Mitochondrial Therapy (MCT)

Mitochondrial therapy is a branch of modern biological medicine that treats malfunctions (dysfunctions) of the power plants in our body, the mitochondria. The mitochondria are small particles within our cells whose main task is the production of energy for the body cell – and thus for the respective organ. This energy is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Every single body cell contains hundreds to thousands of mitochondria. Especially many mitochondria are found in the muscle and heart muscle cells and in the nerve cells. In addition to energy production, the mitochondria also perform many other vital metabolic tasks: They help to detoxify the cell, are involved in the construction and storage of important molecules and, in simple terms, they help destroy overaged and broken cells (programmed cell death). In short: If the mitochondria are not healthy, the cell is not healthy.

In a nutshell

Mitochondrial therapy is a concept that focuses on restoring healthy energy production in the body. It uses the therapies of biological medicine and classical naturopathic medicine to correct disturbances in the power plants of our cells, the mitochondria. Deficiencies in the energy balance of mitochondria are the cause of many chronic diseases. Any mitochondrial disorder also causes a disorder in the metabolism.

What leads to mitochondrial dysfunctions?

Mitochondria have their own genetic material (mtDNA). It controls the organization within the mitochondria and their functions. This is extremely susceptible to faults. Because the mtDNA is different than our “normal” DNA: It has a ring structure and is not wrapped in a coat like the “body DNA”. The mtDNA is particularly affected by free radicals. These aggressive oxygen particles damage the walls and the interior of the mitochondria and can alter the mtDNA. This would not be so bad in individual cases, since free radicals arise naturally in our metabolism. But if it comes to a flood of radicals due to certain influences, it can have devastating consequences for the mitochondria. The work of the mitochondria then comes to a standstill. The damaged mtDNA can even multiply so that the diseased mitochondria gain the majority in a cell.

Damaged mitochondria provide low energy (ATP) and they consume many working materials such as sugar and carbohydrates. They produce much more “dirt” than healthy mitochondria, which in turn increases the free radicals. A vicious circle arises.

When less ATP is produced, the body cell’s power decreases. Like a car that only runs on three cylinders: It drives, but has no more power. When the energy shortage falls below a certain level, a person can feel noticeable discomforts.

The main symptom of mitochondrial dysfunction is – understandably – fatigue. But there are also dysfunctions in the organs.

These factors damage the mitochondria:

  • Environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, home poisons, cleaning agents, cosmetics) 
  • Nanoparticles 
  • Antibiotics and other medicines 
  • Stress and mental pressure
  • Chronic infections  
  • Chronic inflammation (e.g. teeth, jaw, gall bladder) 
  • Instability of the cervical spine or the first and second cervical vertebrae: The constant irritation of the cranial nerves can initiate a cascade of biochemical processes that can ultimately severely disrupt mitochondrial production and energy production.  
  • Intestinal damage (leaky gut, dysbiosis, inflammation) 
  • Unfavourable diet

Symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction    

Constant exhaustion, weakness, poor regenerative capacity, Muscle and fascia pain    

Sleep disorders, Depression and anxiety

Concentration disorders, forgetfulness

Low mental, psychological and physical resilience

Gastrointestinal disorders,  Weak immune system

Hormonal disorders 

Concepts of mitochondrial therapy

Feed micronutrients (sprays or oral) needed for mitochondrial production and energy production.

The increase of oxygen in the cells, e.g. with IHHT, oxygen-ozone therapy

Optimizing the diet to a seasonal, organic diet with the highest quality fuel (fats) and less carbohydrates, taking into account individual intolerances and deficiencies

Track down loads: Domestic and environmental toxins, tooth fillings, tooth root infections, accompanying substances in cosmetics, harmful waste products from the body’s own metabolism (e.g. acids, ammonia)

Reduction of toxic loads and optimization of detoxification functions.

Reduction of free radicals (antioxidant measures)

Stimulating energy production in the mitochondria.

Compensation of hormonal imbalances: neurohormones, thyroid, sex hormones

Reduce stress and mental stress: more rest and relaxation in everyday life, osteopathy (craniosacral therapy),respiratory therapy, sound therapy, talk therapy, systemic therapy

Treatment of the autonomic nervous system: Heart rate variability and biofeedback, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, spagyric medicine

Treatment of the intestine

Manual therapies for the treatment of pain, spinal deformities, fascial adhesions and organ disorders, chiropractic, the Dorn method