In managing cancer patients, we emphasize treatment techniques that enable the
body to heal itself.
continues to be one of our most challenging health problems. The center's approach
to preventing and treating cancer does not accept conventional treatment
as a given, but encourages everyone to explore what is known and what is
not known before making decisions about treatment. Rather than focus on
surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, we suggest changes in the habits that
led to the development of the cancer in the first place. These may be
utilized with conventional treatment, or, in some cases, instead of it.
options at the Schachter Center include detoxification, dietary protocols, and nutritional
supplements that enhance and support the immune system and the healing process.
Oral supplements include: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs,
phytonutrients, and other nutritional supplements. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide and/or intravenous infusions of
high doses of vitamin C are often recommended.
We frequently recommend other natural substances that appear to have some anti-cancer properties, for certain patients.
testing may be done to evaluate nutritional status (direct
or functional vitamin tests, serum coenzyme Q10, red blood cell minerals), heavy
metal toxicity (provoked urine tests for mercury, lead, and others), the status
of the liverís detoxification
mechanisms, hormone status (DHEA levels, basal temperatures for thyroid
function, and others) and immune status (Natural Killer Cell functional
activity). Of course, standard tests such as a complete blood count, liver
chemistry tests, and blood cancer markers are routinely ordered, especially if
they havenít been done recently.
We also utilize the innovative, non-toxic, biological
compounds developed by the late Dr. Mirko Beljanski, and have recently added
therapies utilizing vitamin D, vitamin K2, Salvestrols, balancing lipids, the
use of iodine and important dietary changes. The value of exercise is also
therapies are considered an essential part of our holistic treatment protocol.
Many patients find that relieving stress with various relaxation therapies quite
helpful, contributing to healing on a deeper level. They enable the patient to
more effectively harness all of his/her energy towards healing when combined
with our total approach to cancer. One such therapy, Reiki,
is available at our center with Sandra M. Davis, RM, IARP.
Our acupuncturist, Bob Connolly, also
works with many cancer patients to help
reduce pain and stimulate enhanced healing,