“To treat differently, we must think differently.”
– Dr. Thomas Rau
Modern medicine has achieved many triumphs. Unfortunately, it has shown little success with the chronic and degenerative diseases that are common today. So many patients come to us after years of treatment with drugs, surgery or radiation, too often with little real benefit. In fact, their conventional treatment has commonly caused them great suffering.
Here at Paracelsus, we take a very different approach. The body has a lifelong power to heal and regenerate. In biological medicine, we rekindle that power with natural methods. We focus on the original causes of the disorder and the unique story of each patient.
In our view, the natural state of the body is health. Its regulatory systems maintain that wellness despite the occasional threat. But those systems are impaired by outside factors, such as toxins, stress and poor nutrition. When this happens, conditions develop, followed by symptoms, and lastly, disease.
Conventional medicine is focused on the treatment of symptoms, not the underlying causes of disease. So to us it is not surprising that conventional treatment so often fails to heal the patient. Unless the root causes of the illness are resolved, the body will continue to fall into the same unhappy state.
Biological medicine was created by Dr. Rau decades ago. He had studied the ancient medical traditions around the world, as well as the distinct heritage in Switzerland, which dates back to the original Paracelsus over 500 years ago. He developed a theory of “Dr. Rau’s Three Pillars”, which use the biology of the body to “rebuild the body, cell by cell”.
Dr. Rau’s Three Pillars
Biological medicine is by now a complete system of diagnostic and therapeutic methods, many available only at the Clinic. With this approach, applied individually and comprehensively, we can offer almost all our patients hope and progress, even in difficult cases.