Anthroposophic Medicine

Anthroposophic medicine (AM) is medicine, which is extended - or supplemented - by the ideas of anthroposophy.

Anthroposophic Medicine (AM) is fully or partly integrated into the public healthcare system in several EU member states (Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Sweden), as well as in Switzerland and – further afield - in Brazil. It is practised in all specialist fields in hospitals (including university teaching hospitals), and in anthroposophic medical departments in hospitals or primary care settings. AM combines conventional and holistic anthroposophic modalities and is practised in 65 countries worldwide.
AM is regularly taught in the context of CAM at universities in Austria, Germany, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Spain and Switzerland, and is practised by trained physicians.

Anthroposophic medicinal products and therapies (including art therapies, eurythmy therapy and many others) invoke restorative processes in the body, particular in the immune system, and stimulate the body’s self-healing and regenerative capacity. Anthroposophic mistletoe remedies for cancer are well known. AM considers primary prevention through education as the highest priority, for example via lifestyle counselling and nutrition for the prevention of allergies and obesity. AM takes account of the biographical and social aspects of illness, aiming to aid personal development and patient autonomy, and empowering patients to share responsibility for the healing process. 


 

 

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