Welcome to the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA)
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Anthroposophic training expands conventional medical understanding by integrating physical, social and spiritual dimensions of health. Anthroposophic physicians address these elements in their practices, treating the whole individual. IVAA's member organisations can help identify an anthroposophic doctor or care centre near you. READ MOREREAD MORE
For policy makers
There is increasing demand for complementary medicine to be integrated into health systems. The World Health Organization has acknowledged its potential contribution to health outcomes, and promotes its safe and effective use. To learn more about policies that can facilitate uptake of these therapeutic tools, click below. READ MOREREAD MORE
Anthroposophic Medicine complements conventional medicine by stimulating the body's self-healing and regenerative capacity. There is increasing clinical evidence of the efficacy of various anthroposophic therapeutic approaches to treating different forms of disease. Click below to access the latest research. READ MOREREAD MORE
Anthroposophic medicine integrates conventional medicine with a holistic concept of health that views a patient's biography, lifestyle, and psychological and spiritual well-being as factors in the development of a pathological condition.
Physicians practicing anthroposophic and other complementary therapies have been shown to effectively reduce the unnecessary prescription of antimicrobials that can lead to antimicrobial resistance, which has become a major public health crisis.
Anthroposophic medicines – notably mistletoe extracts – can be used as complements for cancer treatment to improve patient outcomes, including by reducing fatigue and pain and increasing patient capacity to tolerate treatment.