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

Mission and fields of action

The IVAA (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations) represents and coordinates the national anthroposophic doctors'associations on both the European and international levels in regard to political and legal affairs. As a corporate body the IVAA functions as the umbrella organization for the national anthroposophic doctors' associations worldwide in regard to political and legal concerns. 
In the representation of anthroposophic medicine worldwide the IVAA is part of theMedical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum

The IVAA is registered as association according to Swiss law with yearly member assemblies and democratically elected council and president. The IVAA functions as nonprofit NGO and is financed by member fees, grants and project-related donations. Funding has been recieved amongst others from the Software Stiftung(DE), Mahle-Stiftung (DE).

Mission: The areas of work of the IVAA include:

  • Safeguarding the legal status of anthroposophic medicine as an integrative medical system
  • Safeguarding the availabitity of Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) on the market necessary for the anthroposophic medical approach
  • Safeguarding the accessibility of other anthroposophic treatments, including art therapies, eurythmy therapy and many other treatments which belong to the anthroposophic medical system


  • Safeguarding pluralism in medicine with regard to:


    • the rights of patients to use the treatment of their choice
    • the rights of doctors to offer the best available treatment for their patients



Educational and post-graduate training issues are not primary issues for the IVAA, nor is the IVAA involved in the coordination of research projects. However, the IVAA may become involved if medical/legal affairs or political discussion are affected by these activities.

In working for pluralism in medicine the IVAA is in close cooperation with other organisations that are engaged in this issue.

Click here for the IVAA flyer 2017

Last update 1.6.2017©IVAA 2017


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