“Doctors and therapists should keep the patients happy, while nature does the healing part” – Hippokrates


Center for Naturopathy and Human Medicine in Brig

How it all started

After more than two decades working for the financial industry, I’ve decided to turn my back on banking. I was perfectly aware that this would lead to quite some changes in my life. The human being has always stood at the center of my attention – not his wealth, his money or success. My path lead me to a several years long journey in ongoing education at the Berner Institut for Kinesiology, the Institute for Applied Kinesiology IAK in Kirchzarten (Germany) and finally to the Center of Kinesiology in Visp (2004 – 2007), where I started to apply what I’ve learnt and even deepend my knowledge.

Thereafter, I returned to the financial industry (2007 – 2014). Then it hit me: my true destiny and passion was human beings. I wanted to help them to help themselves. I had profound knowledge in how to approach humans, and I got the necessary knowledge in helping them at Paramed Academy in Baar.

Further education to Naturopathy

Today I can truly say: the training to become a professional in Traditional European Naturopathy (TEN) with a total of almost 5’000h of deep and profound knowledge was, besides life itself, one of the best educations I’ve made. The incredible versatility – from anatomy, physiology and pathology to the naturopathy itself with expurgating therapies, manual therapies, phytotherapies, Schussler salt, biokybernetics, hygiene standards, potentized drugs, orthomolecular medicine etc – was a very enriching experience.

KiraMed GmbH – Center for Naturopathy and Human Medicine

2015 I decided to found Kira Health GmbH. I started with two therapeutic fields at the time – KI-nesiolgy and RA-dionics. The name – Kira(n) – also means “sunbeam, lightbeam, pathway to the light” in Hindi and indonesian language. This gave birth to Kira Health. Over the years, I’ve expanded my competencies and the process is far from being over. To show this changes also publicly, Kira Health changed its name into KiraMed GmbH in 2018. In 2020 we moved to our new and larger location in Brig.

KiraMed’s Vision

It is my goal to make KiraMed an important pillar in the regional health-system. We want to attract talented therapists and have them work under one roof, thereby offering a variety of therapies to our patients. Working with school (aleopathic) medicine is natural for us – just as I experience it at Paramed AG in Baar. Together for the sake of our patients! This is my motivation me every day!

Olivier Ruppen – Founder of KiraMed

Naturopathy TEN

What is Naturopathy TEN?

The Traditional European Naturopathy (TEN) is a couple thousand years old medical system, which has only been replaced by today’s model of academic medicine in the 19th century. Just like in other cultures (think of the Traditional Chinese or the Ayurvedic medicine), the western tradition also has a knowledge system with a wealth of experience and therapeutic concepts, that have developed in the past 2500+ years. TEN is so much more than just a smorgasbord of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. It is a fascinating and independent art of healing in accordance with the laws and means of nature. Many of its therapies are still known in today’s world (like Kneipp-appliances), but they are very often practised independently of each other, and with no overall integration.

But one of the strengths of the TEN-tradition is its holistic view (see further below) that is gathering the different aspects under one roof: medicine, physics, chemistry, humoral model, as well as philosophy and medical plants.

A few of the essential elements, diagnostic and therapeutic methods of TEN include (the list is by no means complete):

  • Humoral model (model of the 4 fluids)
  • Temperamental model
  • Health, disease and healing principles
  • Naturopathic examination methods (such as for example iris, thung, pulse or facial diagnostic)
  • Inclusion of medical results
  • Diverting and purging methods (like Baunscheidtieren, eals, cupping, packing)
  • Manual therapies (cl. massage, reflexology, visceral massages, NST etc.)
  • Nutrition
  • Prevention

The holistic approach

During my training to become a naturopath TEN, I came accross a pretty good analogy which kind of graphically shows the difference between the holistic approach in TEN and the current point of view of the academic medicine. The Swiss artist, comedian and actor Ursus Wehrli has been working on his project “tidy up art” for years now. This kind of looks like this:

Kandinsky‘s “Red Spot II”

Wassily Kandinsky - Red Spot
Wassily Kandinsky – Red Spot

and the tidy up version: :

Ursus Wehrli's Version
Ursus Wehrli’s Version

Kandinsky’s original offers a view on the complete piece of art. It shows the artist’s idea of a “symphonic composition” (with superior and subordinated forms).

Urs Wehrli tidies up the masterpiece in an analytical and orderly fashion. With this, one can exactly see how many red, orange, green, curvy, circle and linear elements the picture contains. But the painting looses its expression and its power. In fact, it is now beyond any way of recognizing the artist’s idea.

To look at and capture humans as a holistic form of life (a holistic masterpiece) has forever been a concern of naturopathy. This holistic approach has enabled us to capture humans in a complete way. The sum is more than just adding up the parts holds very true here as well. By concentrating on lab parameters, symptoms or the name of a disease (which unfortunately is very common in academic medicine), is in itself limiting the view – the masterpiece of a “human being” is no longer visible.

Naturopathy aims to frame the picture as a whole – even at the risk of loosing a few analytical details by keeping them fuzzy. But rather it knows about the pathology of the situation and aims to influence it. The strength of TEN is this fuzzyness – details move to the background – the whole picture is more important.

The process of a consultation

In a detailed discussion (anamnesis), the patient explains the reason for his visit, the symptoms and their history. Further questions by the therapist, as well as situative, diagnostic methods (like humoral analysis, iris or thung diagnosis) are completing the picture. The therapist needs to know about essential body functions (like digestion), lifestyle, nutrition, sleep, emotional aspects, current medication, past diseases in the family, vacinations, surgeries and previous therapies. If necessary, additional infos and parameters are also considered, such as blood analysis, kinesiological tests, bioresonance or existing medical records.

On the basis of this holistic approach, an individual therapeutic concept is being developed, which aims to reduce the patient’s issues as well as to stabilize his constitutional situation. Depending on each case, the concept may include manual or physical therapies, proposals in changing the life-style, nutritional proposal, healing-plant-mixtures or complementary diets (minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino-acids etc.).

Treatments: how many/how often

First appointement usually takes up between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the situation and the chosen therapy. Follow-up meetings will take 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the therapy). Manual therapies initially ask for more frequent appointments (up to 3x per week); other therapies may require 1 – 4x appointments per month.


NST – Neurostrukturelle Integrationstechnik

NST in Visp

NST (Neurostructural Integration Technique) is a spinal integration-technique which was developed by Dr. Michael Nixon-Livy from Australia in the 90ies of the last century. Soft and gentle contact to the body are followed by a quick and deep pain relief. This increases vitality and the general health condition.

The typical reaction to NST is a deep relaxation, followed by a spontaneous autoregulation and recalibration of the muscles, the nervous system, visceral and endocrine system.

This autoregulation process can last up to 5 days until it is finally completed. Thereafter, another NST session is applied.

For backpain, headaches and more…

Though NST can be applied for any health conditon and age-group, it is said to work particularly well to solve structural problems:

  • back-, neck- and shoulder-pains
  • headaches
  • wrist-, knee- and ankle-problems
  • as well as after accident- and sports-injuries.

NST can be compared best to a soft-tissue osteopathy or -chiropractics. But NST also assists the psychological and nutritional needs of the individual.

Instrumental Biocommunication

Instrumental biocommunication with Quantec

Biological organisms have had the ability to communicate with each other outside the realms perception and measurement forever. This is called biocommunication.

Instrumental biocommunication is the possibility to build a physical device in such a way, that it can simulate a biological system.  As such, it can communicate with other biological systems, obtain information and also pass it on to other systems.

All that a computer needs for this are respective interfaces, which enable it to communicate with biological systems. These interfaces are based on diodes generating white noise, on the one hand, and on the processes similar to the entanglement (nonlocality) of twin-photones, on the other hand.

We are using Quantec® one of the most advanced systems of its kind, worldwide.

It’s not just since the discovery of the quantum-mechanical laws that we know that humans are much more than just body and mind. And that, surprisingly, even matter seems to mostly consist of non-matter, that is governed by a mental principle. So it seems downright strange that even in medicine of the 21st century we hardly make use of these discoveries. But if this mental principle really is part of shaping matter itself, wouldn’t it make sense to use this intelligence in order to help it shape our own wellbeing? Thanks to the instrumental biocommunication with Quantec, this is now possible!

Analysis of Micronutritionals

It is not the illness, but our health that we must take care of!

Dr. Lothar Burgerstein (1895 – 1987)

Though some circles are still doubting it – slowly the century-old awareness is gaining ground that a healthy person needs a healthy environment to begin with. On a structural level, this means that we have to make sure that our body is receiving the necessary nutrition, minerals, vitamins, amino-acids, fatty acids and trace-elements and minerals in the most ideal composition as possible. Furthermore, we need to avoid a toxic-metal pollution or eliminate them out of our bodies altogether. Of course we also need good genetics and  a stable and healthy environment. Sounds simple? But it’s getting increasingly hard to achieve!

The orthomolecular medicine is both, enlarging and completing traditional (aleopathic) medicine by measuring the concentration of substances in the human body and compares them to the amounts normaly to be found in a healthy system. At the same time it also determines certain relations (for example between sodium and potassium) and contaminations such as mercury, lead or aluminium, because they could potentially influence the functioning of the cells in a negative way. Not the symptom is important, but the biochemical profile. The major goal is prevention. If necessary, the therapy consists of bionatural, physiological substances.

The current state is being determined, depending on what we are looking for, with a blood or serum sample, an analysis of hair-strains, in capillary blood, the urine or with a stool sample. The first two, blood and serum tests, have to be done by a physician (medical doctor) in Switzerland. We can help you with the other labs. Aside from lab-based analysis, you need a professional and continuing follow-up by a medical expert!

The following article in the magazine “natürlich” dated 1.5.2018 is also discussing the use of micronutritionals (article in German, only):