IPT Specialist

Turtle Healing Band Clinic

Alternative Medicine Physicians & Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine located in 2 Miles from the strip (East Side), Las Vegas, NV

Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) supports cancer patients going through chemotherapy. At Turtle Healing Band Clinic, the team of licensed tribal providers offers IPT to make chemotherapy more effective and lessen the occurrence of adverse side effects. Men and women in Las Vegas, Nevada, looking for alternative cancer treatments should call the office or request an appointment online to find out how IPT can help improve chemotherapy.

IPT Q & A

What is insulin potentiation therapy?

Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) complements chemotherapy, a proven treatment for cancer. Traditional chemotherapy doses can be toxic to patients. Chemotherapy can have negative side effects, and over time you may suffer from symptoms like:

  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
    Mouth sores
  • Blisters
  • Fatigue
  • Increased susceptibility to infection
  • IPT may minimize these side effects.


How does IPT work?

Cancer cells get energy by secreting their own insulin and grow due to their secretion of insulin-like growth factors. Cancer cells have extra insulin receptors — six times more concentrated than on normal cells. The presence of these receptors makes cell membranes more permeable when insulin is introduced to the body. Insulin is a hormone your body releases naturally when your blood sugar levels change.

IPT introduces insulin into your bloodstream to activate the receptors on cancer cells when you’re undergoing chemotherapy. As a result, your cells are more permeable and able to absorb more of the medication. For chemotherapy to work, it must get inside cancer cells. Instead of the extra insulin receptors feeding malignancy, they’re used to promote healing.

The result of IPT is that more medication is absorbed by the cancer cells, so lower doses of chemotherapy can be more effective. You experience fewer and possibly less severe side effects and shorter courses of chemo as a result. IPT maximizes the effectiveness of chemotherapy to help overcome cancer.


Is IPT safe?

The team at Turtle Healing Band Clinic carefully administers IPT to keep you safe during the treatment. They deliver just the right amount of insulin, so you don’t experience dangerously low blood sugar levels. Patients find the hypoglycemic side effects of the insulin are tolerable.

The team also expertly administers low-dose chemotherapy, so you get enough to fight cancer, but not too much to experience severe side effects. Sometimes you have no side effects whatsoever, and if you do have any, they’re mitigated by chemotherapy administered in high doses.

If you’re interested in learning more about revolutionary insulin potentiation therapy for cancer and how it can make chemotherapy more effective and less harmful, call Turtle Healing Band Clinic or request an appointment online today.