Concepts for Holistic health care

“Today many believe that they are really great when they only do external factual medicine – everything that is evidence-based and scientifically proven. This often means that facts and figures are more important than, for example, quality of life. An example of this: a woman with breast cancer after her operation. Studies say that if she receives radiation afterwards, it lowers her risk of getting the tumor again by 15 percent. This therapy would be completely useless for seven patients, only one in eight would benefit from it. Even so, guidelines advise for radiation. We take a different approach and rather ask the question: What can I (still) do as a patient in my lifetime? How am I? What do I want to experience? Autonomous self-sufficiency is extremely important. Are there children to be looked after? Is my hair falling out and is that an immeasurable burden on me? Sometimes it is more important for older patients to experience the summer in the south of France than to go to chemotherapy every two weeks and maybe just live a few months longer. The patients have to decide for themselves, because they have to face the consequences. It is important to note what patients want, what their intrinsic values ​​are, and not what a study says that doctors think is good. So we have to design their individual therapy with the patients from the general medical facts. “

Translated from https://www.naturheilmagazin.de/persoenlichkeiten-im-gespraech/im-gespraech-mit-professor-harald-matthes/