Oncology

 

In every stage of cancer, a variety of therapy or disease associated symptoms can occur, such as cancer fatigue and chemotherapy side effects, which can be effectively improved with anthroposophic medications and symptom-specific interdisciplinary treatment concepts.

Here we offer practical recommendations for medication and therapy.

It is important to ask how patients can become active co-creators on their path to healing. Meeting them on equal terms enables us to find appropriate forms of treatment for each individual disease situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research news

Pilot study  on the clinical effect of yarrow liver compresses  
Liver compresses are commonly applied in integrative cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. A randomized pilot study was conducted to investigate the influence of yarrow liver compresses on the autonomic nervous system by analyzing heart rate variability in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue. The study found that this application led to increased sympathetic activity during daytime in the intervention group, whereas in the control group, which did not receive any external application, increased parasympathetic activity. The study is open access:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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