Anthroposophic medicine and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health problem - Studies show the significant potential from anthroposophic and other integrative medicine approaches to safely reduce antimicrobial use. Find  IVAAs statement  here.

Have as well a look at the presentation prepared for the CAM Interest Group, European Parliament, Bruxelles 1April 2014 

In November 2015, on occasion of the "Antibiotics Awareness Day", the IVAA together with EUROCAM published the position paper

 The role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance

Dr Thomas Breitkreuz, President

Dr Thomas Breitkreuz was born in 1964 in Münster, Germany. Subject of his doctoral thesis was the genetics of prostate cancer. Dr Breitkreuz specialised as an internist with oncology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease, and general internal medicine as the main areas of clinical expertise. He has worked at the Community Hospital Herdecke, Germany for nine years and has been affiliated with the Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Since 2010 Dr Breitkreuz is Senior Consultant at the Paracelsus Hospital, Unterlengenhardt, Germany. Since 2016, he additionally became Medical director of the Filderklinik (Stuttgart). 

He is Chairman of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, in Bonn, Germany and a accredited expert of AMPs at the European Medicines Agency. Furthermore he is President of the Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA), member of the Executive Boards of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD), and the Hufelandgesellschaft.

Member of editorial board.

Thomas Breitkreuz, MD 
Paracelsus-Krankenhaus Unterlengenhardt e.V.
Burghaldenweg 60
D – 75378 Bad Liebenzell-Unterlengenhardt

 Die Filderklinik, Im Haberschlai 7, 70794 Filderstadt-Bonlanden

Further information, publications etc.

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