Complementary Medicine

Marie-Sophie Kiepe offers a range of diagnostic and therapeutic practices such as Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy and the GYROKINESIS® Method which are complementing Conventional Medicine.

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Osteopathy

“Osteopathy (also called Osteopathic Medicine) relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing.” (World Health Organization, 2010).

Osteopathy is a complementary manual medicine and was developed by the doctor and philosopher Andrew Taylor Still in the 18th century. One of his students, Little John, brought the osteopathic concept to Europe in 1920. Osteopathy includes the areas of the musculoskeletal system, the visceral system and the entire nervous system and its envelope structures.

Osteopathy counts to the arts of healing in Germany. Only medical practitioners (such as medical doctors and “Heilpraktiker”) are allowed to perform Osteopathy by themselves. Physiotherapists may apply osteopathic techniques as long as they are tied to the field of physiotherapy. They need a private prescription by a physician or “Heilpraktiker”.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy builds on a diagnostic assessment and plan, followed by implementing a rehabilitative program to improve motor functions or to maximize movement ability. Further, physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments are treated. Physiotherapists use a broad spectrum of therapies such as mobilisation, heating, massages and (non-) elastic tapes (cf. World Health Organization). Physiotherapeutic assessment complements the medical diagnosis and imaging techniques.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy builds on a diagnostic assessment and plan, followed by implementing a rehabilitative program to improve motor functions or to maximize movement ability. Further, physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments are treated. Physiotherapists use a broad spectrum of therapies such as mobilisation, heating, massages and (non-) elastic tapes (cf. World Health Organization). Physiotherapeutic assessment complements the medical diagnosis and imaging techniques.

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Women`s Health

Women`s health is an area of specialisation within medicine both osteopathic and in physiotherapeutic care. Women undergo different stages of life and with that a multitude of changes that require adaptability. Supple adolescence body brings hormonal changes, growth spurts and emotional demands passing through the transition to adulthood. The treatement includes pre and postnatal care as well as pelvic floor dysfunction, bladder weakness, and back, pelvic, pubic or sacroiliac pain.

Gyrokinesis® Method

The GYROKINESIS®  Method, formerly known as White Cloud Yoga was developed by the Hungarian dancer Juliu Horvath in New York in the 80`s. The GYROKINESIS®  Method is a three dimensional unique exercise system with qualities and benefits which are similar to those found in other movement based activities such as Tai Chi, yoga and dance.

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Gyrokinesis® Method

The GYROKINESIS®  Method, formerly known as White Cloud Yoga was developed by the Hungarian dancer Juliu Horvath in New York in the 80`s. The GYROKINESIS®  Method is a three dimensional unique exercise system with qualities and benefits which are similar to those found in other movement based activities such as Tai Chi, yoga and dance.

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Naturopathy

Naturopathy has been part of Germany for centuries. Many of the principles and philosophies of naturopathy originated in Germany and Europe in the 16th and 17th century. The original naturopaths – prior to 1900s – from around the world, were trained by European doctors using hydrotherapy, herbal medicine and other traditional forms of healing. In my work as a holistic body therapist I am focusing mainly on the use of different oils – essential and herbal oils (see The Touch – Oils & Herbs)

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