Anthroposophic medicine Research


Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative approach to treatment that extends and enhances health outcomes by looking outside of isolated symptoms towards a more holistic conception of health. This conception includes physical, psychological and spiritual health, as well as the impact of a person's environment and social context. 

Anthroposophic medicine focuses on how to keep people healthy rather than on why they fall ill; this is called the 'salutogenic' approach.

The anthroposophic medical approach is designed to complement conventional medicine. Anthroposophic medical doctors are qualified physicians who have received additional training to integrate anthroposophic medicine into their conventional practices.

Research is done in many institutions worldwide and uses well-established methodologies, following general guidelines, or developing methodologies.

Anthroposophic medical research assesses efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and costs of interventions. 

Read more about anthroposophic medicine research on the IVAA website.