Anthroposophic medicine is a holistic system of medicine that is based on the philosopy of Rudolph Steiner (the same person who devloped the Steiner/Waldorf education methodology which is used in schools worldwide).
Nearly all practitioners are fully qualified medical doctors who then go on to train in anthroposophy.
The system of medicine looks at the whole person, mind, body, spirit/soul and uses many different therapies in combination. Orthodox (conventional) medicine such as surgery and medicines where necessary may be combined with homeopathy, creative therapies (art, drama, music) and spiritual development.
Spiritual development (including karmic destiny) is a principal feature of the medicine system and is the main aspect that separates it from strategic integrated medicine.
Anthroposophic medicine is generally well suited to the personalized strategy idea if the anthroposophic medicine practitioner is adaptable to the patient making their own choices.
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The system of Anthroposophic Medicine (PDF)
Rules Regulations and Associations
Anthroposophic Medicine as a treatment is regulated in some countries. Practitioners/ professionals are not required to be licensed, as they are already fully qualified doctors (exceptions to this is Switzerland, Germany and ND’s in the USA).
The umbrella organization for Anthroposophic Medicine is The International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA). The Federation has 31 countries as members and is responsible for coordinating legal and political concerns.
UK. The Council for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care CAHSC: www.cahsc.org
Italy: http://www.fnomceo.it or http://www.medicinaantroposofica.it/
Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine (PAAM) http://www.paam.net/anthroposophic-medicine.html
Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA)
Canadian Anthroposophical Medical Association
Anthroposophical Society in America
Australian Anthroposophical Medical Ass. Inc. http://www.aamaanthro.com/
New Zealand: http://www.anthroposophy.org.nz/~anthropo/node/104