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Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2004 Feb 28;116(4):128-30.

Anthroposophical medicine: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials.

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  • 1Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, United Kingdom.


The aim of this systematic review was to summarise and critically evaluate all randomised clinical trials testing the effectiveness of the whole system of anthroposophical medicine either as a sole or as an adjunctive form of treatment. Seven independent literature searches were conducted to locate all such studies. Trials of single remedies within the wider anthroposophical approach were excluded. No language restrictions were applied. Unfortunately not a single study was located which met the inclusion/exclusion criteria. It was therefore concluded that, at present, the question whether the anthroposophical concept of healing generates more good than harm cannot be answered.

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