At the 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.

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

Key Benefits of Natural Cancer Treatments at Gentle Wellness Center

Our holistic cancer treatment options are intended, when possible, to treat underlying causes rather than symptoms to help achieve a more permanent resolution.

Natural cancer therapy utilizes solutions that minimally compromise other aspects of your health while treating the cancer.

Potential Cancer Contributors and Solutions


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.


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.

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.

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.

Less-invasive direct therapies include therapeutic injections, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, herbal therapies (e.g., mistletoe), and insulin potentiation therapy or IPT. IPT, an experimental therapy developed by Dr. Donato Perez Garcia, is a very low-dose chemotherapy (two to 10 percent the standard dosage) preceded by insulin. Because cancer cells have six to 15 times more insulin receptors on their surface than regular cells, the insulin opens channels in the cancer cell membranes wider and makes them more porous any other cell so that the chemotherapy uptake is much greater in these cancer cells than in all other cells. Insulin therapy also brings cancer cells to the most chemotherapeutically susceptible part of their reproductive cycle. Consequently, IPT selectively kills cancer cells while leaving other cells relatively unaffected.

Why Choose Gentle Wellness Center

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.

Meet Joseph Shaw Jones, M.D.

Joseph Shaw Jones, M.D.

Medical Director, Cancer Program
Board Certified Internal Medicine

Joseph Shaw Jones, M.D., is the medical director for Gentle Well Center’s alternative cancer treatment program, which includes infusion services and the IPT (insulin potentiation 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 medicine 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.