Anthroposophical medicine is an integrative multi-modal treatment system based on an holistic understanding of man and nature and of disease and treatment. It applies medicines derived from plants and minerals; art therapy, eurhythmy therapy, and rhythmical massage; counseling, and psychotherapy and is used synergistically with conventional medicine in large hospitals and clinics around the world to optimise the chance for health improvement.
Guiding principles of Anthroposophical healthcare are recognizing the autonomy and dignity of the patient and helping people to help themselves. Self-responsibility is addressed, and therapeutic goals are to stimulate different forms of self-healing comprising regulation of the nervous system, as well as psycho-emotional and spiritual self-regulation. Treatments aim to provoke a new level of the individual’s health and inner strength.