IPT: a magic gun?
doctors have used insulin for everything,"
SGA, MD told me the first time I met him. And he was not
A distinguishing feature of IPT (insulin
potentiation therapy) is that it
reportedly works so well for such a remarkably wide spectrum of diseases, across the whole
range of human pathologies. Just four doctors have spent much of their
professional lives practicing IPT and exploring its envelope of
applications. But in their lifetimes they have boldly tried IPT for more
different conditions than most doctors ever see in their practices. Early successes
boosted their enthusiasm, and later successes increased their confidence.
And their results have been consistently good during more than 130 doctor-years over seven
most cases, they have claimed, IPT has shown dramatically improved
results, as long as there was already a helpful drug available that they could
use -- and often even if there wasn't.
Even if a drug usually has harmful side effects in normal usage, IPT
has seemed to make it possible to reduce the dose, eliminate the side effects, and still have
the same or even better positive effects.
Imagine a doctor who has always
been looking for a "magic bullet" for each disease he
treats. Then imagine handing him a "magic gun" (Dr. SGA's
expression). It uses regular bullets (medications). But in whatever
direction he shoots, these regular bullets have magical effects. After he uses
this gun a few times, will he ever want to go back?
It is very improbable that any
doctor will ever use IPT for all the diseases listed in this section. Most
doctors will choose their own specialties, although a few may choose to be
general IPT practitioners.
Browse this section of IPTQ, and
you will see why Dr. Paquette called IPT the
"Medicine of Hope", and why Dr. SGA calls it the "Medicine of
Panacea or just good medicine?
The apparent wide applicability of IPT has
been a blessing for many patients. But, ironically, it has also been a hurdle
for IPT's credibility to overcome. IPT is reported to work for just too
many things. Many people are very wary and skeptical of apparent
panaceas. The general feeling is that panaceas do not and could not exist. In
fact the word panacea ("cures everything") conjures up visions of snake oil and opium salesmen of the 19th
On the other hand, people have no difficulty with
there being some things that seem to help in the healing of virtually all
diseases: rest, good diet, proper elimination, moderate exercise, positive attitude,
happy social life, laughter, and, yes, breathing. These things could be considered
panaceas, although they usually are not called such. It could be that IPT
synergistically taps into a number of fundamental mechanisms of the human body, including
metabolism, blood chemistry, immune function, detoxification, and membrane
transport. (See How IPT Works.) If this is so,
then it would not be so hard to accept that IPT, like good diet and rest, helps in
the treatment of such a wide variety of diseases.
Perez Garcia do not claim that IPT is a
panacea. It only appears to be one, on first impression, because of its diversity of
applications. Not all of their patients have been success stories. Diabetic
people require special care based on experience to achieve good results. People whose liver or immune system is destroyed do not usually do
well. Diseases for which there is not a known drug treatment (no matter how toxic)
most likely will not respond. Patients too close to death may not
have the physical resources to recover, although IPT can reduce their suffering and increase their quality of life in the time that remains. Negative patient attitude may reduce the success rate
of IPT. And some diseases and conditions are probably not appropriate for IPT
treatment. All these relationships will become clearer as more research is done, and
as more doctors try IPT in their practices.
In conclusion, then, IPT is not a
panacea, but it does appear to be good medicine, and in many cases, better
Broader scope, not narrower
I could have limited this website
to just one or a few of the reported or possible applications of IPT. And
that might have made this story easier for many people to digest.
But I feel it is important not to
leave anything out, even where there is just the slightest anecdotal evidence,
even a single mention by one IPT doctor. I have included applications where
we do not know what drugs were used, or how IPT might have achieved the reported
Some of these applications may
turn out to be impractical or invalid. But if any of them turn out to be
real and valid, the benefits could be very great, and I would not want to be the
one to hide them. I do not want to generate false hopes, but I also do not
want to close any potentially fruitful doorways.
If someone does not try IPT for
these applications, we will never know whether or not it will work. And if
the possibility is not mentioned on this site, it is much less likely to be
investigated. The doctors who have used IPT have reported that it is
very safe, and that results are seen quickly if it is
going to work. So even if it is tried for a little while and does not work for a particular
case or disease, little has been risked or lost.
About this section of IPTQ
The web pages under this one cover the wide
range of diseases that IPT has reportedly treated. In the Possibilities
section, there are also pages on diseases and
branches of medicine that might reasonably be expected to benefit from IPT, based on
experience with other diseases and conditions. Whatever evidence we have
is clearly cited or linked to, and speculation is clearly designated as
This is not intended to be an IPT
treatise or encyclopedia, although it might be the seed of one. This is only a dynamic,
preliminary compilation, with links to information scattered throughout the IPTQ
website. It is a work in progress. The database will grow as we add
more books and manuscripts by Drs. Perez Garcia 1 and 2, other material in the archives,
and many reports to come.
conditions are organized here by type ( cancer, infection, veterinary, etc.) and by system of
the body (circulatory, genitourinary, etc.) More pages will be added, and pages will be
expanded and reorganized as more information surfaces, and as we figure out
better organization schemes.
On the subject of speculation:
"Many of the views which have been advanced are highly speculative, and some no doubt, will prove
erroneous; but I have in every case, given the reasons which have led me to one view rather than
to another. . . False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure
long, but false views; if supported by evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary
pleasure in proving their falseness."
--- Charles Darwin