Medicines and Therapies

The following therapy procedures are used within the framework of integrative patient treatment in Anthroposophic Medicine: medicinal therapy, nursing and external applications, body therapy, eurythmy therapy, art therapy and psychotherapy. They are selected for specific indications and complement each other. The diagnosis on the basis of the patient’s fourfold constitution determines the general need for therapy, which is then implemented through the selected therapeutic procedures and evaluated and adjusted during the course of the treatment.

Research news

Practiced-Based Research of Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management in Clinical Settings   
This systematic review identified 23 studies (including 8464 patients) that fulfilled the quality criteria for evaluating individualized complementary and integrative pain therapies. The studies included chiropractic, acupuncture, multimodal individualized intervention/programs, physiotherapy, and anthroposophic therapies. Retention rates ranges from 53% to 91%. Although all studies reported beneficial impacts on various pain outcome, future practice-based CAM and IM research should be more comprehensive and scientific. Results, recommendations, and the call to action are available at: 
https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab151


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