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People who are overweight, corpulent, obese, or whatever name you wish to give it, can not only be lethargic and lacking in motivation, they may also have diabetes, hypertension, vascular diseases and respiratory problems, as well as inferiority complexes that can be a source of distress. It has been statistically proven that in the long term just 6-8 pounds of surplus weight can have a very damaging effect on the body and psyche. Excess weight can be a real affliction.

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Where does obesity come from?

Obesity does not come from eating. There are people who can eat as much as they want without gaining weight. Obesity also has nothing to do with the glands. Long-term clinical studies have shown that excess weight is an illness – one associated with civilisation, a psychosomatic disorder.

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What is a psychosomatic disorder?

Such disorders did not exist in prehistoric times and are not seen in wild animals. Extreme physical stress may result in the diencephalon being incorrectly programmed by the cortex. The resultant physical symptoms are referred to as psychosomatic (psyche = soul and soma = body).

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How does the diencephalon function?

The diencephalon is a part of the brain that lies deep inside it. It controls all vegetative functions of the body similarly to a central computer: heartbeat, respiration, sleep, digestion, sexual function etc. It exerts an influence on various parts of the body, including the endocrine glands, through the hypophysis.

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What is the relationship between the diencephalon and obesity?

The human body has 3 different types of fat:

a) Structural fat: A soft elastic mass which envelops muscles and organs, such as the heart and protects them.

b) Reserve fat: A store for “lean” times and to provide energy between meals.

c) Anomalous fat: Disproportionate deposits between the skin layers = obesity.
The diencephalon can be regarded as a bank in terms of fat metabolism. If it is functioning normally, it regulates the storage of fat through a “current account” (see b). Under normal circumstances the body accesses this reserve fat in between mealtimes or if little food is available by calling it up from the account. If, however, the body is under excessive stress or if the diencephalon does not function correctly because of a hereditary condition, then the current account is bypassed and the entire fat is stored directly in a “savings account”. And similarly to a bank, it is no longer possible to access these fat reserves.
This explains why patients who are highly overweight can be undernourished - they do not have any reserve fat so they are hungry from morning to evening. Food that is not required immediately is stored directly in the savings account. No matter how much such people restrict their calorific intake, each year they will put on a few kilos in weight, with the associated health risks.
Overweight people are often the subject of jokes, while it is forgotten how much distress obesity causes.

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Is obesity a lifelong condition?

If this psychosomatic illness is tackled at its root and the disturbed neurological processes are returned to equilibrium, even hereditary obesity can be completely overcome. That means that the overweight patient will lose weight and after reaching his or her ideal weight can eat normally once again without gaining weight.
Obesity will persist or return time and again if only its consequences are treated and not the causes, for instance through appetite suppressors or chemical prescriptions which are intended to suppress malfunctioning of the thyroid, the gonads or the suprarenal body. Other approaches such as frequent swimming, extended walks, cycling and reduced food consumption or massaging (where is the fat supposed to go?) are of equally little benefit. All these therapies, which are not completely harmless, cannot have any effect on the nerve centre of the diencephalon, which is directly connected to the fat bank. Thus any weight loss will only be a superficial temporary success, because all approaches that are tailored to the consequences of obesity will not reduce the surplus depot fat, which is under lock and key, but instead will target the structural fat that is indispensable for the body. For the sensitive organs of the body this is a threatening process (see a).
The regulatory mechanism of the body will very rapidly ensure compensation for the deficiency in structural fat. The previous loss of psychosomatic kilos will be put back on just a few weeks after a weight-loss diet, and the anomalous fat will once again be clearly visible. All of the expense and effort will have been in vain as the nervous system is out of equilibrium again, the complexion will be pale and this civilization-related illness will still be present, causing more distress than any other when measured in terms of its consequences.

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A manual therapy against obesity?

In the course of a short preparatory phase (in which the stress mechanism is deactivated) the vegetative and the central nervous systems of the patient are activated through resonance. This over-stimulates the diencephalon which then perceives the need to move fixed, inaccessible depot fat to the readily-accessible current account. As soon as this reversal of the diencephalon activity has occurred to a sufficient extent – in our experience this is after approximately 5 pre-treatments - the patient is put on our nutritional plan.

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How does the nutritional plan function?

During the transition from the preparatory phase to the planned nutrition a further noteworthy phenomenon is seen: the patient slowly loses the need to eat too much. The fat that has been accumulated in large quantities in the current account (which before treatment was inaccessible, surplus depot fat) begins to undergo transformation into accessible fat. In other words: the transferred depot fat is metabolised through the energetic treatment and is utilised within the body. This high-calorific and vitamin-rich fat which is now used supplements the daily calorific intake according to the nutritional plan in the blood of the patient. There are patients, who express a dislike for food during the manual therapy for obesity, rather than feeling hungry. It is therefore necessary to remember that an intake of less than the prescribed 500 calories per day can be just as harmful as exceeding this amount.
Because of the reversal effect for the diencephalon this cannot be regarded as a diet for the body (if only 500 calories a day were allowed normally, after 4 days it would not be possible to do much other than lie in bed). The patient can therefore go about his or her daily business as usual. In practice it has even been found that those patients who work lose more weight and with greater regularity than those who conserve energy.

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How does the nutritional plan bring about weight loss?

In the course of this manual obesity therapy the patient can lose 250 to 300 g in weight per day, as long as he or she adheres to the nutritional plan. Since the surplus fat is very unequally distributed between the skin layers and not a single gram of structural fat is lost, the patient’s original figure is restored after just a short period of time. The effect of the treatment is that the fat disappears exactly from those places at which it accumulated. The skin thus retains its elasticity where the weight is lost; it remains smooth, fresh and free of wrinkles. More importantly, however, is that the diencephalon is able to manage fat metabolism perfectly normally after completion of the treatment. If the method is consistently used after the treatment period (during this time diets of any kind are strictly prohibited) then the patient can eat again completely normally, without the danger of putting on weight again.

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How long does the treatment last?

For the shorter treatment (weight loss above 7 kg): at least 25 days, of which 21 days are spent on the nutritional plan.
Note: The ideal weight of a patient is determined on the basis of a highly differentiated scale. If this weight is already reached before the end of the treatment period, the calorific intake is increased accordingly to safeguard against too much weight loss. This is necessary firstly to prevent metabolism of structural fat and secondly because the function of the diencephalon is sufficiently restored after 5 weeks for normal functioning of fat metabolism.

Long-term treatment (weight loss above 12 kg): up to 40 days.
Note: Anyone who, because of extreme obesity, needs to undergo several sequential courses of long-term treatment must allow a period of 30 days of normal nutrition between each of them.

Apart from the above STANDARD TREATMENT PERIODS that run for 20 to 40 days, we also offer the following:

MINI TREATMENT PERIODS of shorter duration and flexible date arrangement. This is of particular benefit to working persons.

INDIVIDUAL TREATMENTS, particularly for those with acute problems.

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The treatment period may not be interrupted arbitrarily, otherwise

a) a psychosomatic shock may result
b) the positive effects may be lost.

As long as a patient keeps to the nutritional plan (short-term treatment: 24 days sequentially, long-term treatment: 45 days sequentially), he or she should refrain from using beauty products such as nail varnish, brilliantine or hair spray. Drying out of the complexion is not to be feared. As previously mentioned, the skin will remain fresh, become smoother and rosy, and wrinkles will recede over the course of the treatment.

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Fear is a bad counsellor, but the absence of knowledge is more dangerous than anything else. We provide information below that is already well known in specialist circles, since obesity is no longer considered a hopeless case.
The following data is derived from the database of the Metropolitan Life lnsurance Company in the USA, based on statistical analysis of 80 million Americans:

If the risk of dying is assumed to be 100 for a person of normal (ideal) weight, then the corresponding value is
122 for someone who is 5-15% above ideal weight
144 for someone who is 15-24% above ideal weight
147 for someone who is more than 24% above ideal weight
And for diabetics
157 for someone who is 5-14% above ideal weight
321 for someone who is 14-24% above ideal weight
836 for someone who is more than 24% above ideal weight

An English physiologist has expressed the effects of obesity as follows:
The risk of a smoker who smokes 25 cigarettes a day getting lung cancer is lower than the risk of dying of someone who carries 6kg excess weight.
Professor Dr. Defares in Holland has commented as follows on the use of amphetamines to reduce appetite or bring about weight loss:
“Amphetamines – which are very popular not just as stimulants, but also to reduce weight – can cause serious damage to the arteries if taken long term. There was worldwide shock recently when it was revealed that a very popular weight-loss medication initially attacks the vascular system and finally leads to death through heart failure.”

The following is taken from a French specialist book (Le Vademecum Psychiatrique, Faber & Faber Ltd., London 1967):
“Amphetamine dependence is quite common, although the substance clearly belongs in poison category IV….It can lead to paranoid schizophrenic psychoses. Visual hallucinations often result.”

As you will already have gathered, our treatment extends over a period of time. If you are placed on a waiting list when you apply then please wait until the agreed date and do not experiment on your own.