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therapy of mitochondrial disease


The therapy follows the recommendations of Dr. Kuklinski. Here, too, I proceed in a cost-oriented manner and do not prescribe all substances that can improve mitochondrial disease at once. Regardless of the cost side, not all therapy options are always necessary. Most patients feel better after being prescribed coenzyme Q10, since Q10 is the essential catalyst for energy production.  Some people also need B vitamins, zinc, manganese and magnesium.

These vital substances intervene in the respiratory chain of the mitochondria and also improve energy production. The procedure is always based on the patient's feedback. There is no simple rule of thumb and it takes a lot of experience to optimize the patient's condition and performance.


An example:


A 45-year-old secretary was sent to me by a colleague to clarify a sleep apnea syndrome in   severe daytime sleepiness. The survey revealed that there was no evidence of sleep apnea syndrome and that the patient had suffered from chronic fatigue since childhood.

The patient had to literally whip her way through the day for decades . She felt the need to sit on the sofa after lunch but had to resist it because she knew she would fall asleep in 10 minutes. She was also fully challenged in her job. dr In connection with the increased need for sleep after carbohydrate-rich meals, Kuklinski speaks of "feeding anesthesia".  This catchy choice of words describes the underlying mechanism very well. Easily available carbohydrates cannot be adequately utilized in mitochondrial disease and paralyze the mitochondria. This then leads to fatigue. But now back to our patient: The  survey and the examination results revealed the diagnosis: mitochondrial disease. She felt better after being prescribed B vitamins and minerals. However, the breakthrough could only be achieved with coenzyme Q10. The daytime tiredness was gone and the hair loss improved. However, it must be made clear to the patient that discontinuing the vital substances usually leads back to the original symptoms of mitochondrial disease. The patient tried to stop coenzyme Q10. 2 days later  the tiredness came back, so it was clear that she had to take it permanently. The deterioration after stopping Q10 also confirms the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease.


During the treatment, nutrition and the prevention of harmful substances must also be considered. I remember a patient who first became aware of mitochondrial symptoms after receiving a flu shot at another practice. She felt very miserable and I choose the colloquial term "miserable" on purpose because the patient felt very bad without being able to describe the symptoms well. I immediately noticed that her condition differed significantly from that of the patients who had an infection. This condition was also constant with no tendency to improve. It was obvious that the flu shot was the trigger here. Only through appropriate treatment of the mitochondrial disease and modulation of the immune system with the appropriate homeopathic remedies could the condition slowly but completely improve.


Therefore, only those vaccinations that are absolutely necessary should be given. In our practice, I therefore determine the antibodies to determine whether a repeat vaccination is actually necessary. The rules of thumb of the standing vaccination commission (STIKO) are extremely imprecise. For example, a tetanus booster is recommended every 10 years, although it has been known since the 1980s that vaccination protection can sometimes last 20 years. The STIKO (Standing Committee on Vaccination) rejects checking the vaccination titer as a laboratory service, but only for cost reasons. However, since the STIKO also knows that vaccinations can cause vaccination damage, it is considered negligent to vaccinate someone whose immune status has not been examined. We just don't know if diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis are related to vaccinations. STIKO cannot rule this out either.

Interval Hypoxia Therapy (IHT)

IHT devices have been developed as a particular newer method of treating mitochondrial disease. This interval hypoxia therapy is an inhalation therapy in which mountain air from an altitude of approx. 5000 m with less oxygen   is inhaled at intervals. Due to the lack of oxygen, the weak mitochondria that are not intact die off and are replaced by the powerful mitochondria in the cell. In this way, cellular energy production can be directly influenced. You can find more information on how IHT works and how it can be used for various complaintsHERE.


We see, the matter is not easy. Listing all treatment options is beyond the scope here, but thanks to research by Dr. Kuklinski, we know of many treatment options that improve mitochondrial disease. A careful individual selection of the therapy options helps those affected to achieve significantly better performance and quality of life!

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