Dr. Johannes Wilkens was born in 1962 and studied theology and medicine. He was medical director of the Alexander von Humboldt geriatric rehabilitation clinic in Bad Steben, also working in private practice and undertaking numerous research projects in homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. He was awarded a scholarship grant by the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation for studies on wound healing, and by the Continental Insurance group for studies on the homeopathic treatment of stroke. He has published numerous articles on homeopathic remedies, and books on key medical themes such as cancer therapy, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, back pain and wound healing. Since 2005 he has been a permanent member of the extended council of Nature and Medicine, the sponsoring association of the Carstens Foundation, and from 2007/8 has been an executive member of GAÄD (The Society of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany).