Journal Contributions on Research in Anthroposophic Medicine – 2023

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1 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:

2 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:

3 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: [Crossref]

4 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: [Crossref]

5 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:

6 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: [Crossref]

7 Gardin NE, Braga AJ. Preliminary outcome of Chelidonium majus (greater celandine) for COVID-19. Phytotherapy Research 2023. DOI: [Crossref]

8 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: [Crossref]

9 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: [Crossref]

10 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: [Crossref]

11 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: [Crossref]

12 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: [Crossref]

13 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: [Crossref]

14 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:

15 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:

16 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: [Crossref]

17 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: [Crossref]

18 Oei SL, Schad F. Are Aspects of Integrative Concepts Helpful to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Therapy? Cancers 2023;15:1116. DOI: [Crossref]

19 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:

20 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:

21 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: [Crossref]

22 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: [Crossref]

23 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: [Crossref]

24 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 [Crossref]

Research news

Real-world data study: Quality of life in lung cancer patients receiving radiation and Viscum album therapy
Lung cancer (LC) is associated with high mortality and poor quality of life (QoL). Decreased QoL is linked to the disease and its treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to analyze the changes in QoL of LC patients being treated with radiation according to oncological guidelines and add-on Viscum album L. (VA) therapy. The study was conducted using registry data from 112 primary LC patients who answered validated questionnaires at first diagnosis and 12 months later. Assessment of QoL changes using multivariate linear regression analyses showed significant improvement for pain and for nausea/vomiting in patients who received a combination therapy with radiation and VA. The results of the study published open access in Radiation Oncology


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