The private clinic “Clinicum Alpinum”, located in the Principality of Liechtenstein, not far from the Austrian border, is breaking new ground in the treatment of stress disorders and depression. The clinic focuses on sleep as a central treatment pillar.
The foundation for this treatment concept is based on the close cooperation between the head of the clinic Psychiatr. med. Marc Risch and the sleep psychologist Prof. Dr. med. med. h.c. Günther W. Amann-Jennson. “Clinicum Alpinum” will be the first clinic in the world to offer sleep-biologically designed patient rooms in addition to a medical and therapeutic depression treatment.
In order to improve the sleep quality in the clinic measurably, the clinic applies a number of innovative, passive sleep therapies. These therapies are being implemented under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. med. h.c. Günther W. Amann-Jennson. In addition to an organic bed system, the SAMINA MED CONCEPT includes large-scale body grounding (Earthing), musical therapy while asleep and sleeping in an inclined position (Gravity). This activates the important gravitation during sleep. As a result of these measures, the sleep process is positively influenced in a short time, the quality of sleep is measurably increased and the physical-mental regeneration is supported at a high level. At the same time, the sleep measurements are used diagnostically and therapeutically and supplemented by the sleep coaching developed by Prof. Amann-Jennson for the formation of “sleep-friendly days”.
The orthopedics of lying in bed
Many people suffering from mental illnesses, especially depression are often additionally burdened with back, joint or muscle problems. In the orthopedic area, the SAMINA MED CONCEPT achieves impressive results during sleep through a “passive orthopedic therapy”. This especially applies to stress-related problems in the back, muscles, fascia and joints through. This leads to astonishing and lasting improvements and pain reduction in non-specific and non-organic findings, especially in back and neck pain patients.
Healthy sleep requires elementary and variable key factors. From a biological point of view, the bed is the most important piece of furniture, as we statistically spend over 30 percent of our lifetime in bed. SAMINA MED is 100 percent organic and has already been named “The Healthiest Bed in The World” by leading healthcare professionals, particularly in the US and especially in California.
Musical treatment for anxiety disorders
An additional application of special chronobiologically effective music compositions yield great results and experiences in treatment of depression, anxiety disorders or burnout syndrome. Together with the renowned music effects researcher Vera Brandes (MSc) of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg (A), Prof. Amann-Jennson developed the audio system SoundLife® Sleep System.
Many years of experience show that patients with depression and anxiety disorders can benefit greatly from this musical therapy because it addresses deep brain areas that are difficult to activate with other therapies. Especially for patients who do not want or are not allowed to take medication, this new form of therapy is sometimes the only alternative. In patients with depression, the rate of drug deniers is already 50 percent. “Clinicum Alpinum”, uses receptive music therapy primarily as a supplement to the medical-therapeutic treatments.
Healing time-out in the clinic
As probably the first clinic worldwide, this institution specifically uses the above mentioned innovations and the healthy sleep concept as a central treatment pillar, both diagnostically and medically-therapeutically. The patient rooms are not only designed according to a healing architecture retreat, but are designed in the sense of a holistic sleep regulation. It is about the targeted inclusion of the natural environment including all natural elements, primarily the microclimate at 1,500 meters above sea level and the daylight and sunlight, which plays a very important role in both sleep regulation and in the treatment of depression.
Clinic boss Dr. med. Marc Risch and his wife Mag. Michaela Risch focus on healthy sleep, nutrition, exercise and a healing microclimate at 1,500 m in the midst of beautiful nature as the central pillars in the treatment of stress-related illnesses and depression. This is in addition to the classic medical treatment. A minimum stay of eight weeks ensures good chances of recovery.
A holistic attitude
The holistic approach of the private clinic “CLINCICUM ALPINUM” in combination with the SAMINA MED CONCEPT offers all medical, biological, climatic and thermoregulatory requirements for the highest possible regeneration of the body, soul and spirit through sleep. Thus, the stay in the “Clinicum Alpinum” is always focused on the optimal recovery of the patient, so that the patient is equipped and prepared to be able to live a healthy, fulfilling life again even after discharge.