Process

Overview of the method and its modules

 Presentation coming soon.

 

Timeline

Any treatment starts with the initial consultation (1 hour). In this consultation, we will be able to see if we are a good fit. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the therapy. And we will be able to analyze some of your patient history. There are no strings attached to this conversation, after which you will be sent some more relevant information about the treatment. You can read through them and then make a final decision whether you would like to start treatment at our practice.

If you would like treatment at our practice, you will start with Module I and proceed through Module IV.

Any new module needs to be paid and booked in advance. You will not have to commit to Modules II to IV in the beginning, they can be booked as you go. The program will still work if some time passes between the end of one and the beginning of the next module if you are prepared to upkeep nutritional measures and nutritional supplementation and an appropriate lifestyle.

However, the program is devised as a unit. Self-regulation and emotional maturity will only be possible at the completion of module IV. Before that, all betterment must be considered functional and not integral.

Also, we will not accept patients who only want to apply certain aspects of the program. We only work with patients who are willing to work through the whole program and all its aspects (more about this here).

Booked modules can be redeemed for 9 months, after which the claim will expire without a refund. Please refer to our terms of service for more details.

Every module will run for 16-18 weeks total. It starts with an initial appointment which is followed by a follow-up appointment after 8-10 weeks into the module. Module II starts with a test that requires a blood withdrawal that needs to take place in person, see details below.

Please find a more complete explanation of the modules by clicking on the tab of the module in the menu.

Duration

While the duration of the therapy depends on many things, I can give you an estimate of how many steps are necessary to reach self-regulation. The times given are assuming that the patient has implemented all the aspects of the modules accordingly and has left no pause between the modules. I am also discounting extraordinary sources of stress, like accidents or the birth of a child.

The regulation of the metabolism may take between 1 and 3 years, depending on the patient’s “nutritional debit“.

The regulation of the patient’s epigenetics may take about the same time, whereas the first year is mostly devoted to detoxing iatrogenic disease.

The integration of neonatal reflexes that results in neuromotor maturity takes between 1,5 to 2 years in adults.

Emotional maturity takes about 30-40 sessions of developmental trauma therapy, depending on the extent of developmental trauma.

So all in all, patients could reach self-regulation after 1 to 3 years of dedicated application of the Integral Evolution system. 

Practical information about the therapy

 

Most of the therapy can be done remotely.

However, there is one test that requires a blood withdrawal, which you can have done at our practice or at your home country, but only under certain circumstances.

There are also some other aspects that will come into play for patients that live outside Europe, like the availability of certain remedies, etc. So please inform yourself about possible difficulties prior to booking an appointment with us.

Blood Withdrawal for the Walsh Test

 

This blood withdrawal will have to be done at the beginning of module II. Therefore, you may start the therapy first without the blood withdrawal and see if it works for you all through module I. You will probably have to have your blood withdrawn for 1-4 times during the course of the whole treatment (all modules). The results of this blood test are most important for module II, in which we will have to get your blood to certain levels in order to be able to proceed. After that, blood results are only important if we run into obstacles with the therapy. By now, we have so much clinical experience that we can mostly treat you without having to check blood or other exams all the time any more.

All considered, it will probably be easier and more cost-effective for you to visit our practice if you live in Europe.

If you live outside Europe, you will have to arrange a blood withdrawal locally at your country.

But of course, you can choose the option you like for more details:

Blood withdrawal at our practice in Germany

The blood withdrawal is meant for a very specific test called “Walsh Test”, about which you can find out more here.

It consists of blood samples and a urine test. Part of these samples need to be handled with great care, packaged with dry ice and are then sent to a special lab in the US. There is only one lab in the world that can perform this test correctly. Therefore, we can’t use any other lab to have your samples processed properly (believe us, we tried).

Another part of this test can be processed in Germany (at another specialized lab).

In order to save shipping costs for the patient (which are 200$ individually), we collect samples and organize blood withdrawals at our practice at regular intervals.

Appointments for the blood withdrawal can only be made in the time frame of our “blood withdrawal days”.

There are a few things that you need to know and pay attention to regarding this test:

Medication that can distort the results of the blood withdrawal

Some medication, including antihistamines and desensitisation therapy, distort the results of the Walsh Test. Antihistamines distort test results for a period of 3 weeks and desensitisation for 6 months.

Anesthesia will affect the test results for a period of 1 week.

In this document, you can find a list of medications that distort the results of the Walsh Test. Other medication cannot be ruled out from having an effect on the results of the test, and therefore full information on this is not always available. Please contact us if you are taking any medication.

What can you do if you are taking medication that can distort the test results?

  • If possible, stop taking the medication
  • If you are, for example, taking psychotherapeutic medication, without which one has reason to fear damage to your health or life, continue taking this medication

There are two options if the test results have been distorted by medication:

  1. You can accept that the results will be distorted and we will take this into account when carrying out the test analysis. For example, antihistamines cause false-negative results.
  2. You can carry out a methylation test (Doctor’s Data Methylation Test) as an alternative to the Walsh protocol. The disadvantage of this test: it can only detect undermethylation, not overmethylation.
  3. You can carry out both tests (the Walsh Test and the Doctor’s Data Test).
  4. You can carry out the methylation test at a later point in your treatment and first treat other epigenetic parameters.

In the initial consultation, we will determine the right approach for you together.

Preparation

You should stop taking any dietary supplements 48 hours before blood samples are taken. This also applies if you feel unwell due to discontinuing the use of dietary supplements. If you take your dietary supplements withing the 48-hour time frame before testing, the test results will be distorted. This will have a negative effect on your treatment. Therefore, please follow these instructions without exception.

Please remember that you will also have to stop any supplementation 48 hours prior to any subsequent testing.

This does not apply to medication or thyroid hormones such as psychiatric drugs.

This test does not have to be taken on an empty stomach. Therefore, you may eat and drink before blood is taken.

For this test, you must give a urine sample. We do not recommend you to give a sample of the first morning urine. Please do not bring urine samples into the practice. The urine sample must be taken at the practice. We will provide you with the necessary containers. Make sure you are able to give urine in our practice at the time of your appointment by drinking sufficiently before your appointment.

Other blood test results

So that we may treat you with the correct medication after the Walsh Test, we need additional blood parameters that we will sample at the practice in addition to the Walsh Procedure tests:

  • Liver function tests
  • Homocysteine level
  • Blood type: For the therapy, we need to know your blood type. This means we just need the blood type letter(s) (A, AB, O, B), not the rhesus type (+ or -) etc. It is possible to find out your blood type from your general practitioner, from blood donations, etc.

If you do not know your blood type at the time of the blood withdrawal, we can find this out when taking blood samples. Cost: approx. 40 Euros.

Upon request, you may of course have other tests done. Please let the practice know at the time of having your blood taken.

Our blood withdrawal days

We may restrict times to collect blood samples due to logistical reasons. For general times see Appointments/Contact

The collection of blood samples lasts 30-45 minutes.

Payment for the Walsh Test

We do not earn a profit for the tests. Costs incurred for tests are usually settled directly between the laboratory and the patient. However, for the Walsh Test, we want to save you over $200 on individual shipping costs.

This is only possible if we, as a practice, collect samples and settle incurred test costs with the laboratory. Therefore, we pay all costs to the US laboratory in advance. Part of the Walsh Test is also available in Germany. You will receive an invoice directly from the German laboratory for this part.

The cost for taking blood samples may sometimes be covered as part of appointments. Please check the service description for your appointment.

Please be aware that only a limited number of patients may take the Walsh Test each month. This is because the space in the special cargo containers we use to send samples to the US is limited. For logistical reasons, we cannot carry out any more tests at the moment. In many cases, testing places for the current month are already full, and sometimes for the following month as well. As a principle, we offer patients the next available test date. Giving priority to certain patients (for any reason) is simply not possible.

Blood withdrawal at your country

The blood withdrawal is meant for a very specific test called “Walsh Test”, about which you can find out more here.

It consists of blood samples and a urine test. Part of these samples need to be handled with great care, packaged with dry ice and are then sent to a special lab in the US (DHA). There is only one lab in the world that can perform this test correctly. Therefore, we can’t use any other lab to have your samples processed properly (believe us, we tried).

If you would like to take the test locally in your country, two options are available to you, depending on which country you live in.

  1. You can order a test kit at the lab, arrange the blood withdrawal yourself, and take care of all preclinical conditions, the proper handling of the specimens by the lab, and ship the samples to the US lab yourself. This option will always be available to you.
  2. In some countries, the DHA lab can arrange a blood withdrawal for you with a cooperating lab. In this case, your local cooperating lab will take care of the correct conditions for the blood withdrawal and ship the specimens back to DHA for you. In this case, you will only need to prepare for the test correctly and the lab will take of the rest.

Blood withdrawal without a lab

The first option is a stressful thing to do, but it works. I have done it myself before we had put up the routine that we now have at our practice.

I was lucky to have my colleague who now takes care of the practice, who is a certified nurse and knows how to handle blood, though. Because you will need either a lab or a person who can withdraw blood properly (nurse, doctor) and has access to a blood centrifuge and cooling after the handling of the samples.

Also, you need to check out customs policies in your country for the shipping of hazardous goods with dry ice. You will have to have plenty of dry ice ready when you are ready to ship. You will also need to make sure your shipping company treats your package with proper care. Time is crucial when it comes to the specimens and even if shipping companies offer special services in theory, they may mess up in practice.

If you choose this option, we will give you some further instructions on how to do the test hassle-free on top of the instructions given to you by the lab.

Blood withdrawal with a cooperating lab

If you can get a hold of this option, do it. In this case, we will contact the lab and ask for a quote in your country. The lab will reach out to labs close to your home, if available, and check whether they can take care of your blood withdrawal. Then the lab will reach out to you with the quota. You can then accept their offer or decline it. If you accept it, the lab will send a test kit to your local lab, along with instructions about the blood withdrawal, and tell you how to get in touch with your local lab to make an appointment for the blood sampling. And show up prepared is all you have to do.

So far, we have been able to test this with patients in the US only, which worked fine. We assume that the cooperation will work in Australia, probably New Zealand, and South Africa. As for other countries, we will have to see. This is why we suggest you come to our practice if you live in Europe, as many of our current patients do (which may also be more cost-effective for you).  If you have easy access to the US, getting there to take the test is also an option.

Please notice that there may still be obstacles to border controls or shipping due to covid.

Costs

Ordering laboratory testing for patients within the US: 

  • Testing includes draw sites. 
  • The prices are listed, there are no additional fees, and placing the order will complete the process. There is no quote process for US orders.
  • 􏱂􏰭􏰺􏰵􏰝􏰧􏰧US $ 296 for the Walsh Panel, and probably some US $ 15 extra for liver enzymes/homocysteine and US $ 44 for blood type. We do not make any money on tests. You will be charged by the lab directly. 
  • Shipping is included 

Requesting a laboratory quote for patients outside the US and anywhere in the world:

  • We will request a quote at the lab which will then contact you with the total costs.
  • You will need to pay for the test itself: US $ 296 for the Walsh Panel, and probably some US $ 15 extra for liver enzymes and US $ 44 for blood type. We do not make any money on tests. You will be charged by the lab directly.
  • But shipping is not included: costs surrounding shipping will range from $50 USD to $200 USD for Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The lab needs order details to provide you with exact information.

 

There are a few things that you need to know and pay attention to regarding this test:

Medication that can distort the results of the blood withdrawal

Some medications, including antihistamines and desensitization therapy, distort the results of the Walsh Test. Antihistamines distort test results for a period of 3 weeks and desensitization for 6 months.

Anesthesia will affect the test results for a period of 1 week.

In this document, you can find a list of medications that distort the results of the Walsh Test. Other medication cannot be ruled out from having an effect on the results of the test, and therefore full information on this is not always available. Please contact us if you are taking any medication.

What can you do if you are taking medication that can distort the test results?

  • If possible, stop taking the medication
  • If you are, for example, taking psychotherapeutic medication, without which one has reason to fear damage to your health or life, continue taking this medication

There are two options if the test results have been distorted by medication:

  1. You can accept that the results will be distorted and we will take this into account when carrying out the test analysis. For example, antihistamines cause false-negative results.
  2. You can carry out a methylation test (Doctor’s Data Methylation Test) as an alternative to the Walsh protocol. The disadvantage of this test: it can only detect undermethylation, not overmethylation.
  3. You can carry out both tests (the Walsh Test and the Doctor’s Data Test).
  4. You can carry out the methylation test at a later point in your treatment and first treat other epigenetic parameters.

In the initial consultation, we will determine the right approach for you together.

Preparation

You should stop taking any dietary supplements 48 hours before blood samples are taken. This also applies if you feel unwell due to discontinuing the use of dietary supplements. If you take your dietary supplements within the 48-hour time frame before testing, the test results will be distorted. This will have a negative effect on your treatment. Therefore, please follow these instructions without exception.

Please remember that you will also have to stop any supplementation 48 hours prior to any subsequent testing.

This does not apply to medication or thyroid hormones such as psychiatric drugs.

This test does not have to be taken on an empty stomach. Therefore, you may eat and drink before blood is taken.

For this test, you must give a urine sample. We do not recommend you to give a sample of the first-morning urine. The urine sample must be taken at the lab. They will provide you with the necessary containers. Make sure you are able to give urine at the time of your appointment by drinking sufficiently before your appointment.

Other blood test results

So that we may treat you with the correct medication after the Walsh Test, we need additional blood parameters that we will sample at the practice in addition to the Walsh Procedure tests:

  • Liver function tests
  • Homocysteine level
  • Blood type: For the therapy, we need to know your blood type. This means we just need the blood type letter(s) (A, AB, O, B), not the rhesus type (+ or -), etc. It is possible to find out your blood type from your general practitioner, from blood donations, etc.

Upon request, you may of course have other tests done. Please let the practice know at the time of having your blood taken.

Homeopathic remedies

 

We work with homeopathic remedies that are absolutely necessary for the treatment. Our pharmacy in Germany carries all the remedies needed for the therapy. However, due to strict German customs regulations, our pharmacy does not ship these remedies internationally outside of the European Union.

Other pharmacies in Europe that carry those remedies that we need don’t ship outside the EU either, except for a pharmacy in the UK. This pharmacy is well-versed in shipping internationally and we have ordered from them ourselves countless times. However, UK is not part of the EU anymore due to Brexit. This doesn’t mean that the pharmacy won’t ship internationally anymore. But shipping times have increased considerably. They used to be 2-3 weeks to Germany. By the account of the pharmacy itself, they are now talking about delays of 2-6 weeks when shipping to the EU and we are not sure whether this also applies to international shipping outside of the EU as well. Anyway, we hope that these delays are temporary.

In the meantime, we came up with another solution. You may order the remedies from our German pharmacy and we will have someone pick them up for you and have them shipped to you in a non-commercial parcel. This should go unnoticed by customs and is a lot less bureaucratic than when our pharmacy ships to you directly. You would pay our associate in advance for him to process your order and he will pay the pharmacy at pick-up. Due to Covid, our pharmacy is super busy at the moment. This is why you may have to wait for 3 weeks until your order is processed. All orders need to be assembled according to your individual homeopathic needs. There are no standard orders. And then the order would still have to be shipped to you. Shipping times will vary according to where you live. We will have to gather more experience with this in order to be able to tell you more.

 

Neuromotor training

 

Neuromotor training is a very important part of our treatment, especially the INNP training is absolutely crucial for the Integral Evolution system to work. We have treated patients in our practice with the INPP method and Z-Health ourselves, but we do send them to colleagues most of the time. Neuromotor training is time-intensive and we prefer to concentrate on our key competencies and rather delegate people to colleagues who are trained in the INPP method, but not in the Integral Evolution system. Also, many patients are not locals and prefer to do INPP or Z-Health training close to their homes. There are quite a few INPP and Z-health therapists across Germany, but not that many internationally.

You can check out the website of INPP international here in order to see whether there is a practitioner near you. However, we have made the experience that there are not that many practitioners that are seriously working with the method outside of the UK and German-speaking countries. Also, there are many INPP practitioners who are not experienced with grown-ups, among other things. If you find a good option for INPP training in your country, go for it.

Should you not be able to find a practitioner near you, you may give our remote training a try. We are currently setting up this possibility by means of an associate of ours, but have been delayed due to Covid. But we are sure that we will be ready when the training becomes relevant for you in a couple of months from now.

 

Hair tissue mineral analysis

 

Apart from the Walsh Test, we also work with the hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) from the Trace Elements Lab. But this test will only become relevant in module III, if needed. This is an ideal test to be performed remotely since hair samples are light, not considered a hazardous material, and do not perish easily.

The Trace Elements Lab is located in the US and all hair samples will be processed there. Unfortunately, the lab only works through practitioners or representatives, which is why patients can’t send them hair samples directly.

If you live in a country that has no representative (the US and some other countries), you can have the test taken through us. You will be able to ship your hair sample directly to Trace Elements after we have handed you the lab’s order form and you have transferred us the money to take the test. We will provide you with further instructions on how to proceed when the time comes. The costs for the test are around US $ 50 (we do not make money on any tests).

If you live in a country with a representative, you will have to order the test through them. Prices vary according to country.

Unfortunately, Trace Elements will not give out a list with their current representatives. We have to ask every time.

From experience we know about representatives in the following countries:

We know that there are no representatives in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • Greece

Please understand that we work with the HTMA from Trace Elements exclusively because this test does not only test the mineral content in hair. It also gives us information about the metabolism according to a special algorithm. While there are other labs that interpret results in a similar way, their systems are different.

Final notes

We are aware that our remote treatment comes with some difficulties. But we are sure that it is all worthwhile. And we are constantly working on ways to make the treatment easier for those international patients who can’t come to our practice.  If you have any more questions about the treatment, you can check out our FAQ, clarify them in your initial consultation or get in touch with us.

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