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Research Association on Microbiological Therapy - AMT e.V.

In 1953, practising doctor Dr. Hans Kolb, gynaecologist Dr. Hans Peter Rusch, university professor and paediatrician Prof. Dr. Helmut Mommsen and Dr. Arthur Becker founded the Association with the aim of bringing microbiological therapy closer to a wider scope of fellow doctors. Their experiences with this concept of treatment, namely the integration of probiotics into individual treatment plans as an element to aid recovery, was based on both the work of their famous predecessors (Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Elias Metchnikoff, Edward Wright) and on their own observations in day-to-day medicine.

Research Association on Microbiological Therapy - AMT e.V.

In 1953, practising doctor Dr. Hans Kolb, gynaecologist Dr. Hans Peter Rusch, university professor and paediatrician Prof. Dr. Helmut Mommsen and Dr. Arthur Becker founded the Association with the aim of bringing microbiological therapy closer to a wider scope of fellow doctors. Their experiences with this concept of treatment, namely the integration of probiotics into individual treatment plans as an element to aid recovery, was based on both the work of their famous predecessors (Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Elias Metchnikoff, Edward Wright) and on their own observations in day-to-day medicine.

Under working conditions which would barely be acceptable nowadays, the fathers of microbiological therapy experimented with various microbes and methods in a manner that had never been seen before. The very fact that microorganisms are now not regarded only as enemies needing to be fought, but rather recognised primarily for their healing properties, is perhaps their greatest achievement. They carried out the experiments needed for this knowledge predominantly independently and with simple apparatuses and of course, they were not spared from succumbing to the odd failure. But more than that, they presented their findings to their colleagues in black and white, and were frequently rebuffed. But the constant success and compelling logic of their theories finally led to a wide acceptance of this healing method within the industry and with patients. The sociological changes within society and the loud calls for evidence-based medicine led, in the 1970s, to natural medical treatment, and therefore microbiological therapy, being put on the back burner. However, since the 1990s, the treatment has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity from doctors, alternative practitioners and consumers alike. The reasons for this change were both a change in the perception of health by the general public and increased activity by the AMT.

Both the experiences in the handling of microbiological therapy and the latest research results in this important subject are imparted to alternative practitioners and patients at some 200 annual presentation events all over Germany. The Association is also involved in further educational events on the theme of natural medicine which are held by medical associations and takes part in the so-called quality circles carried out regionally by groups of doctors, by giving presentations. In regularly published patient magazines, experienced doctors report on the possibilities of applying microbiological therapy in their areas of speciality. The AMT promotes and supports cooperation both with centres of medicine focussing on further education as well as with other associations in the area of complementary alternative medicine.

Today the group has around 260 active members comprising doctors, dentists, pharmacists (with voting power) and supporting members. In 2005, membership in the Association was extended to Austrian colleagues. Close cooperation exists there with the Gesellschaft für Homotoxikologie [Homotoxicology Association]. Similar endeavours can be seen in Italy, Spain and Latin America.

There is also an opportunity for you to become an active or supporting member of the AMT to help spread the idea of microbiological therapy even further.

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Dr. R. Schmidt – Chairperson

 
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