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The IVAA (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations) represents and coordinates the National Anthroposophic Doctors´ Associations on both, the European and international level in regard to political and legal affairs.  As a corporate body the IVAA functions as umbrella organization for the National Anthroposophic Doctors´ associations worldwide. In the representation of anthroposophic medicine worldwide the IVAA is part of the Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum.


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Below are included the lists of articles completed in 2008 and 2009.

Studies AM 2008 and results from working groups

 The list is not complete and the reader is kindly requested to notify possibly missing publications to


Arman M, Ranheim A, Rehnsfeldt A, Wode K. Anthroposophic health care – different and home-like. Scand J Caring Sci 2008;22 :357-366.

Baars EW, Gans S, Ellis EL. The effect of hepar magnesium on seasonal fatigue symptoms: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med 2008;14(4):395-402.

Baumgartner S, Shah D, Schaller J, Kämpfer U, Thurneysen A, Heusser P. Reproducibility of dwarf pea shoot growth stimulation by homeopathic potencies of gibberellic acid. Complement Ther Med 2008;16:183-191.

Ben-Arye E, Schiff E, Golan O. Ethical issues in integrative oncology. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2008;22(4):737-53.

Betti L, trebbi G, Nani D, majewsky V, Scherr C, jäger T, Baumgartner S. Homeopathy and Plants: The State of the Art. Il medico Omeopata 2008;13:28-33.

Beuth J, Schneider B, Schierholz JM. Impact of complementary treatment of breast cancer patients with standardized mistletoe extract during aftercare: a controlled multicenter comparative epidemiological cohort study. Anticancer Res 2008;28(1B):523-527.

Bornhöft G, Wolf U, von Ammon K, Righetti M, Baumgartner S, Thurneysen A, kalitzkus V, Maxion-Bergemann S, Matthiessen PF. HTA Homöopathie. komplement integr Med 2008;49:40-46.

Bornhöft G, Maxion-Bergemann S, Matthiessen PF. [External validity of clinical trials for treatment of dementia with ginkgo biloba extracts]. Z Gerontol Geriatr 2008;41(4):298-312.

Bussing A, Ostermann T, Majorek M, Matthiessen PF. Eurythmy Therapy in clinical studies: a systematic literature review. BMC Complement Altern Med 2008;8:8.

Bussing A, Troger W, Stumpf C, Schietzel M. Local reactions to treatments with Viscum album L. extracts and their association with T-lymphocyte subsets and quality of life. Anticancer Res 2008;28(3B):1893-1897.

Bussing A, Cysarz D, Edelhauser F, Bornhoft G, Matthiessen PF, Ostermann T. The oil-dispersion bath in anthroposophic medicine--an integrative review. BMC Complement Altern Med 2008;8:61.

Cysarz D. [In Process Citation]. Forsch Komplementmed 2008;15(3):168-169.

Cysarz D, von BD, Brachmann P, Buetler S, Edelhauser F, Laederach-Hofmann K, Heusser P. Day-to-night time differences in the relationship between cardiorespiratory coordination and heart rate variability. Physiol Meas 2008;29(11):1281-1291.

Cysarz D, Zerm R, Bettermann H, Frühwirth M, Moser M et al. Agreement of respiartory rates derived from heart rate variations, ecg amplitude and nasal/oral airflow. In: Proceedings of the European Study Group on Cardiac Oscillations, ESGCO. Parma: 2008; S. 1-4.

Elluru SR, Van Huyen JP, Delignat S, Kazatchkine MD, Friboulet A, Kaveri SV, Bayry J. Induction of maturation and activation of human dendritic cells: a mechanism underlying the beneficial effect of Viscum album as complimentary therapy in cancer. BMC Cancer 2008;8:161.

Esch BM, Marian F, Busato A, Heusser P. Patient satisfaction with primary care: an observational study comparing anthroposophic and conventional care. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2008;6:74.

Gijsberts MJ, van der Steen JT, Muller MT, Deliens L. [End-of-life with dementia in Dutch antroposofic and traditional nursing homes]. Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 2008;39(6):256-264.

Grah C. Efficacy and safety of pulmonary sarcoidosis treatment with VISCUM ALBUM L.: A case control analysis (Abstract). Phytomedicine 2008;14(VII):27.

Grossarth-Maticek R, Ziegler R. Randomized and non-randomized prospective controlled cohort studies in matched pair design for the long-term therapy of corpus uteri cancer patients with a mistletoe preparation (Iscador). Eur J Med Res 2008;13:107-120.

Hachtel B, Gäch A. Bibliographie Heileurythmie. Veröffentlichungen 1920 – 2005. Bad Boll: natur mensch medizin; 2008. 610 S.

Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Kienle GS, Kiene H. Combined bias suppression in single-arm therapy studies. J Eval Clin Pract 2008;DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00903.

Hamre HJ. Heileurythmie bei chronischen Erkrankungen: eine vierjährige prospektive Kohortenstudie. Überarbeitete Fassung eines Vortrags gehalten am 5. Mai 2008. In: Glöckler M, Jaschke A, Hrsg. Festschrift 1. Weltkonferenz für Heileurythmie. Dornach: Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum und Forum Netzwerk Heileurythmie; 2008; S. 130-42.

Hamre HJ. Eurythmy therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study. Revised manuscript of a lecture given on May 5, 2008. In: Glöckler M, Jaschke A, Hrsg. Documentation of the 1st World Conference for Eurythmy Therapy. Dornach: Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum and Forum / Network Heileurythmie; 2008; S. 130-42.

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Glockmann A, Wegscheider K, Ziegler R, Willich SN, Kiene H. Anthroposophische vs. konventionelle Therapie beim chronischen Lendenwirbelsäulen-Syndrom: eine prospektiv vergleichende Studie. Merkurstab 2008;61(5):435-444.

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Glockmann A, Ziegler R, Willich SN, Kiene H. Heileurythmie bei chronischen Erkrankungen: eine vierjährige prospektive Kohortenstudie. Merkurstab 2008;61(4):331-342.

Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Tröger W, Kienle GS, Kiene H. Assessing the order of magnitude of outcomes in single-arm cohorts through systematic comparison with corresponding cohorts: an example from the AMOS study. BMC Med Res Methodol 2008;8(11):DOI:10.1186/1471-2288-8-11.

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Glockmann A, Ziegler R, Kienle GS, Willich SN, Kiene H. Outcome of anthroposophic medication therapy in chronic disease: A 12-month prospective cohort study. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2008;2:25-37.

Horneber MA, Bueschel G, Huber R, Linde K, Rostock M. Mistletoe therapy in oncology (review). The Cochrane Collaboration 2008;1-69.

Huyke C, Reuter J, Rödig M, Kersten A, Laszczyk M, Scheffler A, Nashan D, Schempp C. Treatment of actinic keratoses with a novel betulinbased oleogel. A prospective, randomized, comparative pilot study. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2008;DOI: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2008.06865.

Huyke C, Reuter J, Rödig M, Kersten A, Laszczyk M, Scheffler A, Nashan D, Schempp C. Therapie von aktinischen Keratosen mit einem neuen Betulin-basierten Oleogel; eine prospektive, randomisierte, vergleichende Pilotstudie. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2008;DOI: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2008.06865.

Karow JH, Abt HP, Fröhling M, Ackermann H. Efficacy of Arnica montana D4 for Healing of Wounds After Hallux Valgus Surgery Compared to Diclofenac. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2008;14(1):17-25.

Kienle GS. Evidenzbasierte Medizin und ärztliche Therapiefreiheit - Vom Durchschnitt zum Individuum. Dtsch Arztebl 2008;105(25):A 1381-A 1384.

Kröz M, Zerm R, Reif M, Laue Hv, Schad F, Büssing A, Bartsch C, Feder G, Girke M. Validation of the German Version of the Cancer Fatigue Scale (CFS-D). European Journal of Cancer Care 2008;17(1):33-41.

Kröz M, Feder G, Laue Hv, Zerm R, Reif M, Girke M, Matthes H, Gutenbrunner C, Heckmann C. Validation of a questionnaire measuring the regulation of autonomic function. BMC Complement Altern Med 2008;8(26).

Kunz C. Wirtsbäume der Mistel - Die Grundpolarität. Merkurstab 2008;6(2):123-128.

Laengler A, Spix C, Seifert G, Gottschling S, Graf N, Kaatsch P. Complementary and alternative treatment methods in children with cancer: A population-based retrospective survey on the prevalence of use in Germany. Eur J Cancer 2008;44(15):2233-2240.

Laue Hv. Die Entwicklung des pharmazeutischen Impulses bei Rudolf Steiner. Menschenkundliche Voraussetzungen einer anthroposophischen Pharmakokinetik. Merkurstab 2008;(1):4-47.

38. Legnani W. Mistletoe in conventional oncological practice: exemplary cases. Integr Cancer Ther 2008;7(3):162-171.

Loewe A, Kuehn JJ, Borho K, Abel U, Bauer C, Gerhard I, Schneeweiss A, Sohn C, Strowitzki TW, Hagens C. Adjuvante simultane Mistel-/Chemotherapie bei Mammakarzinom - Einfluss auf Immunparameter, Lebensqualität und Verträglichkeit. Forsch Komplementärmed 2008;15(1):22-30.

Lorenz P, Berger M, Bertrams J, Wende K, Wenzel K, Lindequist U, Meyer U, Stintzing FC. Natural wax constituents of a supercritical fluid CO2 extract from quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) pomace. anal bioanal chem 2008;391:633-646.

Schnitzler P, Nolkemper S, Stintzing FC, Reichling J. Comparative in vitro study on the anti-herpetic effect of phytochemically characterized aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Salvia officinalis grown at two different locations. Phytomedicine 2008;15:62-70.

Von DC. [The twelve nursing balms]. Krankenpfl Soins Infirm 2008;101(3):25-27.

Vrânceanu M, Winkler K, Nirschl H, Leneweit G. Surface rheology of monolayers of phospholipids and cholesterol measured with axisymmetric drop shape analysis. Biophysical Journal 2008;94:3924-3934.

Walach H, Möllinger H, Sherr J, Schneider R. Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce more specific than non-specific symptoms: results from two double-blind placebo controlled trials. Journal of Psychopharmacology 2008;22(5):543-552.

Ziegler R, Grossarth-Maticek R. Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of Survival and Psychosomatic Self-regulation from Published Prospective Controlled Cohort Studies for Long-term Therapy of Breast Cancer Patients with a Mistletoe Preparation (Iscador). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2008.

Zuzak TJ, Zuzak-Siegrist I, Rist L, Staubli G, Simoes-Wust AP. Attitudes towards vaccination: users of complementary and alternative medicine versus non-users. Swiss Med Wkly 2008;138(47-48):713-718.

Zuzak TJ, Zuzak-Siegrist I, Simoes-Wuest AP, Rist L, Staubli G. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Patients presenting to a Paediatric Emergency Department. European Journal of Pediatrics 2008;DOI 10.1007/s00431-008-0765-3

Studies AM 2009 and results from working groups 

The list is not complete and the reader is kindly requested to notify possibly missing publications to

Demangeat J-L. NMR water proton relaxation in unheated and heated ultrahigh aqueous dilutions of histamine: Evidence for an air-dependent supramolecular organization of water. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2009;144:32-39.

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Kienle GS, Meinecke C, Glockmann A, Willich SN, Kiene H. Anthroposophic therapy for children with chronic disease: a two-year prospective cohort study in routine outpatient settings. BMC Pediatr 2009;9(39) (doi:10.1186/1471-2431)

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Kienle GS, Glockmann A, Ziegler R, Willich SN, Kiene H. Anthroposophic therapy for anxiety disorders: a two-year prospective cohort study in routine outpatient settings. Clinical Medicine: Psychiatry 2009;2:17-31

Hamre HJ, Witt CM, Kienle GS, Glockmann A, Ziegler R, Willich SN, Kiene H. Long-term outcomes of anthroposophic therapy for chronic low back pain: A two-year follow-up analysis. Journal of Pain Research 2009;2:75-85.

Heusser P, Kienle GS. Anthroposophic Medicine, Integrative Oncology, and Mistletoe Therapy of Cancer. In: Abrams D, Weil A, Hrsg. Integrative Oncology. New York: Oxford University Press; 2009; 16, S. 322-40.

Heusser P, Berger S, Stutz M, Husler A, Haeberli A, Wolf U. Efficacy of homeopathically potentized antimony on blood coagulation. A randomized placebo controlled crossover trial. Forsch Komplementmed 2009;16(1):14-18.

Kienle GS, Glockmann A,  Schink M and Kiene H: Viscum album L. extracts in breast and gynaecological cancers: a systematic review of clinical and preclinical research. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2009;28:79. (doi:10.1186/1756-9966-28-79)

Kienle GS, Kiene H. Systematische Reviews zur Misteltherapie bei Krebs und die Implikationen für künftige Forschung. In: Scheer R, Alban S, Becker H, et al, Hrsg. Die Mistel in der Tumortherapie 2. - Aktueller Stand der Forschung und klinische Anwendung. Essen: KVC Verlag; 2009; S. 285-93.

Manchester A. Nursing the anthroposophical way. Nurs N Z 2009;15(1):24.

Rosenlund H, Bergstrom A, Alm JS, Swartz J, Scheynius A, van HM, Johansen K, Brunekreef B, von ME, Ege MJ, et al. Allergic disease and atopic sensitization in children in relation to measles vaccination and measles infection. Pediatrics 2009;123(3):771-778.

Wode K, Schneider T, Lundberg I, Kienle GS. Mistletoe treatment in cancer-related fatigue: a case report. Cases Journal 2009;2:77.

Ziegler R. Mistletoe Preparation Iscador: Are there Methodological Concerns with Respect to Controlled Clinical Trials? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2009;6(1):19-30.

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