From one minute to the next, dramatic symptoms of illness appear: dizziness, racing heart, unquenchable thirst and an inexplicable swelling of the body. After some time it gets better. But the next day, the symptoms start all over again. No doctor can help. The clinics contradict each other in their diagnoses. Finally, the patient is left alone with her suffering, with the conclusion that it is a psychological problem. In "Body Chaos" Christina Ellermann describes her own fate. She herself is an alternative practitioner and realizes more and more that behind all the threatening and insidious signs of illness there must be something more serious than hysteria. In the form of a diary, the book describes not only the odyssey through doctors' offices and hospitals, the helpless and sometimes cynical way in which conventional medicine often deals with the suffering of those seeking help, the reader is also taken on a search for the origin of a mysterious and rare disease. An almost criminalistic search for clues takes its course... Along the way, one learns a lot about the various functions of the human body, about the mode of action of curative therapies and about the daily struggle with the ailments of a compromised health. But also something about the power of confidence.