Multimodal medicine concept
Our clinic concept combines “the best of two worlds” – Chinese and Western medicine. It stands on four pillars, which can be seen in the following illustration:
In TCM-Klinik we treat the patients mostly with the thousand year old traditional Chinese medicine, combined with the necessery conventional medicine and psychosomatic therapies, to create a polymodal integrative concept. In addition to individually tailored psychosomatic treatment (individual psychotherapy, group therapy, lectures, psychoeducation and practice: stress management, relaxation, advanced understanding of disease in TCM and psychosomatics, exercises, nutrition, creation of a risk protection factor profile based on the internet-based TCM health portal = SEPP Sino-European-Prevention Program) comprehensive holistic diagnostics, Chinese drug therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese medical massage technology (TUINA-therapy), Chinese medical energetic acupoint-treatment (QIGONG single therapy), concentrative respiratory and movement therapy (QIGONG-group-therapy) as well as a balanced Dietetics.
The psychological concept of the TCM Klinik Bad Kötzting is based on behavioral therapy with a focus on the targeted control of emotions. Patients are taught that this is also of great importance from a Chinese-medical point of view, since the Chinese assume that inner illness-causing factors are based on excessive emotions, functional disorders (Qi flow disorders) and somatic symptoms (Qi and blood Flow disorders) and are often an essential factor in the development of the disease.
The aim is to deepen a viable psychotherapeutic working alliance, to collect the psychopathological findings and to develop a diagnosis-related disorder model.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The goal of the doctor who works with traditional Chinese medicine is to grasp patients in their psychological and spiritual dimensions. In TCM, psyche and soma are an inseparable entity. Physical symptoms and emotions, external factors and life history events are networked equally and influence each other. Psychosomatic medicine in Chinese medicine has to name these interactions, differentiate syndromes and reveal the causes of psycho-emotional illnesses. It must also go beyond the level of syndromes and symptoms, grasp the patient in his psychological and spiritual dimension and put it at the center of medical action.
According to the way of thinking in Chinese medicine, organs not only fulfill a material task in the sense of chemical and physical processes, but as organ function circles they also have an energetic function by moving the Qi, the life energy, in a certain direction. As a result, movement and transformation take place on the substantial as well as on the energetic level. They are at the same time carriers of emotional and mental functions. Each organ system has complex tasks and has its own soul-spirit aspect.
The health concept of the TCM-Klinik Bad Kötzting puts psychoeducation and sustainability in the foreground through self-knowledge and self-efficacy and is based on a systemic, comprehensive, long-term oriented, cause-related approach, in which chronic stimuli and stress (stress, wind / Exposure to cold, nutritional and postural errors, poor sleep hygiene) must be taken into account and eliminated as best as possible. The elimination of chronic disorders is fundamental – especially for long-term and sustainable therapeutic success. This requires the optimization of nutrition, breathing, movement, posture and sleep. Since the measures required for this are in most cases associated with a change in lifestyle, the patient’s own initiative and personal responsibility is a basic requirement.
Added to this is the strengthening of self-healing. In the TCM-Klinik, the focus is of course on psychotherapeutic treatments and therapy using traditional Chinese methods.
Health (being healthy, becoming healthy, staying healthy) lies primarily in the responsibility of each individual. The therapist acts as a consultant. The patient’s own initiative plays a major role. A preventive and health-promoting lifestyle is in the foreground: adequate, regular exercise, rest and relaxation as well as a balanced and healthy diet. We offer the patient a wide range of aids. Starting with self-observation, looking back at the day or keeping diaries (pain, joy, nutrition, etc.) through to life care (Yangsheng), nutritional advice and self-help techniques, patients have the opportunity to actively influence their own treatment.
Western somatic medicine
The therapeutic range of services in conventional medicine extends from the necessary pharmacotherapy, multimodal pain therapy to infusion, neural, chiro-, physiotherapy and psychotherapy (group / individual therapy) to inhalations, bath applications, wraps, western naturopathic treatments, relaxation-procedures (including Qigong, progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobsen) and lectures as well as group and individual discussions related to nutrition, combined according to Western and TCM principles. The whole food diet offered here serves the patient both as therapy and as a stimulus for post-inpatient preventive nutrition.
Careful Western medical diagnostics are the prerequisite and the foundation for the sensible application of our complementary concept. In addition, there are the special therapy methods of traditional Chinese medicine, which represent a focus and the specialty of the TCM clinic concept.
Due to the patient population in the clinic with more and more chronized and / or multimorbid pain patients with appropriate medication, close somatic monitoring and care is essential.