Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative medicine that extends the way medical practitioners, nurses and complementary therapists understand their practice through objective studies of the physical, soul and spiritual human being. It originates from the work of Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) and Dr. Ita Wegman (1876 – 1943). Steiner is most well known for developing Steiner / Waldorf Education and Bio-dynamic Organic Agriculture.
Anthroposophic Medicine is now integrated into medical training in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In other countries training is in addition to foundational studies in medicine, nursing and complementary health including homeopathy and massage. Click here to link to more information on anthroposophic medicine.
Anthroposophic medicine goes through numerous ‘gold standard’ research trials.
Can I use the remedies with other medicines?
Yes. But like all medicines each health practitioner should be aware of what medicines a person is taking and the purpose of taking them so that they can prescribe the appropriate dose and work together to support health.
How long do the remedies take to work?
This depends on how long a person has been unwell. Some illnesses work in daily cycles, others weekly, monthly or annually. Generally 6 doses is a good indicator of the efficacy of the remedy in the case of a first aid treatment. In the case of symptoms that have been present for a while, 3 months usually indicates the direction and action of the treatment.
When symptoms have been stubborn to shift and been exhausting, the first improvement is often observed by an increase in energy. Depending on how long the symptoms have been present can also affect how long it takes to heal. Underlying dispositions can resurface and this presents the opportunity to work them through to complete any processes that are bringing ill health.