The Cologne Medical Centre is ran by a medical team headed by Dr Robert Gorter. The Clinic details its areas of expertise as Oncology, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV, Anti-Aging Medicine, Medical Use of Cannabis and Ophthalmology.
The Clinic states "Usually, patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and related illnesses require a detailed medical history, as well as a physical and laboratory evaluation. In the Cologne Model, laboratory tests include extensive immunological parameters, with NK-cell activity and granulocyte function essays, and lymphokine production. In addition, we establish the Th1/Th2 response of CD4+ lymphocytes by measuring intracellular lymphokine production.
After all dysfunctions and irregularities have been established, in an extensive consultation, the patient will be explained all treatment options available. Then, together with the patient, we will put together a detailed therapy plan"
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The first time we became aware of the Cologne Clinic was by way of a letter from Clara Velvarde who is based in the nursing department of the University of Barcelona the contents of which has also appeared on different websites. Read her account here
We decided to properly investigate the merits of this clinic in relation to ME/CFS and put procedures in place whereby Marie, a lady from County Dublin diagnosed with ME & Fibromyalgia, would travel to Cologne for treatment. Read Marie's story here
There have been further subsequent trips to Cologne by other individuals and their personal encounters are recalled here.