What is Anthroposophic Medicine?
Anthroposophic Medicine is an integrative, multi-disciplinary medical philosophy that incorporates evidence-based medicine, specific natural medicines, and psychosomatic therapies. Anthroposophic practitioners acknowledge the realistic contributions and influence on disease from both the human soul and spirit. Both diagnosis and therapy are based on a comprehensive understanding of the whole person.
What is Anthroposophic Medicine used for?
Anthroposophic practitioners work to support the physical, functional, mental/emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person. All diseases can be supported with Anthroposophic Medicine. Commonly treated illnesses include cancer, chronic inflammatory conditions, sleep disorders, and mental health disorders. Anthroposophic Medicine can also be used for acute conditions and is safe during pregnancy.
What can I expect from a visit with an Anthroposophic practitioner?
An Anthroposophic practitioner is rooted in a compassionate approach to your health. Each visit is oriented towards the discovery of your functional imbalances, the development a healing relationship, and ultimately an evaluation of the causes of your illness. Anthroposophist's often prescribe medicines that work to restore your body's natural rhythms. This commonly involves regulation of metabolism, cardiorespiratory function, and neurological function. This approach aims to balance anabolic (building up) and catabolic (breaking down) processes occurring at the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
What type of medicines or therapies are prescribed?
Therapies can vary from rhythmic massage to psychotherapeutic counseling. Medicines almost always include homeopathics or botanicals, and in some cases, nutraceuticals. In our office, we don't provide any hands-on therapies but focus on medicines.