Anthroposophic medicine treats the individual as a being of body, mind, soul, spirit and warmth, with natural substances, healing arts and conventional medicine. Anthroposophic Home Carers help integrate health and illness into balance. Through therapies, education and counselling, self healing and well being are stimulated.
Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Wegman, in the early 1920’s, developed a natural form of medicine for doctors and nurses. They were therefore enriched in their practices to consider not only the physical being but also the soul and spirit of each individual in their approach to treatment.
Anthroposophic Home Carers help to integrate health and illness into balance. Through therapies, education and counselling, self healing and well being are stimulated. They are trained to develop an understanding of a persons individual situation and in using the four elements(earth, fire ,water and air) and the three kingdoms (mineral, plant and animal) an wholistic treatment is created.
Therapies range depending on individual assessment. Natural plant substances are used such as lavender, lemon, mustard and ginger. Some examples of therapies include: compresses of yarrow to the liver to support liver function, chamomile for abdominal concerns, footbaths for warmth and calm, rhythmical massage using warmed therapeutic oils for anxiety, stress, fatigue and grief, hydrotherapy and inhalations such as eucalyptus and chamomile for colds and sinus. Also liver, spleen, kidney, heart and bladder massage where relevant to treat various complaints.
The importance of warmth in all treatments is optimum as the necessary vessel between the physical and spiritual being. This is an important aspect to self healing. Through the nursing impulse, a person’s own natural healing is able to be activated and restoration of each person’s health put back into balance. The Anthroposophic Home Carer works closely with an Anthroposophic Doctor and other therapies, to address specific needs of each patient.
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