Fundamental for the lastingly successful elimination of the majority of problems is the participation of the patient, who actively takes responsibility for him- or herself. Our philosophy is, “We do in the surgery what you cannot do at home”.
For this reason a course of treatment is always made up of two parts:
1. Treatment in the surgery
- After you have filled in your medical history form, you will be shown into a treatment room.
- We will look at any X-rays or diagnoses you have brought with you.
- After this, if you show signs of a shortening of the abdominal muscles (this can normally be diagnosed from your stature), you will be placed on the ‘Belly Turtle’, which will gently stretch your abdominal muscles.
- After this all your major limbs will be examined and if necessary manual movement cybernetics will be used to remove any blockages.
- Your body will be checked through your foot reflexes and will be treated if necessary; Or A thermograph will be used for further diagnosis.
- A period of rest in the prone position follows treatment, because the body has to adapt to the new adjustment of the limbs. During the rest period you will often be exposed to a coloured light therapy, especially in winter.
- Your back (or other treated part of your body) will then be examined again and blockages will be released by using ‘chiroenergy’.
Finally your self-treatment at home will be discussed with you.
During all follow-up appointments your limbs will be checked again and blockages will be released if necessary. Depending on your progress, in addition to reflexology on your feet, we may prescribe and introduce ultra-sound, the use of taping or colour vacuum therapy sessions, hot roll massages or ear-candle therapy.
2. Self-treatment at home
Even if it only means giving up five minutes twice a day to do your self-treatment, it is because of its constant repetition an essential part of your own road to recovery. Follow the instruction we give you and do not over-do it. A lot does not always help a lot – rather the opposite.
Self-treatment can involve the following activities:
- Using the ‘belly turtle’ to gently stretch your hip flexors and your abdominal muscles (almost 90% of patients have shortened abdominal muscles, which can lead to problems with shoulders, neck, back, knees and feet.
- Gentle rolling over or kneading muscles using suitable tools, to achieve more elasticity. Take note: the lesser the muscles are made sore, the greater the effect. In our experience, the painful treatment of muscles leads only to a short-term improvement. The stress caused by the pain can in fact liquefy the connective tissue which leads to further problems. (cf. Faszienstudie, Uni Ulm.)
Please note: If you for whatever reason do not want to adopt the home training recommended by us, this can in our experience lead to an increase in the treatments in our surgery. At the same time the danger increases, that any progress achieved by our treatment will be nullified and that your problems will reemerge because you will return to your former habits and relieving posture.
We recommend even after a successful treatment and according to how much wear and tear your body is exposed to, that you visit us every three to six months for a check-up: your body is a mechanical unit, which needs to be cared for and serviced.