Nonsurgical treatment of Appendicitis?
Another major gastrointestinal
problem that has been successfully treated by IPT, as reported by Dr. Perez Garcia 1, is something
that I think has never been reported anywhere else in the medical literature: the
non-surgical treatment of appendicitis. Apparently he was able to
quickly control the infection and inflammation, thereby avoiding surgery and its long
recovery time, and its attendant dangers of secondary infection and adhesions. This
reported use of IPT would be considered almost heresy or malpractice even in today's medicine,
because doctors are trained to proceed to surgery without question. However,
Dr. Perez Garcia 1 included three clinical histories in his self-published 1953 book
He also presented his appendicitis case studies, along with his ulcer cases, to
the 9th National Assembly of Surgeons in Mexico City,
Garcia y Bellon (2) had a
protocol for appendicitis in his practice in 1975.
I hesitated about including this
application for IPT on this website because it would be so controversial and
difficult for most doctors to believe. However, I think it is important to include
here, not only for the potential benefits of a simpler, gentler treatment for
appendicitis, but also because of its implications for treatment of other
A great practical application for this
non-surgical IPT treatment of appendicitis, if it is validated, would be the treatment of
astronauts in space, and other people in remote locations. Drug treatment using IPT
might have lower risk, and allow for more rapid recovery, compared to surgery performed by
inexperienced (or even experienced) personnel.
In light of the reported successful
non-surgical treatment of serious infections and associated inflammations in appendicitis
and ulcers with pyloric stenosis, it strikes me that IPT with antibiotics might also turn out
to be an improved treatment for dirty, infected wounds in battlefield situations, at
remote mines and oilfields, on expeditions, and in other places where surgery might not be readily
accessible. Similarly, it might be a good treatment for gangrene, frostbite, certain
insect and snake bites, and other conditions with inflamed and necrotic tissues.
Using IPT for appendicitis would be controversial and should be approached
with due caution. Perhaps it could be tried first in volunteer patients, while surgeons stand by in
case it does not work.