The intestine plays a key role in our well-being. Impairments in this area regularly place a very intense burden on the quality of life. This is not only about the intestine itself and its endowment with microorganisms (microbiome). The intestine borders on other physical structures such as the uterus in women, the pelvic floor and other excretory organs such as the bladder. In many cases, the intestine forms a unit with these structures. Disorders in one area also affect the integrity in the other. We take a holistic approach to intestinal health. We combine approaches from Chinese medicine with conventional medical measures and alternative medical procedures such as osteopathy. We are therefore also your contact if, for example, after surgical interventions, births and other changes in the intestinal area, disorders of well-being develop in this region of the body. In fact, the intestine, starting from the navel region, forms the center of our body. Far Eastern medical systems have always emphasized the importance of this center for the health of the whole person. This is where, for example, the navel chakra (Manipura) is located in the field of yoga. The solar plexus forms a particularly sensitive and delicate nerve plexus.
What does intestinal health mean?
A healthy intestine has a balanced, individual microbiome. In many cases, the intestine is referred to as the second brain. Physicians and scientists are increasingly recognizing the major role that the composition of microorganisms in the gut plays in many areas of function and our well-being. At the same time, our first brain is closely connected to this region of the body via receptor sites throughout the intestine and abdomen. Intestinal health is therefore characterized by full functionality of all structures involved, trouble-free digestion and elimination function. A strong pelvic floor supports intestinal health, as does hormonal balance, especially in the female body, and a healthy, varied diet. Intestinal health is characterized by painless digestive processes and good tolerance of ingested foods. It is true that it cannot be generally stated that the intestine is healthy if we feel little from it. However, persistent complaints in the intestine indicate imbalances and disorders. We strive to always get to the bottom of these. We know the importance of intestinal health for the well-being of our patients and take the subject of the intestine very seriously.
Why is intestinal health so important?
A drastic catchphrase says “death in the gut.” In fact, gut health cannot be overstated. Our physical and psychological body image is very dependent on gut health. Disturbances and impairments can have an impact on our entire lives. This is not only superficially about the typical intestinal complaints such as flatulence, constipation, diarrhea or pain. Some impairments develop gradually, for example following surgical procedures. Then certain nerves may no longer respond to impulses, which can lead to problems with bladder and bowel control, for example. Adhesions due to scars disturb our well-being and mobility in this area.
Lack of blood flow in the bowel, uterus, and the entire abdominal area, including the ovaries, can cause women to have trouble conceiving. When a woman has difficulty getting pregnant, hardly anyone thinks of the intestines. But in fact, this region also plays an important role in this process. Persistent intestinal complaints make us suffer intensely and reduce our quality of life. Here, sufferers sometimes torment themselves with persistent discomfort for years without a cause being found.
The widespread occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome speaks a clear language here. Intolerances and the reaction to messenger substances such as histamine are also relevant in this area. We cannot feel healthy and well overall if our gut health is compromised. Surgical procedures in this area, such as removal of the uterus, prostate surgery and similar procedures, regularly lead to changes in the intestinal area. If the uterus is removed, for example, the bowel rearranges itself because a gap has been created. In some surgeries, the pelvic floor is severed. Also, after a cesarean section, a completely different situation may have developed in this area, significantly affecting entire functional areas.
Intestinal Health with Eller & Kellermann in Berlin
Our holistic view of the intestine and the entire abdomen opens up a perspective that goes beyond conventional medicine. We are not satisfied with superficial explanations for persistent complaints in the intestine and abdomen. As holistically oriented physicians, we also think of more unusual causes when patients report complaints to us. Among other things, we have in mind the possible impairments and changes that arise after operations in the abdominal and intestinal area. Here we take the descriptions and complaints of our patients very seriously at all times and look for possible solutions. In doing so, we combine conventional medical and alternative treatment methods. We also make use of all diagnostic possibilities. Whether microbiome analysis, sonography, laboratory or comprehensive check-ups – we get to the bottom of things in the intestine.
Our treatment approaches also tackle intestinal health in a wide variety of places. We accompany our patients with comprehensive nutritional counseling. We also use osteopathy as needed, for example, to address dysfunction following surgery. Scar removal and acupuncture are also used for intestinal health. Since each of our patients is very individual, we look for the tailor-made treatment approach for you. In doing so, we also make references to psychosomatics, for example. Overall, our patients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach. It enables the holistic view of intestinal health that we place so much emphasis on. We want to clarify the causes, treat our patients successfully and also prevent further complaints through appropriate preventive measures.
For whom is the therapy useful?
Our offer in the area of intestinal health is aimed at patients with intestinal complaints/symptoms in adjacent areas. We address women after cesarean section, childbirth and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), in whom changes in the intestines and abdomen can lead to dysfunctions, for example, also in bladder function. In the case of difficulties in conceiving, we also investigate a possible cause in the intestine. We also accompany men after prostate surgery and subsequent functional disorders such as incontinence. Please also contact us if you have persistent digestive disorders and irritable bowel symptoms. Our practice is especially open to patients who may only suspect that health problems in them are located in the intestines. Often you yourself know best where in your body there is a disorder. Trust your body’s intuition and together we will get to the bottom of the causes and find the best treatment approach for you.