Clients from around the world have sought out the medical services offered by Jose A. Henriquez MD. In natural progression this has led to the creation of Integrative Whole Health Clinic under his leadership. IWHC's understanding of a patient's need for comfort and attentive care guarantees a supportive non-invasive clinic stay during the treatment plan. IWHC is conveniently located just across the border of California in Mexico where medical laws provide the opportunity to use therapies not allowed in the US, yet used extensively world-wide.
Cognitive therapy for cancer and other diseases utilizing "Whole Health" advanced techniques, cutting-edge medical knowledge, and a positive approach for patients that may have otherwise reached a place where traditional treatments no longer will assist in their recovery and stability, or that desire an integrative approach from the onset of their disease.
"Life is such a precious gift and having optimal health is truly a wonderful thing! As a health professional and a Doctor of Nutrition, I highly recommend the services of Dr. Jose Henriquez and his Integrative Whole Health Clinic as his treatments are truly the state of the art. He is my personal doctor for one reason, ‘He is the Best!‘...
EDTA Chelation Therapy for Cardiovascular Health
Dr. Jose Henriquez has over two decades of outstanding success with EDTA chelation therapy for the treatment and alleviation of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, is the #1 killer of men and women in North America and a leading cause of permanent disability. Many significant vascular problems go undetected until it is too late. Integrative Whole Health Clinic offers the latest technology of testing and screening which includes, but not limited to, coronary artery risk assessment and a Duplex examination of the carotid arteries, which is a combination of Doppler and Ultrasound.
Clinical experience with EDTA chelation therapy has convinced many licensed physicians in North America and around the world that it is a safe and effective treatment for atherosclerotic vascular disease, (hardening of the arteries), as it consistently improves blood flow and relieves its associated symptoms.
Used in combination with vitamins and minerals, EDTA (ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid) is a remarkable arterial cleansing agent, with the ability to effectively remove the plaque, mineral deposits, cholesterol and heavy metals which restricts, congests, and impedes blood flow and oxygen throughout the many blood vessels within the body.
EDTA has a composition very similar to common vinegar. It was synthesized in the 1930‘s, and first used in intravenous injections as a vital treatment for people who had been exposed to toxic levels of mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium. Following these initial uses, those patients suffering from angina and coronary artery disease, noticed substantial improvement of their symptoms. This prompted the first studies to discover the therapeutic effects of EDTA in heart disease.
The chelation process is comprehensive, EDTA clears the bloodstream of heavy metals by seeking them out and binding to them. The body then flushes out the EDTA, taking the metals along with it. There are two theories for why chelation therapy works. One is that the EDTA binds to free radicals, highly active molecular fragments that can damage tissue and perhaps the lining of the blood vessels. The other theory is that it binds to calcium and other minerals in the bloodstream, resulting in a series of actions that improves the cellular and vascular health.
Like cancer and other diseases, IWHC uses a combination of treatments to treat and often rectify autoimmune disorders and conditions. Most insurance companies offer remote second opinion or alternative treatment provision in their policies. Defer to your policy and/or agent to find out the specifics concerning your individual policy. IWHC's US liaison can help guide you through the process of filing a claim through your provider should you need assistance.
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Hyperthermia - IWHC's main weapon against cancer. There are several organizations (International Clinical Hyperthermia Society, Hyperthermic Oncology Society with chapters in the USA, European Union and Asia) where multiple studies have been done in combination with both dendritic cells and gene therapies. Whole body hyperthermia is a fancy way of saying "create a fake fever". It wasn't that long ago we thought we needed to reduce fevers that were still in the tolerable range just for safety's sake and the comfort of the patient, where as now it is known that fever is the body's natural defense against disease and should not be hampered unless it reaches an "unsafe" level.
Not only does fever trigger antibodies to be sent out to rid the system of invaders, but it also stimulates the immune system to be more productive and "stealth" as it were. The higher the fever, the more intense the response. As long as the high temperature does not exceed a specific length of time, it is perfectly safe and extremely effective in stimulating our own inner defense mechanisms. This treatment triggers apoptosis which destroys other malignant cells not unlike a "domino effect".
Another surprising effect of a high fever is it's influence on a tumor's vascular system. As nature would have it, our circulatory system's casing (the walls of our arteries, veins, and capillaries) is designed to expand during fever and a tumor's is not. At high temperatures the vascular system of a tumor will deliver heat to the core of the tumor thus killing many malignant cells. Basically high fevers will cut off blood flow and cause the tumor to die and be carried off by the healthy new immune, digestive, and circulatory systems.
Laetrile (B17) Therapy - Laetrile (i.e. Amygdalin or Nitrilosides) – A substance, like all recognized forms of the B vitamin (except B12) is found in a number of seeds, sprouts, beans, tubers and grains. Though no longer formally recognized as a B vitamin by the FDA, world wide It has been proven effective as an aid in cancer treatment and prevention when prescribed at the proper dosage. A specialized diet that includes supplements that induce an alkaline state, plus the introduction of B17 signals the stimulation of trypsin and chymotrypsin, both digestive enzymes, to seek out and break down the peptides (or links) in the protein molecules in cancer cells, allowing white cells to enter and do their job. Cancer cells die and are then carried away to be eliminated.
Extracorporeal Photopheresis & Dendritic Cell Vaccine - Apheresis is a procedure where blood is taken (like when donating blood) and processed to separate the various components that make up the blood utilizing only the part that will create an Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccine (ADCV) through the process of Extra-corporeal Photopheresis (ECPP).
ECPP develops one type of anticancer vaccine which become "smart bombs" developed from the patient's own blood. These autologous (own self) cells attack malignant cells by culturing killer cells with the same genetic make up as the cancer cells. Once mature enough, they are injected into the patient. Like a "seek and destroy" missile, these super cells set out to destroy their sick genetic twins. The ECPP involves disruption of bridges holding strands of malignant DNA together by means of irradiation with a specific wave-length of ultraviolet light. Dendritic Cells (DCs) are carried along with other cells to the lymph nodes where they are exposed to a high concentration of white cells and creating an increase of T-cell activity over all. T-cells are specific lymphocytes (white cells) with the ability to fight viruses and cancer.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) - the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. In the United States, HBOT has been approved by the UHMS Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee to combat many diseases and conditions including (but not limited to): Carbon Monoxide and/or Cyanide Poisoning; Crush Injuries; Decompression Sickness; Anemia; Soft Tissue Infections; Lyme Disease; Stroke; and Migraines. IWHC uses HBOT to treat a wide variety of cancers and diseases.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick. The first cases of Lyme disease were first recognized in 1975, after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Conn., and two neighboring towns.
The investigators discovered that most of the affected children lived near wooded areas likely to harbor ticks. They also found that the children's first symptoms typically started in the summer months coinciding with the height of the tick season.
Several of the patients reported having a peculiar skin rash (bull’s-eye) just before developing arthritis symptoms, and many also recalled being bitten by a tick at the rash site.
Further investigations resulted in the discovery that tiny deer ticks infected with a spiral-shaped bacterium or spirochete (which was later named Borrelia burgdorferi) were responsible for the outbreak of arthritis in Lyme. Ordinary "wood ticks" and "dog ticks" do not carry the infection
The recent growth of the deer population in the northeast and the building of suburban developments in rural areas where deer ticks are commonly found have probably contributed to the increasing number of people with the disease.
The number of reported cases of Lyme disease, as well as the number of geographic areas in which it is found, has been increasing. Lyme disease has been reported in nearly all states in this country, although most cases are concentrated in the coastal northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and northern California. Lyme disease is also found in large areas of Asia and Europe. Recent reports suggest that it is present in South America, too.
In addition to causing arthritis, Lyme disease can also cause heart, brain, and nerve problems.
How Is Lyme Disease Transmitted?
Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from a specific type of tick. The animals that most often carry these insects are white-footed field mice, deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, weasels, foxes, shrews, moles, chipmunks, squirrels, and horses. The majority of these ticks have been found in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
What Are the Symptoms of Lyme disease?
In the early stages of Lyme disease, you may experience flu-like symptoms that can include a stiff neck, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and joint pain. You also may experience a large, expanding skin rash around the area of the tick bite. In more advanced disease, nerve problems and arthritis, especially in the knees, may occur.
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Erythma migrans. Erythema migrans is the telltale rash which occurs in about 70% to 80% of cases and starts as a small red spot that expands over a period of days or weeks, forming a circular, triangular, or oval-shaped rash. Sometimes the rash resembles a bull's-eye because it appears as a red ring surrounding a central clear area. The rash, which can range in size from that of a dime to the entire width of a person's back, appears between three days and a few weeks of a tick bite, usually occurring at the site of a bite. As infection spreads, several rashes can appear at different sites on the body.
Erythema migrans is often accompanied by symptoms such as fever, headache, stiff neck, body aches, and fatigue. These flu-like symptoms may resemble those of common viral infections and usually resolve within days or a few weeks.
Arthritis. After several weeks of being infected with Lyme disease, approximately 60% of those people not treated with antibiotics develop recurrent attacks of painful and swollen joints that last a few days to a few months. The arthritis can shift from one joint to another; the knee is most commonly affected and usually one or a few joints are affected at any given time. About 10% to 20% of untreated patients will go on to develop lasting arthritis. The knuckle joints of the hands are only very rarely affected.
Neurological symptoms. Lyme disease can also affect the nervous system, causing symptoms such as stiff neck and severe headache (meningitis), temporary paralysis of facial muscles (Bell's palsy), numbness, pain or weakness in the limbs, or poor coordination. More subtle changes such as memory loss, difficulty with concentration, and a change in mood or sleeping habits have also been associated with Lyme disease. People with these latter symptoms alone usually don't have Lyme disease as their cause.
Nervous system abnormalities usually develop several weeks, months, or even years following an untreated infection. These symptoms often last for weeks or months and may recur. These features of Lyme disease usually start to resolve even before antibiotics are started. Patients with neurologic disease usually have a total return to normal function.
Heart problems. Fewer than one out of 10 Lyme disease patients develops heart problems, such as an irregular, slow heartbeat, which can be signaled by dizziness or shortness of breath. These symptoms rarely last more than a few days or weeks. Such heart abnormalities generally appear several weeks after infection, and usually begin to resolve even before treatment.
Other symptoms. Less commonly, Lyme disease can result in eye inflammation and severe fatigue, although none of these problems is likely to appear without other Lyme disease symptoms being present.
Lyme disease imitates a variety of illnesses and its severity can vary from person to person. If you have been bitten by a tick and live in an area known to have Lyme disease, see your doctor right away so that a proper diagnose can be made and treatment started
Bone marrow transplant has been successful for a long time by reproducing bone marrow tissue in individuals where this organ has been lost due to radiation or chemotherapy in cancer treatments. Like blood transfusions, bone marrow transplant requires specific human leucocyte antigen matching to avoid the risk of rejection medically known as graft-versus-host disease.
Medical research over the years has raised the question on how bone marrow tissues could not only be transplanted but could provide a very active organ capable of producing multiple cell lines and immune components. The answer was the presence of stem cells.
Stem Cells in a classic definition possess two properties: Self-renewal and Potency.
Self-renewal is the ability of a cell to go through cycles of self-division while maintaining the undifferentiated state; these cells will have the capacity to nest in the recipient organism and continue to provide new generations of stem cells. An undifferentiated cell has the inner capacity of transforming themselves through differentiation into specific cells that will be needed to fulfill a function or create a structure; in other words, to replace a damaged tissue and its function.
Potency is the capacity of a cell to transform itself (differentiate) into specialized cell types. This way the original stem cell will give rise to any mature cell type according to needs regulated by biochemical messages sent to the stem cell.
One of the major breakthroughs in stem cell research is the recognition of stem cell population and capacities in adult individuals. In other words, the old idea that stem cells were only present during embryonic development was wrong; stem cells continue throughout our lives and represent the source for cell replacement. They actually are one of the finest, most wonderful gifts of life allowing our bodies to renew themselves all the time.
New techniques have made possible the harvesting of stem cells for auto-transplantation without inducing differentiation or loss of potency. These findings have opened vast possibilities of auto-grafting, also called Autologous Stem Cells. Harvesting the stem cells to be transplanted to the same individual in a procedure where donor and recipient are the same person.
Autologous Stem Cells (ASC) brought within clinical reach the advantages of this modality; many important obstacles previously found were overcome when auto-grafting became an option.
The most important reasons to use ASCT in human disease are:
The growing research around the world about the efficacy of Autologous Stem Cells (ASC) in the management of multiple health issues that affect modern day population has led to a new and promising modality for the treatment of our patients. For all these reasons, harvesting stem cells from the same individual not only makes sense but has turned this form of therapy into a major tool to manage disease. In particular chronic degenerative diseases that are becoming the major plague of our time.
Most of the published research points out the importance of a favorable milieu for both the donor and the recipient; Assuring optimal conditions in terms of nutritional support and lack of toxics will enhance the ability of the stem cell enriched product to engraft and give rise to new healing cells. Transplanted cells can show anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory activity so can regulate the immune system and suppress abnormal immune reactions and can differentiate into different tissue phenotypes depending on the local environment. All this research endorses the know-how and philosophy that for over 3 decades has been the foundation of our approach for the proper management of disease. A well-nourished body will have a better capacity to migrate from disease to healing to optimum health.
Stem Cell Therapy transplantation has not only proven the correctness of this foundation but backs our integrative, individualized complementary protocols that fully supports the wellbeing, good nutritional status freedom from toxics and opportunistic infections as the best starting point for any long-term successful program and makes us promote our ideas as the best starting point.
Our innovative program begins with full medical evaluation and physical examination, laboratory workup, and tests to evaluate immune performance and nutritional status. The well-being, integrity and health of the host is of extreme importance in order to help the transplanted stem cell to reach the damaged area in higher concentrations.
Looking for and fighting against opportunistic infections that are silent and many times overlooked can assure a much better environment that will offer the best possibilities of successful grafting with all its promising results.
After the initial evaluation and management, a harvesting date and site will be decided according to the patient’s individual complementary protocols. Autologous adult stem cells are best represented and harvested from three major sources:
In all the above mentioned protocols we implement a high quality confortable-painless procedure. We aim to offer results with wellbeing in an environment where integrative medicine, great nutrition and comfort surround our patients.
Cells harvested from any of these tissues the cells are then separated, concentrated, nourished and most of the cases injected intravenously. Administered circulating stem cells can locate different organs or tissues of the body by following biochemical signals that will guide them to the areas in need; a process called chemoattraction. Stem cells or transplanted stem cells appear to be able to reduce inflammation and can respond to damage in the body in a flexible and dynamic way.
Bed-rest good nutrition and hydration from the day before to ideally a couple of days after the transplant assures the best possible conditions of the host. Side-effects are virtually none because of the many reasons aforementioned.
Stem Cell Treatment was first used to replenish bone marrow in leukemia patients treated with radiation or massive doses of chemotherapy. Now these technologies are used to treat a wide spectrum of diseases like Spinal Cord Injuries, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes II, Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, Neurological Conditions, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis and even some forms of Cancer.
Anti-aging and rejuvenation has become an important area for the use of Stem Cell Therapy. It is only natural that a procedure that can help the restoration of human tissues will replenish functions that in the proper environment of nutrition weight loss and anti-inflammatory strategies, can bring back functions that people thought were lost because of aging.
Stem Cell Treatment has the potential to dramatically change the treatment of human disease and these modern technologies fully understood not as a magic bullet but as a very important part of an integrative medical protocol which will bring healing and well-being to a new level; Stem Cell based repair in the 21st century will offer new hope for patients worldwide who otherwise would suffer from the relentless progression of disease. We are proud to share the research and benefits of this innovative treatment modality.
IWH Clinic, is a rather small facility, home-like, where patients have found warmth and tender care. We have a program that includes: Diet, Detoxification, Immune Stimulation and the specific Anti-Cancer Program.
The diet is individualized and it is organic, mostly vegetarian although modifications will be done according to each patient's requirements.
Detoxification is done by means of alternating coffee/flax-seed enemas on daily basis, juices and intravenous substances. Immune stimulation we do orally, intravenously and intramuscularly.
The Anti-Cancer Program itself includes, but is not limited to, Laetrile, DMSO, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, etc. We combine all this with whole-body hyperthermia (8 sessions in 4 weeks), hyperbaric oxygen (8 sessions in 4 weeks), Extracorporeal photopheresis (where we obtain certain type of white cells to develop Autologous Dendritic cell vaccines that patients will take home and inject subcutaneously for 6 months) done twice. Live-cell therapy is given to provide immune stimulation, connective tissue support and fibroblasts for body repair.
We also do the Alpha-2010 Spa System which provides heat therapy, lymphatic massage and detoxification. IPT utilizing low doses of chemotherapy are also offered in my clinic for those who request it, although by using DMSO we achieve exactly the same purpose but there is no need to induce glucose changes to the patient. Stem-cells are available and used whenever necessary.
The program lasts for an average of 4 weeks and all of the above mentioned are included; there are some additions that will be extra such as ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs, PET/CT scans, surgical procedures and extremely expensive medications when needed. If such things are necessary you would be notified in advance so you can authorize or refuse to have them done or used; however, this is rather uncommon. I make emphasis on 4 weeks' treatment because, depending on the degree of cellular differentiation, cancer cells will divide in 21 to 28 days so we would like to interfere in at least one full cycle of cellular duplication.
At the end of the program (4 weeks) you will take home a recommendation for supplements and prescriptions for laetrile or other medications that are purchased in Mexico and are needed to carry on what we started here at the clinic. You will bring home with you Autologous Dendritic Cell Vaccines that will last up to 6 months.
It is impossible to give specific details about the treatment as that will depend on findings at the time of admission. The above program can give you a general idea of what will happen when you come to IWH Clinic
This system combines unique and beneficial components to create the ultimate in heat mediums and relaxation experiences. Alpha 2010 combines ancient Ayurvedic philosophies of meditation with innovative technology to offer a user-friendly efficient approach to skin and body services such as heat therapy, lymphatic massage and detoxification.
Alpha 2010 emits dry heat, which is delivered to the body through two distinct processes known as conduction and convection. The term convection is defined as the use of air currents to deliver heat to the body; in short it is the process of heating a space or environment. Conduction is defined as the direct contact of hot air to the skin as it is circulated throughout the capsule during each session.