The Extra Touch of Anthroposophic Nursing  

The International Council of Anthroposophic Nursing Associations is happy to highlight an initiative of its Dutch member, the Dutch Professional Association of Nurses V&VN.  Their recently published paper, Expertisegebied verpleegkundige antroposofische zorg / The area of expertise of anthroposophic nursinging care clearly describes the added value of anthroposophic nursing as a comprehensive offer to patients […]

Leading international healthcare organisations launch the Peoples’ Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Health

A person-centred, integrative and holistic approach to healthcare would provide important public health benefits and should be considered crucial to protect and promote the universal right to the highest attainable standard of health. Until today in too many countries access to integrative healthcare is limited. In response, a group of healthcare organisations, practitioners, patients, and […]

The Value of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies

A series of short movies reveals how patients, therapists, and doctors value arts therapies Author: Team ICAAT – Coordinator Public Relations Silke Speckenmeyer To mark the 100th anniversary of Anthroposophical Medicine, the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies (ICAAT) (1) produced a mini-documentary series with four distinct episodes focused on the therapeutic areas of painting, music, modelling and speech. […]

European Parliament encourages use of complementary medicine in oncology as part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan 

In its report on Beating Cancer, Members of the European Parliament stress the ‘’importance of developing a holistic, integrative and patient-centred approach’’   On 16th of February, the European Parliament (EP) approved the report “Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer – towards a comprehensive and coordinated strategy“, drafted by the EP Special Committee on […]

Vaccination: Deciding in solidarity

Statement by the German Federation of Аnthroposophic Мedicine (DAMiD) on COVID-19 vaccination The situation in Germany is once again tense. The number of infections is high, vaccination rates are below expectation, in many places nurses and doctors are at their limit and many intensive care units are overburdened. To overcome this crisis together, respect and […]

Integrative Medicine under the spotlight in the European Parliament

Public events last week discussed the added value of integrative therapies to patients The past week integrative medicine was put in the spotlight of the EU affairs, with three separate online events revealing its benefits to patients and exploring different aspects of the integrative medical field. In conjunction with conventional treatments, a growing number of […]

IVAA Calls for a Patient-centred EU Health Data Space

The International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) took part in the public consultation on the EU Health Data Space (EHDS), urging for a strong patient-centred approach and human dimension of healthcare. IVAA believes that this initiative can improve efficiency and efficacy of healthcare and health research across the EU.   Citizen’s rights in the area of health are of paramount importance, notably in controlling and accessing […]

Integrative Oncology: Integration For The Benefit of the Cancer Patient

Following the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, Integrative Oncology should be made fully part of its implementation. Integrative Oncology utilizes practices from different medical traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments, aiming to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes, in all stages of the disease. Prevention is also at the core of this approach. Integrating these […]