Reviews by major medical bodies, including the U. That is, unless you are one of the thousands to have been supposedly cured of cancer by Hoxsey and his herbal therapy. Harry Hoxsey was an unconventional medical pioneer, possibly ahead of his time. For over three decades, the self-taught healer apparently cured many cancer patients using an herbal remedy reportedly handed down by his great-grandfather.
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Cancer and Hoxsey therapy Understanding Cancer and Hoxsey Therapy Currently, this herbal approach to cancer therapy, involving an internal tonic, a topical salve, and a topical powder, can be obtained in its original form from Mexico.
But for decades it was a thriving cancer therapy in the U. Melanomas and lymphomas are considered the best responders to this herbal approach. Hoxsey claimed that he traced the treatment to his great-grandfather, who observed a horse with a tumor on its leg cure itself by grazing upon wild plants growing in the meadow. John Hoxsey gathered these herbs and mixed them with old home remedies used for cancer.
Over time, people sought out Hoxsey for the treatment of their cancer and he opened 17 clinics that he would eventually be closed by the FDA. No one can doubt the success he had in treating cancer patients and he won the respect of several heavy critics after successfully treating their family members, but Hoxsey made some critical errors.
His ego was his downfall. Ego and pride is the downfall of many. The truth: The Hoxsey formula is a great detoxification tool which we make good use of with many of our patients.
One does not need to go to Mexico to utilize Hoxsey protocols. He was a dynamic salesman, which did not bode well with medical contemporaries. Hoxsey mixed his claims with flamboyant public statements that skillfully contrasted his populist heritage with the growing elitism of the American medical profession. In common with many advocates of unconventional therapies, Hoxsey considered cancer a systemic disease, however localized its manifestations might appear to be. Hence his therapy aimed to restore physiological normalcy to a disturbed metabolism throughout the body.
With an emphasis on detoxification, Hoxsey believed his herbal formula would aide the body to carry away wastes from the tumors he believed his herbal mixtures also caused to necrotize Hoxsey, , , Hoxsey treated external cancers with considerable success using an herbal paste containing antimony sulfide, bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis and zinc chloride.
He also used a yellow powder containing arsenic and antimony sulfides, various plant substances, talc, and what Hoxsey called yellow precipitate JAMA, , ; Hoxsey, , While we KNOW better today and have omitted the toxic metals that Hoxsey used in his pastes, one cannot deny the success he achieved. In Frederick Mohs, a respected surgeon in Madison, Wisconsin, with the help of the Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and several of its faculty, devised a method of surgically removing accessible cancers under complete microscopic control Mohs, The substance which Dr.
Mohs published his new method in in the ultra-respectable Archives of Surgery and in in JAMA for later refinements, see Mohs, ; Phelan , a, and b. Apparently Mohs use of surgery which, along with radiation, constituted the entire range of what the Council considered established treatment made his method, in contrast to Hoxseys, scientific and acceptable. The Council failed to grasp the central fact that both men were using sanguinarine, an alkaloid of bloodroot which has potent antitumor properties described in the medical literature as early as Young, , ; Hartwell, , Sadly, it was the paste that made it effective!!!
For many years Hoxsey refused to divulge the formula for this substance, generating a frenzy of vituperation in the pages of JAMA over a period of decades. He later gave several differing accounts of its origin Young, , According to his autobiography Hoxsey, , , it was his great-grandfather, a horse breeder named John Hoxsey, who developed it at mid-nineteenth century, out of grasses and flowering wild plants which John took from the pasture where a favorite stallion, afflicted with a cancerous growth, grazed daily until the growth necrotized.
According to Harry, John Hoxsey reasoned that the wild plants had caused the stallions recovery. He therefore concocted a liquid out of red clover and alfalfa, buckthorn and prickly ash and other plants which John could not identify , gathered from the area where the stallion had apparently cured himself. By , court decisions had changed the labeling requirements forcing Hoxsey to divulge his ingredients on interstate shipments.
In the ensuing litigation, Hoxsey revealed the composition of his long-secret preparation. He explained that, depending on the type and stage of cancer, and the individual patients condition, he added to a basic solution of cascara Rhamnus purshiana and potassium iodide one or more of the following plant substances: poke root Phytolacca americana ; burdock root Arctium lappa ; barberry or berberis root Berberis vulgaris ; buckthorn bark Rhamnus frangula ; Stillingia root Stillingia sylvatica ; and prickly ash bark Zanthoxylum americanum Young, , ; Hoxsey, , ; JAMA, , ; JAMA, , ; Farnsworth, For all that the AMA and the FDA had been trying to force this revelation from Hoxsey for more than a quarter-century, they did not respond to it by investigating these botanical constituents for possible pharmacological properties.
Instead, the AMA Bureau of Investigation dismissed the entire formula as worthless: only potassium iodide has any recognized therapeutic activity. Between and four articles appeared in Lancet, Pediatrics, and Nature, describing the mitogenic activity of pokeweed, which triggers the immune system by increasing the number of lymphocytes, causing the formation of plasma cells, and elevating levels of immunoglobulin G Farnes, ; Barker, ; Barker, ; Downing, In two Hungarian scientists, engaged in a screening program at the University of Szeged, published their findings of considerable antitumor activity in a purified fraction of burdock, a plant which they included in their project because of its use as a folk remedy for new growths and ulcerations Dombradi, In Kupchan described the growth-inhibiting activity of sesquiterpene lactones, a structural group that includes burdock Kupchan, In researchers at Nagoya University, Japan, found in burdock a new type of desmutagen; a substance uniquely capable of reducing mutagenicity both in the absence and in the presence of metabolic activation.
So important is this new property that these scientists named it the B-factor, for burdock factor Morita et al. Two recent studies from the Orient, one Japanese, one Chinese, have established the presence of antitumor substances in barberry which Hoxsey also sometimes called berberis root. Testing tumor size in mice by the total packed cell volume method, Hoshi and his co-workers found strong antitumor activity in berberrubine, an alkaloid isolated from Berberis vulgaris Hoshi, Also in , Owen et al.
At the University of Virginia in the mids, Kupchan and Karim isolated an antileukemic principle from buckthorn Rhamnus frangula. Their discovery that the efficacy of this substance in leukemia is vehicle-dependent led these scientists to advise re-testing of other anthraquinone plant substances for similar antitumor activity Kupchan, It is sorrowful in the very least, maybe criminal, that the pharmaceutical company controlled AMA has disparaged ancient healing methods to control a market for financial gain.
Think of the millions of lives lost due to corporate greed and Nazi-like brainwashing of fearful patients. It is always painful to swim against the flow!
Author of several books on how to recover health using natural methods. He is documented as having cured 10,s patients over his long career. Laurence channels Jesus. Hoxsey Therapy To Fight Cancer Another great remedy that, once again, became the target of the medical establishment. In , John Hoxsey a horse farmer from Illinois found one of his horses with a malignant tumor on its right hock.
The Hoxsey Therapy or Hoxsey Method
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Effects of the ingredient as part of this therapy unknown Red clover may increase the risk of bleeding for people who take anticoagulants. It also mimics the behavior of the hormone estrogen , and thus is unsuitable for women with estrogen-responsive breast tumors. Anderson Cancer Center found no evidence that Hoxsey Therapy is effective as a treatment for cancer. Those who had cancer at the time they used Hoxsey Therapy were uniformly either deceased or alive with active cancer. There were no cases of actual cures among those promoted as such by the Hoxsey clinic. The University panel found that: For over one-half of the [cancer] patients from British Columbia, the result [of treatment with the Hoxsey method] has been either death or progression of the disease.
Cancer and Hoxsey therapy
Part of the problem for many patients is that they know their diagnosis means a very prolonged battle—and the treatments are often worse than the disease itself. Surgery may remove cancerous growths, but it also causes an enormous amount of stress on the body. At Hoxsey Clinic, we understand how much those procedures can damage your body, just when you need all of your strength to get well. What Are the Alternatives? The treatments available at Bio-Medical Center include natural herbs, special diet, vitamins and minerals, lifestyle counseling, positive attitude, and conventional medical treatments when indicated. Modern diagnostic methods include extensive laboratory analysis, X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, and others as needed for your case.