anthroposophic medicine


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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.
See also: medicine
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(2) Anthroposophic medicine: a medical system based on a philosophical and spiritual--scientific model of human individuality as proposed by the philosopher Rudolf Steiner.
Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and is a
A multicentre, observational study was carried out within the Network Oncology (NO), a conjoint clinical registry of German hospitals and out-patient practitioners specialised in anthroposophic medicine [26, 28].
Use of VAE in cancer treatment was pioneered in anthroposophic medicine in the 1920s and today it is widely used among cancer patients in central Europe (Molassiotis et al.
Anthroposophical nursing dates back to the 1920s when Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, working with pioneering woman doctor Ita Wegman, developed anthroposophic medicine, which uses nature's medicines to stimulate the body to "heal itself".
Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A.