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SUNSHINE OFFICE - dr. ingrid b. riedel, md  - Zurich

SUNSHINE OFFICE - dr. ingrid b. riedel, md - Zurich

Your reliable partner for holistic and naturopathic medicine in Zurich.

WELL-BEING included

WELL-BEING included

Feel comfortably relaxed. Energetic healing restores your inner balance.

NATUROPATHY internalized

NATUROPATHY internalized

In harmony with nature - natural treatment methods gentle to your body.

FIRST-AID in Emergencies

FIRST-AID in Emergencies

Daily, we have free time reserved for emergencies and patients under acute pain.



A wide range of holistic therapies and modes of treatment are awaiting you.



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PAIN MANAGEMENT  - Acute and Chronic

PAIN MANAGEMENT - Acute and Chronic

Mitosan and Acupuncture - effective and gentle therapeutic methods against pain.

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therapies colon hydrotherapy

The Colon Hydrotherapy

What is that ?

By the Colon Hydrotherapy the immune system is alleviated and therefore the immune defense mechanism strengthened. The intestinal mucosa and the intestinal flora may get reactivated by means of intestinal cleansing.

A healthy colon is the first step for an overall healthy condition. Free from toxins the large intestine can deal more effectively with new burdens, micro organisms and other pathological influences. The cleansing of the digestive tract allows for a cleansing of the lymph system, of the blood, of the brain and of the whole body.  Multiple ailments can be eliminated and/or prevented by doing so. The spectrum of the diseasess concerned ranges from constipation over psychological problems to the strengthening of our immune system, which is the core defense system against infections and also cancer.

For which diseases is the Colon Hydrotherapy adequate?

  • Chronic constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Atonic Colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (colon irritabile)
  • Distention of the stomach
  • Diverticulosis
  • Morbus Crohn, Colitis Ulcerosa (limited to be performed only in special cases from experienced therapists)
  • Parasites infections (worms)
  • Candida albicans

as well as other medical conditions suspected to be caused by an “autointoxication” of the body. Those disorders include in particular:

  • problems with concentration, fatigue, depressive disorder, panic attacks and state of vertigo
  • skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, eczema
  • migraine
  • susceptibility to infections, allergies, allergic asthma
  • occurrence or aggravation of existing rheumatic condition
  • hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • chronic prostatism

Patients with liver disorders also benefit from a Colon hydrotherapy followed by a treatment for intestinal tract repair. The liver is the first and foremost organ to detoxify the human body. In the case of malfunctioning, the toxic substances augment throughout the body.

What are the effects of the Colon Hydrotherapy?

When should it be applied? It is assumed that certain toxins and/or waste material are not fast enough decomposed and egested. Consequently long-standing metabolites and mucoidal plaque in the intestinal pouches prevent the normal peristaltic movements and the transportation of the feces.

In the course of the colon hydrotherapy repeated irrigations (with water) remove the metabolites found in the enlarged pouches and impacted to the intestinal tract. Another benevolent effect of the irrigations is the revitalisation of a dilatory intestine by stimulating the motility and the overall functioning of the digestive tract. One might call it a type of “gut training”. For the suffering and almost paralyzed intestines it would not be possible - without those special relief efforts – to get rid of its toxic impacted material.

The repeated change between replenishing the gut with water and the immediate rinsing, accompanied by an abdominal massage, results - after a few times – in the intended purge of the bowels. Even persistent encrustations loosen from the inner walls of the colon and get eliminated. The water filled into the intestine has various temperatures: warm water up to 41°C  releases tension in the muscle tissue of the gut. Thus constricted segments become again permeable, i.e. unobstructed; cool water up to 21°C, however, astringes at first the muscle tissue of the intestinal tract and finally increases the blood supply.

By applying various temperatures and the gentle massage, the resilience and the lost peristaltic are restored to the intestine. The dissolving effects of water as well as the stimulation by temperatures bring about that the intestine is enabled to function properly and to transport the conglomerated, almost static feces on its own again.

What effects are initiated by the Colon Hydrotherapy?

Cleansing – this therapy removes gently and efficiently the toxic substances and encrustations from the wrinkles and pouches of the intestine. It also eliminates concretions, putrefactive agents and mycosis from the surface of the intestinal mucosa.

Secretion – metabolic toxins and waste material are released via liver and gall bladder into the intestine, in the lower segments of the gut, however, partly re-absorbed (especially with intestinal hypomotility and increased permeability of the mucosa). Those toxic substances are again egested via the liver organ. That is how a toxic circulation starts being developed in our bodies. At one go only the colon hydrotherapy interrupts it by removing a lot of the waste material circulating in our organism.

This treatment not only improves the secretion via the intestine but the excretion of liquids via the kidneys (urine). This happens in two ways:


  • A small portion of the induced water is absorbed by the body, thus the liquidity level in the vessels is higher and the kidneys are stimulated to excrete more fluid (urine).
  • The colon hydrotherapy improves blood circulation in the abdominal area with a diuretic effect on the kidneys, as the ureters get also massaged by this treatment. As the warm water supports blood circulation at the lower poles of the kidneys, the colon hydrotherapy is also a good indication in the case of kidney and/or ureter stones.

The beneficial effects of the colon hydrotherapy can be complemented by the simultaneous administration of common enterobacteria – the probiotic therapy - in liquid or solid form (tablets) as part of the subsequent revitalisation of the intestine.

Please get in touch with us - We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with more details.



More time for the patient

Mehr Zeit für Sie - Dr. Riedel
A thorough diagnosis and also a diligent holistic therapy take their time. Therefore we allotted special therapeutic hours for specific examinations and for naturopathic therapies, which we offer as “body tailored” health services to you.


House calls

Hausbesuche beim Patienten
If required by the circumstances, there is no doubt that we make house calls. But, please, notice that all examinations can be performed a lot simpler and faster at my office.
We are happy to make house calls on demand in the areas around Zurich as listed below: Oerlikon - Wiedikon - Flughafen - Hauptbahnhof - Kreis 5 - Seebach - Affoltern - Höngg - Stauffacher ...                         -->

Prompt Aid in Emergency Cases

Schnelle Hilfe im Notfall - Dr. Riedel
To save you long waiting hours when in acute medical condition, we keep daily hours on hold for patients in pain and for emergencies.


Some points can be solved over the telephone

Telefonische Beratung - Dr. Riedel
For delivering diagnostic findings and short counselings, we have established a special telephone hour. Please, give us a call and get a date over the phone. 


Useful Information about our Therapy Concept

Behandlungskonzept - Dr Riedel
We, as your health coach, do not only want to assist you in getting healthier, but also in maintaining your health, as well as retaining your youth. Therefore prevention and health counseling are important key aspects of our efforts.


Your health advantage - Our optional services

Gesundheitsvorteile und Wahlleistungen
Most of the diagnostics methods and therapies - offered in our office - are paid for by your individual health insurance. Our naturopathic therapeutic offers and the individual health services offered serve to improve your personal health level.