Anthroposophic Medicine

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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.

PatientQI’s view:

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.

PatientQI’s top info link

http://www.ivaa.info/fileadmin/editor/file/System_AnthroposophicMedicine2011_online.pdf
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.

EUROPE

UK. The Council for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care CAHSC: www.cahsc.org
Austria: http://www.aek.or.at/diplom.html 
Belgium: http://www.antroposofischegeneeskunde.be
Estonia: http://www.antroposoofia.ee/index.php
Finland: http://www.antroposofinenlaaketiede.fi/
France: http://www.anthroposophie.fr/saf-stei.php
Germany: http://www.gaed.de/
Hungary: http://antropozofia.hu/prog/egy_honap/?i=4151 
Ireland: http://www.anthroposophy.ie/medicine.html 
Italy: http://www.fnomceo.it or http://www.medicinaantroposofica.it/
Netherlands: http://www.nvaa.nl/
Norway: http://www.nlfam.no/hjem/
Poland: http://www.antropozofia.pl/
Spain: http://www.anthrosana.org.es/medicina.html
Switzerland: http://www.fmh.ch

NORTH AMERICA

Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine (PAAM) http://www.paam.net/anthroposophic-medicine.html
Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA)
www.aamta.org
Canadian Anthroposophical Medical Association
www.ivaa.info
Anthroposophical Society in America
www.anthroposophy.org

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina: http://www.amaa.com.ar/
Brazil: http://www.abmasp.com.br/

AUSTRALASIA

Australian Anthroposophical Medical Ass. Inc. http://www.aamaanthro.com/
New Zealand: http://www.anthroposophy.org.nz/~anthropo/node/104

INDIA

http://www.amsindiachapter.com/

AFRICA

South Africa: http://www.integrativemedicine.co.za/anthroposophically-integrated-medicine.html

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