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Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2016

09.11.2016

Award-winning research project – “Functional and structural imaging in children with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (AD(H)D) during homeopathic and conventional therapy”

The Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2016 goes to Dr. med. Klaus von Ammon.

Dr. med. Klaus von Ammon, Head of clinical research homeopathy at the Institute of Complementary Medicine IKOM at the University of Bern, was awarded the prize for a study design for the use of classical homeopathic therapy in children with AD(H)D. The 10,000 euros prize was presented by Marcus and Mathias Hevert, Managing Directors of Hevert-Arzneimittel, during the naturopathy symposium “Cutting-Edge Prevention and Naturopathy” hosted by Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Spitz in Nussbaum. An award commission composed of recognized experts was responsible for judging the projects.

Background of the study

Attention deficit disorders with or without hyperactivity (AD(H)D) are among the most common neuropsychiatric diagnoses in children and adolescents (5–25 %). Stimulants (e.g., methylphenidate (Ritalin®, MPH)) are the medicines most commonly used during a multimodal conventional therapy. With classical homeopathy, similar successful treatments and controlled studies without side effects have been reported. Neurophysiological (EEG), functional (fMRI) and metabolism (amount of protein in the urine) studies on the effect of these therapy methods are still missing.

Dr. von Ammon’s study is supposed to show that classical homeopathic therapy in children with AD(H)D can have a similarly significant clinical improvement as MPH therapy. The functional and metabolism studies will answer further questions.

Method

Neurological and neuropsychological examinations will be used for the diagnosis and for the clinical course, monitoring of the electrical activity of the brain (EEG) for neurophysiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for imaging, measuring of peptide in the urine for metabolism examinations. All of these examinations are carried out according to internationally established standards.

Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2016

The Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize is an advancement award for medical and scientific study projects in the field of holistic medicine. In 2016, the award amount had been raised from €5,000 to €10,000 because of the company’s 60th anniversary, and for the first time the prize was be awarded by the Hevert-Foundation and Hevert-Arzneimittel together. Criteria for receiving the prize included the originality of the topic, the quality of the test report, the probability of therapeutic improvement and the patient-oriented usability of the expected results. The award commission 2016 consisted of Prof. Dr. med. Karin Kraft, Dr. med. Rainer Matejka and Prof. Dr. Dr. Harald Walach.

“Aim of the Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize is to promote and honour research for the sustainable development of holistic medicine”, said Managing Director Mathias Hevert. “The prize was instituted in memory of the work of our father who himself made a great contribution to the development of holistic medicine. We are glad to have found a top-class award winner with Dr. von Ammon and wish him success with his research work.”

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 Award ceremony in Nussbaum (from the left): Marcus Hevert, Managing Director Hevert-Arzneimittel, Dr. med. Klaus von Ammon and Mathias Hevert, Co-Managing Director of Hevert-Arzneimittel.