Buteyko Breathing Technique
The Buteyko Method is a special breathing
technique that can be learned by patients and used in the integrative treatment
of, for example, obstructive airway diseases such as bronchial asthma.
Tai Chi & Eurythmy Therapy
Multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of tai chi and eurythmy therapy in older people with chronic diseases and an increased risk of falls (BMBF-funded).
Music therapy is specifically used by trained therapists to support the regeneration and maintenance of the physical and mental health of patients.
External applications include compresses, poultices, rubbing of the body with medicinal oils or ointments (embrocations), and foot baths. In anthroposophic medicine, these therapies are an essential part of the treatment of acute and chronic somatic and psychological diseases.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
In myofascial trigger point therapy, various methods are used to treat localized muscle and fascia nodules. These hyperirritable spots, known as myofascial trigger points, are considered a frequent cause of acute and chronic pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system.
Biofeedback is a biobehavioral method in which bodily processes, which normally occur unconsciously (such as blood pressure, blood sugar level, heart rate), are depicted and made consciously perceptible through visual, acoustic or other feedback. Patients can learn to specifically influence physiological processes and achieve a higher degree of relaxation through such means of conscious perception.
Eurythmy therapy is a movement therapy within anthroposophic medicine, first introduced by Dr. Rudolf Steiner in 1921. It is a further development of eurythmy, a movement art in which melodies, sounds and words are expressed in artistic movements. Eurythmy therapy uses these movements specifically in a therapeutic context.
Rhythmical massage, founded by Dr. Ita Wegman, is considered part of the therapeutic spectrum of anthroposophic medicine and involves the rhythmical application of special massage techniques, such as gentle lifting, undulating gliding and circling. This has a harmonizing effect on organs and psychophysiological processes, which promotes the patient's self-regulating powers.
Colored Light Therapy
Anthroposophic medical colored light therapy uses glass reliefs, which get their colors from admixtures of different metals and are illuminated by passing daylight. This colored light is postulated to have an effect on psychophysiological processes and is used in psychosomatics, oncology and internal medicine, among others.