Digestive disorders — from bloating to gas to indigestion,
chronic gastrointestinal conditions are pervasive health issues for many people,
especially those who are already coping with another ailment. Orthodox medicine
tends to isolate digestive disorders as issues of a single system as opposed to
challenges to your overall health. And if gastroscopies or colonoscopies do not
reveal anything anatomically irregular (for example, a tumor or visible inflammation),
the problems are often dismissed, referred to as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
declared a psychosomatic problem and ultimately left untreated. By contrast, Biological
Medicine views the gut as the root of all diseases and attributes the intestinal
system to a myriad of biological processes. It is considered the body’s most
important regulatory force,
a crucial detox organ and central to both the immune system as well as the unconscious
nerve system, especially the parasympathetic system. Biological Medicine traces
numerous chronic diseases such as autoimmune disorders and allergies to disturbances
in the intestinal system.
At Paracelsus, doctors first examine intestinal bacteria, as the intestines are
the cell-richest organ in the human body. Intestinal bacteria are responsible for
absorbing heavy metals, organic and lipophilic toxins and are often in deficit for
cancer patients and patients with Fibromyalgia or MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity).
They also bind with bile toxins and are important for liver detoxification.
Secondly, intestinal mucous membranes are examined as they are the site of histamine
and serotonin production, which interfere not only with allergies but also mood,
concentration, sleep, etc. They are also where Peyer’s patches are located,
home to 80-90 % of the body’s T-Lymphocytes (immune cells). When the intestinal
mucous membranes are leaky, the wrong type of bacteria can begin affecting the body.
Conventional methods do not commonly detect these phenomena, but tests administered
at Paracelsus such as Regulation thermography (CRT), Darkfield microscopy, comprehensive
stool analysis, HRI (heart rate variability), blood test for food allergies and
blood and urine tests for histamine, zinc, heavy metals, serotonin and other neurotransmitters
provide a concise picture of the intestinal function — and also gives Biological
Medicine doctors the basis for intensive treatments. This allows the patient to
heal from diseases which have lasted for years, like allergies and auto immune diseases
— and is particularly helpful adjunct therapy for cancer patients.
The basic intestinal treatment centers around diet, avoiding major food allergens
while adding nutrient dense foods that provide the optimal combination of essential
amino acids, lactic acids and minerals to rebuild the intestinal membrane and provide
a good foundation for “good” intestinal bacteria. Probiotics are then
administered for a short term along with specific algaes and essential fatty acids.
Additional therapies vary depending on the patient’s condition and can include
any of the following: lymphatic stimulation and cleansing, increasing the parasympathetic
intestinal nerve system, hydro-colonic therapies and reflorastation of the intestinal
bacteria, supplements and other natural medications, Dr. Rau’s neural therapy,
pulsed magnetic field and local hyperthermia (Indiba). For the long term, diet continues
to be crucial as well as immune support.
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