OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER TREATMENT · Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental...
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T H E B A L A N C E
Mallorca | London | Zurich
+41 44 500 51 11 | [email protected] | www.thebalance.rehab
WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE
Obsessive compuls ive d isorder (OCD) is a common mental heal th condit ion
where a person has obsess ive thoughts and compuls ive behaviors . I t can
af fect men, women and chi ldren and some people start hav ing symptoms
ear ly , of ten around puberty , but i t usual ly starts dur ing ear ly adulthood.
OCD can be distress ing and s igni f icant ly interfere with your l i fe , but
treatment can help you keep i t under control .
People with OCD usual ly exper ience frequent obsess ive thoughts and
compuls ive behaviors such as unwanted and unpleasant thought , image or
urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feel ings of anxiety , d isgust
or unease. OCD could a lso be a repet i t ive compuls ive behavior or mental
act that you feel you need to do to temporar i ly re l ieve the unpleasant
feel ings brought on by the obsess ive thought . People wi th an obsess ive fear
of being burgled may feel they need to check a l l the windows and doors are
locked several t imes before they can leave their house. Some women can
have OCD dur ing pregnancy or af ter their baby is born where the
obsess ions may inc lude worry ing about harming the baby or not ster i l i z ing
feeding bott les proper ly . Compuls ions could be th ings such as repeatedly
checking the baby is breathing.
HOW WE TREAT OCD
OCD treatment at THE BALANCE we use a hol ist ic and person-centered
treatment approach to help you manage OCD in a more va luable and
product ive way. Our Program incorporate a combinat ion of ta lk ing
therapies , complementary therapies and medical t reatments . These
treatments help you to ident i fy where and how the compuls ive behavior
mani fests and impacts on your l i fe and explores how i t re lates to your
heal th wel lbeing and l i festy le .
Biochemical Restorationof body & brain
Comprehensive medical, psychiatric, orthomolecular, lifestyle
and nutritional assessment
Luxury 5-star facilities and hospitality with respect of
Holistic complementary therapies including healthy lifestyle and
Personal chef and personalised nutrition & diet plan supporting
healing and weight loss
One client a time bespoke and intensive program with 24/7 counselling
Trauma programtreating the root causes
and not just the symptomsof general, alternative and technology based therapies
By explor ing the unheal thy behavior that OCD tr iggers , the treatment at
THE BALANCE teaches you the necessary sk i l ls required to change
unheal thy or harmful behavior that has developed over t ime. We cal l th is
method of treatment a ‘prescr ipt ion for l i fe ’ . THE BALANCE program work
at empowering you and teach you new l i fe changing sk i l ls that help to bui ld
res i l ience, thus enable you to better ‘manage OCD’ ; face into l i fe and no
longer feel that OCD controls or has a negat ive hold over you. This is known
being ‘se l f -empowered ’ .
Fo l lowing is an example of a weekly schedule:
AT THE BALANCE
At THE BALANCE we of fer c l ients a hol ist ic approach to phys ica l and mental
heal th care. The term ́hol ist ic ́ means that our program incorporates a l l
aspects of a person l i fe and recognizes that each part of us is int imately
interconnected to a ́whole ́ so in terms of heal th care , i t recognizes that a l l
areas of a person ’s l i fe need attent ion, in order to impact on the indiv idual .
This incorporates our model of Mind, Body and L i fe .
Hol ist ic medic ine (a lso known as phys io logica l regulat ing medic ine and
Bio logica l Medic ine) treats the whole person. The pat ient ’s symptoms are
a lways considered to be the outward express ion of an under ly ing
dysfunct ion that can be remedied by st imulat ing the body ’s own regulatory
forces. We search for the root causes of the pat ient ’s d isease in order to
g ive the body a chance to heal i tse l f . This is why we g ive top pr ior i ty to
improving the pat ient ’s general metabol ism, together wi th detoxi f icat ion,
pur i f icat ion and the latest methods of immune - st imulat ion, as wel l as
other st imulat ing therapies .
THE BALANCE bio logica l medic ine a ims at strengthening the whole , so that
d iseases and suscept ib i l i ty to d isease can be overcome by the pat ient ’s own
immune system and heal ing process. For th is reason, our doctors ut i l i ze
'suppress ive ' medic ines only dur ing t imes of emergency , and not for
chronic care management , because th is type of medic ine is most ef fect ive
in acute s i tuat ions. We are a lso s lower to recommend certa in operat ions ,
preferr ing f i rst to apply our hol ist ic therapy concept .
As our pat ient , you are making a commitment to your heal th . With your
cooperat ion and the THE BALANCE staf f ’ s input of exper ience and know
how, suscept ib i l i t ies can be detected, and the course of the disease
reversed. I t i s important to note that our doctors have convent ional medical
degrees and specia l ized tra in ing in Bio logica l Medic ine, and in certa in
cases , convent ional and hol ist ic treatments wi l l be integrated.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WEAKNESS
AND THE ADRENAL GLAND
Adrenal fat igue is a col lect ion of s igns and symptoms, known as a syndrome,
that resul ts when the adrenal g lands funct ion below the necessary level .
Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress , i t can a lso
ar ise dur ing or af ter acute or chronic infect ions , especia l ly respiratory
infect ions such as inf luenza, bronchit is or pneumonia. . . you l ive wi th a
general sense of un-wel lness , t i redness or “grey” feel ings . People
exper iencing adrenal fat igue often have to use cof fee, colas and other
st imulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up dur ing
“The adrenal g lands respond to a l l types of stress in the same way. . . I t i s
important to know that a l l s tresses are addit ive and cumulat ive . The
number of stresses , whether or not you recognize them as stresses , the
intensi ty of each stress , and the frequency with which i t occurs p lus the
length of t ime i t is present , a l l combine to form your tota l stress load. ”
together wi th th is i t i s necessary to be aware of connect ions in the body
The digest ive and g landular systems are c losely re lated to the autonomic
nervous system, which is a lso ca l led the “abdominal bra in” . I t consists of
two parts , the sympathet ic and the parasympathet ic , which control a l l our
involuntary body funct ions and must be rhythmical ly balanced with one
another for our metabol ism and immune systems to funct ion proper ly . At
RECORE we are able to measure th is balance in a unique way v ia tools that
assess what is known as Heart Rate Var iabi l i ty (HRV) .
By e l iminat ing a l l inf luencing factors (e .g . dental foc i , food a l lerg ies ,
mineral , v i tamin and trace e lement def ic iencies , e lectromagnet ic stress ,
d isorders of the autonomic nervous system, etc . more than 80% of a l l
pat ients we treat for these basic d isorders fu l ly recover . V i r tual ly a l l of our
metabol ic pat ients s igni f icant ly improve thanks to our medic ines , wi thout
hav ing to take the drugs commonly prescr ibed that involve adverse s ide
ef fects . With d iabetes pat ients , the insul in dose they need can frequent ly
be reduced. But especia l ly the qual i ty of l i fe and overal l wel lbeing improve
THE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
Quick fac ts
• Two days comprehens i ve hea l th assessment
• Fu l l med ica l check -up , c l in i ca l assessment , psych ia t r i c assessment , ex tens i ve
l aboratory tes ts .
• Aim: ident i f y any phys i ca l hea l th i ssues or r i sks and/or ident i f y under l y ing reasons
for complex , o f ten unspec i f i c , phys i ca l or menta l hea l th symptoms .
• Deta i l ed debr ie f ing and repor t exp la in ing a l l f i nd ings , t rea tment recommendat ions
and prognos i s .
• Su i tab le for ind i v idua l s who have e i ther spec i f i c hea l th prob lems and seek the bes t
poss ib le so lu t ion recommendat ion , or for ind i v idua l s who have complex symptoms
o f phys i ca l or menta l hea l th prob lems and want to inves t i ga te what under l y ing
reasons cou ld be and rece i ve t rea tment recommendat ions .
• Su i tab le a l so for hea l thy ind i v idua l s who want to prevent fu ture i l l nesses , l earn
about r i sk fac tors , impact o f l i f es t y le cho ices on phys i ca l and menta l hea l th , e tc .
• 100% pr i va te and conf ident ia l , one c l i ent a t a t ime
1 ) Fu l l med ica l checkup
• I nc lud ing ECG, Chest -X - ray , abdomina l sonogram, phys i ca l f i tness tes t and breath ing
vo lume tes t in order to determine h i s cur rent phys i ca l and card iovascu lar hea l th .
• Bas i c Screen ing (b lood) : Hemato logy , l i ver va lues , g l ycaemia , b lood l ip ids , thyro id
ac t i v i t y
• Rev iew o f any ava i l ab le med ica l h i s tory (prov ided by the c l i ent pr ior to the
• Symptoms to be researched can be : h igh b lood pressure , we ight prob lems , pos t
cancer - t rea tment fa t i gue and loss o f energy , chron ic or acute pa in symptoms ,
chron ic fa t i gue syndrome, auto immune d i seases , d iabetes , c i r cu la tory prob lems
such as erec t i l e dys funct ion or menopause symptoms as we l l as s i gns o f age ing
such as “bra in fog ” , l ack o f concent ra t ion and forget fu lness , among many others .
2) A comprehens i ve psych ia t r i c assessment
• Screen ing for depress ion , t rauma, add ic t ion , burnout e tc .
• I dent i f y ing poss ib le emot iona l reasons for phys i ca l symptoms ( such as pa in ,
const ipat ion , hear t rac ing , e tc . )
• Rev iew o f any psychot rop ic med ica t ion , pr ior psych ia t r i c d iagnoses , e tc .
3) Or thomolecu lar , l i f es t y le and nut r i t iona l assessment
• We wi l l l ook a t the b io -chemis t ry o f the bra in and body (neurot ransmi t ter pro f i l es ,
s t ress pro f i l es , see l aboratory tes ts be low for more deta i l s ) .
• I dent i f y energy l eve l s and funct ion ing o f the d i f fe rent organs , poss ib le damage and
s t ra teg ies for res tora t ion o f hea l th .
• Spec ia l i zed l aboratory tes ts ( see be low) .
• Food In to lerance tes t ing : tes t ing o f a l l e rg i c reac t ion to most f requent food a l l e rgen
( food in to lerances l ead to chron ic emot iona l symptoms , s leep prob lems , e tc . )
• L i fes ty le (exerc i se , s l eep hab i t s , ea t ing rhy thm and mea ls , e tc . ) has a s i gn i f i cant
impact on the emot iona l we l l -be ing , s t ress , anx ie ty , and c rav ings , as we l l as phys i ca l
hea l th . A l i f es ty le assessment w i l l i dent i f y r i sk fac tors and i ssues around l i f es ty le
cho ices .
4) The ex tens i ve spec ia l i zed l abora tory tes ts to check a l l
re levant med ica l and b iochemica l parameters inc lude :
• Hormone leve l sc reen : chron ic s t ress o f ten br ings hormones out o f ba lance ,
increases fa t i gue , decreases ac t i v i t i es , l i b ido and the immune sys tem etc .
• Neurot ransmi t ter sc reen in order to determine the cur rent bra in and emot iona l
func t ion ing and de f i c ienc ies ( the “B iochemis t ry o f Happ iness , Depress ion , Burnout ” :
tes t ing o f exc i ta tory neurot ransmi t ters such as Adrena l in , Noradrena l in , Dopamine ,
G lu tamate ; and tes t ing o f inh ib i tory neurot ransmi t ters such as Seroton in , GABA)
• Amino ac id pro f i l e ( tes t ing o f a l l essent ia l amino ac ids wh ich are c ruc ia l to bu i ld up
enough neurot ransmi t ters )
• Thyro id sc reen in order to determine metabo l i c func t ion ing
• Metabo l i c sc reen to determine poss ib le pre -d iabet i c cond i t ions due to we ight ga in
when on med ica t ion
• V i tamin screen in order to determine V i tamin and Minera l l eve l s wh ich o f ten are out
o f ba lance when under med ica t ion and long- l as t ing s t ress
• Hai r Minera l Tes t to determine the presence o f heavy meta l s such as l ead e tc . i n
order to determine the in ter ference w i th neurot ransmi t ters and mood
• Gut b io logy ( s too l ) - tes ts to determine in tes t ina l hea l th and funct ion ing : we know
today that gut hea l th i s an impor tant cont r ibutor to bra in func t ion ing . Gut hea l th
can be res tored and suppor ts the success fu l w i thdrawa l f rom many psycho-
ac t i ve /psychot rop ic med ica t ions wh i le uptake o f ind i spensab le nut r i t iona l
supp lements w i l l be suppor ted by in tac t gut hea l th .
• Paras i tes tes t ing : some paras i tes l i t e ra l l y “ea t up ” necessary nut r ients and
compromise the immune sys tem.
• St ress Pro f i l e : eva luat ion o f s t ress reac t ion (adrena l g l and ac t i v i t y )
• I n f l ammatory parameter sc reen and tes t ing s t ress on ce l l l eve l : chron ic s t ress and
med ica t ion in take o f ten t r i ggers in f l ammatory reac t ions in the body and
in f l ammat ion cont r ibutes to low mood and depress ion . In f l ammat ion can be
detec ted in the b lood and success fu l l y t reated w i th nut r i t iona l supp lements ,
ta rgeted p lant compounds and ant i - ox idat i ve v i tamins .
LUXURY 5-STAR RESIDENCES
AND PREMIER HOSPITALITY SERVICES
Liv ing in beaut i fu l sett ings , you wi l l exper ience being part of a safe and
heal thy surrounding. For many of our c l ients , th is is the f i rst t ime they have
ever fe l t secure enough to ta lk openly about the chal lenges they face in
their l i fe exper ience. Here, you wi l l be accepted, regardless of your
present ing issues. With the support of our team, and others in the program,
you wi l l begin to make the changes needed to l i ve a balanced and
meaningful l i fe .
WHY THE BALANCE?
1 - B iochemica l Restorat ion of Body & Bra in
Our b iochemica l imbalances can be af fected by d iet and stressfu l l i fe events ,
but i t o f ten goes back to genet ics and epigenet ics . We do spec i f ic
b iochemica l laboratory test ing to determine an indiv idual ’ s b iochemica l
imbalance. Combining the resul ts of the lab tests wi th anamnest ic
in format ion ’s and c l in ica l tests we prescr ibe an indiv idual ized and
compounded v i tamin , minera l , nutr ient protocol to help our pat ients recover
f rom var ious d isease states .
2 - Treat ing the complex i ty of under ly ing issues f rom a 360°
Our hol is t ic and top-rated program supports a wide range of emot ional ,
phys ica l and psycholog ica l i ssues cover ing a l l addict ion and menta l heal th
problems. Th is inc ludes dependencies , anx iety , depress ion, burnout , eat ing
d isorders and trauma & PTSD as wel l as b iochemica l rebalanc ing of bra in
and body. A unique concept for severe Addict ion and Menta l Heal th issues .
3 - One c l ient a t ime - intens ive , unique, proven and 100% ta i lored wi th 24/7
We focus on hol is t ic and person-centered approaches and inc lude both
a l ternat ive and tradi t ional models to help you become the best vers ion of
yourse l f . We bel ieve our l i ves are a ref lect ion of our inner wor lds . We a im to
chal lenge any negat ive bel ie fs and thought patterns . We v iew the body as a
ref lect ion of the mind, and v ice versa . L iv ing constant ly in stress ,
unhappiness , or negat iv i ty have a ser ious impact on the phys ica l heal th .
Af ter t raumat ic or negat ive exper iences , we may struggle to reform our
ident i ty . We encourage you to see a l l exper ience, good or bad, as an
opportuni ty for growth.
4 - A 5-star luxury , pr ivate and d iscrete res idence wi th premier hospi ta l i ty to
fee l at home
Dur ing your t ime at THE BALANCE, you wi l l s tay in one of our luxury
res idences or a locat ion of your choice . We a im to make you fee l complete ly
at ease by surrounding you wi th abundant nature and making sure a l l your
needs are met . A personal in-house counselor , a pr ivate chef ,
complementary therapist and many more take care of you 24/7. As best and
pr ivate luxury rehab in the wor ld we are perfect su i table for ce lebr i t ies ,
execut ives and CEO's .
Mallorca | London | Zurich
+41 44 500 51 11