledge of cancer prevention. Treatment cycles are generally organized into 6- or 12-month time frames.
Weekly infusions of combination Alpha Lipoic Acid and Intravenous Vitamin C (ALA/IVC), along with weekly subcutaneous injections of Mistletoe are recommended for patients with stage III or IV cancer, or those with particularly aggressive forms of malignancy.
This is for individuals who have established stability of their cancer throughout the high-intensity protocol, or who have a less aggressive type or stage of cancer. ALA/IVC infusions are given every 2 weeks. Continuation of weekly subcutaneous mistletoe is recommended.
Monthly IV infusions of ALA/IVC, along with weekly Mistletoe injections are recommended for the majority of cancers in remission.
We encourage open ended maintenance for people who are in recovery from cancer. This supportive treatment has the objective of assisting to prevent the relapse of the primary cancer, it also has the goal of assisting to reduce the possibility of a new primary cancer occurring.
These preventative protocols have been designed based upon the best judgment of THE DRIPBaR medical directors. Information is informed by literature review, existing client experiences, and the experience of other clinicians in their treatment centers.
We believe in having our clients choose the treatment approach that best fits their life. Secondary prevention should be part of a sustainable plan for healthcare maintenance.
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