Prof. Dr. med. Gustav J. Dobos
Prof. Dr. med. Gustav J. Dobos

About us

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.

 

What is Mind-Body Medicine?

History, scientific research, publication, seminar:

What is Mind-Body Medicine?

The Clinic of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the Essen Central Clinic treats patients with methods of Mind-Body Medicine since 1999. The clinical treatment is accompanied by scientific evaluation and research since 2004, conducted by the Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Over 30,000 patients was treated in the in-patient wards and in the out-patient center. But, what is Mind-Body Medicine actually?

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What is Integrative Oncology?

History, goal of therapy, seminar:

What is Integrative Oncology?

Integrative Oncology combines mainstream Oncology with evidenced-based complementary therapies. The main goal of Integrative Oncology is to reduce side effects of oncological treatments and to improve patients' quality of life.
In addition, patients should be empowered with the ability to cope with the cancer disease and to develop lasting and individual strategies to strengthen their physical and mental fitness and to facilitate healthy lifestyle changes (Salutogenesis).

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