Gerson Clinic, Mexico
The licensed Gerson Clinic in Mexico provides the complete Gerson Therapy for patients beginning their healing journey. The clinic is located in a coastal town in Mexico. A two-week minimum stay is required for most patients, but the doctors recommend three weeks for optimal care. The cost covers the full cost of the Gerson Therapy, as well as accommodations and meals for both the patient and the companion. If you would like to apply to become a patient at the clinic, please fill out the short form at the bottom of this page in order to download the application.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can download the clinic application by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. The application has a medical summary form that you will need to fill out, and a list of the medical records and blood tests required for evaluation. Please fax or mail the complete application to the Gerson Institute, as instructed on the application. We cannot accept applications by email. Once we receive a patient’s complete application, they can expect to hear back within four business days.
No, the clinic doctors do a thorough evaluation of each individual application to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the Gerson Therapy. The application is sent by fax or by mail—there is no need to apply in person or come in for an appointment.
You must go through the application process and be accepted as a patient before we can reserve you a room and arrange for your arrival. It usually takes about 10 days from the time a patient is accepted to the time they can arrive to check in at the clinic. If the clinic is very busy, it can take up to 3-4 weeks for a new patient to be admitted.
No, the fees for the clinic can only be accepted upfront, prior to the patient’s arrival at the clinic. The clinic is usually not covered by insurance or Medicare.
For pricing information, please download the clinic application below
Yes. Every patient is required to bring a companion with them, for no additional charge. The patient can be a friend, relative, spouse, or any person who will be assisting him or her with the Gerson Therapy at home.
The companion comes to support the patient, and to learn the Gerson Therapy, so that they can assist the patient in continuing to implement the Gerson Therapy once they return home. The companion is provided all the Gerson meals and some juices during the day, but as they are not patients, they do not undergo the full Gerson protocol.
There are 10 rooms at the clinic in Mexico, so they can accommodate 10 patients and their companions at a time.
In most cases, there is a 2-week minimum stay, as the doctors have found this to be the minimum amount of time necessary for patients with cancer and serious illnesses to adjust to the Gerson Therapy and stabilize under a doctor’s supervision before going home to continue on the therapy.
However, there are some exceptions, as the doctors may permit some patients with certain non-malignant (i.e., non-cancerous) conditions to stay for one week. When reviewing applications, the clinic will base their decision for one week acceptance on a patient’s condition and overall health. The clinic has the right to recommend a minimum two week stay if they feel it is best for the individual patient’s treatment.
The following conditions may be eligible for the one-week stay:
|· Detox, healthy patient
· Diabetes, type 2
· Degenerative arthritis
· Heavy metal toxicity, mercury
· Fatty liver disease
· Premenstrual syndrome
· Fibrocystic breast disease
Most patients fly in to San Diego International Airport, as it is the major airport closest to the clinic. There is an independent shuttle service that can take you from San Diego down to the clinic’s front door. It is necessary to have a passport in order to re-enter the United States. Please, do not make any travel arrangements until you have been accepted as a patient.
While we are aware of people’s safety concerns regarding Mexico, patients at the clinic have never had any troubles in that regard, and the clinic takes every precaution to ensure their patients’ security. An independent shuttle service can take patients directly from San Diego to the clinic’s front door. The clinic is located in a safe, suburban neighborhood near the beach.
Yes, the doctors and staff at the clinic are all fluent in both English and Spanish. If the patient does not speak English or Spanish, he or she will need to bring a companion who can translate for them.
While the Gerson Therapy is remarkably effective at treating a wide range of chronic degenerative diseases, some conditions require significant modifications to the treatment, and for others the Therapy is not recommended at all. Please read Contraindications and Cautions for the Gerson Therapy to learn which diagnoses may not be treatable with the Gerson Therapy.
The following conditions are not treated at the clinic in Mexico:
- Patients with pacemakers,cardiac stents or cardiac valve replacements
- Acute leukemia
- Brain cancer
- Brain metastases
- Organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplants
- Kidney failure or dialysis
The doctors recommend that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia begin the Therapy from home before applying to the clinic. (Contact the Gerson Institute for information)
Note: Patients who have recently had chemotherapy treatment must wait a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of their last treatment before applying for the clinic.
If you have any more questions, please contact the Gerson Institute’s Education Team.