Anthroposophical medicine is an extension of orthodox medical practice, rather than an alternative. It does not see illness merely as an unfortunate accident or mechanical breakdown, but as intimately connected to the whole person and potentially positive. If met and treated in an appropriate way, illness may bring opportunities for a new balance to be achieved in our lives.
Anthroposophical doctors are fully qualified in conventional medicine. A comprehensive list of registered practitioners as well as addresses of clinics may be obtained from:
Anthroposophic Health and Social Care
Movement Office / Medical Section (UK)
c/o Camphill Medical Practice, Murtle Estate, Bieldside
ABERDEEN AB15 9EP
Besides medical techniques and treatment, this holistic approach may include dietary and nutritional therapy, rhythmic massage, artistic therapies (painting, sculpture, eurythmy, music, speech), hydrotherapy and counselling.
Each human being is seen as a unique individual with a spiritual as well as a physical and mental constitution, and needs to be treated accordingly. Life has a meaning and purpose and the loss of the sense for this is often reflected in the deterioration of general health.
Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training and Association
Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts (AATA)
Medicines and Bodycare
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
The Dr. Hauschka skin care products were created in the 1960s by Elisabeth Sigmund, a skin care specialist and Rudolf Hauschka, Doctor of Chemistry, working from indications given by Rudolf Steiner. Made with Biodynamically grown ingredients, these products are specially formulated to bring harmony and balance to the processes of the skin.
Dr. Hauschka products are sold all over the world. In the UK they are available in selected outlets and from specially trained Estheticians who also offer treatments. Full details:
Elysia Natural Skin Care
Tel: 01386 792642
Weleda (UK) Ltd
There are 26 Weleda companies throughout the world. Weleda (UK) Ltd was founded in 1925 and is now based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. All the manufacturing processes for natural medicines and bodycare products take place there - from the growing of the plants which form many of the raw materials through to the finished product. Weleda products are prepared without artificial additives, preservatives, sweeteners or colourings, and they are not tested on animals. They are manufactured to the highest pharmaceutical standards. The medicines, which include homeopathic remedies, can be bought from health stores, pharmacies or direct from Weleda and all are available on NHS prescription.
Weleda (UK) Ltd
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8DR
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