Anthroposophical medical research is intended to further the knowledge base and clinical practice of all fields of medicine

Anthroposophic medical research is an area of high research activity, assessing efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and costs of interventions, analysing active ingredients and physiological, biochemical, cellular or genetic effects of individual interventions, exploring basic concepts, anthropological dimensions and the historical background, and investigating patients' and health care providers’ perspectives or new innovative areas.

Research is done in many institutions worldwide and uses well established methodologies, following general guidelines, or developing methodologies.

The Goetheanum, the seat of the General Anthroposophic Society, informs on trainings and has a regularly updated repository of research on Anthroposophic Medicine in its Medical Section. is a comprehensive research portal where the latest in Anthroposophic Medicine studies are available, in both English and German.

The latest news on anthroposophic medical research


Anthroposophic Medicine Statement on Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2

By the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) and the Medical Section of the Goetheanum


Anthroposophic Hospital Successfully Treats Child Pneumonia with Only One Third the Antibiotic Use of Other Hospitals



Freiburg University Studies Effect of Anthroposophic Eurythmy Therapy and Tai Chi on the Risk of Falling in the Elderly

Nationwide, multi-center study funded by German government.


Adding Mistletoe Treatment to Chemotherapy Prolongs Lives in Lung Cancer

BRUSSELS, October 04th 2018. Patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving supplementary mistletoe treatment in addition to chemotherapy were able to survive significantly longer than patients receiving chemotherapy alone, a new observational study has...


Anthroposophic Treatments in Swiss Children’s Hospital Improved Care Without Increasing Cost

FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND, September 28th 2018: Integrating anthroposophic treatments into conventional care for hospitalised children can improve results from the perspective of both parents and clinicians without adding to costs, according an implementation report involving...


Primary care facilities using integrative medical approaches have lower antibiotic prescribing rates, which could be useful to fight antimicrobial resistance



Study shows anthroposophic treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis as effective in reducing symptoms as conventional care