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.
The holistic 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.
Time to listen
Careful listening to the description of a patient’s
medical history is a matter of course for us.
We take time for you
At the beginning of your treatment, a comprehensive holistic diagnosis takes place.
Additional diagnosis for the individual
Clinical laboratory services:
Blood profile, sedimentation rate, urine analysis, Metabolic parameters, thyroid values, hormone analysis, diagnosis of the immune system, etc.
Special allergy diagnosis:
Laboratory tests such as:
Intestinal flora diagnosis:
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.
Antibiotics Linked 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 discontinued.
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:
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 26, 2004