As a faculty member and professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, I have continually stimulated my mind and learned a view variety of topics. Naturopathic physicians have a greater understanding of both conventional and integrative approaches to most diseases, especially cancer. In the last 25 years, new intravenous and injection protocols have been used in cancer.
Artesunate is an IV medication from the herb Artemesia that is used in the treatment of malaria. Studies have now shown that this herb usual for de-worming is important in stimulating tumor necrosis factor. It has been used for certain cancers as well as autoimmune conditions. Clinical research with more than 4,000 IV doses of artesunate have shown to be safe in patients with advanced cancers.
Research has shown that artesunate has similar effect to the chemotherapeutic drug, gemcitabine (Gemzar) which is used in the deadly pancreatic cancer. This IV derivative from Wormwood (Artmesia) has a potent anti inflammatory and immune calming properties.