Holistic Health Practices/Part 4

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2006
Ayurvedic medicine is based on a Hindu approach to both the body and life in general. Its reliance upon Hinduism, an occultic religion, is what makes it attractive to many New Age therapists.

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What Is Anthroposophical Medicine?

Anthroposophical medicine is an occult medicine based upon the philosophy of anthroposophy developed by necromancer Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925). It variously incorporates a belief in reincarnation, magic, astrology, animism, spiritism, and pantheism. Anthroposophical medicine claims to work by treating patients “spiritually” (occultly) not just physically. For example, by including concerns relative to patients’ alleged past lives (health problems supposedly related to karma) and “spiritual” issues of their present life, anthroposophical doctors believe they can offer patients a more comprehensive “holistic” approach to health.

Even though over 1000 medical doctors employ it in their practice, anthroposophical medical theories and methods are based upon largely questionable, false, or occultic concepts which incorporate dubious medical theories of diagnosis and treatment. Patients run the risk of false diagnosis, occult treatments, or conversion to occultism.

For more information, see our “Can You Trust Your Doctor?” and “Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs.”

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