Personalized Psychological Support and Stress Management
Personalized psychological support and stress management
Personalized Psychological Support and Stress Management is one of the additional support treatments for everybody who are under intense stress, exposed to work stress, who have to cope with a chronic illness, whose immune system frequently falls, whose physical complaints are too much, who have chronic pain, and who suffer from gastrointestinal complaints. Oncology patients also benefit from such treatment.
In this treatment, a personalized psychotherapy program is applied. Interviews lasting for at least 50 minutes are held with the patient. The patient's living conditions, family and business relations are negotiated. Stress-generating factors are determined and minimizing the effects arising due to such factors is targeted through new behavioral patterns. It is known that when the reflections of mental distresses and the experiential problems in our mind could not be resolved, such effects redound to our bodies. Distresses such as headache, waist neck soreness, indigestion, skin reactions, insomnia could be enumerated among such complaints which are denominated as "somatic complaints". Consulting a doctor very often, and frequently having analysis done as well are among somatic behaviors; the reason for it could be the concerns about becoming sick, being forced to be hospitalized and even the fear of death.
Psychological support as a supplement to medical treatment, and sometimes even standalone provide significant contributions to the patient's coping with stress and improving his quality of life.
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.