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What is psychosomatics?

People with psychosomatic complaints suffer from limitations that can have a psychological cause or manifest themselves without an apparent cause. The symptoms typically last for a long time (chronic), recur periodically, worsen with certain triggers or occur spontaneously. 

Psychosomatics is a controversial topic because it can be complex, enigmatic, and speculative. It is particularly stressful when there is no clear diagnosis and no medical advice. 


Which complaints with psychosomatics?

  • Digestive tract: grinding teeth, tension in the mouth and jaw, difficulty swallowing, lumps in the larynx, burning sensation in the esophagus (reflux), inflammatory stomach (gastritis), feeling of fullness, irritable bowel (irritable colon), feeling of pressure in the abdomen, flatulence, constipation, cravings, Loss of appetite, 
  • Head: migraine, tinnitus, feeling of pressure
  • Cardiovascular: high blood pressure, palpitations, migraines, constriction of the heart, pressure in the heart and chest, sweating, hot flushes
  • Breathing: shortness of breath, asthma, hyperventilation, pauses in breathing (apnea), tension in the diaphragm
  • Inflammation: joint and tissue inflammation (chronic polyarthritis), rheumatic tissue pain (fibromyalgia), inflammation of the jaw and paranasal sinuses (sinusitis)
  • Histamine intolerance: skin irritation (neurodermatitis, eczema), allergies, intolerance
  • Overstimulation: overactive bladder (formerly: irritable bladder), abdominal irritation (prostatitis, adnexitis), sexual dysfunction (libido dysfunction) 
  • Hypochondriacal disorders: conviction of illness or deformity, frequent changes of therapist, lack of recognition of the symptoms by specialists

How to treat psychosomatic complaints? 

On the basis of body therapy, I involve systemic work with symptoms. Complex complaints can show up better and the person concerned learns to relate to them. This opens a process in which we work through various mental and physical connections.

The body work has a supporting effect, where we reduce tension in vitally important glands and organs, get the pathways (nerves, lymph, blood, digestion) flowing again and promote the regeneration of the digestive system and organs.  On the psychological side, we address stressful imprints and explore possible new approaches to self-image that offer inner freedom. 

The combination with orthomolecular medicine and naturopathy, in which the microbiological metabolism and energy balance is regenerated, has a very good effect. 


Media & links on psychosomatics

  • The Nutrition Compass. The conclusion of all scientific studies on nutrition.  Bas Kast. Bertelsmann Verlag, 2018 
  • Intestines with charm- All about an underrated organ. Julia Enders. Ullstein Verlag, 2019
  • The mindful path to self-compassion- How to get rid of destructive thoughts and feelings. Christopher Germer. Arbor Publishers, 2019
Institutes and practices for orthomolecular medicine and naturopathy:
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