Holistic diagnoses – Finding the causes of the ill
A holistic diagnosis is an important requirement for
a holistic recovery.
For this, the
doctors and therapists of Integrated Medical Clinic consider the
person’s entire living environment. Many illnesses bear the same
symptoms, but each person has different causes and conditions, which
underlie a particular illness.
diagnosis in Integrated Medical Clinic starts from this point:
physical examination is first made, which includes not only the
individual organs, but the condition of the entire organism as well.
Proven techniques of naturopathy and non-invasive diagnostic methods
of conventional medicine complement each other like the stones in a
mosaic. And so, you receive a clear statement regarding your
physical condition and an honest prospect of your treatment. In many
cases, the predisposition for an illness can be recognized before
Time to listen
Careful listening to the description of a patient’s
medical history is a matter of course for us.
In this way, connections are clearly made, often by the patient
This gives an experienced physician valued hints, which – combined
with the various examination findings – puts together a detailed
Our team of doctors and therapists represents a well-grounded
conventional medical education and has been trained in the
naturopathic-holistic point of view. Personal commitment and a
constant program of continuing education guarantee the latest state
of the art in professional expertise.
This gives you the assurance that you are doing the best for your
health – for prevention and recovery.
We take time for you
At the beginning of
your treatment, a comprehensive holistic diagnosis takes place.
evaluation of your medical history (anamnesis),
- Evaluation of the
condition of the whole body with attention to reflex zones – direct
and distance effects
- Special manual
diagnosis of muscular, connective tissues, and skeletal systems
Additional diagnosis for the individual
Blood profile, sedimentation rate, urine analysis, Metabolic parameters,
thyroid values, hormone analysis, diagnosis of the immune system, etc.
- Examination of
vessels and other specific organs
- Measurement of
- X-Ray, computer
tomography, stomach and colon examinations can be arranged in nearby
clinics, if necessary.
- Allergy tests
using comprehensive lab analysis
- Special methods
to determine food
allergies, medication intolerances, with special emphasis on
- Dermatology exam
is available at nearby facilities
Laboratory tests such as:
- Analysis of
minerals and trace elements
- Analysis of
substances in blood, urine, and saliva: the result of heavy metals
in the environment, dental materials, etc.
- Amino acids and
- stool analysis
for yeast and mould infections, healthy and pathogenic bacteria,
Using natural methods and empirical medicine in the health facilities of
Integrated Medical Clinic:
We can offer a good working relationship with the hospitals and medical
specialists in the area for further diagnostic procedures and special
inquiries, as needed.
to Asthma, Allergies
If allergies are making your life unbearable and you find you can’t go a
day without your inhaler, the real culprit might not be your congested
head; it could be the microbes in your gut.
Scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School presented
findings from studies that involved laboratory mice. Results showed that
antibiotics might be responsible for producing changes in microbes in
the gastrointestinal tract, which in turn could impact the way the
immune system responds to common allergens in the lungs.
Gary B. Huffnagle, associate professor of internal medicine, stated that
antibiotics got rid of bacteria in the gut, which enabled fungi to take
control until the bacteria grew back after the antibiotics were
Researchers explained the relationship between the gastrointestinal,
respiratory and immune system in the body by describing how with each
inhalation, pollen and dust particles are trapped and enter the stomach
with the production of saliva and mucus created as you swallow.
In other experiments, scientists found that fungi produced oxylipins,
which are molecules that could determine the kind and severity level of
immune responses. This supported the idea that fungal oxylipins in the
GI tract helped avoid the production of regulatory T cells for ingested
allergens. This caused T cells in the respiratory system to become
susceptible to common allergens such as mold spores and pollen. These
factors combined result in a hyperactive immune response, which could
result in allergy symptoms and in some cases, asthma.
This hypothesis was tested on mice who were administered oral
antibiotics for five days and then given one oral introduction of the
yeast called Candida albicans, which was used to reproduce a steady
group of microbes in both the gastrointestinal system and intestines.
Findings from the study include:
- The mice were injected with common mold spores two
days after the antibiotics were stopped and possible allergic side
effects were evaluated with both groups of mice, those that were
given the antibiotic and those that were not.
- The mice that were given antibiotics and exposed to
C. albicans displayed higher rates of pulmonary hypersensitivity to
A. fumigatus as opposed to the mice that weren’t given any
Based on these findings, researchers concluded the changes to both the
growth of bacteria and fungi within the GI tract disrupted the function
of the regulatory T cells to lessen the immune system reaction to
respiratory allergens. Researchers expressed hope that by learning how
microflora in the GI tract impacted the immune system might hold the key
to treating allergies with dietary changes or through taking probiotics,
dietary supplements responsible for producing "healthy" bacteria, in
order to regulate the microbes in the gut.
Researchers stressed the importance of following a nutritious diet
complete with an abundance of raw fruits and vegetables after taking
antibiotics as a way to speed up the process of bringing the microbes in
the GI tract back to healthy levels. Science Blog May