A Guide to Child Health - Fourth Edition
A Holistic Approach to Raising Healthy Children
Dr. Michaela Glöckler & Dr. Wolfgang Goebel
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This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological, and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents.
If you've ever wanted a deeper understanding of your child's illnesses, or to take a more holistic approach to your child's health, this is the book for you. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it's also about parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play—a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense.
The authors based their theory and practice on more than twenty years of experience in the children's outpatient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany, which follows anthroposophic principles.
The first section covers childhood ailments and home nursing. The second part looks at the healthy development of children and how to create the best conditions for them. The authors go on to examine issues of development and education, and their consequences for later life. Throughout, the book is extremely practical, with example situations of conflict and crisis presented, along with possible solutions. It includes medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the UK and Europe.
The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsillitis, croup, sunstroke, and head lice, as well as possible complications arising from measles and ultrasound scans. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations and has updates on measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones and UHF and SHF radio frequencies, and their effects on respiration, the immune system, and fertility.
Awakening to Child Health - Vol. 1
Holistic Child and Adolescent Development
Raoul Goldberg MD
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Awakening to Child Health - Vol. 1, is an exquisitely beautiful and warm portrait of child development and the health-giving impact of a warm and nurturing environment on the emerging human being. I should be clear that this is *not* a home medical care guidebook. It is something that I've always that was very needed - an exploration (in clear and common English) of the nature of childhood with lots of examples and considered discussions.
In other words, this is a book about children, who and what they are, what they need to develop into healthy adults, what they need to be healthy and strong as they grow. The knowledge, warmth and wisdom of Awakening to Child Health is truly life enhancing, at every level.
This book is wonderful - the sort you'll read, explore and be grateful to have known for years and years to come.
- Meeting Children and Your Inner Child
- The Prenatal Journey of the Incarnating Child
- Body, Soul, and Spirit and the Three Births of Childhood
- The Heavenly Years from Birth to Three
- The Golden Years from Three to Seven
- The Beautiful and Healthy Years from Seven to Fourteen
- Puberty to Adulthood
- Seven Life Processes, Four Temperaments, Three Physical Types and Seven Character Types
- Awakening to the Self and Identity
A Handbook from the Ita Wegman Clinic
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“Rhythmic Einreibung” is a therapy of rhythmic body oiling. Its techniques were developed by Dr. Margarethe Hauschka on the basis of suggestions from Dr. Ita Wegman, founder of the clinic in Switzerland that bears her name. Dr. Wegman trained in Swedish massage, and rhythmic Einreibung is a development of this technique that emphasizes rhythmic elements and qualities to create lightness rather than pressure. The strokes work with the surface of the skin rather than kneading the body as is done with conventional massage techniques.
The book features numerous practical exercises that help build the practitioner’s ability. It is suitable for both beginners and for those who wish to deepen their understanding of these techniques.
Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech
Barbara Denjean-von Strik, Dietrich von Bonin
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Written for speech therapists and doctors, this book gives a precise, practical summary of anthroposophical therapeutic speech.
Speech formation, or creative speech, is based on the ancient art of recitation and drama, and was revived and fundamentally redeveloped by Rudolf and Marie Steiner in the early 1920s. This therapeutic work is based on speech exercises and indications on how to use them, as given by Rudolf Steiner.
- Part One: Foundations of Therapeutic Speech
- Historical Development
- The Significance of Air
- Speech As Formed Exhalation
- Artistic Means
- Relationship between the Artistic Means and the Human Being
- “Knowledge of the Human Being” with Regard to Speech
- Part Two: The Practice of Therapeutic Speech
- General Diagnosis in Therapeutic Speech
- Aspects of Therapy
- Neurathenia and Hysteria: A Medical-Artistic Comparison
- Observations of Some Illnesses with Case Examples
- Further Case Examples
- Typical Speech Disorders, Their Assignment to the Articulation Regions, and Therapy
- Processes of Development
The Therapeutic Eye
How Rudolf Steiner Saw Children
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Rudolf Steiner’s extraordinary ability to perceive the inner nature and development of children provided insights at many levels and areas of the creative learning process. He spoke of this ability as a precondition for all forms of healthy childhood education—including special education—and suggested that teachers should develop such a capacity within themselves.
This process involves the recreation of the child within oneself, based on what we are able to observe in the child’s physical appearance, temperament, ways of moving, and environment. In The Therapeutic Eye, Dr. Peter Selg discusses Steiner’s views on childhood development, how teachers can look at children, and ways that these approaches can be used to develop lessons and classroom activities to deal with behavioral extremes and learning challenges.
The Therapeutic Eye is a valuable resource for teachers and parents - well worth studying again and again.
Seeing Christ in Sickness and Healing
Anthroposophical medicine as a medicine founded in Christianity
Dr. Peter Selg
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For those who are in daily contact with people who are ill or in need, there may be a tendency to forget the larger purpose of healing because of a need to focus on the day-to-day mechanics of healthcare. Anthroposophic medicine, however, encompasses more than the physical body—it is also concerned with the soul and individual biography of patients, which brings a broader dimension to conventional medical care.
Peter Selg shows how anthroposophic therapies draw heavily on the Christian concept of healing as seen in the Christian Bible. In practical terms, he suggests that, through meditation, healers and caregivers can allow the healing power of Christ to work through them. They must come to recognize that sickness is part of a person’s destiny and that the healing process can help realize the purpose of the sickness for the person’s individual life story.
Nurses, caregivers, social workers, therapists, counselors, and doctors can all benefit from this insightful book.
The Healing Power of Prayer
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My experience of reading The Healing Power of Prayer is that it is, in itself, a taste of the grace of wholeness that awaits us if we but ask. Schroeder's little book is so awake with a warm wisdom that it becomes a portal into the world of Love, into the universe of Hope, and shows us how to walk there upon the foundation of Faith.
None of which is as easy to do as it is to percieve as possibility. Schroeder so gently but clearly makes plain the reason so few of us experience the healing that can come through prayer: we don't feel ourselves worthy to ask, we don't feel worthy to stand alongside Love. And yet, because he allows Love to answer, through his book, and with Schroeder as companion and guide, allowing blessing to be given us becomes a gift in the face of which we can bow our heads.
May this little book touch many hearts.
Home Nursing for Carers
Tineke van Bentheim
Originally published as Caring for the Sick at Home
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When the original edition was published in the 1980's, it became a mainstay at our home. I used it for all manner of illnesses and injuries - we had 3 small children, so I was given plenty of opportunity to become familiar with this book. It is a wonderful resource - very clear instructions and very effective remedies and aides. I strongly recommend that you make it a part of your healing basket - you'll turn to it often and be glad you did.
This book covers all aspects of general home nursing, including the arrangement of the patient’s room, meals, taking a temperature, and washing the patient. It also details numerous holistic treatments, including herbal and plant remedies, baths, foot baths, compresses, and poultices. Also included are sections specifically on pregnancy, birth, sleep, nursing the terminally ill, and death.
Here is a comprehensive guide for holistic home care, especially for those nursing children and adults through an illness.
Practical Home Care Medicine
A Natural Approach
Christine Murphy, Editor
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This little book is a gem! Like a homeopathic remedy, it's small size belies its power to heal. Christine Murphy has gathered together what I believe is best collection of home remedies ever presented in one place. Most of them them are ones she grew up with and many of them I used for my own children. I can personally tell you that you will be astonished at how effective they are - and how quickly they act!
I can remember when one of my children would begin to get an earache, just placing a simple onion poultice on the ear brought instant pain relief and sped the healing so much that things were often back to normal within a day. Really. This is the type of remedy you will find in this wonderful book - organized by illness, with special how-to sections on preparing the compresses, poultices, baths; stocking your remedy chest, and more.
Once you start using this book, you'll find it indispensable. And, you'll learn so much about the gifts the world brings for our health. Recommended without hesitation and with much hope that Practical Home Care Medicine finds its way into home after home after home.
Healing the Skin
Holistic Aproaches to Treating Skin Conditions - A practical guide based on anthroposophic medicine
Lueder Jachens, MD
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Our skin is the visible barrier between what is inside and what is outside our bodies. It can respond with sensitivity to tender contact, allowing us to experience pleasure, or, when harmful influences arise, it can contract or erupt and lead to pain. The increasing prevalence in recent years of various types of skin conditions is an indication that toxic influences are on the increase.
A dermatologist, allergist, and physician, Lueder Jachens offers wise advice in Healing the Skin, an expertly written and helpful “owner’s handbook.” His concern is not only to offer his insights into the individual conditions, their causes, and how best to treat them, but also to present a holistic understanding of the skin itself—the largest human organ—to help us develop better health and harmony in the longer term.
Dr. Jachens’ authoritative guide begins with an anatomy of the skin and its relationship to the physical and spiritual levels of existence. He then goes on to study various specific conditions and their treatment, including psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, boils, hayfever, alopecia (hair loss), melanoma, abscesses, impetigo, fungal infections, herpes, scabies, head lice, sunburn, and much more.
Translated by Alan Stott
Previously published in an earlier translation as Curative Eurythmy
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Steiner’s comprehensive lecture course, republished here in a thoroughly revised translation, describes the principles of therapeutic eurythmy and provides many specific exercises. Intended primarily for practicing eurythmists, these lectures also contain much material of special interest. Steiner reveals the intricacies of rhythmic interplay between human physiology and the life-forces in the world around us. He describes the qualities of language and the dynamism contained in the individual vowels and consonants, elucidating their relationship with eurythmy movements and human experience. Through such movements, individuals are able to access the healing etheric forces.
The exercises, which Steiner calls “inner gymnastics,” contain enormous potential for psychological and physiological well-being. Gaining increasingly wide recognition today, they complement conventional medicine and offer a therapeutic process for mind, soul and body.
This new edition of these important lectures includes an appendix with reminiscences by early eurythmists, as well as commentary from Dr. Walter Kugler.
Nourishing Traditions 2nd Edition
The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats - Revised and greatly expanded 2nd edition
Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D
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I LOVE this cookbook! There are over 700 recipes and eveyone I've tried produces delicious, satisfying, healthy food. Reading it inspires both appetite and joyous cooking -- and, the only cookbook I can think of that offers almost as much variety as this one, is The Joy of Cooking. I was serious when I said "almost" as much variety -- out of a foundation of world traditions, there is more creativity, wide-ranging ingredients and surprising combinations here than in any other cookbook I've read (we're talking hundreds - I love cookbooks).
As much as I love the recipes, I think I love Fallon's research and clear thinking about food the best. I knew I'd met a friend when I discovered that the bedrock of her research begins with Dr. Weston A Price, a dentist who got to wondering what the nutritional roots of good dental formation and health were and set out on several journeys around the world, photographing and documenting which groups of people had well-formed teeth, which did not, and what each group generally ate.
In 1939 he published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration which is the classic study of isolated populations on native diets and the disasterous effects of processed foods and commercial farming methods on human health. The book includes Price's unforgettable photographs showing the superb dentition and facial development of peoples living on nutrient-dense foods. I first saw these photos in the late 1970s in one of the original Whole Earth Catalogs. I've never forgotten them, and the little bit I learned from them has guided my diet and what I chose to feed my family ever since. In later years, I was startled to find that Rudolf Steiner offered similar conclusions about human nutrition from an entirely different perspective, which shouldn't have been surprising, but somehow was anyway.
What Nourishing Traditions offers is a diet that brushes aside Politically Correct notions of nutrition in favor of traditional food choices that are known to produce robust health. What you'll find is a diet rich in meat, vegetables, whole grains, naturally sweet treats and brimming with easily absorbed vital nutrients. And flavor. Lots and lots of flavor -- as though the love of cooks throughout the ages infused each bite.
A great book!
As a convinced vegetarian of some 25 years, I opened Sally Fallon's book to her many meat recipes and immediately closed it again. But then I figured that there must be more to it than that. There is . . . I was surprised at the wealth of information to help me (even as a vegetarian) make better food choices and prepare the ones I have chosen to get the most nourishment from them.
-Peter Hinderberger, MD, Past President Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Light-Darkness-Color
Research on Different Types of Depression
Chantal Bernard and Janny Mager
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The goal of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Elements in Light-Darkness-Color is to show how Liane Collot d'Herbois's understanding of the therapeutic uses of painting can provide the basis for precise, complete and reliable diagnosis of a patient's condition with regard to different symptoms of depression.
Using this diagnosis, it is possible to create a therapeutic plan in collaboration with a doctor that is specific to an individual's particular needs.
Part 1 uses Collot d'Herbois' lecture by the same title to develop a basis of understanding of the human constitution in relation to its spiritual, soul, etheric and physical parts. The authors present a conception of pathology from two essential notions: the formation of foreign bodies and the tendency to an illness similar to congenital consumption. They also offer some general elements as to how to conduct a therapy.
Part 2 shows how these elements correspond directly to the conceptions of the human being in health or illness according to the Collot d'Herbois' approach.
Part 3 demonstrates through analysis of free pictures by the patients in charcoal and in color how we can begin to establish a diagnosis in relation to the two pathological tendencies describes. The the elements of diagnosis and therapy are assembled for the different types of depression related to the cardinal organs.
An Introductory Reader
Original texts compiled with an introduction, commentary and notes by Andrew Maendl
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This a small book that is nonetheless potent with an excellent selection of Steiner's key lectures and essays on the topic of the medical arts. If you are looking for a readable overview of the basic tenants of anthroposophical medicine, you've found your book.
- true human nature as a basis for medical practice;
- the science of knowing;
- the mission of reverence;
- the four temperaments;
- the bridge between universal spirituality and the physical;
- the constellation of the supersensible bodies;
- the invisible human within us: the pathology underlying therapy;
- cancer and mistletoe, and aspects of psychiatry;
- case history questions: diagnosis and therapy;
- anthroposophic medicine in practice: and three case histories.
An Introduction to Anthroposphical Medicine
Extending the Art of Healing
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In modern times, Western societies have become increasingly familiar and comfortable with the numerous complementary and alternative forms of medicine, often derived from Eastern sources. Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical medicine, founded in the early part of the twentieth century, renews the origin of Western medicine. But unlike many modern medical practices based on reductionist, materialistic thinking, Steiner’s holistic system encompasses a picture of the human being as an entity of body, soul, and spirit. Anthroposophical medicine brings harmony to these different aspects of the human constitution.
Victor Bott, a medical doctor, offers a comprehensive overview of this remarkable system of medicine. He presents a new approach to understanding various types of diseases, including a discussion on the stages of human development; the roles of organs such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart; specific diseases; and indications about why people become ill. He also discusses the increasing prevalence of cancer and specific phenomena such as the menstrual cycle.
A Guide to the Emergence of Sensible, Comprehensive Care
Robert J Zieve, MD
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We need changes in our attitudes, our understanding of illness, our acceptance of non-allopathic practitioners, the economics of how we pay for health care, and our entire professional medical-legal system in which medical boards often act within the law to protect and defend the guild of conventional medicine under the guise of ‘scientific proof.’... I present a template that combines economics, psychology, medicine, physiology, and mythology. It can serve as support and guidance for making the changes necessary for a new model of medicine in the twenty-first century.
—Dr. Robert J. Zieve
Dr. Zieve presents a new paradigm for health care that shows us how to go beyond the limitations and severe deficiencies of our current sickness care system. It embraces and synthesizes the emerging models of integrative medicine, energy medicine, and energy psychology into an effective and affordable approach to healing for everyone.
This guide is for both those wish to provide a more complete form of health care for their patients and also for those individuals who are prepared to make the necessary changes in daily life in order to initiate or maintain a movement toward healing. This includes understanding the daily disciplines of a healing process, the deeper psychological processes of illness, and the creative arts in their therapeutic roles.
Education as Preventative Medicine
A Salutogenic Approach
Michaela Glöckler, MD
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How and when something is taught affects the student's disposition towards health or illness for life. The whole Waldorf curriculum is built on an understanding of the development and physiology of the child. … The healthy development of the physical body is the basis for a healthy unfolding of the soul-spiritual individuality of the child. Therefore it is of great importance that doctors and teachers work together.
- Astrid Schmitt-Stegmann
Dr. Glöckler has brought together for the first time in English research and insights into the relationship between how we educate children and the health they enjoy both as children and later as adults. This is a book to read deeply, to ponder over. The application of these insights in our teaching and working with children has the power to resonate far into the future, creating a healthier world as it does.
In addition to Dr. Glöckler's insights, Education as Preventative Medicine also includes contributions by:
Johannes Bockemühl, Ernst Bücher, Wolfgang Göbel, Wolfgang Kersten, Daniela Greif, Mariana Kayser-Springorum, Armin Husemann, Gisbrt Husemann, Helmut v. Kügelgen, Karl-Reinhard Kummer, Hans Müller-Wiedemann, and Maria Theresia Pehm.
From Comets to Cocaine
Answers to Questions
Previously published as Health and Illness, Vols 1 & 2
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In this volume Steiner discusses, among other things, nicotine and alcohol, causes and timing of illness, pregnancy, vegetarian and meat diets, the human ear, eye and hair color, influenza, hay fever, haemophilia, planets and metals, mental illness, the ice age, the thyroid gland and hormones, beavers, wasps and bees, the nose, smell and taste, jaundice, smallpox, rabies.
Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine - Vol 1
An Outline of a Spiritual Scientifically Oriented Medicine
Original edition by Friedrich Husemann
Newly edited and revised by Otto Wolff
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NOTE: Unfortunately, this book is unfortunately out of print and no longer available.
The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine explores the body's relationship to soul and spirit on the basis of Rudolf Steiner's insights into the activities of the spiritual world. Edited by doctors Friedrich Husemann and Otto Wolff, this book invites us to an in-depth view of a true alternative to materialistically oriented medicine.
Chapters include essays on childhood development and diseases; the disorders of old age; neuroses and psychological imbalances; pharmacology; healing plants; biochemistry and pathology; blood-work; and special diagnostic techniques.
This first of a multi-volume series is an invaluable tool to all who want to extend the practice of medicine to include the whole human being.
Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
A Training Manual
Edited by Guus van der Bie and Machteld Huber
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A comprehensive textbook intended for doctors who are studying anthroposophic medicine, it can also be read profitably by anyone with a thriving interest in the this approach to the healing arts.
- “The Art and Science of Medicine,” Anton Dekkers
- “A Philosophical Foundation of Anthroposophical Medicine,” Erik Baars
- “Developing Dynamic Perception,” Guus van der Bie
- “Dynamic Morphology and Embryology,” Jaap van der Wal
- “Polarities: Projective Geometry,” Ferdie Amons
- “Metamorphosis: Essence and Manifestation,” Guus van der Bie
- “Observing Nature and Studying the Elements,” Guus van der Bie
- “The Anthroposophical View of the Human Being,” Arie Bos
- “Pathology and Therapy,” Guus van der Bie
- “Working with the Texts of Rudolf Steiner,” Anton Dekkers
- “The Anthroposophical Path of Inner Development,” Marion van Bree, Guus van der Bie, Machteld Huber
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain
Alzheimer's and Dementia Prevention and Care
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This book is the result of Jenny Lewis’s research and experience as a caregiver for her mother, who has suffered from senile dementia for fifteen years. Despite her mother’s worsening condition, Jenny has continually fostered an attitude of hope and a determined effort to improve her mother’s quality of life. In Healthy Body, Healthy Brain, she shares her advice.
Jenny Lewis discusses the importance of valuing and caring for the elderly, encouraging mobility and independence for as long as possible. She emphasizes prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through nutrition, physical activity, and positivity and offers suggestions on how to improve the health and well-being of those already suffering from these conditions. Jenny goes on to discuss residential care and nursing homes and the importance of adopting a fresh approach toward caring for the elderly in our society.
This practical and encouraging guide also includes practical suggestions that can be introduced easily into daily routines, including recipes for nourishing soups and Brain Gym exercises.
Anthroposophical Care for the Elderly
Annegret Camps, Brigitte Hagenhoff, Ada van der Star
Translated by Johannes M. Surkamp
Edited by Robin Jackson
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Anthroposophic medicine recognizes the individuality of each human being, a philosophy that is essential to caring for the elderly if we consider it important to see beyond the outer signs of the ageing body and ensure dignity for everyone.
Anthroposophical Care for the Elderly describes specific approaches for professional nurses and caregivers and offers practical care plans. While care cannot itself heal, it can provide a foundation for the healing process to work. This book will help those who work with the elderly with invaluable guidance and advice.
Understanding the critical period between conception and the first birthday
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Odent, a leading pioneer for natural childbirth, indicates that the period between conception and a child’s first birthday is critical to lifelong health. In this prophetic book, first published in 1986, Odent argues that different parts of the “primal adaptive system” develop, regulate and adjust themselves during fetal life and the time around birth and infancy. Everything that happens during this period of dependence on the mother has an influence on this primal health.
The author suggests that the later well-being of adults, and their ability to withstand hypertension, cancer, alcoholism and failures of the immune system resulting in AIDS, allergies and viral diseases, can all be traced back to society’s ignorance of the vital importance of the primal period. This book is essential reading for all who care about the health of our children and the ongoing health of society as a whole.
The Vaccination Dilemma
Christine Murphy, Editor
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"This book should be read by all physicians, health care providers, and families with children."
—John R. Lee, MD
In their first five years of life, children are expected to undergo 37 doses of eleven different vaccines, yet relatively few parents are aware of the risks of chronic disease, injury, or death that some vaccines can present. A growing body of research has linked immunization with autism, seizures, asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and even hyperactivity and learning disabilities; yet we continue to use vaccination as “insurance” even against diseases that no longer pose a significant threat.
Christine Murphy has compiled a book that presents the vaccination dilemma from multiple perspectives. It clearly describes the immune system and its workings—and what science does and does not know about them. It offers suggestions and resources for parents whose children are sick, whether from a common childhood illness or from a vaccination reaction. And it makes a case for an alternate view of disease—as a teacher that allows us to develop physically and spiritually, and as a necessary test of strength that we have chosen out of our destiny.
This book will help educate parents about the vaccination dilemma and prepare them to make, in consultation with one or more health professionals, educated vaccination decisions for their children.
Fundamentals of Chirophonetics
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Dr. Baur and his wife Dr. Ilse Baur developed Chirophonetics therapy in 1956. Since that time, Chirophonetics has been successfully used in remedial and educational work. It has shown outstanding results with the developmentally disabled, children with behavior difficulties, adults suffering from strokes, as well as children with speech and language difficulties. It has also supplemented and supported prescribed medicines in cases of chronic illness.
In Dr. Baur's experience, speech is more than a means of communication - each sound of spoken language has a life of its own, with qualities and properties of remarkable potential.
His years of research and treatment of communication disorders in both children and adults, coupled with in-depth studies of philology and Anthroposophy have given Dr. Baur a deep understanding of the creative power of the spoken word in all its manifestations.
Healing Sounds introduces the therapeutic approach of Chirophonetics, placing this approach in the hands of caregivers, healers and teachers. It is an outstanding resource and guide to a therapeutic modality that shows enormous promise in precisely the sorts of situations where many other approaches fail.
The Harmony of the Human Body
Musical Principles in Human Physiology
Armin Husemann, M.D.
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This is an exploration of the cosmic origins of human beings and the evolutionary laws that govern their development. Husemann applies musical principles as a method of gaining insight into the structure of the human body and the forces that work on it, seeking to use our experience of music to explain the physiological and anatomical relationships in the body and the spiritual influences that determine physical development.
Secrets of the Skeleton
Form in Metamorphosis
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In this book, we are not dealing, as is usually the case, with statements that are, in my opinion, established facts.... The artistic part that lives in some form in each human being can be used as a means of observation. Thus, it is possible to observe things that would escape those who take the purely analytical, scientific approach.... It is of prime importance to discover a certain order, a plan, in the multitude of shapes. To achieve this, we must study the skeleton as a whole. For our purpose, it is also necessary to study the shape of a number of bones in a new way and by mutual comparison.
—L. F. C. Mees
In this seminal study of human bone forms, Dr. Mees reveals the skeleton as an articulate work of art. But who is the artist? Using a blend of phenomenological observations and artistic intuition, the author carefully explores the anatomical facts of the human skeleton, with the beauty of many bones impressively described and illustrated through numerous parallel photographs and illustrations.
Dr. Mees discovers numerous intriguing correspondences of form, especially between bones of the lower body and those of the skull. Interpreting the gestural language hidden within the skeleton from the background of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science, the author reaches startling conclusions concerning those correspondences — conclusions that support the reality of reincarnation and the concept of a body of formative forces, or what some call the human “etheric body.”
The book also contributes a discussion of polarity and intensification — the essential laws of metamorphosis, as discovered by Goethe and revealed in his writings. Mees clarifies the various types of metamorphosis as characterized by the living realms of plant, animal, and human, and this, in turn, sheds new light on the creationist vs. evolutionary controversy, as well as several other contemporary spiritual dilemmas.
Cancer Recovery Guide
15 Alernative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health
In Europe and the U.S., we have a forty to fifty percent chance of illness from cancer at some time in our life. So what do you do if you are diagnosed with the disease? The harshness of orthodox treatments (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) are well-known. Their use is widespread, but their results are not very impressive. Faced with these options, informed patients are increasingly seeking alternative and complementary strategies to take control of healing their illness. This book provides an overview of those options.
Jonathan Chamberlain watched his wife suffer and eventually die—both from her cancer and from the direct effects of the orthodox treatments she had undergone. His experience led to a journey in search of other methods of overcoming cancer. What he discovered stunned him. There are many alternative and/or complementary remedial approaches out there—dozens of them—many offering very good chances of recovery.
In Cancer Recovery Guide, Chamberlain presents fifteen simple and practical strategies for becoming well again. These strategies are grouped into three families—those that relate to the mind and the emotions (did you know stress makes cancers more aggressive?); those that address the health of the whole body (cancer cannot survive in a tissue environment that is truly healthy); and those that focus on attacking cancerous tumors directly.
The personal stories cited throughout Cancer Recovery Guide testify to the therapeutic possibilities of the strategies presented.
- Introduction: Understanding the Basics
- Embrace Hope - Cancer is Curable
- Harness the Healing Power of the Mind
- Love and Forgive Yourself and Others
- Relax and Laugh
- Detox the Body
- Oxidize the Body
- Alkalize the Body
- Empower the Body
- Feed the Body with the Right Nutrients
- Cut the Cancer's Energy Supply
- Interfere with the Cancer Cell's DNA
- Induce Cancer Cell Suicide
- Attack the Tumour
- Attack the Causes of Cancer
- Open Yourself to Possibilities
Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer
Prevention, Treatment and Healing
Dr. Johannes Wilkens, Gert Böhm
Translated by Peter Clemm
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Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer increasingly make use of mistletoe preparations. However, mistletoe grows on many different trees, and the properties of the plant vary according to the host. Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer presents, for the first time, an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe and the kinds of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The authors pull the various characteristics together, providing a unique guide to the different types of mistletoe and which patients might benefit most from the individual varieties. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer, but also in prevention.
Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer includes specific case studies, as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.
Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy
Christine Murphy, Editor
In recent years, the plant-based cancer remedy Iscador has been gaining increased media attention. But, Iscador has been known for its therapeutic benefits for over eighty years. As early as 1917, Rudolf Steiner suggested using injections of mistletoe extract for the treatment of cancer. His recommendations were taken up and put to clinical use by Ita Wegman, MD, a Dutch physician. Dr. Wegman, who founded a clinic that later became the Lukas clinic, also first developed Iscador in 1917.
In Iscador - Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy, Christine Murphy gathers together some of the work of doctors and clinicians who have been using Iscador today. Dr. Richard Wagner answers many of the questions about Iscador asked him by his patients during his many years of practice as an oncologist in general practice, treating cancer patients with both conventional and alternative therapies. Dr. Thomas Schuerholz, a medical doctor specializing in cancer, offers an overview of the terms, procedures, and different approaches to treating cancer. Phoebe Alexander examines the role of art therapy in healing, Dr. Erika Merz offers suggested dietary options for cancer patients, and a full list of resources allows those diagnosed with cancer to understand fully the options available to them.
This is the first and only book to date that really explores this topic. It does so in a thorough yet easy-to-understand way that is truly empowering. Highly recommended!
Cookery Book - From The Lukas Clinic
For patients with cancer or precancerous conditions
The Soceity for Cancer Research Arlesheim, Switzerland & Stuttgart, Germany
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The Cookery Book offers a collection of recipes that grew out of the research done at the Lukas Clinic, the famous anthroposophical cancer clinic in Switzerland. All recipes in this book are part of the clinic's menu for patients. This is a valuable sourcebook, whether you are recovering from an illness or want to make a health-conscious, preventive diet part of your everyday life.
Blessed by Illness
L.F.C. Mees, M.D.
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Dr. Mees offers an alternative approach to today's "symptomatic medicine" which merely attempts to remove the nuisance of disease symptoms quickly. While not arguing that it is often a great gift to have such symptoms removed, Dr. Mees goes further to explore the true nature of healing.
In the first part of Blessed by Illness, Mees traces teh history of man's changing concept of healing from the "Temple Sleep" of ancient Egypt, when human beings recognized their living connection to Spiritual Reality, through the herbal lore of ancient Greece and the healings of Christ, to the rise of our modern symptomatic medicine.
A medicine which seeks only to remove visible symptoms and ailments is not healing at all. healing must take into consideration the whole human being. The doctor must learn the language of the natural, healing forces at work not only in the body, but also in nature and the cosmos. From this point of view, illness is a gift, a blessing, that asks the patient and the doctor that they work together with it for the sake of something infinitely greater: true healing.
First published in 1983, Blessed by Illness is a powerful introduction to the world of "alternative medicine."
Extending Practical Medicine
Rudolf Steiner and Dr. Ita Wegman
Translated by Anna Meuss
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We have experienced anthroposophic medicine and its remedies, as an extremely effective approach to regaining and maintaining health and are hopeful that this new edition will help it to become more widely known. This is the founding volume, a pioneer work, where Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman first moved to extend medicine beyond the boundaries of materialism, toward a deeper realization of the human being within all creation. Anna Meuss's clear and penetrating new translation brings a new vitality, depth and accessibility to this classic that gave birth to an entire field of medical practice. Very highly recommended.
The House of 3 Froggies
A Teacher/Parent Manual on Health and Nutrition
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House of 3 Froggies is not only an excellent presentation of basic nutrition and health for our children (and ourselves!), it is the only such presentation I am aware of that is written directly for teachers and parents within the framework of Rudolf Steiner's educational impulse. Yet another outstanding offering by Alan Whitehead. Here's the contents: nutrition in school; infant nutrition, the liver, diet and health, food psychology; cereals, food and morality, fluoride in water, the common cold, tobacco, soy, 7 soul spices, milk, dried foods, bread, on dying, sun 'protection,' longevity, drugs, nuts, apples, sugar, edible oils, fiber, pasta, vitamins.
Education for Special Needs - 2nd Edition
The Curative Education Course (317)
The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Anna Meuss
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"Essentially we do not really have the right to talk about normality or abnormality in a child's inner life, nor indeed in the inner life of human beings altogether.... One does not gain much from such labeling, and the first thing to happen should be that the physician or the teacher rejects such an assessment, and goes further than saying that something is clever or sensible according to the way people are habitually thinking." —Rudolf Steiner
Speaking in 1924, when general attitudes to people with special needs were far from enlightened, Steiner gave this seminal lecture course to a small group of teachers and doctors as a basis for their future work. In the current cultural context, regressive ideas such as social Darwinism and eugenics were not only tolerated but popular (some 15 years after these lectures were delivered, the Nazis initiated their so-called euthanasia program). In contrast, Steiner—who had, as a young man, successfully tutored a boy with special needs—was devoted to the progressive task of special education and, in the words of one of those present, "gave the course with pleasure and satisfaction."
Steiner describes polarities of illness and derives courses of treatment from a comprehensive analysis. He considers many individual cases in detail and gives indications on therapeutic exercises, diet, and medicine. The "I," he states, relates directly to the physical body, and the spirit and soul need to be considered when making diagnoses. Throughout the lectures, Steiner offers valuable advice for the self-development of educators, emphasizing the need for enthusiasm, humor, and courage.
As with Steiner’s lectures on agriculture, this course has had a huge international impact, inspiring the establishment of hundreds of schools and communities for people with special needs, including the Camphill and Steiner special-education movements. Revolutionary in approach, the far-reaching perspectives of these lectures are a living source of inspiration to both professionals and parents, as well as anyone seeking spiritual insight.
This new edition features a fresh translation, introductory material, notes, color plates, and an index.
Education for Special Needs is a translation from German of Heilpädagogischer Kurs (GA 317). 12 lectures, Dornach, June 25–July 7, 1924 (CW 317)
This edition replaces Education for Special Needs.
216 pages, 6" x 9", 2014.
A Holistic Approach
Dr. Marga Hogenboom and Bob Woodward
With a foreword by Colwyn Trevarthen, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Edinburgh
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This is the first really useful book on autism that I've found. Autism - A Holistic Approach caused me to breath a sigh of relief: "Finally, someone is discussing what can be done to help!" as well as a smile of hope: "Now, perhaps we can move ahead on this!"
The authors have written a wonderful guide to the phenomena of autism - they offer a penetrating and thorough description of the symptoms and what they say about the world of the autistic human being. More importantly, in my opinion, they document case after case and describe in clear detail what sort of therapeutic work was done with the individual and what the results were! This is what I've been looking for over all these years - a source that would clearly describe these simple therapies and clearly document the results that were observed.
The therapies used are so simple in most cases that should you have an autistic person in your care, but no experts in autism within your reach, I believe that most people could safely and effectively follow through with these activities. And this is the real joy of this book - that it presents a clear picture of what to do, a picture so clear that caregivers and professionals alike can take up this work.
I can't recommend this book highly enough for anyone working or living with someone with autism.
Sexual Abuse of Children
Understanding, Prevention and Treatment
Dr. Michaela Glöckler
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Dr. Glöckler offers a considered response to the increasing incidence of children who have been sexually abused - most often by someone they love and trust. Here is a social overview, with suggestions for the direction of medical, psychological and pedagogical treatment.