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The Dolder Grand

Health Care &


PD Dr. Rainer Arendt
Internal Medicine & Cardiology FMH
Prevention & Regenerative Medicine 

Timeea-Laura Burci
Lifestyle Coach & Jin  Shin Jyutsu






At Dolder Health Care & Rejuvenation
with partner institutions, we pursue a holistic approach to health care and wellbeing.

Timeea-Laura Burci and Jörg Wolfgang Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke in Saxony


Holistic medicine means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. It is underpinned by the concept that there is a link between our physical health and our more general 'well-being'. In an holistic approach to medicine, there is the belief that our well-being relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in terms of illness or disease, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state. These different states can be equally important. They should be managed together so that a person is treated as a whole. An holistic approach means that the doctor is informed about a patient's whole life situation.

Holistic medicine treats symptoms but it also looks for underlying causes of these symptoms. One way of explaining this is by looking for "the story behind the story". Holistic medicine allows for a wider range of treatment approaches to be used together and encourages open-mindedness for different approaches. Some of these approaches may include the use of complementary and alternative medicine but holistic medicine as we practice it, is based on academic or conventional medicine. Nutrition, exercise, naturopathy, acupuncture, healing touch and meditation or autohypnosis are just a few other treatments that may be used together with conventional medicine as part of an holistic approach.



Clinical holistic medicine actually dates as far back as Hippocrates. An holistic approach to patient care was also suggested by Percival in his book - the first textbook of medical ethics - first published in 1803. Percival stated: "The feeling and emotions of the patients require to be known and to be attended to, no less than the symptoms of their diseases."

More recently, John Macleod in his book 'Clinical Examination', first published in 1964, also commented that "we should aim to be holistic in our care". Also, the seminal work by Michael Balint, 'The Doctor, the Patient and his Illness', first published in 1957, represents an important landmark in seeing the patient as a whole rather than as isolated pathology. Illness is not just an isolated physical disorder or random event.


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My SoulMindMatter approach: holistic health and workplace wellness "revolution" in 2011

Special - Kunst. Handelszeitung Nr. 44. 3. Nov. 2010.


We cover your health matters and risks as well as your strengths and interests, formulate goals, and work with you to tailor your health strategy. We bring you back into shape. You will gain endurance, strength, and beauty, inside and out. Learn to reduce negative stress, to stay healthy and to recharge your batteries before you are already exhausted. We consider prevention of burnout, and solutions to reduce risk of depression. Enable personal fulfillment and a harmonious inner balance and tranquility. It is about the professional and personal reorganization. We offer training resources to mobilize your potential, which are surprisingly light and playful. Nothing can stop you reaching novel goals not even your past success. Be all you can be. Awaken your mind, body and spirit today.

For your own program you may select from the best of academic medicine, from anti-aging and medical wellness, from executive and life coaching.


Nja Mahdaoui. Bandera. 1988. Solvent on denim. Galerie Kashya Hildebrand. Zürich.


Health, Mental & Physical Fitness, Aesthetics



Soul, Mind & Body

Life Check
Accurate lab diagnostic & imaging to exclude the most common and most threatening diseases

Body and Beauty Treatments
Attain and maintain a fresh look and natural radiation

Gestalt analysis
Stock-taking and goal setting employing a surprisingly effective desktop constellation technique

Nutrition, Functional Food,
and Herbals

Nurturing and healing, the gentle way to detoxify and revitalize

Personal Training
Shape your body, regain strength and endurance

EMDR and
Emotional Reframing
The liberating effects of REM sleep for a "rebooting" effect

Holistic Therapy
The most effective therapies from academic and sports medicine

Matrix Training
Vibration training and massage
for physical harmony and balance

Body contouring and rejuvenation from the inside -  create an attractive body image

Regenerative Medicine
Cutting edge evidence-based therapies for rejuvenation and a long life

Aesthetic Medicine
The joyous possibilities of aesthetic dermatology and surgery

Nonlinear Brainstorming and Obliquity
Open up untapped potential inside and out



Boris Otarov. Flowers. 1990. Gouache on cardboard. Nadja Brykina Gallery, Zurich. 


The Russian painter Boris Otarov on Life is a Miracle:

"I believe that the radiant sense of life embodied in resounding material creates new immortal spiritual fields in which we exist."



Ferdinand Hodler.  Blossoming cherry tree. 1905. Oil on canvas. Private property.


Lucas Cranach d. Ä.. The fountain of youth. 1546. Oil on lime wood panel. National Museums in Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz. 


Edouard Ravel. Fountain of youth. 1914. Oil on canvas. Sotheby's Zurich. 


Giovanni Giacometti. View over Silser lake. 1925. Oil on canvas. Galerie Moos. Genève.


Ferdinand Hodler. Die Schwarze Lütschine. 1905. Kunstmuseum Winterthur. 



Bernard Buffet. Le Légué à marée basse. 1973. Oil on canvas. Maurice Garnier, Paris.  



Alexei Kamensky. Interval in the Bolshoi theatre. 1967. Watercolor on paper. Nadja Brykina Gallery, Zurich.


Claudia Rogge. 2010. From: Fine Art Invest Fund. A fund with a perspective. PMG Fonds. 2010.



Hammer gallery. Zurich. 


Susanne Theumer. Peace of mind. From: Ein Buch, das man kaufen kann, über Dinge, die man nicht kaufen kann. Frankfurt 2010 (Edition Büchergilde).  


Burgistein. Canton of Berne. From: Günter Mader & Laila Neubert-Mader: Bäume. Köln 1966 (Komet Verlag). 



Fernand Léger. Composition aux trois profils. 1937. Oil on canvas. Private property.


Elija-Liisa Ahtila. The House. 2002. DVD installation. Gasser & Grunert, New York.



Boris Otarov. Izborsk. 1975. Pastel on paper. Nadja Brykina Gallery, Zurich.



Unknown. Living power. 1910. Oil on canvas. University Zurich. 


Henry Miller. Architectural Fantasy. 1953. Collection of S. Kubo, Tokio.


Andreas Pedrett. Ski down on Palü glacier. 1940s. Vintage gelatin silver print. ArteF Kunstfotografie Zürich.




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