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In this brochure we want to create an awareness of the topic of microcirculation and help ensure that the processes in the smallest blood vessels get more attention. Currently, the therapeutic means of stimulating an impaired microcirculation to improve the health and wellbeing of the persons affected are still limited.

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Dear visitor,

Prof. Dr. Dr. med.
Ralf Uwe Peter

Medical specialist in dermatology and venerology, allergology, phlebology, proctology, laboratory investigations, dermatooncology, outpatient surgeries, Dermatological Centre Munich West

if blood cannot flow freely into even the tiniest blood vessels of our organs and tissues, their supply of oxygen and the most important nutrients will be insufficient. This has negative effects on the body's performance levels. We do not regenerate as well, feel weak and are more susceptible to disease. The malfunction of the affected organ systems may also worsen over time. Diseases and symptoms such as chronic wound healing disorders, chronic metabolic disorders, vascular diseases and chronic pain are possible consequences of, or are exacerbated by, impaired blood circulation.

On this website we would like to explain to you the importance of good blood circulation and in particular the role played by microcirculation in various diseases. The term microcirculation refers to the part of blood circulation that takes place in the branched network of the very smallest blood vessels. In many cases, it is possible to improve our well-being and health status with targeted stimulation of microcirculation. In this brochure we will show you how physical vascular therapy is used in this sense as a complementary measure.


Erhard Hackler

Managing Director of the Federal Association for Health Information and Consumer Protection, Germany

The importance of the tiniest vessels in the body and the impact of functioning microcirculation on our health is underestimated. Although the relationship between impaired microcirculation and various diseases and disorders is readily apparent, this information has not yet received due attention in diagnostics and therapy. One of the reasons for this is that the complex processes involved, and the interactions between the small blood vessels and the cells of the target organs, are not yet fully understood, hence the paucity of therapeutic approaches.

We want to create an awareness of the topic of microcirculation and help ensure that the processes in the smallest blood vessels get more attention. Currently, the therapeutic means of stimulating an impaired microcirculation to improve the health and wellbeing of the persons affected are still limited.

We support sharing of information among scientists, physicians and decision-makers in the field of healthcare policy with an eye to promoting research into microcirculation. This is the precondition for gaining further knowledge and developing new therapeutic approaches in this field.

Dr. Alfons J. H. M. Houben, PhD

President of the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM), Maastricht University

The field of microcirculation is being researched by scientists all over the world. Some of the areas that particularly interest us are the functioning of microvessels, the role of microcirculation in various diseases and the means of stimulating microcirculation. We have gained a great deal of new knowledge on these topics in recent years. For instance, we know that impaired microcirculation – known in technical terms as microvascular dysfunction (MVD) – is associated with diseases such as diabetes and can result in damage to the eyes, the kidneys and the nerves. Conversely, more recent studies show that our lifestyle also has an effect on the microcirculation – for example, it can be adversely affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Against this scientific background, our objective is to standardize methods of measuring MVD and to establish and further develop new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

This website explains the importance of properly-functioning microcirculation, without going into too much scientific detail. It will show you that if we pay more attention to the microcirculation, it can contribute to the prevention, early detection and effective treatment of many diseases. With this in mind, I hope you find it stimulating reading!

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