Chemotherapy is the most controversial. I will explain this in i) and ii) below.
i) Blood cancers, etc.
We do recommend radical anti-cancer drug therapy for blood cancers (and some others), as mentioned previously, and it is utilized on occasion at Tosashimizu Hospital. However, we do not recommend it to elderly patients or those who have cancer that has recurred after earlier failed treatments.
On the other hand, we often use anti-cancer drugs for the elderly or when cancer recurs after various treatments. We use such drugs under Niwa Naturopathic Treatment and use them not in a radical way but minimally to prolong a good quality of life and by controlling the unwanted side effects keeping them to a minor degree as possible.
In addition to that, we often perform whole and fresh blood transfusions for not only treating anemia but also for an anti-cancer effect.
As a consequence, we occasionally observe unbelievable clinical courses when an "incurable" leukemia remits completely for a long period and is sometimes even cured (disappearance of the disease for more than five years and the medication stopped).
ii) Solid cancers, etc.
Treatments of cancers that have been operated, that have spread to distant sites or are inoperable solid types, and which are the main part of cancer treatment at Tosashimizu Hospital, are currently part of a heated discussion.
Generally speaking, we cannot obtain the most expected effect of life prolongation with current chemotherapy despite of its temporary cancer shrinking effect.
Meanwhile, numerous and diverse side effects emerge consistently. These side effects are so apparent to the patients and/or the researchers that clinical blind tests cannot be truly carried out properly. In the first instance, there have been no strict placebo-controlled (no active drug) or no-treatment-controlled studies compared to life-prolonging effects for most anti-cancer drugs. It is disappointing that in the end, we mostly acquire only a few months' extra life even beyond the unpleasant various side effects.
One current article on the treatment of pancreatic cancer reports the prolongation of life statistically significant with a new agent, which was only for 10 days! Some researchers propose that we should not count these agents as anti-cancer drugs that have life prolonging effects unless they can give more than three months of extra life.
All these facts result in various attitudes in patients. We at Tosashimizu Hospital favor to keep the quality of life better than to cause suffering by the effects of anti-cancer drugs.
As a conclusion, I do not recommend anti-cancer drugs for solid cancers generally.
Nevertheless I have a few exceptions.
iii) Advances in Niwa Naturopathic Treatment
Please remember that Niwa Naturopathic Treatment is advancing every day.
The above mentioned concepts and strategies keep changing by observation of facts and events in daily practice.
We have the Niwa Research Institute of Immunity which was established over 40years ago and which is attached to Tosashimizu Hospital, where basic research with application to clinical use is being carried out continuously. This produces many useful results for Niwa Naturopathic Treatment. Sand bath treatment, which will be explained later, and specially processed Cordyceps Sinensis which shows remarkable effects on hepatocellular carcinoma are several typical examples.
A great advantage of our formula is that we observe patients carefully every day and can feed back various changes of patients to further our research. Recently I found some combined possible effect written below.
For blood cancers, along with sufficient Niwa Naturopathic Therapy, I usually administer anti-cancer drugs enough to overcome the critical condition, following which I prescribe the minimal dosage of anti-cancer drug(s) to maintain remission avoiding serious side effects. Some of such patients occasionally obtain amazing results, including complete cure, as mentioned previously.
In recent years, I have sometimes come across similar examples related to solid cancers especially breast or ovarian cancers and some others.
I have previously treated many solid cancer patients who are close to death, and in the past I usually recommended them to utilize hospice care. However, among some patients I found several who, despite their condition, could survive with mild and minimal anti-cancer drug(s), and have longer lives for several years, without much suffering.
The regimen is that firstly Niwa Naturopathic Treatment is put sufficiently into practice and then mild and minimal anti-cancer drug(s) is/are administered to lessen the critical condition. With careful control, the patients occasionally improve and extend their lives for years without pain and suffering.
Under sufficient Niwa Naturopathic Treatment, even terminal care patients, who have already undergone the full-line of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, are restored with the minimal doses of mild anti-cancer drugs that are generally thought to be ineffective. The effectiveness is signified by the apparent improvement in symptoms, a halt in the progression of the cancer, significant extension of life of the patient, etc. The patient's quality of life does not deteriorate significantly either.
I object to ill-considered administrations of anti-cancer drugs. Nevertheless, I administer such drug therapies when they may considerably prolong the life of the patient without causing pain and suffering.
In all cases, I always put Niwa Naturopathic Treatment at the core aiming for the patients to live longer and energetically.
We fight against cancers which have cosmic complexity (as explained earlier) with all our strength and weapons, which also have microcosmic potential. The weapons include Niwa processed natural medicines, the Niwa infrared sand bath, psychological support, physiotherapy, specific diets and the surroundings of Tosashimizu Hospital, such as the natural environment, the local town shops and the kindness of the area's inhabitants, etc.
I will describe the above contents briefly.