Dr. Paquette, in his book Medicine
of Hope, explains the theory that digestive problems, often resulting from
poor diet, can underlie a wide variety of health problems. He cites
many of his cases where the underlying cause was apparently biliary dyskinesia (poor
bile flow) and built-up liver toxicity. By focusing his IPT treatments in
part on increasing bile flow and detoxifying the liver, he was able to achieve
rapid clearing of multiple symptoms, from circulatory problems to arthritis and
allergies. Here is one case of
biliary dyskinesia to illustrate this. But there are many cases
throughout his book.
[Update 7/11/03: A biliary dyskinesia
patient has suggested that Dr. Paquette's ideas about this condition are
incorrect or out of date. She provided these links for more recent
Perhaps Dr. Paquette was using this term to refer to a wider range of problems,
"Bad elimination of bile", which IPT might be able to address.]
Dr. Perez Garcia 1 originally developed this technique and treatment
plan, and Dr. Paquette learned it from his son, Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2.
Dr. Perez Garcia 1, in the 1930s, found that
IPT was very successful in non-surgically treating gallstones. Seeing the
results for several patients probably helped him develop this understanding that
chronic liver toxicity often causes chronic diseases, and his use of IPT-driven detoxification as an
essential route for clearing them.
There is a case of gallstones
successfully treated with IPT, in the 1992 patent.
See also the Hepatitis page.
IPT has been very successful in rapidly treating hepatitis, even hepatitis C.
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 had a protocol for treating
and cholecystitis in his practice in 1975.