By Heidi Trautmann
There was a young medical student by the name of Turgay Çinar who, when getting close to graduation halted in and thought about his future life as a physician: “What is this phenomenon Health and what have I learnt during my studies at University. Is the traditional knowledge in medicine adequate to cure diseases of today as a future doctor, is it my way to help people? Is it my way to treat disease, pain and problems of body and mind by prescribing medicine to subdue the obvious symptoms, to make them eat tablets, to feel a little better for a couple of hours? I decided, it was not. I discovered for myself the old traditional Oriental or Asian Medicine.”
I had met Dr. Turgay Çinar at the Expo Soul and Body at the Acapulco in Kyrenia in spring 2010, where he presented his idea of Natural Health to the many interested visitors. I was very excited to find the thought of natural health taking roots in Cyprus and I talked to Dr. Turgay Çinar about the various therapy forms, especially acupuncture, in which I have many years of experience as a patient, my first one being in 1964 in Brazzaville, former capital of the French Congo, my latest in 1999 in Antalya when we lived on a sailing boat and, whenever I had problems with my health or my immune system, I was first addressing a professional acupuncturer.
Dr. Turgay Çinar is a fully trained medical practitioner and has additional training in the discipline of Asian medicine. It makes a great difference whether a physician or a homeopath absolves an additional course of a couple of weeks or undertakes the full training programme. There is too much knowledge involved for people to grasp the techniques and the philosophy just in courses offered. See also his CV at the bottom of the text.
I discussed a personal problem with him and I asked him whether it can be treated by acupuncture, and he said, definitely yes. The only solution I had been offered before was taking drugs which made me passive and sleepy which I didn’t want. So, I went to his clinic which is in the Marmara district of Nicosia and we discussed the therapy. First of all he did an examination by means of an Electro-Somatogram which actually fascinated me. (To fully understand the system, read the introduction, Dr. Turgay Çinar gives below.) Anyway, within a couple of minutes I had the results, at least the most important ones. He also prescribed me some herbal mixtures, to drink daily and I must say, I felt the effect already after two weeks. He also discovered a problem in my upper spine which he said he could also treat by acupuncture. Furthermore, he said, there is a small infection in the right wing of my lung and I should drink thyme water (kekik suyu). I now drink it regularly with my lemonade and I like it, it tastes like Angostura which you add to the Cypriot Brandy Sour. It did help!
While I have my acupuncture treatments, I had just my fourth one, I get soft music to listen to. The place is very pleasantly furnished and kept and I have a very good feeling of trust.
But I will let Dr. Turgay Çinar speak for himself about the various therapies
ESG is a brand new system in modern medicine, it's possible to identify electrical activity of the whole body, all tissues and internal organs. Thus we can get information about functional disorders and diseases in the early stages of pathology. ESG, has been discovered by a French neurophysiologist and researched on thousands of patients for almost 10 years. This high-tech medical system leads us to understand all system interactions in the body. It works on the basis of a 6-point electrode with computer support. It's totally painless and it doesn't radiate any kind of harmful X-Ray.
Here are some highlights of ESG:
- It works like ECG and EEG
- It's possible to check whole parts of the human body within 3 minutes.
- It shows functional disorders of all organs and also possible diseases in the near future such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and also cancer. So, it enables us to give advices or prevention.
- ESG enables to discover psychosomatic conditions and metabolic situations.
- ESG also answers questions such as "what's happening in my body", "what kind of problems may I have to face in the near future", "what's wrong with my metabolism"...
The Ozone Therapy is useful to clean up your system from microorganisms and toxic chemicals in the blood and body fluids which cause diseases. Some conditions are;
- Circulation disorders (Vessel Obstructions, Coronary Diseases etc)
- Viral Diseases (Hepatitis, Herpes, Zona etc)
- Skin Wounds (Diabetic Wounds, burns etc)
- Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative Cholitis, Chrone Disease, Spastic Cholitis)
- Rheumatic Diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosan Spondilitis etc)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome
- Acne, Psoriasis, Fungal Infections
- Anti-aging Treatments
- Headaches (including Migraine)
- Vessel Related Diseases of Eye (incl. Macular Degeneration)
- Immune (Defence) System Augmentation
- Sexual Weakness (Impotence)
- Bronchial Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis
- Allergic Diseases (including Urticaria)
- Cellulitis and Metabolic Obesity
Ozone Therapy has been used for 100 years in the world. There are about 5000 medical doctors only in Germany who apply this method on their patients.
This therapy also helps to prevent from getting sick , as it boosts your immune system and cleans your body from toxic chemicals.
There is no age limit for the Ozone Therapy, neither side effects of this treatment.
PHYTOTHERAPY (HERBAL TREATMENT)
Phytotherapy is part of our daily health practice since ancient ages. There are a lot of conditions that can be cured with medicinal herbs. For example; liver diseases, digestive problems, cardiovascular diseases, some hormonal disorders, asthma, chronic bronchitis, allergic diseases, rheumatism issues, migraine, depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, sleeplessness and other psychological problems.
Ancient doctors like Hippokrates, Galen, Nichandros and Avicenna used herbs to cure diseases. And today, herbs are still being prescribed by medical doctors in the whole world. For example, 70% of the drugs are herbal medicines in the pharmacies in Germany. Doctors mostly prefer to advice immune augmentative herbs instead of prescribing antibiotics.
There are hundreds of clinical researches in progress at European and US universities and thousands of them have already been finalized. The basic rule of Phytotherapy is using "proven" herbs on different conditions. However, herbal drugs might have some side effects if they are used in an inappropriate way. Using toxic herbs together with some chemical drugs may cause dangerous situations. So, herbal medicine is a scientific subject and it has to be prescribed by health professionals.
Acupuncture is needling some special points on the body surface. It's effective for the following conditions:
Arthrosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Neck-Low Back Hernias, Sciatic Nerve Related Pains, Asthma, Chronic Constipation, Diarrhea, Migraine, Zona Related Pain Syndrome, Facial Plegia, Neuralgia, Emotional Stress, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Tinnitus, some kinds of Deafness, Meniere Disease, also for quitting smoking, treatment of alcohol addiction and obesity.
According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there are about 550 acupunture points on energy channels (meridians). Qi (vital energy) is always in a constant flow in these channels.
The basic reason for diseases is a "blockage" or imbalance of Qi flow. Acupuncture restores this flow and re-opens if there's any blockage. We can stimulate these points by needles or moxibution (warm application). Also electrical stimulation can be applied on these needles and this is called Electro-acupuncture. Furthermore, Laser pulse can be used to stimulate these energy junctions.
Modern Acupuncture needles are made from stainless steel and they are FDA / CE certified as single use sterile materials. Furthermore there is no risk of transporting any virus from one patient to another. Due to the use 0.25 mm needles the treatment is definitely painless.
There are some special reflex points on palm and sole. These points are connected to their respective organs. Reflexology is stimulating these points by pressure and making some effects on related organs and systems.
Reflexology makes Qi (vital energy) flow in balance and stimulates microvascular circulation. So it can be used on several functional diseases. It's mostly being applied in conjunction with Aromatherapic hand / foot massage. In this way, it doesn't only activate blood circulation, but also stimulates the immune (defence) system, nerve-muscle junctions and lymphatic flow.
Aromatherapy means "smell therapy" by using some natural oils which have been produced from leaves, roots and flowers of medicinal herbs. For example; Lavender and Bergamot oils increase Endorphine (happiness hormone) in the brain and makes a person relaxed in a few minutes. So it's effective on anxiety and panic disorder. Egzotic Ylang Ylang oil is one of the most effective relaxing methods after an exhausting day. Also Eucalyptus and Rosemary oils are pretty effective on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Aromatherapy is not useful just on psychosomatic diseases but also on Allergies, Hair Loss, Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma.
Chiropractic (aka Manual Therapy) is a treatment method which focuses on the skeletal system by practitioner's hands. We use this technique for treatment of Neck and Low Back Hernias, Sciatic Pain, Spine Arthrosis, Scoliosis and Kyphosis, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Spine Facet Syndrome.
First applications of Chiropractic have been done by Hippocrates. Today, we know in detail that all internal organs take nerves from the Spinal Cord. In some conditions, these nerves become blocked due to back bone diseases so they can't deliver electrical impulses properly and that causes functional disorders like Chronic Gastritis, Spastic Cholitis etc. We can fix this kind of problems with Chiropractic.
Increased blood flow and relaxed muscles... These are the aims of Vacuum Therapy, one of the well-known ancient treatment techniques. But why is the blood flow so important?
Because "using" our own spine and chronic stress cause muscle spasm at neck, back and low back regions. Spastic muscles produce a chemical called "Lactic Acid" which is the reason of pain and feeling exhausted. Also these muscles decrease blood flow since pressure around vessels. At the end, muscles don't let blood flow to "clean up" Lactic Acids. This is an important cause for chronic pain. Vacuum therapy works to reverse this process.
Mesotherapy is a contemporary natural treatment. It means injecting some sterile natural drugs to the mesoderm, the middle layer of the skin.
This treatment has been systematized by Michel Pistor, a French physician in 1952. And today, there are about 50.000 medical doctors who use mesotherapy as a treatment method worldwide. It's effective in conditions of joint related pains and cellulitis. We can reach high concentrations of drugs in the injection area, but not in the blood circulation. So, there are no systemic side effects involved in this treatment.
Turgay ÇINAR, MD
Born in 1979 in Izmir and graduated from the Ege University Medical Faculty. During 2001-2002 he was trained in Acupuncture, Hirudotherapy and Phytotherapy in Azerbaijan Chinese Medicine Institute which is a member of ICMART and received the Certificate of Acupuncture Practice from the Health Ministry of Turkey. During 2002-2006 he co-founded two clinics in Turkey and treated about 20,000 patients with natural medicinal methods. In 2007 he did scientific researches with PD Dr. Med. Andreas Michalsen at Essen University Medical Faculty in Germany. He came to Cyprus in 2007 on the invitation of TRNC Health Ministry and founded the Natural Health Clinic. He continues his service in this clinic.
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