Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine is an umbrella term for various treatment methods which constitute additions to mainstream or academic medicine and follow integrative medicin approaches.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the life energy “Qi” is the source of all energy. Harmony and balance are only possible with an even, constant flow of Qi.

The theory of yin and yang is therefore of great significance. It comes from the Taoist philosophy and states that all things are divided into two contrasting qualities. According to the Taoism, all events in life and all natural phenomena can be explained by the interaction of these opposites, of yin and yang.

With its partner institute MediQi, the Medical Health Center Bad Ragaz disposes of a wide range of offers in TCM. The exclusive partnership with the State Ministry for TCM in the People’s Republic of China ensures that the MediQi team are able to draw upon the expertise of the best TCM practitioners and have in-depth know-how in the areas of research and phytotherapy. The high quality of the treatments is rounded off by close collaboration with the Medical Health Center.

Partner institute MediQi Bad Ragaz

Holistic healing system for body, mind and soul, based on 3,000 years of experience.

  • In addition to conventional medicine, you receive an accurate diagnosis and individual treatment by highly qualified TCM specialists from China.
  • In TCM, the human body is perceived as a single entity and is understood as a whole – as an indivisible entity of body, mind and soul.
  • Maintain your health by means of inner harmony and the balance of your energy flow (Qi) through highly specific channels (meridians).

Applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM can heal many chronic and acute diseases or relieve the associated symptoms, alleviate pain or enhance wellbeing.

The high efficacy of the therapeutic methods makes TCM a valuable complement to conventional medicine in the following areas of applications.

  • Pain (Migraine, arthritis, back and joint pain, neuropathic pain)
  • Allergies, autoimmune diseases (Hay fever, asthma, skin diseases)
  • Functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (Bloating, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation)
  • Disorders of the urinary tract (Susceptibility to inflammation of the bladder, bladder cramps)
  • Female complaints (Disorders of the menstrual cycle, menopause, postmenopause)
  • Psyche, psychosomatics (Anxiety disorders, burnout, sleep disorders)
  • Childhood disorders (Hyperactivity, bed-wetting, colic)
  • Miscellaneous (Giving up smoking, fatigue, loss of concentration, exhaustion, lack of energy, impaired wellbeing)

Therapies used in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The therapy, which is tailored by MediQi specialists for TCM to directly address the symptoms of the patient, generally comprises a combination of numerous procedures of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with the aim of activating the power of self-healing in order to relieve pain or heal diseases.

Methods

  • Pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Acupuncture
  • Tui Na massage
  • Chinese medicines
  • Moxibustion/heat treatment
  • Cupping
  • Auriculotherapy