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anthroposophic medicine

A holistic approach to health care widely employed in Europe, e.g., for the care of patients with advanced cancer. Although its effectiveness remains unproven, it has gained significant acceptance by patients and some insurers.
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Gencydo[R], a combination of lemon juice with an aqueous quince extract has traditionally been used in anthroposophical medicine for treating patients with allergic rhinitis or asthma.
Contemporary interest in mistletoe originated with Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner, founder of anthroposophical medicine, a movement that began in the early 20th century, emphasizing the spiritual component to health and illness.
He has also studied natural and anthroposophical medicine in Germany and biological medicine with the world-renowned Paracelsus Klinic of Switzerland, with later studies providing certification in botanical medicine through the University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy.
Much later, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of anthroposophical medicine, introduced it as a cancer treatment.
Much later, it was introduced as a cancer treatment by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of anthroposophical medicine (Steiner 1985).
This experience of the collusion between Nazism and the allopathic medical community (not to mention many other crimes perpetrated by leading allopathic doctors) made many Germans in the postwar years wary of the "dictatorship" of one medical philosophy, allopathy, and its persistent attacks on all alternative schools of thought (homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, Anthroposophical medicine, etc.