IPT Fact Sheet
|What it is: Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is a simple
medical procedure that uses the hormone insulin, followed by glucose, to
make a wide variety of drugs work more effectively, in smaller doses, with
reduced or no side effects. Other insulin-related mechanisms
(e.g. detoxification, immune stimulation, angiogenesis) may also be
|The procedure: An intravenous line
with saline drip is hooked up to the patient. A small amount of
insulin is given intravenously. Between 5 to 15 minutes later, oral
and intramuscular drugs are administered. About 25-40 minutes after
insulin, mild hypoglycemic symptoms develop. At this point,
intravenous drugs are given, followed by intravenous glucose and a sweet
drink. Treatment is repeated at intervals of 2 to 21 days. |
A PowerPoint slide show demonstrating the IPT method, by Dr. Perez Garcia 3.
|How it works: Insulin is known to
increase cell membrane permeability, and to assist transport of glucose,
electrolytes, and many other compounds into cells and across the blood-brain
barrier. Other mechanisms and properties of insulin may also
participate in the process of IPT: blood chemistry changes, selective
targeting of cancer tumors, angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels),
immune system stimulation and balancing, stimulation of neuron growth and
myelination, etc. More research is needed to understand how IPT works.|
|What it treats: In more than 130
doctor-years over seven decades, IPT has been reported to be very successful
in treatment of many types of cancer, arthritis and related rheumatic
syndromes, infectious, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological
diseases. Some successes have been reported for diseases for which
standard treatments are difficult or rarely successful: pancreatic
cancer, multiple sclerosis, paralysis after stroke. IPT doctors have found IPT to
be a way to get better results faster, using much smaller drug doses (1/2 to
1/20), and with side effects greatly reduced or eliminated. As an
example, numerous reported cases of breast cancer have been treated using
very low-dose IPT chemotherapy, without surgery, radiation, or side
effects. The field of medicine most likely to adopt IPT first is
cancer chemotherapy, because intravenous systems are already used, and only
a slight modification of procedure is needed.|
|When and how it was discovered:
Donato Perez Garcia, MD, who later became the highest-ranked military doctor
in Mexico, read about newly-invented insulin and injected himself in 1926
with small amounts to see if it would help him gain weight and improve his
health. It did. Observing that insulin seemed to be increasing
permeability of cells throughout the body, he tested for increased
absorption of heavy metal drugs into the nervous system of a number of
dogs. It worked. He then (1928) tried insulin potentiation for
treatment of tertiary neurosyphilis, a deadly and feared scourge of the
time, essentially untreatable before antibiotics. His treatment was
spectacularly successful. Over the following 40 years he improved the
technique and applied it to a wide variety of other diseases. He
treated cancer with IPT for the first time in 1945.|
|Who practices and has practiced IPT:|
Deceased IPT pioneers:
Donato Perez Garcia MD 1 (1896-1971),
discoverer of IPT, practiced it for 43 years in Mexico
City, and demonstrated it many times on several tours through the United
Donato Perez Garcia y Bellon MD 2
(1930-2000), son of Dr. Perez Garcia 1, practiced IPT for 44
years in Mexico City. He died on November 23, 2000, Thanksgiving Day
in the US.
Jean-Claude Paquette MD (1927-1995),
met Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 in 1976, and practiced IPT for 16 years in Canada and Haiti.
Practicing IPT today:
Donato Perez Garcia MD 3 (1958--), son of Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2, has practiced IPT for 17 years in
Mexico City and Tijuana, Baja California. Now the reigning master of
SGA MD (1945--), met Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2
and documented his practice
1975. Dr. SGA has practiced IPT in the Chicago area
since 1997, and over the last
quarter century has written and
co-written published papers and conference presentations about IPT,
especially for cancer treatment.
Other doctors are learning and beginning to
apply the IPT technique. Today there are almost 30 doctors in total
practicing IPT, in five countries.
|Efforts to date to promote IPT research and application: |
- The Drs. Donato Perez Garcia have kept IPT alive and evolving in their
private practice for seven decades.
- Dr. Paquette showed that IPT could be taught, and could be applied
successfully outside Mexico.
- Dr. SGA has spent 25 years being a scientific liaison for
IPT, publishing and presenting papers about IPT, and has more recently has
begun to practice IPT for treatment of cancer.
- Chris Duffield, IPTQ.org webhost became involved with IPT in 1986,
helping research and promotion efforts, and helping write two IPT patents.
- Dr. Perez Garcia 3 put the first IPT web page on the Internet in 1996.
- IPTQ.com (now IPTQ.org) went online July 31, 1999.
- Dr. Perez Garcia, Dr. SGA, and Ross Hauser MD presented
their best cancer cases to the NIH Cancer Advisory Panel for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine in Bethesda MD on
- Public launch of IPTQ.org in December and January, 2000
Created by Chris Duffield PhD, webhost
First online as IPTQ.com on July 31, 1999
More than 9000 visitor hits.
More than 250 html web pages
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