PAAM provides education and training in anthroposophic medicine, from an annual training week for doctors to regional conferences. Find out More
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: IPMT 2015
The 2015 International Post Graduate Medical Training will again be held at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California. April 25-May 2, 2015. Methods and Clinical Practice of Anthroposophic Medicine, together with Anthroposophic Nursing Training. Find more information in the EVENTS section of this website.
What is Anthroposophic Medicine?
Anthroposophic medicine is a holistic and human-centered approach to medicine. It recognizes and uses modern medicine’s vast information and rigorous methodology. Then it goes further, adding knowledge of the laws of the living organism, the psyche, and the spirit. This knowledge is derived from a spiritual scientific methodology, which expands on the conventional scientific method. It requires—besides the ongoing professional, personal, and moral development required of every true physician—an active meditative life. This inner activity leads to a deepened capacity for apprehending the whole human being. Such a meditative journey is outlined by Rudolf Steiner.
The result is an integrated image of the whole human being in illness and health. This makes possible a holistic but also rational approach to physiology, pathology, and therapy.
PAAM, the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine, was founded in 1981. Its aim is to facilitate personal contact and exchange of knowledge between anthroposophic physicians, and with other health practitioners. Find out more