Therapies

At Marsden Centre we provide a variety of safe and effective non-conventional treatments for both health and wellness promotion and chronic disease treatment.  Find out more about some of the exciting therapies we offer at Marsden Centre by clicking on the links below:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles in strategic areas to stimulate certain points on the body. This stimulation is meant to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi (chi) or energy through different meridians (channels). In Chinese medicine, impairment in the flow of Qi is believed to cause illness and that restoring the normal flow can thus restore health.

Assessments prior to acupuncture treatments often involve inspection and a short intake as well as tongue and pulse examinations. The appointments normally take 30-45 minutes and require no advance preparation. Acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions including pain, fertility and childbirth, nausea/vomiting, and many others.

Allergy Desensitization

Allergic illnesses are increasing in both the number of people affected and the severity of patient symptoms. at Marsden Centre we employ unique diagnostics aimed at assessing environmental and food based allergies. Conventional treatment of allergic illness involves the use of anti-histamines or immunosuppresive medication (e.g. corticosteroids) which can have side effects and will not fix or eliminate the hypersensitivity.

At Marsden Centre we use a variety of evidence based therapeutic strategies aimed at treating allergic illness. One of these key strategies is allergy desensitization. This involves the application of minute amounts of the allergens that an individual is reactive to in order to induce tolerance and reduce hypersensitivity. It has been shown to be safe and effective in a a variety of allergic illnesses like allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies).

Loco-Regional Hyperthermia

Local-Regional Hyperthermia is a non-invasive therapy that combines classical hyperthermia with a modulated electrical field operating at a frequency of 13.56MHz. Two electrodes selectively sensitize and/or destroy malignant cancer cells. Research has shown malignant tissue to have higher conductivity than healthy tissue. Thus the electric field tends to flow predominantly through the malignant cells, causing a series of cellular responses leading to cell death or “apoptosis”.

Extensive clinical research has shown that hyperthermia can be effectively combined with various modes of treatment to produce a synergistic effect in tumour response and control. For example, using locoregional hyperthermia in conjunction with radiation, or with chemotherapy can offer better outcomes than conventional therapy alone. Many international medical clinics throughout the years have also used hyperthermia together with high-dose intravenous Vitamin C, low dose chemotherapy, surgery, and other cancer therapies with success.