Functional Threefolding

The life, soul and spirit of the human being are connected to the body in very different ways: in our neurosensory system we develop consciousness of our own inner world, and also of the outer world, which we perceive through our senses. The human soul and spirit awaken to consciousness on the basis of the neurosensory system.

In our motor-metabolic (limb) system , the movement of our limbs leads to intensive metabolic processes. Movement basically promotes metabolic activity and, with it, regenerative upbuilding processes. Human will activity is linked to the motor-metabolic system and its functional metabolism.

Both poles of our human organization are mediated by our rhythmic system . All processes in our human organism are organized rhythmically: not only our breathing and heart function are governed by rhythms, but numerous other functions as well (rhythms in the nervous system, multiple hormones, blood pressure, blood sugar, movement activity in the digestive tract, etc.). These rhythms are not separate from each other; they form a rhythmic system. Many illnesses are accompanied by disturbances or even dissociation of this system; conversely, healing and health require rhythmic processes to be strengthened, such as by ensuring a regular rhythm of waking and sleeping.

Research news

Safety of anthroposophic medicines ensured!
Anthroposophic medicinal products (AMPs) are widely used in Europe and worldwide. A retrolective safety analysis of pharmacovigilance data included 99.4% (1596/1606) of all AMPs marketed in Germany during the study period 2010 - 2017. The relative frequency of adverse drug reactions for AMPs was 1.5 per million maximum daily doses sold. The vast majority of patients (91.9%) recovered or were recovering from adverse reactions and there were no reports of fatal outcomes. The original article with detailed results is published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40801-021-00262-7.


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