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Buchinger fasting cure

Religious and therapeutic fasting - a short introduction

Two completely different fasting methods have developed over the centuries. One of them is the religious fasting. Christianity knows the pre-Easter fasting period and Islam knows Ramadan as exercises of religious obedience. In addition, many religions and cultures use fasting to open the mind to spiritual and religious experiences.

In medicine, fasting is used therapeutically. Already at the time of Hippocrates one began to treat physical and mental diseases by fasting.

For whom is therapeutic fasting according to Buchinger suitable?

The pioneer of scientifically based therapeutic fasting was the German doctor Otto Buchinger (1882-1970). In 1932 he founded a fasting clinic in Bad Pyrmont. Buchingers method sets on prevention: Also ill humans are to be guessed/advised under circumstances to a chamfering cure, but after Buchinger an annual "Reinfasten" of healthy humans is the best protection against diseases. First of all only that may chamfered, which possesses sufficient physical and mental reserves. The most important thing at a chamfering cure is according to Buchinger the correct attitude. The own, free will to methodical chamfered must be present, thereby the motivation for a chamfering cure, is it the will weight to reduce to regenerate or a chronic illness to heal, with each humans differently.

Can I also do a fasting cure at home according to Buchinger?

But the external conditions for a fasting cure according to Buchinger must also be right. Who cannot or does not want to fast in a cure clinic, should adapt his private environment to the cure. Everyday stress should be avoided at all costs, and sufficient time for exercise and mental balance must be planned for. Both are elementary components of Buchinger fasting. When fasting according to Buchinger, one or more transition days are planned, during which the patient may consume approx. 800 calories. These should consist mainly of carbohydrates (for example a day of rice with steamed vegetables), fat, sugar, alcohol and coffee should be avoided.

How does a Buchinger fasting cure work?

The fasting begins with a thorough cleansing of the intestines with Glauber's salt or with an enema with lukewarm camomile water. During the chamfering cure an intestine cleaning should be made every second day. When chamfered after Buchinger one drinks in the morning herbal tea and sweetens it if necessary with some bee honey, in addition a freshly pressed fruit juice. At noon there is vegetable broth, in the afternoon again tea sweetened with honey and in the evening there is a freshly pressed vegetable juice.  The daily drinking quantity is ideally 3 liters of water and herbal tea.  All stimulants such as coffee, alcohol or cigarettes are taboo during the fasting period. The purification of the body is still supported during the chamfering cure by sufficient movement. Besides it is prevented by the movement that muscle protein is diminished instead of the cinder protein. During the chamfering days a medium and digital chamfering is recommended. In order not to endanger the success of the chamfering cure, it is important to change the nutrition slowly again. Buchinger recommends three structure days, which consist particularly of smaller, carbohydrate-rich meals. The fat and protein intake should be increased very carefully.

What positive effects does Buchinger's therapeutic fasting have on the body?

Since with the welfare-chamfered after Buchinger the beverages are not completely calorie-free, but contain sufficient Vitamine and mineral materials, the metabolic loads are far less high than with the total chamfered. The welfare-chamfered has multiple positive effects on the health:

  • Inflammation inhibition
  • Pain relief
  • Improvement of the metabolism
  • Autodigestion and
  • Blood pressure reduction

are to be mentioned.

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Wellness-Experte Dr. Matthias Menschel Allgemeinmediziner und Naturheilverfahren

Matthias Menschel

Dr. med. Matthias Menschel, born in 1965, is a general medical practitioner and naturopathic physician. Since 2000 he has been the head physician at Menschel's Vitalresort in Bad Sobernheim. Buchinger fasting and Felke therapy are the focus of his medical activities. Further treatment focuses are: