Mo-Fr: 08:30-12:30 Uhr
Mo u. Do: 15:00-17:30 Uhr
Di: 15:00-19:00 Uhr
I founded the clinic in 1998 in Bad Soden am Taunus and have run it as a private practice since October 1 2017.
A second private practice has now opened in Bad Homburg, where currently a weekly private consultation takes place. Our main location will continue to be Bad Soden.
The previous philosophy of a partnership of holistic and traditional medicine will also guide our future private practice. However, in the future we will have more time for the individual patient and thus the opportunity to tackle even more complex problems. The integration of naturopathic and conventional medical procedures has always been an important concern of mine. The private practice now offers the possibility to implement a whole range of methods. Natural healing methods and instructions for independent health management should therefore be given a large space in the future.
Sleep disorders are very common today and affect nerves, respiration, circulation and the immune system. With our outpatient sleep laboratory we want to help restore healthy sleep patterns and offer solutions for complex disorders.
In my medical work, I have always striven to achieve optimal treatment results, sometimes using unusual methods and always in cooperation with family physicians and a network of experts. This will continue to be the principle of my work.
On the other hand, despite the array of therapeutic options, there are always limits to improving health. Be it the advanced destruction of lung tissue such as pulmonary emphysema, or a permanent disability that has existed for a long time. Often, accepting something as immutable rather than fretting about it releases unimagined powers for improving other aspects of our health. However, as has been repeatedly shown in patient counselling over the years, many sufferers are unaware of what is actually immutable and what we can change.
I see understanding diagnoses not only as a basis for therapeutic procedures, but also as an opportunity for the patient to gain insights about their own possibilities and limitations. A special concern for us is therefore an information-oriented education. It can lead to a learning process that opens up new perspectives, which in turn gives hope.
To promote health-conscious behaviour and identify personal health risks, we offer a thorough health check as prevention.
Two mothers with preschool children in the team have made the practice into a workplace that allows a good integration of work and family.
Over the years, numerous medical assistants have successfully completed their vocational training in the clinic. For its activity in the training, the practice was issued by the Landesärztekammer Hessen a certificate of honour. Training will continue to be an integral part of the practice-concept in the future, providing future medical assistants with the know-how of an internal-pneumological practice.
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We also examine and treat children and infants with lung and bronchial or allergy problems.
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Dr. med. Volker Brauner
After completing studies in human medicine in Berlin and in Freiburg i.Br. in 1985, Dr. med. Brauner went into further training in Switzerland, where amongst other placements he worked in the high mountain clinic in Davos-Wolfgang, the cantonal hospital of Basel and the pulmonary specialist clinic in Barmelweid. He spent a year as a postdoc in preclinical research in the field of cardiovascular and pneumological pharmacology at Sandoz AG in Basel. He obtained his medical doctorate from the University Children's Hospital Freiburg i.Br. on the subject of hemolytic uremic syndrome. Before and during his studies he also completed education and activity in nursing.
Prior to his establishment in private practice in 1998 he was chief physician of a pneumological rehabilitation clinic in Bad Soden am Taunus. In addition to the clinic management, he held the position of deputy head of the first sleep laboratory in the Rhine-Main area, from which the sleep-medical focus of today's practice developed. The acquisition of a second specialist title as a physician for physical and rehabilitative medicine resulted from many years of experience in rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Brauner also holds additional qualifications in allergen and environmental medicine.
He had already studied acupuncture and naturopathy as a student in courses of the German Medical Society for Acupuncture and the Naturopathic Societies in Freudenstadt and Baden-Baden. After this specialist training, he has taken up the thread again and continues to educate himself regularly in these areas.
In the course of this career development over the years, Dr. Brauner has completed a training as a Taiji and Qigong teacher according to the Yang-style tradition, including training in classical Chinese medicine. Part of this is the B-diploma of the German Medical Association for Acupuncture and also the Stems and Branches Acupuncture by Joan Duveen.
In 2009, together with his Taiji teacher, Master Frieder Anders, he published the book "Taiji, Atmenergetik und Biomechanik". Articles on naturopathic therapy of allergies, sleep disorders and bronchial diseases have also appeared in the journal "Der Naturarzt".
Being a qualified professional is a permanent learning process! Learning from personal teachers, in addition to theoretical education is as important for one’s own development as a healing professional. I believe that the names of important personal teachers, including those from the non-medical field should therefore be a reference for one’s personal training path.
Internal Medicine / Pneumology
Prof. Roland Keller, Aarau, Switzerland; Prof. Christian Virchow sen., Davos-Wolfgang, Switzerland; Prof. Lutz Block, Vienna;
Naturopathic / Homeopathy
Dr. Gustav Nolte, Freiburg i.Br .; Dr. Martin Stübler, Augsburg; Dr. Mathias Dorsci, Vienna; Dr. Hartmut Vogel, Bad Boll; Dr. Rolf Croon, Bad Homburg;
Acupuncture / Chinese Medicine
Prof. Johannes Bischko, Vienna; Dr. Jochen Gleditsch, Munich; Dr. Georg Kampik, Munich; Dr. Daniel Harter, Mosbach; Dr. Jürgen Bachmann, Hattenheim; Dr. Nashmil and Dr. Antonius Pollmann, Hamburg; Dr. J. Lee, Frankfurt a. Dr. Reinhold Voll, Plochingen; Dr. Yair Maimon, Israel; Joan Duveen, Holland; Tae Hunn Lee, England; Lilian Bridges, USA; Claude Diolosa, Italy;
Philosophy / Spirituality
Acarya Adveshananda Avadhuta, India (Yoga); Enomiya Lasalle, Japan; (Zazen); Prof. Friedrich Weinreb, Zurich, Switzerland, (Kabbalah); Prof. Helmut Gollwitzer, Berlin (Protestant Theology); Prof. Milenko Vlajkov, Stuttgart, (Individual Meditation); Mantak Chia, Thailand (Tao Yoga);
Taiji / Qigong
Meister Frieder Anders, Frankfurt a. Master Wu Xongwan, Sweden; Ulla Blum, Berlin; Friedel Kremer, Wuppertal;
The specialized medical staff are experts in pneumology and can refer to many years of working together. Our team can both advice you and train you in all aspects of therapy execution. Be it the use of inhalers, the application of oxygen or the use of nocturnal breathing therapy for sleep apnea.
Our appointment schedule aims to provide a resolution of your problem as quickliy as possible.
Our Clinic Manager is Mrs. Lütscher. She has been involved in developing working structures since the foundation of the practice and today is the key person responsible for technical assistance.
Mrs. Olivier completed her training as a medical assistant in the first years of the practice and has many years of experience in technical assistance.
Mrs. Stosic completed her training in Juli 2018.
Regular team discussions and advanced training serve the professional and organizational quality assurance.
Pulmonary Function (body plethysmography, spirometry, single-breath diffusion, respiratory muscle strength P01)
Outpatient Sleep Laboratory (Polysomnography, polygraphy, nasal respiratory therapy nCPAP, nAuto-CPAP, nBPAP, restless legs analysis)
Long-term Blood Pressure and ECG
Heart Rate Variation (stress diagnostics)
Long-Term Pulse Oximetry (bloodless measurement of serum saturation)
Spiroergometry (including exercise-ECG)
Audiocolor and Matrix Regulation Therapy (color and magnetic field therapy)
Vegatest (electroacupuncture test procedure)
Laboratory: Nitric Oxide in Exhaled Air (NIOX), Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Capacity, Specific IgE Antibodies to Inhalant Allergens and Foods (Allergy Laboratory Euroimmun), Emergency Laboratory SOB Panel (Shortness of Breath: CK-MB, D-Dimers, Myoglobin, BNP, troponin). Referrals to local laboratories for further diagnostics.
Spenglersan Test (medicament agglutination test)
Oxyvenation as per Regelsberger (therapy with intravenous oxygen)
Arterial Blood Gases including Hemoglobin Derivatives (co-oximetry)