Prof. Dr. Michalsen is the head physician of the Department of Naturopathy at the Immanuel Hospital Berlin and holder of the endowed professorship for clinical naturopathy at the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His specialties include homeopathy, physical medicine and balneology, nutritional medicine, acupuncture and mind-body medicine.

Effectiveness of periodic fasting in human chronic diseases and cancer: Clinical Evidence and empirical insights from a specialized University Medical Center

Dr. Michalsen will give an overview of his published or ongoing clinical studies on periodic fasting in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, the metabolic syndrome and as add-on therapy during chemotherapy of cancer, e.g. breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Furthermore, the clinical experience with periodic and intermittent fasting therapy in about more than 10,000 patients within the last years at Charite University Medical Hospital will be presented. Perspectives for integration of fasting therapy in the treatment of chronic diseases are described.