Dr. Charlie Schwengel, PSc. D.
Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine
Dr. Charlie has always been dedicated to methods of natural healing. As a result he actually holds three different medical licenses:
DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Charles Schwengel (“Dr. Charlie”) brings over a quarter of a century of knowledge, experience, skills and resources to the practice of nutritional medicine. He began to pursue a life-long interest in natural healing when he attended osteopathic medical school in 1990. He graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Pomona, CA) in 1994 as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or DO and completed an internship in Phoenix in 1995. He realized a life-long dream of practicing general medicine & osteopathy in Mesa, AZ. Treating patients for cancer was the last thing on his mind.
MD(H) – Doctor of Medicine, Homeopathic
Pursuing his primary interest in methods of natural healing Dr. Charlie learned about the science of homeopathic medicine. Following what appeared to be a miraculous recovery from his step-father’s heart condition (see Dad’s Heart Story) Dr. Charlie become convinced about the value of homeopathic medicine and obtained a second medical license in Arizona called Doctor of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine, or MD(H). This license allows conventional doctors to include many forms of more holistic therapies, often called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in their practices.
Dr. Charlie remains very active in the homeopathic community and has served four terms by gubernatorial appointment on the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medical Examiners.
At this time Dr. Charlie is “semi-retired” from osteopathic and homeopathic medicine,
and now practices exclusively under his PSc. D. license.
PSc. D. – Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine
When Dr. Charlie learned about a new type of license that allows qualified practitioners to practice nautral medicine for people across the country and into Canada it seemed like a perfect fit. The license is called Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine or PSc. D. It is issued by the Pastoral Medical Association (PMA), a private membership association that grants licenses to qualified practitioners to practice natural medicine for its members.
This is why registration for membership in the PMA is so important. Membership in the PMA is necessary to obtain access to the information and services available through Dr. Charlie’s Pastoral Science & Medicine license.
Registration for membership in the PMA is FREE and is good for life, until and unless you decide to change it.
In 2005 Dr. Charlie learned about an alternative way of treating cancer patients called Insulin Potentiation Therapy, or IPT. IPT uses the same chemotherapy medications – it is the method of administration that is different. The doses of drugs are much lower and they are more targeted to cancer cells. Because of that there are much fewer side effects and treatments are easier to tolerate. The concept of IPT as an alternative therapy piqued Dr. Charlie’s interest.
So he began treating patients with cancer with a combination of IPT and natural medicines. However Dr. Charlie noticed after a short time of doing this that the outcomes were about the same as for conventional chemotherapy. Also, the unspoken principle behind IPT remains the same – to “fight” cancer. Dr. Charlie learned from experience that killing cancer cells was not enough. He was much more interested in natural healing rather than alternative ways of “fighting” cancer.
German New Medicine®
In the 1980’s a doctor named Dr. med Ryke Hamer was in charge of a large cancer clinic in Germany. He went through a tragedy in his own life and developed a cancer. When Dr. Hamer realized the connection he recovered from his cancer. Then he began to ask his patients and found that virtually all of them had endured some form of severe stress, occasionally tragedies in their lives generally form 12-18 months prior to their diagnosis. Dr. Hamer coined a term for this phenomenon called Biologic Conflict.
As he looked more deeply into Biologic Conflict he saw a pattern between the type of conflict and the type of cancer. This pattern was so specific and predictable that he organized his findings into a science he called German New Medicine®, or GNM.
GNM is not a treatment for cancer. It is a clear explanation of the causes behind why people develop cancer. Dr. Hamer found that when people began to understand that their cancer was coming from within, they began to heal from within. A great many people recovered and were able to go on to live long and productive lives.
As Dr. Charlie learned about GNM he started inquiring of his own patients and found the same patterns with the same correlations. Dr. Charlie has since adopted the principles of GNM as a cornerstone of his own practice.
One day a little book arrived in the mail. It was about salvestrols – natural compounds in herbs that help to cause cancer cells to under a process of programmed cell death. The medical word for this is apoptosis (the second “p” is silent).
Apoptosis is an important part of the “maintenance and repair” process used by Nature to remove old, worn-out or unhealthy cells from our bodies. We all have apoptosis going on in our bodies all the time. Salvestrols from Nature provide a signal that is specific to causing cancerous and other unhealthy cells to undergo apoptosis.
Dr. Charlie realized that he had hundreds of herbs at his fingertips from a line of natural products that he was already carrying. He began to put together a program of care that uses 100% natural products for helping people to heal from cancer rather than fight it. That is what this website is all about.