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

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.

Therefore:

·        Anthroposophic medicine and other integrative medicine approaches should be included as promising options in policies to reduce antibiotic use

·        Further evaluation of such approaches should be prioritized and supported

·        Knowledge should be shared through appropriate tools

     

     Public education on reducing antibiotic use should include options of evidence-based integrative medicine approaches as alternative.

 

Find IVAAs statement here

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

 

 relevant literature:

Lower use of antibiotics in children treated with anthroposophic medicine for acute respiratory or ear infections

Hamre HJ, Glockmann a, Schwarz R, Riley D, Baars e, Kiene H, Kienle G: Antibiotic use in children with acute respiratory or ear infections: prospective observational comparison of anthroposophic and conventional treatment under routine primary care conditions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 Article ID 243801
dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/243801

Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Fischer M, Riley DS, Baars E, Kiene H: Use and safety of anthroposophic medications for acute respiratory and ear infections: A prospective cohort study. Drug Target Insights. 2007, 2: 209-19

Alm JS, Swartz J, Bjorksten B, Engstrand L, Engstrom J, Kuhn I, et al. An anthroposophic lifestyle and intestinal microflora in infancy. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2002 Dec;13(6):402-11

 Henrik Szöke, Márta Maródi, Zsuzsa Sallay, Balázs Székely, Martin-Günther Sterner, Gabriella Hegyi: Integrative versus Conventional Therapy of Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion and Adenoid Hypertrophy in Children: A Prospective Observational Study. Forsch Komplementmed 2016;23:231–239DOI: 10.1159/000448440

 

 

 

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