Medicaitons and Supplements
Not all medicaitons have to be administered as infusions. Many remedies and food supplements can also be ingested to great benefit. Others are injected in or under the skin, and some can be rubbed into the skin.
In the following section you can learn more about this.
Most Europeans are familiar with Asterix and Obelix, the good-natured Galls who defeat the more powerful Romans with skill and cunning, and with their magic potion. An essential component of the magic potion are the sprigs of mistletoe that the druid Miraculix harvested from oak trees with his golden sickle. Thus, mistletoe therapy dates back thousands of years. Today mistletoe extracts are among the best-researched therapy methods in the field of complementary oncology.
Mistletoe therapy was introduced into integrative medicine by Rudolf Steiner
Modern mistletoe therapy for cancer stems from an idea developed by Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925). At the end of 1916, when he was almost 100 years old, Steiner indicated that the mistletoe plant was particularly suitable for treating cancer. Since then, thousands of studies have been carried out confirming Steiner’s theory. We now have a wealth of information about the physical properties of mistletoe, which can be investigated scientifically, about its constituents and their individual effects on cancer cultures, as well as information from clinical experiments. We know that there are cancer cell-destroying and cancer-inhibiting substances, as well as a range of immune system-regulating factors, that have an anti-inflammatory and protective effect on the body. The human body’snon-specific and specific immune system are activated!
The botanical uniqueness of the mistletoe plant. A special manufacturing process turns the plant into a specific medicine for use in cancer treatment. High-tech benefits patients.
From a botanical perspective, too, mistletoe is an extremely interesting plant. It does not grow on the ground, but on trees; it does not follow the normal seasonal patterns, does not lean toward the sun like other plants, and is virtually exempt from space and time. It presents itself as a “strong-willed being.” Depending on the host tree on which the mistletoe plants grow, it contains different substances and is thus used to treat different types of cancer.
Production of mistletoe preparations is an extremely pain-staking process.
Mistletoe plants from various types of trees are harvested separately by hand and sorted strictly by host tree twice a year – once in the summer and once in the winter. They are then macerated mechanically using a roller and mixed with lactic acid bacteria and water for preservation. Using a high-tech machine that operates at 10,000 revolutions per minute, the winter and summer juices are then processed into specific cancer medicines, which are subsequently chosen by doctors and therapists on an individual basis for patients.
More than half of cancer patients in Germany use the healing power of mistletoe. An improvement in their quality of life usually occurs quickly and is appreciable over the long term.
A variety of doctors and therapists who regularly work successfully with mistletoe preparations have reported on the beneficial properties of mistletoe therapy in treating cancer, and of course there are now millions of patients who have experienced the effects of mistletoe on their own bodies and in most cases have had excellent experiences with it. They report an improvement in their appetite and digestion, improved sleep, and a significant reduction in pain, so that very often fewer painkillers need to be prescribed, In addition, their mood and general activity is improved. This enhancement of wellbeing is often achieved quickly and lasts a long time.
Medicines are chosen individually and administered as injections (s.c. = sub cutaneously = under the skin). Generally speaking, patients or their family members quickly learn how to administer the injections themselves; they usually need to be given three times a week. We have had excellent experiences using mistletoe preparations for cancer over the decades.
Natural medicine makes use of a wide variety of different methods. In recent decades, we have focused intently on possible treatments with phytotherapy, homoeopathy, and anthroposophic medicines. We take ingredients from nature’s rich bounty and carefully craft them into high-quality medicines that are used in myriad ways in cancer therapy, treatment of other chronic diseases, and even in acute medicine.
Phytotherapy – ancient wisdom supplemented by modern research
Phytotherapy is one of these methods. Phytotherapy (from the Greek phyton, meaning plant, and therapeia, meaning treatment) is a term used for the treatment and prevention of disease with plants, plant constituents, and medicines containing them. In phytotherapy, we borrow from the wealth of natural medicines that have been accumulated over many centuries, as well as from a growing number of modern scientific investigations that confirm the effectiveness of naturopathic medicines and applications.
Homoeopathy – “similia similibus curentur” (Samuel Hahnemann, 1755 – 1843)
The term homoeopathy comes from the Greek “homoion” similar, same) and “pathos” (suffering, illness). Substances or medicines are prepared that would cause a similar illness with higher doses. The homoeopathic form of preparation is known as “potentiation”; the strengths of the substances are worked out and then administered as a medicine. Homoeopathy is a stimulation and control therapy aimed at boosting and supporting the body’s own defences. Like cures like (Latin: similia similibus curentur). Even Hippocrates back in the days before Christ and Paracelsus in the Middle Ages used this “rule of similarity” in his treatments. The principle of homoeopathy was rediscovered and significantly expanded through research and self-testing by Samuel Hahnemann, who lived and worked from 1755 to 1843.
Anthroposophic medicines – ther result of a combination of humanistic and scientific research
In anthroposophic medicine, conventional, phytotherapeutic, and homoeopathic medicines are used in parallel, as well as special anthroposophic compositions and remedies. They were prescribed by Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) and then produced by doctors and pharmacists. Generally speaking, they are combination preparations in which the various substances effectively complement and reinforce each other.
We have training and accreditation in anthroposophic medicine and we have focused on phytotherapy, homoeopathy, and anthroposophic medicine since the inception of our clinical activities.
Anyone suffering from a severe chronic illness does not feel comfortable in his or her own skin! We are aware of this, but don’t always take it very seriously. We become “thin skinned,” feel torn, tense, and vulnerable. So what is more appropriate than strengthening and rebuilding our protective coat, our skin?
Using medical rubs, we can directly help vitalize and regenerate the protective coat of our body and create new “padding” in which we feel safe and secure. In addition, medical rubs have direct effects on our inner organs and their functions.
Most patients love this kind of care and contact, which enables them to swiftly attain a deep state of relaxation.
We use different oils and ointment as medical rubs, which are selected on an individual basis for the respective patient. The healing powers of plant-based and mineral substances are ideal for compensating weaknesses and bring out hidden strengths again.
During a serious illness such as cancer or other chronic diseases, as well as deficiencies, our bodies sometimes need additional support from outside. Dietary supplements are products aimed at providing the human metabolism with greater quantities of nutrients and border between medicines and food. They are intended to supplement our general diets and are available from our Arcadia health-food store at our clinic. Consultations on the use of dietary supplements are always recommended. Talk to us to find out more.
We would be happy to advise you on the typical constituents of dietary supplements, why you might need them, and when they can be used
Typical ingredients of dietary supplements include minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and secondary phyto-nutrients. Examples of dietary supplements that we frequently use are quercetin, curcumin, frankincense, and enzymes. When these products are prescribed, particular attention should be paid to where and how they were produced, and what dosages are best to achieve an adequate effect. Overdoses in individual cases must also of course be watched out for.
What needs to be borne in mind in cases of serious illness, and particularly in cases of cancer
Many chronically ill patients do not necessarily die from the disease itself, but rather from deficiencies that develop in the course of their disease. On the one hand, it may be that their intake of food, for example in cancer patients, is inadequate, whereas on the other these conditions are often associated with metabolic problems that can lead to chronic deficiency states. In these situations, it is often necessary and useful to use dietary supplements. These should not, however, be taken for long periods and without supervision.
In addition to normal blood tests, the special blood tests we offer provide information about the need for dietary supplements.
Tests making use of dark-field microscopy or proteomics (see separate section) give us important information about the practical use of dietary supplements in deficiency situations caused by cancer and other chronic diseases. A cost-benefit analysis must be carried out in all cases. We would be happy to assist you if you have any questions about dietary supplements.