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More and more attention is being placed on mistletoe therapy as an alternative treatment for various types of cancers.
As the word spreads, people are starting to ask, “What does mistletoe therapy cost?” Although it can vary by patient, it is generally quite affordable.
Mistletoe Therapy Cost
Believe Big, an organization that helps families navigate the cancer journey states that,
“Mistletoe treatments cost a fraction of the cost of chemotherapy.”
Mistletoe therapy is not normally covered by insurance, and can cost on average between $150 and $250 per month. In some cases, it may be as low as $100 per month. A physician will recommend a specific extract strength and frequency based upon each patient’s needs.
Mistletoe Therapy can cost an average of
$150 – $250 per month.
Since mistletoe extract is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cannot be prescribed by oncologists in the U.S. until a clinical trial is completed in the U.S. It can only be prescribed by approved anthroposophic physicians trained in complementing conventional treatment, like Virginia Integrative Practice.
Mistletoe therapy is currently in clinical trials through Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
How Mistletoe Therapy Is Used to Treat Cancer
According to a report on Mistletoe Extracts (PDQ®) by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute,
“Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicine therapies in people with cancer. In Europe, mistletoe extracts are among the most prescribed drugs for patients with cancer.”
Mistletoe therapy advocate Believe Big says,
“The liquid extract of the mistletoe plant has been used as an alternative method to treat cancer for close to a century”
“Mistletoe therapy has been proven in European studies to turn on the immune system activating mechanisms to destroy cancer cells, as well as repair DNA,” reports Virginia Integrative Practice:
“It can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation or can be used for palliative care, lengthening survival rates and improving quality of life. It can also be used when cancer goes into remission to prevent a recurrence.”
The mistletoe extracts, prepared as water-based solutions, or solutions of water and alcohol, are usually administered by injection under the skin, into a vein, into the pleural cavity, or into a tumor, with few side effects reported by patients. Side effects can include headache, fever or rash.
The benefits clearly outweigh any side effects, including reduced side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and tumor pain reduction.
What is Mistletoe?
Mistletoe a leathery-leaved greenery commonly associated with the winter holidays, is a semiparasitic plant that grows on various types of tress including the apple, oak, pine, elm, and other broadleaf trees. It bears white glutinous berries in wintertime.
Ask About Mistletoe Therapy Cost at Virginia Integrative Practice
Virginia Integrative Practice has three offices throughout Virginia to provide mistletoe therapy as a treatment for various types of cancer including breast, ovarian, colorectal, prostate, pancreatic and kidney cancers, and lymphoma and leukemia.
If you have questions about mistletoe therapy cost, please contact us for an appointment.