Our Integrative approach aims to make you feel more like yourself during and after your treatment sessions or phases. Our team, headed by Konstantina Stylianou, highly specialized in cancer care, is here to help you deal with any discomfort and concerns you might encounter.
As defined by the Society for Integrative Oncology, (SIO, it is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional treatments.
Therefore, Integrative Oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during and beyond cancer treatment.
Better handle side effects from chemotherapy and radiation.
Minimize anxiety, depression, and stress.
Understand your herb, vitamin, and other dietary supplement options.
Control fatigue, neuropathy, dry mouth, hot flashes, and other symptoms.
Reduce pain and muscle tension.
Eat healthier and understand which foods are better for you.
Our Integrative medicine specialist during a consultation will discuss with you and your family about any side-effects that might concern you or have been experiencing.
At your appointment you will discuss:
How you can manage your symptoms and side effects using integrative therapies which have been proven to be effective.
How you can adopt a healthy lifestyle during and after your treatment.
How you can manage stress and sleep.
Proper use of herbs and dietary supplements to minimize risks and maximize benefits.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine it has been around for almost 5000 years.
It involves the insertion of sterile needles in specific points on the body. It’s a safe and painless procedure which has shown to support cancer care for years.
Acupuncture is a drug free option which can help you manage the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Many studies through clinical trials have demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for treating:
Nausea and vomiting
Scientific data suggest that acupuncture points stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue.
Research studies using a functional MRI test have shown when acupuncture needles are inserted the central nervous system responds by releasing your body’s natural painkillers such as endorphins or dopamine and increasing blood flow.
Eating a balance diet can reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. By maintaining a healthy body weight and muscle mass can help you recover more quickly as soon as the treatment is over.
At German Oncology Center we offer nutritional counseling, during these sessions you will discuss how you can change your eating habits and create a nutritional plan that will help with your treatment recovery.