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Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
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The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) is the largest public-sector provider of integrated medicine in Europe. Formerly known as the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, the RLHIM offers an innovative, patient-centred service integrating the best of conventional and complementary treatments for a wide range of conditions, including cancer.

The RLHIM operates on an outpatients clinic basis and all clinics are led by consultants, doctors and other registered healthcare professionals who have received additional training in complementary medicine.

The complementary cancer care clinic offers a programme of treatments to complement conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. It does not offer a cure for cancer, or a replacement for treatment already being received from other specialists in conventional cancer care. A programme of care is tailored to each individual with the aim of improving emotional wellbeing and helping with physical symptoms, including adverse effects of conventional cancer therapies.

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Director of Complementary Cancer Services – Dr. Sosie Kassab.

Specialisms:

Acupuncture, Art Therapy, Autogenic Training, Dietetics, Homeopathy, Iscador, Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Relaxation and Visualisation, Reiki, Therapeutic Massage, Aromatherapy.



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Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3HR, UK

+44 (0)20 3448 2000 rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/RLHIM/Pages/Home.aspx
Therapies provided by this provider:

Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a manual therapy that provides support and helps strengthen the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself.

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Reflexology
Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

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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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Massage
Massage is the practice of manipulating, applying pressure, and rubbing or stroking soft tissue and skin to promote physical and mental relaxation, well-being, and circulation.

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Counselling
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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Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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Acupuncture
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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