Naturopathy or “Heilpraktik” in German is an umbrella name for diverse natural healing modalities.
Holistic healing has a wide focus that extends from the disease, health complaint and symptoms over the emotional status and reactions, to psychological and mental problems, past traumatizing experience and also social behavior. Holistic healing is not limited to treating a single symptom or a single disease but it helps the whole person with the totality of symptoms and their root causes.
Optimizing the level of wellbeing in all aspects (physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) as well as natural prevention of disease are forming the foundation of my clinical work.
During a naturopathic consultation I work out the treatment plan according to a person’s needs. For example, it can be a combination of herbal medicine with nutritional supplements, or an individual food plan and stress management with relaxation techniques, or a homeopathic prescription and a custom- made detox protocol. For some people it is beneficial to include constellation therapy, family constellation for example.
Herbal medicine is used in prevention as well as treatment of a vast variety of diseases. As a kind of dietary supplementation, the prescribed herbs can be provided in form of tea, powder, tablets, capsules, tinctures or as the fresh or dried plant. Phyto- therapy has a long tradition in many medical systems of different cultures around the globe.
Nutrition advice is all about food that can boost our inner healing ability yet taste delicious at the same time! Natural nutrition restores our energy level, replenishes vital vitamins, minerals and trace elements, it provides enzymes that can make us feel refreshed and alive. A personalized nutrition plan helps you to nourish body and mind which contributes to your wellbeing. Changing unwanted eating habits and ridding of food cravings sometimes initiate healing processes that were hindered by food sensitivities and suboptimal digestion.
My clinical experience as a certified fasting therapist has been shown that detoxifying the body’s cells supports healing processes and amplifies other treatments. Following procedures can have a greater effect in a body that has been cleansed and prepared by a detox; medicine can be more effectively absorbed after elimination of toxins. There are different detox methods which I customize to the individual patient.
Relaxation therapy is also a healing modality that is getting more and more important in our fast-paced lives. I teach progressive muscle relaxation and a German self-hypnosis technique called Autogenic Training which works with visualization, affirmation and is combined with guided meditation. Using this relaxation method influences the nervous system, the muscle tone, body temperature regulation, heartbeat, balances blood pressure, eases breathing and clears the mind.
During family constellation therapy, the patient gains an insight into family dynamics, into the very specific constellation of family members towards each other and discovers underlying family bonds and forces that have been carried unconsciously over several generations. Some family patterns that we take on unconsciously could contribute to being unwell or incapable of making necessary changes in life. Systemic constellation work helps to restructure the family dynamic and can often open the door to greater wellbeing of all members of the family.
Ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture is part of reflexology as the ear reflects the whole body´s organs. Stimulation of certain points in and around the ear influences and balances the whole body’s functions. This naturopathic modality offers great support to change habits such as eating habits, alcohol consumption or smoking and complements treatment for allergies, skin conditions, depression, anxiety or acute and chronic pain.
Common indications in my naturopathic and homeopathic practice are
- Anxiety, panic attacks
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Autoimmune diseases including ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, reactive arthritis, lupus erythematosus, coeliac disease, Lyme disease
- Candida albicans infection
- Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
- Common cold, flu
- Depression, mood swings
- Diabetes insipidus
- Diabetes type 1 and 2
- Digestive complaints, bloating, indigestion, Helicobacter pylori infection, ulcer
- Fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion
- Female complaints including menstruation difficulties, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause syndrome
- Headache, migraine
- Hormonal imbalance
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
- Pain, acute and chronic
- Recurring illness, low immunity
- Rheumatic diseases for example osteoarthritis, gout arthritis etc.
- Stress-induced ailments and diseases such as adrenal fatigue, sleeping difficulties, cardio-vascular disease
- Thyroid disease, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto Thyroiditis
- Vaccination damage syndrome
- Weight management
People from all walks of life are welcome in my office and there is help for all age groups.