Dr. med. Otto Buchinger senior (MD) has coined the (German) term of “therapeutic fasting” (Heilfasten). Therapeutic fasting is supervised by a physician and carried out in a medical facility. This type of fasting addresses the three dimensions of a human being: the medical, the psycho-social and the spiritual. Therapeutic fasting is a form of treatment that involves several areas of medical expertise because it affects a large number of metabolic processes and consequently has an impact both on various organ system and the psyche.
Therapeutic fasting is effective in the treatment of metabolic, chronic, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases.
The fasting method and the duration of the process (usually 2-4 weeks) must be individually determined according to medical indication. It is also necessary to carefully prepare and motivate the patient. (Source: Leitlinien zur Fasten Therapie, Ärztegesellschaft Heilfasten & Ernährung e.V. – A fasting guideline)
Upon request, the Fasting Academy Bauer can recommend and establish contact with qualified hospitals and therapeutic facilities that implement therapeutic fasting programmes according to Dr. Buchinger.
Therapeutic fasting is a comprehensive and profound process designed to regain one’s health and should not be carried out alone at home.
After the therapeutic fasting we recommend every year to take part in two fasting sessions for healthy persons (8 days each) in order to maintain the newly regained healthy status.
In physics, energy and entropy (the state of disorder) are the fundamental antagonists, likewise a disease (as the fundamental opponent to health) is the result of increasing bodily, spiritual and mental disorder. To regain one’s health requires external and personal effort as well as a disciplined change of one’s habitual life-style. Fasting offers a window of opportunity to bring about this change.