Mistletoe Therapy For Your Pets

Mistletoe is an injection based cancer therapy

Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic shrub that was originally introduced for the treatment of cancer in humans in the 1920’s by Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophical medicine. Iscador and Helixor are injectable extracts of mistletoe specifically formulated to treat cancer.

mistletoe therapy

Clinically, mistletoe has been found to work equally well for the treatment of cancer in domesticated dogs and cats. In addition to direct anti-cancer effects, mistletoe can help decrease the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, enhance immune function to help fight cancer, relieve pain associated with tumors, prolong survival times and promote a high quality of life.

It can also be used as a primary cancer therapy when conventional cancer therapy is not possible due to adverse side effects, weakness of the patient and when conventional treatment has proven ineffective.

Studies show that mistletoe therapy has a positive effect on the patient’s immune system and quality of life and can improve tolerance of conventional chemotherapies without decreasing their efficacy.

The mistletoe extract is injected subcutaneously (under the skin), daily and then weekly as a maintenance, similar to how allergy injections are given to a patient.

For More information on the Mistletoe Extract: please see:

Dr. Jyl Rubin DVM (916) 989-0738

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