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Anthroposophic Medicine

Anthroposophic medicine views health as a matter of mind-body-spirit balance. It is centered on the idea that humans are not independent organisms but, instead, beings composed of the interactions of physical body, inner life body, soul (mind and emotions), and spiritual ego (self-awareness). Whereas conventional medicine focuses on "fixing" the part of the physical body that is "broken," anthroposophic medicine prescribes treatment for the whole being through conventional methods in combination with holistic methods. As such, anthroposophic medicine integrates theories and practices of modern medicine with alternative, nature-based treatments and a spiritual-scientific understanding of the human being. The practice is based on Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steinerís concept of anthroposophy, a scientific and philosophical world view that connects the spiritual within the human being to the spiritual in nature, the world and the cosmos.

Anthroposophic Medicine Fundamentals

Health and Illness: The Anthroposophical View

Other Resources

www.paam.net - Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine

www.usa.weleda.com - Weleda - USA

www.weleda.co.uk/anthint.htm - Weleda - U.K.