What is the IPT?


of breast cancer cells were in S-phase compared to 37% in the control group.

IPT has recently become especially popular in it's use against cancer. Put simply, the administration of insulin will open the cells – making it much easier for the cells to respond to the dose of medication. As a result, much lower doses of the essential, prescribed medication is needed. In the case of cancer, mainly chemotherapy agents are used, either those that have been shown to work well for the kind of cancer being treated, or others that have been identified by a chemotherapy sensitivity test.

The lower dosage results in significantly fewer side effects, such as hair loss or vomiting. Please also see FAQ section for details on published studies.

IPT can also be used in conjunction with other indications and medications. For example, in chronic infections, bacteria tends to hide inside cells and as a result conventional antibiotic treatment is not very effective. Therefore, given a case of a bacterial infection that does not heal, this method is appropriate: it opens the cells so that the antibiotics can also reach the bacteria hidden there – for example the Borrelia bacteria transmitted by tick bites. Even chronic viral diseases in which the viruses are entrenched inside a cell, can be treated by a IPT-trained doctor.

As a result, IPT offers the possibility to treat certain diseases, which are normally treated with medicines that have highly-undesirable side effects, in much smaller doses, thereby significantly reducing these adverse effects. For more information please feel free to read the indications of IPT.

The abbreviation IPT stands for ”Insulin Potentiated Therapy“ and it describes the practice of combining insulin with other drugs to achieve special effects. In that way, insulin "potentiates" (potentiates: intensifies, multiplies) the effect of other drugs.

What are the Mechanisms of IPT?

If antibiotics or chemotherapy are administered in conventional dosages, there is no guarantee that the drugs will penetrate into malignant cells. For example, a common cancer drug has a toxic effect on the whole body with very aggressive side effects in most patients.

Ironically, conventional therapy can fail because it breaks down the body's intelligent systems that otherwise protect it from disease. Numerous antibiotics and chemo-therapies are extremely damaging to our body's immune system.

Additionally, conventional dosing, (especially in the case of chemotherapy infusions), usually affects bone marrow. Bone marrow functionality (how our white blood cells are made), can be impaired and in many cases leads to a critical reduction in white blood cell counts.

IPT as a ”Hack“ of the Cell Membrane

A much gentler way to administer antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs is to – in a way – ”hack“ the cell membrane of a malignant cell. The administration of insulin causes a controlled, short-term lowering of blood sugar levels, resulting in the opening of special receptors in the cell membrane since the malignant cells are now increasing their craving for their main nutrient, glucose.

The patient is injected on an empty stomach with a precisely calculated amount of insulin. Thus the organism is signaled that in a short time cell-essential nutrients will be available and the cell membranes are opened for food intake. As insulin is the general "door opener" of cells, this means that with the help of this hormone, not only nutrients, but also drugs can be introduced in very targeted and well-dosed amounts into the cells. This door-opener effect enables targeted intake of up to a 80-fold reduced dosage of the corresponding drug, which is administered with the addition of glucose. The IPT is thereby able to ”hack“ the cell membrane, so to speak, and to inject a low-dose drug, gently and purposefully as a kind of ”Trojan“ into the cell nucleus.

On the one hand, IPT causes a kind of ”cell hack“ and on the other hand it is able to inject low-dose antibiotics or chemotherapeutics as ”Trojans“ directly into the cells to fight hidden viruses or bacteria or cancer cells highest precision and power to eliminate.

Overview over IPT

Why More is Less
For example, the low dosage of cytostatics or antibiotics and other medicines, as made possible by the IPT, does not only decrease side effects many times over, but the patient can also usually receive the treatment quicker (once or even twice a week). Thus, in the case of a tumor disease, the cancer cells have much less time to regenerate and to continue to multiply.

IPT Protects the Immune System
While malignant and abnormal cells are being targeted and intensely combated, trillions of healthy cells are spared. This is even despite a possible increase in infusion intervals due to the relatively low doses compared to conventional methods. In this way, an important and intelligent power of the healing process is retained: the immune system.

IPT – Embedded in a Complementary Medical Treatment Framework
It is therefore only logical that the IPT is integrated into a holistic treatment concept in our practice, which always aims at strengthening the immune system, revitalizing the body, as well as reconciling it with soul and spirit through a variety of accompanying and complementary medical measures.

History of the IPT

After German pathologist, Paul Langerhans, first discovered so-called islets cells in the tissue of the pancreas at the end of the 19th century, research began on the hormone, insulin (derived from the Latin word ”insula“ – island). In 1923, Frederick Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of insulin.

In the 1930’s, Mexican military doctor Donato Perez Garci­a also sought out new ways to improve the health of the soldiers entrusted to him and was looking for new treatments against syphilis. Syphilis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria and transmitted through sexual contact, whose prevalence was considerable during that time. While today a syphilis infection is relatively easy to treat with the help of antibiotics, at the time of Dr. med. Garci­a, one would have worked with the highly-toxic mercury compound, Salvan, which – just as in today’s chemotherapy – was able to strike some of the hostile bacteria, but at the same time, also destroyed healthy tissue and cells. In addition, syphilis bacteria often nest in the interior of the cells, making them unreachable even with deliberate, massive Salvan poisoning. Syphilis, therefore, after years of suffering, often led to death.

Dr. Donato Perez Garcia studierte die zu diesem Zeitpunkt neuen und bahnbrechenden Erkenntnisse bzgl. des Insulins ausführlich und testete die Substanz zunächst an sich selbst. Er selbst gesundete von einem chronischen, durch Bakterien verursachten Durchfall mit starkem Gewichtsverlust innerhalb weniger Monate. Diese Selbsterfahrung sollte der Grundstein für eine immer ausgefeiltere Insulintherapie und eine immer größere werdende Palette an Krankheitsbildern werden, die erfolgreich mit der IPT behandelt wurden. So heilte er daraufhin die Syphilis mit niedrigen Dosen der damals gebräuchlichen, jedoch extrem nebenwirkungsreichen Salvan-Medikamente im Rahmen der IPT und konnte nachweisen, dass die Medikamente bei dieser Behandlung auch in das Gehirn gelangen, weil auch die Blut-Hirnschanke im Unterzucker durchlässig wird.

Dr. Donato Perez Garci­a extensively studied the new and groundbreaking findings around insulin at the time and first tested the substance on himself. As a result, he was able to recover from chronic, bacterial-induced diarrhea which had caused severe weight loss in just a few months. This self-discovery was to be the cornerstone for an increasingly-sophisticated insulin therapy and an ever-growing array of conditions successfully treated with IPT. In utilizing IPT, he was able to cure syphilis with a low-dosage of the then common, but extremely side effect-dense drug, Salvan. He was able to show in this treatment that the drug also reached the brain, because the blood-brain barrier becomes permeable during lower sugar levels.

”IPT is a dynamic treatment. Each treatment is tailor-made and adjusted to the the patient's individual condition.“
Dr. Donato Perez Garcia

Over the years, Dr. Garci­a became a developer and leading expert on insulin-potentiated therapy in Latin America and has written numerous scientific papers and books about it. The fact that the IPT, despite his meticulous and expansive work, did not immediately receive the necessary recognition, may be due to the fact that, concurrently, a new generation of antibiotics conquered the medical market, which replaced Salvan (in particular) and removed the horrible notion of being infected with syphilis at the time.

Since the 1940’s, only after successfully treating an increasing number of cancer patients (therein developing binding schemes, refining his methodology), and subsequently having his son, grandson and other physicians take over his technical and medical knowledge, was the initial evidence foundation for the IPT in South America built. Over the following decades, thousands of patients, most of them cancer patients, have successfully been treated with IPT.

Only 70 years later, (and this is not unusual in medicine, especially when developing a therapeutic method outside of a financially-powerful industry!), in the year 2000, was his grandson, Dr. med. Donato Garci­a Perez III. able to begin teaching IPT in comprehensive seminars in Europe. Martin Lee is one of only a few physicians in Germany who not only applies, but also helps to develop and promote IPT.

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