Complementary medicine can be applied to rheumatic diseases, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular diseases, urological, gynaecological, oncological, even to fertility processes.
We want to emphasize that it is complementary to conventional medicine, it must never replace it though its positive effects are evident, especially in respect of the side effects caused by cancer treatments (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy).
At HC Marbella International Hospital we help patients to achieve the highest quality of life possible and to prevent them from making the mistake of looking for types of alternative medicine treatments that do not have any scientifically proven benefits.
Complementary Medicine, coordinated by a doctor who controls and coordinates according to your needs is the most advisable practice.
The following are the most frequent questions asked about the use of complementary medicine:
When is it advisable to use Complementary Medicine?
At any time, complementary medicine has many uses adaptable to different pathological situations.
Are there any specific treatments recommended for certain illnesses?
The positive effects have been shown in:
Acupuncture: to treat nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy, against leucopoenia (decreased number of leukocytes in the
blood) - with 1st levels of evidence - and to control pain.
Mindfulllnes: to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. There are numerous studies in breast cancer.
Physiotherapy: to decrease anxiety, and pain, in particular after radiotherapy.
Yoga: To relieve pains and chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, respiratory diseases, etc.
Nutrition and Psychology are undoubtedly health aids, but each case needs to be personalized. Although each patient is treated individually according to the response, it can be checked this with our Complementary Medicine Unit.
Should it be my doctor to send me to this Unit?
Medical supervision is important as it is worth bearing in mind that plants and “natural products” contain active ingredients that can interact positively (but also negatively) with traditional pharmacological treatments.