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Dr Sosie Kassab

After qualifying from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, Dr Sosie Kassab gained considerable experience in a range of different medical fields before joining The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) in 1990. Here she became interested in the use of complementary therapies for patients with cancer and has continued to specialise in this field and, in 1998 she was appointed Director of Complementary Cancer Services.

Sosie specialises in homeopathy, acupuncture and Iscador (a mistletoe preparation). These therapies are used to help with symptom relief, including side effects of conventional cancer treatments and quality of life. She is particularly concerned to ensure that complementary therapies are used safely and appropriately alongside conventional treatments.

She was a lead author for the 2009 Cochrane Review Homeopathy for Adverse Effects of Cancer Treatments, and was involved in developing the Complementary Therapies component of the NICE document Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer. She teaches nationally on the role of complementary therapies in this field.

The RLHIM is a centre for evidence-based practice, education and research, specialising in chronic and complex medical conditions. Their mission is to provide a person-centred, holistic approach, including self-care, in order to help people with chronic and complex medical conditions live well and feel better.

The approach considers the whole person and their environment in the quest for optimal health and wellbeing. They provide a combination of lifestyle strategies, medical, physical and psychological treatment, as well as advice on safe and appropriate use of complementary therapies. All RLHIM services are outpatient-based and are staffed by experienced healthcare professionals.


Oral and subcutaneous Iscador injections (Mistletoe Extract), Homeopathy, Acupuncture

RLHIM provides the following services:

Acupuncture for chronic pain and headache
Adult allergy service
Autogenic training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Integrated Cancer Care Service, Children, adolescents and young adults
Integrated Cancer Care Service
Nutrition and dietetics
Psychological Therapy Services
The Self-Care Space

Last Updated:16/03/2024
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Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
University College London Hospitals, 60 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3HR, UK - England (South East)

+44 203 456 7890
All therapies provided at this location:Please note: Not all therapies available at this location are necessarily provided by this provider.
Meditation / Creative Visualisation
Meditation is a technique where the attention is focused on a point of reference, such as the breath or an object, in order to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind.

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Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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Healing/Therapeutic Touch
Healing, sometimes called spiritual healing, healing touch or therapeutic touch, is a gentle and calming therapy which involves a light touch or hands close to the body.

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Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the stimulation of special points on the body, known as acupuncture points, for therapeutic or preventive purposes.

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Mistletoe Therapy
Mistletoe therapy was developed as an adjunct to cancer treatment in Switzerland in 1917-20, in the collaboration between Dr I Wegman MD and Dr Rudolf Steiner PhD (1861-1925).

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Integrative Oncology
Integrative Medicine is the judicious combining of conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, with lifestyle and complementary therapies, to broaden patient choice, increase patient engagement, improve quality of life and extend survival.

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