the miracle of bottrop | rtl (private german tv channel)
in the focus | tv crew shoots documentary at naturheilzentrum bottrop
tv documentary about successfully treated 6-year-old
therapy suitable for children | diagnosis west's syndrome
alina sustained a stroke as a baby with serious complications. the damage in the cerebral area led to severe epileptic fits and a one-sided paralysis. the diagnosis: severe west's syndrome. the prognosis for the little girl was devastating: severely physically and mentally disabled, she would never be able to talk, grasp, or even walk. her parents' hope for a normal life had become a utopia.
no classical treatment yields any advancement. alina's condition remains unchanged. she is unable to talk, can hardly move and her left arm remains paralyzed up to her fingers.
spectacular work | help in bottrop
alina's mother hears of a special institution and its specific therapy approaches. using acupuncture, amazing things are said to be achieved there. the family from stralsund gets on its way to the ruhr area. an 800km-long journey driven by the confidence to get real help for the daughter. “when we first came to the natural healing center, alina was lying there like a limp bundle, motionless with her arms and legs hanging down, showing no trace of bodily tension whatsoever,” mother ariane remembers.
visible results | trust returns
the actions of the mother quickly show results. after her first stay at nabo, the little girl makes big improvements. first, she opens her paralyzed hand that was constantly clenched to a fist. she starts to articulate words and, with increasing concentration, first sentences. the following sleep-eeg shows that she is free of epileptic fits. by now, alina has developed well motorically and mentally. she is able to walk without assistance and can even climb stairs. she is a cheeky, bright girl who uses her chance to lead a normal life beaming with joy. alina's story is exemplary for others and it encourages others.
old knowledge | real pioneering work | modern naturopathy
naturheilzentrum bottrop is one of the leading naturopathic institutions in europe. known for its innovative methods of treating consequences of traumatic brain injuries and strokes. in addition to classical medicine, farid zitoun and christian rüger pick up with their treatments where conventional medicine reaches its limits.
source: rtl west gmbh | picassoplatz 1 | 50679 cologne
photos: farid zitoun and christian rüger | naturheilzentrum bottrop