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Diagnostics

After an initial consultation and a physical examination, we normally first perform blood, urine, and stool tests. These are supplemented by blood pressure measurement, ECG, and testing of lung function. In addition, we have a modern color Doppler ultrasound machine used to depict the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland. Further we offer leaky gut diagnosis and analysis of acid, minerals, vitamins and so on.

We would like to explain the most important diagnostic tools listed earlier:

DARK FIELD MICROSCOPY / LIFE BLOOD ANALYSIS

We primarily use dark field microscopy to test vitality. Dark field microscopy is a special variant of light microscopy which enables us to look at blood and all its components without any prior staining or preservation.

With dark field microscopy, human blood can be examined while it is still “alive”. This is extremely valuable, since it offers us a direct glimpse of what is going on in our body.

Normally, red blood cells float alone in serum because they have a strong negative charge and thus repel one another. With chronic illnesses, and with cancer, the red blood cells clump together easily, causing what are known as rouleaux phenomena. This is an indicator of diminished vitality; the negative charge in the cell membranes is weakened. After successful treatment, this phenomenon usually disappears.

The size and mobility of white blood cells is of great importance, since it shows us the level of vitality and effectiveness of our immune system.

In addition, statements can be made about protein precipitation in the blood, e.g. as evidence of inflammatory processes, acid crystal deposits or other waste deposits. No other laboratory test shows the actual level of “over-all vitality” as good as dark field microscopy.

Dark field microscopy will be done for every patient at the beginning and at the end of your stay.

Bioelectrical impedance analysis

BIA-Analysis

By carrying out a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), we can quickly get a good picture of the composition of the human body.

This examination has become very widespread in the last thirty years as the gold standard of body weight control in nutritional medicine.

To assess the body’s state of health, the distribution of extra- and intercellular water, fat, and muscle mass is important to know. Shifts in the relationships between them enable us to make predictions about the person’s nutritional state.

The BIA analysis is extremely helpful for diagnosing the nutritional and functional condition of the body as well as for observing the course of illnesses and treatment.

Heart rate variability test

HRV stress test

Health, wellbeing, and fitness are markedly influenced by the condition of the so called autonomic nervous system. The latter comprises the sympathetic system (our “internal accelerator”) and the parasympathetic system (our “internal brake”). The quality of our parasympathetic system is exceptionally important for our health, since our body’s ability to regenerate is greatly dependent on it. If our parasympathetic system, i.e. our inner brake, is unable to regulate our body, then chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer can develop. Our mental capacities also suffer: We become very sensitive to outside stress, are unbalanced, irritable, or become depressed.

That is why we check the fitness of your autonomic nervous system with an HRV scan.

This test is comparable with an ECG connected to a computer. It takes just a few minutes, and the results can be calculated immediately and discussed with you there and then. We can tell you how flexibly your autonomic nervous system responds to everyday stresses and how well your “inner brake” is functioning.

What consequences might a poorly functioning “inner brake” have for you?

A poorly functioning “inner brake” is frequently the cause of chronic illnesses. External influences such as excessive stress, as well as neglect of the autonomic control system, can lead to premature aging of the parasympathetic system. Targeted strengthening of the parasympathetic system can slow down and even reverse this process.

Ways to help strengthen the autonomic nervous system are breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

The simplest way to train the parasympathetic system involves simple breathing exercises which are very easy to learn. Physical activities, walking, gardening, etc. can have similar effects.

Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography – a gentle and safe diagnostic procedure to screen for breast cancer and many other conditions

Infrared thermography – a gentle and safe diagnostic procedure to monitor breast health

Infrared thermography has received a tremendous boost, particularly in recent years, thanks to considerable technological advances in this field. Modern cameras make pictures with over 100,000 measuring points that are able to take very precise thermal images of the entire surface of the body. This means that all kinds of diseases or functional disturbances relating to oncology, orthopedics, internal medicine, angiology, and dental medicine can be studied with thermography.

We use infrared thermography for breast health screening and for monitoring of breast health problems, all the way to breast-cancer aftercare. Thermography has proven itself to be an important addition to and extension of ultrasound and x-ray mammography. It does not cause any stress to the body and can be repeated at any time – it has no side effects whatsoever. Women of all ages, including pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, women with breast implants, as well as healthy individuals can all benefit from this safe diagnostic method.

Right after the procedure, we will discuss the results of the investigation with you. You can subsequently obtain a printout of the examination results for your family doctor or therapist.

Heavy metal test

This test is conducted with a portable laser photometer that is attached to a computer. With a beam of light we measure the levels of chemical elements in the subcutaneous fat of the palm. In just a few minutes, we receive an analysis of the body’s mineral, trace-element and toxic deposits of heavy metals.

A healthy balance of minerals and trace elements is extremely important for the body to function properly. Nutrition and a healthy metabolism are primarily responsible for maintaining this balance.

This test helps us to find imbalances or toxic burdens that need to be treated with nutritional supplements, orthomolecular medicine or effective detoxification treatments.

Psycho-Oncology

from the legacy of Dr. O. Carl Simonton to the ”radical remission project” of Dr. Kelly Turner

With the growing scientific evidence of psycho-neuro- immunology that shows us how body and mind work together in every moment we can use the power of mind to empower our immune system and our health and wellbeing in general.

We share our knowledge and 20 years of clinical experience in the field of mental training with our patients in lectures, one by one consultations and group work. We teach you how to implement the power of mind in your healing-journey. The tools we use are: visualization, guided imagination, mindfulness training and relaxation or meditation.

In our patient lectures and seminars we also refer to Dr. Kelly Turner ?s book “Radical remission” with the 9 factors she found in the patients who survived cancer against all odds.

Contact

arcadia Clinic

For more information about our treatments or if you need a second opinion for your medical condition and an individual doctors consultation by phone or skype, please feel free to contact us at any time.

info[at]arcadia-praxis.de
Tel. +49 56 24 - 923 79 18

Office: 8.30-12.30 and 13.00-16.30

Wednesday afternoon our office is closed