Dr. Cseak is the only physician in Ohio who is board certified in anthroposophical medicine (out of which mistletoe therapy was developed). This 5-year training and certification, and her ongoing studies, have given her extensive knowledge of the mind/body aspects of cancer care, as well as up-to-date clinical expertise required for mistletoe therapy management. Be wary of practitioners who have begun prescribing after weekend seminars and who may be relatively inexperienced in the nuances of mistletoe prescribing and supervision.
Modern science has affirmed the therapeutic importance of mistletoe, through identification of the viscotoxins (literally, "mistletoe toxins"), lectins, and alkaloids thought to be responsible for its anticancer and immune modifying activities. Presently ~60% of all cancer patients in Germany and Switzerland are prescribed mistletoe at some point in their treatment.
Although mistletoe therapy is generally used as a complementary therapy to conventional chemotherapy and radiation, many patients who have either failed chemotherapy or chosen against it, have used mistletoe successfully. More research is needed to study the effectiveness of mistletoe as a stand alone therapy for cancer. Our clinical experience supports its use in most types of cancer, whether the patient is using conventional therapies or not.
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