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Bircher-Benner Medical Center

Bircher-Benner Medical Center in Le Pont, Switzerland Offers Alternative Medicine

Rue de la Dent 11, 1342 Le Pont, Le Pont, Switzerland
Specialty: Alternative Medicine
Focus Area: Bircher-Benner Medical Center | Integrative Medicine | Natural Therapies | Physiotherapy | Phytotherapy | Neural therapy | Classic homeopathy | Acupuncture | Underwater jet massage | Ayurvedic massage | Shiastu | Water treading | Alternating warm and cold baths | Ultra-violet | Osteopathy | Physical exercise

Bircher-Benner Medical Center Profile Overview

Welcome to Bircher-Benner Medical Center

The purpose of coming for a stay in our Medical Center is not only to eliminate temporary problems, but also to provoke a fundamental change in the your way of thinking, to increase your vital energy, to revise your lifestyle and to revive your joy of living and your creativity.

Whenever possible the intake of medications is kept to the minimum and replaced by natural regulatory medical proceedings. This allows to auto recovery to work with one's own energy. You return home with the knowledge and confidence needed for your recovery.

The methodical and systematic application of the therapy proposed during the stay shows you both the way to recovery and the goal of the treatment. From this valuable teaching an improved life quality will ensue. You will learn to identify the causes of your disease and will understand why you are suffering. Consequently, you will be able to exert a positive influence on this recovery, thanks to the new energy you possess through the therapy tailored to your needs.

Bircher-Benner Facilities

The Center Bircher-Benner has been created in what was the Grand Hotel, a protected building of historical interest, and has been renovated with all the necessary care and experience needed to transform it into a modern medical Center.

Both the nursing treatment rooms and the seminar rooms have a special charm due to their simplicity.

Your Care

Medical assistance is based on conventional university medicine together with diagnosis methods and regulator therapies of scientific natural medicine. The diet treatment is based on vital vegetarian food, careful listening and understanding of the patient's message, his unique personality, his problems, searching for the true cause of his disease and activating the will to find the way to recovery. These are the priorities of this system of medicine.

Type of Diseases

The hundred years of experience and research acquired by doctors of the Medical Center Bircher-Benner have proved that the integration of natural regulator methods and dietetics, together with traditional medicine, have a beneficial influence on the following diseases:

Rheumatism, arthrosis, polyarthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, headaches, migraine, neuralgias, and other painful conditions. Heart complaints, hypertensions, heart deficiency, circulatora disturbances, venous complaints, thrombosis, kidney, bladder and prostate disorders, nephritis,  nephrosis, nepfrolithiasis, renal disorders, liver disease, liver cirrhosis, gastric disorders, malabsorption problems, food intolerance, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, weight problems, adipositas, anorexia, respiratory complaints, bronchial asthma, chronic infections and relapses, ORL problems, chronic and relapsing sinusitis, vertigo, Menière's disease, tinnitus, hearing decrease or deafness, eye complaints, glaucoma, retinitis, immune system diseases, autoimmune diseases, skin diseases, eczema and neurodermitis, psoriasis, metabolic diseases, diabetes mellitus, hormonal and thyroid disturbances, burnout syndrome, depressions, menopause problems, gynecological diseases, dysmenorrhea, etc.

Special Treatments

  • Special Therapies: Phytotherapy, Neural therapy, Classic homeopathy, Acupuncture
  • Messages: Underwater jet, Migraine/headache, Whole/partial Body, and Lymph drainage
  • Far eastern massages: Ayurvedic massage, Shiastu, Chi nei tsang massage
  • Hydrotherapy/Balneotherapy: Jet affusion, alternatively warm and cold; Hydroelectric bath (galvanic)
  • Baths: Water treading, Hauffe bath, Continuous shower, Stanger bath, Alternating warm and cold baths
  • Wraps: Normal wraps, Wild flower and grass pack, Fango, Light bath
  • Ultra-violet radiation treatment
  • Hydrocolonic therapy
  • Reflexology: Foot reflexology, Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical exercise

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Bircher-Benner Medical Center, Le Pont, Switzerland Profile Details

Bircher-Benner Center for Scientific Natural Medicine.
The Grand Hotel of the Joux Valley was built between 1900 and 1901 by a team of architects and engineers from the Geneva firms Morsier and Weibel. This imposing monument, whose walls were built in a traditional manner, was constructed with natural stone taken from the existing rock just behind the property. It was one of the first buildings (of the French part of Switzerland) built with reinforced concrete plates. The lift goes up to the roof, which indicates that a seventh floor was probably planned, but never materialized.

All the 80 rooms had a hand basin with hot and cold water. The double windows and the steam-produced heating allows the Hotel to remain open through winter. There is also a small Hydrotherapy Service, its water being pumped up from the bottom of the Joux Lake.

The Grand Hotel closed down in 1955, because of the then new fashion of flying to seaside resort for holidays. From 1958 to 2002 the Hotel was made into 45 holiday flats, proposed by the “Familienhebergen” co-operative.

When the Lilli & Andres Bircher Foundation bought it, the building was in a rather old condition. It has since been renovated and has, medically and technically, everything needed for a modern medical center. The beautiful architecture of the time stands out.

The single and double rooms have been planned very carefully; they all have a private bathroom with either a bath or shower. Most of them are South-oriented and offer a splendid view over the Joux Lake. All rooms, bathrooms and seminar rooms are accessible to disabled people.

Nurses in the Medical Center (who have attended special courses) take care of the patient and ensure the patient has competent care day and night. Whenever possible natural treatments replace conventional drugs. Kind and agreeable care is as important as personal assistance. It is a Medical Center where the patient feels at ease.

Special therapies
Within the Center the best scientific competence derived from conventional medicine is combined with decades of scientific natural medicine. Doctors reach consensus by which they can really understand how regulator phenomena work. Consequently they are able to choose the therapy which best fits.

The following special therapies are offered:

  • Phytotherapy
  • Neural therapy
  • Classic homeopathy
  • Acupuncture

Diagnosis techniques
The high quality of the Diagnosis technique Service comes from the link between the Medical Center and University Hospitals. Laboratory diagnosis, radiological tests and echo-graphs are carried out by competent doctors.

Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy
The Center Bircher-Benner has a perfectly equipped and modern Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Service. The sessions prescribed by the doctors have been defined with great care and experience.

The tonic and balancing result of the water, the sun, the light, cold and warmth, as well as physical exercise, revive therapeutic properties in the patient; they help sustain the enlivening effect of the diet.

Dietetic therapy is based essentially on long-acquired experience of using raw vegetables – which have enormous energetic value.

Experience has proven that food therapy based on raw fruits or raw vegetables and fruit or vegetable juices, when systematically carried out, is extremely efficient therapeutically. Nobody applies this therapy as we do.

The Bircher-Müesli is one of the many wonderful recipes of Bircher-Benner cooking, which have proven so beneficial for world food habits.

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Bircher-Benner Medical Center Treatments Offered

Following is a list of therapies offered for wellbeing & healing:

  • Special Therapies:
    • Phytotherapy
    • Neural therapy
    • Classic homeopathy
    • Acupuncture
  • Messages:
    • Underwater jet massage
    • Migraine/headache massage
    • Whole/partial Body massage
    • Lymph drainage
  • Far eastern massages:
    • Ayurvedic massage
    • Shiastu
    • Chi nei tsang massage
  • Hydrotherapy/Balneotherapy:
    • Jet affusion, alternatively warm and cold
    • Hydroelectric bath (galvanic)
  • Baths:
    • Water treading
    • Hauffe bath
    • Continuous shower
    • Stanger bath
    • Alternating warm and cold baths
  • Wraps:
    • Normal wraps
    • Wild flower and grass pack
    • Fango
    • Light bath
  • Ultra-violet radiation treatment
  • Hydrocolonic therapy
  • Reflexology:
    • Foot reflexology
    • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical exercise

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Bircher-Benner Medical Center Certificates, Accreditations, Qualifications

Andres Bircher, Doctor of medicine and nephew of Doctor Max Bircher-Benner is the Director of the Center for a scientific natural medicine.

The founder doctors do not express any religious or philosophical opinion. They are simply committed to respect the ethical principles defined in the Hippocratic oath for the patients' welfare.

They are Doctors of Medicine, expert in the regulatory methods of scientific natural medicine.

The priority of the doctors at the Center is to understand with compassion, individually and methodically, the patient's personality. Doctors do not engage in treatment or medical tests before having informed the patient clearly and accurately, so that he is given the opportunity of a free choice.

The search for the causes of the disease and the respective therapy alternatives gives a deep understanding and a passionate mutual assistance towards finding the way to recovery, for both doctor and patient.

The Scientific Council of the Foundation is composed of specialists who take part in multidisciplinary research; they plan it and direct it, free of any economic interest:
• Professors coming from various Universities and other Institutions
• Scientific specialists active in natural medicine and dietetics
• Molecular physicists and biologists

They support the doctors of the Medical Center with their knowledge. An important objective of this research is to combine traditional medicine with natural scientific medicine.

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