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

Further reading in AM

 On the left side bar you can choose different areas of literature published in English Language, originals and translations. We apologize for the limitation of not including existing publications in French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Latvian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and others, and recommend to take contact with the relevant countries' doctors Association for more information.

A major part of literature was and is generated in German speaking countries due to the origin of Anthroposophic Medicine, but since Anthroposophic Medicine is growing worldwide, cooperating with Integrative Medicine movements globally, there are more and more studies published in international journals. You will find these here.

For German literature search the sites of GAÄD, IFAEMM, Salumed Verlag, Medical Section Goetheanum amongst others.

We kindly ask you to indicate missing publications to


  1. Introductions to anthroposophic medicine
  2. Fundamental Works
  3. Academic literature
  4. Anthroposophic approach to the treatment of cancer
  5. Art therapies and eurythmy therapy
  6. External treatments and massage
  7. Anthroposophic pharmacy and the use of substances
  8. Educational and social therapy
  9. Education and practical advices






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