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About IPT -- Start here.  Definition of IPT, IPT at a glance, IPT method, How IPT works, IPT experience.  Includes IPT History -- discovery & origins, 50s-60s, 70s-80s-90s, IPT millennium.
Cancer -- cases --  breast, prostate, lymphoma, cervix/uterus, skin, bone, pancreas, colon, nose & throat, other cancers
Other Diseases -- cases & possibilities -- arthritis, infectious, respiratory, circulatory/cardiovascular, immune/allergy, neurological, eyes, ears, skin, digestive, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and more...
Doctors -- currently practicing IPT, and from the past.
Patient Stories -- Interviews with and stories of IPT patients.
Articles & Publications -- articles, documents, patents, bibliography
Books -- Three books about IPT, in English, Spanish, and French.
Action!  -- The road ahead for IPT: advocacy, action, change

 
Open letter to physicians...   

"The physician's privilege and obligation is to care for patients with compassion and skill." -- from the brochure for the Albion Walter Hewlett Award at Stanford University.

Dear friends,

        You are truly in a privileged position, to be the people who, through art and skill and knowledge and compassion, act as the link between the vast world of biomedical science and technology, and the individual patients before you.  It is natural for you to want the best for your patients, and it is your obligation to find and know what the best is.

        There was a time, before the invention of global pharmaceutical companies, teaching hospitals, and peer-reviewed journals, when individual physicians were more autonomous.  They learned what they knew of diagnosis and treatment from other physicians and from their own experiences with patients, and they passed this knowledge and these skills on from generation to generation.

        Some of that autonomy still remains, but much has been lost in this day of global drug monopolies, hundred-million-dollar drug development budgets, biotech, genomics, Medline, and the jNational Institutes of Health.

        Here, with IPT, we have a simple medical procedure, discovered in 1926 by an individual doctor.  He could only theorize about how it works, but he found it to be amazingly effective for treatment of many diseases.  He tried for years to tell other doctors about it.  But institutional medicine and pharmaceutical company hegemony were already well established, the tumult of political and historical events drowned out his voice, and he was not heard.  

        In time honored fashion, bypassing the huge medical establishment, he passed on his skills and knowledge of IPT to his son.  And that son passed IPT on to his own son, and two other doctors.  And all of them tried to tell other doctors to the best of their abilities, but were rarely heard.  This is how IPT has been preserved and developed, quietly and almost invisibly, for 75 years.

        After three generations, it is finally time for IPT to leave obscurity and to step forward for all to see:  a simple procedure, a slight modification of medical practice, a better way to use the drugs that we already have, that could revolutionize medicine and bring dramatically better results to patients.  Your patients.  Through you.

        How is this occurring?  Perhaps it is just that IPT's time has come.  Drs. Donato Perez Garcia and SGA are starting to train more physicians, and to take a more public role.  They arranged a credible presentation to the NIH in September, 2000, and have the green light to begin a first clinical trial for cancer.  And here on IPTQ.org, for the first time, the whole archive of IPT writings and history is being brought together as a catalyst for anyone in the world to read -- patients, doctors, researchers, philanthropists, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical companies.

        Let your curiosity and your compassion guide you through this website.  Be guarded and skeptical if you must.  If IPT is just a placebo, it is a very good one, and has deluded several doctors over their whole careers.  If, on the other hand, IPT is for real, then through ignorance of it a great injustice has been done to patients everywhere, and the doctors who care for them.  This can only be righted by allowing IPT to finally reach its potential, through research and clinical application.

        There are two kinds of medical ignorance.  One is from not being exposed to something.  The other is from ignoring it after being exposed.  IPT has languished due to both kinds of ignorance.  But three-quarters of a century is more than enough of this.

        IPT is easy to learn, in just a two or three day seminar, with ready access to other IPT doctors for follow-up.  IPT is legal for doctors to practice right now, since it is merely a slightly different use of the drugs we already have.  IPT is very safe, as reported by doctors with an aggregate of more than 130 years of experience.  And IPT is very effective, as they have also reported.

        True, there are no controlled clinical studies to cite and lean on.  Just the testimony of doctors like you.  But in most of human history, before the advent of the juggernaut of industrialized medicine, that was enough.  

        It is very likely, in the next few years, that IPT basic research will bloom, and that clinical trials will be undertaken for IPT treatment of a variety of diseases.  But you do not have to wait for them.  In fact you can help start them.  There is nothing to stop autonomous physicians, wherever they are, from beginning now to explore the potential benefits of IPT for themselves and their patients.  The risk is low, and the possible rewards are immense.

        You, too, can find out why Jean-Claude Paquette MD called IPT "medicine of hope" and why SGA calls it "medicine of joy".

        So I hope you find this website interesting and helpful.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the IPT doctors for more information and resources.

Sincerely,

Chris Duffield  Ph.D.
     
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