How to Treat Childhood Illness

By Philip Incao, MD Summer 2001, The Child - Issue #24 All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. "Infection" is the wrong word for them because it suggests that we get sick because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs and yet we only occasionally get sick. Why do we ... Read More ►

What is an Anthroposophical Physician

By Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, MD Issue: Spring 2002, A Rich Offering of Therapies - Issue #27 A physician or osteopathic physician who has completed a conventional training with all its external qualifications, who fully acknowledges the benefits and accomplishments of modern medicine, but does not stop there. The anthroposophical physician extends traditionally taught medicine, based on a study of the human ... Read More ►

Sleep as a Healer

By Bertram von Zabern, M.D. Issue: Fall 2003, Sleeping and Waking - Issue #33 Almost one-third of our lifetime is clouded in a state of unconsciousness or dream. Sleep powerfully commands us to its domain when, after an extended day, it stops us from continuing earthly work. While scientific research has provided many details of the chemical and electrical activity ... Read More ►

The Kidneys as Foundation for Body & Wisdom

By Heidi Harding, L.Ac. and Tim Aitken, L.Ac. Issue: Winter 2003, Form and Structure - Issue #34 In Classical Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys give us our foundation for life. The Kidneys represent that which pushes the organism to the actualization of its potential. They are the “pilot light” that ignites the body’s primary activities. The Kidneys store and activate our ... Read More ►

Memory and Digestion

By Robert Sardello, Ph.D. and Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, Ph.D. Issue: Spring 2004, Digestion - Issue #35 Digestion refers to a process of taking in something from the world, where it undergoes complete transformation, and in this transformed activity, life is maintained. A similar process takes place with whatever we take in from the world. Digestion is not limited to food. We ... Read More ►

Inner Health – Outer Ecology

By Steven Johnson, D.O. Issue: Spring 2004, Digestion - Issue #35 Steven Johnson, D.O. is the medical director for Foxhollow Clinic. Located near Louisville, Kentucky, the clinic is a new inpatient initiative integrating anthroposophical, allopathic, and holistic modalities to treat patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The clinic is also developing a retreat and conference center. Learn more at 502-241-4304. ... Read More ►

The Doctor Speaks 1

By Philip Incao, M.D. Issue: Summer 2004, Biography Emerges as a Tool For Therapy - Issue #36 Q: I am taking medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am concerned about the overall effects on my well-being. How can I offset any potential negative impact of these strong drugs? A: It is pretty much common knowledge that heart ... Read More ►

The Medicine in Biographic Messages

by A. Pautz, M.D. Issue: Summer 2004, Biography Emerges as a Tool For Therapy - Issue #36  Life leaves traces ingrained in our biographies. Seen within an entire life, biographic events can appear as informative messages - messages we may read, understand, and act on. In taking a patient’s history, an anthroposophically-trained medical doctor listens to and evaluates such events. The ... Read More ►