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These Dr. Brusch photos depict our personal relationship with Dr. Charles Brusch. Dr Brusch is the physician who worked alongside Rene Caisse in developing the most successful version of the essiac formula. Scroll down to take a look at the collection of Dr. Brusch photos we have here to demonstrate his connection with Rene Caisse. Just as Rene Caisse recommended, our sheep sorrel in our essiac contains the root. It's 20% root.
In 1959, Rene Caisse traveled to the Brusch Medical Clinic in Cambridge, Mass. to join Dr. Charles Brusch, MD in researching essiac tea. She became partners with Dr. Charles Brusch with the intent of forming the "Rene Caisse Cancer Research Foundation," a charitable foundation which would have the purpose of utilizing this treatment for cancer in humans. Rene was provided with three rooms for her use at the clinic and all her expenses were taken care of. Rene and Charles Brusch remained partners, co-developers and co-owners until her death in 1978 at the age of 91.
Dr. Brusch, a medical doctor of noted background, had developed an interest in other natural forms of healing. His objective was always in the overall "well-being" of the patient. He had set up the first acupuncture clinic ever to collect research data, and it was in full operation in his medical clinic when Rene Caisse arrived in 1959.
Dr. Brusch was the first doctor in the Western hemisphere to initiate a plan similar to Medicare within his clinic for those without money who needed medical help. He was extremely interested in herbs and their power to heal, which he learned from a long-time friend, a master herbalist from Lathrop, Missouri. The objective at Dr. Brusch's clinic was to prove the merits of this simple, non-toxic, herbal formula called essiac. The formula had been already used with great success on so many terminally ill patients - but Dr. Brusch wanted to do even better.
Rene Caisse and Dr. Brusch began their research on the essiac using oral treatment only. No other medications were used and the herbs were given on an empty stomach. In the hope of identifying the active ingredient, they experimented with variations of injectable solutions, each vial containing a different herb. This failed to isolate one single herb, proving that the most effective results were obtained synergistically though the unique combination of the eight herbs in the correct proportions.
Consequently they returned to using the eight herb essiac formula administered in an oral fashion. One version of this formula is called "Flor-Essence" in the marketplace. A double blind study was done in which other essiac formulas were used, all of which proved to be inferior to the settled upon eight herb formula.
Thanks for taking a peak at these Dr. Brusch photos from our personal collection. We are happy to be able to share the history with you!