Three brief case reports demonstrate the typical beneficial effects of mistletoe in cancer treatment.
The first case is a patient with a rare advanced appendiceal cancer who had suffered from extreme fatigue, abdominal pain and severe nausea and vomiting. Shortly after starting Helixor injections her symptoms have improved. She reports her pain is gone for now, she is eating and has gained several pounds, and she is less fatigued. She is making trips outside the house again.
The second case is a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Shortly after starting mistletoe therapy the patient’s palpable lymph nodes have disappeared.
The third case is a patient with stage 4 colon cancer. After the first week of intravenous mistletoe therapy her appetite is back, her energy is “better than it has been for years”, and she has noticeably more functional status. She is able to easily ambulate from her car up the stairs into the clinic where as before she had a very difficult time.
The Case Report
In this age of randomized controlled trials we often forget the power of the case report. Personally, in our individual case, we don’t care that statistically it is very improbable for the events of our life to occur. What matters is that they do actually occur in our life, whether this event is meeting our future life partner at an otherwise mundane errand, or a cancer cure. Case reports demonstrate the working of the guiding spiritual forces in our life (in Anthroposophy we call this karma).
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(Reminiscent of the stunning work of Dr. Paul Jaerschky, M.D., as described in his book “Life Pictures: Self-Realization through Illness and Healing: Essays and Case Histories in Anthroposophic Medicine.”)
Bravo, Dr. Mark!