Principles, Spectrum, Application
Anthroposohic medicine is still regarded as an "alternative" form of treatment. Unfairly so, since it doesn´t seek to replace conventional medicine, it is an extension of it, dealing not only with physical but adding soul an spirit. Founded in science, it draws on everything modern medicine has to offer in the way of useful findings, techniques and preparations. Moreover, approaching the individual from a spiritual science perspective means it also supplements the above with various special forms of treatment. These include naturopathic medicines, modified physical and palliative treatments involving baths, compresses, bandages and special (rhythmic) massages, as well as artistic forms of treatment such as sculpture, drawing and painting, musictherapy, elocution and eurythmy therapy.
Brochure of the Medical Section of the Academy for Humanities at the Goetheanum. The brochure can be ordered at www.goetheanum-medizin.ch.