Meditation & Yoga
Yoga is an important Indian discipline that has existed for approximately 4,000 years. Yoga word meaning whereof is "unity" is a method of tranquilizing the mind and a way of peace. In its essence it harbors the integrity of body, mind and spirit.
Yoga practices include physical exercises (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation activities. Yoga exercises are the most useful postures that the body can assume which have been discovered thousands of years ago. It is possible to see such basic postures in gymnastics, dancing and many other techniques. During the application, the person discovering his body applies the asana (postures) in line with his limits. So the body springs to life, reaches the balance and its resistance increases.
Breathing exercises (pranayama) is a study of managing the life power through breathing. Taking into the body sufficient amount of breath which is our source of life directly affects the health. Thanks to such breathing exercises, the person gets the habit of breathing appropriately and thus the body and mind health are supported.
Mental exercises on the other hand improves concentration and reduces the stress felt in the mind. It is the stress level of the person which directly affects holistic health. Stress experienced in the mind directly affects the health of the body as well. Therefore, when holistic health is in question, tranquilizing the brain and clarifying the mind are of great importance.
By means of meditation exercises, mental health is supported and the person can reduce the stress level.
Stress has substantial effects on the health of body and mind. It is observed that most of the disorders suffered are stress-related. When the effect of stress on the treatment process is considered as well, "stress management" has become an important requirement.
Although all the people incurring the disorder heard the saying of "stay away from the stress" they could not know how they could do it. Breathing and meditation exercises help the person to perform stress management.
Yoga with health workers
Not only the patients and patient relatives, but entire hospital staff can participate in yoga sessions. Through yoga exercises designed to support employees' health, the person balances his body by doing yoga exercises. Concentration skills are improved by breathing exercises and meditation. Fatigue and stress arising from intensive work pace is eliminated.
Acupuncture is completely a scientific treatment method applied by dipping needles into specific points of the body for the purpose of curing various illnesses. Acupuncture has been used notably in China and other Far Eastern countries in order to cure diseases for a period of over 5,000 years. Today it is a complementary medicine method which is widely used in many western countries such as Germany, Austria, France and the USA. The main philosophy of such treatment is based on the unity, equilibrium and harmony between the energy flows that exist everywhere in the whole universe whether living or non-living. Acupuncture in this sense is a balance therapy.
The World Health Organization acknowledged acupuncture treatment as a scientific method in 1979 and publicized a list of medical conditions wherein it is effective. In our country, "the Regulations on Acupuncture" was issued in 1991 and the conditions of application of such treatment and the qualifications of the practitioners were prescribed. Acupuncture might be applied by medical doctors who completed the 500 hours course opened with the approval of the Ministry of Health and succeeded in the examination and thereby granted the certificate accredited by the Ministry of Health.
A Latin word, “ozone” means "smelling". As we know it, ozone is a gas which is formed by conversion of O2 to O3 by UVB rays in the upper layers of atmosphere. It is a heavy gas and has a unique smell. Ozone was first defined in late 1800s by Christian Friedrich Schönbein, a German Chemist. Ozone is used for surface cleaning, water cleaning, sanitation and kills viruses and bacteria. Ozone cannot be taken by inhalation because it is toxic if inhaled. It can only be applied as a cream which is produced with olive oil. If mixed with other oils, it flames up. Or it may directly be injected into a muscle or a joint. There is also another method called “major hemotherapy". In this method, the patient's blood is transferred to a vacuum bottle where it is enriched with ozone and administered back to the patient. Also, there are treatment methods called "bag therapy" to treat foot lesions called "diabetic foot” and extremity lesions, which are applied by keeping the extremity in a special ozone-oxygen mixture.
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