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  • OBSESSIVE

    COMPULSIVE

    DISORDER

    TREATMENT

    T H E B A L A N C E Mallorca | London | Zurich

    +41 44 500 51 11 | info@thebalance.rehab | www.thebalance.rehab

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    WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE

    DISORDER (OCD)?

    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.

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    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 Restoration of 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

    mindfulness techniques

    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 program treating the root causes

    and not just the symptoms of general, alternative and technology based therapies

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    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:

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    MEDICAL TREATMENT

    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.

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    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 day.

    “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

    system:

    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

    immensely .

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    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 .