Mistletoe therapy is part of an extended and integrative approach to cancer care. It is based on the prescribed use of Mistletoe extracts by qualified doctors. Mistletoe used therapeutically is extracted from the European mistletoe, Viscum album and prepared under strict pharmaceutical conditions. Used in cancer therapy for over 90 years, it has been widely researched and is subject to ongoing development. Mistletoe therapy is used mostly in Central Europe. Mistletoe extracts have been shown in studies to:
● Stimulate the immune system
● Cause cancer cell death
● Protect healthy cells against the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
● Integrates with conventional cancer therapy
● Can be used for a wide range of cancers
● May be started at any stage of the illness.
Mistletoe therapy can be given by mouth, by subcutaneous or intravenous injection, and intratumor. Most patients will be taught to self-administer injections under the skin at home as part of their mistletoe therapy. Mistletoe therapy usually continues over a number of years depending on the type of cancer, its development, and your response to treatment.
● Improved quality of life
● Feeling better
● Increased appetite and weight
● Boosts energy level
● Reduced pain
● Better sleep pattern
● Feeling more hopeful and motivated
● Reduced adverse effects from chemo and radiotherapy
● Reduced risk of cancer spread and recurrence
● Increased life expectancy.
IS MISTLETOE THERAPY SAFE?
Mistletoe therapy has an excellent safety record. Where mistletoe therapy is combined with other medicines, interactions need to be considered. Mistletoe therapy should always be taken on medical advice and under medical supervision.
Mistletoe therapy is generally well tolerated with few significant side effects, but you may experience flu-like symptoms, including fever and mild redness/soreness at the injection site. These indicate your immune system is responding to the mistletoe therapy. Your responses will be monitored by the supervising doctor and advice given (Botanicals.com).