What Is IPT Therapy?

IPT Cancer Therapy

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IPT, or insulin potentiation therapy, is a low dose form of chemotherapy that works with insulin in the body to more easily penetrate cell membranes during cancer treatment.

It is a gentle way to administer chemotherapy that includes little to none of the side effects associated with the traditional approach. Treatment with IPT has yielded results in fighting a wide variety of the most aggressive cancers, including lung and colon cancers.

How Does IPT Work?

Insulin potentiation therapy works with the body’s own endocrine system, utilizing the role of insulin in cancer cell and tumor growth. By targeting insulin receptors located on the cell membrane, IPT opens the cell membrane so that cancer-fighting drugs can be delivered and readily absorbed.

Put simply, IPT allows the cells to absorb the drugs used in conjunction with chemotherapy, in the same way that the cells would otherwise absorb glucose (a cancer feeding agent in the body).

The Role of Glucose in IPT Therapy: Two-Fold

Sugar, or glucose, is associated with tumor growth and the spread of cancerous cells in the body.

Sugar plays an important role in cancer development and a unique role in fighting cancer as well.

IPT therapy takes advantage of the unique role that glucose plays in the tumor growth and development process by using glucose to put cancer cells in a very compromising position.

This phenomenon is also observed by PET scans. In a PET scan, a drug known as a tracer is used to locate and highlight cancerous cells and malignancies. Combined with sugar water, this tracer is a radioactive agent that is drawn directly to the tumor by way of glucose.

By triggering a temporary drop in blood sugar, IPT delivers chemotherapy drugs in conjunction with insulin.

After cell membranes are targeted and opened by way of IPT, a small amount of glucose is delivered.

Cancer cells, prepared and ready to feed off of the body’s glucose will readily absorb the chemotherapy drugs. The cancer-fighting drugs are absorbed easily and fully by the cells, as if they were absorbing the glucose these cells crave to develop into malignant tumors.

Is IPT a Form of Low-Dose Chemotherapy?

An added benefit of IPT lies within the reduced dosage of chemotherapy drugs administered during the process, making IPT a form of low-dose chemotherapy.

Because insulin potentiation therapy is able to target cell membranes and allow for ready absorption, about one-tenth of the dosage used in conventional chemotherapy is required.

In this way, cancer cells are targeted directly with little toxic side effects to the body because this reduced dosage leaves little to no chemotherapy drugs behind to roam free and damage the immune system.

What is Potentiation and What Is The Role of Potentiation in IPT?

In the context of IPT, ”potentiation” refers to the ability to maximize the effect of chemotherapy drugs administered in the disease-fighting process.

Chemotherapy drugs delivered to cell membranes benefit from the mechanism of increased absorption in IPT, in conjunction with the delivery of glucose.

In other words, potentiation is achieved by way of the temporary drop in blood sugar and more easily permeated cell membrane during therapy. IPT is unique in that it can also penetrate the blood-brain barrier.

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If you would like to learn more about IPT Therapy in Northern Virginia, you can visit our website at www.mygentlewellness.com. Want to schedule an appointment? Call us at 703-436-1512 or email us at info@mygentlewellness.com.