Healing for Body, Soul and Spirit: An Introduction to Anthroposophic Medicine

Healing for Body, Soul and Spirit: An Introduction to Anthroposophic Medicine

by Michael Evans, Iain Rodger

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Conventional medicine focuses on the body's physical symptoms. But more and more patients are questioning the limitations of this approach and are exploring holistic approaches, such as anthroposophic medicine, which also addresses the human soul -- our individual thinking, will and feelings -- and the human spirit, our self-awareness and essence. Anthroposophic medicine is an extension of, not a replacement to, conventional medicine. This comprehensive book introduces and explores the philosophy and practice of anthroposophic medicine, which is based on principles developed by Rudolf Steiner. It discusses many alternative therapies and areas of health including artistic therapies, massage, childhood illnesses, cancer and psychiatry. Healing for Body, Soul and Spirit will inform and engage a general reader, with no medical background, who is interested in alternative and holistic approaches to human health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782505792
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication date: 08/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr Michael Evans trained in medicine in Britain, Germany and Switzerland before helping to found Park Attwood Clinic near Birmingham, England. He was a physician and anthroposophical doctor until his retirement.
Iain Rodger is a freelance writer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 Extending the Art and Science of Medicine 15

2 A New Study of Life 25

3 The Soul 35

4 The Spirit 49

5 The Two Main Types of Illness 61

6 The Use of Medicines 69

7 Artistic Therapies 85

8 Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy 93

9 The Art of Nursing 101

10 Childhood Illnesses 109

11 Inner Development 117

12 Psychiatry 123

13 Immunity, Cancer and Mistletoe 139

14 The Medicines 151

15 Medicines and Legislation 163

16 Therapeutic Communities and Initiatives 169

Notes and Further Reading 179


Anthroposophical societies 183

Anthroposophic hospitals, clinics and general practitioners 184

Manufacturers and distributors of medicines 185

Training for anthroposophic doctors 186

Training for other health professions 187

Index 189

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