All acute or chronic diseases, produce increase oxidative stress at the cellular level.
Acupuncture Treatment is the stimulation of specific points on the skin of the body using fine needles.
There is increasing evidence about the role of food to provide adequate nutrition in the body.
Psycho-oncology is a discipline focused on treatment of psychological and emotional aspects of patients diagnosed with cancer.
The evidence is increasingly significant regarding the role of emotions in the origin of diseases.
In the light of the need for observing the disease from a broader perspective, Integrative Medicine emerged, a bridge between conventional medicine and complementary medicine.
Integrative Medicine (MI) combines the knowledge of conventional medicine with other complementary medicines that have been proven scientifically effective as chinese herbal medicine, orthomolecular nutrition, diet and lifestyle, acupuncture or stress control.
This medical specialty not only focuses on improving disease symptoms, but on the reason for its origin and on strengthening all the physiological mechanisms to help the body to fight disease and restore health.
Integrative Oncology combines the knowledge of conventional oncology with traditional and complementary medicines with proven scientific evidence. Treatment selection is done looking for satisfactory scientific foundations.
Scientific evidence shows the benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine to treat chemotherapy and radiotherapy side effects. The combination of both types of treatment allows chemotherapy cycles to be well tolerated, with no need to stop the treatment due to decreased immunity or serious side effects.
Scientific studies show the anticancer effect of certain Chinese herbs. In fact, Taxol (Paclitaxel), used in chemotherapy protocols for breast cancer, is a compound of the bark of the Taxus Brevifolia tree.