This is 12 in a series of articles overviewing Ty Bollinger’s outstanding book CANCER: Step Outside the Box. You can get caught up by reading Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Part 11.
This is an incredibly simple, but amazingly effective treatment!
The name, Essiac is a backward spelling of Caisse, and named for a nurse, Rene Caisse, of Canada, who discovered this treatment back in 1922. After hearing about it from an elderly woman she knew, who cured her own breast cancer, nurse Caisse wanted to try it on her aunt, who was suffering from terminal stomach cancer and given less than six months to live.
After asking permission from her aunt’s physician, she did just that. And for two months, her aunt faithfully drank the tea that her niece prepared for her. She was healed of cancer and proceeded to live another twenty years! Nurse Caisse then tried the tea on her mother, with terminal liver cancer. Having been given two months to live, her mother then lived another 18 years!
After those successes, nurse Caisse and Dr. Fisher, for whom she worked, teamed up to begin treating cancer patients with the tea—now named Essiac Tea.
They healed thousands of terminal cancer patients from the mid 1920’s to the late 1930’s, seeing up to six hundred patients a week. These patients were referrals, whose doctors had given up on them as incurable and terminal. Typically, nurse Caisse gave the tea at no cost.
News of this success reached the United States, and nurse Caisse was introduced to Dr. Jon Wolfer, director of the tumor clinic at Northwestern University Medical School. While she was there, in 1937, she was able to work under the direction of five doctors, treating thirty terminal cancer patients, all while commuting from Canada to Chicago, bringing her brew of special tea with her.
After eighteen months, the five doctors all agreed that the herbal tea mixture “prolonged life, shrank tumors, and relieved pain.” There was then an effort, by her supporters, to get Essiac Tea accepted as an official cancer treatment in Ontario, but the votes were three short.
Nurse Caisse was totally unaware of the extraordinary influence of the pharmaceutical industry and medical community, both of which were more interested in making big bucks than in offering a cheap, effective, non-toxic treatment for cancer. And after much back and forth haggling with Canadian federal health officials, who just wanted her formula to make money, she refused to divulge the formula.
The same process occurred in the US, including the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, but she still refused to give up the formula. She wanted to make sure it was made available to those who needed it the most, and couldn’t afford to pay for it.
After a great deal of persecution, and even threats of arrest, she closed her clinic in 1942 and went into seclusion.
At the age of ninety, nurse Caisse died. And before she died, she signed over the rights to the Essiac formula to two parties: Resperin Corporation in Toronto, which was to manufacture and distribute the formula, and to a very trusted friend, Dr. Charles Brusch of Cambridge, Massachusetts, of the prestigious Brusch Clinic. Dr. Brusch, who was the personal physician of President John F. Kennedy, had himself been cured of bowel cancer by the Essiac treatments. So he had first-hand knowledge of its healing powers.
If you read Ty Bollinger’s book, the actual formula for the tea is included. It contains specific amounts of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm Bark, and Turkish Rhubarb Root.
And the way the tea is prepared is important. Essiac Tea is a decoction, not an infusion. In other words, there are no tea bags in a cup of hot water, as in infusion. The other method, decoction, is used to extract minerals and other nutrients from roots, bark, seeds, etc. by boiling for a few minutes and then steeping the ingredients for several hours.
Again, you’ll have to read the book to get specific details on exactly how to do it—as well as how much and when.
One note: You may see something being sold as Essiac tea, but it’s in tincture form (herbs in alcohol) or in gelatin capsules. Don’t buy it! The real tea is only a decoction, and must be prepared as in the book.