Ascorbic Acid (AA) Therapy – what is it?
AA therapy or high dose vitamin C has a solid foundation of research to support its use in the integrative treatment of cancer.
AA therapy can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation. In fact we recommend they be used concurrently. There are many studies demonstrating that vitamin C favourably enhances chemotherapeutic drug effects, as well as radiation – presumably due to the improved tumour oxygenation via the high dose vitamin C induction of peroxide. High dose vitamin C can act as a pro-oxidant and as such is complimentary to oncologic care. Cancer patients consistently report that AA helps them withstand the effects of their traditional therapies. Further benefits to AA include significantly reduced fatigue, nausea, pain and appetite loss, and works to improve response to cancer therapy.
What is the frequency of treatment?
For cancer patients, the number of treatments needed may vary, but most require infusions 1 to 3 times per week. Treatment is ongoing as dictated by your individualized program.
AA is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapy that is well tolerated by most people. It carries a very low risk of serious adverse side effects and can have a significantly positive impact on overall health.
We encourage you to visit Integrated Health Clinic to meet with one of our Doctors and learn more about this treatment, or call us at (604)888-8325 to make an appointment.