Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines - expanded 2017 edition
(includes both a Book and CD version)
This newly updated guide (searchable by medicine or by indication) can be ordered online; the cost is 69 Euros. No online payment is required, you will be billed.
Instructions for ordering:
* go to www.merkurstab.de, then on the right side click on "Vademecum - Englisch - 3.Auflage - Buch und CD 2017" (Vademecum, English translation, third edition book and CD 2017)
* Click on the box "In den Warenkorb" ("add to shopping basket")
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* Next, on the check-out page, be sure to enter your "Name" (which, here, means last/family name), then "Vorname" (first name), "Strasse" (street address), "PLZ/ort" (zip code, city and state), "Land" (country), "Telefon" (put in +1 then your usual phone number, including area code), and "email". Then there is a box for any special comments ("Bemerkungen"), which you can leave blank.
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Anthroposophy and Science: An Introduction by Peter Heusser, MD
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2016
This book is the first thorough introduction into the scientific basis of anthroposophy and anthroposophical medicine in the context of academic science. On a sound epistemological basis and in the context of current debates, it analyses basic concepts of physics, chemistry, genetics morphogenesis, biology, neurobiology, psychology, and philosophy of mind, with an emphasis on the problems of life, mind-body interactions, and free will. The result is a non-reductionistic anthropology acknowledging the emergent properties of body, life, soul, and spirit as equally real entities. This concurs with the basic concepts of anthroposophy and anthroposophical medicine, the justification of which is discussed in relation to the history and methodology of science as well as evidence based medicine.
The Heart and Circulation: An Integrative Model by Branko Furst, MD
Springer-Verlag London, 2014
What drives the circulation? In this comprehensive review of existing circulation models, the conventional view that the heart is a pressure-propulsion pump is challenged. The existing models fail to explain an increasing number of observed circulatory phenomena. A unifying circulation model is proposed in which the blood, responding to metabolic demands of the tissues, is the primary regulator of cardiac output. This new model arises from accumulated clinical and experimental evidence. The heart, rather than being an organ of blood propulsion, assumes a secondary role and generates pressure by impeding the flow of blood. This is supported by examples from the fields of early embryonic circulation, comparative phylogeny, functional morphology, exercise physiology and a range of clinical scenarios. The Heart and Circulation: An Integrative Model offers a paradigm shift in the understanding of circulatory phenomena. It will become a valuable resource for all those clinicians, researchers, educators and students who, having been confronted with the paradox of the circulation, are looking for a broader interpretation.
Individual Paediatrics by Georg Soldner, MD and H. Michael Stellman, MD
CRC Press English Edition, 2014
Physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of diagnosis and counselling Anthroposophic-homeopathic therapy...it is of considerable consequence whether one approaches paediatric medicine in purely technological terms, aiming to restore complete and permanent health, or whether children are encouraged to actively overcome their health crises through providing them with sustained support in their capacity for self-regulation. The present new book has been thoroughly updated.
Finding Remedies by Heinz Hartmut Vogel
The two volume set of remedies researched and edited by Heinz-Hartmut Vogel, has been made available for free download by the publishers Akademie Havelhöhe.
Internal Medicine - Foundations and Therapeutic Concepts of Anthroposophic Medicine by Dr. Matthias Girke
Now available in English
At 1067 hardcover pages, with clinical chapters devoted to pulmonology, cardiology, hypertension, hypotension, angiology, ICU, diabetes, thyroid disorders, oncology, pain therapy, sleep medicine, GI disorders, hepatology, gallbladder, pancreas nephrology, GU, rhematology, osteoporosis, disc prolapse, and death and dying, it is a rich resource. The book is the fruit of decades of clinical practice and teaching and is authored by one of the new heads of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.
International orders can be completed via PayPal.
To place an order, send an email requesting a book to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, delivery address and email, as well as how many copies of the book you would like to order. Request that they send you a PayPal invoice. Once your PayPal payment is completed they will ship your book(s). The cost of the book is 149.00 Euros (about $160.00 US), plus shipping costs (37.00 Euros for 1 to 2 books, 54.00 Euros for 3 to 4 books, 76.00 Euros for 5 to 9 books), so you should anticipate spending about $200 for the book.
Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs - Holistic Approaches for Challenging Behaviors in Children
by Adam Blanning MD
Lindisfarne Books, October 2017
How do we best help a child who is struggling? By learning to look carefully.
Enlivening our observation skills allows us to see consistent behavioral patterns and dynamics that show up in children’s movement, learning, sensing, and memory. Within those activities we can learn to see archetypal pathways of development. Watching the way a child moves, listens, eats, or sleeps others use insights into a child’s experience of the world. Those gestures help tell the child’s story. We learn to think in living processes, not checklists.
Constitutional, or fundamental, polarities—as introduced by Rudolf Steiner—allow for individualized, therapeutic approaches to challenges such as aggressive behaviors, attention problems, anxiety, autistic behaviors, and depression.
Teachers, counselors, and medical doctors will find tools here that can enriching their work with children. These constitutional pictures are accompanied by diverse therapeutic indications that will encourage children to unfold new growth and maturation, from the inside out. Available here
Childhood Illnesses and Immunizations: Anthroposophical Ideas to Ensure the Wellbeing of our Children in this Digital Age
Written by Ross Rentea, MD, Mark Kamsler, MD and Andrea Rentea, MD
Published by SteinerBooks, 2017. In this book, a serious attempt has been made to offer a broad, up-to-date look at the topic from a specifically anthroposophic viewpoint. It is a relatively voluminous work (approx. 450 pages) directed primarily at the anthroposophically-practicing health care practitioner, but also accessible to parents, educators and other lay “stake holders. Overall, the primary intent of the book was to give a much-needed basis for understandingRudolf Steiner’s research and how that might shape our understanding of these complex issues in our contemporary life. A novel aspect covered in the book is the relationship between the immunization intervention and the possibility of overcoming its damages through a Waldorf type education. Available here