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Research in Anthroposophic Medicine

Anthroposphical medical research is intended to further the knowledge base and clinical practice of all fields of medicine. It is an area of high research activity, assessing efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and costs of interventions, analysing active ingredients and physiological, biochemical, cellular or genetic effects of individual interventions, exploring basic concepts, anthropological dimensions and the historical background, and investigating patients' and health care providers’ perspectives or new innovative areas. Research is done in many institutions worldwide and uses well established methodologies, following general guidelines, or developing methodologies. Research results are presented in the following examples: