iscador

iscador

Alternative pharmacology
An extract of the European mistletoe, which is believed to stimulate the immune system, increase the white cell count and cause them to engulf and destroy foreign cells, damaged self cells and malignant cells.

Iscador (isˑ·k·dōr),

n a homeopathic preparation of fermented European mistletoe
(Viscum album L.) and highly diluted metals (copper, mercury, or silver). Has been used in Europe as an adjunct to cancer therapy. Similar mistletoe extract preparations include
Eurixor, Helixor, Isorel, Iscucin, Plenosol, and
ABNOBA viscum.
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Instead I chose to change my diet and lifestyle, and I also injected Iscador, a mistletoe extract that I was able to get from Europe which builds the immune system.
Wirral's NHS spends PS16,500 to treat around 50 patients a year using homeopathy and a mistletoe extract known as Iscador.
Iscador may be considered as an alternative treatment in breast cancer (Ziegler 2008).
The fermented mistletoe medicine is called Iscador.
Weleda's first and best-selling such medicine is Iscador [R], the mistletoe extract promoted as a complementary cancer treatment that strengthens the immune system, making it easier for the body to support conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.
Francesca says: "Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital gave me a cactus remedy and trained me to inject myself twice weekly with Iscador.
In a multicenter, parallel-group, cohort study that included 1,442 patients who initially underwent surgery for early-stage breast cancer, 16% of the 710 patients who received subcutaneous injections of the proprietary formulation Iscador experienced adverse events related to their radiation, chemotherapy or hormone treatment, compared with 54% of the 732 treated with conventional modalities alone, Dr.
Actress Suzanne Somers surprised some of her fans when she recently decided to forgo chemotherapy for breast cancer and try an herbal treatment, Iscador.
With the support of her husband, sister (a breast-cancer survivor) and friends - but not her cancer doctors - Somers has followed up surgery and radiation with daily abdominal injections of iscador, an extract of mistletoe, which historically has been looked upon as a charmed substance.
Two articles that are well worth reading for more information on the debate are the editorial by Dent and Clemons (2005 BMJ 331:1202) and particularly Herceptin: more hype than hope (2006 WDDTY 17:5;6-9) which discusses the politics of the use of Herceptin and compares effectiveness with Iscador (an anthroposophical mistletoe compound).
Iscador is fermented mistletoe extract, It is an herbal medication that we have been administering to our patients as part of our integrated therapy approach tot many years.
Iscador is a mistletoe extract that is widely used in Europe as an adjunctive treatment for cancer.