Every human being as such is, beside its physical presence, also a spiritual and mental being. This knowledge is the basis of anthroposophical medicine. To explain this, I like to compare it with a computer – there, the hardware only works in combination in accordance with the software.
As a result of the anthroposophical conception of the human being, another extended understanding of health and illness derives. This understanding helps the human being as a whole to be satisfied in its unique nature with its therapy approaches.
Anthroposophical medicine also offers descriptive models of the development of the human beings in the different stages of life. Medical products (of homeopathic origin), remedies (eurythmy, art therapy, biography work) and external applications (baths, embrocation…) are being used for therapy.