The early years
The first Otto Buchinger is regarded as a pioneer of medical therapeutic fasting and develops the original BUCHINGER method. Born in Darmstadt in 1878, his father is a civil servant and encourages him to study law. Otto Buchinger, who even from an early age has been interested in medicine, follows his father’s wishes. For one semester he studies law at the university of Gießen. In the end, driven by his longing to study medicine, he changes subjects and graduates in medicine. As a military doctor he then joins the Imperial German Navy working at various locations.