Alternative und Komplementäre Therapien

Alternative and complementary therapies

Alternative and complementary therapies

Alternative and complementary therapies are becoming increasingly important in medicine and healthcare. These therapeutic approaches often complement conventional medical treatment and can help improve quality of life and support health. In the context of LeberCure, various alternative and complementary therapies are used to support liver function and increase patient well-being.

Herbal medicine

Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine and is used worldwide. Some herbs have been shown to be particularly beneficial for the liver. Here are some examples:

  1. Milk Thistle: Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is perhaps one of the most well-known herbs for the liver. It is believed to protect liver cells and aid regeneration. Milk thistle extracts contain compounds such as silymarin, which have antioxidant properties and may protect the liver from oxidative stress.

  2. Turmeric: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The main active ingredient, curcumin, may help reduce inflammation in the liver and promote overall liver health.

  3. Artichoke: Artichoke extracts are often used to support digestion and liver function. They can stimulate the production of bile, which is helpful in digesting fat.

The goal of this herbal medicine is to support liver function and protect against oxidative stress. However, it is important to use such therapies under medical supervision as they may interact with other medications.

Acupuncture and yoga to support liver health at LeberCure

Acupuncture and yoga are two alternative forms of therapy that can play a role in LeberCure's holistic approach to promoting liver health. They help relieve pain, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and increase general well-being.


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy that involves placing fine needles at specific points on the skin. These points are part of an energy pathway system called meridians. At LeberCure, acupuncture can be used as a useful adjunct to relieve pain and improve blood circulation. Acupuncture can also help reduce stress, which can be beneficial for people with liver disease.

The goal of acupuncture at LeberCure is to relieve symptoms such as pain and support overall liver health. There are reports that acupuncture promotes relaxation and increases overall well-being, which in turn can help support the liver. The placement of the needles is carried out under the supervision of qualified acupuncturists.

Yoga and breathing exercises:

Yoga is a holistic practice that brings body, mind and soul into harmony. Regarding LeberCure, yoga plays an important role in stress management as chronic stress can negatively impact liver health. Yoga exercises, including breathing techniques (pranayama), can help reduce stress and improve physical fitness.

Some yoga poses are specifically recommended for stimulating the abdominal organs and liver. These poses can improve blood circulation in the abdominal area and support liver function.

The goal of yoga and breathing exercises as part of LeberCure is to improve overall well-being and support liver health. Stress reduction is an important factor because chronic stress can put strain on the liver. By practicing yoga and breathing exercises, patients can learn to reduce stress and restore inner balance.

Homeopathy to support liver health

Homeopathy is an alternative form of therapy based on the principle of similarity. This means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in healthy people is used in a diluted form to treat similar symptoms in sick people. As part of LeberCure, an initiative to promote liver health, some homeopathic remedies are targeted to treat specific liver diseases.

Here are some examples of homeopathic remedies used for liver disease:

Chelidonium: Chelidonium is a homeopathic remedy often used to treat liver problems such as jaundice (icterus) and enlarged liver (hepatomegaly). It can also be helpful for right upper abdominal discomfort and digestive problems.

Nux Vomica: Nux Vomica is another homeopathic remedy that can be used for liver diseases. It is often used when liver disease is accompanied by indigestion, irritability and nausea. It can also be used for excessive alcohol consumption and symptoms of stress.

The goal of homeopathy at LeberCure is twofold:

  1. Treating specific symptoms: Homeopathic remedies are selected to treat the specific symptoms and complaints of the patients. This can help relieve pain, discomfort, and other liver symptoms.

  2. Supporting Liver Function: Some homeopathic remedies may also help support liver function and promote liver tissue regeneration.

Mind-body techniques

Mind-body techniques are a group of practices aimed at the connection between mind and body. They can help reduce stress and provide emotional support. These techniques play an important role in liver health as stress can be a negative factor for liver health.

Here are some of the main aspects of mind-body techniques:

Meditation: Meditation is a practice in which a person directs their attention to a specific thought, object, or their own breath to achieve calm and mental clarity. It can help reduce stress, promote emotional stability and increase overall well-being. Stress reduction is particularly important because chronic stress can put strain on the liver.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a form of meditation that focuses on the present moment. It helps people to be more conscious and attentive to their thoughts and feelings. Through mindfulness exercises, patients can learn to better manage stressful thoughts and emotions.

Biofeedback: Biofeedback is a technique in which patients learn to control body functions such as heart rate or muscle tension by using feedback from measuring devices. This can help identify and modify the body's stress responses.

The main goal of these mind-body techniques at LeberCure is to reduce stress. Not only can stress affect liver health, but it can also lead to a decline in overall quality of life. By using these techniques, patients can learn to better manage stress, relax and increase well-being.

Nutritional advice to support liver health

Personalized nutritional advice is a critical component of LeberCure. Nutritionists create individualized nutrition plans tailored to patients' specific needs. The aim of this advice is to support liver health through a balanced diet.

Here are some important aspects of nutritional advice at LeberCure:

Customized Diet Plans: Dietitians consider patients' medical history, health conditions, and personal preferences to create customized diet plans. These plans aim to promote liver health and avoid harmful foods.

Nutrient-rich foods: Nutritional advice emphasizes the importance of nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. These foods provide important nutrients and antioxidants that can support liver function.

Avoiding Harmful Substances: Patients with liver disease are advised to avoid harmful substances such as alcohol, excessive saturated fats and refined sugars as they can put stress on the liver.

Supplementation: In some cases, targeted supplementation of nutrients may be necessary to compensate for deficiencies and support liver health.

Massage and bodywork to support liver health

Massage and body work are much more than just a pleasant relaxation technique. They have the potential to increase general well-being and promote health. Massages can be used specifically to support liver health, particularly as part of LeberCure, an initiative to improve liver health.

Here are some important aspects of massage and bodywork related to LeberCure:

Relaxation and stress relief: Stress can have a significant negative impact on liver health. Stress can be reduced through targeted massages and body work. This happens through the release of endorphins, which act as natural stress-relieving hormones. Relaxing massages can also help relieve tension and promote a state of calm and serenity.

Promoting Blood Circulation: Improved blood circulation is vital to liver health. The liver plays an important role in purifying the blood and therefore requires adequate blood flow to function effectively. Massages and bodywork can promote blood circulation by stimulating blood circulation. This can help provide the liver with more oxygen and nutrients, which can support its function.

Targeted abdominal massages: Specially trained masseurs can perform targeted abdominal massages to directly support the liver. These massages can help relieve stagnation in the abdominal area and improve liver function. This can be particularly helpful if liver disease is present.

Promote general well-being: Massage and bodywork not only help improve physical health, but can also increase overall well-being. This can have psychological effects that help reduce stress and anxiety that often accompany liver disease.

The goals of massage and body work at LeberCure are clearly defined:

  1. Relaxation: Promoting relaxation is intended to reduce stress, which can negatively impact liver health.

  2. Promoting blood circulation: Increasing blood circulation is intended to help supply the liver with sufficient oxygen and nutrients.

  3. Targeted support: Targeted abdominal massages can be specifically aimed at supporting the liver and relieving stagnation.

  4. Promote general well-being: Improving general well-being can help stabilize emotional states and increase quality of life.


Aromatherapy is an alternative form of therapy that uses essential oils to increase well-being and potentially promote health. Essential oils are extracted from plants and are known for their fragrant properties as well as their potential health benefits. As part of LeberCure, an initiative to promote liver health, aromatherapy can be a valuable addition to other therapeutic approaches.

Some essential oils, such as peppermint and lemon oil, are often used in aromatherapy to create refreshing scents. These scents can elevate mood and create a pleasant atmosphere, which can be particularly beneficial for people with liver disease.

The goal of aromatherapy at LeberCure is twofold:

  1. Improve well-being: The pleasant scent of essential oils can help reduce stress, promote relaxation and create an overall feeling of well-being. This is important because stress can have a negative impact on liver health.

  2. Potential Liver Health Support: Some essential oils are chosen for their potential health benefits. For example, peppermint oil is sometimes used for its digestive properties, which may indirectly benefit the liver.

However, it is important to note that aromatherapy is not a sole treatment for liver disease. Rather, it should be viewed as a complementary measure in conjunction with other forms of therapy, including conventional medical treatments.

The choice of essential oils and method of application may vary depending on individual needs and preferences. A qualified aromatherapist or health professional can help make the right selection and use safely.

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