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Alternative Cancer Treatments

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At Gentle Wellness Center – a premier alternative cancer treatment center on the east coast – we believe that effective cancer treatment involves more than just addressing symptoms and tumors; we believe that physicians must also detect and eliminate the underlying cause(s) in order to better achieve a non-recurrent outcome.

Assessing each underlying cause of a patient’s cancer and eliminating each cause will make the body’s systems and biochemistry stronger and more effective at fighting the cancer.

Underlying causes of cancer include toxins, infections, nutrient deficiencies or excesses, emotional or stress issues, energetic disturbances, or genetic imprints on the DNA from illness in previous generations.

Benefits of Alternative Cancer Treatments

Our alternative cancer treatments options are intended, when possible, to treat underlying causes rather than symptoms to help achieve a more permanent resolution. Alternative cancer treatments utilize solutions that minimally compromise other aspects of your health while treating the cancer.

  • Less side effects from treatment
  • Strengthen your immune system instead of destroying it with Chemo
  • Be able to live your life normally during treatments

Alternative Cancer Treatments At Gentle Wellness Center

Direct Tumor Therapies

When combined with adjunctive therapies that stimulate the body to more productively combat a tumor or cancer, direct-tumor therapy can be very effective. Patients should weigh the risks and benefits of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation along with natural or low-dose therapies, recognizing that these therapies may compromise the normal function of the body.

IPT Therapy

An experimental therapy developed by Dr. Donato Perez Garcia, is a very low-dose chemotherapy (2 to 10 percent the standard dosage) preceded by a glucose stimulating hormone. Because cancer cells have six to 15 times more glucose stimulating hormone receptors on their surface than regular cells, the glucose stimulating hormone opens channels in the cancer cell membranes wider and makes them more porous than any other cell so that the chemotherapy uptake is much greater in these cancer cells than in all other cells. IPT therapy also brings cancer cells to the most chemo-therapeutically susceptible part of their reproductive cycle. Consequently, IPT selectively kills cancer cells while leaving other cells relatively unaffected. Learn More About IPT Therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy bodily fluids like the plasma in your blood to absorb much larger quantities of oxygen, notably increasing oxygen uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, organs, and brain. This helps reduce cancer growth, improve delivery of cancer drugs to tumors, stimulate stem cells, reduce inflammation, replenishes damaged tissues, and improves the immune system. Learn More About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

Establishing a diet that is rich in cancer-fighting vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and low in compounds that increase cancer risks is essential to support IPT Cancer Treatments and other alternative cancer therapies. Through our cancer nutritional program our nutritional coach will teach you about these powerful cancer-fighting foods and give you the information you need to make better nutritional choices during your treatment. Learn More About Cancer Nutritional Program

High Dose Vitamin C Therapy

Elevating vitamin C levels to 70 to 100 times higher than oral vitamin C, IV therapy has been shown to kill cancer cells. Intravenous treatments help kick naturally-occurring hydrogen peroxide into high gear, where it acts as an oxidant, destroying both cancer and other foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Learn More About IV Vitamin C

Adjunctive Therapies

Far Infrared Light Therapy (Infrared Sauna)

Utilizing therapeutic light rays, far infrared light therapy (infrared sauna) detoxifies and heals the body while stimulating healthy effects in both the body and the mind. Elevating the surface temperature of the body, the light rays enhance healthy functionality. Often referred to as Reiki healing, far infrared light therapy has been used for centuries as a natural healing technique. Learn More About Infrared Sauna

Colon Hydrotherapy

Designed to alleviate a variety of health conditions and symptoms, hydrotherapy cleanses the colon of impacted or putrefactive fecal matter. Not only has it been proven to reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhea and constipation, as well as fatigue, gas, skin problems, and headaches, colon hydrotherapy also allows the immune system to better defend the body against disease. Learn More About Colon Hydrotherapy

Chelation Therapy

Heavy metals interact with the body’s chemistry and mechanics. Chelation therapy is a medical procedure in which the practitioner introduces a chelating agent into the patient’s body, either orally or intravenously. The chelating agent binds to heavy metals. The patient’s body then excretes the bound heavy metals from the body. Learn More About Chelation Therapy

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Nutritional deficiencies should be corrected. We encourage patients to take in essential amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, water, essential fatty acids, electrolytes, and unprocessed sugars (e.g., Ambrotose). We recommend substituting poor nutritional uptake with pure, whole organic foods and supplements, which decreases allergic or sensitivity responses. Intravenous therapy gets the pure nutrients directly into the bloodstream and avoids a dysfunctional gastrointestinal system. These unprocessed, essential nutrients are the building blocks that allow the body to function correctly, heal, and repair itself.


We identify the source of toxins in your environment – your home or workplace – or in your body, whether that means the oral cavity, gut, organs, or tissues. After eliminating the source of the toxins, the patient undergoes an extensive detoxification program to remove the accumulated toxins from the affected areas.


Bacteria, viruses, fungi/yeast, mycoplasma, and other organisms can cause infections. We eliminate the source of these microbes and transform the body’s inner terrain into one that promotes the growth of only healthy microbes.

Treatment options include:

  • Introducing healthy microbes (probiotics)
  • Raising oxygen levels through breathing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hydrogen peroxide, or concentrated oxygen
  • Importing immune-enhancing antimicrobial supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies
  • We utilize antibiotics or antiviral pharmaceuticals only occasionally. Antiviral and antibiotic medications have many limitations and can produce a number of adverse side effects. These medicines can be very effective when used as indicated and when antimicrobials are ineffective.
Emotional Issues

Everyday emotional stresses and our emotional history can compromise the body’s systems, especially the immune and autonomic nervous systems. Helpful stress-relieving techniques may include meditation, yoga, stress management, psychoneurobiology, family constellation therapy, and Tapas acupressure. Almost all cancers have an emotional component that cannot be ignored in cancer therapy.

Financial Help For Alternative Cancer Treatments

Gentle Wellness Center accepts financing options for our patients thru Life Credit Company and/or Care Credit.

Why Choose Gentle Wellness Center for Your Alternative Cancer Treatments?

When weighing treatment options as a way of achieving sustained healing for cancer, patients should consider treatment with a more integrated approach that includes strengthening the body’s natural ability to fight cancer, eliminating the underlying causes, and fighting the tumor or cancer cells directly.

Our alternative cancer treatment center is ideal for patients seeking a more holistic or less invasive approach to cancer treatment, and for those who have had limited or poor results using standard cancer therapies.

Joseph Shaw Jones

Medical Director, Cancer Program
Board Certified Internal Medicine

Joseph Shaw Jones, M.D., is the medical director for Gentle Wellness Center’s alternative cancer treatment program, which includes infusion services and the IPT Therapy program. He also oversees the hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber and provides general internal medicine services at Gentle Wellness Center.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Jones graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984 where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Wake Forest University Medical Center, and practiced as a clinical gastroenterologist for 10 years. Dr. Jones remains board eligible in the discipline. He is also a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and the European Academy for IPT.

Among the services Dr. Jones provides at Gentle Wellness:

  • Cancer treatment (low-dose chemotherapy)
  • Chelation therapy
  • General internal medicine
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

Dr. Jones seeks the best combination of conventional therapies and alternative cancer treatments in a truly integrative fashion. He recognizes that time spent talking with his patients and family members, explaining the sometimes complex health issues that are present, is time well spent. He is an advocate of a patient’s right to decide what goes in to their bodies, and believes that a well-informed patient supported by a caring practitioner can make better choices in their medical care.