Snoring (Rhonchopathy): Drug Therapy

Therapeutic target Improvement of nasal breathing Therapy recommendations Symptomatic therapy (vasoconstrictor nasal drops for short-term therapy; vasoconstriction → decongestion of the nasal mucosa) or to assess the therapeutic success of turbinate surgery (see “Surgical therapy” below). Therapy of a possible dust mite allergy (see below this clinical picture). See also under “Further therapy“. Further notes … Read more

Snoring (Rhonchopathy): Therapy

Therapy for rhonchopathy (snoring) depends on the cause. General measures More movement Regular sleep wake rhythm Side sleeping position prefer or avoid supine position! Positional therapy: in supine-related snoring should be offered a therapy trial with supine prevention [S3 guideline]. Limited alcohol consumption (men: max. 25 g alcohol per day; women: max. 12 g alcohol … Read more

Electromagnetic Sensitivity (Electrosmog): Therapy

General measures Anyone who is electrosensitive should arrange living rooms, bedrooms, and the workplace to be as free of electrical appliances as possible. The devices that are urgent should be placed as far away from the bed as possible. It is also recommended that the electrician install a “power disconnect” in the bedrooms. Avoidance of … Read more

Electromagnetic Sensitivity (Electrosmog): Causes

Pathogenesis (development of disease) The causative mechanism of electromagnetic sensitivity has not yet been elucidated and is currently being investigated in several studies. Etiology (Causes) Biographic causes Ethnic origin – belonging to an ethnic group other than white, black, or Hispanic. Disease-related causes Physician diagnosed environmental disease Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) Environmental pollution – intoxications … Read more

The Human Brain

In numerous events, people repeatedly refer to the learning and working successes as well as the incredible complexity of our “gray cells”. Incidentally, this term refers to the ganglion cells and marrowless nerve fibers that make up the central nervous system, which are not covered with a white insulating layer – hence their grayish appearance. … Read more

Importance of Reflexes in the Body

When the doctor shines his light into your eyes or uses his reflex hammer, this action, unpleasant in itself, has the goal of checking your reflexes and thus the state of your nervous functions, because the multitude of bodily reactions, most of which are unconscious to us, shows exactly how our brain performance is doing. … Read more

Reflexes: Intrinsic Reflex and Extrinsic Reflex

An intrinsic reflex is characterized by the fact that the stimulus site and the responding organ are identical. Most intrinsic reflexes are muscle stretch reflexes that protect us, in which brief muscle stretch-whether caused by a reflex hammer or a sudden buckling of the knee joint, for example-leads to contraction and thus twitching of the … Read more

Reflexes: Pathological, Conditioned, Conditioned Reflex

Pathological reflexes occur when there is nerve or brain damage. The best known pathological reflex is the Babinski reflex, which causes extension of the big toe and flexion of all other toes when the sole of the foot is brushed. It is one of the early childhood reflexes and is usually not triggerable after 12 … Read more

Perception: in the Eye of the Sciences

Once the brain has made sense of what it perceives, it decides in a flash whether action is necessary: A loud honk on the street leads me to jump onto the saving sidewalk, a hiss in the grass leads me to turn toward the source of the noise and avoid being bitten by the snake. … Read more

Perception: Irritant

Perceived information can be divided into groups; correspondingly, the receptors that respond to these stimuli: Mechanoreceptors respond to mechanical stimuli, i.e., pressure, touch, stretch, or vibration. They mediate tactile perception (sense of touch) and, together with the sense of balance in the inner ear, proprioception, i.e., the position and movement of the limbs in space … Read more


Definition Tetraspacification is a type of paralysis of all four extremities – i.e. the arms and legs. It is characterized by a strong tension of the muscles, which often causes the body to tense up in unnatural postures. It often results from a flaccid paralysis and can also affect the trunk and neck or head … Read more