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Articles on Anthroposophy
[Visualisation methods for etheric formative forces (II)].
[Visualisation methods for etheric formative forces].
Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy, suggested the development of visualisation methods for "etheric formative forces". The essential methods, their "spiritual scientific" basis and indications are described and their claims critically tested. Summary: The methods are not validated, the key...
[The first youth health hostel].
Clinical research in anthroposophic medicine.
Anthroposophic medicine includes special medications and special artistic and physical therapies. More than 200 clinical studies of varying design and quality have been conducted on anthroposophic treatment. Half of these studies concern anthroposophic mistletoe therapy for cancer. Clinical effects...
[Undeserved winds blowing around the Vidar clinic].
[End-of-life with dementia in Dutch antroposofic and traditional nursing homes].
We compared end of life of nursing home residents with dementia in two anthroposophic and two traditional nursing homes in a retrospective study using the most specific instrument available: the End-of-Life in Dementia scales (EOLD). Family caregivers completed the EOLD questionnaire. There was no d...
Mistletoe in conventional oncological practice: exemplary cases.
Mistletoe therapy, a cancer treatment suggested by Rudolf Steiner in 1920, is a typical and specific anthroposophic therapy, but could become more important today in the field of mainstream medicine. This article analyzes some of the most typical effects of mistletoe therapy based on the experience...
Ethical issues in integrative oncology.
Integrative oncology relates to an emerging dialog between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) scholars, oncologists, family practitioners, and other health care providers who envision an extended and holistic patient-centered approach to oncology care. The multiple commitments of integrati...
[Anthroposophic medicine: a critical analysis].
Anthroposophic medicine (AM) is popular in Europe. This review is an attempt to critically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of AM. The aim is to contribute to a critical discussion of this subject. Selective literature review aided by systematic reviews in partic...
Assessing the order of magnitude of outcomes in single-arm cohorts through systematic comparison with corresponding cohorts: an example from...
A-cohorts (5 cohorts with 392 patients) were similar to C-cohorts (84 cohorts with 16,167 patients) regarding age, disease duration, baseline affection and follow-up rates. A-cohorts had > or = 0.50 SD larger improvements than C-cohorts in 13.5% (70/517) of comparisons; improvements of the same orde...