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

Art therapies and eurythmic therapy

Frank Edelhäuser et al.: Eurythmy Therapy increases specific oscillations of heart rate variability. 2015 Jun 6;15:167. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0684-6.

G Seifert et al.: Improvement of heart rate variability by eurythmy Therapy after a 6-week eurythmy Therapy training. 2012 Jun;11(2):111-9. doi: 10.1177/1534735411413263. Epub 2011 Jul 6.


JL Kanitz et al.: The impact of eurythmy Therapy on stress coping strategies and Health-related quality of life in healthy, moderatly stressed adults. Complement Ther Med.2011 Oct; 19(5):247-55. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2011.06.008. Epub 2011 Aug 6

Harald Hamre et al.: Anthroposophic art Therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study. Explore (NY) 2007 Jul-Aug; 3(4): 365-71

Harald Hamre et al.: Eurythmy Therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2007 Apr 23;7:61 

Liane Collot d’Herbois : Light, Darkness and Color in Painting Therapy. The creative forces of light and darkness. About the training of the painting therapist. Curative painting. The colors and their various aspects. Floris books 2000

Margarethe Hauschka-Stavenhagen : Fundamentals of Artistic Therapy; Based on Spiritual Science.  Mercury Press, Spring Valley USA, 1997

Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt : Foundations of Curative Eurythmy. A comprehensive Handbook. Floris books 2004

Beatrix Hachtel: website with collection of literature related to eurythmy herapy in 22 (!) languages

Agathe Lorenz-Porschman : Breath, Speech, and Therapy. Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA, 17 pp.

Eva Mees-Christeller : Art Therapy in Practice. An introduction to the theory and practice of an anthroposophically oriented therapy. Mercury Press, Spring Valley USA

Lionel Stebbing : Music Therapy. New Knowledge 1988 (currently unavailable)

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