Arthritis is one of the disease types that Dr. Perez Garcia 3
specializes in, because
he has found that he can treat it so successfully with IPT. He told
me that after as few as two IPT treatments, patients with either rheumatoid
arthritis or osteoarthritis experience miraculously fast relief from much or all
of their pain, and a great increase in their mobility. And these results
are not short-lived. They typically last five to seven years, after which
a short course of IPT treatment will again provide long-term relief.
So what is going on here? How can symptoms of a chronic disease go away
so suddenly and for such a long time? As for other diseases that IPT works
so well for, more research is needed. But from the external facts, we can
infer internal mechanisms. Obviously inflammation is rapidly eliminated,
along with the pain it causes. But apparently there is also some sort of
balancing or resetting of the immune system to turn off its autoimmune reactions
for a long time. And I suspect that there is stimulation of
fibroblasts and stem cells, to regenerate rebuild joints and connective tissues.
Whatever the mechanisms, we are left with decades of anecdotes, in two
countries, telling us that somehow IPT works on arthritis, and it works
almost magically well.
I am sure that there are many arthritis patients who, having suffered for
years, would be happy for their doctors to get trained in IPT, and to try it on
them. The risk from gentle IPT treatments is apparently almost zero. And the
results should be obvious, often after the first IPT treatment, and
certainly after two or three. If there are no positive results, at least nothing is
lost, and the patients can go back to their old regimen of daily medications.
All we need is for a few more doctors to try IPT for arthritis, with training
from experienced IPT doctors, and to report their results. If the
results of the pioneer IPT doctors are replicated, then we will have a wonderful
new long-lasting treatment to offer to patients. The kind of treatment we
have always wanted.
Some reported cases of arthritis treated with IPT:
The 1992 patent presents two cases of arthritis:
One case of a woman with unspecified
arthritis, with severe pain in all joints. After 8 IPT treatments, she
enjoyed complete relief from all symptoms for at least three years.
And one case of a woman with
rheumatoid arthritis, of 24 years duration, who, after 4 IPT treatments,
became symptom free for 6 years. Mild symptoms returned, and after one IPT
treatment, she became symptom free again for at least 4 more years.
The 1992 patent also presents a case of a
girl with rheumatic fever from streptococcus infection. After 5
IPT treatments, no more symptoms, and negative lab tests, with no recurrence.
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon (2) had a
protocol for treating
XXXX in his practice in 1975
Dr. Paquette, in his book Medicine of Hope,
has a large section on rheumatic diseases.
He presents 16 cases, including 10 of rheumatoid arthritis, two of osteoarthritis, three of
polyarthritis, and one of osteomyelitis (bone
infection). In most cases, full relief was obtained after just
one or two treatments. There is even one
case of traumatic arthritis, in which aseptic necrosis of the femoral head
apparently regenerated with IPT. Dr. Paquette found that most cases of
arthritis were associated with liver problems, biliary dyskinesia, and chronic
constipation, and worked to quickly detoxify the patients' bodies as part of the
therapy. He found that a healthy diet and lifestyle after treatment could help sustain
[IPTQ Webhost Update
7/11/03: A biliary dyskinesia patient has suggested that Dr. Paquette's
ideas about this condition are incorrect or out of date. She provided
these links for more recent information:
It appears that Dr. Paquette was using this term to refer to a wider range of
problems, "Bad elimination of bile", which IPT might be able to address.]
7/20/00 Two days ago I
became aware of antibiotic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic
diseases, including scleroderma, lupus, polymyositis, Reiter's syndrome,
psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and fibromyalgia. See the
excellent website of the Road Back Foundation
for the protocol, theories, and articles. This is another application of
the new germ
theory of disease. Adding antibiotics to the IPT treatment of
these diseases could rapidly kill the causative bacteria, even in parts of the
body where it is difficult to deliver therapeutic doses of the drugs. IPT
also helps the body detoxify, and so it could perhaps help reduce or avoid
Herxheimer reactions. I predict that using IPT to deliver small doses of
antibiotics will result in faster and longer-lasting (or even permanent)
remission from these diseases.
7/21/00 Dr. Perez Garcia 3 emailed me
yesterday to inform me that he has actually used metronidazole (an antibiotic
and antiparasitic drug) as part of his arthritis protocol, along with small
doses of nonsteroidal antiinflammatories, since 1988. With new information
from the Road Back website he is now planning
to use other antibiotics as well, along with IPT, to see if he gets even better
and faster results.