Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
The Chair of Comlementary and Integrative Medicine was established in 2004 at the Faculty of Medicine of Duisburg-Essen University thanks to the support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. Chairholder is Professor Gustav J. Dobos, M.D. Scientific research and teaching in the field of evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine belong to the main focuses of the chair.
Fields of scientific research include European Naturopathy, Mind-Body Medicine as well as the integration of traditional medicine systems like Chinese Medicine and the Ayurvedic Medicine.
Clinical studies at the chair take place in cooperation with the Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine and the Outpatient Clinic for Complementary Medicine, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine of the Klinken Essen-Mitte (Essen-Central Clinic). In its research on Integrative Oncology, the chair cooperates with the Department of Senology/Breast Center and the Department of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology of the Kliniken Essen-Mitte.