Archive | Understanding Illness

Descriptions and examples of how anthroposophic medicine understands health and disease

Building Strength for the Future, from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Building Strength for the Future, how we can learn from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Is it ever good to get sick?

This is a very challenging question, because even daring to ask the question can seem immoral, crass, or uncaring, especially when it arises out of medical work.  But at some point it becomes essential to ask this question when we strive to understand illness in the context of broader patterns of human growth and development. […]

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Avoiding Surgery for Big Tonsils, Gallstones or Fibroids

A New Feature Things you may not know Anthroposophic Treatments are good for: Avoiding Surgery for Big Tonsils, Gallstones or Fibroids   We get sick in stages: there is a waterfall relationship between the immediate impressions of a situation; to what with time becomes a more chronic, physiologic imbalance; to what eventually becomes a true […]

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How do I find more Peace?–through the Life Sense. Living and Authentic Life, part 3.

            “How are you?”  That's a common greeting, which is usually answered more out of politeness than honesty.  Most of the time we answer casually, so that when someone does answer in a truthful way it is a little bit shocking–either because it is so negative (“Lousy!” which we probably would rather not know) or […]

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