Drs. Perez Garcia 1 and 2 successfully treated children stricken by polio
paralysis, during an outbreak in Mexico City in the 1940s
and 1950s. Dr. Perez Garcia 1 presented
nine detailed clinical histories of acute polio and infantile
paralysis he successfully treated, along with
his theory and method, in his
1953 book Cellular
polio chapter is a good summary of knowledge
about polio at the time. But the cases and method were far ahead of his
time and even ahead of our time.
Speculation: In 2002, polio
like paralysis symptoms were found in some West Nile Virus patients.
Perhaps IPT could be used to treat the infection and reverse these symptoms.
Garcia 2 had protocols in his practice for treating both
chronic poliomyelitis, presumably based on his father's
Dr. Perez Garcia
2 produced a 22 minute film showing two cases
of polio treated with IPT. Click below to watch it now, in
English or Spanish. If it does not play
automatically, you may need to save the file to your hard drive, and then click
on it to launch the QuckTime Viewer. You may enlarge the movie by dragging the
lower right corner of the viewer.
Download it here. Film Copyright 2002 by Donato Perez Garcia (3), all
English (low resolution, 5Mb) (best
for slow connections)
English (medium resolution, 18 Mb)
English (high resolution, 32 Mb)
Spanish-Español (low resolution, 5 Mb)
(best for slow connections)
Spanish-Español (high resolution, 32 Mb)
The narration text has also
been transcribed in English, and soon will be
available in Spanish.
Here are images taken from the film:
||Boy patient before IPT treatment.
Paralysis is very clear
in the film. His left leg is
||Boy patient receiving intramuscular
||Boy after course of IPT
and running normally.
||Girl before IPT treatment.
Complete paralysis is very clear
in the film. She cannot sit up, and cannot raise her arms or legs. Her
whole body is limp, and there are no foot or knee reflexes.
||Girl after IPT treatments,
dancing and walking
||This woman in the
1980s was a polio
patient successfully treated by the Drs. Perez Garcia when she was a
There was some controversy in
Mexico surrounding the presentation of these cases, according to Dr. Perez
Garcia y Bellon 2. Other doctors had never seen such rapid recoveries, so
some of them denied that the children actually had polio paralysis in the first
Also, many children who experience paralysis later recover
much of their function, even without IPT. However, the Drs. Perez Garcia
clearly felt that with IPT, children could obtain a much faster, more complete
recovery, without suffering any major long-lasting effects from the disease.
How was IPT achieving such good results? Perhaps it was helping kill
any remaining viruses. But to me it certainly looks like IPT was helping
to regenerate motor neurons and spinal reflexes. Perhaps the insulin was acting as a
growth factor and stimulator of remyelination, and the added nutrients were supporting neuron proliferation and
growth. Perhaps it was stimulating neural stem cells
or bone marrow stem cells to form new neurons.
Polio is a rare disease now, and health officials
hope to see it eliminated soon
from the human population. However, this IPT information may be of help to
the few patients who do develop the disease. And a safe trial of IPT should
definitely be considered for the few children who catch polio from the
oral vaccine (vaccine related polio), as the World Health
Organization coordinates the final eradication of polio over the next few years. Finally, many of the adults who had polio in the 1950s
epidemic are now experiencing a return of symptoms in "post-polio
syndrome". Could IPT help them to recover their normal physical
Perhaps the greatest present value of these polio cases is their suggestion
that IPT may work as well in cases of other neurological diseases
Here is an email from a woman whose son was cured of polio in 1988,
after seven IPT treatments.
[English translation from original Spanish by
Maria Anabel Cañon, edited by Chris Duffield.]
From: Norma Cortina
Date: Fri Jun 15, 2001 9:24 am
Subject: Thanks for your letter
Dear Dr. Donato Perez Garcia,
We want to thank you very much for your letter. You
probably don’t remember us, since you must have lots of patients, but you
treated my son Juan Carlos Sanchez Cortina in 1988, when he was 3 years
old and was suffering from polio. When we went to see you and your father,
he was already in bad condition: his hip and right foot were completely
flaccid. Thanks to you and your father, and with the intramuscular medical
technique you applied to him in 7 treatments, he recovered very well, and
he’s been playing football since first grade. Now he is 15 years old and
keeps playing his favorite sport. For my husband and me it’s been a
wonderful miracle. Thanks to God and to you my son could walk again, and
now he is a healthy and strong teenager. I don’t know what we would have
done without your help; he might not be walking right now.
I also wanted to ask you if you still have your
consulting office in Mexico City, for I see that your current address is
Tijuana BC. We’d like to see you or your father again for my son to have
another examination; we’ve noticed lately that he limps a little. We don’t
want to feel alarmed, but we’d like you to examine him again.
Once again, both my family and I want to thank you
with all our hearts for your help; may God bless you, so that you can keep
helping mankind with your treatments.
Sanchez Cortina family.
Tel.: 01 (5) 356-5280 (Home)
tel.: 01 (5) 208-3917/ 511-7221/ 533-4371 (Workplace, where you can find
Mrs. Norma Cortina).
[Note that Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon
had died the previous year, and the office in Mexico City was closed.]
Original version in Spanish (en español)
From: Norma Cortina
Date: Fri Jun 15, 2001 9:24 am
Subject: gracias por la carta
Estimado Dr. Donato Perez Garcia:
Agradecemos infinitamente la carta enviada por usted posiblemente no se acuerde de nosotros ya que me imagino tiene demasiados pacientes pero mi hijo Juan Carlos Sanchez Cortina fue paciente de usted en el año 1988 cuando tenia 3 años de edad y sufrio problemas de polio cuando fuimos con usted y su señor padre mi hijo tenia ya graves problemas de polio tenia completamente caida la cadera y pie del lado
derecho. Gracias a usted y su padre y con la tecnica medica intramuscular que ustedes aplicaron a mi hijo en 7 tratamientos mi hijo quedo muy bien y
gracias a su medicina y tratamiento desde primer año de primaria mi hijo a estado jugando football, a la fecha tiene 15 años de edad y sigue jungando su deporte favorito como ya lo mencione anteriormente, para mi esposo y una servidora esto ha sido un milagro maravilloso ya que con la gracia de Dios y de ustedes mi hijo volvio a caminar y ahora es un adolescente sano y
fuerte, no se que hubieramos hecho sin su ayuda y si nuestro hijo estaria caminando en la
Aprovecho el presente e-mail para preguntarle si todavia tiene consultorio en la ciudad de Mexico ya que veo que su direccion actual es Tijuana, B.C., ya que nos interesaria tener una cita con usted o su señor padre para que vieran a mi hijo y le pudieran hacer una revision, porque actualmente hemos notado en nuestro hijo que cojea un poco no queremos alarmarnos pero si nos gustaria que ustedes lo
Nuevamente mi familia y una servidora agradecemos infinitamente su ayuda y que Dios le de todas las bendiciones para que siga ayudando a toda la humanidad con sus
Familia Sanchez Cortina.
Tel.: 01 (5) 356-5280 casa
tel.: 01 (5) 208-3917/ 511-7221/ 533-4371 oficina.en los telefonos de la
oficina se encuenta una servidora Sra. Norma Cortina.