Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology


A person is more than the sum of their body parts. Especially the non-visible elements – such as the immune system, the neurological system and the mind – influence our wellbeing. In turn, if our wellbeing is disturbed, we become sick. Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology is a holistic approach that takes into account how life treats us.

cPNI brings together different disciplines such as neurology, psychology, sociology, immunology, endocrinology, physiology and neuroscience; biochemical mechanisms play an important role as our genetic code will need many generations to adapt our bodies to the changes in lifestyle of the modern times. To adjust only 0.5 per cent of our genes to our current diet, for instance, would take about a million years; in other words, it is something we will never witness! Today, we eat differently than our ancestors; we move less than they did, experience stress for entirely different reasons and have fewer opportunities to relieve the tension. Negative effects range from lifestyle diseases such as selected chronic skin diseases, allergies and autoimmune disorders to mental health problems.

Hormonal resistance might occur in people who experience a lot of stress or have suffered a trauma, who do not eat right, lack exercise and even vitamin D, due to insufficient sunlight exposure. Another effect might be chronic tissue activation that weakens your immune system.

Poor nutrition could mean: too many carbohydrates while foods offering good fatty acids and vitamin D are neglected. The excessive consumption of alcohol and food with a high concentration of fructose may lead to chronic inflammation, which can affect both physical and mental health.

As your personal coach, I want your body to work properly; this is why I check for possible causes by means of cPNI, change your diet, devise a training program for you, etc. The solution is a genetics-based lifestyle.

The path toward a gene-oriented and contemporary life is based on a scientific diagnostic procedure, which starts with a two-hour anamnesis and diagnosis. I consider findings from various disciplines for the treatment. After all, a person does not only consist of a musculoskeletal system; the mind also needs to be considered. Each illness is accompanied by thoughts, feelings and behavioral changes. This is why the holistic approach of the clinical Psychoneuroimmunology is so important to me. cPNI builds on the fact that every organ and every cell constantly communicates with the other cells. This network is my focus when I treat you.

Finally, we develop a treatment plan for you that addresses the aspects of exercise, nutrition and stress management. By uncovering the hidden correlations, I will turn you into my ally in fighting your troubles and ailments. After all, it is your behavior that will decide whether I succeed in restoring your health and achievement potential.