The clinic consists of a medical, a psychotherapeutic and a physiotherapeutic practice with physicians, physiotherapists, masseuses, nurses, physician assistants, MTAs and other staff.
We are located in the heart of Mannheim in the pedestrian zone called "Planken".
Our treatment focuses on a number of disease patterns whose therapy is associated with special challenges. They are considered difficult to treat. In fact, medication alone is usually not sufficient for these diseases. In contrast, comprehensive treatment programs, so-called multimodal therapies, are helpful. It often makes sense to carry out these treatment programs as intensive therapy.
We also offer online initial consultations and, in certain areas, online therapies .
The practice clinic consists of a medical, a psychotherapeutic and a physiotherapeutic practice with doctors, physiotherapists, masseuses, nurses, physician assistants, MTAs and other staff.
We are located in the heart of Mannheim in the pedestrian zone called "Planken".
Our treatment focuses on functional disorders, which are associated with special challenges. They are considered difficult to treat. In fact, medication or even psychotherapy alone are usually not sufficient for these disorders. In contrast, comprehensive treatment programs, so-called multimodal therapies, are helpful.
It often makes sense to implement these treatment programs as intensive therapy. We are also developing new treatment options in online therapy.
What is a practice clinic?
Regarding the term "practice clinic": It is not a hospital, but a practice similar to a hospital outpatient clinic. However, it is possible to stay overnight with us, e.g. if certain examinations (such as sleep tests) are necessary or if it is better to stay another night after a treatment because the way back would be too stressful.
In addition, there are patients who come to us for intensive treatment for one to three weeks. They then live in apartments in the immediate vicinity of the practice clinic and receive extensive daily treatment. On weekends and holidays, the opening hours are somewhat shorter.
About our self-conception
Many people today suffer from ailments (e.g., functional disorders, exhaustion, or feelings of being overwhelmed) that are difficult to improve or cure with simple solutions (e.g., medication alone).
Such complaints require a more comprehensive understanding (physical - psychological - social) and a more comprehensive therapy. In the past, this was often referred to as "holistic", a good term in itself, but one that was used a bit too often or even inaccurately.
Today we rather speak of a "systemic" view, i.e. we try to grasp as much as possible of the "system" in which a patient lives, i.e. of his social and family environment, his past history, physical illnesses, sports activity, etc..
This then results in other forms of treatment, which we call "multimodal" (multi = many, mode = way), i.e. we strive to relieve the symptoms in a multi-layered, comprehensive way.
In everyday life, this means that medication is often less important and more important: Self-help, dietary changes, instruction in exercise, physiotherapy (physical therapy), massages, muscle building, cold and heat applications, gentle natural healing methods and psychotherapeutic procedures.
This has an impact on the way we work: Doctors, physiotherapists, physician assistants and other staff members are equally committed to the treatment. Under a common perspective, everyone tries to contribute the best of his or her respective field.
In our way of working, we see ourselves as a team of medical and non-medical specialists who work closely together for the development of your health. We are committed to developing the model of a future medicine in which patients, medical team and other institutions pull together not only to eliminate disease, but to truly promote health. An important element of our work is research. We use it to critically review our procedures while developing new and more effective ways of treating patients.
In recent years, we have been able to research and better understand a number of disease conditions in greater depth. The results of these efforts are incorporated into our therapy and are also presented on these pages.
Especially since the Corona pandemic, we have been very involved in online procedures and digital health applications.
About the story
The practice of Dr. Weiss has existed since about 1839! It passed from father to son since the great-great-grandfather. One of Dr. Weiss' sons is also practicing medicine again.
Dr. Thomas Weiss studied in Heidelberg and Zurich and then worked for 10 years in various clinics, including the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim, and in the USA. For a long time he worked as a TV doctor for SWR ("Praxis Dr. Weiss"). He is the author of numerous books, scientific articles, media contributions on public and private TV, radio and popular magazines.
Dr. Thomas Weiss took it over from Dr. Helmut Weiss, his father in 1987. He was one of the fathers of naturopathy in Germany and has contributed to the spread of this medicine in countless lectures, articles, television contributions and through a book in over thirty years of activity.
- Friedrich Weiss, M.D. (1809-1876)
- Karl Weiss, M.D. (1840-1917)
- Richard Weiss, MD (1879-1966)
- Helmut Weiss, MD (1917-1987)
- Thomas Weiss, MD (1952)
Functional disorders are characterized by a change in the control of bodily processes. This control is organized by our "inner operating system", the vegetative nervous system. This is understood to be the regulation of all vital processes that we cannot consciously influence or can influence very little: Breathing, heartbeat, digestion, excretion, metabolism, sleep-wake rhythm.
Examples of functional disorders: Irritable stomach syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, chronic pain conditions (e.g. headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia), dizziness, exhaustion syndromes, respiratory disorders, functional heart complaints, increased sensitivity to stimuli, tinnitus, increased jumpiness, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, weight problems - often associated with water retention - e.g. lipedema.
About the "inner operating system
In the course of evolution, the autonomic nervous system has adapted to the living conditions of early humans. Our ancestors had to cope with scarce food, cold and deprivation. Particularly important was a function we call the stress response.
In an acute situation of danger, the body had to be guaranteed to function optimally at the push of a button. Through a rapid interaction of nerves and hormones, the entire body is set to maximum performance. When encountering wild animals, for example, sensitivity, alertness and attention increase, circulation, respiration and musculature adjust to action, while other systems (e.g. immune system, sexual and digestive organs) are sensibly inhibited.
These reaction patterns make sense and have proven themselves over millions of years. Today, living conditions have changed dramatically for us humans. We face completely new challenges in dealing with our food and have to meet more complex demands at work and in the family. At the same time we have to adjust to the new situation with our mind, our feelings and also with our body regulation.
The mind usually succeeds most easily. An (un)conscious confusion of a boss with a tiger is quite rare. It looks somewhat more difficult with the emotional side. A boss can seem almost as threatening as a tiger.
The vegetative reactions are the most difficult to influence. Heart palpitations, blood pressure increase, changes in muscle tension or blushing happen "fully automatically". They largely or completely elude our own will. Our vegetative control thus obeys its own laws, which were once written long ago and optimized for a different environment.
Although we are far less threatened by famine or tigers today, however, our autonomic nervous system still reacts very stably according to the same patterns as in hunter-gatherer times. In summary, what was once sensible transforms into nonsense, into discomfort.
Many functional disorders can thus be understood as distortions of actually meaningful reactions from times long past. Imbalance Our current reality of life means that we are overtaxed in some areas (e.g. stress/tension), while at the same time we are undertaxed in many areas (exercise, cold, temporary lack of food, coordination). Thus, overstimulation and loss of abilities occur simultaneously.
Our current reality of life means that we are overchallenged in some areas (e.g. stress/tension) while at the same time underchallenged in many areas (exercise, cold, temporary lack of food, coordination). Thus, overstimulation and loss of abilities occur simultaneously.
Over the years, we have specialized in the treatment of various chronic clinical pictures and functional disorders. These include chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, functional disorders (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue syndrome, dizziness) and lymphedema/lipedema. (see clinical pictures ). Behind these symptoms there is not only an isolated "defect" but a complex regulatory disorder, which is often accompanied by a multitude of functional limitations and complaints.
The longer such a disturbance exists, the more solidified and difficult to influence it becomes. In most cases, other bodily functions are increasingly impaired. The chronification of the complaints is also accompanied "in depth" by a chronification of the disturbed or hypersensitive regulatory mechanisms - which leads to a mutual reinforcement in a kind of vicious circle. Thus, these complexes of complaints tend to chronify, slowly worsen and expand ("spreading").
This makes it understandable that such complex and solidified (stabilized?) changes can hardly be effectively improved with single measures (only medication, or occasional massages/lymph drainage). An experience that many of these patients often had to make over years.
Through our long research and experience, we are able to gain an increasingly comprehensive understanding of these diseases. Based on this, we develop optimized and high-quality therapy models that are able to influence the complex bio-psycho-social processes and to initiate a (decisive?) turn towards sustainable improvement. For relevant therapeutic progress, the following aspects show to be essential:
- Treatments that address many levels (and control circuits) simultaneously (multimodal therapy).
- High treatment frequency, i.e. many applications in a short time (intensive therapy enables new "learning experience")
- Inclusion of self-help as an essential therapy element (self-efficacy and continuous reinforcement)
- Repetition of positive learning experience, so-called "refreshers" or "booster sessions" (sustainability)
- Use of online and digital possibilities in diagnostics and therapy
We humans are capable of learning on all levels up to the highest age. This applies not only to knowledge and skills but also to the reactions of the body. Pain, vegetative complaints or exaggerated sensitivity can be "unlearned" again.
In order to reach the mind, the feeling and the body regulation effectively, the language must be chosen coherently for each area:
- The mind is persuaded by plausible arguments.
- The feeling responds to touch from the soul.
- The body feels directly addressed through "close" contact, through feeling and movement.
In the treatment of functional disorders, all three areas must be taken into account.
- If the complaints can be understood, anxiety and tension are already reduced.
- In a sustainable and pleasant emotional atmosphere, the inner self can open up. This is the basic prerequisite for taking up the venture of change.
- The physical experience of mindful touch leads to a calming of the heightened sensitivity. The immediate experience of new spaces of activity free of fear and discomfort creates increasing confidence in one's own vitality.
Activate protection is fast - waive it slowly!
To cancel the negative effect of a painful experience, a multiple of positive experience is necessary. Such corrective experiences are especially healing when mind, feeling and sensory organs simultaneously convey that the threat has been overcome. This is the goal of our multimodal therapy. With this, we want to generate increasing confidence in one's own abilities and growing well-being through repeated positive experiences.
In other words, to build up a protective pattern, it only takes one bad experience (e.g., being bitten by a dog). To break down a protective pattern, many other positive experiences (very often not being bitten) are necessary.
Information and education
From our point of view, it is of central importance how a complaint is classified and understood. Therefore, we attach great importance to clarification in individual conversations and also in groups.
As a rule, we hold one group session per day. The main focus is on information and concrete instructions on how to deal with the complaints after therapy. It is also good to see that others suffer from similar complaints and to exchange ideas with them.
We are particularly proud of our physiotherapy department. Not only do we want to offer you a wide range of physiotherapy services, we also want to do it particularly well.
The most important thing, of course, is our highly qualified staff, who are constantly undergoing further training. But we also want to provide you with nice, well-maintained rooms, modern equipment and enough time. So we work (at the same fees) 30 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes (e.g. at KG).
Dr. Weiss and Dr. Kienzler are both also experienced psychotherapists. Therapeutic conversations are therefore part of our offer.
If you would like to come to us for intensive therapy, then we can of course only have a certain number of conversations within this short time, in which we limit ourselves to central topics.
But under "psychotherapy" is more than just the conversation between therapist and patient. It depends on the therapeutic attitude of the whole team, who work together with you on your progress!
In our clinic we perform special training with the Galileo system. This is a scientifically proven system to build up muscles, improve coordination, loosen muscles, strengthen the pelvic floor and back muscles. It is also called "sport for the unathletic". In fact, its applications range from the seriously ill to high-performance athletes. It is even used in space travel: Preparations are currently underway to use the device for a possible flight to Mars. This form of training is excellent for even severely impaired pain patients.
The basic principle is simple: You stand on a seesaw that moves up and down at a frequency of between 5 and 30 times a second. The height of movement is low and is no more than 1 cm. This is not weight-bearing. If you are unsure, you can also hold on to a wide grab bar. You do not need to do anything else for the workout. When you stand on the device, the seesaw moves. Your body automatically compensates for the movement completely. This results in a rhythmic alternation of tension and relaxation of the muscles.
Depending on the set frequency, so-called "stretch reflexes" are triggered in the muscle culture in slow or rapid succession. The physician triggers such stretch reflexes with a reflex hammer, for example. They are controlled from the spinal cord and are not subject to our voluntary control. Thus, this training is a fundamentally different form of stress compared to classical training.
Assuming you train for one minute at 25 hertz (i.e. 25 oscillations per second), the muscles contract and relax 1500 times in this minute. In a 5-minute workout, you get 7500 cycles! Such numbers can only be achieved in the gym in a workout lasting several hours.
The Galileo-Training is especially suitable for patients who, e.g. due to pain, can no longer exercise physically. In contrast to sports in the gym, this training is hardly stressful and can be performed even by people with very low physical capacity. This training is particularly suitable, for example, for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, chronic back pain, lipedema, lymphedema or chronic tension. The pelvic floor can also be effectively strengthened in cases of bladder weakness. Another field of application is the treatment of osteoporosis, fall prophylaxis and vertigo.
The AlterG anti-gravity treadmill (to alter = change, G = physical for gravity) is a computer-controlled treadmill system that allows the patient to be enclosed in an airtight chamber above the treadmill from waist height.
Using the latest differential air pressure technology, the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill creates a uniform lifting force that greatly reduces impact forces that occur during walking or running. Using special zippered neoprene shorts, the user locks themselves in the airtight chamber above the treadmill and then manually adjusts their workout weight using the machine's pressure/body weight controls.
In precise increments of 1%, the user's weight can be reduced by up to 80%. The result is a natural gait that is not impeded by water or straps, allowing a seamless 'b transition to full weight bearing. The actual walking (in the horizontal direction) is completely natural, while the force of gravity (in the vertical direction) is reduced to almost eliminated.
The effect is terrific. It is the feeling of walking on clouds. This is a completely new experience. Walking, jogging and running are fun and do not cause pain. We see that in this way learning processes are triggered in the brain, which eliminate dysfunctional behavior (e.g. limping) within a short time. In addition, physical exertion is possible without swelling of the legs, because the air pressure counteracts this.
Wir führen in unserer Praxisklinik ein spezielles Training mit dem Galileo-System durch. Dabei handelt es sich um ein wissenschaftlich ausgezeichnet untersuchtes System, hocheffektiv Muskulatur aufzubauen, die Koordination zu verbessern, Muskulatur zu lockern, denBeckenboden und die Rückenmuskulatur zu kräftigen. Es wird auch als „Sport für Unsportliche“ bezeichnet. Tatsächlich reichen die Anwendungsmöglichkeiten von Schwerkranken bis zu Hochleistungssportlern. Sogar in der Raumfahrt wird es genutzt: Derzeit laufen die Vorbereitungen, das Gerät für einen möglichen Marsflug zu nutzen. Diese Form des Trainings können auch schwer beeinträchtigte Schmerzpatienten ausgezeichnet absolvieren.
Das Grundprinzip ist einfach: Sie stellen sich auf eine Wippe, die sich mit einer Frequenz zwischen 5 und 30 Mal in der Sekunde auf- und abwärts bewegt. Die Bewegungshöhe ist gering und beträgt maximal 1 cm. Dies ist nicht belastend. Wer unsicher ist, kann sich zusätzlich an einem breiten Haltebügel festhalten. Sie müssen für das Training nichts weiter tun. Wenn Sie auf dem Gerät stehen, bewegt sich die Wippe. Ihr Körper gleicht automatisch die Bewegung völlig aus. So kommt es zu einem rhythmischen Wechsel von Anspannung und Entspannung der Muskulatur.
Je nach eingestellter Frequenz werden in der Muskultur sog. „Dehnreflexe“in langsamer oder rascher Folge ausgelöst. Solche Dehnreflexe löst der Arzt beispielsweise mit dem Reflexhammer aus. Sie werden aus dem Rückenmark heraus gesteuert und unterliegen nicht unserer willentlichen Steuerung. Somit handelt es sich bei diesem Training um eine grundsätzlich andere Form der Belastung im Vergleich zu klassischen Trainingsmaßnahmen.
Angenommen, Sie trainieren eine Minute bei 25 Hertz (also 25 Schwingungen in der Sekunde), dann ziehen sich die Muskeln 1500 Mal in dieser Minute zusammen und entspannen sich wieder. Bei einem 5-Minuten-Training kommen Sie auf 7500 Zyklen! Solche Zahlen sind im Fitness-Studio nur in einem mehrstündigen Training erreichbar.
Das Galileo-Training eignet sich besonders für Patienten, die, z.B. auf Grund von Schmerzen, nicht mehr körperlich trainieren können. Im Gegensatz zum Sport im Fitness-Studio ist dieses Training kaum belastend und kann auch von Menschen mit sehr geringer Leistungsfähigkeit durchgeführt werden. Besonders eignet sich dieses Training z.B. für Patienten mit Fibromyalgiesyndrom, chronischen Rückenschmerzen, Lipödem, Lymphödem oder chronischen Verspannungen. Effektiv kann auch der Beckenboden bei Blasenschwäche gestärkt werden. Ein weiteres Einsatzgebiet ist die Behandlung der Osteoporose, der Sturzprophylaxe und des Schwindels.
Heat and cold
We are particularly pleased to be able to offer our patients whole-body cold therapy (GKT). We are pioneers in this field of therapy in Germany with the first outpatient cold chamber.
The cold chamber is a small room with a temperature of -80 C or lower. This room is entered in bathing clothes or underwear (e.g. following a stay in the heat chamber). The stay is from 1 to 5 minutes, and this time usually increases over the course of one to two weeks. If possible, our patients go to the cold chamber once or twice a day.
The main effect is rapid pain relief. This usually starts immediately. After 1-2 hours the positive effect fades. However, once a series of 10-20 cold treatments has been completed, the pain relief can last for months, as studies have shown.
This is probably due to an increase in the threshold of irritation, which used to be referred to somewhat old-fashionedly as "hardening". Not only is the pain threshold raised, but other forms of sensitivity to stimuli are also reduced. Therefore, we successfully use the cold chamber also for other forms of functional disorders.
Cold therapy has an immunomodulating effect, i.e. it slows down an overactive and improves a poorly functioning immune system. Thus, cold therapy is also popularly used for neurodermatitis, psoriasis and other disorders of the immune system.
Finally, the cold chamber causes an increase in performance and well-being. Many professional athletes and managers regularly seek out the cold chamber for this reason.
Overall, it is one of the most effective ways to increase the regulatory capacity of the autonomic nervous system.
What is a cold chamber
Whole body cryotherapy is a new highly effective therapy of various rheumatic diseases, originally developed in Japan and known in Europe since 1980. In Germany it was introduced in 1985 in different clinics (mainly rheumatic clinics). Since 1998, it has been possible for the first time to carry out this therapy on an outpatient basis. We were the outpatient pioneers of this therapy in Germany.
The cold chamber is a room of about two to four square meters, which is cooled to a temperature between -70 and -80°C. The air circulation is very important. In addition to the temperature, the air circulation can be regulated so that the heat extraction from the skin can be customized. In this way, the subjectively effective temperature (wind chill) can be lowered to over -100°.
The chamber is pleasantly lit and connected by a large heated pane (no fogging) to the anteroom where the control personnel is located. The cold chamber is extremely dry, humidity is practically non-existent. As a result, the low temperature is usually considered comfortable.
One enters the room individually in bathing clothes/underwear and with bathing shoes. If a patient is very prone to freezing, gloves, earmuffs and mouth guards (available from us) can be worn, as well as stockings. The duration of the stay is one to four minutes. During the stay, one should move slowly back and forth in the chamber.
The door is closed only with a magnet and can be opened with a finger, which is important for people who tend to fear confinement.
Not as cold as expected
In GKT, the air is extremely dry. This changes the sensation of cold. Although fibromyalgia patients are usually very chilled, they can tolerate the dry cold very well. It is described more as a tingling sensation on the skin.
This is comparable to the experience of stepping outside the door lightly dressed on a clear, bone-chillingly cold winter night. One does not immediately feel cold, but rather refreshed and invigorated.
How long? How often?
Initially, treatment should take place as frequently as possible, whereby treatment once or several times a day has a favorable effect. This naturally depends on personal circumstances (e.g. place of residence).
In most cases, we use the procedure daily for the first 2 weeks, then with decreasing frequency. Patients who are on a 14-day intensive treatment usually go to the cold chamber twice a day.
Most patients then stay between 1 to 5 minutes in the "cool" air.
Contribution Bayrischer Rundfunk
Wärme -und Kälteanwendungen zählen zu den klassischen Naturheilverfahren und gleichzeitig zu den ältesten Heilmitteln in der Medizin. Neben den bekannten Verfahren wie Fango, Wärme- und Kältepacks verfügen wir auch über zwei besonders angenehme und wirksame Formen der physikalischen Therapie.
Die Infrarotkabine (IRK) ist eine äußerst effektive Form der Wärmetherapie. Äußerlich gleicht sie der finnischen Sauna. Im Gegensatz zur klassischen Sauna gibt es jedoch keinen Ofen. An seiner Stelle sind zahlreiche Infrarotstrahler vorhanden, deren milde Wärme direkt auf den Körper einwirkt. Zusätzlich ist es möglich, mit Hochleistungs-Strahlern gezielt einzelne Bezirke, z.B. den Rücken, aufzuwärmen.
Diese Form der Wärme erreicht nicht nur die obersten Hautschichten, sondern dringt tiefer ins Gewebe ein. Gleichzeitig ist sie weniger belastend als die klassische Sauna. Sie wirkt muskelentspannend, gewebelockernd, durchblutungsfördernd, schmerzlindernd und unterstützend bei Gewichtsreduktion.
Decongestion for lipedema and lymphedema
Besides manual lymphatic drainage, apparative compression is most appreciated by our patients. It is one of the most effective procedures for achieving lasting decongestion of the body.
In principle, a device for apparative compression looks like an oversized pair of pants or space suit. You lie down in it for half an hour. Pressure waves then build up and travel rhythmically over the body.
We work with devices that have 12 air chambers per leg. They fill up gradually from the bottom to the top. The pressure first builds up at the feet, where it is maintained, while the upper chambers are switched on step by step. In this way, the fluid is slowly forced upwards out of the leg. After about 30 seconds, one cycle is completed. The pressure escapes from the chambers and a new round of compression begins. The pressure is set individually for each patient and can be changed during the treatment.
The effect is noticeable immediately after the treatment: The mobilized tissue water is excreted.
Negative pressure massages
The oldest and best known way of using negative pressure therapeutically is cupping. While classical cupping is of more historical interest, we prefer more modern and effective methods. We use devices in which the skin is rhythmically tightened and released. In this way, a pumping effect is exerted on the deep layers of connective tissue and the lymph is directed from the depths to the surface. Edema is thus drained.Subsequently, the lymph is drained along its physiological pathways similar to manual lymphatic drainage.
In this way, a mild decongestion and loosening of the connective tissue occurs, which is also tolerated by patients for whom a classic kneading massage is out of the question. Many patients speak of a relief and feel liberated after receiving the vacuum massage. The main areas of application are water retention, pain, muscle tension and skin smoothing.
Endermology - also called "LPG" after the manufacturer - is a high-tech massage procedure that has gained a firm place among medical treatment procedures in many parts of the world. In Germany it is still little known.
Using a device specially developed for this purpose, a fold of skin is grasped, rolled in and out, thus building up the connective tissue through a kind of "skin gymnastics". Not only the skin, but also the underlying connective tissue is captured, as well as the subcutaneous fat deposits.
Endermology is able to initiate a natural process that reduces excessive fat deposits and at the same time strengthens and tightens the skin. The result: cellulite decreases, the skin becomes smoother and firmer. We are very convinced of this procedure. It is one of the few ways to effectively combat cellulite/lipedema. This is especially true if further therapy steps are introduced. In addition, endermology is also used for the treatment of scars, after operations, for the therapy of burns and for regional pain and edema.
Wassereinlagerungen (med. Ödeme) spielen bei vielen Erkrankungen eine große Rolle. Vor allem verstärken sie Schmerzen. Mit Medikamenten alleine lassen sie sich nur begrenzt reduzieren. Man benötigt weitere Behandlungsverfahren, um dauerhaft Erfolg zu haben. Hier verfügen wir über eine breite Palette von Möglichkeiten.
Bei der manuellen Lymphdrainage wird der natürliche Prozess der Lymphentleerung durch eine spezielle Massage unterstützt. Eine geschickte Technik sorgt durch Druck und Sog zur Entleerung des gestauten Gewebes. Physiotherapeuten benutzen Grifftechniken, bei denen Namen wie „Pumpgriff“ oder „Schöpfgriff“bereits die Funktion erklären.
So wird die Eigenbewegung der Lymphgefäße angeregt und durch sanften Druck die Flüssigkeit in Richtung Zentrum verschoben. Lässt der Druck auf die Haut nach, entsteht mit Hilfe des Klappenspiels der Lymphgefäße ein Unterdruck, der die Lymphflüssigkeit von unten ansaugt. Diese leichten Bewegungen erfolgen rhythmisch etwa im Sekundentakt, wobei jede Hautpartie 5-6 Mal hintereinander massiert wird. Für viele unserer Patienten ist dies eine der „schönsten“Behandlungen, bei denen sie sich gleichzeitig wunderbar entspannen können.
Lassen Ödeme nach und werden die Beine schlanker, verordnen wir bei Bedarf häufig Kompressionsstrümpfe. So wird der Effekt der Behandlung stabilisiert und weiter gefördert. Auf diesem Gebiet haben sich in den letzten Jahren große Fortschritte ergeben. Die einst gefürchteten „Gummistrümpfe“gehören der Vergangenheit an. Heute gibt es Kompressionsstrümpfe in vielen modischen Farben und Ausführungen, die in jeder Weise „tragbar“sind und deren Kosten von den gesetzlichen Krankenkassen übernommen werden.
Learning relaxation techniques
For many years, we taught our patient relaxation techniques in groups. Due to the pandemic, we have moved these techniques to our online media.
This allows you to learn different relaxation techniques and then continue to practice them at home.
Wellbeing and enjoyment
Pleasure is therapy!
If pain, fear, stress, and pressure to perform persist for a long time, the body maintains a permanent state of alert and heightened sensitivity. Over time, the brain structures change, the brain becomes overstimulated and overwhelmed. It hardly matters whether the dangers are real or merely perceived. The balance between tension and relaxation is disturbed.
But our sensory organs do not only deliver danger messages. They also report other things that are happening in the outside world as well as inside. They can also convey a feeling of well-being, calm and pleasure. If these sensations are in the foreground, the processing of stimuli in the brain changes. Tension and fear subside, the vigilant-mistrustful parts of the brain calm down.
The brain is not easily converted. If it had previously had bad experiences, it only finds peace through the repeated sensory experience of security and well-being. But through constant repetition - as in learning vocabulary - the brain structures that are mis- strained by caution can eventually be convinced.
So learning to enjoy again slowly is a wonderful method to help overcome overstimulation and thus, for example, chronic pain. it is the essence of what is often called "unlearning" pain or physical discomfort.
We offer a variety of massages. mukabhyanga (ayurvedic facial massage), abhyanga (ayurvedic oil massage), lomi lomi (hawaiian massage) and others.
Essential oils have a wide range of effects on health and have been used in medicine for thousands of years. Their effect unfolds both on the basis of their smell, the effect on the mucous membranes (nose, throat, lungs) and through the direct influence on skin and muscles. They are often used as a complementary therapy for disorders of the autonomic nervous system, disorders of the immune system, but also for pain and tension. Aroma massage uses the effects of natural, high-quality essential oils and enhances them with a gentle stroking massage.
With many pain illnesses in addition, with spannings or also to the general regeneration this is a
highly appreciated, extremely pleasant procedure. One would prefer not to stop doing it...
Hot Stones Massage
Laying on or massage with hot stones is an ancient healing method, which has been rediscovered in recent years. It has been practiced practically in all parts of the world. Hot stones were used therapeutically in Asia, in the Pacific region and by the American Indians.
We use smooth, round basalt stones heated in hot water. They are sometimes laid on the body, sometimes they are used for massage. In the course of a treatment and depending on the body region, the stones are exchanged again and again.
In short, a pleasure that is especially helpful in case of muscle tension, pain, stress or simply serves for regeneration.
Feeling better and more vital is one side - looking better is the other. We want to make sure that you can see the success of a treatment on the outside as well, using special 30-minute facial massages.
These consist of a combination of stroking massages, selected oils/ointments and a gentle vacuum massage. The success can literally be "seen". The facial skin tightens, puffiness and bags under the eyes quickly subside.
The treatment is particularly successful if the face previously appeared puffy or swollen. Then the change is already significant after 2 weeks.
Underwater jet massage has been one of the proven therapeutic methods in medicine for decades. Unfortunately, the application is cumbersome. The massage in the waterbed is a modern alternative, which shows a comparable effect and is pleasant to use. The special feature: Computer-controlled moving water jets massage the body from below through a soft overlay. Depending on your wishes, the massage can be crescent-shaped, circular, selective, vigorous or gentle - but always wonderful and very simple: no showering, no dressing and undressing - and a little luxury.
Change of diet and weight reduction
There is hardly a therapy method that is as effective as a targeted change in diet. Many, indeed most diseases, from allergies to cancer, are directly or indirectly influenced by nutrition. Medical research brings new correlations to light almost daily.
An effective change of diet is therefore one of the most important therapy components of our practice clinic. The main problem for many patients: healthy food is often poorly tolerated. It often causes abdominal pain, flatulence or discomfort.
It is similar to sports. Those who have been inactive for a long time will tolerate vigorous physical training poorly at first. It is the same with nutrition. We want to introduce you to healthy food step by step. For this purpose, we have developed a 4-step nutritional structure, with which it is possible at the same time to reduce weight permanently in an easy way.
There are also several books on this subject.
The Far Eastern art of needling is now firmly established in pain therapy. According to recent studies, acupuncture is clearly superior to traditional drug-based pain therapy. In the case of back pain and knee pain, the statutory health insurance companies cover the costs.
Other natural remedies
In addition to the aforementioned classic naturopathic treatments (cold, heat, exercise, etc.), we also use other methods, such as phytotherapy (herbal medicine) or homeopathy. A speciality is homeopathic infusion therapy, with which we have excellent experience in numerous clinical pictures.
Another speciality is our naturopathic prescriptions, which you can also use at home.
Good sleep makes you happy
Our happiness in life depends on many things. Love, work, friends and, of course, money. According to modern happiness research, those who earn more are somewhat happier. But happiness also depends on sleep.
Someone who sleeps an average of 7 instead of 6 hours night after night is as much happier as if he earned $90,000 more, i.e. $120,000 per year instead of $30,000. Instead of waiting for such a salary increase, which is rather rare, one should deal with the issue of "sleep".
We can comprehensively analyze sleep behavior during a stay.
As a special feature, we can determine not only the usual parameters but also the EEG and especially the CO2 concentration in the blood.
The online consultation has developed as a very common form of initial contact. We are amazed at how well it succeeds in making a first impression and, in many cases, a first diagnosis. On the other hand, you can also get an impression of us. Many questions can be discussed in this way.
This is often followed by a personal diagnosis on site or an appointment for therapy.
We also like to use the video consultation for follow-up care. How did the complaints develop? How is the self-help going? Are there any further questions?
Online therapy/self help
Online therapy and self-help guide
Our newest therapy offering is online therapy. It consists of several elements:
Video Consultations: Even if you have never been to us before, you can book avideo consultation with us online. The costs for this are covered in full by the statutory health insurance funds in Germany. We are excited about the possibilities that this new form of communication opens up. And our patients see it the same way: they give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Online apps: Over the past few years, we have createdself-help appsfor a range of complaints, which you can use to train systematically at home. We have created hundreds of instructional videos in an elaborate process that you can easily follow.
Online coaching: To make sense of the apps, ask questions, and receive qualified guidance, we offeronline coaching with trained professionals (physical therapists). They will explain the exercises, point out the possible mistakes and answer your questions. You can schedule just one session (30 minutes) or weekly sessions.
Online measuring devices: In some cases, we can lend measuring instruments and devices that are important for self-help, such as respiratory therapy.
Online psychotherapy: we can also offer - for appropriate situations - 50-minute psychotherapy. However, this requires a personal conversation at the beginning, in which the indication is clarified. Online psychotherapeutic conversations therefore usually take place following therapy with us.
Online doctor's consultations: Online doctor's consultations can take place following therapy with us or in the course of purely online therapies, in which progress and possible problems are clarified.
For whom suitable?
We use apps, online coaching and online medical consultations/psychotherapy in different cases:
- For less pronounced symptoms, online therapy is often sufficient and much less costly.
- If on-site therapy with us is out of the question, online therapy can be at least the second-best measure.
- Following therapy with us, online measures are excellent for securing and deepening the successes achieved.
Many patients come to us from a long distance. Therefore, it makes sense to stay overnight in Mannheim or the surrounding area. For this purpose, you can go to a hotel or vacation apartment, for example. Since dietary changes are usually part of our therapy, a small kitchen/kitchenette is recommended.
There are a number of apartments available in the immediate vicinity of the practice, which are specially furnished for our purposes.
Apartment 1&2: very neat sunny apartments 200 m away with balcony for 1 or 2 persons. Completely and comfortably equipped with large kitchenette, TV, DVD, CD. About 35 sqm. Cost 70,- €
Apartment 3: Large 2 room apartment directly next to the practice. Spacious kitchenette, dining area, couch set, large bedroom. Very suitable for 2 persons. Cost 80,-€
Apartment 4-7: Four smaller and more simply furnished apartments for one person. Right next to the surgery with separate entrance. Small kitchenette, TV, DVD, CD. Cost 60,- €.
All apartments are fully equipped including kitchen utensils, bed linen, towels. Final cleaning is included.
If you occupy apartments 1-3 in pairs, the price increases by 15,- €.
In the clinic and in the apartments 3-7 there is (usually) free WLAN reception.