What Are The Benefits of Insulin Potentiation Therapy?
Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is a low and targeted dose of chemotherapy. At the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis uses this innovative cancer treatment with chemotherapy drugs to help treat patients with different cancers. The effectiveness of this lower dose is based on his clinical experience. The insulin is used to target the chemotherapy drug to the cancer cells only. This helps minimize any side effects our patients in Grapevine, TX have from their chemotherapy treatment.
Our patients have reported an increased quality of life. To be eligible for insulin potentiation therapy, we must work with your primary care physician and oncologist simultaneously. Dr. Kotsanis’s office is conveniently located close to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and he has worked on staff at the Baylor Regional Medical Center for over 30 years.
Insulin treatment for cancer
When you choose to have insulin potentiation therapy at the Kotsanis Institute, we learn about your medical history and the type of cancer you have to determine if you’re a candidate. While it works well with many cancers, we have to take it on a case-by-case basis to determine if it is the best treatment for your health. Dr. Kotsanis will consider the virulence of your cancer cells and your past health to determine if you qualify for IPT. Combined with nutritional therapy, it can sometimes help delay the need for surgery or radiation. For patients who do require surgery or radiation, we can administer IPT at the same time.
About our IPT technique
IPT is administered like chemotherapy. You will sit in a reclining chair as we give you your treatment through an IV. Treatment will take from 60 to 90 minutes. Some patients may experience nausea for a few hours after their first appointment, but this generally subsides quickly. In a few instances, we have seen a patient’s platelets, red blood cells, or white blood cells drop. The number of sessions you need depends on your health, the type of cancer you have, and how well you respond to this cancer treatment. The frequency of your treatments will also vary.
What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill cancer cells. It has proven to be an effective way to treat cancer, although it does contribute to side effects. These side effects can be treated with insulin potentiation therapy.
Some chemotherapy side effects that IPT can help minimize include:
Nausea and vomiting
Learn more about alternative cancer treatment
When you want to learn more about the benefits of insulin potentiation therapy, schedule a consultation at the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. When you have been accepted into our comprehensive cancer care program, we can discuss what IPT is and how it is administered with you, your primary care physician, and your oncologist, respectively. When you’re looking for ways to improve your quality of life when fighting cancer, consult Dr. Constantine Kotsanis for alternative cancer treatment.