Complementary Medicine Center
What is Complementary Medicine?
Complementary Medicine is a branch of science wherein patient health care is provided with a patient-centered, evidence-based approach and wherein the patient is treated as a whole. Among complementary medicine methods used solely or in addition to standard medical methods from time to time, treatments for physical health as well as treatments improving mental health are included.
Natural products are used and improving the lifestyle is targeted in complementary medicine methods used in addition to standard medical methods. Complementary medicine methods are presented to the patient through a multidisciplinary study of specialists from among many branches.
Complementary medicine aims to improve spiritual, physical and spiritual aspects of the person and to make the patient feel good in every respect. On the other hand its most important goal is to ensure the patient's taking the responsibility of his own health by equipping the same with some sort of abilities. Thanks to these knowledge and skills gained by complementary medicine methods, the patient learns how to cope with the disease during and after the treatment.
Complementary medicine methods are applied to the patients after their benefits and safety are very well scrutinized and after it is scientifically proved that they shall be useful for human health. On the other hand it aims to contribute to human health, improve the patient's quality of life and the quality of health care.
What do we do at Anadolu Medical Center Complementary Medicine Center?
At Anadolu Medical Center Complementary Medicine Center, by offering the patients the best complementary medicine methods in addition to their standard medical treatments we aim to affect the therapy outcomes towards a favorable direction, increase the rates of success and reduce the side effects of standard treatments.
We have very special treatment approaches which we offer our patients. We are trying to strengthen the immune systems and metabolisms by using as well herbal supplements when required, in the personalized nutrition programs which we planned. Furthermore we aim at reinforcing and maintaining physical and mental health by reducing stress through methods such as meditation, yoga and music therapy.
At the Complementary Medical Center, we are also trying to elevate the life quality of our patients through therapies such as physical treatment, exercise, massage, reflexology and acupuncture in addition to standard therapy.
Not only do we offer all these services to our patients but also continue our scientific studies on complementary medicine methods, enter obtained scientific data in the records and prepare scientific reports. We continue our research on initiatives, practices, and natural causes that particularly affect physical and mental health in the field of complementary medicine. We constantly develop our complementary medical practices through research that we conduct, and share with the world of science our knowledge that is impartial and scientifically proven.
Which patients can benefit?
Our entire patients, especially cancer patients, can benefit from the Complementary Medicine Center by consulting their physicians. In addition to oncology, especially patients receiving services from branches such as gynecology, surgery, hematology and gastroenterology may as well benefit from complementary medicine. Not only patients but also healthy individuals can also apply complementary methods in order to protect themselves from diseases. There are scientific studies demonstrating that especially stress-reducing complementary medical methods, as well reduce the risk of chronic diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
Services rendered at the Complementary Medical Center:
- Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage
- Personalized nutrition programs
- Personalized physical activity and exercise
- Meditation / Yoga
- Ozone Therapy
- Group Conversations
Personalized psychological support and stress management
Acupuncture is completely a scientific treatment method applied by dipping needles into specific points of the body for the purpose of curing various illnesses. Acupuncture has been used notably in China and other Far Eastern countries in order to cure diseases for a period of over 5,000 years. Today it is a complementary medicine method which is widely used in many western countries such as Germany, Austria, France and the USA. The main philosophy of such treatment is based on the unity, equilibrium and harmony between the energy flows that exist everywhere in the whole universe whether living or non-living. Acupuncture in this sense is a balance therapy.
The World Health Organization acknowledged acupuncture treatment as a scientific method in 1979 and publicized a list of medical conditions wherein it is effective. In our country, "the Regulations on Acupuncture" was issued in 1991 and the conditions of application of such treatment and the qualifications of the practitioners were prescribed. Acupuncture might be applied by medical doctors who completed the 500 hours course opened with the approval of the Ministry of Health and succeeded in the examination and thereby granted the certificate accredited by the Ministry of Health.
A Latin word, “ozone” means "smelling". As we know it, ozone is a gas which is formed by conversion of O2 to O3 by UVB rays in the upper layers of atmosphere. It is a heavy gas and has a unique smell. Ozone was first defined in late 1800s by Christian Friedrich Schönbein, a German Chemist. Ozone is used for surface cleaning, water cleaning, sanitation and kills viruses and bacteria. Ozone cannot be taken by inhalation because it is toxic if inhaled. It can only be applied as a cream which is produced with olive oil. If mixed with other oils, it flames up. Or it may directly be injected into a muscle or a joint. There is also another method called “major hemotherapy". In this method, the patient's blood is transferred to a vacuum bottle where it is enriched with ozone and administered back to the patient. Also, there are treatment methods called "bag therapy" to treat foot lesions called "diabetic foot” and extremity lesions, which are applied by keeping the extremity in a special ozone-oxygen mixture.