This is an integrative medical approach. It starts with a conventional diagnosis but includes in its assessment of the patient the imbalances of the body and a psychological, mental and spiritual dimension. In particular, the practitioner works with the patient in a creative way with their life situation and illness, to appreciate the challenges of the illness and potential for growth and change. At the centre of this is an appreciation and valuing of the person in their complexity. It takes a holistic approach to health including looking at body and life rhythms such as movement, sleep and breathing.
Therapies may include homeopathy, plant and mineral-based medicines enhanced according to anthroposophic principles, and artistic therapies.
Referral can be made directly or in-house to Out-Patient clinic.
Anthroposophic Medicine considers primary prevention through education as the highest priority eg. via lifestyle counselling and nutrition for the presentation of allergies and obesity. Anthroposophic Medicine takes account of the biographical and social aspects of illness aiming to aid personal development and patient autonomy and empowering patients to share responsibility for the healing process.”
International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Association