Exploring International Cancer Clinics

(Note from Cynthia): I assembled the following clinic reports for information purposes while working at the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine (NFAM) between 1999 and 2003. The information they contain was valid as of January 2003, but many details will no doubt have changed since then. These reports may be updated as time is available but you will need to contact the clinics directly and obtain a great deal more information if you are seriously interested in pursuing options outside the U.S. These reports are in no way an endorsement of any facilities, therapies or practitioners.

Please note that the information these reports contain may be seriously out of date and no longer valid as of late 2007. Use them as a starting point for your research only. I hope the information is educational and helpful. I would also strongly suggest obtaining a referral from one of the five organizations that specialize in alternative & complementary cancer treatment information.

Hufeland Klinik for Holistic Immunotherapy--Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Hippocrates Health Institute--West Palm Beach Florida, USA
Optimum Health Center--San Diego/Austin, USA
Paracelsus Klinik--Lustmuehle, Switzerland

CHIPSA--Tijuana, Mexico coming soon...
Burzynski Institute--Houston, Texas, USA coming soon...
Pizza Clinic--Bologna, Italy coming soon...
Sanoviv--Baja California, Mexico coming soon...
Humlegaarden--Humlebaek, Denmark coming soon...
Neue Wicker Kliniken--Bad Nauheim, Germany coming soon...
St. George Hospital--Bad Aibling, Germany coming soon...
Health Center of Lisbon--Lisbon, Portugal coming soon...

Hufeland Klinik for Holistic Immunotherapy

Note: The "best case"series retrospective review described below at its inception, was subsequently published in the peer reviewed journal, "Integrative Cancer Therapies" in June 2005. The name of the article is Cancer Outcomes at the Hufeland (Complementary/Alternative Medicine) Klinik: A Best-Case Series Review

The link for the journal is http://ict.sagepub.com.  There may be a cost to view it.  You should be aware that one of the requirements of a best case series study protocol involved obtaining the original pathology slides or radiology films to validate the cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, many of Hufeland's cases were disqualified because these original slides or films were no longer available, had degraded in quality beyond usability, or proved extremely difficult to obtain by Columbia University. You should also know that Dr. Woeppel is now deceased, however I am told that his protocols and teachings are being carried on by his appointed successor.

(The clinic report that follows was created between 1999 and 2003 and some information will no longer be valid.)



Hufeland Klinik for Holistic Immunotherapy

Loeffelstelzer Str. 1-3 D-97980 Bad Mergentheim
Phone: 011 49-7931-5360 (best times are Mon/Thur 10AM-12 or 3-5PM, German time, which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)
Ask to speak with Mrs. Gabriele Woeppel, Mrs. Johanna Bankoff or Mrs. Birgit Schrott
FAX: 011 49-7931-8185 Website: www.hufeland.com (there is an English version available - click on the icon in the corner). Also see www.drwoeppel.de (in English)
Email: WDrwoeppel@aol.com



Wolfgang Woeppel, MD, three other physicians are on staff and work under the direction of Dr. Woeppel.



The Hufeland Clinic is in Bad Mergentheim, a picturesque medieval town, with powerful and well-known healing springs.  It is situated 40 km south of Wurzburg.  The nearest airports are Stuttgart or Frankfurt, Germany. Train service is also available from either city to Bad Mergentheim.



The Hufeland Clinic "best case&" retrospective study series is currently being conducted following a review by Columbia University in New York. NFAM staff have completed site visits, interviewed patients, and a NFAM physician has made patient rounds with Dr. Woeppel.

There are 27 charts in the best case series, at this point complete records have been received on ten of these. The first 16 cases are:

  • Metastasized melanoma by primary tumor
  • Boeck sarcoidosis
  • Metastasized ovarian cancer with persisting peritoneal cancer after polychemotherapy
  • Metastatic breast cancer with lung metastases
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Metastasized breast cancer with bone metastases; external skin cancer; lymph node metastases
  • Ewings sarcoma and lung cancer
  • Small cell bronchial cancer with brain metastases
  • Ovarian cancer with peritoneal cancer
  • Metastasized signet cell cancer with peritoneal cancer
  • Behr’s disease/Astrocytoma Grade II
  • Extensive lymphogenic and hepatic metastasized colon cancer with inoperable liver metastases
  • Extensive right frontal glioblastoma multiforme, WHO Grade IV
  • Breast cancer
  • Metastasized ovarian cancer with lung and liver metastases
  • Extensive lymphogenic metastasized coecum cancer

NOTE:The following description of potential best cases is preliminary in that the final determination about these cases has not been completed by Columbia University. Final and validated study results may be available summer/fall 2002.  Of the ten best case charts currently included in the Columbia review, the following evaluation is available as of May 2001:

As of May 2001, the Hufeland Clinic “best case series” is still a work in progress. There are 10 cases under review at Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (www.ccc.columbia.edu). Columbia University has vast resources and depth of expertise to dedicate to this review; it is a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center. The cases are all being reviewed by Columbia's pathology and radiology departments. The process is being coordinated under the direction of oncologist Victor Grann, MD. Most of the cases are currently undergoing review of the radiologic images. The pathology slides have been reviewed and validated in 6 of the 10 (the other 4 slides have not been obtained yet). NFAM's intention is to publish the best case series when the review is completed.

The first 3 patients in the series had anaplastic astrocytomas of the brain.

The first was a 5 year old boy, whose tumor extended into the optic nerves and central brain areas and so was unresectable, but after treatment at Hufeland he has been in a long term remission for the past 15 years.

The second was a 42 year old man whose tumor recurred after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and was unresectable on the second operation. Tumor was present on CT scan in October of 1988 when he started treatment at the Hufeland clinic. Since then the tumor resolved and he remained in complete remission for 8 years before dying of a stroke (final CT scan of the head showed no brain tumor recurrence).

The third was a 52 year old woman with glioblastoma multiforme (which Columbia's pathologist read as "anaplastic astrocytoma versus glioblastoma multiforme"), recurrent after chemo, radiation and surgical extirpation, who went into remission following Dr. Woeppel's treatment. She lived in good condition until 6 years later when she died of a progressive toxic meninges dystrophy as a consequence of the radiation therapy she had received.

The fourth patient was a 15 year old boy who had a malignant glioma of the pineal gland in the brain diagnosed in 1982. The tumor was unresectable and became progressive despite radiation therapy in the 4 months after biopsy October 1982, but went into long term remission after starting Dr. Woeppel's treatment January 1983. He is alive and well today.

The fifth patient had colon cancer with multiple unresectable liver metastases diagnosed 1995, with a long term remission. He is alive and well today.

The sixth patient was a 59 year old man who had transitional cell bladder cancer diagnosed July of 1989, with a mass in the bladder obstructing the right ureter. In this case radical cystectomy and chemotherapy were refused by the patient. Long term remission occurred after treatment at Hufeland. He is alive and well today.

Two cases of ovarian cancer are under evaluation: one is a 37 year old woman with papillary serous ovarian carcinoma, who was 1st treated with high dose chemotherapy and then stem cell transplant, but then developed metastases to pleura and a mediastinal node.  She is in remission now after treatment at Hufeland. (She also was receiving another concurrent treatment [AK 125] at the University Clinic Bonn. It is not known if this can produce remission in ovarian cancer, but we are looking into it.) This may or may not turn out to be a best case.

The other ovarian cancer patient had adenopapillary ovarian carcinoma, with recurrent cancer in the abdomen following chemotherapy, and finally whole abdominal radiation therapy. She presented to the Hufeland clinic age 44 in 1987 after peritoneal carcinomatosis had been diagnosed by laparoscopy and biopsy. She went into remission following treatment at Hufeland, and reported excellent quality of life for the following 12 years. Then in January of 1999 she developed cancer in the kidneys and the pancreas (for which she was at increased risk due to the previous chemotherapy and whole abdominal radiation therapy), and died August 1999.

There are two patients in the series (the 9th and 10th) with metastatic malignant melanoma. One was a 57 year old woman, whose primary melanoma was on the arm. Twice she had to have operations to remove large tumors in the intestines due to metastatic melanoma (June 1989 and October 1990), but then in March of 1991, she developed a large inoperable pelvic mass severely narrowing the rectum and right ureter. She began treatment at the Hufeland clinic June 7, 1991, and after some time had complete relief of the pain and constipation. She went into complete remission and remained free of melanoma until she died April 1997, possibly due to recurrence to the base of the brain--there was no autopsy.

The other melanoma patient developed frequent skin recurrences in the thigh every 1-2 months following the resection of the primary from the skin of the thigh. He then developed metastases to the subcutaneous fat and inguinal nodes, which recurred locally after resection, and became unresectable, with several masses in the thigh and inguinal areas as large as 4 cm in 1992. He also went into lasting remission after treatment at Hufeland. He is alive and well today.

In addition, there is a case of a patient with mesothelioma which we will be reviewing which is probably a best case because a large tumor mass in the chest completely resolved with treatment at Hufeland, however this case is disappointing in that the patient relapsed within a year or two.

Note that in none of these cases was any conventional treatment used concurrently, either at Hufeland or elsewhere, once treatment at Hufeland began. No interferon or interleukin II was used in the melanoma patients. Since the definition of a best case excludes those treated with conventional agents which are known to affect the disease, hormonally responsive tumors, such as breast and prostate cancers which are often treated at Hufeland with hormonal therapy, cannot be studied by the best case series methodology. Dr. Woeppel showed us, for example, 3 cases of breast cancer with excellent outcomes, but these do not qualify as best cases because of his use of hormonal therapy, and in one case, low dose chemotherapy.

Because of the large number of well-documented potential best cases at this clinic, NFAM is impressed that the treatment at the Hufeland clinic may be effective treatment even in advanced cancer, and is worthy of further study. We hope to publish the findings of the best case series as soon as the validation at Columbia is completed.

Dr. Woeppel and NFAM have proposed to conduct a phase II trial of the treatment of a series (15-30 patients) with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive brain malignancy with the worst prognosis, at Hufeland. The study would be run by Columbia University, who would oversee the trial design, validate the findings, and analyze the data. We are currently seeking funding for this prospective study.


PROSPECTIVE STUDY PROTOCOL (currently under consideration)

Two prospective trials have currently been proposed and arrangements are pending:  the first study on 15-30 patients with metastatic unresectable malignant melanoma and the second study on 15-30 patients with recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme or malignant astrocytoma of the brain.  In each case tumor response will be the primary endpoint of the study.  Data on quality of life and survival will also be collected.  Columbia University in New York will provide the epidemiological services to conduct the study and analyze the results.  These studies will not be randomized, and there will be no control group.  It is hoped that response rates will be significant enough to justify a large randomized controlled study in the future.

These tumor types were selected for study because Hufeland’s best case series includes cases of them, because Hufeland’s protocol does not include conventional agents in their treatment (unlike breast and prostate).  In each, the median survival time is short enough to expect results within two years.  The  results of this study, if positive, would have vast implications for cancer medicine and would call for further study.


PHILOSOPHY OF TREATMENT (from Hufeland Clinic)

The Clinic's philosophy is that a disease is not only the disorder of a single organ, but an expression of a comprehensive disorder of the whole person in unity of body and soul.  Holistic therapy is oriented to the individual causes that are believed to have led to the disease.  Only when one eliminates as much as possible these causal factors can the healing power of nature develop to its fullest. Such a therapy neither fights against nature, nor destroys a person’s immune system.

This treatment is based on a well-established concept developed by Dr. Josef Issels, a well-known German physician. It is predominantly a biological approach which rebuilds the body’s immune system. It is believed that so called “causal factors” of various kinds can weaken particular organ systems, especially the immune system.  If cancer grows in a weakened body, it finds an environment in which it is able to grow and develop easily.  Without resistance, the cancer develops into a tumor, produces metastases, and weakens the entire organism.  The cancerous tumor is thought to be only the symptom of a serious general chronic diseases.  If the tumor is removed, only the symptom is gone.  The disease is not cured and continues to exist.



Maximum number of patients: 53 inpatient
Dr. Woeppel started his Hospital in 1985 and has treated over 4000 inpatients, plus additional outpatients. The holistic program carried out at the Clinic includes:

  • Biological basic treatment for detoxification and regeneration by stimulating detoxifying functions of liver, kidneys and intestines with the unique healing springs of the Spa of Bad Mergentheim, by homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, multistep-oxygen-therapy and ozone therapy.
  • Special lacto-vegetarian diet to develop the healing influence of metabolism, allowing (but not encouraging) one serving of meat per week.
  • Immunotherapy to strengthen the body’s natural defense mechanisms using fever therapy, thymus extract, biological response modifiers, hyperthermia (local and whole body).
  • Psycho-Spiritual therapies to strengthen the person’s will to heal.  Art, dance, music and meditation are part of the mind/body treatment approach.
  • Careful conventional treatments when necessary, and all conventional diagnostic methods
  • Examination of teeth using a pan tomogram with suggested corrective measures, as it is believed that the most important and dangerous foci (an inflammatory process which can exert remote negative effects on other organs or systems) for cancer patients can be in the teeth and/or tonsils.




The cost of treatment includes doctor's consultations, medical treatment, ECG, laboratory findings, medicines within the basic treatment, room and board, etc.totals approximately 530-DM (Deutschemark) per day in the clinic.  Without room and board, the cost is approximately 450-DM per day during treatment.  In U.S. dollars this is approximately $250-300 per day, including treatments, exams and room and board. Extra medical services (used only if necessary), such as consultations with other specialists (dentist, etc.), or scans or hospitalization are an additional charge. A deposit of 8000-DM is required upon arrival and then every 4 weeks. Only cash and travelers checks are accepted. You will need to bring all documents relating to your illness, including physician's records, x-rays, and laboratory findings.

The Clinic only accepts patients who are not too weak and are ambulatory. When a patient is severely weakened, or suffers from jaundice or needs parenteral nutrition, treatment at the Clinic may not be possible. Also, it does not accept patients suffering from leukemia, AIDS, acute infectious diseases or serious heart conditions.

Note: A biological treatment will take time to feel its effect. After the intensive phase, therapy must be continued at home in cooperation with the personal physician. Upon leaving the Clinic, a plan is given for therapy at home.  Usually at least 3-6 weeks is needed for treatment at the Clinic. Advanced cases (those with metastases and/or no further possibility of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy) may need 2 months.




The Clinic treats malignant diseases of all kinds and stages, even if there are metastases in liver, lung or bones.  It also treats patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those who are susceptible to infections, patients with digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, arteriosclerosis, systemic lupus, sarcoidosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome.



Stimulation of the detoxifying functions of the liver, kidneys and intestines using the healing springs of Bad Mergentheim

  • “Bloodwash” with special ozone therapy (2X/week)
  • Infusions with peroxide
  • Optimizing metabolism by multistep-oxygen therapy (special method created by M.V.Ardenne)
  • Regeneration and activation of body’s defense system by means of thymus extract, mistletoe extract infusions, administering of antigens, trace elements, vitamins and minerals
  • Proteolytic enzymes to eliminate pathologic immune complexes
  • Active fever therapy to induce production of interferons and other modifiers of the immune system, sometimes administered simultaneously with low-dose chemotherapy.
  • Whole body hyperthermia
  • Localized hyperthermia (for liver metastases and others). Therapies with biological response modifiers and homeopathic medicines or medicines made from plants
  • Cleaning of the bowel using colon hydro-therapy
  • Regeneration of the intestinal flora with special diet and microbiological therapy
  • Neural therapy and acupuncture
  • Special electrotherapy
  • Psycho-Spiritual stabilization, using conversations, individual and group; depth relaxation (only in German at this point);  respiratory feedback; group meditation; visualization (O. Carl Simonton method); color and art therapy including painting; blindfolded sculpting in clay; group singing
  • Specific treatment of cancer with surgery, low-dose chemotherapy or hormones, if urgently needed to halt tumor growth. Chemotherapy, when used, usually employs a single agent in lower than conventional doses, or briefer duration, sometimes combined with fever therapy.  On rare occasions radiation therapy is recommended but not given onsite. Adjuvant radiation not generally recommended.  Hormonal therapy is often used.
  • Pain treatment as needed

Diagnostics include a thorough internal examination, laboratory tests, electrocardiogram, sonography, endoscopy, radiodiagnostic, X-rays, NMR, CT, various other specialists available.

Hippocrates Health Institute: A Life Change Boot Camp

Hippocrates Health Institute
1443 Palmdale Court, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411
Phone 561-471-8876 or 800-842-2125 (Reservations only)
Email: hippocrates@worldnet.att.net
Website:  www.hippocratesinst.org

Note from Cynthia: While at the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, I wrote a report on Hippocrates based on information I was given by one of our physicians who visited the Institute for an evaluation.  I was very impressed with one of the statements he reported from Director, Brian Clement:  “30-40% of what we do here is psychological...”  As I have come to realize even more the importance of his statement, I knew that Hippocrates should be included in this e-book.

Are You Ready to Love Yourself Enough to Give Yourself Optimal Health?

When people call Hippocrates to ask what the Institute’s “cure” rates are and what therapies will be used to cure them, they receive a response that may be eye-opening:  “We do not cure you; you are responsible for your own life and your own healing.  But, we can help guide and support you in this.”  According to Clement, this approach filters out up to 90% of the people who contact Hippocrates.  The remaining 10% are a courageous lot who are ready and willing to learn to heal themselves and who will submit whole-heartedly to the Institute’s intensive regimen.  Hippocrates has many seriously ill persons arrive on their doorstep as the last stop on a downhill journey of disease progression.  Many are advanced cancer patients for whom conventional medicine has failed to provide a cure. 

Hippocrates is a non-profit organization, founded by health-pioneer Ann Wigmore and currently under the leadership of Co-Directors Brian and Anna Maria Clement. The basic protocol at Hippocrates is the “Life Change” program.  If taken in its entirety, it is 3 weeks long and includes raw vegan food, fresh green juices including wheatgrass juice, 30 hours of classes weekly, blood tests, a personal health consultation with a physician, live blood cell analysis, a personalized program by one of the health administrators, exercise facilities, yoga, tai chi, chi gong, personalized electro-magnetic/vibrational medicine therapy, one massage weekly and one colonic per visit.  All of this is included in the basic program cost.  There are also extra services such as spa treatments, hyperbaric oxygen, some I.V. treatments, or extra private psychotherapy beyond the group sessions, that are available at an extra cost.  But the basic program is complete and when fully embraced, is all one needs for beginning the healing journey.

The program cost also includes lifetime counseling by either email or fax. 

An Interview with Co-Director Brian Clement

I spoke with Brian about the Hippocrates philosophy and Life Change program.  He has been involved in the natural health movement for 35 years now, the last 18 years at Hippocrates in Florida in his current position as Co-Director.  He is a sought-after lecturer worldwide and has spent a great deal of time studying with international scientists, physicians and clinics regarding natural methods of healing. He spends up to 2 months a year traveling, lecturing and studying.  Brian and his wife, Anna Maria, are the Co-Directors of Hippocrates.  Anna Maria, also a very experienced health educator, was formerly in charge of the largest natural health facility in Sweden. 

There is a great deal of information available about the Hippocrates regimen of raw food and the rest of the physical program.  Call the Institute and request an information packet. But of greatest interest for this report was Brian’s explanation of the Institute’s focus on mental and emotional balance.  He began with a very powerful statement:  “I am 100% clear that ALL healing requires the psychological aspects to be dealt with.”  I cannot get people to do this program unless they like themselves, love themselves, unless they know who they are and where in life they’re going.  This can only be sparked through emotional work and a change in mental attitude.”  He even went so far as to offer, “If you did everything perfect physically, followed the perfect diet, and you did not address the mental and emotional aspects of an illness, you would not make it.”  You might live longer and suffer less, but you wouldn’t make it.”  These are strong words coming from someone who has worked with many thousands of very sick people over several decades.

Based on that level of understanding, the Institute has a staff of three psychotherapists, all with different backgrounds and styles.  Brian has structured it this way so that he can match the different personalities of guests with an appropriate counseling style and recommend the right therapist when he feels a particular guest needs individual help—something that happens quite often.  For example, some guests will do better with a strong, direct therapeutic style; some with a softer more pastoral style; and some may prefer to work with a therapist who has been in their shoes, has healed from a long-term chronic disease and is now committed to helping others.  Brian noted that approximately 50-70% of all guests see a therapist privately during their visit—this is strongly encouraged as integral to the healing experience.

Brian also offered an interesting metaphor for the human journey that he shares with guests.  It portrays humanity as a sailboat on the sea of life.  Making up the structure of the boat are the physical aspects of life and good health, such as food, exercise, shelter.  The water surrounding the boat is the emotions.  Depending upon our personal perception, the water can be calm or stormy; it can take the form of a pond, a lake, a river or an ocean.  And finally, the wind that fills our sails is the spiritual aspect of life. 

Hippocrates is constantly seeking to upgrade its program; as new information or technology becomes available, some program components may be modified or changed.  Brian referred to the availability of a number of electro-magnetic frequency devices for guests, and he adds to these as new technologies are discovered and proven effective for various conditions. 

He also mentioned that Hippocrates attempts to be non-elitist.  There are various levels of accommodations, including some off-site shared housing that is quite inexpensive. Even the least expensive housing option includes the complete Life Change program.  Also, approximately 70% of all guests eventually return for a refresher course.  The Institute also tries to accommodate very sick persons and if it is full with no vacancies and there is a critical situation, they will occasionally request an alumnus to reschedule his or her return visit.  The highest number of guests that can be accommodated at one time is 60 because of the personal interaction the Clements prefer to have with each guest.  They don’t feel they can increase capacity and maintain the quality of service.

Brian has been very encouraged with the arrival of a Physician/Post-Doctoral fellow in Cancer Epidemiology from the Columbia University School of Public Health to begin to scientifically document the results Hippocrates is having with cancer patients.  Guests will be followed for 12 weeks and certain immune markers and an inflammatory marker will be monitored over this time period.  The results should be available at some point in the future, but the date is unknown yet.  Check the website for this.

Other Life Change Program Details

The Life Change program is ongoing, so guests can start on any Sunday afternoon. Check out is Saturday by 11AM unless one is staying for multiple weeks. This is a 3 week program and any number of weeks can be taken, however it will take the full 3 weeks to get all the information.  The Institute is unusually accommodating and children are welcome with a caregiver.  Even pets are allowed as long as a guest has a private room and the pet is caged when unattended.  There is a $150 pet deposit.  The program is fairly intense, with activities, classes, meals, meditation, evening lectures etc. scheduled from 7AM in the morning to 8PM in the evening.  In other words, not much time is going to be spent in one’s room.

The basic philosophy of Hippocrates is based on the diet and detoxification program developed by the visionary health-pioneer, Ann Wigmore.  Over the years the Life Change program has evolved into its present form which the Institute calls “the definitive blueprint for people’s transitions into a healthier lifestyle.” 

“Here, guests from all over the world actively participate in their quest for self-improvement under the expert guidance of our knowledgeable and compassionate staff.  They enjoy our state-of-the-art therapeutic facilities, the exceptional skills of our mind/body therapists, the tantalizing daily buffet of organic, enzyme-rich foods, and lectures on life principles.”

The nutrition program is referred to as a “New Era of HOPE.”  HOPE refers to Hormones, Oxygen, Phytochemicals and Enzymes:  all important  constitutents of the vegan raw diet that create an ideal chemistry within the body for healing disease and enhancing wellness.

There is also a board-certified oncologist on staff because so many seriously ill guests seek out Hippocrates in the late stages of their disease.  Hippocrates differs from Optimum Health Institute in this, as Brian explained that they feel duty-bound to provide medical care because of large number of very sick or dying patients who seek them out.

HHI Classes:  Within the 30 hours of weekly classes are the following titles, relating directly to mental and emotional issues:  Internal Awareness, Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Management, Visualization and Positive Thinking, The Root Cause of Disease, Exploring Body Messages, the Healing Circle and others.  Brian also explained that much of his lectures, even when they concern physical body topics, are integrated with mental and emotional perspectives.  The Clements teach many of the classes themselves.  There is a complete list of classes on the website.

Costs:  Costs vary a great deal depending on the type of accommodation that is chosen.  The complete Life Change program is always the same for everyone.  The 2004 rates range from $1200/1 week, $2200/2 weeks, $3000/3 weeks for a day student (who stays somewhere off campus on their own) all the way up to $9900 for 3 weeks in a luxurious grande suite in the Hacienda or a private cottage by the lake with sunken tub, screened patio or balcony, or Jacuzzi.  There are various housing options in between these two levels.  Another reasonable option is $3900 for 3 weeks in a shared room with shared bath in a dormitory-style house located just outside the property, but within an easy walk. 

Location:  Hippocrates is located on 30 plus acres of tropical woodland near the edge of West Palm Beach, Florida.  It is within an easy car commute to the ocean. The main building is the Hacienda, designed in a grand Mexican Villa style, and this is where most group activities take place. There are various other buildings and guest houses scattered throughout the property. 

There are four ozonated pools (without chlorine or chemicals) open 24 hours/day, including one with sea salt minerals, a whirlpool hot tub, a sauna, and access to numerous health restoration machines or devices, open to all.  Guests have unlimited access to the fitness center and self-help wheatgrass juice bar, 24 hours a day as well.

A small onsite store offers juicers, food supplements, natural cosmetics, body care, health gadgets, books, videos and some organic clothing.  These are available online as well.

The nearest airport is Palm Beach International, which is 10 minutes away, but guests can also fly into Ft. Lauderdale or Miami International.

The Oasis Spa:  Located in the Therapy Building, the Spa offers an extensive menu of services.  It is open to the surrounding communities as well, but there are reduced prices for Hippocrates guests.  Services include the usual massage, reflexology, shiatsu, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, facials and cellulite/bodywrap treatments.  In addition, acupuncture, private yoga therapy, and vibrational energy therapy using light and sound are also available. 

Private PsychoTherapy is Strongly Encouraged:  The option of private Mind/Body Psychotherapy sessions is offered.  These sessions are based on the theories of psychoneuroimmunology and are described as “drawing on various deep feeling and body-focused techniques, as appropriate for your situation.  Unlock and safely release painful memories, catastrophic conclusions of childhood, and unexpressed emotions.  Empower yourself with new life-affirming choices.” 

There is more information about Hippocrates therapist, Andy Bernay-Roman, RN, MS, LMHC available at the following link:  www.deepfeeling.com and an interview with him is included in this report.  Andy has also written a book available at www.amazon.com called:  “Deep Feeling, Deep Healing; the Heart and Soul of Getting Well,” that includes many stories about how he works with guests at Hippocrates.  The other primary therapist at Hippocrates is a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed clinical social worker, and has masters degrees in both philosophy and theology. 

These therapists are an extraordinary onsite resource for guests to have available to begin to address the mental and emotional causes underlying much chronic disease. 

Health Educator Program:   Health Educator Certification Programs are offered three times per year. The schedule is nine weeks for new students and six weeks for alumni who have already completed the three week Life Change Program and do not wish to repeat it.  This is an intensive exploration of the Living Foods Lifestyle.  Students not only "walk the talk", but they experience detoxification and recharging on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. They explore and expand perceptions of themselves as individuals worthy of actualizing personal life goals and leave the course with the confidence, clarity and focus to create abundance and joy in their lives. Classes include Art therapy, Herbology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Massage Therapy, The History of Living Foods, Positive Thinking, Enzymatic Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology. All courses provide regeneration and balance for the body, emotions, and mind.

The Tuition for the nine-week program is $5,450.00 and the six-week program is $4,350.00.  These prices do not include housing or books.  The course can be taken by those who wish to practice, or are already practicing as healthcare providers—or for anyone who wants to improve his or her personal health and help family and friends. Since its inception, the Health Educator Program has graduated students from 25 countries.

An Interview with Gayle, Age 48, Breast Cancer Patient

Gayle has been to Hippocrates five times now, as she has worked on healing her metastatic breast cancer.  At one point she had at least 18 tumors throughout her body, including her liver, lungs and neck.  By conventional standards, her prognosis was bleak at best, yet she is now nearly cancer free with only one small spot remaining on her left lung.  Gayle was extremely open and enthusiastically shared her story, in the hope that it would empower other cancer patients to make the decision to take action and do whatever it takes to heal themselves.  Her story is just one of dozens like it that have been included on the “Testimonials Board” (a bulletin board with personal stories of healing submitted by guests) at Hippocrates.  Gayle estimated that there are literally hundreds of cancer patients who have come to Hippocrates over the years and healed themselves, yet this is not a statistic that the Institute can publicize, for fear of legal reprisal.

Six years ago, Gayle had an extremely stressful life.  Her high-pressure job required over a two hour commute daily, she never saw her family, she was depressed and had begun to quit taking care of herself physically.  When her breast cancer was diagnosed, Gayle saw an oncologist and did the conventional therapies.  She then came to Hippocrates to detoxify her body, but she did very little else while there.  In other words, she focused almost entirely on the physical aspects.  She visited several more times over the ensuing years, always looking to the diet and physical therapies to keep her disease in check. 

She succeeded in keeping her cancer under control until a traumatic situation with her teenage son happened.  He began to have trouble with the law, was out of control and had to be committed to a “lockdown” type of boarding facility for rehabilitating young persons.  Gayle felt she had abandoned her son and described this as one of the most painful times of her life.  She agonized over sending him away and then struggled with hearing his pleas to come home.  Soon after this, she found that her cancer had returned with a vengeance, with many more areas of her body now showing tumor growth--at least 18 more tumors were counted.  Her oncologist recommended chemotherapy once a week for the next 6 months. 

At this point, Gayle returned to Hippocrates, determined to embrace the complete Life Change program 100% and to do whatever emotional work was required!  She now began to do intensive psychological work with psychotherapist Andy Roman, seeing him two or three times a week for the six weeks she was there.  She credits this emotional work as being extremely difficult, but probably the critical component of her success this time.  

Gayle began to explore how the loss of her mother at age six triggered major feelings of abandonment in her psyche.  She embraced her feelings, allowed their expression and began to heal in a dramatic fashion.  She remarked how amazed she was at the level of fear that was attached to keeping her emotions repressed.  She recalled one especially powerful therapy session of emotional release when she said out loud to herself as she left the session, exhausted but at peace, “I can breathe!”  It just came out. 

Gayle also shared that she began to regularly attend the “Healing Circles” class at Hippocrates, during which Andy Roman worked experientially with several guests while the others observed.  She remarked how lucky she was to have a supportive husband, because the stories she often heard from others portrayed a very different situation.  Some guests were forced to endure constant criticism and judgment from family members who continued to try to force them to make conventional choices and abandon their commitment to natural healing methods.

When she returned home and visited one of her oncologists, Gayle remarked, “His jaw just dropped open when he saw me.  Mind you, I looked great, I was tan, I was exercising every day, I looked the picture of health.  He really didn’t expect to ever see me again.”  Her tests revealed that 97% of her cancer had now disappeared.  “What did you do,” he asked, “Did you go to Sloan-Kettering?”  She smiled and told him exactly what she had done, but he took no notes and she knew that none of this would ever be shared with another patient.  She added sadly, “And I know several of his patients who were just like me….”

Gayle's original oncologist (not the one described in the preceding paragraph), a female physician who had decided to leave oncology for general practice, actually accompanied Gayle on her next visit to Hippocrates and participated in the program—just to find out what was causing these amazing results!

Gayle wanted to make a final point for other cancer patients. She had made the decision that she needed to completely separate herself from her normal life last winter, to devote all her mental, emotional and physical energy to healing.  During that time she made arrangements to temporarily live in California, she used email only, she took no phone calls, she put all her many social and job commitments on hold, she exercised and ate raw every day—and she ultimately discovered that almost all the tumors in her body had dissolved away in the process.  Gayle said she wanted to encourage other patients to have the courage to change their lives if they need to—no matter how difficult this may be.  Take a second mortgage or borrow if you must, change locations, release commitments, distance yourself from unsupportive family and friends and find the courage to work on the mental and emotional aspects of your disease.  In other words, become empowered enough to do whatever it takes to create the energy and optimal situation for healing your life and your illness.

Optimum Health Institute (OHI)

Optimum Health Institute - San Diego 6970 Central Avenue, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 Phone:  800-993-4325 www.optimumhealth.org

Optimum Health Institute - Austin 265 Cedar Lane, Cedar Creek, TX 87612 Phone: 512-303-4817 www.optimumhealth.org

From Cynthia: I first learned about OHI from an exceptional cancer survivor who was part of the Education Advisory Committee at the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine.  OHI was the first stop on her healing journey, where she stabilized and began to heal her late stage IV pancreatic cancer.  She has continued to return at least once a year and to enthusiastically recommend it to others who ask her how she created her miracle of healing.  Based on her recommendation, I visited OHI San Diego myself several years ago. I was impressed with the quality of the classes, the enthusiasm and caring of the staff, and the incredible value OHI represents for the very ill individuals who definitely require a multi-week stay.  At OHI, many who would not be normally be able to afford a residential healing program have the opportunity to participate.  I came away wishing there were more OHI’s around the country so many more people could use them on a regular basis.

A Serious Health-Building Lifestyle Program Embracing Body, Mind & Spirit

The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) has a very simple philosophy that it communicates clearly throughout all components of the program:  The body is a self-cleansing, self-healing organism when it is given the proper tools to work with.  These tools include a raw organic diet, freshly juiced wheatgrass, maximum fluid intake, exercise to encourage lymphatic drainage and energy movement, colon cleansing and the detoxification of mind and emotions.  OHI promotes whole person healing and their program emphasizes self-discipline and the value of taking responsibility for oneself. 

The Institute strongly emphasizes the need for mental and emotional detoxification as key components for optimal healing and wellness.  This is not suggested to be a “quick fix” solution to chronic or degenerative illness, and a 3-6 month commitment to this type of whole-person protocol is minimal in order for deep changes in the body to manifest and stabilize.

There are no medical personnel available at OHI, because this program does not provide medical treatments, health evaluations or health recommendations.  All persons, regardless of health status, follow the same standard diet (with slight modifications) and detoxification program and are responsible for their own care while participating.  Since this is not a treatment protocol but a natural health-building lifestyle program, many different diseases and stages of wellness are present in those participating in the program.   No discussion of type of illness is ever mentioned in the registration process; in fact it is requested during orientation that one’s reason for being at the Institute not be discussed with others at all.  OHI teaches that there are no diseases, simply different “health opportunities.” 

"Healing circles," generally only taking 3-5 minutes or so, are held before every meal, creating a real sense of community among guests. The feeling of connection from being in a supportive and caring community is no doubt also an important part of the healing process. 

The Optimum Health Institute is a non-profit organization and a non-denominational mission of the Free Sacred Trinity Church, based on the ancient Essene tradition.  Don’t let the term “church” mislead you; this is not a religious program in the least and even the spiritual aspects of the program are made more accessible by the substitution of certain phrases and words, such as the term “alpha technique’ rather than meditation.  OHI sees its mission as helping people reconnect with their “Source,” no matter how they view that Source.

An Interview with One of OHI’s Founders: Pam Nees

Pam has been at Optimum Health since it’s inception in 1976 and she is now the last surviving founder.  In its 30 years of operation, she notes that well over 75,000 individuals have visited the Institute and been transformed in some way.  She emphasized that visitors are definitely “guests” and not “patients” and are treated as valued guests. 

Pam feels strongly that self-responsibility is integral to the success people achieve: “We are responsible and accountable to every cell in our bodies for the choices we make.”  She describes many guests as arriving “fragmented” and out of balance. “What OHI tries to do,” she explained, “is to try to pull the pieces back together again, to integrate each of them back into a truly wholistic being. “  Over the years, she has witnessed many miraculous results in healing the hearts, minds and bodies of visitors.  Of course the physical healing is always the most obvious and dramatic, but the mental, emotional and spiritual healing happens just as often.  Pam remarked that the OHI protocol is so “low-tech” that people can’t believe the results can be as profound as they are.  She went on, “It’s so simple, people don’t believe it can really work.”  But it does, sometimes in ways that are nothing short of magical.

Interestingly, in agreement with other discussions within these chapters, Pam noted that she has observed the same pattern of a very stressful or traumatic event happening 18-24 months before cancer manifests in an individual.  She often asks guests what was happening in their lives during this time period to get them to think about this.  She has also observed the extremely high levels of stress many people are dealing with in today’s world and how OHI attempts to teach them how to lessen its impact or release much of it.

Pam explained that since there are no healthcare professionals on staff, guests are required to be in contact with their own doctors or other healthcare providers while at OHI.  This is because of the rapid body changes that occur during serious detoxification.  She noted that the need for prescription medication is generally diminished very quickly and many times dosages need to be reduced, sometimes significantly so. 

Key to Lifestyle Changes and Healing:  OHI’s 40 Classes Each Week

The Optimum Health Institute recognizes the importance of educating guests in how to change their lives, lessen stress, embrace a healthier diet, detox their bodies, balance their emotions and attain a more positive mental attitude.  For this, they offer 40 classes every week.  Of the 40, 14 are directly concerned with mental, emotional and spiritual healing; the rest are related to diet, instruction in food preparation, physical detoxification and exercise.  Titles for the 14 include “Your Life is a Gift, Mind/Body Connection, Advanced Alpha Technique, Emotional Detoxification, Mental Detoxification, ‘You’ Validation, Self Esteem” and others.   A group toning class is especially powerful. There is a formal “Release Ceremony” held each week, during which all those who wish to let go of anything in their lives (including an illness, relationship, job or anything else) write the message on a paper and then during the ceremony all the papers are burned together—quite a powerful symbolic ritual. 

The Diet and Detoxification Program

These components of OHI’s program consist of raw food, exercise and daily enemas.  There are daily classes with detailed instruction in bodily processes such as elimination and digestion.  The second and third weeks of the three week program focus on teaching participants how to prepare the raw foods and create meals upon returning home.  There is detailed instruction given about how to do the daily enemas, which include a wheatgrass juice implant.

Daily menus generally include watermelon for breakfast and raw vegetables, sprouted seeds or grains and fermented foods for lunch and dinner.  The diet created by well-known health pioneer Ann Wigmore is used, including her fermented drink called Rejuvelac.  The food program is kept as simple as possible and there are no sauces, dressings or salt available, although presentation is quite attractive and food amounts are more than ample.  There is a three-day juice “fast” (optional) included in the middle of the first week program in order to give the detoxification process an extra nudge.

Raw vegetarian food creates a highly alkaline diet. Raw is used because of the belief that the natural enzymes present within digest the foods consumed quickly and easily, without additional strain on the body, thereby allowing most of the body’s available energy to be directed toward detoxification and healing.  Also, much current nutrition-related literature refers to the very positive effect an alkalinizing diet has on many illnesses. There is also an emphasis on proper food combining, which is believed to enhance the digestive and detoxification processes. 

There are workbooks, study guides, cookbooks and videos available at the store for those who wish to have this kind of support for either doing the program at home or reviewing and reinforcing what was learned while visiting.  A simple, inexpensive but well thought-out enema kit is available for purchase in the store.

Other OHI Details

The entire program consists of 3 weeks, although any number of weeks can be taken.  In order to experience all the classes, including food preparation, the full 3 week program is required.  Check-in is Sunday afternoon and check out is by 10AM on the following Saturday, unless multiple weeks are booked.  There are optional colonics, massages and chiropractic visits available onsite at extra cost and these are paid for separately.  They are not required to be successful in the program and there are no other health-related services available on the property. 

The maximum number of persons who can be served in the residential program is 150; there is also a commuter program available at reduced cost.  First timers are strongly advised to be onsite for at least the first week of the program. 

Guests care for their own rooms, as there is no maid service between check in and check out; this even includes collecting toilet paper from the community closet as needed.  This is not a spa-like atmosphere, but a serious, self-directed health program. Participants must also juice their own fresh wheatgrass, although all other foods and juices are provided.  Since there is no maid or room service available at the Institute, a person attending must be able to care for him or herself, or have a support person available.  There are rooms available without stairs for easy wheelchair access.  Seriously ill persons may wish to consider the full 3 week or even a 4 week program.  Since the Institute has deliberately tried to keep costs as low as possible, this option is a possibility for many persons with a chronic health challenge.

There is a voluntary talent show on Friday nights that is very popular with both guests and staff.

Costs: The very reasonable weekly costs for the entire program, including food, room and board and all classes ranges from a shared (double) room with twin beds and shared bath at $585 to a two bedroom, two bath townhouse at $950.  A suite is available for $1250 and the standard private room with bath is $765 single occupancy.

The “Missionary” Program:  Also of note, the Institute has a program for those who cannot afford even these low rates.  In exchange for 18 hours of work per week, persons who are accepted (called “missionaries”) can take part in the program at no cost. There is an application process that must be followed and the minimum length of time commitment requested for this type of arrangement is 3 months.   There will be a minimal cost for housing.

Location: There are two Optimum Health Institutes; one near San Diego (Lemon Grove) and the other in Austin, Texas.  They offer the same program; Austin is slightly more upscale and a bit more expensive.  Lemon Grove and OHI are located about 15 minutes from the San Diego Airport. 

The Institute appears to be almost a tropical oasis created in the midst of a network of major highways and shopping centers and the highway noise can be distracting at times.  Some of this can be bypassed by requesting a “preferred deluxe” room on the Central Avenue side of the facility.  Grounds are immaculate and the rooms are quite nice, although not upscale by any means.  The Institute has purchased a townhouse development next door and also uses many of the apartments in an adjoining community, in order to be able to offer its programs to more persons.

There is a small meditation room/chapel onsite, as well as a store where some natural personal items are sold, along with books, videos and equipment to support a raw food diet such as seeds for sprouting, juicers, dehydrators, etc.

A path around the perimeter of the gated property is ¼ mile long for those who want to walk or jog.  There is a large jacuzzi onsite, as well as an unheated swimming pool.  No other exercise facilities are available.  Comfortable lounge chairs abound throughout the grounds, making for easy communication and connecting between participants.  Since the weather is generally beautiful, many people choose to eat meals outside.

More Notes:  Many guests present during my visit had been to the Institute multiple times; there is a high return visit rate and very positive regard for the program. I personally met at least a dozen people who come once or twice every year to detoxify themselves and renew their dedication to wellness, and there were probably more.  One elderly gentleman present had made over 70 visits during the last 26 years. 

There were a variety of anecdotal stories of successful healing or improved health situations given by program participants, including cancer patients, during the regular Friday morning “Testimonials” gathering. Some of these were quite profound, including a gentleman whose massive neck tumors had softened and shrunk significantly and who was able to speak and swallow after 3 weeks; he had decided to stay for another 2 weeks of the program. 

I was also quite surprised to learn that OHI has never paid for advertising during its 30 years of providing these programs.  All those who come have discovered the Institute through word of mouth and the Institute is filled to capacity many weeks.  Although the facilities are simple, many celebrities have completed the program.

Paracelsus Klinik

Note: Clinic Report from 2002--You will need to contact the clinic for updated info.


Center for Holistic Medicine and Dentistry
CH-9062 Lustmuehle/St. Gallen

Phone: 01141 713357171 (Medical Clinic)
Phone: 01141 713357177 (Dental Clinic)
FAX: 01141 713357100

Email: director@paracelsus.ch
Website: www.paracelsus.ch (click on English at the top)

Note: There's a 2 year seminar series training offered by Dr. Rau and the Paracelsus Biological Medicine Network for healthcare professionals in the holistic medical field.  Find out more.


Thomas Rau, MD, Medical Director,  4 physicians, 5 dentists, chiropractor, staff of 27 therapists, technicians, administrative personnel


A very beautiful setting in the Alps with light-filled buildings.  Almost every room is filled with large windows with views of the mountains. The clinic was founded in 1958, and has been under current direction of Dr. Rau for eight years.

STATUS WITH NFAM (as of 2002)

A review by NFAM research staff is currently pending. Some of the cases included the complete resolution of a cutaneous T. cell lymphoma (micosis fungoides) using neural therapy, including a series of H2O2 injections into the lesions.  Charts are kept with physicians notes, some outside path reports and scan reports were present in some charts.  Reports on thermography, labs and darkfield are included.  Most patients are from Switzerland and Germany, however 3 patients in the review were from the US. 

Most of the cases presented were too recent to assess for Extension QL (quality of life extension). In the presentation of cases, there appeared to be strong clinical improvement and quality of life improvement in the patients.

PHILOSOPHY OF TREATMENT (from Paracelsus Clinic)

"Healing a human being by strengthening the healthy parts.  Trying to recover,  people concentrate on the sickness and the future.  The concentration should be on life, the now, the joy, the game and the love."

NOTE: The facility was originally built by an anthroposophical physician, and those standards are still adhered to. The beliefs of Anthrosophical Medicine come from a spiritual-philosophical movement based on  the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Much of its focus is on the psycho-spiritual aspects of healing, through encouraging artistic activities such as movement therapy (called eurhythmy), painting, light and color therapy, music, exercise, oils baths and massage.  A primary therapy used in Anthroposophial Medicine is a fermented preparation of the European mistletoe plant, which has long been used in European folk medicine.  It is available in Europe under the trade name of “Iscador.” Misteltoe is known to be poisonous,and its use is monitored in controlled dosages.

Dental work and all the concepts associated with neural therapy play a big role in treatments used.  Sanum remedies, homeopathics of many kinds are used in their neural therapies.  “Biological Medicine” is the term used to describe this philosophy of treatment, which recognizes a person as one whole, functional biological unit. According to this philosophy, if one part of the body is sick, this will affect and make other parts sick as well. Symptoms are always seen as an expression of a deeper general disturbance in the activating regulation ability of the body and as such they should not be suppressed or stopped.  The first step is to improve the metabolism, many times finding and unblocking any substances or situations that prevent the body from healing itself. Examples would be root canals, infections in the tonsils or sinuses and heavy metal toxicity, etc.  The second step would be detoxification in combination with modern methods of immune stimulation and activating therapies. Symptoms then lose their necessity and disappear.

Diet plays a large part with three basic nutritional programs prescribed:  allergy diet, macrobiotic diet, vegan diet. Because of the anthroposophical orientation, there are some rather unusual therapies. Thermograms are used extensively for diagnosis.  Mistletoe therapy is used in many forms. Treatment always contains various types of therapies which are said to complement one another and widely support the body’s ability of self-regulation.  They are believed to affect the root cause of chronic disease.

Holistic dentistry encompasses the belief that teeth through the root system have energy connections to different organs all over the body. These energy connections are called “meridians” and they are said to have a far-reaching influence on the entire body. According to this theory, when teeth are altered in many ways (root canals, false tooth implantations, amalgam fillings, impacted wisdom teeth, metals in the mouth, bone infections in the jaw) they may act as a blockage to the natural regulatory capacity of the body, making healing virtually impossible.  These are called “disturbance foci.”  Holistic dentistry seeks to remove and correct any such disturbances that obstruct the natural healing capacity of the body.  Many times, removal of dental foci alone is said to lead to the improvement of chronic disease.


There are beds for inpatients at a nearby facility.  All treatment administered at Paracelsus is outpatient only. Transportation is provided by the Clinic.  The menus served at the two restaurants that work with the Klinik are basically vegan.  Most patients are requested to use a strict vegan diet, with no animal proteins, but including soy.

The duration of therapies varies between 2 and 4 weeks as a rule.  After the intensive treatment program, the patient is given an individual post-therapy plan for the physician at home.  If necessary, individual prescribed remedies and infusions are also provided for continued outpatient care.


Living accommodations are arranged separately and must be paid separately. Costs per person at the local hotel are approximately SFr. 45 and SFr. 90 per day, including the diet program according to Dr. Rau. Costs at the nearby hospital (inpatient), including full board and medical supervision are approx. SFr. 1’800 for a single room and SFr. 1’500 for a double. All rooms have private bath, balcony, TV and telephone.

The cost of medical treatment for daily intensive care (consultation, therapies, infusions, medications) depends on each individual.  Depending on intensity, cost usually varies between SFr. 250 and SFr. 400 per day, five days a week. Prices are according to agreement with the Swiss Health Insurance System.  All services are listed separately on the bill so it can be used for reimbursement by insurance companies if services are covered. There is no agreement with foreign carriers, but the Clinic is recognized and accredited as a hospital and outpatient treatment center by the Swiss Health Insurance System.

Important:  A deposit of SFr. 5’000 is required for the medical treatment on the day of arrival.  It will be applied to the balance of the account.  If you are having dental treatment, the dentist will give an accurate quotation at the beginning of treatment.  The quoted amount must be paid in advance. Contact the Paracelsus Clinic to confirm these rates.

Preferred payment in Switzerland is cash, either in Swiss francs or in US dollars. For security reasons, you may buy Travelers checks in your own currency or in Swiss francs before you leave home. The Clinic accepts Visa credit cards. 


Biological medicine is multifaceted, comprehensive, and appropriate for all conditions and diseases.  Dr. Rau’s team sees 150 patients of all ages daily, and they come for holistic treatment of all types of problems, from terminal cancer, to hyperactivity in children, to Alzheimer’s in the elderly.

Some examples of the specific therapy programs include:

  • Prostata hyperplasia:  1-2 weeks. Depending on additional disease present
  • Osteoporosis:  3 weeks
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome:  3-4 weeks
  • Fibromyalgia/Fibrositis/Connective tissue disease:  3 weeks, very intensive program
  • Breast cancer, early and late stage: 2-4 weeks
  • Asthma and susceptibility to infections:  2 weeks with intensive post treatment program


Holistic dentistry, biological medicine, with a strong focus on interference/foci elimination involving biological dentistry and neural therapy. There is a heavy emphasis on psychological aspects of treatment, although there is no psychologist on staff; art therapy, hiking in the mountains/being outdoors in nature is considered therapy.

Diagnostic Methods:

  • Darkfield microscopy: examination of fungal and endobiotic afflictions according to Prof. Enderlein
  • Electro acupuncture (Voll)
  • Thermo regulation diagnosis
  • X-ray diagnosis, including ECG, ergometry, pulmonary functions, hermatology lab
  • Mineral content analyses from hair, blood and urine
  • Interference and focus examinations
  • Toxification examination
  • Allergy examination
  • Measurement of environmental influences in home and workplace

Treatment Modalities:

  • Isopathy, terrain therapy according to Prof. Enderlein
  • Anthroposophical medicine
  • Homeopathic therapies
  • Neural therapy
  • Colon hydrotherapy
  • Orthomolecular therapy
  • Chelation therapy
  • Ozone therapies
  • Chinese medicine, acupuncture
  • Preparation of individual naturopathic remedies and homeopathics
  • Bioresonance therapy, allergy clarification and therapies
  • Fasting cures, diet consultations, healing nourishment science
  • Holistic biological tumor treatment, including local and systemic hyperthermia
  • Elimination of toxic afflictions
  • Acid-base therapies
  • Kinesiology


  • Holistic dentistry and amlagam diversions
  • Dental lab for bio-compatible tooth replacement
  • Holistic jaw-orthopedistic correction of mispositioned teeth (biomator method)
  • Jaw surgery
  • Orthopantomograph
  • Electro acupuncture for material verification and focus examination


  • Energy flow massage
  • Regulative and diversive physiotherapies: cupping, intestinal lavage, feet reflex zone massage, etc.
  • Manual therapies (chirotherapy)
  • Laser therapy