The activity of an Arizona cancer center has testified to the increasing interest and need for alternative therapies.
According to a joint survey by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, 40 percent of adults and 10 percent of children sought alternative medicine help for a range of health problems in 2007.
The EuroMed Foundation is an Arizona health center specializing in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer utilizing both conventional and alternative therapies.
At the center of its holistic treatment options is Insulin Potentiation Therapy, which relies on the hormone to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy, allowing for far smaller doses than those used by mainstream medicine.
Dr. Frank George, the center’s medical director, says many cancer patients receive a "one size fits all" chemotherapy that may not be appropriate to their unique needs and may cause significant side effects.
"The goal is to help patients develop a clear and accurate idea of their options and make wise choices to help them in their fight against the disease," he stresses.
The center’s mission reflects the increasing popularity of alternative medical treatments among ordinary Americans as health insurance and healthcare costs continue to escalate.