Anthroposophic Medicine UK

About Anthroposophic Health and Social Care

Anthroposophic Medicine is an established integrative medical approach which is holistic and salutogenic in its approach, taking "a whole human being" view into the method, diagnosis and therapeutic approach. It gives equal importance to the physical body, the soul/emotional life of the patient, and the individuality/spirituality of the person at the centre of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach. A wide range of professional disciplines have developed within Anthroposophic Health (anthrohealth) and Social Care.  The anthrohealth and Social Care practitioners within our movement come from a range of professional groups.  For a number of these groups their anthro-training is a post-graduate training  which builds on and extends their conventional training e.g. doctors, nurses, pharmacists.

Anthroposophic Health Disciplines

  • Anthroposophic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Anthroposophic Medicine, which is an integrative approach to diagnosis and treatment which extends conventional western medical training.
  • Anthroposophic Nursing
  • Anthroposophic Pharmacy
  • Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts including sculpture, painting/visual arts, speech, music and singing
  • Biographical Counselling
  • Eurythmy Therapy
  • Rhythmical Massage
  • Movement-based therapeutic Bothmer gymnastics and Spatial Dynamics
  • An internationally recognised therapy programme for addiction available in 7 major clinics in the world
  • Close collaboration with educationalists and support for school physicians

Anthroposophic Social Care Professions

  • Curative Education/Anthroposophic Social Pedagogy
  • Social Therapy
A worldwide practice of the anthroposophic conception of support based on curative education and social therapy exists in over 350 facilities, including the Camphill movement in 26 European and 12 other countries worldwide.

Research and Publications

For more information visit our page about Anthroposophic Medicine Research and Publications >

Further reading

Anthroposophic Medicine UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association and the Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Arts.

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