The Schleicher & Brueckl Group Immunology Practice in Munich combines the most scientifically up-to-date evidence-based conventional medicine with the holistic approach of naturopathic techniques. The practice proprietors, Dr Peter Schleicher and Dr Dorothea Brueckl, a perfectly co-ordinated father-daughter team, place great value on not viewing each of their chronically ill patients focusing on their symptoms and treating them rapidly but taking the time for very detailed, confident history consultations. Each person is different – therefore, standard procedures are not always the best approach for a gentle course of treatment. For that reason, Dr Schleicher and Dr Brueckl not only enquire about acute problems in the patient consultation, but also ask about the patient’s life situation, his dietary habits and his emotional state in order to gain an overall picture of the individual. For many chronic conditions, such as diffuse pain or a fatigue syndrome, the best histological and imaging diagnostic procedures cannot detect a direct cause. Here, it is necessary to give the patient time, to take his condition seriously and to adopt a holistic therapeutic approach. The objective of Dr Schleicher and Dr Brueckl is to harmonise body, mind and spirit – because happy people with a good hormone balance are demonstrably more healthy than chronically miserable people. The therapeutic cornerstone of the Schleicher & Brueckl Group Practice is the application of non-harmful medicine. Naturopathic therapies, deacidification and detoxification regimes and the activation of the body’s own immune system to combat damaging processes are employed in order to support the body in healing itself via the body’s own immune system. Of course, the most up-to-date scientific techniques, such as autologous conditioned plasma (ACP), are applied in the process. Here, in combination with shock wave therapy, thrombocyte-rich blood plasma is injected into affected areas of the body in order to support the healing of tendon damage, muscle fibre tears and osteoarthritis, for example, with the aid of the thrombocytes, so-called blood platelets. Thanks to his decades of clinical work as a medical practitioner, inter alia, at the Rechts der Isar Hospital of the Technical University of Munich, Dr Schleicher possesses exceptional experience, including in anaesthetics, general and vascular surgery. He had already broadened this perspective early by looking at the bigger picture, by working in experimental surgery for approximately ten years. Dr Schleicher is involved in various associations – thus, for example, he was appointed as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (FWAAS) and, as its first Chairman, he heads the Vascular Exercise Association (GfG), a corporation of the German Angiology Association (DGA). In 2012, Dr Schleicher also founded the European Centre for Shockwave Therapy, where, inter alia, cardiac conditions, renal conditions, erectile dysfunction and degenerative orthopaedic conditions are treated with the aid of stem cell activation. Dr Brueckl completed her studies in human medicine at the renowned Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and took her doctoral degree at one of the largest hospitals in Europe, the Berlin Charité. One of her emphases is haemochromatosis, a clinical picture in which too high incorporation of iron in the organs leads slowly to severe cellular damage. She has specialised in the symptoms of haemochromatosis and its treatment for 8 years and leads the way in its treatment both nationally and internationally. In addition, Dr Brueckl also specialises in fertility treatment. The reasons for an unfulfilled desire for children are very diverse and artificial fertilisation does not always bring success. Causes can also be immune reactions or hormonal disorders, such as following years of taking oral contraceptives. The holistic view of the patient is particularly important to her. At the Schleicher & Brueckl Group Practice in Munich, patients with chronic medical conditions are confidently admitted and are given a holistic diagnosis. Dr Schleicher and Dr Brueckl rely entirely on scientifically founded techniques in order to help the body to help itself.