Hospital Meggen

Meggen, Switzerland

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Katja Egli

Katja Egli

Specialized in: traditional chinese medicine

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  • 2013 Aufenthalt und Leitung des Guni Akupunktur Projekts in Rajasthan in Indien mit der Hilfsorganisation Chinesische Medizin über Grenzen
  • 2012 Weiterbildung Akupunktur in der Schmerzbehandlung
  • 2011 Weiterbildung Akupunktur in Frauenheilkunde
  • 2010 Praxis für Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin swissana clinic meggen bzw. Hirslanden Klinik Meggen
  • 2010 Weiterbildung zur kosmetischen und dermatologischen Akupunktur
  • 2010 Bachelor-Abschluss des TCM-Studiums
  • 2009 Praktikum in China: Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM, Nanjing
  • 2006-2010 Studium in der Fachrichtung Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin an der University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Sydney, Australien

The Chinese medicine employs a lot of treatment methods, among which acupuncture plays a special part. Acupuncture is a very old health-improvement system. It involves inserting very thin needles in certain spots on the body (so called acupunctural spots) located on meridians and collaterals. Stimulating correct acupunctural spots makes body respond by starting self-regulation and self-curing.

Aural acupuncture or auriculotherapy is a treatment method where acupunctural needles are inserted in different spots on the ear. Different parts of the ear respond for certain body parts so that the body of embryo on the head is generally projected on the external ear. There is a direct connection between the external ear and central nervous system (CNS), which is why aural acupuncture can be used in case of various illnesses such as acute pains, allergies or addictions.

Electric acupuncture is a modern-day form of acupuncture, where effect of acupunctural needles is intensified with electric current. Two to four electrodes are connected to certain inserted acupunctural needles, and weak, easily handled electric impulses are applied. It intensifies the flow of Ki energy and eliminates any existing blockages. Electric acupuncture is applied mostly in case of chronic pains.


About hospital

Swiss clinics are famous around the world for their highly skilled doctors, accurate diagnostics, cutting-edge equipment and treatment methods. Swissana Clinic AG is a private company established in 1994 in Volketswil near Zurich. Swissana Clinic is a small independent clinic within the healthcare system employing freely practicing doctors renting beds at the clinic. Due to advances in medicine, Swiss clinics can nowadays offer out-patient care to ever more patients. That is why the clinic in Meggen specializes in out-patient and short-term in-patient interventions. Free practice doctors renting beds at the clinic allow it to offer a wide range of surgeries. Patients of all the insurance categories are served.

The clinic has accredited about 30 free practice doctors. The doctors that rent the beds for their patients work in different fields of medicine. The clinic has three operating rooms with modern equipment. There are 11 first-class hotel-type rooms and a day hospital with 11 beds at the clinic. More than 40 employees take care of clients’ health.

Small scale, short distances and efficient processes allow keeping the prices low and providing for more flexibility, efficiency and customer-oriented approach.

The clinic has been established and is located in a modern building in Meggen, a suburb of Lucerne.

It includes an out-patient department of dermatology and laser medicine, obstetrics and gynecology center, center of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.