Beiträge zur Forschung in der Anthroposophischen Medizin – 2023

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 14.02.2024
Veröffentlicht am: 14.08.2023



  1. Adam N, Neumann M, Edelhäuser F. Patient satisfaction in inpatient psychiatric treatment compared with inpatient equivalent home treatment in Germany: an in-depth qualitative study. Frontiers in Health Services 2023;3:1195614. DOI:
  2. Baldissin MM, de Souza EM, Lourenço EA, Juarez Amorim B. Limbic encephalitis and refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: a single case study of neurosurgery and medical anthroposophic therapies. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  3. Berger B, Martin DD. How to use first person perspective to transform suffering from autoimmune diseases: a single case study. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  4. Blaychfeld Magnazi M, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Itzhaky Y, Endevelt R, Fliss Isakov N. Children in the Anthroposophical Education System Have Lower Rates of Obesity, and Higher Rates of Health Promoting Behaviors. Nutrients 2023;15(14):3088. DOI:
  5. Büttner R, Schwermer M, Ostermann T, Längler A, Zuzak T. Complementary and alternative medicine in the (symptomatic) treatment of acute tonsillitis in children: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2023;73: Article ID 102940. DOI:
  6. Cogo E, Elsayed M, Bhardwaj S, Cooley K, Aycho C, Liang V, Papadogianis P, Psihogios A, Seely D. Mistletoe Extracts during the Oncological Perioperative Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human Randomized Controlled Trials. Current Oncology 2023,30(9),8196-8219. DOI:
  7. de Almeida VP, Monchak IT, da Costa Batista JV, Grazi M, Ramm H, Raman V, Baumgartner S, Holandino C, Manfron J. Investigations on the morpho-anatomy and histochemistry of the European mistletoe: Viscum album L. subsp. album. Scientific Reports 2023;13: no. 4604. DOI:
  8. de Wit PAJM, Moraes Cruz R, Baars EW. The role of cognition in the resolution of trauma – study design. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  9. Fischer AI, Zilkowski I, Turek C, Stintzing FC. Komplementärmedizinische Behandlung von Säuglingen und Kindern mit akutem fieberhaftem Infekt – Daten einer nichtinterventionellen Studie. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  10. Fitger R. Migräne – Gesichtspunkte aus Forschung und Praxis. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):81-92. DOI:
  11. Furst B, González-Alonso J. The heart, a secondary organ in the control of blood circulation. Experimental Physiology 2023. DOI:
  12. Gaertner K, Loef M, Frass M, Mittal R, Khurana A, Manchanda R, von Ammon K, Frei-Erb M, Walach H, Baumgartner S. Bibliography of Homeopathic Intervention Studies (HOMIS) in Human Diseases. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2023;29(1):14-21. DOI:
  13. Gaertner K, Ulbrich-Zürni S, Baumgartner S, Walach H, Frass M, Weiermayer P. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in Homeopathy: Recommendations for summarising evidence from homeopathic intervention studies (Sum-HomIS recommendations). Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2023;79:102999. DOI:
  14. Gardin NE, Braga AJ. Preliminary outcome of Chelidonium majus (greater celandine) for COVID-19. Phytotherapy Research 2023. DOI:
  15. Gerlach K. Eurythmy therapy movement-meditation: activity and mindfulness mitigate COVID-19 symptoms – an expert consultation. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  16. Gerlach K. Improvement of Spinocerebellar Ataxia 3 Symptoms Treated with Eurythmy Therapy: A Case Vignette. Complementary Medicine Research 2023. DOI:
  17. Gerlach K, Weißkircher A. Eurythmietherapie in der Schule – Konzeption einer Evaluation der Eurythmietherapie an Waldorfschulen. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  18. Gruber K, Zilkowski I, Turek C, Stintzing FC. Anthroposophic suppositories for infants and children with abdominal complaints, associated states of restlessness and sleep disorders: results of a noninterventional study and a retrospective survey. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  19. Hamideh Kerdar S, Gwiasda M, Berger B, Rathjens L, Schwarz S, Jenetzky E, Martin DD. Predictors of sustained use of mobile health applications: Content analysis of user perspectives from a fever management app. Digital Health 2023;9:20552076231180418. DOI:
  20. Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, von Ammon K, Riley DS, Kiene H. Efficacy of homoeopathic treatment: Systematic review of meta-analyses of randomised placebo-controlled homoeopathy trials for any indication. Systematic Reviews 2023;12:191. DOI:
  21. Hellhammer J, Spitznagel-Schminke L, Hufnagel R. Kalium phosphoricum comp. in patients with neurasthenia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Current Medical Research and Opinion 2023. Published online: 15 Dec 2023. DOI:
  22. Himbert C, Jenetzky E, Wagenpfeil G, Hamideh Kerdar S, Schwarz S, Martin D. [Educating Parents about Fever in Childhood Evaluation of the Effect of an Information Leaflet] Klinische Pädiatrie 2023. DOI:
  23. Hotho G, von Bonin D, Krüerke D, Wolf U, Cysarz D. Unexpected cardiovascular oscillations at 0.1 Hz during slow speech guided breathing (OM chanting) at 0.05 Hz. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  24. Huber BM, Karakocak BB, Rothen-Rutishauser B, Wildhaber J, Wildhaber J. Experimental evaluation of complementary therapies in vitro: the example of yellow gentian for respiratory diseases. Swiss Society of Paediatrics: Abstracts of the Annual Meeting 2023. Swiss Medical Weekly 2023;153:3.
  25. Kiene H, Hamre HJ. A fundamental question for complementary medicine: Are there other forces in the natural world besides the physical forces? Complementary Medicine Research 2023. DOI:
  26. Kiene H, Hamre HJ. Eine zentrale Frage zur Komplementärmedizin: Gibt es in der Natur außer den physikalischen Grundkräften noch weitere Kräfte? Complementary Medicine Research 2023; in press.
  27. Klafke N, Bossert J, Kröger B, Neuberger P, Heyder U, Layer M, Winkler M, Idler C, Kaschdailewitsch E, Heine R, John H, Zielke T, Schmeling B, Joy S, Mertens I, Babadag-Savas B, Kohler S, Mahler C, Witt CM, Steinmann D, Voiss P, Stolz R. Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) with Non-Pharmacological Interventions: Clinical Recommendations from a Systematic Scoping Review and an Expert Consensus Process. Medical Sciences (Basel) 2023;11(1):15. DOI:
  28. Kloter E, Walder-Rohner L, Haas H, Hundhammer T, Wolf U. A Prospective Observational Pilot Study on the Effects of the Activity-Based Stress Release Program on the Mental State and Autonomic Nervous System in Psychiatric Patients. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 2023;1438:231-237. DOI:
  29. Königsberger K, Werthmann PG. Anwendung eines Harz-Extraktes aus Viscum album bei aktinischer Keratose, kutanem Plattenepithel - karzinom und Basalzellkarzinom – eine multinationale, retrospektive Fallserienstudie. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(4):301. DOI:
  30. Kokornaczyk MO, Würtenberger S, Baumgartner S. Self-assembled Patterns Formed in Evaporating Droplets to Analyze Bi-component Homeopathic Preparations in the Low Dilution Range. Homeopathy 2023. DOI:
  31. Kovács Z, Hegyi G, Szőke H. The Effect of Exercise on Pulsatility Index of Uterine Arteries and Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2023;12:7021. DOI:
  32. Krafft H, Boehm K, Schwarz S, Eichinger M, Büssing A, Martin D. Media Awareness and Screen Time Reduction in Children, Youth or Families: A Systematic Literature Review. Child Psychiatry & Human Development 2023;54(3):815-825. DOI:
  33. Krafft HS, Raak CK, Martin DD. Hydrotherapeutic Heat Application as Support in Febrile Patients: A Scoping Review. Journal of Integrative Complementary Medicine 2023;29(1):6-13. DOI:
  34. Kröz M, Quittel F, Reif M, Zerm R, Pranga D, Bartsch C, Brinkhaus B, Büssing A, Gutenbrunner C, CRF study group. Four-year follow-up on fatigue and sleep quality of a three-armed partly randomized controlled study in breast cancer survivors with cancer-related fatigue. Scientific Reports 2023;13(1):2705. DOI:
  35. Krüerke D, Schenker M, Matter-Walstra K. Clinical characteristics and therapeutic behavior of breast cancer patients using mistletoe therapy consulting a clinic offering integrative oncology: a registry data analysis. BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023;23(1):395. DOI:
  36. Lorenz P, Zilkowski I, Mailänder LK, Klaiber I, Nicolay S, Garcia-Käufer M, Zimmermann-Klemd AM, Turek C, Stintzing FC, Kammerer DR, Gründemann C. Comparison of aqueous and lactobacterial fermented Mercurialis perennis L. (Dog‘s Mercury) extracts with respect to their immunostimulating activity. Fermentation 2023;9:190. DOI:
  37. Manukyan A, Schink M, Rieger S, Feldhaus S. Successful treatment of long COVID-related fatigue syndrome with mistletoe extract (Viscum album L.) – A case report. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  38. Mascher A, Pelzer F, Duncan LJ, Martin DD, Baumgartner S, Berger B. The introspective patient experience of mistletoe therapy. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  39. Mascher A, Pelzer F, Duncan LJ, Martin DD, Baumgartner S, Berger B. The introspective patient experience of mistletoe therapy. The Introspective Patient Experience of Mistletoe Therapy in Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2023;22. DOI:
  40. Mehl A, von Laue B, Trapp B, Gerlach K, Reif M, Pretzer K, Zerm R, Berger B, Gutenbrunner C, Kröz M. The Anthroposophic Artistic Movement Assessment for Eurythmy Therapy (AART-ASSESS-EuMove). A validation study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2023;76:102957. DOI:
  41. Melo MNO, Batista JVDC, Peñaloza EMC, Oliveira AP, Garrett R, Baumgartner S, Holandino C. A Scoping Review of Genus Viscum: Biological and Chemical Aspects of Alcoholic Extracts. Plants (Basel) 2023;12(9):1811. DOI:
  42. Mirzayeva N, Forst S, Passweg D, Geissbühler V, Simões-Wüst AP, Betschart C. Bryophyllum pinnatum and Improvement of Nocturia and Sleep Quality in Women: A Multicentre, Nonrandomised Prospective Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2023; Article ID 2115335. DOI:
  43. Möhler R, Jenetzky E, Schwarz S, Gwiasda M, Rathjens L, Martin DD. Children's Symptoms with a Febrile Illness and a Positive or Negative Test of SARS-CoV-2 during the Omicron Wave. Children (Basel) 2023;10(3):419. DOI:
  44. Müller MB, Stintzing FC, Manukyan A, Schink M. Comparison of cytotoxicity, saponin, and protoanemonin contents of medicinal plant extracts from Helleborus niger L. and Helleborus foetidus (L.) MOENCH. Phytomedicine Plus 2023;3(2): 100424. DOI:
  45. Nicoletti M. The Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Viscum album. Plants 2023;12(7):1460. DOI:
  46. Nicoletti M. The Antioxidant Activity of Mistletoes (Viscum album and Other Species). Plants 2023;12(14):2707. DOI:
  47. Oei SL, Schad F. Are Aspects of Integrative Concepts Helpful to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Therapy? Cancers 2023;15:1116. DOI:
  48. Oei SL, Thronicke A, Grieb G, Schad F, Groß J. Evaluation of quality of life in breast cancer patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy using real-world data. Breast Cancer 2023;30(6):1008-1017. DOI:
  49. Oomen-Welke K, Hilbich T, Schlachter E, Müller A, Anton A, Huber R. Spending time in the forest and spending time in the field: a qualitative study in highly sensitive persons. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  50. Oomen-Welke K, Schlachter E, Hilbich T, Naumann J, Müller A, Hinterberger T, Huber R. Spending time in the forest and spending time in the field: investigations on stress perception and psychological well-being in highly sensitive persons. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(1):41-45. DOI:
  51. Ploesser M, Martin D. The Effects of Anthroposophic Medicine in Chronic Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2023 ahead of print. DOI:
  52. Schad F, Rieser T, Becker S.; Groß J.; Matthes H.; Oei S.L. and Thronicke A. Efficacy of Tango Argentino for Cancer-Associated Fatigue and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Cancers 2023;15:2920.
  53. Schad F, Steinmann D, Oei SL, Thronicke A, Grah C. Evaluation of quality of life in lung cancer patients receiving radiation and Viscum album L.: a real-world data study. Radiation Oncology 2023;18:47. DOI:
  54. Schad F, Thronicke A. Safety of Combined Targeted and Helixor® Viscum album L. Therapy in Breast and Gynecological Cancer Patients, a Real-World Data Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2023;20:2565. DOI:
  55. Schlegel T, Haegele-Link S, Bertotto C, Rieger U, Wittchow S, Schlaeppi M, Templeton A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients Utilizing Complementary Medicine at a Tertiary Referral Hospital in Eastern Switzerland. Complementary Medicine Research 2023. DOI:
  56. Steinhausen-Wachowsky A, Martin D, Rodrigues Recchia D, Büssing A. Stability of psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic among people with an anthroposophical worldview: the influence of wondering awe and perception of nature as resources. Frontiers in Public Health 2023;11:1200067. DOI:
  57. Strasser F. Kriterien der Nutzenbewertung der Integrativen Medizin am Beispiel der Anthroposophischen Medizin. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(3):177-186. DOI:
  58. Tröndle M, Matheus de Souza D, Tiziana Verardo Polastrini R, Odone Filho V, Seifert G, Stritter W, Blakeslee SB, Dos Santos Teco Mucci AL, Lage Pasqualucci P. Perceptions of Health Professionals on the Implementation of Integrative and Complementary Practices at a University Pediatric Hospital in Brazil: A Qualitative Interview Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2023;22. DOI:
  59. Vagedes J, Huber BM, Islam MOA, Vagedes K, Kohl M, Schoen-Angerer TV. Antibiotic Use in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Practicing Integrative Medicine-A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2023; Oct 9.ahead of print. DOI:
  60. Vagedes J, Kassem S, Gressel O, Samuels N, Eden A, Ben-Arye E. Parasympathetic Versus Sympathetic Changes in Heart Rate Variability After a Multimodal Integrative Medicine Intervention for Frontline COVID-19 Personnel. Psychosomatic Medicine 2023;85(1):53-60. DOI:
  61. Vagedes J, Michael K, Sobh M, Islam MOA, Kuderer S, Jeske C, Kaman A, Martin D, Vagedes K, Erhart M, Ravens-Sieberer U, Zdražil T. Lessons Learned-The Impact of the Third Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic on German Waldorf Parents' Support Needs and Their Rating of Children's Health-Related Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2023;20(6):4756. DOI:
  62. van Tellingen C, in ’t Veld M, van Maaren M, van der Bie G, Niemeyer M, Bos A, Luske K. A new Bolk’s Companion project: Towards clinical intuition – philosophy of science for medical practice based on phenomenological research. Posterabstract. Der Merkurstab 2023;76(2):119-123. DOI:
  63. Veldman LBM, Belt-Van Zoen E, Baars EW. Mechanistic Evidence of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees, Pelargonium sidoides DC., Echinacea Species and a Combination of Hedera helix L., Primula veris L./ Primula elatior L. and Thymus vulgaris L./ Thymus zygis L. in the Treatment of Acute, Uncomplicated Respiratory Tract Infections: A Systematic Literature Review and Expert Interviews. Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2023;16(9):1206. DOI:
  64. von Schoen-Angerer T, Manchanda RK, van Haselen R, Liu J, Suswardany DL, Parker T, Benevides I, Aldana Martinez NS, Tolo F, Skaling-Klopstock C, Nicolai T. The Role of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Healthcare in Achieving the Goals of the Astana Declaration and Universal Health Coverage: The Development of the Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Healthcare Declaration. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2023. DOI
  65. Wrenger J, Martin DD, Jenetzky E. Infants' immunisations, their timing and the risk of allergic diseases (INITIAL): an observational prospective cohort study protocol. BMJ Open 2023;13(6):e072722. DOI:
  66. Zerm R, Müller-Glinz A, Pranga D, Reif M, Bartsch C, Heckmann C, Gutenbrunner C, Kröz M. Influence of Multimodal Treatment on Rest/Activity and Autonomic Regulation in Breast Cancer Patients with Cancer-Related Fatigue: Results of a Tri-Centre Trial with a Comprehensive Cohort Design. Complementary Medicine Research 2023;30(2):115-129. DOI:
  67. Zurfluh L, Spinelli MG, Betschart C, Simões-Wüst AP. Repurposing of Bryophyllum pinnatum for dysmenorrhea treatment: a systematic scoping review and case series. Frontiers in Pharmacology 2023;14:1292919. DOI:

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