While anthroposophic medicines are the primary therapy employed by the physician, other therapies include Therapeutic Eurythmy, a movement therapy designed to stimulate healing processes, and the various Anthroposophic Art Therapies, which include painting, drawing, sculpture, and speech formation (for more information, click on Therapeutic Eurythmy, Art Therapies or Therapeutic Speech)
Anthroposophic Art Therapies and Eurythmy Therapy activate and support the human being’s creative potential for inner growth and self-regulation. They help the human being bring into equilibrium the manifestations of illness and find a new orientation in life. Through the application of artistic non-verbal media and processes, sustainable therapeutic effects on physiologic, emotional, and mental aspects of health can be achieved. This approach can be taken up by people of all ages.
All anthroposophic medicines and therapies are designed to stimulate the patient’s powers of self-healing. In this way they complement conventional medication. Where conventional medicine concentrates on destroying the agents of disease, suppressing associated processes and replacing missing substances (e.g. vitamins, hormones, blood elements), anthroposophic medicine, wherever possible and sensible, aims to enable the human organism to overcome a disease through its own resources. The emphasis is on restoring the balance of bodily functions and strengthening the forces of individualization and autonomy in the organism. The right therapies play a major role in this process.