English program

The biological Treatment of Osteoarthritis

A praxis-oriented overview

Course 46

Dr. med. Ralf Oettmeier, Gais (Switzerland)
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Kongresshaus, Sitzungsraum 8 (2nd floor)
Thursday, 01.11.2018 Sitzungsraum 8 (2nd floor)
* Conference language in English

Biological therapy of arthrosis – more than just complementary!
55 to 60 per cent of all Germans suffer from chronic backache and joint pain – the most common reasons for invalidity pension and severe disability. The treatment of backache accounts for 5.9 per cent and the treatment of arthrosis for 2.8 per cent of the overall societal costs incurred on illnesses. The conservative, conventional therapy of joint wear is limited to symptomatic measures. NSAR, which is frequently exhibited in this regard, leads to a precarious amount of side effects and organ damage.
For years, joint replacements have appeared to be of high importance. However, they are closely associated with considerable costs and risks. Orthodox diagnostics on backache focus on spinal disc triggered compression syndromes. 30,000 of which are operated annually with only moderate long-term success rates. In the view of very limited financial resources and dissatisfied patients, arthrosis and backache therapy is in need of innovations that significantly reduce the necessity of operational interventions and that favour a natural optimization of the musculoskeletal system.
Arthrosis is not irreversible and does not inevitably lead to constant pain, acampsia or endoprosthesis. Biological medicine offers a wide range of alternatives and – when being applied as part of a long-term, systematic strategy – enables very promising results. In most of the cases, backache results from muscular dysbalances, malpositioning and signs of wear on the facet joint injections. For that matter, a structured, conservative therapy with an extensive engagement of holistic physiotherapists and manual therapists should be employed.
Seen from a holistic perspective, joints depict a system of cartilage, bones, the capsule tissue as well as the moving mussles, which is integrated in a segmental and a cross-segmental reflexive way into the organism. Moreover, the reflexively energetic relations towards inner organs, body segments, teeth and the psychosomatic feedback are of vital importance. The joint segments have specific anatomic-physiological characteristics (composition, nutrition, biomechanic properties) and underlie the influencing factors of the metabolism and the transport of metabolites. Arthrosis is not primarily an affection of the cartilage but a formation of a chondral and subchondral pathogenesis.
Degenerative back and joint ailments are manifestations of a chronic illness, which may only be treated cost efficiently through natural law-based strategies. In this workshop, the most important methods of biological arthrosis and backache therapy are explained and exemplified. Conceptually, a distinction between local, segmental, cross-segmental and systemic treatments is made, with each having a regulating and a regenerating aim. Comprehensive biological-medicamentous (e.g. neural therapy, organotherapy, thermo-common salt therapy, homeopathy, orthomolecular medicine) as well as non-medicamentous approaches (e.g. external appliances, high-tone and laser therapy, trigger point and reflex techniques) are put up for discussion as instruments that are established in practice for the treatment of arthrosis and backache.
The holistic biological arthrosis therapy should be applied primarily whereas the techniques of orthodox medicine should only be employed as a complementary in case of failure!