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Diagnosed With Cancer? Improve Your Chances With Mistletoe

Mistletoe AKA viscum album has a long history (over 2,000 years) of safe use in traditional medicine. It grows on oak trees which are considered sacred in many cultures.

Although mistletoe is approved for injectable use in other jurisdictions, in Canada, it is considered an off-label supportive cancer treatmentand it can positively improve quality of life of people during and after conventional therapy.  It decreases side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation without interfering with the effects of these conventional therapies.  Studies show a significant improvement in symptoms such as appetite, weight, sleep, cancer pain, depression and overall performance.

For example, I am currently treating a patient with stage 4 breast cancer whose rib is completely eroded by the tumour and she has no pain. She was given 2 months to live last year and she is still doing really well.

Unlike what some doctors may tell you, mistletoe therapy is one of the most researched integrative cancer therapeutics.  Studies show that it will positively impact:

  • Quality of life
  • Side effects of conventional therapy
  • Overall survival

This treatment, which is administered either subcutaneously or intravenously, can benefit the following patients:

  • Patients who are actively living with cancer – those who have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently or about to undergo conventional treatments.
  • Patients who are palliative – maybe conventional medicine doesn’t have any other answers for them and they are looking for an alternative.
  • Patients who have survived a cancer diagnosis and who would like to prevent a recurrence.
  • Patients who have a long family history of cancer and would like to prevent it.

If you are currently dealing with active cancer or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or you have a loved one who is, here are 2 links where you can find out more about this wonderful plant that can significantly help you with quality of life and decreasing side effects of conventional therapy.

If you would like more information on how Naturopathic Medicine can help,  please Call us for a free Meet & Greet with Dr. Miranda.  We are happy to help! 905-239-3900

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