Clinic alternative medicine medical center of Hadassah, Israel
In 1990, Hadassah became the first institution in Israel, which in response to the demand for new medical services and opened a clinic of complementary (alternative) medicine. The clinic practices traditional and complementary medicine, and, thus, the patient is offered a unique chance to satisfy their needs and getting the best treatment by the best professionals of conventional and alternative medicine.
The clinic operates under the Medical center “Hadassah”, which directly contributed to the close contact between staff and patients, as well as access to laboratories and equipment for diagnostic imaging. Every month the clinic serves more than 1,000 patients, a third of them new patients.
The clinic consists of qualified physicians and specialists of different areas of traditional and alternative medicine, practicing a holistic approach: the treatment of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
After conducting a comprehensive medical examination and diagnosis of the selected patient one or more treatment programs, which may include:
Complementary methods, appointed by the specialists (doctors of medical science/doctors-osteopaths): acupuncture, homeopathy, auriculotherapy, mesotherapy, osteopathy.
A wide range of psychophysical metodova physical culture: reflexology, shiatsu, massage Tuina, qigong, flower remedies of Dr. Bach.
Advice on diet: shaping healthy habits in nutrition; herbs; vitamins.
After the end of treatment every patient undergoes a repeat examination. After this, the decision about further treatment and about the possible modifications in the treatment program.
Clinic alternative medicine works in collaboration with several departments of the hospital “Hadassah”, for example, with the Department of Oncology. helping to ease the side effects of chemotherapy, reduce pain, stress and improve the quality of life, as well as offering additional or alternative painkillers. In the future it is planned to establish integrative links with other hospital departments.