Alternative healing methods are the focus of “Tatort: Krank”. Neuhauser and Krassnitzer have a clear opinion on homeopathy and the like.
The Viennese investigators Bibi Fellner (Adele Neuhauser, 61) and Moritz Eisner (Harald Krassnitzer, 60) get in the new “Tatort: Krank” (October 25th, 8:15 pm, the first) in a conflict within the health industry: conventional medicine versus alternative Healing methods. So-called “gentle medicine” is very popular in large parts of society. “Over half of the population swallows homeopathic medicines,” says the crime thriller. The main actors Adele Neuhauser and Harald Krassnitzer are also open to the whole thing. “I use alternative methods,” Krassnitzer reveals to the broadcaster.
Harald Krassnitzer swears by traditional Chinese medicine
The reason is quickly found: “Because I have had good experiences with TCM, traditional Chinese medicine,” the Austrian explains. However, he would always consult a classic medical professional. For example, during the flu season, the 60-year-old relies on alternative means. “When it is in circulation, I usually get preventive products from Chinese medicine that at least strengthen the body a little.” These are “herbal granules that are taken as tea.” These would have worked well for him, especially with colds and fevers.
Adele Neuhauser uses homeopathy for colds
Colleague Adele Neuhauser trusts both alternative healing methods and conventional medicine: “Depending on the complaint, I either use one or the other,” she says in an interview. You have had different and mostly positive experiences with homeopathy. “Above all, I treated myself homeopathically for colds. Also my son when he was little.” However, the longing of many people to gently heal illnesses is “shamelessly and cynically exploited in a merciless market,” said Neuhauser.
The methods have limits
According to Krassnitzer, the effectiveness of some methods cannot be dismissed out of hand: “I know a number of hospitals that use acupuncture in painful areas.” However, you have to recognize the limits. “If you have cancer, for example, not just any essence will help. You will have to intervene with medication or perhaps surgery.”
Krassnitzer already experienced the dark side of this industry: “I myself had someone in my circle of friends who only wanted to cure his cancer with alternative means and who came across many charlatans in the process.” And as a result, “probably died long before the time that conventional medicine could have allowed him”.