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Medical Miracle Machines

oxypathor0002The HBOT-chamber is one of many medical devices said to be able either to prevent or cure an array of diseases, one of which of course is cancer. HBOT stands for “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.” In the picture is an early example of an “oxygen-device.”

The HBOT-chamber is not the only useless medical device that is palmed off on gullible people. Measured by the number of miracle cure contraptions that are sold to this day, the human capacity for fraud is indeed impressive. You can click here for a selection.

11 responses to “Medical Miracle Machines

  1. Rich April 16, 2009 at 3:43 am

    As I said in another topic, there is an enormous amount of neat stuff in the labs for Cancer treatment. However, cancer is a moving target with a new treatment being proposed every week for the past 20 years, so not everything is created equal. A lot of false hope, and a lot of big failures.

    Here is a melanoma cure from a few months ago (note: this only cured one person though)

    Clone cell cancer ‘cure’ hailed
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7460743.stm

    Receiving 5 billion extra cloned white blood cells seems like a neat idea.

  2. Rich April 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Here is Gc-MAF. Uses some Macrophage mechanism, similar to Interferon. Some kind of vitamin D binding protein. Note: this is only 24 people, but certainly encouraging.

    Call me superstitious, but if I had breast or colon cancer, I’d test my Vitamin D (on top of the doctor’s recommendations).

    Real Help for Cancer? (Gc-MAF)
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi84.html
    “The treatment was fool-proof – it worked in 100% of 16 breast cancer patients and there were no recurrent tumors over a period of 4 years, says a report in the January 15 issue of the International Journal of Cancer. [International Journal Cancer. 2008 January15; 122(2):461-7]”

    “In another startling follow-up report by Dr. Yamamoto and colleagues, published in the upcoming July issue of Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, Gc-MAF therapy totally abolished tumors in 8 colon cancer patients who had already undergone surgery but still exhibited circulating cancer cells (metastases). After 32-50 weekly injections, “all colorectal cancer patients exhibited healthy control levels of the serum Nagalase activity, indicating eradication of metastatic tumor cells,” said researchers, an effect that lasted 7 years with no indication of cancer recurrence either by enzyme activity or CT scans, said researchers. [Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy Volume 57, Number 7 / July, 2008]”

  3. beatis April 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Rich, I’m sorry but there were a number of serious problems with this trial, as you can read here: http://tinyurl.com/r382qm. That means that it is not possible to draw any reliable conclusions from this trial.

  4. Rich April 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    There are some neat vitamin d and cancer studies from the last 3 years. Perhaps the RDA is too low on this vitamin… here is an unsourced quote:
    “an hour of total body summer sun exposure at a southern latitude produces about 10,000 IU of natural vitamin D in the skin without side effect.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D
    “A 2006 study using data on over 4 million cancer patients from 13 different countries showed a marked difference in cancer risk between countries classified as sunny and countries classified as less–sunny for a number of different cancers.[61] Research has also suggested that cancer patients who have surgery or treatment in the summer — and therefore make more endogenous vitamin D — have a better chance of surviving their cancer than those who undergo treatment in the winter when they are exposed to less sunlight.[62] Another 2006 study found that taking the U.S. RDA of vitamin D (400 IU per day) cut the risk of pancreatic cancer by 43% in a sample of more than 120,000 people from two long-term health surveys.[63][64] A randomized intervention study involving 1,200 women, published in June 2007, reports that vitamin D supplementation (1,100 international units (IU)/day) resulted in a 60% reduction in cancer incidence, during a four-year clinical trial, rising to a 77% reduction for cancers diagnosed after the first year (and therefore excluding those cancers more likely to have originated prior to the vitamin D intervention).[65][66] Research has also indicated beneficial effects of high levels of calcitriol on patients with advanced prostate cancer.[67]”

    “All known cases of vitamin D toxicity with hypercalcemia have involved intake of or over 1,000 micrograms/day (40,000 IU)[38].”

  5. Rich April 16, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    “Rich, I’m sorry but there were a number of serious problems with this trial”
    — Thanks for the link, showing a nice debate and a more balanced view.

  6. Rich April 17, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Cancer is often described as anaerobic. I have read a couple of studies that say cancer cells eat sugar, and produce lactic acid, creating an anerobic environment.

    I have not studied HBOT at all. The assumption here is that it would increase oxygen to the cells, and might kill some anaerobes.

    Certainly spending $40,000 is a waste of money. There are a lot cheaper ways to add oxygen to the blood. There are plenty of $30 oxidizing supplements you can take if this is what you want to do (for whatever reason).

    There are other approaches as well. H202 therapy is a common treatment for emphysyma for smokers. This will add oxygen to the blood, kill bacteria(that’s why it’s used in some toothpastes), and will save you about $39,000, and administered by a real doctor.

    There “MAY” be some benefit to melanoma patients with H202 therapy. I will save that for tomorrow, though (Korean study on melanoma).

    Of course, with a skin cancer like Melanoma, there is no good reason why not to just cut it out if possible.

  7. evenarsenicisnatural April 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Get educated about cellular metabolism, read a legitimate biology textbook instead of being spoon-fed half-truths and outright lies being shilled.

    Cancer may be ‘described’ as anaerobic, but that’s wrong . All cells still require a blood supply to transport oxygen, fluids, nutrients, and the removal of wastes.

    All cells require sugar (in the form of glucose), as well as other nutrients, to survive and multiply. Lactic acid is a by-product produced by cells when less efficient methods are used to provide energy in cells. (ie the ‘burn’ produced by muscle cells that have been over-worked).

    High oxygen concentrations will kill anaerobic bacteria, but will also be damaging to normal body cells with prolonged exposure.

    H2O2 does not ‘add oxygen to the blood’ – it destroys cells. Yet another quack treatment that is dangerous, worthless, and totally misrepresented.

  8. anon May 6, 2009 at 4:19 am

    @ evenarsenicisnatural

    “High oxygen concentrations will kill anaerobic bacteria, but will also be damaging to normal body cells with prolonged exposure. H2O2 does not ‘add oxygen to the blood’ – it destroys cells. Yet another quack treatment that is dangerous, worthless, and totally misrepresented.”

    ahh correct me if i am wrong.. but chemotherapy kills cancer cells, whilst simultaneously destroying all other healthy cells both fast growing and slow growing… ?

  9. evenarsenicisnatural May 6, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Yeah, you are wrong – chemo drugs aren’t “destroying all other healthy cells” – basically they are tailored to target biological weaknesses in the cancer cells. They do affect normal cells to some extent but not by total destruction of all of them.

    H2O2 does physically destroy cells, especially red blood cells because of catalyse breaking the peroxide down onto water and oxygen that structuraly ‘blows up’ the cells – thats why it bubbles when applied to an open wound and fresh blood turns brown because the RBCs have been destroyed, rendering them nonfunctional and no longer viable.

  10. beatis May 6, 2009 at 10:07 am

    @ Anon,

    ahh correct me if i am wrong.. but chemotherapy kills cancer cells, whilst simultaneously destroying all other healthy cells both fast growing and slow growing… ?

    As a matter of fact, you are wrong.

    Also, you can get over chemotherapy, I’m a living example of that myself.

    Another thing: you assume that every cancer patient automatically needs chemotherapy. This is not correct. My chemotherapy for example was an adjuvant, it’s purpose was to enhance my long-term survival by destroying any possible micrometastases that had spread through my blood. Surgery alone gave me a good prognosis already. The chemotherapy I had, can enhance the average long-term survival of breast cancer patients by 5-7%. I thought this worthwhile. The most effective treatment of cancer was and still is surgery. This can mean a mastectomy, which I also had. To be honest, I don’t have any problem with having to go through life with one breast. I’d much rather be alive and well with one breast than dead with two.

  11. anon May 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    @ Beatis

    “Another thing: you assume that every cancer patient automatically needs chemotherapy.”

    actually no i don’t assume every cancer patient needs chemotherapy I’m not sure what lead you to believe that, as it is quite the opposite… you yourself posted the below on your blog which made it even more apparent that chemotherapy is over used

    beatis // March 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Reply
    As not every woman has these undetectably small metastases, many women received chemotherapy while not actually needing it.

    when you say “The chemotherapy I had, can enhance the average long-term survival of breast cancer patients by 5-7%”
    what does the 5-7% actually mean?

    on a nicer note… I’m happy you are one of the few I have come across who has had 100% success with your experience of cancer and orthodox treatment,

    good luck with your blog🙂

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