Cancer... Does it begin with lymph congestion?
Posted on July 25, 2003, 8:07 a.m. in Cancer
By: Courtland Reeves, Research Director, ELF Laboratories
In the body, there are two principal circulating systems: the first is the Circulatory System (consisting of veins and arteries) and the second is the Lymphatic System (consisting of capillaries, nodes and ducts). The Circulatory system is the 'life giving' system of the body responsible for bringing into the intercellular area (between the cells) nutrients and oxygen for the cell; and the Lymphatic System is a 'life sustaining' system as it is responsible for absorbing and processing excess fluid and particles keeping the cell 'dry' for proper chemical and electrical balance and conductivity.
Both systems must function synchronously in order to maintain a healthy cellular (dry) state. When the lymph system is dysfunctional, excess fluid and particles accumulate within the intercellular spaces resulting in inflammation. If left unchecked, chronic inflammation results. Particles (i.e. toxins, large protein molecules, etc.) begin accumulating within the intercellular spaces and can provide a 'breeding ground' for disease.
When the fluid pressure in the intercellular space is high (too much fluid), the endothelial gaps are constricted in function. Intercellular fluid accumulates on the outside of the endothelial gap and inflammation occurs. This process is similar to what happens in a swimming pool during a heavy rainstorm. When too much water is trying to get through the flap covering the drain on the side of the pool, the flap closes and water cannot drain from the pool. The water level rises, reaches the brim, and spills out carrying twigs, leaves and bugs into the surrounding area.
When the endothelial gap is processing, fluid in the intercellular space maintainsthe cells 'dry state' level, and intercellular space is free of particulants. This is basically how the lymph system complements the circulatory system. When particles are 75 plus nanometers, they become too large to physically pass through the endothelial gap or permeate the membrane. Certain common viruses, such as the Human Herpes Virus 4 (Herpesviridae) is 160 to 350 nanometers, and the Marbus Virus (Filoviridae), aka as West Nile and Ebola Virus is 900 to 1,400 nanometers. Proteins this large, block the endothelial gap. This creates a mechanical dysfunction or blockage and, like any blocked drain toxins, chemicals, and protein molecules accumulate. With mechanical dysfunction of the endothelial gap, inflammation increases, debris accumulates and infection and necrosis commence.
Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells multiply seemingly uncontrollably, destroying healthy tissue and organs thereby endangering life. Cancer cells may spread by permeating through pre-established interstitial planes rendered accessible by inflammatory fluid exudation; and cancer cells have been shown to spread in helter-skelter, tumbled masses; but when provided a framework or structured support they rapidly advance along these guideposts.
Nuclear medicine finds rerouting of normal lymph flow, even across the medial plane, in chronic breast inflammation and cancers. And, as Dr. Casely-Smith suggests, inflammation is a pre-existing contributor to cancer. The only discrete mechanical structure capable of contributing to toxic potential is endothelial gap obstruction. Cancer staging is based on following cancers from organ to node to other structure or organs. Carcinomas arising in the stomach usually metastasize first to the perigastric lymph nodes and then to the liver. Renal cell carcinoma usually spreads to the lungs. When we look at this from a lymph perspective, three questions arise: First, if lymph or lymph nodes are blocked or dysfunctional prior to metastasis, do they become a cancer victim by way of interstitial planes or a dysfunctional structured support accessed by the organ's cancer? Secondly, to what extent is organ cancer preceded by lymph endothelial gap stasis or lymphadenitis? And, thirdly, if cancers initiating in the organ (i.e. stomach) and metastasize (move) to the supporting nodes (i.e., perigastric) and then to other structures or organs (i.e. liver), couldn't this movement be the use of a pre-established dysfunctional framework or structure? It is already known that unchecked chronic inflammation increases infection and necrosis. It is possible that endothelial gap dysfunction is the discrete physical structure that initiates functional pathology in cancer and organ failures.
According to Dr. Mohammed, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), "when we examine a cell (under a microscope) from the gall bladder we find no cellular pathology". And, when the surgeon describes the state of the organ, 'the organ is mechanically dysfunctional or exhibits insufficiency'. This suggests that lymph stasis (endothelial dysfunction) is prevalent within the organ's cell structure and may be playing a major role in the organ's 'mechanical' dysfunction. Organ dysfunction can lead to organ cancer.
Dr. Reckeweg, M.D., the father of homotoxicology, states as long as the body eliminates toxins, the body maintains health, even if health is at an extreme illness level. This suggests the importance in reestablishing the flow of interstitial fluid within the organ's intercellular structure to maintain health. This indicts the endothelial gap's dysfunction as a primary contributor to the development of 'disease' conditions. And, suggests the need to reconsider the role endothelial gap dysfunction may play in cancer pathogenesis. And, the combination of good medicine with procedures that assist in reestablishing endothelial gap integrity, could see a mechanical dysfunction corrected and one more step in advancing towards success in cancer treatment therapy.
Technology, invented by ELF Labs, presents a new and exciting noninvasive method for helping reestablish endothelial gap dysfunction. With over 15 years in researching, developing and perfecting this technology, the LBG® (in 1989 referred to as the Light Beam Generator â„¢) works to reestablish lymphatic detoxification.
On an intercellular level, the LBG® technology uses extremely low current cold gas light photons to transfer energy frequency patterns to the interstitial area surrounding the cell. This provides an environment allowing the interstitial fluid to correct its electromagnetic charge. This results in the fluid balancing its field charge and disassociating itself from binding agents responsible for the collection of water and pooling of protein within the affected area.
In the Lymphatic System, protein interactions (bonding) are primarily electrical; therefore, bonding of amino acids is electrical. As chains of amino acids organize, the identity of the protein molecule is determined by protein folding. The bonding mechanism that determines this structure or folding is purely electrical, based on the attraction of opposing polarities.
Protein structure in living, healthy, tissue is always in a state of alignment. This is most evident in the connective tissue that holds the body together where the alignment of collagen fibers is stable. However, protein structures break down as cells die or are damaged. It is waste proteins that are removed by the lymph system. When these proteins are not fully removed by the lymph system pathologies occur in the body.
These nonfunctional proteins have the same electrical properties of attraction, but as they organize, their structures are random. This is called a fibrotic condition of the interstitium (the area between the living cells in connective tissue). The instability of nonfunctional proteins causes them to attract water and hold it by electrical bonding. This is called edema.
The LBG® creates separation of these randomly bonded proteins by presenting a flood of electrons compatible with the random protein structures. This allows for the release of the water they were holding. Healthy tissue protein structures do not attract water and are not affected by energy presented by the LBG®. The beneficial photon field produced by the LBG® provides the cell with the opportunity to repel or separate from its interstitial cluster, allowing the therapist to work on more pliable tissue. Because the tissue is in a state of free flow, this is the ideal condition to effectively treat swollen tissue. With application of minimal or no massage drainage techniques, rapid movement of waste material occurs, and delivery of waste material to organs and nodes responsible for waste processing or elimination is enhanced.
Practitioner's who work with the LBG® to promote tissue detoxification and boost the immune system, find they can reduce many symptoms associated with inflammation issues such as Acne (at beginning, a slight worsening may occur), tissue congestion from injuries, chronic injuries, eczema, burns, enhancement of general resistance, scars, old and new Keloids, cellulite, swollen legs, heavy legs, fatigued legs, Mastodynia (breast tension in women after ovulation), prostate enlargement, pre-surgical preparations, post-surgical treatments, headaches, Fibromyalgia, lupus, any chronic condition, new and old injuries, pain and neck rotation problems.
While the LBG® works with the material and energetic level to disassociate chronic lymph blocks, a new product called the ST8â„¢, has been engineered to enhance tissue detoxification by delivering energetic patterns to the cell. ST stands for Scalar Transmatter and uses novel, noninvasive, non-cytoxic producing techniques coupled with quantum scalar technology. It is tissue detoxification coupled with an oxygen-feed system supported by eight imbedded functional processes.
As the world's first Scalar Transmatter oxygen-fed tissue detoxification system, the ST8â„¢ technology represents a 'quantum leap' in expediting critical lymph stasis. It significantly reduces potentials for a healing crisis by placing the oxygen-plus molecule directly at the lymph stasis target site. This ST8â„¢ is a critical care, noninvasive technology for lymph stasis that avoids pitfalls of high voltage gas ionization. High voltage gas-ionizing units produce non-penetrating, surface ionization may contribute to cytoxicity at certain output levels. These high levels require EPA monitoring.
Like most new technology, the ST8â„¢ grew out of a need. The need was to address critical health issues related to extreme metabolic stagnation. A unit should have portability, be noninvasive, and deliver the same potent help to lymph stasis as seen in most oxygen fed systems. The ST8â„¢, because it is working with the quantum scalar, can carry information such as a homeopathic remedy or a super-oxygenated oxygen molecule; and like a homeopath, can deliver the 'energetic signature' of the material to the cell for acceptance or rejection. Cells are selective, choosing the vibratory rate required to put them back into balance. The ST8â„¢, takes homeopathic signature transference to a new level by adding super-oxygenated oxygen and transmitting it at an energetic rather than at a material level. This creates a delivery system where adverse side effects such as 'healing crisis' is nonexistent or nominal because the information is introduced through the field at the quantum energetic level. Like a homeopathic, there is a cause and an effect (benefit) yet no physical material is present as only an energetic signature of the physical material remains.
Over twenty years ago the Max Planck Institute in Germany was injecting ozone into tumors of critical care patients who had little chance of living. As the tumor was injected, it turned to mush. The disease was devitalized, as it cannot live in an oxygenated environment. At the same time good cells are replenished and fed so that they rebuilt the immune system. The FDA examined the procedure and determined it produced free radicals that could be detrimental to the body. This is an understandable concern.
Remembering this premise, ELF Labs took the idea of injecting ozone into the body and combining it with quantum scalar. Maybe it could carry the information energetically to the interstitial space and present it at the cellular level. As a result, this noninvasive method of delivery does not create free radicals because it is within the quantum itself and balances out and fills the information pathways that are needed for material structure. With the ST8â„¢, the energetic signature of the super-oxygenated oxygen is introduced at an energetic level, and healthy cells have the opportunity to return to normal state armed with just the right amount of energetic information to bolster the immune system.
In the ST8â„¢, the super-oxygenated oxygen is not created from ambient air because unwanted particulates could adhere to the oxygen; therefore, pure oxygen from a tank is used. It is not circulated, because if it were, it might carry information that is in the person's mind field and re-circulate that information to the cellular field. The body's resonance patterns would not change with the super-oxygenated oxygen information, so the illness causing energetic pattern would remain.
When coupling super-oxygenated oxygen with tissue detoxification and good medicinal use, the body has a grand opportunity to recover from many serious illnesses. Evidence supports the fact that extreme metabolic stagnation begins to disassociate upon introduction of the energy produced by the ST8â„¢ without any adverse side effects. After a short exposure, protein disassociation occurs and is easily processed by the now free flowing lymphatic system to be neutralized, reabsorbed or passed to the liver or kidney for further processing. The remarkable ability of the ST8â„¢ is to eliminate most adverse reactions described as the 'healing crisis' associated with recovery from severe illnesses. Healing crisis symptoms are often associated with toxic cellular by products being dumped into the lymphatic system as evidenced in most protocols addressing serious illness recovery. The ST8â„¢ presents a noninvasive, non-aggressive therapy to be combined with appropriate medical therapy.
Experience with the ST8â„¢ demonstrates its ability to deliver super oxygenated molecules much like a homeopathic preparation, to the cell. Practitioner have expressed that little or no 'healing crisis' occurs when working long sessions with severely compromised immune system subjects. Some typical clinical results are:
Elf Laboratories, Courtland Reeves, Research Director and developer of the ST8â„¢, had some unusual subject cases while developing the ST8â„¢.
(a) One of these cases involved a Naturopathic Doctor in his late 40's, who had an enlarged prostate. He gave us three days to help him. Our protocol included him self-applying the ST8â„¢ 2 hours a day, twice a day, for three days. He concentrated on the gall bladder, inguinal nodes and perineum. The idea was to reestablish fluid flow resulting in reducing pressure on the bladder. We also used a technology, the Dream Rider, to help in reducing the emotional or tension side of his problem. Following three days of intense protocols, he self-diagnosed himself and announced his prostate had been reduced by 50%. He indicated his gall bladder was better and felt oxygenation therapy had penetrated deeper than other therapies he had used. This demonstrated that the ST8â„¢ could work with a subject with a serious lymphatic issue and avoid a healing crisis!
(b) Another case was a lady in her 60's who had been diagnosed by her medical doctor with liver, adrenal, lung, and brain cancer. She was given 60 days to live. Her pastor referred her to us. She arrived with her daughter on a regime of herbs, vitamins, cold baths, enemas, mustard and cod liver oil packs, etc. She self-applied the ST8â„¢ two hours a day, twice a day, three days a week for three weeks and used an LBG® at home. At four weeks she went to her doctor for an evaluation as her doctor was to place her in Hospice. During her examination the doctor could not find any problem. He told her to return for a checkup in three months. She went on a vacation. In three months, she returned to report to she had a blood test and an X-ray for the lung cancer and was told by her doctor she was cancer free! How she recovered from her cancer is a medical mystery, but has to be due to her comprehensive program, a lot of family love and help from the ST8â„¢ . Again, the ST8â„¢ aggressively addressed lymph stasis in a seriously ill person without experiencing a healing crisis!
Gulf Coast Longevity and Wellness Clinic operated by Dr. Dean Silver, M.D. and Martha Crist, ARNP. Dr. Silver routinely employs lymph drainage with the LBG® or ST8â„¢ as standard protocol for most of his patients. Following are two typical cases.
(a) A married man, age 62, with a PSA count of 16.7, was chosen to see if the ST8â„¢ therapy could open the lymph pathway (drain) for the prostate positively change the PSA. This test was related to an article Courtland Reeves wrote in 1995, published in Explore magazine, "The Role of Lymph Stasis in Benign Prostate." In this article, Reeves researched the contributing reason, from a functional point of view, how he thought a prostate problem might occur. What he noticed is most men who have prostate, have two contributing conditions: (a) a large belly or lower abdominal fluid accumulation; and (b) one or both of the inguinal nodes are swollen or blocked. The prostate eliminates to the inguinal nodes and the iliac nodes. The inguinal nodes are located in the crease where the thigh attaches to the hips; the iliac nodes drain to the cysterna chili or thoracic duct. When these two points are blocked, fluid from the prostate is blocked from draining and results in the prostate enlarging and pushing against the bladder causing 'frequent' urination and 'low flow' syndrome. So, with the LBG®, the doctor started to clear the draining (lymphatic) pathway for the prostate and found a drastic reduction in the frequency of urination and 'slow flow' syndrome. Mr. Reeves had a personal issue and had used the protocol and found, after a few sessions, frequent urination and slow flow syndrome disappeared, and have not returned for the past six years.
Dr. Silver's patient's protocol was a lengthy protocol as the man had flown into the clinic and was available for two weeks during and between business meetings. The protocol was as follows:
(a) apply the ST8 for three hours a day for five days over two weeks, using the standard prostate protocol; plus (b) use a far-infra sauna for 15 minutes. At the completion of the 7 days, a PSA count was taken and the PSA count had decreased to a 4.8. This supported the thesis that opening up the lymph pathways for the prostate, would allow the body to begin to correct its own out of balance condition and return to a more normal reading. It is suggested, that opening lymph channels and combining it with sound medical therapy would expedite a PSA's return to normal.
(b) Another case involved a male patient, in his 40's, with cancer of the medialstinum as shown in his PET scan. The patient was placed on a regime of vitamin and hormone replacement therapy in addition to self- applying the ST8â„¢, two hours a day, twice a day, for five days. The patient supplemented therapy by using an LBG® at his home when not at the clinic. Patient was carrying severe tension in his trapezes muscles with moderate lymph involvement in the cervical and sternum nodes. After four weeks, the patient was looking healthier and younger and joking much more than before he came to the clinic. The patient went to a Computron practitioner and tested to determine if 'cancer' patterns were still present. The patterns were at a nominal level. The patient maintained vitamin and mineral regimen and continued to use the ST8 off and on for five months. One year later, a second PET scan showed insignificant density in previously 'hot' areas as follows: Right paratracheal maximal uptake is presently 1.8 (previously 4.2), left paratrachael 2.7 (previously 4.4), right subcarinal 2.4 (previously 4.8), left hilar 2.1 (previously 4.6) and right 1.9 (previously 4.2). This remains suspicious though not diagnostic for neoplasm as reactive adenopathy as well as granulomatous changes could approach as such. No additional evidence for focal hypermetabolism of clinical significance otherwise seen from base of brain through proximal thighs.
According to Martha Crist, "most of Dr. Silver's patients are introduced to the ST8â„¢ or the LBG® as their illness involves inflammation and lymph related issues. When we address the 'lymph stasis' issue, patients get better - faster!"
At an Anthony Robbins Platinum Membership Health Event in Las Vegas, each attendee was subjected to a light-field live-blood analysis before anyone commenced Tony health regimen. The event lasted 5 days. One male subject, 42 years old named Brad, included one 30-minute ST8 session each evening for five days as part of his regimen. At the completion of the event, each participant was evaluated with a second light-field live-blood analysis. Live blood analysis shows white blood cell clumping, plaque, hemoglobin, fibrin, parasites, adrenal stress, etc, occurring in the blood sample. Brad, who had been identified as having the worst blood of the group was now identified as having the most outstanding blood profile of the group - the only 10 awarded.
These results suggests the ST8 complemented the Anthony Robbins regimen in a way that brought Brad's blood from 'worst of the group' to 'best of group' in only five days'.
Dr. Oleg Yasko, N.D., Certified Clinical Nutritionist located in Brooklyn, NY, has been using the LBG® technology for over three years and the ST8 for over 6 months on patients with severely damaged immune systems. Dr. Yasko collaborates with several medical doctors and employs many traditional approaches to recharging an immune system from his country of Russia. On one severely compromised patient with cancer who had a hysterectomy two years ago also had been to Germany for hyper-thermia treatment and Georgia for hyperglycemic therapy. When she cam to the clinic, she was very weak with her immune system severely compromised. Immediately, Dr. Yasko placed her on an extensive structured water and vitamin / herb therapy for her immune system. The ST8 was applied two hours a day, twice a day, for four weeks. After 4 weeks, the patient's health and well-being dramatically improved to where she is an active, mobile woman no one would suspect had cancer. A recent PET scan showed less density in many involved areas but still eventful at the site of her hysterectomy. The patient went to Mexico for a 'cancer' evaluation and 'no cancer' was found - the patient is in remission.
Marc Weill, Certified Nutritionist and Advanced Rolfer, located in San Francisco, has been in practice for over 20 years. Weill works with primary care physician referred patients who have exhausted all conventional options and are on a die within 6 month list. Weill commences therapy with intense life changing events including vitamin, herb, homeopathic, rolfing and massage (if necessary), personal exercise and emotional issue resolution therapies. Weill augments nutritional therapy using the 4-Head LBG® and ST8â„¢ to increase tissue detoxification and immune system functions.
One recent case, a female patient, 43 years of age, used 'Black Salve' on her breast for tumor self-removal. When she came to Weill, client had a 5 inch gaping hole in her breast, severe tissue necrosis and refused debreeding from her physician. Handicapped, Weill began nutritional support for the necrotic breast tissue and to boost her immune system. The ST8â„¢ was placed over the left breast, a minimum of one hour each visit. After 3 weeks and intense vitamin and nutritional therapy, the wound is starting to heal. Therapy is long-term and continues.
Another case involves a 70 year-old male, with throat damage (i.e. difficulty swallowing and excessive coughing problem) from radiation of the thymus for cancer - in remission. Client has stage 4 liver and lung cancer. Client seeks help in boosting his immune system. Weill places his clients on a stringent vitamin and homeopathic regimen using the ST8 and 4-Head LBG to supplement tissue detoxification issues. After 8 weeks of treatment, twice a week, one-hour per session, client has improved energy, respiration and attitude. He is able to walk flights of stairs, take long walks and no longer has the swallowing and coughing problem. Therapy is long term and continues.
According to Weill, the ST8â„¢ has given me a powerful tool to help these very critical clients. It has given hope where there was once very little hope. I like what I am seeing with the ST8â„¢ and the 4-Head LBG®
Although the mechanism of action for the LBG® and the ST8â„¢ is not completely understood, clinical results in moving extreme metabolic stagnation (i.e., enhancing endothelial gap function) confirms the importance of this technology to assist in clearing lymph (LBG®) fluid and pumping oxygen (ST8â„¢) into the system. It seems, when the body is helped in this way (moving lymph plus oxygenation), the bodies natural defenses coupled with excellent medical therapy provides the patient with the best possible solution to resolving critical illness.
This article started with the question "Cancer: does it begin with lymph congestion?" The issue seems to be not what role lymph stasis plays in cancer, but why cancer therapy does not take into account the role lymph stasis may play in cancer's etiology. Not addressing this question in therapy, could initiate a potential malpractice concern for any practitioner engaged in any type of 'cancer' therapy. Because basic texts on the lymphatic system present similar statements that 'lymph stasis is a breeding ground for disease', the lack of attention to this detail by any practitioner in cancer therapy could create a very difficult position to defend in a malpractice suit. Failure to address lymph stasis could be considered gross negligence and lack of proper consideration in the standard of care for cancer.
Science has been unable to document how metastasis occurs. Today, however, science is on the very near edge of discovering and gathering more important information regarding the role genes play or don't play in inhibiting or encouraging the spread of cancer. Still, most information on cancer is derived from in-vitro, cadaver anatomy or indirect in-vivo examination. This research may or may not give further information as to how cancer spreads within a dynamic living system.
While scientists and medical researchers struggle to determine if apoptosis or necrosis or the combination of the two or whether genetic manipulation of the bc12 or bclx immortality genes increase our chance of combating cancer, results are uncertain. For the present, one thing is certain for long-term health: the best medical advice is to build and strengthen the immune system and keep the lymph system flowing with LBG® and ST8â„¢ assistance.