Dr. med. Astrid Kohl

Phone: +49 30 / 827 11 630 Fax: +49 30 / 827 11 631 praxis@dr-kohl.berlin

Environmental Medicine

Clinical environmental medicine is a scientific discipline of medicine based on clinical immunology and toxicology. It has nothing to do with an ecological or political movement.

The basic idea of practical environmental medicine:

Diseases do not develop overnight, but usually have a long history of various immunological and toxic loads.

Usually, it takes years or even decades before these diverse loads cause diverse symptoms that lead to a diagnosis. Conventional medicine, while unsurpassed and ingenious in the diagnosis and therapy of acute diseases, often fails in treating chronic diseases. Despite massively increased expenditures, high financial expenses and great medical progress, the incidence of all classical widespread diseases, especially inflammatory, cardiological and oncological diseases, are growing progressively.

The increase in a multitude of allergies, autoimmune diseases and the almost 450,000 new diagnoses of oncological diseases in Germany in 2016, even among more and more young people, are frightening. At the same time, this increase raises many questions about causes in the field of environmental medicine. Therefore, clinical environmental medicine deals with a person’s individual situation and receptivity. It tries to recognise and minimise the varied stress factors so that a normal regulatory function can be restored.

Thus, the practice of environmental medicine mainly focuses on recognising and avoiding or respectively reducing the stress from the inside, especially in the dental field and in the intestinal mucous membrane. It also seeks to minimise stress from the outside, such as exposure to moulds, wood preservatives, solvents or electromagnetic fields.

This applies to both primary and secondary or tertiary prevention.