Cancer knows no boundaries. It can invade a person’s body at any age and comes in many different forms. This disease has taken the lives of many, leaving a profound impact on society. In fact, according to Cancer.gov (National Cancer Institute) in 2018 alone, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 people will die from the disease. Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (196.8 per 100,000 men and 139.6 per 100,000 women). When examining groups based on race/ethnicity and sex, cancer mortality is highest in African American men (239.9 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (88.3 per 100,000).
In recent years, the value of hyperbaric oxygen in Cancer patients has increased. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a non-invasive treatment, which involves breathing pure oxygen allowing our lungs to gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Our blood carries this rich and pure oxygen throughout our bodies and organs, helping to fight bacteria while stimulating the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, promoting healing. The FDA has approved this method of treatment in numerous cases because it has effectively helped people with various symptoms. HBOT is hugely beneficial in a persons healing process and can be a vital part of a companion and integrative cancer treatment. It enhances blood oxygen levels to 100 percent so that chemotherapy and radiotherapy kill more cancer cells. It can also reduce the side-effects from chemo.
In 1924 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg stated that the production of energy causes cancer and the growth of tumors by the non-oxidative breakdown of sugar/glucose, a process termed glycolysis, which is in contrast to “healthy” cells that mainly generate energy from the oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. Pyruvate is an end-product of glycolysis and oxidized within the mitochondria. Which according to Warburg, we should interpret Cancer as mitochondrial dysfunction. Dr. Otto H. Warburg later summarized that the central cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in healthy body cells by a fermentation of sugar.”
At the Eustache Institute, through many years of research, we believe our patients need to be placed on an alkaline diet to aid in a cancer patients recovery process during and after chemotherapy. Also, people who have cancer may find the physical, emotional, and social effects of the illness to be stressful. That is why we combine HBOT with a diet plan prepared by a licensed nutritionist, and we also incorporate neurofeedback therapy, to help alleviate the stress cancer patients may feel, by helping them retrain their brain, so they remain calm and focus on healing.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed. You can read more about neurofeedback therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.