Dr. Walter Winkelmann, a well-known naturopath founded Paracelsus clinic approximately 62 years ago. The primary aim of establishing this clinic was to revolutionize healthcare in Switzerland. After the death of Dr. Winkelmann, his daughter took up the responsibility of running this clinic. Under their leadership, the clinic grows leaps and bounds. After their retirement, Dr. Thomas Rau became the Medical Director of the Paracelsus Clinic in the year 1992. Under the guidance of Dr. Rau, the clinic began to set itself apart from other clinics by formulating a new system of medicine known as biological medicine. Dr. Rau found out that for every disease, there may be underlying oral health problems. Under the leadership of Dr. Rau, the infrastructure of the Paracelsus clinic grew significantly.
The Paracelsus clinic treats patients with a biological system of medicine. The treatment approach of the Paracelsus clinic rests on four basic principles. These principles are Detoxification and elimination, the health of intestine and management of the immune system, cellular regeneration and balancing of regulatory systems, and restoring the autonomic nervous system. The treatment provided to the patients is non-invasive and rarely requires the use of any prescription medications. Some of the diagnostic and therapeutic methods related to biological medicine are only available at the Paracelsus clinic. Various conditions that are treated at Paracelsus hospitals include autoimmune disease, Lyme and chronic infections, cancer, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, intestinal and digestive disorder, joint pain and bone health, metabolic and degenerative conditions, and neurological disorders.
Excellent treatment facilities are available at this clinic. The clinic has five large buildings that cater to more than 8000 outpatients every year. The clinic also provides the facilities of on-site restaurants and coordination with local hotels regarding the diet of the patients. Customized treatment is given to the patients. The hospital treats the patients coming from almost 85 countries.