Anthroposophy, Quantum Physics & Holistic Medicine’s Epistemology Crisis
By Walter Alexander
With "100 years of the future – mistletoe in cancer therapy ", the Umbrella Association for Anthropsophic Medicine in Germany (DAMiD) has issued an invitation to come to the mistletoe symposium in Berlin on 21 October 2017. Is it still controversial or has it long become established? A good time to take stock and look to the future.
Theory and practice will equally have their say: oncologists will report about modern cancer treatment, patients about their experiences. Best-practice examples will be presented as well as new research results. Workshops and round table discussions will supplement the conference programme. Physicians, therapists, nurses and patients are invited. www.100jahrezukunft.de
Mission accomplished: Ralph Heinisch to leave Weleda at the end of August. In future WELEDA will no longer have a CEO and will be managed in a new collegial way by a three-member management team. https://www.weleda.de
Fact check on homoeopathy: the Hufeland Society (umbrella association of medical associations for naturopathy and complementary medicine) together with the Umbrella Association for Anthropsophic Medicine in Germany (DAMiD)and the German Central Association of Homoeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ) has prepared a frequently asked questions about homoeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. It aims to provide answers to the most frequently debated current questions. www.damid.de
Anthroposophic Medicine in Switzerland has now by law been put on an equal footing with conventional medicine without limit of time based on the principle of trust. https://www.admin.ch
Newly online with its own Web presence: www.vademecum.org
The Therapeutikum Sophianum, Hungary, began its work in January 2015 with four fully trained anthroposophic physicians and 12 therapists and has been Anthromed-certified since June 2017.
Initiatives for the 2017 annual conference: In the WORLD SPACE on Friday afternoon projects and cultural lightning contributions can be presented. Everyone interested can apply to make a contribution (3-7 minutes) until the 15st July 2017 (title, country, summary). Interesting posters can be exhibited and published on the website of the MedSection. We very much look forward to ideas from the whole movement of Anthroposophic Medicine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr David Martin has put the perspectives of Anthroposophic Medicine on fever in the context of current fever research. https://goo.gl/Zxj80F
The journal P&T Community presents the cardiological approach of Prof. Dr Branko Furst and cites Rudolf Steiner’s theory of the heart, putting it in a scientific context which has hitherto been dominated by the pump paradigm. https://goo.gl/R11QeH
A new questionnaire was successfully tested in the working group of PD Dr Matthias Kröz, Havelhöhe Research Institute, Berlin, as part of a multimodal intervention. First results can be seen in the abstract of the publication in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Vol. 8, Suppl. 1, 2016: https://goo.gl/O4L7cv
In the USA the PAAM website has been newly extended: https://goo.gl/qxKpr
Since January more than 100 forest fires in the south of Chile have destroyed more than 390,000 hectares of forest and numerous houses. Eleven people have died, thousands are traumatised. The Hüllen für Chile movement (anthroposophic physicians, therapists and Waldorf teachers) is on an aid mission to help the people affected using emergency education (trained by Bernd Ruf) and Anthroposophic Medicine and to prevent the consequences of trauma. Carina Vaca Zeller