Alternative Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatment

Conventional Oncology & Integrative Cancer Care

Although conventional cancer treatments serves most of their patients well, there are a group of patients that fail traditional oncology and/or cannot tolerate traditional oncology.  Even though the Kotsanis Institute practices integrative and natural oncology, our Institute doesn’t claim that it is a better alternative to traditional oncology; additionally, Dr. Kotsanis is not an oncologist.  Nevertheless, integrative and natural oncology offer treatments that could benefit the patients that have failed traditional oncology or patients that could not tolerate traditional oncology.  Furthermore, there is a respectable minority of people that refuse traditional oncology based on religious beliefs.  The Kotsanis Institute welcomes all patients that seek natural medicine as well as all patients that seek integrative oncology.

Natural and integrative oncology work on the principle that cancer is a systemic disease that affects the immune system and metabolism. We strive to bring balance in all the systems in your body, i.e., everything from nutrition to digestive system dysfunction, to immune/endocrine/central system harmony. Furthermore, we believe that cancer should be managed by addressing all physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. Last, but not least, we encourage family participation for optimal healing. Everyone in our Institute will treat you with kindness, love and respect when you visit our office.

The Three Foundational Pillars of Our Comprehensive Cancer Care Program With Conventional Chemotherapy

Treat the Cancer

  • Dr. Kotsanis will work with your oncologists and physicians to compliment your conventional chemotherapy plan

 Nutrition Therapy & Detoxification to Support the Immune Function 

  • This includes diet and nutritional therapy, supplementation and detoxification strategies.

 Mind/Body Medicine 

  • A powerful, effective combination of research based healing therapies to help manage the life change and stress associated with illness.

Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low Dose Therapy – The Kinder Gentler More Compassionate Cancer Treatment

The rapid expansion of the integration of conventional (traditional) medicine with complementary alternative medicine (CAM, functional, alternative and nutritional), has lead the search for an effective cancer therapy that has fewer side effects and is less damaging to the body. To fulfill that need, Dr. Kotsanis introduced Insulin Potentiation Targeted LowDose (IPTLDSM) therapy into our Comprehensive Cancer Care Program. IPTLD(SM) therapy satisfies the cry for a kinder, gentler more compassionate cancer treatment.

The Three Foundational Pillars of this Comprehensive Cancer Care Program with Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low Dose Therapy

* The program follows the National Cancer Institute’s recommended cancer care practice model.

Treat the Cancer:

    • Each patient’s treatment plan is based upon their individual medical profile and where they are in their journey.
    • When called for, standard chemotherapy drugs are administered at low doses (approximately 1/10th the amount of conventional chemo) via the technique of Insulin Potentiation Targeted LowDose Therapy. (IPTLDSM)

Nutrition Therapy & Detoxification to Support the Immune Function:

    • This includes diet and nutritional therapy, supplementation and detoxification strategies.

Mind/Body Medicine:

    • A powerful, effective combination of research based healing therapies to help manage the life change and stress associated with illness.
    • These therapies may include:
      • Meditation
      • Deep Breathing
      • Oxidative Therapies
      • Colonic Therapy
      • Acupuncture for Pain
      • Massage
      • Craniosacral Manipulation
      • Energetic Diagnostics
      • Emotional Support
      • Spiritual Healing
      • Light Therapy
      • Voice Mapping

The National Cancer Institute has acknowledged the value of the Comprehensive Cancer Care model. By integrating IPTLDSM, therapy into this model, patients now have available a therapy which targets and kills cancer cells and does not target healthy cells.

More on Insulin Potentiation Targeted Low Dose IPLDSM Therapy

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Other Conditions the Kotsanis Institute Treats

Research the Kotsanis Institute is Conducting

  • A Quality of Life Study with Patients in the Comprehensive Cancer Care Program and treated with Insulin Potentiation Targeted LowDose Chemotherapy. Sponsored by Best Answer for Cancer Foundation. Oversight by Liberty IRB (Institutional Review Board).

: Defeat Cancer:  15 Doctors of Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How by Connie Strasheim
In this book, the author interviewed Dr. Kotsanis as well as many other highly regarded doctors who specialize in cancer treatment.

:  The Kinder, Gentler Cancer Treatment:  Insulin Potentiation Targeted LowDose Therapy by Constantine Kotsanis, Steven Ayre, Hendrieka Fitzpatrick, Thomas Lodi, Frank Shallenberger.


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