Every time you search online to get information related to questions about health symptoms you or a loved one might be experienced, you bumped to answers related to “holistic medicine”, “complementary medicine”, “alternative”, and “integrated medicine”. What do they really mean?
Holistic medicine is a form of healing based on the belief that the body can heal itself. This is achieved by not only treating the symptoms as you would in traditional medicine but also treating the underlying causes of these symptoms. Holistic medicine practitioners consider the whole person, for example, they take into account the physical emotional and spiritual state of the person.
When I read this article, published in The BMJ (http:/dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4528) on the 5th of October, the first thing that came to my mind was the part of the Hippocratic Oath that says “primum non nocere” (= first, do no harm). Well, it seems, that according to this article, some people have forgotten that very first promise they made when they once graduated.
Integrated Medicine (also called Integrative Medicine) is a modern concept which refers to the combination of conventional medicine with complementary medicine, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy or mindfulness, for instance. It emphasises on the combination rather than substitution. By combining different health care approaches, side effects of medication can be minimised or even avoided and benefits are maximised.
Calcium is a mineral which is paramount for the correct functioning of our body. The most well known fact is it is crucial for our bones and teeth. But it also plays a huge rol in muscle and nerve functions, in cellular division, in clotting……in short, essential for good health!
Most people think they already know (enough) about the benefits of regular physical exercise, however, you’ll be surprised, at first, when you read this and you have a look at the studies. Eventually, you may wonder why, unfortunately, so many oncologists still do not insist on it.
As I explained in my previous post, exercise is a very powerful booster of our immune system, and many studies have shown that physical exercise helps fighting cancer and preventing relapse. Here is some more information, that will make exercising easier and joyful.
Green tea, which grows in particularly humid climates, contains numerous polyphenols, called catechins. One of the most powerful is the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which stops the formation of new blood vessels by cancer cells. It also blocks the receptors on neighbour cells
It is well known that our thoughts have a paramount influence in the biochemical atmosphere of our body. For example, imagine the smell of your favourite meal….its taste… its texture in you mouth while you are chewing it… You can see how the production of saliva increases instantly!
Tomatoes are originally from South America and they were imported by C. Columbus after discovering America. They are rich in vitamins C and E, carotenoids (beta carotenoids, lutein, betacriptoxantin and lycopene), flavonoids (quercetin and naringenin),...
Cacao was already cultivated by the Mayan civilisation over 2500 years ago and introduced in Europe after Columbus discovered America. Cacao and its derivatives are the sources of highest concentrations of procyanids, flavonoids, catechins,...
Onions are rich in vitamins B and C, and minerals. They contain enzymes which help to eliminate the toxins and free radicals, and maintaining the bowel flora in balance. Their glucoquinin helps to lower the sugar level in our blood. In addition, they contribute to the well functioning of our immune system due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
I chose to be treated with her because some friends of mine told me about her good professionalism and care. At first, I was a little skeptical about integrated medicine. But they were absolutely right!
I can not describe how greatful i am to ntegrated medicine and Dr Saskia for the help i received during my cancer scare