Healing for Body, Soul and Spirit

An Introduction to Anthroposophical Medicine

Michael Evans and Iain Rodger

Out of print

Quick Look

  • Fully explains the principles and practices of anthroposophical medicine
  • By considering all aspects of a patient, anthroposophical doctors can often assist with cases that conventional medicine has failed to cure
  • Helps to re-establish a healthy balance while reducing the use of conventional drugs

A readable overview of the ideas and practices of anthroposophical medicine.

216 x 138 mm
Floris Books
Holistic Health
192 pages
Publication date:
27 Apr 2000
2nd edition


Modern medicine examines and treats the human body in terms of chemical and mechanical dysfunction. For this reason, conventional drugs and other interventions relate purely to the physical symptoms, and frequently involve exposure to unwanted side effects.

Anthroposophical doctors are conventionally qualified practioners who go on to train with a fuller picture of the human body, examining the wider dimensions which make the human organism function as an actively thinking, feeling and aware person.

Using Rudolf Steiner's principles and related treatments and therapies, anthroposophical doctors often attend to cases which conventional medicine has failed to cure. By responding to the wider picture of the patient, in terms of lifestyle, temperament and sociability, they can re-establish a healthy balance while greatly reducing the use of conventional drugs.


'This book is an excellent introduction to the scope and potential of anthroposophical teaching in both medicine and education.'
-- Michael Endacott, Deputy Director, Institute of Complementary Medicine

'I would recommend this book to anyone working in healthcare -- whether orthodox or complementary.'
-- Dr. David Peters, British Holistic Medical Association


Dr Michael Evans trained in medicine in Britain, Germany and Switzerland before helping to found Park Attwood Clinic near Birmingham. He is now a GP in Gloucestershire.

Iain Rodger works as a BBC producer and freelance writer.

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