Regimes For Taking
The Asai Germanium Clinic Regime
Dr. Asai believed that there are three vital elements
which greatly facilitate healing: 1. The individual must be firmly convinced
that he/she will get better; 2. Strict attention must be paid to diet
to maintain a proper acid/alkali balance; 3. Great attention, including
positive measures of stress reduction, be devoted to the promotion of
a healthy oxygen supply, crucial to a healthy cell metabolism.
According to the Oriental dietary system, which
classifies foods according to their acid or alkali-forming qualities,
a healing diet is one which maintains the pH of the bodily fluids slightly
alkaline at pH 7.2 to 7.4.
For those acquainted with other types of dietary
regimes which may advocate seemingly contradictory advice, it is advisable
not to mix different healing systems. Each healing tradition works within
its own frame of reference, and as long as one is faithful to that particular
frame of reference, positive results are likely to be obtained. The
oriental classification of foods according to their acidity or alkalinity
is difficult to rationalize with western biochemical notions of nutrition.
This is a classic example of the dichotomy separating holistic and reductionist
world views. Regardless of one's adherence or otherwise to this system,
Oriental healing diets, such as Macrobiotics, have been some of the
most effective against even "terminal" illnesses such as cancer
and more recently, AIDS.
Acid-forming foods tend to acidify the blood, while
alkaline foods do the reverse. In order to maintain a slightly alkaline
pH, highly acidic foods should be avoided, as should excessive intake
of animal fats and proteins. In general, one's diet should be centred
around whole natural vegetable foods, such as grains, vegetables, fruits,
etc, with an emphasis upon balance. The following table is extracted
from "The Book of Whole Meals" by Annemarie Colbin (14)
Oxygen Supply/Stress Reduction
As discussed in Chapter 4, oxygen is not a substance
to be taken for granted. An oxygen deficiency can have far-reaching
toxic consequences; healing is inestimably facilitated by oxygen promoting
practices. At the Asai Germanium clinic, an attempt is made to bring
into balance the entire lifestyle of the individual, so as to maximize
the natural healing abilities of the individual, which are also enhanced
by organic Germanium.
Stress, anxiety, fear, all can promote oxygen deficiency
within the body. Practices which induce relaxation can create a glow,
a harmony, an expansiveness of positive hope, a sense of fulfillment
and contentment, which greatly enhances healing. Therefore, practices
such as yoga, meditation, walking, breath awareness, in fact anything
which is relaxing, would absolutely support any therapeutic programme.
The dosages prescribed by the physicians at the
Asai Germanium Clinic vary according to each individual. For serious
illnesses such as cancer, high doses of organic Germanium, in the range
of between 500mg to 1 gm daily are often prescribed. This may be in
combinations of liquid and/or powder forms.
The Asai Germanium Clinic does not export organic
Germanium. In order to receive Ge-132 treatment at the Asai Clinic,
it is necessary to visit there in person. The following is excerpted
from a letter sent from the Asai Clinic regarding Ge-132 treatment:
"...........The doctor in charge will diagnose
the present condition of the patient and examine, in detail, any previous
illnesses, complications and associated conditions. The patient's age,
height, weight and nourishment, ingestion, urination, defecation and
sleep conditions, etc. are also checked. And if necessary, the samples
of patient's urine and blood are taken for serological hematological
analyses and other examinations. According to the results obtained,
the daily dosage and number of doses of Ge-132 considered to be most
effective for each patient are determined.
In this way, Ge-132 is to be administered to the
patients themselves with medical instructions necessary for the course
of treatment. If the patient is not examined in detail, the daily dosage
and number of doses cannot be determined and effective treatment cannot
be expected. One hundred patients afflicted with the same disease have
to be given completely different dosage of Ge-132 per day according
to the conditions mentioned above.............."
European Clinical Regimes
Each practitioner is different and may emphasize
different treatment practices. However, in examining case histories
from practitioners in several European countries, several common features
emerge in the course of Germanium treatment of the patient.
The European practitioners prescribing organic Germanium
have also been practising a variety of alternative medical therapies,
including oxygen/ozone therapy, vitamin, mineral, and natural therapies,
dietary therapies, acupuncture, homeopathy. Patients encompass a broad
spectrum, ranging from cancer patients diagnosed as "terminal",
already having had one or more operations, and perhaps other anti-cancer
treatments, to aged victims afflicted with arthritis and other debilitating
In the majority of case history reports which I
viewed, the practitioner has usually added organic Germanium to the
regime of other therapies prescribed, therefore making it difficult
to compare dosages of Germanium prescribed, and, indeed, to attribute
any observed therapeutic effects solely to organic Germanium. However,
the practitioners with extensive experience with organic Germanium have
prescribed doses ranging from 200 to 1200 mg daily, depending on the
individual. Because of the variety of treatments employed, it has therefore
been difficult to assess rigorously the effects of organic Germanium
in many instances.
US Clinical Trials With Spirogermanium
Several oncology groups in North America have performed
Phase I and II clinical trials with Spirogermanium on patients suffering
from a variety of cancers. While the in vitro, animal studies and Phase
I data with Spirogermanium are comparable to those of Ge-132 and Sanumgerman,
it is interesting to note that in many of the trials, Spirogermanium
frequently had limited effects on the course of the cancers (8,11-12,19-20,24-26,47,57,82,94,107,109).
While it can be reasonably argued that these clinical
trials are actually more scientific and rigorous than the clinical experience
from Japan, and that they represent "real" and "unbiased"
clinical situations, there are several factors worth noting in relation
to overall clinical trial management practice employed in western medicine
in general and with the Spirogermanium trials in particular, which may
contribute to the seemingly "inactive" results of this drug.
Patient Eligibility Criteria
Many patients participating in the Spirogermanium
trials had been "heavily pre-treated". This means that these
individuals had already received other forms of treatment for their
cancers, including possibly surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy
regimes, and that they had failed to respond to these other treatments.
In view of the highly cytoxic effects of some of these regimes, and
the frequently devastating effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment
upon the immune system, it is hardly surprising that the Spirogermanium
treatment failed to elicit a positive response.
The Spirogermanium was administered to the hospitalized
individuals intravenously. This is in stark contrast to the Japanese
regime where the individual is responsible for and takes an active role
in his Germanium treatment. The western clinical trial procedure places
a patient in a passive, virtually non-participatory role, receiving
yet another treatment for his/her cancer. For an individual's belief
that he will get better to play a role in the healing process, studies
must be designed to enable the person to marshall the powerful healing
forces of his mind. Western clinical trials whereby individuals are
admitted on the basis that every other treatment has failed, hardly
provide a basis for positive hope for that particular treatment.
There are currently three double blind randomized
clinical trials ongoing in Japan with Ge-132 with lung, gastrointestinal
cancers and shingles. The results from these studies, if positive, may
contain a wealth of information not only about organic Germanium, but
also regarding the entire treatment model in the West, which makes the
individual a passive spectator to the treatment of his own illness.
In such cases, the objectives of scientific enquiry may be satisfied,
but at the cost of the patient dying. The ultimate objective of any
treatment or study must be the life and health of the individual, not
the establishment of the efficacy of a particular treatment. It may
be necessary to sacrifice some "objectivity" in order to save
lives; since when is this out of step with the most sacred vows of the