Jean-Philippe is a qualified acupuncturist who has studied Chinese Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland. He expanded his skills at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam. He specialized in the treatment of psychosomatic diseases with acupuncture. Besides his activities at New Leaves, Jean-Philippe is responsible for the acupuncture treatments with Paracelsus Recovery, a company that provides medical stays for international clients in Switzerland. Jean-Philippe found his way to acupuncture through chinese martial arts, which he practiced and taught for many years.

Jean-Philippe Rüegg is an EMR-recognized therapist and a member of the Swiss Professional Organization for Traditional Chinese Medicine. He speaks fluently English, German and French.