Cancer: Intravenous, Injection and Alternative Therapies

Two alternate ways of administering cancer therapies and medications are intravenously and via injection. These therapies are very important and vital for those who cannot tolerate the heavy medications that come with cancer treatment. People who have digestive issues or disease on top of cancer often struggle with gut health and function. Without proper gut health during treatment, medications are not correctly absorbed, if at all, and therefore do not work to their full potential. The common methods of administering cancer therapy medications range from orally, sublingually, rectally, inhaled, and injected. Injections come in a variety of forms depending on your needs. Intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal in the skin, or intravenous as in the IV pole style.

The benefits for those who cannot digest medication or absorb them properly are infinite in cancer treatment and care. By avoiding the digestive system with medication and therapy, more of the agent can be delivered directly into the bloodstream, which in turn reach the cells much faster than taking an oral medication. With any illness decreasing the function of the natural process of digestion, ensuring the patient gets all of the benefits needed from the medication. Chronic illness, other cancer therapies, certain medications, and stress are all factors that can lessen the function of the digestive system.

The three main benefits of using injection therapy are:

– Bypassing the damaged or ill digestive tract. In a digestive disease like Celiac disease where absorption is an issue, the digestive tract can become so damaged that it does not pull any nutrients from any food. The healing of the digestive system is a new focus of integrative oncology, as the digestive system and nutrient absorption are crucial to ensure the body is strong enough to fight against the cancer. In some cases, feeding tubes are placed to administer steady nutrition while taking the stress off of the strained digestive system.

– Doctors and specialists have the ability to give higher doses of medication when given via an injectable method, rather than orally. Certain agents and medications are not absorbed after oral doses but are readily accepted in the body via injection.

– Higher potencies of medications can be present in the blood and tissues of the body. Curcumin, for example, has poor statistics on absorption when taken orally. However, when administered via IV at a pharmaceutical grade, this is one-hundred-percent absorbed in to the body. Those levels are unachievable and unattainable with oral dosages.

Alternative therapies

One newer therapy being used in the fight against cancer and some other life-long illnesses are oxidative therapies for IV Vitamin C, Artesunate, hydrogen peroxide, ozone, and ultraviolet blood therapies. These therapies are seen as controversial and not all doctors or specialists agree that they are beneficial. If you have further questions about these therapies and where to find them, contact your doctor and arm yourself with information and details about each treatment.

IV Vitamin C therapy is one of the most controversial treatments and used most frequently in integrative oncology practices. Higher doses of vitamin C have shown to boost other therapies and has potent anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Recent studies have shown that a series of Vitamin C infusions can reduce overall inflammation by approximately seventy-five percent. Vitamin C has also been proven to slow or cease tumor growth and spreading. In properly treated and healthy patients, this therapy can be very beneficial. If you are taking chemotherapy as part of your cancer treatment, your doctor may wait until you are done to administer any Vitamin C, as the tests and research studies are still out on how this high of a dose of vitamin c affects or hinders the chemo treatment.

-Artesunate therapy was first used to treat malaria. Recent data has shown that when combined with IV vitamin c therapy, the two together make a great difference in many types of advanced cancers. IV artesunate is normally administered right before your IV vitamin c. The World Health Organization states that one group of breast cancer patients at stage four level, after one year on artesunate, had a seventy-four percent survival rate, compared to those who had both artesunate and IV vitamin c who had a ninety percent survival rate (WHO). In this same study, the group that received only standard breast cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation had only a sixty-eight percent survival rate. Another important aspect of this treatment is that there are no reported adverse events with this treatment.

Hydrogen Peroxide therapy is an idea of flooding the cancer cells by overfilling them with oxygen. Cancer thrives on a lower-oxygen atmosphere, so the idea is that using hydrogen peroxide will help to oxygenate the cells. The hydrogen peroxide you use in your home is more than likely a three-percent solution, whereas this therapy uses a thirty-five percent solution. There are many risks that come with this therapy, as hydrogen peroxide is not typically recommended for internal use. Here are the things that can happen with this therapy:


-foaming at the mouth

Mouth, throat and stomach burns

-kidney failure

-destruction of red blood cells, or cell hemolysis

-stomach bloating

-trouble breathing

-loss of consciousness

-inflammation of the blood vessels at the site of injection

-possibly fatal gas embolisms

The bottom line with this therapy is that it is not only controversial but also comes with great risk. This is why this treatment is not widely used as there are other treatments, even some holistic, that are much safer for the body.

Ozone therapy involves using the ozone as an oxidant in the body to free and breakdown chemicals and free radicals. This typically involves sitting in a room or special ozone making machine for certain periods of time on a scheduled basis. Ozone therapy also increases the internal oxygen levels making cancer cells, infection, bacterium and parasites unable to survive. Ozone therapy is hard to find, as Germany has done many of the studies and been using this therapy for over one hundred years. Their studies have said that one molecule of ozone is equivalent to three-thousand to ten-thousand molecules of chlorine, making this one of the best destroyers around.

Ultraviolet blood therapy happens when the blood is exposed to light to heighten the immune system response and to kill any present infections. With exposure to UV light, viruses and bacteria in the blood absorb over five times as much photonic energy as your white and red blood cells. This therapy induces a safe, autogenous vaccine-like response, which further directs the immune system to the specific infection your body is trying to fight. The amount and duration of your treatment depends on variables such as the state of your health, your immune system, length of time that you have been ill, and the severity of the cancer or disease you are fighting.

As all of these therapies are more controversial and unpracticed in many parts of our country, these are options available elsewhere around the globe. If you have cancer and are interested in these treatments, discuss them with your doctor to get the most up to date information. Never seek any treatment without discussing with your doctors.

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