Apheresis is an in-depth outpatient procedure by which blood is removed from the body via IV access, plasma is separated and filtered through a special column, and cleaned blood is returned to the body.
Therapeutic apheresis works to remove degenerative, pro-cancer and pro-inflammatory compounds that contribute to the progression of life-threatening illness— allowing the body a chance to deeply detoxify, while enhancing the effects of other therapies and supporting optimal healing.
The use of apheresis in the treatment of cancer, chronic kidney disease and other complex, inflammatory conditions was pioneered in the U.S. by Dr. Eliaz at Amitabha Medical Clinic. Currently, Dr. Eliaz is engaged in apheresis research and development with leading medical institutes, to create advanced apheresis columns for targeted filtration of highly specific disease-causing compounds.
The apheresis device currently used at Amitabha Clinic is a FDA approved system for removing unhealthy cholesterol in people with genetically-based elevations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Many chronic diseases produce damaging oxidized lipids and inflammatory compounds that result in unhealthy cell function and further the progression of illness. Reducing the levels of these circulating compounds with apheresis, in conjunction intravenous therapies and other treatments, provides a powerful therapeutic intervention with significant health benefits.
In the treatment of cancer, our apheresis protocols are designed to enhance chemotherapy and radiation effectiveness, reduce surgical inflammation, lower the levels of circulating compounds that contribute to disease progression, and promote optimal recovery. By dramatically lowering these degenerative compounds, apheresis reduces hyper-viscosity and inflammation in the circulation and increases oxygenation, limits tumor-promoting signaling and supports optimal immune response.
In addition to cancer, we have seen significant clinical success using apheresis in the treatment of
- Enhancement of cancer treatments
- Chronic kidney disease
- Lyme disease and co-infections
- Autoimmune conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Toxic body burden
- and others
Contact us to learn more about apheresis, and how this revolutionary treatment may help you.