The Eurasian Center for Mental Health (ECMH), established in 2012 at the base of Medical Center of Dr. Nazaraliev (MCN). For the past 25 years, the clinic has been specializing on treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol addicted patients followed by correction and rehabilitation of their mental state.
More than 17,000 patients, who underwent author’s treatment technology, have been successfully treated. In 90% of the cases, after the release of withdrawal syndrome, doctors focus on maniacal-depressive syndromes, bipolar personality disorders, help to work with identification crisis, compulsive behaviors, neurosis and other mental disorders including such severe illness as schizophrenia.
Our doctors know how to stop schizophrenic tendencies, rid of insomnia, depression, posttraumatic syndrome, and stress, in a short time.
Atropine therapy serves the base for our treatment technology. We also call it a Central Cholinolytic Blockade (CCB).
The therapy was discovered in the middle of XX century in the USA, in order to treat schizophrenia. However, under the pressure of pharmaceutical companies, the method was banned. In Europe, on the other hand, the method has been improving until the middle 1990’s. For the past 25 years, our medical institution contributed colossal scientific and practical effort into its further development.
Our scientific works devoted to atropine therapy for treating addictions, schizophrenia, compulsive behaviors, affective and pathological behavior disorders, severe depressions and phobias.
Atropine blocks certain impulses in the brains, effecting neurons. Under this medical drug, patient falls a very deep sleep. During the sleep, the drug starts working. A precise dosage of atropine allows reloading psychophysical state of the patient and ridding of the illnesses’ symptoms.
In general, adren-, noradren- and serotonergic level in the body comes to normal and the effect of prescribed neuroleptics during the treatment also improves. All together gives very rapid positive dynamics and effect:
After 2 weeks of conducting atropine therapy, doctors strengthen the achieved results: work with personality identification, train how to withstand stress and help to rid of endogenic causes of illnesses.
TREATMENT BY COMMUNICATION is vital during rehabilitation period of patients with schizophrenia. Considering characterized closure and isolation from the society, we suggest our patients to switch from doctor-patient communication model to a group to patient communication model, following by a group of civilians to patient communication model. International practical experience shows that communicating with people provides skills for everyday life, as well as reduces the risks of sickness relapses in the future.
We also insist on family approach treatment of the patient together with co-dependent person: mother, sister, wife, husband, etc. Our specialists work with patients and their close ones, helping to reduce exanthropic – outside causes of illnesses. Such approach is based on the fact that, any psychological problem within family also reflects on family members. We help to attain the best psychological climate inside the family and train family members how to live with a person who has mental disorders, if permanent ridding of sickness is impossible.
Our long-time, practical experience proves that treating patients together with a family member, drastically improves overall effects of treatment and patients’ rehabilitation.
The scheme for treating patients with schizophrenia, mental and neurotic disorders in our Medical Center is divided as follows:
1. First 7-10 days: Complete health checkup and evaluation of the patient, detecting and confirming correct diagnoses, latent complications and disorders. Developing individual treatment scheme.
2. Conducting the treatment according to the individual scheme. 20-40 days.
Psychopharmacological therapy suggests the use of neuroleptics, anti-depressants, tranquilizers, immune-modulators and other drugs widely applied in psychiatric practice.
Central Cholinolytic Blockade CCB - procedure, which allows ridding of neurotic symptoms and bring patients out from the suppressive state (in 2-6 sessions). The essence of the procedure is in the low atropine dosage (so called atropine-delirious therapy). This method demonstrates positive dynamics during neuroses, which hardly effected in psycho-pharmacological therapy. Under atropine, patient falls into a deep sleep for a few hours. As a result, patient becomes more flexible psychologically, which improves the effectiveness of further conducted psychotherapies.
More than 150,000 sessions of atropine therapy were conducted in the Center. The dosage of atropine is individually determined and assigned to each patient. During the sleep, anesthetists observe patients and thoroughly control the whole process of the session. The procedure is conducted at the intensive care department. 25 years of practice, has proven that no negative effect is caused to the body or psychic state of the patients.
Additionally to all above, during the first stage of treatment, patients undergo plasmaphereses and hyperbaric oxygenation, which improves lack of oxygen in the system. Transcrenial electro stimulation, acupuncture procedures, medical massage, manual therapy, laser therapy, vitamin therapy and immune stimulation therapy also assigned. Altogether, helps to rid of neurotic symptoms, to strengthen physical state of the patient, and bring metabolism to normal.
The resort area of the rehabilitation center is located at the medium altitude mountain level. Nearby, resides cultural and architectural complex Tashtar-Ata. The complex consists of a stone barrow and cultural constructions of four religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. Patients often perform religious rituals there and pray. Chanting mantras and prayers also serve as one of the approaches in psychiatry, so-called transpersonal psychotherapy.
Here, patients also introduced to the program MindCrafting. The program is focused on restoration of body and soul, helps to obtain wholesomeness of consciousness, psychological resistance, to strengthen mental health, to bring back confidence in inner self, to expand horizons for personal development, and to learn the tricks of anti-relapse techniques. This author’s program consists of seven techniques based on Eastern and Western practices of self-observation, meditation, and trance.
Mindcrafting is conducted at the stunning, picturesque mountain lake Issyk-Kul. A yurt camp is awaiting its patients at Ak-Tengir. (Translated from Kyrgyz language as White Space). This area is rich with minerals, natural springs, healing muds, and herbs. The Issyk-Kul Lake is famous for its purity and mountain fresh atmosphere. Even in summer, the lake is surrounded by icy mountains while patients are taking sunbaths and enjoy swimming. All there serve the best for a fast and effective restoration of body and mind. Patients live in pure felt, handmade yurts – traditional nomad homes, which created the feeling of harmony, psychological comfort and balance with nature. Besides, traditional steam-yurt, which serves as sauna, and helps to rid of toxins in the system, makes patients endlessly happy! They simply adore this procedure!
Additionally to all above, a group and individual psychotherapy is conducted in the center. Arrangement according to Hellinger, transactional analyses, body-oriented therapy and art therapy. The groups focused on personal growth also gathered.
One of the innovative techniques which was recently introduced in MindCrafting, is Labyrinth. It is aimed at working with traumatic past and bad memories. In order to release physically and mentally, patients travel to sacred places and tourists destinations of Kyrgyzstan.
Strengthening overall treatment process conducted only after patient had successfully completed all stages of treatment. During this procedure, patients walk up to the stone barrow in order to throw of the shoulders a symbolic stone of burden. For the past fifteen days, patients practice psychological trainings transferring pain, negative memories and heavy past onto the chosen stone. The stone is symbolically called “a stone of burden”. While throwing it off into a huge stone barrow, patients experience psychological release.
Following, patients tie a piece of fabric on the branches of a wild hawthorn. While tying a solid knot, patients symbolically anchor the moment in life, when the vicious circle of addiction is finally falling apart.