About me

Dr. Matthias Meier

"A doctor is someone who can help people who need medical care". This was also my idea for a long time until I studied medicine. During my specialist training I increasingly realized that symptoms are often only treated or covered up without being able to cure them or at least addressing the cause.

Trauma surgery/emergency medicine was an exception for me. I had myself trained in this direction.

In the emergency room, I saw many patients complaining of back pain. However, I had to send them home with painkillers and/or prescription to the physiotherapist because we could not find a cause in the diagnostics. This was very unsatisfactory for me.

Dr Meier orthopaedische Praxis

How does pain arise?

"There had to be some kind of problem. Where does pain come from? How does it develop? Can't it be addressed causally?".

Curious to answer these questions, I completed a second residency in rehabilitation medicine and physical therapy. In the process, I learned about the conservative options that can be offered to pain patients as therapy. But often enough, it was again just about injections, medications, and physical therapy. As a doctor, I was again unable to help causally myself.

Manual Medicine / Chirotherapy

Only with the training for manual medicine / chirotherapy, for the first time, I had the possibility to change/improve something for the patient with my own hands in order to reduce symptoms causally.

I began to look more into the possibilities of manual medical procedures such as osteopathy, chirotherapy and chiropractic.

Osteopathy, chirotherapy and chiropractic

However, even these educations could not answer all of my questions. Each instructor had a different approach. A structured approach to healing was thus not possible.

My own approach to holistic healing.

We all have a central nervous system. This nervous system controls all other tissues. It can heal a broken bone, injured skin or intestinal loops that have been operated on.

"But then why doesn't osteoarthritis heal? Or rheumatism, dizziness, headaches or high blood pressure?

Why do I have pain in my left foot but not in my right despite the same strain? Surely the nervous system should not allow these things to develop in the first place? But what if control is lost over one or more areas?"

These questions bring us to the structure of the spine and pelvis, because that's where the nerves run that control and regulate everything.

However, when these nerves come under pressure or tension, this control or regulation is diminished: Symptoms develop
If one now corrects the malposition of the bony skeleton, one improves the function and thereby strengthens the self-healing and self-regulating mechanism. 
Then the location of the symptom or the name of the disease is no longer defining, because the nervous system controls everything simultaneously. The crucial component is to relieve the nervous system and make it more functional.

Private practice for orthopedics, prevention & rehabilitation

This is the core of what I do in my practice today: I examine the structure of the spine and pelvis, and map out the function of the nervous system. I help reverse any problems that may exist. This works in the overwhelming number of people, regardless of the diagnosis or the specialty from which the diagnosis came.

I first treated myself and then my wife using this system. Many physical ailments have since disappeared - for both of us.

Now I can directly help people who need and want help. This has brought me a lot closer to my original idea of "a doctor is someone who can help people who need health help".

Please make an appointment, if you are interested and want to know more.

Dr. Matthias Meier

Dr. Matthias Meier




  • Author of the non-fiction book, "Reversing Chronic Disease: Volume 1:A-D"


  • Author of the non-fiction book: "The Human Race Too Smart to Survive"


  • Founder of the practice "impulse health management"
  • Senior physician rehabilitation clinics Ulm / Center for Integrated Rehabilitation (ZIR/RKU)

01.09.2015 – 31.12.2016

  • Founder and Head Physician "Manual Medicine RKU outpatient".

01.07.2013 – 31.08.2015

  • Managing senior physician (ZIR/RKU)

01.04.2013 – 30.06.2013

  • Functional senior physician (ZIR/RKU)

01.11.2010 – 28.02.2013

  • Specialist in orthopedics/trauma surgery (ZIR/RKU)

01.10.2009 – 30.09.2010

  • Resident Trauma Surgery Villingen-Schwenningen

09.01.2008 – 31.08.2009

  • Resident Orthopedics Bruderholzspital, Switzerland

01.01.2006 – 30.06.2008

  • Resident Surgical Emergency Department, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Resident in trauma surgery, University Hospital Cologne (incl. 1/2 year research & 1/2 year surgical intensive care)

Further education


  • Further education to become a certified team physician for competitive and elite sports


  • Pediatric Manual Medicine/Sports Osteopathy
  • Specialist for Phys. Medicine/Rehabilitation


  • Medical Osteopathy (degree Doctor of Osteopathy) DAAO
  • Additional qualification in sports medicine


  • Additional designation manual medicine/chirotherapy


  • Additional qualification in emergency medicine
  • Specialist in orthopedics/trauma surgery


01.01.2006 – 06.03.2006:

  • KKSK (Coordination Center for Clinical Studies Cologne): successful application to the DFG of a prospective randomized polytrauma study with third-party funding of 950 000€.

22.09.2003 – 04.07.2004:

  • DAAD scholarship for 1 year BMEP (Biomedical Exchange Program between North America and Europe): Research Assistant in the Laboratory for Experimental Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC (Dr. Griepp)

15.04.2001 – 30.07.2003:

  • Dissertation: "The effects of different procedures of myocardial revascularization on cerebral microperfusion and edema formation in the brain" at the Institute of Neurosurgical Pathopyhsiology, University of Mainz (published in Stroke, 06.12.2007)


01.10.1998 – 25.09.2005:

  • Human medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Practical year

01.08.2005 – 25.09.2005:

  • Orthopedics, Groote Schuur, Cape Town, South Africa

06.06.2005 – 30.07.2005:

  • Orthopedics, School of Medicine Mount Sinai, NYC, USA

14.02.2005 – 03.06.2005:

  • Surgery Kantonspital Münsterlingen, Switzerland

25.10.2004 – 11.02.2005:

  • Internal Medicine Trier


  • Book: "Der Mensch zu schlau zum Überleben", 1st edition 2020: In this book Dr. Meier describes the concept of a holistic view of health, disease and treatment. This includes an understanding of the central and autonomic nervous systems, minerals and trace elements, nutrition, emotions, environmental influences, vaccinations and an analysis of the first 6 months of the "corona crisis". Medicine mainly treats symptoms but does not offer causal solutions. In contrast, this book is full of ways to promote your own health and reverse 97% of chronic diseases. A true guide to taking your health into your own hands.
  • Co-authored book: "Characters of Everyday Life - Guideposts through the Soup of Life", 1st edition 2020: In this book, the authors describe the different characters of everyday life and how they affect us. In particular, each chapter elaborates on the causes of character development and the interpersonal problems that can arise and how to solve them. The book is a guide for anyone who repeatedly finds themselves in similar situations but does not know why. The book is designed to help you get to know yourself and the people around you better, and based on that, make better life choices and improve your quality of life.
  • Long-term outcome of patients treated surgically for traumatic knee dislocation- does the injury pattern matter? Michael T. Hirschmann, Matthias D. Meier, Felix Amsler, Niklaus F. Friederich The Physician and Sports Medicine.2010
  • Optimizing selective cerebral perfusion: deleterious effects of high perfusion pressures. Halstead JC, Meier M, Wurm M, Zhang N, Spielvogel D, Weisz D, Bodian C, Griepp RB. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr;135(4):784 91.PMID: 18374757.
  • Emboli formation rather than inflammatory mediators are responsible for increased cerebral water content after conventional and assisted beating-heart myocardial revascularization in a porcine model. Bierbach B, Meier M, Kasper-König W, Heimann A, Alessandri B, Horstick G, Oelert H, Kempski O. Stroke. 2008 Jan;39(1):213-9. epub 2007 Dec 6.
  • Perfusing the cold brain: optimal neuroprotection for aortic surgery. Halstead JC, Etz C, Meier DM, Zhang N, Spielvogel D, Weisz D, Bodian C, Griepp RB. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep;84(3):768-74; discussion 774.PMID: 17720373.
  • Avoidance of hemodilution during selective cerebral perfusion enhances neurobehavioral outcome in a survival porcine model. Halstead JC, Wurm M, Meier DM, Zhang N, Spielvogel D, Weisz D, Bodian C, Griepp RB. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Sep;32(3):514-20. Epub 2007 Jul.
  • The Fate of the Distal Aorta after Repair of Acute Type A Dissection. Halstead JC, Meier M, Spielvogel D, Bodian C, Wurm M, Shahani R, Griepp RB J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan;133(1):127-35. Epub 2006 Dec 4.
  • Effect of Different Operative Techniques for Myocardial Revascularisation on Haemodynamics and Myocardial Perfusion in a Porcine Model. Bierbach B, Kasper-Koenig W, Haist T, Meier M, Pritzer H, Hahnenkamp U, Horstick G, Kempski O, Oelert H Thorac Cardiov Surg 2005; 53: 103-109
  • Optimal pH Strategy for Selective Cerebral Perfusion. Halstead JC, Spielvogel D, Meier DM, Weisz D, Bodian C, Zhang N, Griepp RB Eur J. Cardiothorac. Surg. 2005 Aug; 28 (2): 266-73; discussion 273
  • Aortic Arch Replacement using a Trifurcated Graft: Simple, Versatile and Safe. Spielvogel D, Halstead JC, Meier M, Kadir I, Lansman SL, Shahani R, Griepp RB Annals Thorac Surg. 2005 Jul; 80(1): 90-5; discussion 95
  • Composite Aortic Root Replacement in Acute Type A dissection: Time to rethink the Indications? Halstead JC, Spielvogel D, Meier M, Rinke S, Bodian C, Malekan R, Erign A, Griepp RB Annals Thorac Surg. 2005 Apr; 27 (4): 626-32; discussion 632-3

In this book, Dr. Meier describes the concept of a holistic view of health, disease and treatment.

About the book

Buchcover Chronische Erkrankungen Rückgängig machen

When did we actually take a wrong turn as a society?
Despite our high medical standards, we are getting sicker and sicker: chronic diseases, premature cell aging and metabolic disorders have reached unprecedented levels.
But why is this so?

English version work in progress.

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