Cancer Therapy

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IV Vitamin C
Mistletoe Therapy
Chinese Herbs
Acupuncture
Chinese Food Therapy
IV Vitamin C

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C Therapy involves the administration of Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream. This delivery system is very powerful because it allows the plasma concentration of Vitamin C to reach levels high enough to kill cancer cells.

  • Vitamin C at high blood concentrations works as a pro-oxidant rather than an anti-oxidant. When given intravaneously, Vitamin C has been shown to generate the production of hydrogen peroxide that directly kills cancer cells in the early stages of cancer.
  • IV Vitamin C can also be used as a primary cancer therapy when conventional cancer therapy is not possible due to adverse side effects, weakness of the patient and when conventional treatment has proven ineffective. It is often combined with acupuncture and other alternative therapies (herbal medicine, nutritional therapies) for the treatment of cancer.
  • IV Vitamin C is commonly used with conventional cancer therapies to prevent and decrease the adverse effects of conventional cancer therapies. It can be safely combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, before, during and after treatment. It can also be given before and after surgery to decrease development of metastatic disease and to boost immune function post-operatively.
  • Each animal is evaluated as an individual. In general, the dose and dosing interval of IV Vitamin C will vary depending on the type and severity of cancer present, the animals condition, other therapies given and whether the animal will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy at the same time as Vitamin C therapy.
  • Intravenous access is achieved by placing a small venous catheter into a vein in the animal’s front or rear leg. Infusion time can range from 1-3 hours in duration depending on the dose.
  • For additional information view these articles:

Oral Liposomal Vitamin C is administered orally in between IV Vitamin C treatments to continue the effects of IV treatments and support immune function.

If you are interested in reading more about this treatment, here are some more reading materials.

Mistletoe Therapy
  • Mistletoe is an injection based cancer therapy
  • Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic shrub that was originally introduced for the treatment of cancer in humans in the 1920’s by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophical medicine. Iscador and Helixor are injectable extracts of mistletoe specifically formulated to treat cancer
  • Clinically, mistletoe has been found to work equally well for the treatment of cancer in domesticated dogs and cats. In addition to direct anti-cancer effects, mistletoe can help decrease the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, enhance immune function to help fight cancer, relieve pain associated with tumors, prolong survival times and promote a high quality of life.
  • It can also be used as a primary cancer therapy when conventional cancer therapy is not possible due to adverse side effects, weakness of the patient and when conventional treatment has proven ineffective.
  • Studies show that mistletoe therapy has a positive effect on the patient’s immune system and quality of life and can improve tolerance of conventional chemotherapies without decreasing their efficacy
  • The mistletoe extract is injected subcutaneously (under the skin), daily and then weekly as a maintenance, similar to how allergy injections are given
  • For More information on Mistletoe: please see www.iscador.com, www.misteltherapie.de and, www.helixor.com

Here are some reading materials on the use of Mistletoe Therapy:

Chinese Herbs
  • Many Chinese herbs have been determined to be effective as potent biological response modifiers. Biological response modifiers (also known as immunotherapy), enhance the activity of the immune system to increase the body’s natural defense mechanisms against cancer.
  • Chinese herbs can work synergistically with chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments to prevent recurrence of malignancies, stop metastasis, prolong remission and survival times and decrease adverse effects such as: anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, anemia and low white blood cell counts caused by many conventional anti-cancer drugs.
  • Chinese herbs can be used alone to treat cancer as a primary therapy in cases where chemotherapy or radiation therapy would be too toxic to the animal due to age and condition.
  • Chinese herbs are safe with little to no incidence of side effects when prescribed by a qualified herbalist. They can be also be used in combination with mistletoe injectable therapy and IV Vitamin C therapy to improve therapeutic results.
  • For more information on Chinese Herbal Therapy click here.
Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture treatments are generally given as an adjunct to support conventional and other alternative cancer treatments. Acupuncture can reduce the side effects of chemo and radiation, such as anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and to control pain. Acupuncture is often combined with herbal medicine to rebuild the body from the damage done by chemotherapy and radiation, to prevent metastasis and improve overall quality of life.
Chinese Food Therapy
  • Cancer patients have special nutritional needs due to the severe nature of their disease and its global effects on the body. Some foods actually contribute to the development of cancer while other foods reduce it. In general, it is important to decrease the amount of grain carbohydrates in dogs and cats with cancer and to give high quality protein and the right kind of fats.
  • A diet made with a variety of fresh, whole unprocessed and unpreserved ingredients provide optimal nutrition for dogs and cats, the same as for human beings. A balanced diet is achieved by giving a variety of foods instead of feeding the same things day after day. Based on clinical experience, this approach to nutrition has been found to be the best for the treatment of cancer in animals, similar to that in humans.
  • Each animal is looked at as an individual and the recommendations made are based on Chinese food energetics, species, initial condition and disease. It is important to note that the science of veterinary nutrition is still being developed and no one knows the optimal nutritional requirements for healthy pets at this point in time.
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