Homeopathic doctor believes he cured himself

In 2003, a Sarnia surgeon told Lorne Moyer he either had to undergo surgery for prostate cancer or get his affairs in order.

A self-described "type A personality," Moyer, now 60, was a process operator at a chemical plant and the owner of a heating and air conditioning company when he learned of his diagnosis with an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

His prostrate specific antigen (PSA) test levels -- measurements of a protein produced by prostate gland cells -- had risen from 2.8 to over 10.7 in under two years.

"It all came pretty quickly," Moyer said. "You walk into a doctor's office and find out you're dying."

Still in denial, Moyer waited several months before his wife "cajoled, demanded and begged" him into having surgery.

"I didn't like surgeons or surgery," he explained. "I was not thinking rationally about it."

A four-hour operation removed "the better part" of his prostate but left two concerning "breakout spots" that the surgeon couldn't get to.

Moyer later learned he had a life expectancy of only six to seven years.

Today, the same surgeon who performed the operation shakes his head in disbelief every time Moyer returns for a check-up.

"Every time I go there, he's shocked it hasn't spread," Moyer said.

Moyer, who recently graduated as a homeopathic doctor, credits homeopathic remedies and his own self-treatment for his current cancer-free status.

At age 57, Moyer began to study homeopathy at the London campus of the Toronto School of Homeopathy as a way to keep busy after retirement.

"I always had an interest in health and nutrition, and I liked helping people," he said. "It sounded like it helped people and was totally different than anything I ever knew."

It was about this time that PSA tests showed that his cancer "had returned and was starting to grow."

After being treated by a London homeopath, Moyer set out to find his own cure and even wrote a thesis on prostate cancer to find remedies that work.

"It was very difficult, but I got it down to two remedies," he said.

Homeopathic remedies are based on the premise that "like cures like."

For example, a person with runny eyes may take small doses of alum sepa, a homeopathic onion, to comb at their symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are tasteless, odourless, highly diluted

medicines that stimulate the body to self-heal.

Moyer decided to use carcinosinun, a homeopathic remedy prepared from breast cancer cells, to treat the disease.

Moyer said using small doses of cancer to treat cancer has appeared to work.

Since his self-treatment began, Moyer said his PSA readings have actually dropped to a level where doctors have told him that his reading may just be noise on the


Moyer said his success is not just limited to his own diagnosis.

A recent case involved an 11-year-old boy who struggled to do Grade 2 schoolwork.

"He's now 13. He told me that next year he's going to high school," Moyer said.

Another case involved a male nurse who worried about having to take six months off to recuperate from surgery to rebuild his knee.

Moyer said he was able to help his patient rebuild his knee naturally.

"Homeopathic medicine can be used to treat any human condition and in animals," he said. "There is nothing we can't treat including serious illness."

Moyer operates his practice out of Ingersoll.

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Moyer can be contacted at 519-425-1571.

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