While the Gerson Institute, as a non-profit organization, does not own or operate any clinics, we license clinics that practice the full Gerson Therapy according to our high standards for treatment. As of now, there are two inpatient clinics that are licensed by the Gerson Institute: the Gerson Clinic in Mexico, and Gerson Health Centre in Hungary. Patients come to the clinics to begin the Gerson Therapy under the care of the Gerson doctors. While at the clinics, the patients and their companions also take classes and lessons to instruct them on how to practice the therapy on their own, so that they can continue following the Gerson Therapy once they return home.
For information on each of the clinics, see:
I see that the Gerson Institute is located in San Diego. Do you have a clinic there where I can go for treatment?
No, the Gerson Institute in San Diego is the office for our non-profit organization, not a treatment center. There are currently two licensed Gerson clinics where patients are treated, the Gerson Health Centre in Hungary and the Gerson Clinic in Mexico. The Gerson Institute does not own or operate either of these privately owned businesses, but we do license them to ensure they are providing true Gerson care.
Are there doctors at the clinics?
Yes, both clinics are staffed with MDs and nurses who are fully licensed and trained in the Gerson Therapy through our Practitioner Training Program.
I am a doctor, and I would like to open up a new Gerson clinic. How can I begin that process?
To open a licensed Gerson treatment center, there are many considerations and a formal process to follow leading to eligibility. First, and most importantly, you must have at least one certified Gerson practitioner to head the facility. We provide the Gerson Therapy Practitioner Training Program to train and certify medical professionals to practice the Gerson Therapy. Once there is someone that is fully certified as a Gerson practitioner, you can begin the process of applying to open a Gerson clinic. For more questions about opening clinics, email [email protected].
When will I start to see results? Will a two-week stay at the clinic be enough to rid me of my illness completely?
When a patient goes to one of our clinics, they are merely beginning the healing process. A cancer patient will need to follow the Gerson Therapy for at least two years after leaving the clinic. Most patients will go through their first healing reaction within the first week or two, and will begin to see changes in their blood work in that time period as well. There is no set timeline for when a patient will begin to see physical changes such as tumor reduction or elimination—healing is a very individual process, and there are many variables that affect how long it can take for a patient to heal (i.e., diet, diagnosis, whether or not a patient has already been through conventional treatments, etc).
What happens after I leave the clinic? Do I need to return to the clinic for check-ups?
After you leave the clinic, you will go home and continue the Gerson Therapy protocol as prescribed by the clinic doctors. Most patients do not return to the clinic, unless they opt to return for another stay there. Patients do follow-up consultations with the doctors by phone, by sending their blood work and medical records for the doctors to review, so that the doctors can track their progress and adjust the protocol as needed.
I am currently undergoing chemotherapy. Can I still apply to the clinic while I am taking chemo?
No; if a patient has undergone chemotherapy, they need to wait a minimum of 4 weeks after completing chemotherapy before applying to the clinic. This span of time will allow for a more accurate assessment of the patient’s status post-chemotherapy. At that point, they will need to begin the Gerson Therapy at a modified level, so that they do not detoxify too quickly. For this reason, we recommend that any patient pre-treated with chemotherapy begin the Gerson Therapy at a clinic or under the supervision of a certified Gerson practitioner, so that they can be safely and gradually introduced to the therapy under a doctor’s supervision.
For more information on the Gerson Therapy and chemotherapy, please read:
I’m very interested in undergoing the Gerson Therapy, but I simply can’t afford to go to a clinic. What other options do I have?
If an inpatient stay at a Gerson clinic is not feasible for you, we recommend working with a certified Gerson practitioner in private practice. Even if there is not a Gerson practitioner in your local area, some practitioners conduct consultations via phone or web conferencing software, so they can work with patients from anywhere in the world. A certified Gerson practitioner will be able to provide medical guidance and develop a personalized treatment protocol to address your individual medical needs. You will also continue to follow up with your local doctor for blood work and other tests to monitor your progress. For more information on alternative options for medical guidance on the Gerson Therapy, please read our Get Started Guide
I’ve heard of other clinics and doctors practicing the Gerson Therapy that are not listed on this website. Why aren’t they licensed by the Gerson Institute?
The Gerson Institute carefully evaluates its licensed clinics to ensure that they are providing the true Gerson Therapy, and that they provide exemplary care for their patients. Unfortunately there are several clinics and doctors that use the Gerson name without providing true Gerson care, so we can not license them or recommend them for patients seeking treatment on the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Institute does not currently license any treatment centers in Hawaii, California, Japan, Spain or Colombia.
Reasons for not licensing a facility could include the following:
- The doctor in charge has not successfully completed the Gerson Practitioner Training
- Prescribing improper treatment protocols
- Adding unapproved supplements to the Therapy
- Issues of cleanliness of the facility
- Lack of private bathrooms
- Lack of medical supervision (i.e., if the doctor is frequently and habitually absent from the clinic)
- Inadequate (or lack of) patient follow-up consultations
- Excessive or unapproved credit card charges
If you are considering pursuing the Gerson Therapy with a clinic or practitioner who is not listed on this website, please contact the Gerson Institute first to ensure that they are licensed to practice the Gerson Therapy.
If you have any more questions, contact the Gerson Institute’s Education Department.