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


Klinik Arlesheim is located near Basel, an acute care clinic with 82 beds in the fields of internal medicine with a focus on cardiology, neurology and pulmonology, oncology and psychiatry / psychosomatic and a large outpatient offer. Conventional medicine is complemented by the holistic approach of anthroposophic medicine in diagnosis, treatment, care and treatment of patients.


Klinik Arlesheim was formed in 2014 with the merger of Lukas Klinik and Ita Wegman Klinik, both in Arlesheim, Switzerland.


The oncology department of Klinik Arlesheim is part of the Association for Cancer Research, which includes the Hiscia Institute, where mistletoe is being investigated intensively as a medicinal herb used in cancer therapy.

Casa Andrea Cristoforo, Ascona/ Lago Maggiore is a rehabilitation center offering complementary and anthroposophic treatment. Main emphases are general medical disorders, recovering after surgery, oncology, chronic pain, fatigue and stress-related conditions.

Zentrum für Integrative Medizin Kantonspital St. Gallen provides a combination of selected complementary medical procedures and treatments, both in- and outpatient. A multiprofessional team is cooperating with the other specialist fields of the Kantonspital St Gallen. The center is placed in two locations, in St Gallen and in Flawil. 

The  Paracelsus Spital Richterswil as a center of integrative medicine is complementing conventional treatments with chosen therapies, specially in gynecology and obstetrics, oncology and chronical diseases.





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