Mistletoe Injections

by | Jan 11, 2024 | Articles, Cancer, Conditions

Cleanse the skin with alcohol pad and let dry.

Inject just below the skin into subcutaneous fat.  The standard needle for this should be about 1/2 inch long.

You will normally inject the product three times a week at various sites, e.g. abdomen, upper thighs, or upper arms, but not into radiation fields or near infected areas.

The most common side effect is reddening and swelling at the injection site, approx. 1 to 5 cm in diameter (0.4 to 2 in), and a slight increase in body temperature. However, these reactions are not considered adverse side effects – they are desired responses.  When the immune system responds to the mistletoe injection, it is activated. This is exactly what we want to achieve.

The lymph nodes near the injection site may also swell slightly.

If the red reaction is < 1cm then the dose is too low – proceed to the next higher dose.  If the red reaction is larger than 5cm then the dose is too strong.  A red reaction between 1-5 cm in diameter indicates the dosage is correct.

Depending on the intensity of your reaction, your dosage may need to be adjusted. If the skin reaction is larger than 5 cm (2 in) or if you have a fever above 38 °C (100.4 °F), you need to temporarily stop taking injections and have your dosage reduced afterwards. Be sure to inform your treating doctor about this

With any reaction, wait until the reaction resolves before doing the next dose.

Maintain the same dosage as long as the desired reaction occurs.

Depending on your overall condition and your reactions to mistletoe therapy, your dosage may be adjusted or a different product may be used.

If the tumor is still detectable, or if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the mistletoe therapy is continued without a break. In other cases, therapy breaks of increasing length are recommended, to avoid habituation. Mistletoe therapy is usually administered for several years.


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