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The people behind medpro - who they are and what moves them

Founded in 1999, medpro Holland B.V. is known worldwide for its highly effective phytopreparations. Not only cancer patients, who see the herbal remedies as a chance for a new future, but also people who want to enjoy life even in old age are convinced by the company's products. But how did the company come into being? What moved the founder, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ben Pfeifer, and who are the responsible persons behind the success?

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"As a physician and scientist, I have strived for 45 years to help patients with chronic conditions in a natural way. After all, what good is a therapy that prolongs life but lowers vitality?"

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Ben Pfeifer

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medpro convinces patients with tumor diseases, among others, with its individual and customized phytotherapeutics. Many doctors already use the special synergy effects of integrative medicine and conventional medicine. But also in preventive medicine, for the prevention of medical challenges, medpro is used with pleasure for good reasons. Because the special food supplements can contribute to the gentle and careful support of health.

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How did Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Pfeifer come to integrative medicine?

At the age of only 46, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ben Pfeifer's sister died of metastatic ovarian cancer. Even as a physician at one of the most renowned hospitals in the USA, Prof. Pfeifer was unable to help her. This event was the decisive factor for him to search for new approaches that would bring more benefits to people than the previously propagated methods. Driven by this stroke of fate, he began to search for integrative forms of therapy, especially for tumor patients.

"For integrative medicine, you need great experience, great passion and the big picture," Prof. Pfeifer knows.

Trying out new, alternative methods at university in the USA and establishing them alongside conventional medicine with its timetables and guidelines proved extremely difficult. Envy and resentment also played a role, for example, when it was realized that a preparation to support the fight against prostate cancer was working very well. Finally, Prof. Dr. Dr. Ben Pfeifer resigned and successfully went his own way with phytotherapy internationally.

Why did Prof. Dr. Dr. Pfeifer trust phytotherapy?

Along the way, scientists from Taiwan and China influenced him. They moved things in cancer patients that were not possible with Western medicine. Prof. Dr. Dr. Ben Pfeifer finally tried to unite both worlds, which worked brilliantly. Crucial for this were the protocols he developed, which recorded exact dosages and individual therapies of cancer patients with phytotherapy. He often treated patients with colon or brain tumors and similar poor prognoses. The protocols were refined over decades until finally the desired results were achieved.

In 2010, Pfeifer went to the Middle East to establish his company medpro. During this phase, the protocols also accompanied him, and were in turn further developed there with new, specialized scientists and doctors.

In Asia, Pfeifer also discovered that patients respond differently to different forms of therapy. "For example, I saw there that pain was suppressed with acupuncture during open-heart surgery, which impressed me deeply." Homeopathy, which Pfeifer had not been convinced of before, also took on a new significance for him: "I saw that with the right medication, cancer pain and nausea could be controlled via homeopathy."

What unites integrative medicine and phytotherapy?

Changing course to phytotherapy was not easy for Prof. Pfeifer for several reasons. He lacked the basic knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. As a conventional physician, he had previously learned only evidence-based and mechanical. Only with the successes on patients it became easier. When he wanted to establish an integrative Aesculapian center at a Swiss clinic, he was first labeled as crazy and even dangerous. "For me, however, it was the right way and my patients also benefited from it."

According to Pfeifer, there are three things in particular that have changed with integrative medicine and phytotherapy:

  1. The human being is the focus here and not the ego of the doctor.
  2. Fewer toxic side effects were noted in patients treated with phytotherapy during conventional therapies.
  3. Various phytotherapy preparations produce synergistic effects with conventional treatment and can produce better results.

Another advantage of phytotherapy is that it can be done at home under the supervision of a doctor. For most patients, in combination with regular laboratory tests, even telemedicine is possible here.

Today, many drugs are already derived from (medicinal) plants. However, the pharmaceutical industry is trying to find a viable, patentable molecule with a mechanism of action. "In integrative medicine, however, we are interested in what advances the patient, gives them life extension, has few side effects and is still effective," Pfeifer explains. "That's usually a combination of agents that nature has given us." The danger is that profit-oriented players in the pharmaceutical industry will take such phytotherapeutics for themselves or make them disappear.

"With phytotherapy, it is precisely not just a metabolic pathway of the tumor cell that is influenced or, for example, a specific molecule that is turned up - phytotherapy addresses the tumor disease," says Pfeifer. medpro's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytotherapeutics help fight free radicals in the cell, can help reduce inflammatory processes and stabilize the immune system. "This is often neglected in oncology. So the tumor can easily come back," knows Prof. Dr. Dr. Pfeifer. He recommends not giving up on tumor disease and always seeking a second opinion. Being strong in heart, head and soul is important to realize that life can still be fun despite illness.

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"Discover the power of natural health with medpro."

Patrick Göser, Managing Director at medpro since 2013

Alisa Vaid
"The greatest healing potential lies in listening to your body and following its messages."

Alisa Vaid, Head of Marketing & Partnerships since 2020

How did Alisa Vaid and Patrick Göser come to medpro?

Alisa Vaid and Patrick Göser are the two dedicated masterminds behind medpro. They and the innovative company based in Holland show how important phytotherapy is today. Patrick Göser is the managing director of medpro Holland. He feels a bit like the "girl for everything" here and joined the company more or less by chance in 2013. Until then, he was the head of the IT department of a company. Through the head of the research and development department, he was asked to lead medpro on a transitional basis because the then managing director left. At that time, he had no idea that after a two-year training period he would make this his main job.

Alisa Vaid quickly realized during her work for a large corporation that sense sometimes falls by the wayside. She went to Bali to start her own business and there she happened to meet Prof. Dr. Pfeifer, the medical developer of the medpro products. In conversations she finally found the sense of these products and was convinced of medpro's philosophy and treatment concepts. "With the experience that I myself have gained over the years in the health sector, I finally wanted to get involved," says Alisa Vaid. Alisa was already fascinated by the power of phytotherapy. After all, in her teenage years, she herself had chronic health problems for which she first relied on conventional medicine. After some time, she finally realized that conventional medicine had reached its limits and that other solutions were needed.

"I started doing my own research and came to integrative medicine through various avenues," she says. "Eventually, I was able to replace the monthly antibiotic regimens I was dependent on with herbal medicine." Success proved her right. Today, she advises people to listen to their bodies and get to grips with what's good for you and what's not.

What are the obstacles for phytotherapy?

The medpro company has now been on the market for over twenty years. However, stumbling blocks and obstacles were not left out for Alisa Vaid and Patrick Göser. "Due to many European standards and regulations that apply just as much to pharmaceutical products, it is not always easy to produce complex modern phytopreparations," says Patrick Göser. However, this means that medpro products meet even the highest demands.

"To that end, it's not exactly made easy for us to explain what our Phytopreparations can, namely to improve quality of life and influence medical challenges," says Patrick Göser. The success proves us right, as Prof. Dr. Pfeifer has already been able to successfully support countless patients with medpro phytopreparations. "It is great to see that patients who were considered medically out of treatment have regained a good quality of life," declares the medpro team in unison.

The challenge to us as an independent company was always that hospitals and doctors wanted to see studies," says Alisa Vaid. In the meantime, medpro refers to experiences and successes from patient stories that have often accompanied them for 20 years. To demonstrate these successes, treatment protocols are needed. They show and document the combination of different active ingredients and products aimed at a specific treatment success. These are put together individually for the patient. The results are often seen after just a few weeks, for example, in blood tests. "We also often connect doctors with other colleagues who are successfully using our products."

"Because we operate independently, we know very precisely where the ingredients in our products come from. We have the highest standards for the quality of the active ingredients and can trace supply chains back to their origin," says Patrick Göser. The proximity to the manufacturers has created a certain basis of trust.

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