A conference took place in Basel on 9 September to review the latest research in integrative medicine.… >> Science Congress on Integrative Medicine in Basel - latest research news
Science Congress on Integrative Medicine in Basel - latest research news
The second conference on integrative medicine was held on 9 September with about 100 participants in the main auditorium of the University Hospital of Basel. Another 50 registered for the live broadcast.
Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to care that complements conventional medicine with proven safe and effective complementary therapeutic methods. As the May 2009 referendum showed, complementary medicine is respected in Switzerland: since then, it has fallen within the remit of the federal government and the cantons.
The event was jointly organised by a team from the Arlesheim Clinic and the University Hospital of Basel. Complementary medicine procedures' demand is rising globally. Thus, the University of Basel appointed Prof. Dr Carsten Gründemann as the new professor for translational complementary medicine in 2019. He also co-presented at the Congress.
Prof. Dr. med. Roman Huber from University Hospital Freiburg (Centre for Naturopathy), discussed the importance of mistletoe therapy in integrative oncology and highlighted its high usage within the field. In Germany, most patients find complementary medicine useful. According to Huber, mistletoe preparations have positive effects such as the improvement of the quality of life of chemotherapy patients and the modulation of the immune system. Additionally, in individual cases, mistletoe injections have caused clinical remissions.
Throughout the day, many other lectures were given. Various therapies including nutritional therapy, acupuncture, eurythmy therapy, rhythmic massage therapy, anthroposophic art therapy and others were discussed.
The feedback from the participants was very positive and an indication of the importance of such events.
Giovanni Tobia De Benedetti