About us Peter Tamme, M.D., M.Sc. Biology
Peter Tamme, M.D., Peter Tamme, M.D. is an expert in pain medicine, located in Lüneburg, Germany. Originally educated as a microbiologist, he studied the religious sciences and medicine alongside his job. His doctoral thesis on immunochemistry was graded with magna cum laude. Before Dr. Tamme specialized in pain therapy and psychotherapy, he completed his specialist training in anesthesiology at the University Department of Anesthesiology and Transfusion Medicine at Tübingen, Germany.
Further stages of Dr. Peter Tamme's continuing education covered specialized training in the Netherlands and the United States. He has worked internationally as the lead emergency physician in 24 transcontinental rescue operations in Asia and Africa.
Dr. Tamme lectured as a visiting professor in Ecuador and is pioneer of MBPT®: Mindfulness-based Pain Therapy. This is a modular structured treatment concept of behavioral therapy for patients suffering from chronic pain disorders. Together with Iris Tamme, Ph.D., he authored a book entitled "Frei sein im Schmerz" ("Freedom in pain") and holds seminars, workshops and lectures on this subject.
These target both physicians and therapists as well as affected patients. Dr. Tamme is hypnosis trainer, supervisor and licensed trainer for physicians in the fields of clinical hypnosis treatment and pain therapy.
The specialist in pain medicine also works as a medical expert at the Higher Social Courts in Hamburg and Celle and at the Social Courts in Hamburg, Lüneburg, Stade and Schwerin.
In his practice for pain therapy in Lüneburg that was granted the status of "Special therapeutic facility" by the State Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, Lower Saxony, Dr. Tamme treats all types of chronic pain conditions. In doing so, he always accounts for the fact that chronic pain is a phenomenon composed of physical, mental and social factors. It is his desire to keep the pharmacological treatment to a minimum.
Frequently, chronic pain masks psychological diseases, that do not necessarily make pain a "psycho phenomenon", but can maintain and potentiate it. These include depression and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and what is called somatoform disorders and pain processing problems. But many headache disorders that more and more children are suffering from, and fibromyalgia, pain emanating from the spine (resulting from degeneration, "wear", accidents or intervertebral disc surgeries) are also treated here using individualized techniques.
Dr. Tamme has received the following qualifications and licensures by the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians: Special Pain Therapy, Psychotherapy (Depth Psychology and Behavior Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Autogenic Training, Psychosomatic Basic Care), Palliative Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Medical Assessment (in the fields of pain therapy and psychotherapy) and Traffic Medical Assessment, Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine.
Some professional areas of interest of Dr. Tamme in Lüneburg include neuropathic pain therapy with a focus on the effect of chronification within the nervous system (neuroplasticity) and on dysfunctional (sub-optimal) interplay of individual brain areas: The highest control centers of the central and autonomic nervous system are influenced using high-end technology, either by external influence (electromagnetically brain stimulation like rTMS=repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and thetaburst stimulation and/or current brain stimulations like tDCS and tACS) or by recruitment of already inherent, but not retrievable resources (feedback procedures neurofeedback, biofeedback). His overriding objective is always the sustainable reinstatement of healthy self-regulation that is independent of the physician.
In addition to these special therapies, the entire range of standard treatment procedures in pain medicine are applied.