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“He who in the art of healing does not honor what is past and always seeks only what is new, deceives himself and others.“ Hippocrates

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In practice, I use a variety of traditional and modern holistic therapies

for the treatment of diseases, for prevention and for follow-up care. Your treatment options depend upon your personal situation. The right treatment regimen can be best determined after analysis of your medical history and holistic diagnosis.

Applications I Diseases

The following list shows conditions that can be treated with natural and holistic therapies, or can support or complement conventional medical therapy:


Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Osteoarthritis | degenerative joint disease
Thoracic syndrome
Chondromalacia patellae | cartilage disease of the patella
Coxarthrosis | hip joint wear
Epicondylitis | tennis elbow
Fibromyalgia syndrome | noninflammatory pain disease
Frozen shoulder | painful shoulder
Osteoarthritis | knee wear
Hip osteoarthritis
Hip pain
Whiplash syndrome | syndrome of the cervical spine
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Back pain
Lunbago | Low back pain | sciatica
Lumbar syndrome
Ankylosing spondylitis
Scheuermann's disease
Neck stiffness
Rheumatoid arthritis
Back pain
Shoulder-arm syndrome
Tendon inflammation
Tennis elbow

Diseases of the heart, circulatory, and vascular system

Chronic Venous Insufficiency | CVI
Functional heart complaints
Heart attack after-care
Heart failure
Heart rhythm disturbances
Hypertension | high blood pressure
Hypotension | low blood pressure
Coronary heart disease
peripheral arterial occlusive disease
Raynaud's Syndrome
Leg ulcers
Varicose veins

Diseases of the respiratory system

Bronchial asthma
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Pharyngitis | sore throat
Tubal catarrh

Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Colitis | Inflammatory bowel disease
Ulcerative colitis
Stomach ulcer
Meteorism | flatulence
Crohn's disease
Food intolerance
Irritable bowel syndrome | irritable bowel
Peptic ulcer
Celiac disease

Diseases of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas

Chronic pancreatitis | Pancreatic inflammation
Fatty liver
Liver cirrhosis
Pancreatic insufficiency
Post cholecystectomic syndrome

Diseases of metabolism

Diabetes mellitus
Lipid disorders

Diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract

Urinary tract infections
Honeymoon cystitis

Diseases of female genital disorders | sexuality

Fertility problems
Libido loss
Menstrual problems
Ovarian cysts
Premenstrual syndrome
Period pain

Diseases of male genital disorders | sexuality

Balanitis | glans inflammation
Premature ejaculation
Erectile dysfunction
Fertility problems
Libido Loss

Diseases of the skin | skin appendages

Athlete's foot
Hair loss
Skin lichen
Herpes labialis
Herpes zoster
Fungal diseases
Wound healing

Thyroid disorders

Euthyroid goitre
Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Graves' disease

Diseases of the nervous system

Chronic tension headache
Depressed mood
Paralysis after stroke
Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple sclerosis
Nerve root syndrome
Neuralgia (nerve pain)
Mental instability
Restless legs
Stroke rehabilitation
Mood swings
Trigeminal neuralgia

Autoimmune diseases

Hay fever
Autoimmune hepatitis
Ulcerative colitis
Diabetes mellitus type 1
Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Lupus Erythematosus
Graves' disease
Ankylosing spondylitis
Crohn's Disease
Multiple sclerosis
Rheumatic fever
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sjogren's syndrome
Celiac disease

Other diseases, disorders, syndromes, and applications

Burn out syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Iron deficiency
Eating disorders
Fear of flying
Recurrent infections
Long Covid Syndrome
Post Covid Syndrome
Travel sickness
Sleep disorders
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Rainer Krell, Naturopath and Sex Therapist in Berlin-Mitte

Holistic approach to health

Health is not limited to physical symptoms alone. It is an interplay of different areas of life. My approach encompasses more than just medical knowledge and tools.

Foundation of understanding

The unreserved acceptance of each patient and a precise understanding of their individual history of suffering form the foundation of my work. I see it as fundamental to engage in this healing process.

Empathetic dialog at eye level

From this foundation, I conduct empathetic dialogs. My strength is to work with my patients as equals in order to support them in their individual healing processes.
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Body Acupuncture
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an age-old method of treatment that, among other things, influences the Qi (life energy that flows through the body's energy channels, or meridians) through needles inserted in specific points, which activate the body's own healing powers.In addition to the insertion of needles, acupuncture points can also be influenced by the burning of mugwort leaves close to the points, which will also directly influence the Qi. Acupuncture treatments are preceded by an initial examination where, in addition to a detailed interview, the tongue and the pulse are analyzed. The assessment of symptoms and the establishment of treatment takes into consideration the Five Element theory, the Yin and Yang, and the states of of fullness and emptiness. Also important is an assessment of lifestyle and diet, and the possibility of internal and external disease-causing factors.

Ear Acupuncture
Ear acupuncture is a relatively young therapy, which was developed in the 1950s by French physician Paul Nogier and based upon traditional medicinal knowledge. Ear acupuncture uses the fact that the entire human body is “mapped” on the ear (somatotopy) and can be reached through it. Points on the ear are stimulated by insertion of a needle, causing the nervous system to send out a signal which reaches the target area where it triggers self-healing.

Skull Acupuncture
Skull acupuncture is divided into two different methods: Chinese Scalp Acupuncture and Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA).Chinese scalp acupuncture was developed by neurosurgeons and is based on the human neuroanatomy. Needles are inserted into points on the skull that correspond to specific brain areas. In some instances, the stimulus is increased by weak electrical stimulation. This allows the brain to “learn” how to perform certain tasks in healthy areas that can no longer be accomplished in other areas. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture was developed in the 1970s by Japanese physician Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto. He discovered that zones of the head directly represent areas of the body, a system known as somatotopes (see ear acupuncture). These zones display subtle changes when there are diseases or disorders in the corresponding areas of the body. A special neck and abdomen examination provides clues to the selection of points for the insertion of needles into the scalp.

Active principles
Chinese Acupuncture employs the principles of energy balancing and is a regulation therapy. Ear and Scalp Acupuncture employ the principles of Reflex Zone Therapy.

Herbal medicine | Phytotherapy

Plants are probably the most original of all remedies and provided the first materials for the manufacture of drugs. As far back as 600 BC, selective cultivation of medicinal plants was taking place in India and China.Every culture and era had its share of famous doctors, but even ordinary people had knowledge of the healing arts. The healing powers of plants have been investigated and the accumulated knowledge, as well as the incredibly valuable experience gained from centuries of plants used in holistic treatment, is for the most part still available to us. These days the effectiveness of Herbal Medicine can be proven and explained through analysis.Phytotherapy uses plant components to prepare medications such as tinctures, essential essences, liquid, and dry extracts, or as a solid oral dosage forms (such as tablets and capsules). Creams, ointments, gels, oils, and baths salts are prepared for external application.Dried plant parts are utilized in medicinal tea which, depending on the active ingredients, are prepared for infusion, decoction, or cold extraction.In addition to the effective healing potential of plants (or the active ingredients such as alkaloids, glycosides, etc.) is the risk that problems (or even dangerous complications) can occur when the wrong dosage or the wrong combination is used. A careful diagnosis must be made, and a treatment plan developed before any prescription is written.Herbal medicines have not only impact on the human body, but they also contribute greatly to the spiritual and intellectual realm. I follow the holistic principle in that I mostly prescribe the whole plant (such as in tea) rather than using only a single, isolated component.

Medicinal mushrooms | Mycotherapy

In Asia, the healing power of mushrooms has been known for centuries and they are traditionally used for the treatment and prevention of diseases. Although there was also knowledge about the use of mushrooms in European monasteries, mycotherapy (mushroom medicine) has gained importance in our country only in recent years. This is mainly since there are now many studies and research results that prove the effectiveness of mycotherapy. The valuable ingredients of the mushrooms can be extracted and used as liquid extracts, dried extracts, or mushroom powder. The mushrooms used in mycotherapy have many effective ingredients and have a very wide range of applications, such as a positive effect on the immune system, the digestive organs, the lymphatic system, metabolism, the endocrine system as well as the cardiovascular and vascular system.

Classic and Process-Oriented Homeopathy

The term “Homeopathy” is frequently — and incorrectly — thought to mean “natural medicine”. Homeopathy is an independent and separate treatment that should not be confused with with herbal medicine or natural health.Homeopathy is ideal for constitutional therapy such as the treatment of diseases that are accessible via the self-regulation of the organism. These include all types of functional, psychosomatic, and chronic diseases, and can also include acute diseases. Children often respond especially well to homeopathic therapy.Treatment begins with a thorough initial anamnesis, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. Following appointments are normally scheduled for every four to six weeks and last approximately 75 minutes each.Homeopathy should not be combined with other therapies as that would make it impossible to properly assess changes in the symptoms. Supportive or relaxation measures such as massage do not interfere and are not a problem.Homeopathy was founded by the German physician, chemist, and pharmacologist Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843). Through his experiments in the late 18th century, he discovered that certain substances ingested by a healthy individual will cause a particular symptom, however if an unhealthy individual displays the same symptoms, the same substance will act as a remedy. This observation led to the principle of similarity, one of the pillars of Homeopathy: substances that cause disease associated symptoms in healthy people also can cure diseases that produce similar symptoms (similia similibus curantur: similar is cured by similar).Homeopathy medicines can have their origins in the plant, animal or mineral worlds and they are sometimes produced in part from pathogenic material itself. Production takes place under controlled procedures in which a substance is diluted in several steps. It is not only strongly diluted and therefore non-toxic (without side effects) but is prepared in such a way that it develops an energetic spectrum of activity (potency).Classic Homeopathy is the original form of Homeopathy and follows clear rules and procedures that Hahnemann himself had formulated. Every prescription is preceded by an intensive medical history examination to accurately assess the entirety of symptoms, followed by a detailed evaluation. Only one medication will be administered at a time and will be selected to treat the entire range of symptoms — rather than multiple medications administered simultaneously intended to treat isolated symptoms (in contrast, in the complex homeopathy for colds e.g., a mixture of many homeopathic remedies that are effective for colds, are given all together at once without taking into account the overall health of the patient).In addition to Classical Homeopathy, I also work with Process-Homeopathy. This is a derivative of Classical Homeopathy that focuses on the process of personal realization. This method considers the symptoms not only as an expression of a troubled inner balance that produced the disease, but also as an invitation to face certain issues in life and suffering on them to the levels of the soul to spiritual growth and spiritual.The process follows the same stringent rules of Classical Homeopathy in the selection of medications but has a stronger focus on the healing process during the course of treatment than on the goal of alleviating all symptoms.In practice this means the patient addresses his "blind spots" and "shadows" in order to re-integrate parts of his personality, leading to permanent wholeness and therefore health. The process is induced and supported by the effects of the medicine as well as with my support. In addition to homeopathic case history, examination and symptom assessment procedures, this treatment includes methods such as conversation and re-orientation therapy in which the active involvement of the patient is required.

Tissue Salts | Biochemistry by Dr. Schüßler
This form of therapy was developed in the 19th century by the German physician Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler (1821-1898). It is based on the assumption that diseases are caused by a deficiency of certain minerals in the body and can be cured by taking certain mineral salts. The term "salts" is used here in the chemical sense and refers to substances that are linked by ionic bonds and form crystals. Schüßler salts are homeopathic preparations that contain diluted and potentized minerals. These minerals can all be found naturally in our body, but due to various circumstances (such as malnutrition, lifestyle, increased consumption due to stress or medication or the like) deficiencies can arise here, which then lead to diseases. In order to be able to determine the salts required for this therapy, the facial diagnosis as well as the observation and assessment of various body tissues play a major role in addition to a detailed anamnesis. Since in the context of Biochemistry by Dr. Schuessler the preparations are not prescribed according to the homeopathic similarity principle, this therapy could also be assigned to orthomolecular medicine

Micronutrient Therapy | Orthomolecular Therapy | Orthomolecular Medicine

The core of this therapy is the use of vitamins and minerals. Hundreds of processes are constantly taking place in the body that are controlled by enzymes. For enzymes to work properly, they need enough vitamins and minerals in addition to the correct acid-base balance. However, these substances are often present in insufficient amounts. This can be due to an unbalanced or nutrient-poor diet, for example, but environmental toxins, stress, medication, and certain illnesses can also lead to vitamins and minerals being used up quickly, no longer being available for enzymatic and other processes and therefore having to be substituted to heal diseases and promote health. Depending on the substance, it may be necessary or useful to determine the levels of these substances by laboratory tests (blood, saliva, urine) and to monitor them during therapy.

Lifestyle Regulative Therapy

Within the realm of Natural Healing Therapy, the term Lifestyle Regulative Therapy means supporting the patient so that they may find a healthy and conscious lifestyle for themselves. This therapy is part of nearly all health systems. Even Hippocrates (460–370 BC) called for a “conscious life” to obtain or maintain health. Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897) and the Swiss physician Max Bircher-Benner (1867–1939) made, among others, the recommendations upon which Naturopathy was founded. The prerequisite for successful treatment is the active cooperation of the patient. Important principles for a conscious, active lifestyle are, for example, a healthy balance between work and recreation, exercise in fresh air, moderate use of stimulants, and a regulated sleep-wake rhythm. This therapy is becoming increasingly more important because our modern lifestyle and the demands of work often lead us away from our natural rhythms. Many people forget to pay attention to physiological necessities.Some elements of Lifestyle Regulative Therapy are almost always present during the initial examination and the creation of a treatment plan. I think it is very important to take natural conditions into consideration when making decisions, to develop a realignment for the mind, body and soul which will provide adequate space and support healing and health.
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