Centre for Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine, also called naturopathy or parallel medicine, is a term that covers a wide range of treatment methods and diagnostic procedures. It is practised by doctors, therapists and nursing staff.

Complementary medicine is a broad spectrum of disciplines and treatment methods that are based on different models of the development of diseases and their treatment than those of conventional medicine.

Alternative medicine, «Complementary and Alternative Medicine – CAM», holistic medicine, integrative medicine, naturopathy, traditional medicine (e.g. Chinese, European or Tibetan) are related umbrella terms denoting healing methods or diagnostic concepts.
The range includes completely different methods from acupuncture to homeopathy and Kneipp medicine to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


In the treatment of acute and chronic pain, one approach alone is often not enough to achieve the desired success. Often, only the combined application of different procedures brings patients a breakthrough.

Complementary medicine treatments are covered by the supplementary insurance for complementary medicine (EMR recognised).


Our complementary medicine offer includes


Schmerzklinik Basel

Gabriele Brogli

Schmerzklinik Basel

Christian Rütti

Traditional Chinese medicine