current news from the naturopathic practice: conventional medicine and naturopathy go hand in hand in the ruhr area
bottrop’s naturheilzentrum understands allopathy and naturopathic procedures as a meaningful symbiosis
there is no “either/or” for the naturopaths farid zitoun and christian rüger. the two directors of bottrop’s facility for complementary medicine – naturheilzentrum bottrop, (or “nabo”, for short) – have been working under the motto of “both…and…” for many years. the collaboration between the renowned alternative-medicine practitioners and representatives of conventional medicine is close-knit. the potential of both disciplines has been recognized at the innovative center for naturopathy and specifically implemented to maximize health. naturopathy has now been established as a meaningful supplement, and a modern and forward-looking treatment for a large number of patients. the perception of medicine has also changed over the past few years. a study by the cologne rheingold institute in 2014 shows that conventional medicine and naturopathic alternative medicine are on an equal footing for large parts of the population. the majority of federal citizens trust high-tech medicine, genetic research, laboratory diagnostics or what their doctor advises. at the same time, modern alternative medicine has come into focus and found to have more and more support as a sensible addition to the recognized therapy spectrum of conventional medicine.
medicine and People at a glance
"only a doctor can do what a doctor does," says farid zitoun. the boundaries between academic medicine and complementary medicine are clearly defined. "and yet they can build upon each other, can create synergies, and complement each other in a meaningful way." a simple reverse argument can be deduced from this: what applies to the doctor, must also be claimed by the naturopath about himself. he is the contact Person in the field of natural medicine. "what a naturopath can do and knows, can equally only be known and done by a naturopath." this means that in everyday life at farid zitoun and christian rüger’s nabo practice, naturopathy will begin where conventional medicine has reached its limits. this also means finding alternatives, breaking through seemingly insurmountable boundaries or redefining them. the treatment concepts of naturopathic medicine, all of which are based on an understanding of holistic therapy, should display their effect on various symptoms wherever possible. the treatment of cranial brain trauma, stroke, and coma patients illustrates a focal point at naturheilzentrum bottrop. however, the nabo team also treats children with developmental delays.
more than just a holistic approach
the holistic approach focuses on the unity of the body, mind and soul. none of these areas should or must be dealt with separately. "more than just a holistic approach" is therefore the credo of zitoun and rüger. the nabomed® concept, which was developed by them, forms the framework for all individual therapy concepts. the respective health problems are the starting point, but are not considered in isolation. the living environment, wishes and needs of the patient are also involved – as are family and dependents. a team of interdisciplinary specialists operates around farid zitoun and christian rüger at bottrop’s health facility for more than just a plus in terms of quality of life. the whole spectrum of naturopathic treatment options is covered here in one place. they have developed the most modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures based on old medical knowledge of empirical medicine. "modern alternative medicine is somewhat forward-looking," says farid zitoun. somewhat fundamental.
treatment without time pressure - exhausting all possibilities
a combined therapy spectrum that ranges from the classic acupuncture methods of traditional chinese medicine (tcm) to osteopathy and cell therapy. the specific combination and application of naturopathic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures will be supported and supplemented by cutting-edge, computer-controlled technology, among other things. eye acupuncture occupies a special position and a particular focal point at nabo. farid zitoun and christian rüger have carried out pioneering work, inter alia, in the field of treating eye disorders with naturopathy. with nabomade ®, they have developed a procedure that can open up new treatment possibilities for both disease-related and age-related vision loss. the foundation of the whole process is a stimulation therapy that was conceptualized at nabo and is based on a special kind of acupuncture. looking at People in their entirety – in terms of becoming and remaining healthy – is what farid zitoun and christian rüger stand for. the naturopaths are convinced that conventional and alternative medicine should not be considered as independent of each another – in order to be able to thoroughly exploit the potential of both disciplines for the health of the patient.