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Healing for Body, Soul and Spirit Edition 3

An Introduction to Anthroposophic Medicine

November 2017
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    30th November 2017
  • ISBN 9781782504108
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 5.4" x 8.5"

Modern medicine examines and treats the human body in terms of chemical and mechanical dysfunction. Consequently, conventional drugs and other interventions relate purely to the physical symptoms, and frequently involve exposure to unwanted side effects.

Anthroposophic doctors are conventionally qualified practioners who go on to train with a fuller picture of the human body, examining the wider dimensions that make the human organism function as an actively thinking, feeling, and aware person.

Using Rudolf Steiner's principles and related treatments and therapies, anthroposophic doctors often attend to cases which conventional medicine has failed to cure.

By responding to the wider picture of the patient, in terms of lifestyle, temperament, and sociability, they can re-establish a healthy balance while greatly reducing the use of conventional drugs.

"This book is an excellent introduction to the scope and potential of anthroposophical teaching in both medicine and education."

—Michael Endacott, Deputy Director, Institute of Complementary Medicine

"I would recommend this book to anyone working in healthcare—whether orthodox or complementary."

—Dr. David Peters, British Holistic Medical Association

C O N T E N T S:


1. Extending the Art and Science of Medicine
2. A New Study of Life
3. The Soul
4. The Spirit
5. The Two Main Types of Illness
6. The Use of Medicines
7. Artistic Therapies
8. Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy
9. The Art of Nursing
10. Childhood Illnesses
11. Inner Development
12. Psychiatry
13. Immunity, Cancer, and Mistletoe
14. The Medicines
15. Medicines and Legislation
16. Therapeutic Communities and Initiatives

Notes and Further Reading

:: Anthroposophical Societies
:: Anthroposophic Hospitals, Clinics, and General Practitioners
:: Manufacturers and Distributors of Medicines
:: Training for Anthroposophic Doctors
:: Training for Other Health Professions

Iain Rodger

Iain Rodger is a freelance writer.

Michael Evans

Dr Michael Evans trained in medicine in Britain, Germany and Switzerland before helping to found Park Attwood Clinic near Birmingham. He was a GP and anthroposophical doctor until his retirement.