Unconventional Medicine in Swiss Clinics

Unconventional Medicine in Swiss Clinics
Unconventional Medicine in Swiss Clinics

Traditionally, Chinese medicine refers to unconventional methods of treatment. Perhaps this is the logic of the European tradition - to expropriate the achievements of the Eastern world and "segregate" them. Perhaps Europeans need the most technological ways of influencing the patient's body, simple in essence, methods of invasive influence. But the fact remains. Today the western world "with a stretch" recognizes the holistics of the East. On the other hand, it is fair to note that among Europeans some time ago, interest in Eastern practices was born. In fact, this trend is parabolic: interest in it rises and fades.

Traditionally, Chinese medicine refers to of treatment. unconventional methods is one of those areas that both our compatriots and our Western partners are becoming more and more interested in. Of course, history plays not the least role in this. It is no secret that Chinese medicine has been successfully practiced in the East for many hundreds of years. Therefore, Western counterparts are gradually recognizing the achievements of Eastern practices. Slowly but surely, since the late 1990s, "alternative medicine", as it is sometimes called in Switzerland, began to be recognized at the state level. In 2009, the citizens of the Confederation voted in favor of a law providing for the reimbursement of unconventional medicine. And in 2012, the Ministry of the Interior added Chinese medicine, homeopathy and phytotherapy to the list, along with several other techniques.

Some experts are frustrated because they believe that citizens are dissatisfied with conventional medicine, so they switch to unconventional practices. Sometimes alternative therapies face resistance from the professional community as well. Traditionalist doctors often refer to the actions of their "oriental" colleagues as poudre de perlimpinpin ("perlimpinpin powder", where a non-existent word is passed off as a miracle powder sold by fraudsters).
Competition, criticism, rejection of the new, or maybe all together. On the other hand, an unfamiliar method cannot be considered ineffective until the contrary is established.

Science must in any case stand guard against outright quackery. Many Swiss clinics are gradually incorporating Chinese medical practices into their work. Privatklinik Lindbergor example, in addition to its core activities in orthopedic and visceral surgery, gynecology and urology, is developing such areas as acupressure and nutrition correction, acupuncture and phytotherapy.

Specialists claim that Eastern holistic medicine is particularly successful in dealing with migraines, neuralgia, allergic reactions, asthma, acute infections, and gastrointestinal diseases. New possibilities attract up to 2,500 people to this clinic every year. Moreover, the doctors combine both medical schools, selecting the best of each. This has given birth, for example, to a method such as laser acupuncture or laser therapy. This type of alternative medicine is based on the application of pulsed light streams, which are actively used in physiotherapeutic purposes, as an auxiliary method of treatment and rehabilitation of patients.

Low-intensity laser therapy can be used independently in almost all areas of modern medicine: urology and gynecology, gastroenterology, traumatology and orthopedics. For several years Lindberg Clinic has been proving the effectiveness of treatment from the combination of modern Western methods and classical non-traditional medicine. Today we increasingly realize that there is no panacea, so a reasonable experimental approach is what medical science requires if it does not want to stand still.