Our complementary treatment approach for cancer patients is based on four pillars:
- Direct cancer cell killing by specific phytotherapy (plant-based treatment)
- Immune system restoration as well as modulation
Depending on an individual patient’s needs, these four treatment pillars are sometimes combined with enzyme therapy, hyperthermia or fever therapy, and detoxifying treatments. In addition, our medical experts may suggest necessary lifestyle changes, dietary treatment measures, specific exercise programmes, and psycho-oncology therapy proven beneficial.
The combined effects of these complementary cancer treatment methods can be utilized to increase efficacy of standard cancer therapies in various ways. For example, our plant-based treatment protocols with indole-3-carbinol extracted from cruciferous vegetables, artemisinin extracted from Artemisia annua, epigallocatechin gallate extracted from green tea, and isoflavones as well as various plant sterols – all have been shown to improve chemotherapy efficacy and reduce tolerance development against several chemotherapy drugs. At the same time, these phytotherapy substances exert significant anti-cancer effects themselves, work as antioxidants, and reduce inflammation – all helpful to restore the patient’s immune system function and reduce side effects of toxic conventional cancer therapies.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may be suppressed effectively by ginger, cannabinoids, fennel, scutellaria baicalensis, and other plant extracts, or by acupuncture and homeopathic remedies. Pain and associated anxiety, as well as difficulties sleeping will respond well to specific phytotherapy (for example cannabidiol) and melatonin.
Chemotherapy induced ulcerations in the mouth (mucositis) can be treated successfully with essential oils of peppermint and lavender, which contain powerful anti-fungal properties that help eliminate oral yeast infections. Hot flashes, as side effects of hormonal therapy, can be mitigated with black cohosh, red clover, ginseng, and evening primrose oil. Dry mouth issues, after chemotherapy or radiation of the head and neck can be treated successfully with Biotene products in combination with herbal decoctions from Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as Shennongbaijie, Jiaweizengye, and Sanganhuayin.
In addition to the utilization of our above listed four pillars of complementary cancer treatment, our team of medical specialists is constantly researching new and innovative cancer treatments that might still be considered experimental. We do not shy away from the extra administrative effort to design and administer treatments for individual patients on the basis of the so-called “compassionate drug use”, meaning the utilization of an experimental drug outside of clinical trials to treat patients with serious or life-threatening diseases.
For example, we utilize so-called “repurposed” drugs and drug combinations to manipulate the delicate acid-base-balance of cancer cells or special metabolic pathways that are promising to exert more efficient cancer cell killing with less side effects. For metastatic cancer patients who have exhausted all conventional therapies, we use a combination of an old blood-pressure medicine and an oral anti-diabetic drug. When given together, this combination exerts strong cancer cell killing efficacy in the laboratory and in animal studies. While treating a small group of stage IV cancer patients with this experimental combination therapy, we already observed very encouraging clinical results: The treatment stopped cancer progression in all patients. A wonderful gift to those who were told their time had run out…
For metastatic and castration-resistant prostate cancer patients we are using a protocol with high dose oral zinc supplementation in combination with a zinc ionophore that carries zinc to the prostate cancer cells and cabergoline, a medication that reduces plasma prolactin levels. This combination is administered together with our well known phytotherapy protocol (high dose of Aeskulap-Sitosterol-Mix, Curcumin combi, BioBran and Aeskulap Modified Citrus Pectin) with great clinical success. About 65% of men with metastatic and castration-resistant prostate cancer respond, and many of those enjoy long-lasting cancer control.
It is the combined knowledge, huge clinical experience, and the vast network possibilities of our conventional and holistic cancer specialists that provides an enormous advantage for our cancer patients by selecting the best possible treatment, administered by the most suitable practitioner, at the best possible medical institution. We always will go the extra mile for our cancer patients who feel that they reached the “end of the rope”.