Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer: Prevention, Treatment, and Healing
Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer are increasingly making use of mistletoe preparations. However, mistletoe grows on many different trees, and the properties of the plant vary according to the host. Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer presents, for the first time, an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe and the kinds of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The authors pull the various characteristics together, providing a unique guide to the different types of mistletoe and which patients might benefit most from the individual varieties. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer, but also in prevention.
Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer includes specific case studies, as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.
About the Author
Dr. Johannes Wilkens was born in 1962 and studied theology and medicine. He was medical director of the Alexander von Humboldt geriatric rehabilitation clinic in Bad Steben, also working in private practice and undertaking numerous research projects in homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. He was awarded a scholarship grant by the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation for studies on wound healing, and by the Continental Insurance group for studies on the homeopathic treatment of stroke. He has published numerous articles on homeopathic remedies, and books on key medical themes such as cancer therapy, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, back pain and wound healing. Since 2005 he has been a permanent member of the extended council of Nature and Medicine, the sponsoring association of the Carstens Foundation, and from 2007/8 has been an executive member of GAÄD (The Society of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany).
Gert Böhm is a former newspaper publisher working as a freelance journalist and author. He lives near Hof, Germany.