Integrative Medicine (IM) encompasses conventional medicine and natural medicine, to make available to the patient all possible instruments for its cure. It is about not underestimating the potential of natural medicine, accepting, in turn, the enormous role that conventional medicine has had in improving the quality of life and the survival of the population.
Integrative medicine serves as a complementary care alongside standard care. It combines the best of both types of care. IM encourages shared decision making between providers and patients. This is when patients take an active role in their care as a partner with their provider. Note that some types of IM may help manage cancer symptoms and side effects of treatment. IM may help relieve common side effects of cancer or cancer treatment, such as fatigue, anxiety, pain, and nausea. Some cancer centers even offer these therapies as part of their care. Many types of IM have been studied. Those that may help people with cancer include:
This type of comprehensive medicine addresses the global aspects of the individual; physiological, psychological, nutritional and social. It is important to highlight that the disease, in many cases, appears as a consequence of bad eating and behavioral habits, which cause a weakening of our immune system. Keeping the body detoxified and a healthy and strong immune system is the most effective way to avoid the disease.
By pursuing the best medical team, investing aggressively in cutting-edge technology and closely following the newest cancer research, we have set a high standard of excellence in cancer detection and treatment statewide. Our sophisticated equipment, paired with the unwavering commitment of our staff, make San Cristóbal Cancer Institute a unique and safe haven for patients and their families.