Dr. Dora Mantello explains this current that uses plants, metals and minerals to harmonize the body.
At the beginning of the 20th century and from the hand of the Austrian professor and philosopher Rudolf Steiner and the Dutch doctor Ita Wegman, this approach shows that it relates diseases with biographical events that influence the body, the soul and the spirit of the person.
"The man is a soul and a spiritual being consisting of the elements of nature: water, air, earth and fire e which can be disharmonized, that is when diseases arise"Explains the infectious Dr. Dora Mantello, coordinator of the post-graduate course of Introduction to anthroposophical medicine which is dictated by the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the UNR and adds that "the anthroposophy proposals are related to the use of plants, metals and minerals to harmonize what overflows".
– When does anthroposophic medicine arise?
– This medicine is being prepared around 1920 at a time of great social movement, the criticisms of the industrial revolution and the negative effects on man began, the criticisms on the conviction that everything was mechanical and material.
This medicine is still very important in the biography of the person, what is happening at different stages of life and also how to resign the pain so that life is healthier. To give a schematic example, Dora Mantello explains it "A child who has a trauma that causes great distress between the ages of 7 and 15 can suffer from certain pathologies that have to do with rhythms, something heart or thyroid. Something that must be accompanied and that cannot be done with rhythm ”.
Another important fact is the patient's free choice to satisfy his well-being, The will to transform. "What the anthroposophy seeks with its drugs is the process and not the substance. An antibiotic is pure substance and at a certain point you have to take it, but if you want your strength to move away from the darkness, according to the alchemic logic of anthroposophical medicine, surely you have to use gold, that substance diluted homeopathically " .
Understanding the historical perspective was fundamental for Dr. Mantello, "When I started studying this medicine, I was shocked by the spiritual with the material, from Europe with us, this led me to study the history of medicine and there I understood that there was another medicine in the world and in history before man was considered a machine, those medicines were taken by the Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians, Guarani and comechingones, that is, by all the peoples of the world. All connected man and nature and everything related to the material with the spiritual. Since it was a previous knowledge in that sense and that it had been moved, it was reassuring ", it should be clarified that this medicine has an integrative aspect, it is not against traditional allopathic medicine.
Another contribution of anthroposophy is the differentiation between the mood and the spiritual "The first has to do with feelings, desires, passions and emotional needs. The spirit allows us to reflect, to take a subtle position. This is also implicit in our body. Feeling, thinking, understanding and feeling of the mood. "
Anthroposophy and Cancer
"Anthroposophy has some answers for working with cancerWhen the person is about to undergo surgery or has to undergo chemotherapy there are some drugs, such as viscum, that help your body be more harmonious to accompany this process, which is to receive chemotherapy that attacks normal cells and also to the neoplastic. This is one way. "