People, their lives and their ailments are unique. Therefore, we create an individual treatment plan together with each of our patients. The building blocks of the modular kurimed approach serve as guidelines for this and are tailored to the needs of each individual case.
1. Holistic diagnosis
The starting point is a sound medical history (anamnesis) and a thorough holistic diagnosis through in-house examinations, laboratory tests, and analysis of existing diagnostic results if these are available. On this basis we develop a comprehensive, sustainable treatment approach. We also carry out further diagnostic measures during the ongoing therapy, if this is appropriate for checking progress and success.
2. Initial therapy
Patients often initially present with acute, primary complaints or illnesses, which must first be addressed during the first stage of treatment to reduce immediate pain or to prevent further damage. The aim here is to tackle the major impairments.
For example, our initial therapy for patients who present to us with back pain is usually initially aimed at alleviating the pain symptoms. Of course, we first clarify in advance whether there are any hazardous causes necessitating orthopaedic or surgical treatment before the pain is treated.
In patients with circulatory problems in the limbs, for example in the legs ("intermittent claudication", PAD, limited pain-free mobility range), possibly resulting from diabetes or other underlying diseases, the primary aim of initial therapy is to prevent or mitigate possible further damage. In addition to the medication prescribed by the specialist, we aim to improve the circulation and oxygenation of the affected areas.
The treatment methods used are selected on an individual basis in the initial therapy and are suited to, and selected together with, the patient.
3. Cause-centred therapy
Building on the initial therapy, causal treatment aims to find the underlying triggers of a disease and so either eliminate it as comprehensively as possible or to support its cure. This is an important prerequisite for sustainable treatment success.
Causes can be very different, depending on the disease concerned. Severe diseases usually have several triggering factors. Tracking them down can be a challenge for both therapist and patient but is one which we are always happy to face because of the encouraging experience in our work.
When selecting treatment methods for initial and cause-centred therapy, we prefer to use procedures for which there is scientifically sound proof of efficacy. Where it is necessary and expedient, we supplement these with experiential treatments. There is (yet) no scientifically proven evidence of therapeutic efficacy in these therapies and medications. The mode of action has been developed more by empiricism and in part by case studies.
It is always important for us to find the best way for the patient. To this end, we often cooperate with other therapists in our network.
4. Re-building and strengthening
Many diseases and treatments are consuming and debilitating for the body. In addition to initial and cause-centred treatments, we therefore work with patients to strengthen and rebuild their entire body to help ensure sustained success of the treatment. The measures vary depending on the disease, age, occupation of the patient, etc. The many options include, for example, the targeted supply of important nutrients, strengthening of the immune system, fitness therapy and others.
Above all, serious illnesses pose an extraordinary strain on patients in addition to the physical and mental stresses. We offer personal support and various therapeutic services aimed at holistic re-building and strengthening, working together with our network of therapists.