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Discovering and using the sources of health
The concept of ‘salutogenesis’ (from the latin salus, health and greek
genesis, origin) was developed in the 1970s by Aaron Antonovsky (1923-1994), an
American-Israeli medical sociologist. He describes ‘health development’ as a
process of discovering and using the sources of health.
Salutogenesis as a science of health development focuses on factors that
support human health, in contrast to factors that cause disease. The
salutogenetic model is concerned with the relationship between health, stress
and coping. According to Antonovsky, human health is not static, but is a
continuous process of development. This means that every person discovers their
own health sources and decides for themselves what needs to be done to maintain
mental comfort and overall well-being.
Scientific knowledge about the importance of biological rhythms in nature and
people is of great significance to anthroposophic therapy, which is aimed at
harnessing the self-healing powers of humans. Patients are encouraged to be
their own source of health, which they can activate and strengthen to recover
from an illness, to get fit and continue healthy or to have a better quality of
life when suffering from a chronic illness.
The meaning of salutogenesis in anthroposophic medicine is to develop a clear
‘sense of coherence‘ (a feeling of comprehensibility, manageability and
meaningfulness). With this in mind, patients, though temporarily ill and weak,
have the capacity being at peace with themselves and their environment,
consciously knowing they have found the right place in life and society.
If we are able to live a fulfilled life during periods of illness then we are
less likely to perceive these life challenges as a form of punishment or guilt.
Instead illness presents the opportunity to accept the disease through active
exploration and examination, while our personality grows through the experience.
This, in turn, strengthens our internal health-promoting forces and has a
positive effect on objectively measured ‘health’.
The processing of our pharmaceuticals complies with pharmacopoeias while our distinctive manufacturing rests on three essential elements
The therapeutic process of anthroposophic medicine is based on the balance of four organisational principles.
An integrated medicine system
Anthroposophy takes a holistic approach and uses both conventional and anthroposophic medicinal products.