IPT appears to have major effects on the immune system, which could be
responsible for much of its wide-ranging reported success. There are three aspects of
immunity that IPT appears to specifically address:
1. Stimulates immune function. A quick Medline search shows
that insulin (along with IGF-1, with which it cross-reacts) stimulates
production and activity of various types of immune cells, including
macrophages. This would be useful in treating a wide range of cancers and
2. Reduces autoimmune reactions. This is best seen in the
reported rapid relief in many cases of arthritis,
and in anecdotes of treatment of lupus. However, it may
also find application for other known or suspected autoimmune diseases, like
lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis,
Addison's disease, fibromyalgia, Type 1 diabetes, and many more.
3. Reduces or eliminates inappropriate respiratory, skin, and other allergies.
4. Treats systemic and hidden chronic infections
that may underlie various immune diseases. See the
infections page for more information.
Positive results have been reported recently for treatment of chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. Articles
Understanding the role of IPT in stimulating and balancing the immune system
is a whole research project in itself. I know that this work will be done,
and I hope it will be soon.
Here are suggestions from the 1992 patent
for medications to use with IPT for helping the immune system:
"IPT, it should be noted, has been used successfully in various
treatments for the stimulation of the auto immune system. At a first level, the above
described use of IPT in detoxification of patients will, inherently, function to
strengthen the immunologic system. Accordingly, many of the above treatments may be used
in tandem with IPT cancer directed treatments, below described, and in our U.S. Pat. No.
4,971,951, to both stimulate the immune system and destroy cancer cells.
"We have found that the action of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can be
potentiated, to the benefit of the immune system, when used with IPT.
"Further, the use of gamma globulin, at 165 mg has been found to be
most useful, in combination with IPT, in stimulating immune system responses. Therefore,
such immune system applications of IPT are of value across a wide range of diseases
including. as above noted, cancer and, as well, other immunologic disorders including