Through research we can increase understanding for each other and for life and use the experiences and results of the past and present to create a better future for all. Two of my primary research concerns developed through my own involvement and then through transformation of the symptoms … research as a me-search. There is much more that I would like to understand better, and I want to share what helped me and others. 

Hair Loss

When people contact me about hair loss, I start with a detailed questionnaire that addresses a variety of issues: what kind of hair loss, diet, care, genetics, living conditions, overall health, medication and mental health. With this I try to exclude very simple or external causes and possibly get hints for deeper reasons.

For my research I document individual treatments and healing processes for hair loss. In doing so, I note changes in the above named areas plus the results of applied classical homeopathy and systemic therapy. At a future date I plan to publish this study.

I am also interested in already completed hair loss or hair healing cases of those affected, as well as from therapists and colleagues for my collection of stories.

If you have hair loss yourself, feel free to contact me.

Trichotillomania, TTM

Trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder is a condition in which people compulsively pull out their own hair and can not stop it. The estimated number of people affected at least once in their lives is between 0.5% and 20% of the population. There is extensive literature and information in books and on the Internet about possible causes, treatment methods and help for those affected and relatives.

If you yourself suffer from trichotillomania, you are welcome to contact me.

For finding extensive support and help contact the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

When people contact me about trichotillomania, just like with hair loss, we go through a detailed questionnaire that addresses nutrition, care, genetics, living conditions, overall health, medication intake, and mental health. This gives me a first detailed impression of the person and their story on which I can build my recommendation for further treatment options.

For my research, I document individual treatment and relief and recovery processes of trichotillomania including classical homeopathy and systemic therapy. I allow this project a lot of time because time and follow-up are necessary for the treatment methods to work and to prove their effects. I also document as much as possible which additional therapies, measures and strategies are being used. It is not uncommon if not likely for recovery to stabilize only after a few years.

In July of 2020 I have been accepted as a doctoral student in clinical psychology for a dissertation on trichotillomania at the University of Cologne.  Here is the website for the project with much more information on TTM.