Holistic medicine considers a person to be a functional unit. Symptoms of illness are always signs of disruption in one of the body's systems. This disruption can be eliminated by activating the body's ability to regulate itself. At Paracelsus Clinica al Ronc we look for the causes of illnesses and provide a setting in which the body can overcome illness using its own powers of self-healing.
Our top priority is to improve the body's metabolism as a whole. We use modern techniques to detoxify, eliminate waste and stimulate the immune system in combination with other activating therapies. Symptoms become less pronounced and disappear.
This is a completely different approach to the one taken by conventional medicine. The therapies that we use greatly enhance well-being and reduce susceptibility to disease.
The improvement is a lasting one and has no harmful side effects because healing is brought about by the body's own powers.
The Paracelsus Clinica al Ronc is situated in Castaneda, high above the Calanca Valley and 800 metres above sea level. The modern building is surrounded by the flora typically found in the southern part of Switzerland and nestles within a stand of chestnut trees. Breath-taking pathways through nature invite guests to stroll in the untouched Calanca Valley or to visit Santa Maria, an idyllic mountain hamlet above the clinic. Guests who prefer not to ramble can enjoy the peace and quiet of the park and can dream away the day in these perfect surroundings.
In spite of its relative isolation, the Clinic is accessible by public transport and is just 20 minutes by car from Bellinzona.
The Clinic was built in 1986. It was completely modernized in 2001. Since summer 2011 the biological health centre has been managed by MD Dr. med. Petra Wiechel.
Guests are invited to focus on what really matters in life in an idyllic setting combined with medical examinations and treatment and an organic/vegetarian eating plan designed to take the strain off the body. That's what makes the Paracelsus Clinica al Ronc so tempting; a visit to Castaneda is a journey into health.
A stay at the Paracelsus Clinica al Ronc can have a preventive effect or, equally, it can reverse chronic health problems that have existed for years.