The Tal Center for Integrative Oncology Medicine promotes the use of natural therapies that support and work in conjunction with conventional oncology; meeting the unique needs of oncology patients, helping them battle the disease and increasing their chances of survival.

Since its establishment in December 2013, the Tal Center has broken new grounds and pioneered a movement towards changing the culture of cancer treatment through breakthrough research, innovative thinking, and a firm determination to find better solutions in the area of integrative oncology.

Working closely with oncologists, the Tal Center is 'translating' the wisdom of Chinese medicine into western practices, while conducting global clinical research in the field of oncology nutrition, botanical formulas, homeopathy and immunotherapy.

The Tal Center works at the front line of oncological research, focused on immunotherapy and finding new ways to use the immune system to fight cancer. Through their pioneering research, the Tal Center has earned a global reputation and is perceived as a leading force in the world of integrative oncology.

Located within the largest Oncology Center in Israel, at the Sheba Medical Center - Tel Hashomer, the Tal Center is a 'home' for young patients and doctors looking for natural therapies in the treatment of cancer.


  • 2015
  • The dawn of a new era. Immunotherapy - the use of biological drugs that activate the immune system to fight the disease.
  • 2013
  • The Tal Center is Established (December 2013)
  • 2012
  • Dr. Yair Maimon, Director of Research at the Tal Center, published findings on the ability of herbal formulas to selectively kill cancer cells while strengthening the immune system, in the world's leading clinical research journal "The Oncologist".
  • 2011
  • Dr. Raanan Berger, Director of the Institute of Oncology Central Laboratory of Oncology-Tel Hashomer stated, "throughout the world research is looking at fighting this disease without hitting the cancer cells themselves.”
  • 2010
  • Chinese delegation, headed by Professor Rothstein, Director General of the Sheba Medical Center- Tel Hashomer, stated that "the world recognizes the achievements of Chinese medicine in treating cancer. We intend to combine the achievements of Chinese medicine in the field of oncology with current Western medicine".
  • 2003
  • The establishment of SIO (Society for Integrative Oncology). An International Medical Organization for integrative oncology.
  • 2002
  • The World Health Organization recognized the efficacy of Chinese medicine.

Tal Center Team


Zohar Yaakobson

Mother of Tal Yaakobson

Yaacov Yaakobson

Father of Tal Yaakobson

Shira Kuperman

Tal Center Director

Shani Adelshtein

Marketing Manager

Medical staff

Dr. Zoya Cohen

Senior Researcher

Dr. Noah Samuels

Medical Director

Yair Maimon

Director of Research Center

Dr. Yaacov (Kobi) Fried

Homeopathy Specialist

Leahy Geva


Ariel Wakstein


Daniel Levin


Ravit Guri


Raviv Peleg


Jack Tobol



Jacob Raz

Senior Reflexologist


Truly Integrated

The Tal Center works with a combination of conventional and natural medicines that help patients cope with cancer, both physically and mentally.

Alternative medicine can help reduce the side effects of conventional treatments and contributes greatly to the patient's sense of control over their life, a sense often lost while coping with the disease. Alternative treatments help strengthen the immune system, while reducing pain, fatigue and nausea. They also strengthen the body and mind, helping the patient cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety.

The Tal Center provides patients with complementary therapies and care, together with treatments provided by the Oncology Center, under one roof. Treatments are integrated and adjusted to each patient's unique needs.

The Tal Center offers the following natural oncological treatments:

  • Botanical Herb Formulas
  • Nutritional Consults
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Natural Touch Therapies:
  • Chinese Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu, Yoga, Tuina
  • Tai chi, Chi kung, Meditation,
  • Massage and more

All treatments are geared towards strengthening the immune system and easing the effects of conventional medicine, so as to help patient remain in treatment and improve their quality of life.

Treatments are subsidized for the benefit of patients.

Treatments are provided as follows:

At Diagnosis -  In order to prepare the patient for surgery and upcoming therapies.

During treatment - In order to improve the immune system and reduce serious side effects as a result of chemical treatment.

During radical treatment -  In order to improve the immune system and reduce serious side effects as a result of chemical treatment.

After recovery - In order to support and strengthen the body during the natural healing process.

News and Videos

Charney Report

Tal Center 2016 Sheba Woman Luncheon

About Tal Center and Tal

President Shimon Peres

About Tal

Patient story

Tal Center’s groundbreaking clinical study

Tal Center Cancer Research

Dr Yair Maimon Lecture at the ICC Congress

Ariel Wakstein Chinese Medicine

Daniel Levin Chinese Therapy


Tel:   +972-3-5307327


Address: Cancer center, 2nd floor, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, 

Israel, 52621