“Der Arzt/Naturheilpraktiker soll den Patienten bei Laune halten, während die Natur ihn heilt” – Hippokrates


Zentrum für Naturheilkunde und integrative Medizin in Visp

Wie alles begann

When I decided to quit my career as an expert in finance and investments and turn my back to the banking industry after more than 20 years, I was of course aware that this would change my life for good. The human being had always been at the center of my attention – not his wealth, his money or his success. My journey lead me to multiple years of further education in kinesiology, mostly at Berner Institut für Kinesiologie and at the Institut für angewandte Kinesiologie IAK in Kirchzarten D. Finally, I ended up at the Center of Kinesiology in Visp (2004 until 2007). There I was not only able to use what I’ve learned, but even to enhance it.

After a brief return to the financial industry (2007 until 2014) it became clear to me that the people where my true passion. I wanted to help them to help themselves. Besides my profound experience in coping with people, I got the necessary armamentarium at Paramed Akademie AG in Baar.

Education in Naturopathy

Today I can truly say that my ongoing education as a naturopath TEN (Traditional European Naturopathy) with federal diploma was the best decision of my life. Nearly 5’000h of condensed know-how in anatomy, physiology und pathology, naturopathy, expurgatory methods, manual therapies, standards in hygiene in the health-care sector, Schüssler salt, biocybernetics, potentized medicine, phytotherapy, orthomolecular medicine etc. – very enriching!

KiraMed GmbH – Center for Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine in Visp

In 2015 I decided to found Kira Health GmbH. At that time, I was mainly using two therapeutic methods – KInesiology and RAdionics. Since the name “Kira(n)” in Hindi and in slight abberation “Kirana” in Indonesian could be translated in “beam of light, sunbeam, the path into the light” the name for the company seemed pretty obvious: KIRA Health. Over the years, the competencies have been greatly enlarged and this process is far from being over. In order to keep up with these and future developments on the market, the company changed its name in October 2018 to KiraMed GmbH.

KiraMed’s vision

My goal is to establish KiraMed as an important pillar in the health sector of Oberwallis and to gather talented therapists under one roof in order to present a broad therapeutical offering to our patients. This includes the cooperation with medical doctors – just as I am experiencing it at Paramed AG in Baar! Together for the sake of the patients! This is my daily motivation.

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):