A.I.M. WELLNESS PLAN
Many factors contribute to the development of cancer and many modalities and substances must be used to reverse it. Nutrition, diet, emotional well-being, and lifestyle must all be examined. Our natural, alternative and integrative therapies strive for the restoration of the immune system, as well as, boost the body's energy, improve elimination of toxins and help your body fight cancer.
Although each patient is individual and unique, some common goals are:
Our initial step is to help deal with the shock of being diagnosed with cancer. We encourage and find it important to establish and utilize a support system like family, friends, health care providers, and others undergoing similar difficulties. We provide methods to help keep a positive attitude.
ADJUCT TO CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION
Your treatment plan will consist of naturopathic / integrative cancer treatments to help chemotherapy and radiation work more effectively, reduce side effects and support the body to be able to target cancer cells more aggressively. Many have wondered why some patients respond better to chemotherapy and radiation than others? The answer lies with the immune system; if a patient creates a stronger immune system they respond better to chemotherapy and radiation treatment. We must work together to improve the immune system, boost the body's energy, improve elimination of toxins and help your body fight cancer. Each person is different and each case is unique. Arizona Integrative Medical Center works with top oncologists and will work together with your primary physician or oncologist to develop an individualized plan for your return to optimal health.
O3/OZONE AND CANCER
Cancer cells have disturbed metabolisms. Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg discovered as far back as 1925 that cancer cells function best in the absence of oxygen, in effect, living on fermentation rather than respiration. Some authors report that tumor cells don't have enough of the proper enzymes to resist ozone's actions.
There are many scientific and anecdotal reports of successful treatment of cancer with ozone therapy. "The logic sustaining the use of oxygen-ozone application to the treatment of carcinomas rests on the strategy of capitalizing on the disturbed metabolism of cancer cells.. In one study, cultured cells of different carcinoma types were compared with non-cancerous human lung fibroblasts on exposure to ozonated air. Lung carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, breast adenocarcinoma, uterine carcinosarcoma and endometrial carcinoma showed 40-90% growth inhibition (depending on the concentration of ozone used). The non-cancerous cells were relatively unaffected. The authors postulate that cancer cells are less able to compensate for the oxidative challenge of ozone than normal cells, possibly by way of a less functional glutathione system.
There are many clinical and anecdotal reports (see below) of ozone. This process is prescribed on a daily basis for several weeks, applied to the treatment of various carcinomatous conditions.
(From Ozone in Medicine: Overview and Future Directions by Gerard V. Sunnen MD)
* I.V. NUTRITION
Nutritional support for cancer patients is imperative. The immune system is an important ally in the fight against cancer, indeed it is the strongest tool we have. Numerous cancer treatments can impair the GI lining, affect the absorption of nutrients, and destroy the immune system. Intravenous nutrition can help patients heal faster, and respond better to chemotherapy and radiation so patients may experience a better quality of life. A healthy immune system can help eliminate the cancer cells that people develop everyday. The objective of Nutritional IV therapy, including Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids is to strategically and scientifically use chemical reactions and interactions of the nutrients (vitamins minerals and amino acids), foods and nutritional supplements to alter or impair the development of cancer cells by interacting with the requirements of cell formation (structure, energy, blood vessels, growth hormones and functions).
Because its activity is non toxic and basic, it does not interfere with conventional therapies but rather complements and enhances the use. Nutritional IV therapy combined with chemotherapy or acting alone, has showed to aid in stopping tumor growth, reducing tumor size, or eliminating tumors while improving one's quality of life.
Each patient is unique (cancer type, stage, and overall health conditions) and therefore, any treatment must be completely customized to each individual. This requires a patient profile and medical history so a thorough analysis of each patient's makeup and needs can be met. Once understood, a customized treatment plan is designed to meet individual requirements for maximum efficiency.