Specialist in general medicine, additional qualification in emergency medicine, Medical Ayurveda Specialist (REAA)
Dr. Christian Rackwitz studied medicine at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and now works in a general practice in Fulda. He acquired his ayurvedic medical expertise at the European Academy of Ayurveda and deepened it during several stays abroad in Kerala, Pune and New Delhi. At the REAA he is currently working as a research coordinator, among others in cooperation with the All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi.
Children and adolescents are particularly affected by the current Corona pandemic. Distance rules, homeschooling, limited contact with other children and quarantine measures lead to isolation and impair social-emotional development. The solution seems to be the development of a vaccine, which, however, is only available for children at a relatively late stage, has not been tested over a long period of time and the necessity of such a kind of immunization for children is currently controversial. This lecture highlights Ayurvedic possibilities to strengthen the immune system of children and adolescents in order to prevent severe courses of disease and to increase the general well-being.