Integrative Treatments Offered at Brio-Medical in Scottsdale, AZ:
Insulin potentiation therapy is an alternative treatment for forms of cancer. Commonly referred to as low-dose chemotherapy treatment, IPT treatment is intended as an adjunct therapy to be used in conjunction with other treatments for managing chronic diseases. Initial clinical trials suggest that the hormone insulin helps to make cancer cell membranes more permeable because cancerous cells are believed to have more insulin receptors than normal cells. Activating the insulin receptors in these cancer cells theoretically makes it easier for certain anticancer drugs and medications to target this cancer cell type.
Treatment use: Patients perform a variety of chemosensitivity testing and other diagnostic labs under the supervision of Dr. Goodyear to determine the appropriate chemo agents, dosages, and frequency of treatment. IPT is administered on a per case basis, with patients receiving personalized treatment plans based on their specific diagnosis and health history.
Low cellular oxygen levels are a critical trademark of solid tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy entails breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized, controlled environment. The air pressure during this treatment is 1.5 times higher than normal air pressure. This results in oxygenating the blood and tissues throughout the body, which can help fight bacteria and promote healing. Scientific evidence suggests hyperbaric oxygen is safe for cancer patients to use. Furthermore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has tumor-inhibitory effects on cancer.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to use this 60-minute treatment based on doctors’ recommendations. It is recommended to open and close the mouth several times when pressurizing and depressurizing the chamber.
Hyperthermia is defined as raising the temperature of the whole body or a part of the body above normal for a defined period of time. Scientific evidence shows hyperthermia may shrink tumors by damaging cancer cell proteins and structures within the cancer cells themselves. Hyperthermia is almost always used in conjunction with other cancer therapies. Brio-Medical uses an infrared dry sauna which emphasizes red light therapy because infrared light penetrates deep within the body. This makes for a powerful detoxification process, repairs damaged cells, may stimulate enzyme activity, and overall cellular regeneration.
Treatment use: Patients are usually recommended to use saunas 2-3 times per week, depending on the doctor's recommendation. Hyperthermia is a 45-minute treatment.
Localized Hyperthermia (Mag-Ray)
The far-infrared heated lamp is coated with a mineral formulation of 33 different elements. This treatment uses far-infrared electromagnetic energy to target cells and the surrounding tissue area. We use this to heat localized areas as opposed to whole-body hyperthermia. Human cells are thought to have a high level of absorption, causing the infrared electromagnetic energy to penetrate deep within.
The possible benefits include decreased joint pain, decreased stiffness, decreased muscle pain, and circulatory support. Adding castor oil with a wool flannel provides detoxification support and promotes the healing of damaged cells/tissues.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to complete this 45-minute treatment every other day.
The Weber Laser was developed in Germany and is based on the usage of soft lasers. Unlike surgical lasers that destroy tissue and cells, soft lasers supply our body with energy to trigger numerous regenerative processes. The therapy stimulates and regenerates cells and tissues and accelerates healing processes. Unlike surgical lasers, Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is non-destructive, painless, and works on bio-stimulation. In many cases, it is a fantastic alternative to surgery and/or drugs and allows physicians to treat the root causes of diseases instead of only symptoms.
Medical laser therapy applies blue, green, yellow, red, and infrared lasers. Each color develops different effects which are evoked by the stimulation of specific cellular components, such as growth factors or cells of our immune system.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to complete this 45-minute treatment every other day.
Multi Lumen (Laser Therapy)
Used to stimulate circulation, reduce recovery times, and combat stubborn conditions like neuropathy and acute chronic pain. Also used to treat deep tissues, muscles, joints, and organs, thereby significantly reducing treatment time
Zyto EVOX Perception Reframing/Emotional Release is a Game Changer! Anita, the Mind-Body Specialist uses several techniques to help individuals shift away from negative thoughts that often run in the background of our minds. EVOX Therapy helps to get to the “Root Cause of the Illness.” Perception Reframing aids a person in identifying, targeting, and resolving “stuck” areas in life. The “energetic field” is where the seeds of health and disease reside before they develop physically.
You are gently guided through forgiveness and letting go of Stress, Anxiety, Fear, Childhood Trauma, Anger, Depression, Guilt, Grief, Abuse, and Worry, which are the precursors of disease and cancer. Replacing those stressors with Love, Joy, Peace, Hope, Clarity, Strength, and Healing. EVOX remote sessions are available during your After Care Home Healing Journey.
Immunotherapy uses substances or peptides that naturally occur in the body to alter the functions of the immune system by enhancing mental function, regulating neurotransmitters, and decreasing stress, anxiety, and anti-viral properties. It also improves sleep, reduces chronic pain, and protects against oxidative damage in the body.
Our nutrition program combines nutrition counseling, education, and overall wellness into one comprehensive therapy. What we choose to eat is more complex than just hunger which is why we use techniques to manage stress, uncover emotional eating behaviors, shape beneficial habits, and integrate mindfulness into all aspects of life. Making lifestyle changes can be emotional and challenging. Our nutritionist spends the time creating a personalized plan that incorporates all aspects of the patients’ life in order to achieve optimal and sustainable health.
As the name suggests, Rectal Insufflation refers to introducing ozone into the body through the rectum. Oxygen (O2) has been infused rectally during surgery for years, due to the fact that oxygen is easily absorbed through the walls of the colon. The same is true for ozone. This method can be used for multiple disease processes from colon-related conditions to chronic autoimmune conditions.
Oxygen is made up of two oxygen atoms, and ozone is made up of three oxygen atoms and is more soluble in water. Ozone in the sauna combines heat and steam to increase the amount of ozone absorbed into the body. Studies have shown that ozone has the ability to purify water by killing bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing organisms.
The ozone sauna is crucial to the detoxification process by infusing ozone into the skin, penetrating the bloodstream, increasing blood circulation, and releasing toxins in the fat and lymph tissue. Increasing body temperature to 104 degrees results in the elimination of bacteria and viruses. Adding ozone and increased sweating results in the excretion of toxins accumulated in the lymphatic system, mainly the liver. The ozone sauna helps to strengthen the immune system by detoxifying the lymphatic system, clearing the skin, and relaxing the muscles.
A 2004 pilot study showed that ozone therapy improved oxygenation in the most hypoxic tumors (Clavo et al., 2004, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med). Ozone is used to treat infected wounds, viral diseases, arthritis, cancer, circulatory disorders, and even macular degeneration. Treatment use: Patients are recommended to use saunas 2-3 times per week, depending on their condition. Ozone sauna is a 30-minute treatment.
The photon (light) botanical device incorporates high output VIOLET LED diodes. The photon shines through the botanical vials and onto the bare skin. The botanical vials are a combination of botanical substances including exotic rainforest extracts, herbs, amino acid complexes, and other proprietary formulas that are used to enhance treatment protocols.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to complete this treatment daily. The Halo is a single 15-minute treatment to the open mouth and rotating the head to get the light to shine into the ears. Additional 15-minute treatment can be done to the same area or to the affected area,(ie: liver, breast, etc)
The Light Pod combines complete red light and near-infrared light into one therapy. Our bodies require both infrared light and near-infrared light and these two wavelengths can penetrate deep into our cells and tissues and activate the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and produce ATP, the energy source of our cells. The benefits of red-light therapy include chronic pain management, promoting weight loss, reducing signs of aging, improving skin conditions, supporting cognitive function, improving chronic fatigue, reducing inflammation, reduce joint and muscle pain.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to complete this 15-minute treatment daily.
Low frequency pulsed EMF device that is used in conditions to alleviate poor microcirculation. Microcirculation means it works at the capillary level to flush out metabolic end products such as carbon dioxide and other waste. This device helps move lymphatic fluid. It improves the outcomes of radiation as well by enhancing ROS formation and induced cell DNA damage (Storch, et. Al, 2016, PLoS One).
Treatment use: Recommended to complete 8-minute treatment daily.
The PEMF machine utilizes soothing pulsed electromagnetic fields applying focused pulsing magnetic stimulation to the body at the cellular level. By stimulating the cells, PEMF targets underlying cellular dysfunction and supports the body’s natural healing. PEMF benefits include supporting blood circulation, increased mitochondrial function, and increased ATP production. Assist with muscle fatigue. The PEMF is characterized by electromagnetic fields that induce microcurrents to the entire body or locally to target specific tissues. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have shown PEMF therapy to reduce tumor size by increased apoptosis or programmed cell death (Vadala et. Al 2016, Cancer Med). PEMF helps facilitate drainage of toxic build-up. The lymphatic system is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from the tissues, transporting WBCs to and from the bones, absorbing fatty acids from the digestive system, and transporting antigen-presenting cells, such as dendritic cells to stimulate an immune response.
Treatment use: Patients are recommended to complete this 30-minute treatment daily.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI or UVB) is an intravenous therapy that represents a safe, non-toxic, low cost and drug-free method of treatment for most blood-borne viruses and offers hope to those who suffer from viral infections and related conditions. UVB / UBI is a procedure that exposes the blood to specific ultraviolet light to enhance the body’s immune response and to fight infections and can be used clinically as an immune-modulating therapy in cases such as psoriasis, lymph cancer, chronic infections, chronic fatigue, auto-immune diseases, and much more.
Also known as photoluminescence, hemo-irradiation, photodynamic therapy, and oxidative phototherapy, it was first introduced in the 1930s to combat the poliovirus. The therapy was then extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s with medical conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and even cancer. The advent of antibiotics led to a decline in the use of UVB as a treatment option. Now, with the increasing incidence of antibiotic-resistant infections and a desire for more natural therapies, ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy is enjoying a type of rebirth and a very useful oxidative therapy.
Much attention in recent years has focused on dietary considerations in chronic disease – yet, just as there I no one-treatment fits all therapeutic approach to cancer or Lyme Disease, neither is there one diet fits all. We must be attentive to individuality in the diet as we are to individuality in therapy.