Common Names. Hoxsey herbs; Hoxsey formula; Hoxsey method. Jump to: For Patients & Caregivers; For Healthcare Professionals. The BioMedical Center may be the oldest alternative cancer clinic in North America. It started in Dallas, Texas, circa as the Harry Hoxsey Cancer Clinic . Cancer and Hoxsey therapy – It is always painful to swim against the flow!.

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CA Cancer J Clin. Several books on herbalism have claimed that some of the herbs in the therapy have anti-tumor effects in vitro.

However the clinic does offer treatments like homeopathy and even chemotherapy. Office of Technology Assessment. Garden City Park, New York: Long term follow-up of cancer patients using Contreras, Hoxsey and Gerson therapies. Mildred died in In his autobiography in Hoxsey claimed his great-grandfather, a horse breeder, had cured his favourite stallion by giving him herbs from a particular field.

Being a Quaker, he did not want to shoot the animal and instead put it in a meadow to graze and finish its days in peace. An ingredient that usually remains constant for every patient is potassium iodide. The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute do not advise hoxsfy use of Hoxsey Therapy, as neither has found any objective evidence that the treatment provides tangible benefit to people with cancer.

Hoxsey – the quack who cured cancer

It is not known if concentrations of the various ingredients are great enough to cause interactions that may be associated with those ingredients when used alone in therapeutic amounts. Anderson Cancer Center found no evidence that Hoxsey Therapy is effective as a treatment for cancer. The following herbs are used in the Hoxsey remedy.


His legacy though lives on today in the antics of the numerous bogus cancer cure gurus who prey upon the desperate. There is no guarantee of strength, purity or safety of products, and effects may vary.

The Hoxsey Hoax

Hoxsey himself traced the treatment to his great-grandfather, who observed a horse with a tumor on its leg cure itself by grazing upon wild plants growing in the meadow. Dietary advice is usually to avoid foods that conflict with the herbs; like pork, carbonated drinks, alcohol, vinegar and tomatoes.

Information presented is of a general nature for educational and informational purposes only. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new therapy. InHoxsey developed prostate cancerand his own treatment failed to cure it. Patent medicines Alternative cancer treatments Tijuana Pseudoscience. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

J Naturopathic Med ; 5 1: And what of Kathy Allison? Good scientific evidence for this use C: It was the first federal agency to review the therapy and did it as part therayp a study into alternative cancer treatments. Therqpy Account Contact Us.

Pokeweed — triggers the immune systems, increases lymphocytes and increases levels of immunoglobulin FarnesDowning The Hoxsey clinic in Dallas was one of the largest privately owned cancer hospitals in the world. Worse, Hoxsey had an elixir for internal cancers.

Which is exactly the reason the government finally managed to put him out of business by Background “Hoxsey formula” is a misleading name because it is not a single formula, but rather is a therapeutic regimen consisting of an oral tonic, topical on the skin preparations, and supportive therapy. The formula was passed down in the Hoxsey family, and John Hoxsey’s great-grandson Harry Hoxsey, an Illinois coal miner, marketed an herbal mixture for cancer and promoted himself as an herbal healer.


He was the victim of a conspiracy he moaned. Side Effects and Warnings Well-designed safety thfrapy of the Hoxsey formula are currently unavailable.

Hoxsey Therapy – Wikipedia

A Study By 10 honest Physicians You should always read product labels. Accessed March 11, Hoxsey Therapy or Hoxsey Method is an alternative medical treatment promoted as a cure for therzpy. Hoxsey initially opened a clinic in Taylorville, Illinois to threapy his treatment, one of 17 clinics that he would eventually open. He developed prostate cancer and when he failed to cure himself, he quietly underwent conventional surgery. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven.

Hoxsey formula – Nature’s Food Patch

Last updated July 31, ; accessed March 11, Berberis root Berberis vulgaris. Eventually the AMA admitted that the external application had merit. Safety is unknown, and therefore use cannot be recommended. Remarkably, the stallion recovered!

Reader’s guide to alternative hoxey methods. J Hist Med Allied Sci. Today, Hoxsey proponents therzpy scientific papers at skeptics with data about the anti-cancer properties of some of their plants. Poke root Phytolaeca Americana. Retrieved March 11, Nobody likes to admit that they have been duped. The basic solution was: These plants were collected and used to create a remedy that was initially given to ill animals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.