In following a sustainable healthcare model, Chiron strives to provide the best of both conventional medicine and traditional and natural medicine in an integrative and individualised approach.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Rooted in Taoist philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a purely holistic system of healing which understands the interconnectedness of the human body and mind. The body is viewed as complex network with energy flowing throughout all parts, known as Qi. When Qi is out of balance, the body cannot adapt to stress and is prone to developing illness and pain. TCM practitioners seek to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of Qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy, stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Anthroposophical medicine is an integrative multi-modal treatment system based on an holistic understanding of man and nature and of disease and treatment. It applies medicines derived from plants and minerals; art therapy, eurhythmy therapy, and rhythmical massage; counselling, and psychotherapy and is used synergistically with conventional medicine in large hospitals and clinics around the world to optimise the chance for health improvement.
Botanical or herbal medicine is the therapeutic use of various types of plants in restoring health. Plants have been used for centuries in many cultures and Naturopathic doctors are well trained in the use of botanicals for several ailments ranging from upper respiratory conditions to gynecological conditions, as well as any potential toxicities or interactions with other medicines or drugs.
Frequently call the "homeopathy" of manual therapy and body work, Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive, complementary and holistic therapy that gently targets points in the body, delivering signals to restore balance and unlock the ability of the body to heal itself. Most people today live in a constant state of high stress, Fight, Flight or Freeze mode in which the body is unable to heal itself efficiently. Healing can occur only after we shift into Rest, Relax and Repair mode. The Bowen technique catalyses that shift and is highly effective in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.
It is beneficial in the treatment of back pain and sciatica; neck pain; shoulder problems; pelvic tilt and uneven leg length; migraines; tinnitus and TMJ problems; sports and other traumatic injuries; digestive problems; urinary tract problems; fibromyalgia; chronic fatigue syndrome; hormonal irregularities; infertility; lymphatic drainage and circulatory problems; colic; pregnancy discomfort; and childhood issues like bedwetting, posture autism, learning difficulties and ADHD.
Chelation therapy involves administering specific compounds to bind unwanted substances. It is currently believed that toxic metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead, and cadmium and possibly excess amounts of iron or calcium, can accumulate in the arteries and other tissues. This can lead to free radical damage, micro-inflammation and increased vulnerability to infection of the blood vessels, which in turn initiates atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). Since these abnormal metals cannot be excreted efficiently by normal detoxification functions, a chelating agent can be introduced to bind them and facilitate removal.
Chiropractic is based on the science that the nervous system is the master control of the entire human body, and the art of spinal alignments that help people regain their fullest health potential. Our body has the innate ability to heal itself, and does so primarily through the nervous system.
By ensuring the spinal column is not impinging on the nervous system’s function, chiropractic adjustments restore and optimise the whole body function. The root cause of problems like neck or lower back pain, migraines, sciatica, colic, intervertebral disc issues, heartburn, constipation, numbness and tingling of the hands and feet are addressed at their core.
Colon hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to relieve chronic toxicity and enhance health. The elimination of wastes daily is necessary for optimal health. Effective elimination of wastes is vital for optimal health, with blockages causing imbalance of the gut microbiome, resulting in dysbiosis and eventually disease ranging from fatigue to degenerative diseases and even cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Removal of the toxic matter, facilitates gut healing and rebalances gut bacteria, thus alleviating symptoms such as dehydration, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, IBS, bloating, leaky gut syndrome, heart problems, migraines, allergies, bad breath, asthma, lower back pain, and cancer, particularly of the bowel.
Counselling & Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
At Chiron we use coaching and anthroposophical counselling therapies with the understanding that chronic conditions can never be successfully managed without examining our lifestyle and our inner world and addressing the emotional and mental sources of illness.
Our doctors and therapists provides a safe space for patients to talk and explore difficult feelings in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, identify stressors in daily life, and to develop effective stress reduction techniques. Ongoing stress can result in negative health outcomes, and patients are encouraged to spend time daily to de-stress and incorporate relaxation techniques into their lifestyle.
The main organs of elimination are the skin, kidneys, liver, lungs and colon. These natural routes of elimination may not be active and functioning at all times leading to an unnatural accumulation of toxins. These toxins in the body may be considered to be the cause of many different symptoms and diseases. Any detoxification programs at Chiron, including cleansing diets are designed to bring you closer to health, rather than simply free up toxic build-up without a way to exit the body.
The Chiron Fertility Optimization Program is based on an holistic approach aimed to empower each person to restore and improve fertility with knowledge, education, support and collaboration with their conventional fertility doctor for their best care.
Chiron Clinic has pioneered a unique approach to helping couples achieve successful conception and offers:
Naturopathic support for those undergoing IVF
Naturopathic support for those choosing to enhance fertility without IVF
General & Family Medicine
Our GPs offer symptom oriented consultations for all ages and in all fields: men's health, women's health, paediatric care and child health. We provide a range of services, including: pap smears, breast cancer-, bowel cancer- and cardiovascular screening; travel advice and medicine; family planning; vaccinations; as well as minor surgery for suturing, mole and cyst removal, burns and more...
Our team is trained in diagnosis and treatment of acute complaints and will refer for specialised care if necessary.
We also offer administrative services for school and camp forms, and licences.
Derived from the Greek words homeo, meaning “similar” and pathos, meaning “suffering”, homeopathy is based on the “Law of Similars” or “like cures like” and has been used clinically for more than 200 years. Unlike conventional medicine where drugs or chemicals are prescribed to work against the body and its symptoms, homeopathic remedies work with the body to stimulate a healing response. Hippocrates (the father of medicine) spoke about this concept and explained that a patient suffering from symptoms can be treated and cured by doses of a substance capable of producing similar symptoms in a healthy individual.
With heat that penetrates deeper than traditional saunas our infrared sauna is not only used to aid deep tissue detoxification, repeated FIR Sauna therapy has been found to improves circulation; speeds up metabolism and facilitates weight loss; improves tissue oxygenation and wound healing; reduce pain in patients suffering from chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia; improves skin function and tone; increase energy; and improve heart function and vascular health in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF).
Internal medicine is a discipline focused on the care of adults using the best medical science available. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise towards the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults and are sometimes referred to as the “doctor’s doctor”, because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. General internists are equipped to manage many illnesses along the spectrum of simple to complex and their training uniquely qualifies them to practice primary care and establish rewarding relationships with patients over the duration of their adult lives.
Koren Specific Technique (KST)
KST (Koren Specific Technique) is a breakthrough approach in spinal adjustment designed to address structural, emotional and energetic blockages in the body. KST adjustments correct serious forms of nerve stress caused by distortions in your structural system (cranial bones, TMJ, spinal column, pelvis, shoulders, etc) which in turn can cause physical, mental or emotional dis-ease.
This gentle but powerful technique is also beneficial in the treatment of concussion and traumatic brain injury; migraines; chronic neck and back pain; autism; infant and childhood disorders; brain and spinal cord injuries; chronic fatigue; fibromyalgia; TMJ syndrome; scoliosis; central nervous system disorders; learning disabilities and PTSD.
At The Chiron Clinic every effective treatment begins with an effective intake of your condition so we can best understand the cause of the disease process we are facing, and how to measure success. In addition to Conventional and Diagnostic Testing, we also provide all functional testing, including:
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) 2.0 with Parisitology
Complete Male Hormone Panel
IgG antibody testing for Food Allergies/Intolerance (FoodPrint)
Toxic Element Clearance Profile (Urine test)
IgE Antibody testing for Foods and Inhalants
Intestinal Permeability Assessment
Optimal Nutritional Evaluation (ONE) Test
Adrenocortex Stress Profile (Saliva test)
Rhythm Plus: Comprehensive Female Hormone Profile
Massage therapy - the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body - helps to reduce the tension and discomfort we build up from stress, work or lifestyle, and from sports or muscle overuse. In addition to improving muscle and skin health, circulation and lymphatic drainage, therapeutic massage can also enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing. Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program combining traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies.
Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
NAET is a synthesis of various medical disciplines including conventional allopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, applied kinesiology (AK) and nutrition to treat allergies and allergy-related conditions.
It uses Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST) to determine kinetic imbalance in the body caused by allergens. These energy imbalances lead to a diminished state of health in one or more organ systems.
The main application of NAET is to remove the adverse reactions between your body and other substances in order to optimise nutrition, enhance your ability to absorb and assimilate necessary elements from your food and to eliminate unwanted toxic materials. By reprogramming the brain and removing the blockages from the energy pathways, NAET allows the body to regain appropriate balance (homeostasis) and function normally to reach optimal health.
Similar to conventional medical doctors, naturopathic medical students undergo four-years of medical training in general medical sciences, naturopathic principles, diagnosis and therapeutics at the graduate level followed by board examinations to obtain a license to practice medicine.
Naturopathic physicians are trained to provide primary or specialty care, and have singular expertise in natural therapies and their various interactions. Their unique knowledge has influenced medical thought and approaches worldwide, with practitioners advising at the National Institutes of Health, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the World Health Organization.
Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for “correct” or “right”, and “molecule”. So it literally means “right molecule” and orthomolecular medicine is the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to it.
The key idea is that genetic factors affect not only the physical characteristics of individuals, but also their biochemical milieu. Biochemical pathways of the body have significant genetic variability and diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, schizophrenia or depression are associated with specific biochemical abnormalities which are causal or contributing factors of the illness. These can be treated with one way high-dose nutrients delivered intravenously.
Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion. It uses an holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment. Physiotherapy focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize physical strength, function, motion and overall wellbeing by addressing the underlying physical issues.
Physiotherapy is recommended in the treatment or rehabilitation of a broad range of conditions. Our physiotherapists have a special interest in treating more chronic, multifactorial conditions such as scar and visceral restrictions, jaw or TMJ pain and headaches, as well as addressing problems with a more direct cause, like the side effects of cancer treatment, sports injuries or surgery.
Scar Tissue Release
Scars are a natural result of the healing process, but sometimes layers of tissue that should slide freely can become stuck together. These stuck points cause compensation patterns, which can lead to long-term pain, often far from the site of the original injury or surgery. At The Chiron Clinic, we do conservative, hands-on scar treatment that is gentle and non-surgical. This form of scar physiotherapy involves changing tension patterns so the body can heal itself, with noticeable improvement in pain, numbness, colour, texture and mobility from the first treatment. Mastectomy scars, radiation scars, C-section scars and other surgical scars can all be treated.
The viscera, or abdominal organs, can be felt and mobilised externally either using the very gentle Barral Method, or using a more direct, manual therapy approach. Organs can suffer trauma and go into spasm just like other parts of the body. After surgery, an accident, or even a bad case of food poisoning, inflammation will lead to fibrosis, limiting the sliding of your organs and in some cases these restrictions will cause digestive problems like bloating, constipation or reflux. Visceral adhesions can even limit movement so much that it appears to be a musculoskeletal issue, such as shoulder pain that doesn't go away, one tight hip, or back pain during ovulation. Visceral mobilisation is an invaluable complement to colon hydrotherapy, fertility treatment and weight-loss plans.