Integrating conventional medicine with a thorough understanding of the human being
At Weleda, we strive for a holistic approach in medical therapy. We build our knowledge and practice on the principles of anthroposophic medicine, a system of medicine founded in the early 1920’s, by philosopher Rudolf Steiner and medical doctor Ita Wegmann.
A holistic, therapeutic approach
The therapy method of anthroposophic medicine is based on the balance between four organisational principles: the physical level; life forces level, or vitality; mental level and individual level or ego. The goal of therapy is to restore the necessary equilibrium when these four principles are out of balance.
An integrated medicine system
Anthroposophic medicine is an integrated system of medicine and does not fit into the category of ‘alternative medicine’ - instead it builds on conventional medical systems and practice.
Health is a continuous process
Salutogenesis plays a significant role in holistic health. Health is not considered to be static, but as a continuous process of development. This means that everyone discovers their own health sources and decides for themselves what needs to be done to maintain mental contentment and overall well-being.
Weleda completes the manufacturing process of our own medicinal products in-house following distinctive principles based on three elements – the special rhythmic process, the gradual heating process and our own unique handling of metals and minerals.