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Insulin potentiation therapy

Insulin potentiation therapy is a safe and effective therapy method to treat cancer or chronic infections with relatively low doses of specific drugs (cancer killing agents or antibiotics) under low blood sugar conditions, using insulin. 

Insulin is our body´s natural hormone that regulates blood sugar metabolism and opens the cells of our body for glucose. Insulin lowers the blood sugar level and raises the uptake of sugar into the cells. 

Cancer cells have up to 20 times more insulin receptors on their surface than normal cells. Cancer cells are highly specialized to metabolize sugar as their main form of food. IPT uses that extreme need for sugar and takes advantage of it. Insulin opens the cancer cells channels for glucose and the specific drug that is given at the same time. The amplification of the glucose and drug uptake into cancer cells (or chronically infected cells) through Insulin induced low blood sugar makes it possible to reduce the doses of the specific drugs down to 10-15% of the normal dosage that are used in orthodox chemotherapy. That is why side effects of IPT are so little and many times not even noticeable.  

In orthodox chemotherapy the side effects of the toxic drugs define the limitation of it. Standard chemotherapy uses dosages that are not only toxic for cancer cells but cause significant side effects that eventually make the continuation of the therapy impossible. Orthodox chemotherapy fails often because it is too little specific and causes too much collateral damage to all the healthy cells of the organism. 

IPT can make chemotherapeutic drugs more specific, by raising the uptake into the target cells by up to many hundred percent. In vitro studies with human breast cancer cells in a Petri dish, published in 1981 showed, that Methotrexate, a standard chemotherapy drug, was up to 10000 times more effective under IPT conditions compared to standard conditions (1).

Through the manifold higher uptake of the drug, when given with IPT, much less of the active remedy is needed, and far fewer side effects are experienced. The word “potentiate” means that one drug (insulin) enhances the effectiveness of another drug (chemotherapy) and thus far less of the chemotherapy is needed. This results in fewer side effects and a more specific cancer affecting treatment. 

In its applications, physicians who use IPT feel that it offers a comparable level of clinical success compared to orthodox full-dose chemotherapy, but typically without the side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and immune suppression.

IPT was developed in Mexico during the 1930 by Dr. Donato Perez Garcia Sr. Ever since it has been used in clinics around the globe and helped ten-thousands of patients looking for non-toxic alternatives to treat cancer or chronic infections. 

At Arcadiaclinic we offer IPT with both natural anti-cancer agents (such as turmeric, artesunate, ginger extract and others) and/or low dose chemotherapy with orthodox drugs (in 10-15% of the dosage given in standard protocols). We offer our patients IPT as a safe and powerful element of our holistic treatment and tailor a protocol for each patient in an individual manner, adapted to each patient´s individual needs and preferences.


1) (Alabaster O, Vonderhaar BK, Shafie SM, Metabolic modification by Insulin enhances methotrexate cytotoxicity in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. Eur J Cancer Clin oncl 17:1097-1103, 1981)

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Literature: Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy by Ross A. Hauser (2002-06-03) Ross A. Hauser, Marion A. Hauser 


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