• Case Report
  • Year:2021
  • Volume:2
  • Issue:1

Role of Integrative Medicine in Oncology for longevity and Quality of life: A Case Report

Reshma P. Jogdand

Amit Singh

R. Nagrathna


A patient with Adenocarcinoma of lungs diagnosed in (Sep 2014) without any co-morbidity like –DM-2, HTN. Patient received 5 cycles of Chemotherapy and 10 sessions of Radiotherapy followed by oral hormonal therapy for 2 yrs which shows significant reduction in size of nodule in lungs. In 2016 PET scan showed lung nodules have increased in size and new lesions were found in brain, shoulder and L5 region with symptoms of pleural effusion, imbalance in walking, difficulty in breathing and pain in left shoulder and lumbar region. In Dec 2016, he underwent naturopathy treatment like mud therapy and acupressure with vitamin supplements B17, B15, zinc, Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda medications significant improvement in symptoms. In Sep 2017 participant was admitted in Oncology Department of Arogyadhama with present history of generalized weakness, severe shoulder and back pain as well as change in walking gait due to weakness of lower limbs, breathlessness, insomnia and anorexia. He was advised Integrative Oncology treatment module which consists of yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda and Holistic Diet along with conventional medicine. There was significant improvement in breathlessness, muscular strength in lower limb, quality of life (QOL) and reduction in pain in shoulder and back, Improvement in walking gait after the 1 month of treatment. The present case study is an attempt to provide integrative medicine (yoga Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Conventional Medicine) for the promotion of positive health and management of pulmonary Adenocarcinoma.


Adenocarcinoma of lungs

Back pain


Imbalance in walking Yoga therapy

Quality of life (QOL)