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The diseases that react upon a treatment
with DCA (or not) can be well assorted into indicational groups,
according to the characteristics some diseases have in common. If
you are dealing with an illness that is not listed on this site,
you can assess the healing effect of DCA by comparing the characteristics
of the disease with the attributes in the following indicational
Group 1: Best indication: Viral
inflammations with a local focus
Examples: Herpes, neuritis, shingles,
chicken pox or new warts.
Findings: We can obtain analgesia and resolve the swelling after
only 12-24 hours. It is possible to heal up the main symptoms of
the illness in two to three days.
Group 2: Good Indication: Fresh
Anaerobic bacterial inflammations with a local focus
Examples: Inflammation of wounds,
inflammations of the urinary tract, nephritis, pyelitis or concomitant
symptoms of influenza as inflammations of the middle ear or angina.
Findings: Very young bacterial inflammations react upon DCA as well
as viral ones. But it is important to know that this presumes the
fact, that there is no (or only littel) pus in the seat of the inflammation.
Group 3: Possible Indication:
Several types of cancer
Examples: Cancer in the kidneys,
the lymph nodes, the genitals and in connection with melanomas and
Findings: Cancer cells behave compatible to the immune mechanism
of the unspecific immune system and build up sour local foci. But
it is important to say as well that only several types of cancer
react upon DCA. The process of building up metastasis can be retarded
and stopped as well.
Group 4: Possible symptom healing:
Examples: KaposiÇs sarcoma in the
beginning, lymphadenopathy syndrome (LAS), AIDS-related-complex
Findings: Some characteristic symptoms of the commencing clinical
picture of AIDS can be found between the diseases that can be cured
with DCA. We can assume a medicinal benefit of deoxycholic acid
on parts of the AIDS syndrome. But it is not possible to fight the
virus itself globally.
Group 5: Side indication: Disharmony
of the vegetative nervous system
Examples: Calming effects as well
as a help to the regulation of the bowl or normalization of the
blood pressure ¿ simply said opposite effects of the stress hormones.
Findings: As we explained before ¿ deoxycholic acid is a bile acid,
and the same time a part of our hormone system. The DCA molecule
can dock on the receptors of the autonomous nervous system an cause
effects on it. It is competitive to the corticoidal system and has
more of a kind of a harmonizing effects on our condition.
Group 6: No indication: Several
diseases ... like influenza
Examples: To destroy the magic potion
image of DCA once again ¿ the most diseases that are found around
the world can not be combated with our immunity vitamin. Some of
these illnesses have no local focus where macrophages could cumulate
like the common cold. Some do not lower the pH-value of the blood
far enough like hepatitis and some have agents the unspecific immune
system seems to be not really responsible for like prions or all
kinds of mycosis. DCA is as well helpless if it comes to aerobic
bacterial infections like pneumonia, leprosy, pestilence. Apart
of that most of the diseases in the third world countries cant be
fought with DCA like malaria, cholera, typhus or the yellow fever.
Group 7: Difficult indication:
Rheumatism and autoimmune diseases
Examples: rheumatism, many chronic
and autoimmune diseases
Findings: DCA is problematical if it comes to cure diseases, where
an overshooting immune system is the cause of the problem itself.
If we treat somebody in these cases, the symptoms tend to get worse
in the beginning. But it gives us the possibility to heal autoimmune
diseases that are residues from incompletely healed infections or
rheumatism in some cases by guiding the patient through a dip of
aggravation to a state of better health or even complete well-being.
Group 8: Contraindication: Asthma,
allergies and neurodermatitis
Examples: Allergies, asthma, neurodermatitis,
lupus erithematodes or gout.
Findings: If we treat with DCA, the symptoms of the disease raise
for one or two days, and we gain no healing effect at all. To ease
the symptoms of these illnesses we need the opposite hormonal substance
to DCA - the corticoids. And on the other side every doctor can
tell you that you have to avoid corticoids when treating a virus
infection like herpes.
Important single indications
Acne is a collective name for diverse manifestations
of bad skin. If we take acne vulgaris to be more precise, a common
trigger can be a bad diet as well as a change in the hormone system
in puberty ¿ and there are other causes as well. Acne is commonly
a small inflammation in the skin, and this way it reacts in a positive
way on a DCA treatment, and it disappears for a while.
The problem is, that
in most cases a bad immune system is not the reason for acne, so
a DCA cure is not a causal treatment. If we take acne in
puberty as an example, the raise of the DCA antagonist progesterone
as well as cortisone just changes the hormonal balance, and with
the same amount of DCA in our blood we get a lower effect on our
immune system. So the lever for substantial healing is somewhere
Inflammations of the adenoids are often viral inflammations that
start with a pus-free phase or stay pus-free. They react very well
to a DCA treatment as they fulfil perfectly the prerequisites for
a cure with deoxycholic acid. They build up sour local foci (in
opposite to some big organs like the liver) and have a strong accumulation
of immune cells. Good examples for this category are mumps, cytomegaly
or lymph node inflammations.
Excellent healing effects can be
seen especially when treating mumps (virus inflammation of the salivary
gland in the ear). The pain relieves overnight, the swelling disappears
and the restoration of complete health is very quick. In several
cases there were also some good results reported about curing lymph
node inflammations caused by HIV.
Let us talk about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome that is
caused by the HIV virus (Human Immunodeficiency virus, also known
under different other manifestations and names as LAV, HTLV-III).
In this case we catch it through getting in contact with a body
serum, especially with blood and sexual activities. Then we have
the virus in our body ¿ we are HIV positive.
The initial stage after the infection is not spectacular with only
little or no external symptoms at all. The virus directly penetrates
into host cells and starts (what is characteristic for every virus)
to multiply immensely. Our defence system reacts immediately and
fights back the first assaulting wave efficiently. The immune system
wins the first battle, but the war has just begun. In this body
world-war, the enemy has three unfair advantages:
HIV virus has an incredible multiplication speed, so we get
flooded with the virus very quickly.
virus has a relatively imprecise reproduction, so together
with the fact of a high multiplication rate, we get a high
amount of mutants. This ongoing mutation makes the virus detection
for our immune system pretty tough.
advantage of the enemy is, that it attacks directly immune
cells and destroys them. That means according to the specific
immune system that the T4-cells get reduced in first place,
so the killer cells donÍt get any antigen data from them anymore
¿ the specific immune system crashes. The same time HIV destroys
the macrophages, so the unspecific immune system goes down
as well. At the stage both immune systems lie on the ground,
the full picture of AIDS will develop, and the patient will
probably die on a disease, that he would even come across
with a normal immune system.
To know about the interventional possibilities
we have with deoxycholic acid, we have to know in which phase of
disease the patient is at the moment. In the first acute stage where
the ill moments last for several weeks, we have local symptoms like
lymph node swelling or infectious skin rashes that give us the option
to boost our local immune defence with deoxycholic acid. Some few
cases were reported, where DCA showed up to be a profound cure for
these symptoms. In the following symptom free stage that lasts for
two to fifteen years (or in few cases forever?) we deal with a chronic
state. There is no anchor for the DCA activation as we have no local
focus. This way DCA treatment gives no sense, and there is no reason
to assume that it would stop the diminishing of the T helper cells
from about 1000 per micro litre blood down to 20. The closer we
get to the last stage of AIDS, the less macrophages we can count
in our bloodstream. In the end there is nothing DCA could activate,
as the unspecific immune system is destroyed by then.
So what is the conclusion? If we are dealing with accompanying diseases
of the AIDS syndrome in the first and second stage (that lay in
the DCA spectrum), we have a chance to cure them with a DCA treatment.
The positive results which were reported from doctors were successful
treatment of lymph node swellings (fresh ones), KaposiÇs sarcoma
in the beginning, lymphadenopathy syndrome (LAS), AIDS-related-complex
(ARC) and generalised virus infections as encephalitis. Further
we can assume the DCA will affect also other sub-infections with
local inflammations as warts and herpes that evolve by the side.
Deoxycholic acid is totally helpless to cure diseases that happen
in the third stage as mycosis, pneumonia, protozoa infections. There
are not enough macrophages to be activated and the types of these
illnesses are mostly not in the indicational spectrum of DCA. How
for deoxycholic acid touches the HIV virus itself ¿ thatÍs a good
question weather to know.
This is an inflammation of the tonsils and their surroundings, mostly
caused by bacteria (often streptococci), sometimes also viral. If
somebody has a lot of trouble with angina, the still applied method
to cure this state is to remove the tonsils. From the immunological
point of view it is a bad idea, cause they seem to be a local immunity
Deoxycholic acid works excellent in the cure of angina, the healing
starts only about 6 hours after the first dose of DCA. Very important
is to start the cure immediately at the first day of the inflammation.
Afterwards the activation of the macrophages gets heaps more difficult,
as the inflammation herd gets too alkaline from the pus. Then only
a gradual healing is possible.
As an introduction I will present an interesting statistical fact
that couldnÍt be interpreted sufficiently till now. Practical findings
show that vulnerability to cancer differs along the life pathway
quite a bit. When we are born, our cancer resistance is pretty low
up to the age of about 18 months. Then it is very high up to puberty
where there is a small setback. When we are adults the cancer resistance
is normally pretty good, and slowly declines with the raise of our
age. From the DCA point of view one interpretation is obvious. A
baby has no intestinal flora, and therefore no DCA production till
about 18 months, when it starts to crawl around and collect bacteria
from the environment. The child has a healthy DCA induced unspecific
immune system till puberty, where antagonist sexual hormones obstruct
parts of the DCA activation of the macrophages. Then as an adult
the state of the body is stabilised, and only the normal aging process
with a slower regeneration of the cells can break down immunity.
Cancer is simply said a container term for quickly growing tumour
focus in the body that produces metastasis. It is a difficult indication
for the acute therapy with DCA, but a possible one. We can assume
that each day cancer cells grow in our body, but they are eliminated
very quickly and quietly with the force of our unspecific immune
system. I have to emphasize that macrophages seem to possess the
capacity to detect every cell that doesn´t fit any more in
the structure of our body. The cancer cells start only to be a problem
when this balance of genesis and destruction is disturbed by one
of the following causes:
amount of cancer cells raises rapidly as a result of an exogenous
reason as radioactive radiation or toxins in our environment.
has a genetically higher disposition for cancer
system is in imbalance caused by reasons like constant high
stress (raise of corticoids) - in consequence the function
of the DCA activation of the unspecific immune system is lower.
||The DCA production is very
low. Medical publications show that nearly all cancer patients
have a bad composition of the intestinal flora a so called dysbacteria.
In combination of several causes (or sometimes
only because of one cause) the weakened unspecific immune system
cant handle the growing number of cancer cells any more we get the
clinical picture of cancer.
If we simplify once again our look at a tumour, we find a pile of
degenerated cells that behave in a certain way as inflammations.
They build up local foci and have a sour surrounding around them,
so two main requirements for a DCA treatment are fulfilled. The
experience with treatments of cancer show that DCA really can reach
tumours in our body. But in many cases the treatment is obstructed
by one of the following issues. Many patients suffer on alkalosis
(the blood gets more alkaline) that makes the activation of the
DCA molecule more difficult. In general the tumours tend to be less
sour and active after a chemical or radiation therapy, and this
way they are more difficult to be detected. And in most cases the
tumours we deal with have grown for a while, and are less sour than
in the beginning. The mass of a tumour tissue that can be eaten
up by the immune system is limited as well. If it is too big, an
operation seems to be necessary.
But in spite of all the problems named above some great results
were reached by using DCA for cancer therapy. Some cancer types
could be healed completely, and the patients were so thankful for
the cure that some of them are the most devoted collaborators in
the DCA project. In the meanwhile a lot more than hundred cases
of breast cancer have been successfully treated in Czech Republic
with DCA. The logic of the mechanism of the unspecific immune system
activation makes it sensible to try DCA in these cases, where spontaneous
healings of cancer were reported. This is known in cases of cancer
in the kidneys, the lymph nodes, the genitals and in connection
with melanomas and neuroblastomas. On the other side there are many
shapes of cancer that DCA doesn´t seem to affect at all. In
this group we find tumours without localisation as leukaemia or
tumours in alkaline spots of the body like the organs liver or lung.
After over thirty years of practical experience with treatments
of cancer with DCA the scientists came to a simple rule of thumb:
The person that has a sane gut flora and is not exposed to a high
dose of cancerogenic substances or rays, is unlike to develop cancer.
Chicken pox represent a primary infection with the varicella zoster
virus. DCA shows here once again how superb it ca be when healing
fresh virus infections with a sour local focus. The duration of
the diseases is cut down from two weeks to several days, two to
three days with normal symptoms, afterwards only little dried up
There are enough meaningful results here to say that is an excellent
indication for DCA. Important to know is the fact, that DCA should
not be taken in the first two days of the disease if the patient
wants an immunisation. If it is taken to early, the reaction of
the unspecific immune system is too fast for the specific immune
system that cant develop antibodies and build up an immunisation.
Inflammations of the encephalon (encephalitis) and the cerebral
membrane (meningitis) can be caused in many different ways. Common
ones are infections with viruses (ticks), with protozoa (bilharzias),
but also with bacteria or other pathogens.
DCA has a good, in some cases excellent effect if the inflammation
has a viral origin. There are some cases of tick induced encephalitis
where profound healing effects were reported. We assume as well
a curing effect on cases with a bacterial origin.
We are dealing in this case with the herpes simplex virus and can
subdivide into the manifestation of subtype one that is normally
found in the facial area, or subtype two that causes symptoms in
the genital areas of our body.
Herpes is one of the best indications for the use of DCA in acute
therapy. There are many reports about the stunning effect of deoxycholic
acid in treatment of fresh herpes, some with series of experiments
with up to 400 people (see also publications). The reactivity of
herpes varies between 12 and 24 hours on the dividing line between
the skin and the mucous membrane up to four days to if the herpes
is directly in the mucous.
The causative agents of the inflammation of the middle ear (otitis
media) are in most cases bacteria. Fresh infects react very well
to a treatment with DCA, the pain disappears in 12 to 24 hours.
The reactivity of otitis is comparable with the one of angina. But
that means as well, that we only have a real chance to treat a fresh
infection before pus builds up.
In this case also children were treated efficiently, the pain relieved
overnight when the cure with DCA started in the evening. And by
the side ¿ we also have a report about the cure of an otitis of
a dog. That is only logical if we know that all higher mammals have
a DCA induced activation of the unspecific immune system.
Neuritis is a collective name for diverse symptoms of irritations
and inflammations of the nervous system. The symptoms vary according
to the origin, that can be for example virus infections (herpes,
tick encephalitis) or results of mechanical causes (compression
of nerves as a result of problems with intervertebral discs). Some
of them like the trigeminus-neuritis can cause a lot of pain.
If we have a real inflammation of the nerves, deoxycholic acid can
be an effective way to treat them. It is a good indication as all
important prerequisites for the use of DCA are fulfilled. There
are some reports about effective healings with deoxycholic acid.
The same time it is very important to keep the cause of the disease
in mind. It makes no sense to treat pain caused by a bad vertebrae
eye and stye
If we deal with infections and inflammations of the eye, we stumble
first over two very common ones ¿ the pink eye (conjunctivitis)
and the stye (hordeolum). The have both different causes.
When we take a closer look at the stye, it is often caused by mechanical
reasons or being too much in a draught. The stye seems to react
well in the beginning, but wasnÍt investigated till now, as it is
normally a short and harmless disease.
Conjunctivitis has normally a different origin, often in the form
of an infectious disease, sometimes also when being exposed to a
lot of dust, especially when being allergic. It is not clear if
the pink eye reacts to a treatment with DCA.
The symptoms of shingles are painful reactions in a muscular branch
as well as a seed of a herpetic blisters, often followed by post
herpetic pain syndromes. Shingles are caused by the varicella zoster
virus that is identical with the pathogen of the chicken pox. In
most cases it is a revival of a the virus we are carrying with us
If we treat this illness with DCA at the very beginning, we wounÇt
get neuralgic pains. If we treat later, possible pain relieves and
disappears soon, the blisters dry and pale in few days. It is possible
to heal all the unpleasant symptoms of shingles within only two
to five days ¿ depending how early we start the treatment. There
are clinical tests existing where highly significant healings were
underdone on 60 patients.
In this cases we talk about local inflammations in areas of the
tendons. They are pus free and build up local foci pretty suitable
to react on a DCA treatment.
Treatment was undergone with inflammations of the tendons caused
by stereotypical mechanical stress mostly in the wrists ¿ like al
lot of sewing, or students that stressed their writing hand. The
effects of DCA were pretty good, even if there were only some cases
reported. A complete healing of the pain occurs after about 24 to
36 hours after the cure starts ¿ no matter how big the initial pain
There are diverse inflammations of the urinary tract that
are very common, mostly induced when being exposed to cold weather.
Women are more prone to them ¿ simply because of their physical
constitution, and also because of the actual fashion exposed belly
(that can lead up to nephritis). We talk about diseases like cystitis,
pyelitis or nephritis.
Mostly the germs are bacteria, sometimes viruses as well. As far
as we start the cure with DCA in the very beginning of the illness,
we go for a home match. The pain relieves after about one day (or
overnight), if the urine was polluted, it purifies. The therapy
with DCA has a high success rate. In a small study with 21 patients
all cases could be cured with deoxycholic acid.
Warts (verruca) are caused by a virus. The inflammation foci are
in the end small benign tumours.
As long as the wart is in the growing phase, DCA works very well.
But when the wart is fully grown, the focus looses its sour reaction
and the activation of DCA is no longer possible. Therefore DCA doesnÍt
work here any more. There are many successful cases reported from
patients and doctors.
Wounds mean in this context simply mechanically injured skin
and the tissues below. It was practically found out that DCA supports
a quicker wound healing. It seem that the macrophages cooperate
with granulation modulators and other mechanisms that are responsible
for restoring processes of the body tissues.
If we use DCA, on one side the regeneration process seems to be
quicker than usual ¿ but this effect is only moderate. What is more
important is the fact that we prevent an inflammation of the wound
¿ or heal it, if it already has occurred. This effect can be so
stunning, that a doctor handling operations in the dental area tried
to put a patent on the treatment with DCA (see also publications
page). We recommend to use DCA if an inflammation is going to start,
not from the beginning as a prevention, that we use the momentary
capacities of the body in first case.