Complementary oncology offers people with a cancer diagnosis complementary treatment options with which they can noticeably improve their quality of life during radiation or chemotherapy. Psychological support is also required to be able to cope with the stressful diagnosis and side-effects of treatment.
Complementary oncology has a whole variety of options to offer. They should be used exclusively to complement scientific treatment and should not under any circumstances replace them. The advantages of complementary medicine with cancer are mainly due to the treatments being highly compatible. The holistic approach of naturopathy, comprehensive support by consultants and medical staff and additional measures, for example in nutritional medicine, osteopathy, acupuncture and more, have a positive effect on the recovery process and strengthen patients both physically and psychologically.
Dr. Christian Thuile, former Director of the Department for Complementary Medicine at Merano/Meran hospital, is an expert in the field of complementary oncology and now works for the Medical Center Quellenhof – a tremendous enrichment to the team and range of treatments on offer.