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26/01-2017

Om feber

The well known anthroposophical paediatrician Dr. David Martin, has brought anthroposophical medical understanding together with the latest fever research. In it he shows how fever stimulates an immune response and strengthens the body's own resistance. It has the capacity in most situations to regulate itself – with the support of traditional home treatments. Only in exceptional circumstances – when self-regulation malfunctions – is direct medical intervention necessary.

The large amount of almost overwhelming scientific evidence now available (see below) showing that fever is vitally important for child development, should galvanise our efforts to secure our own health and that of our children.
For that however we need a more sustainable approach to health education and a European health service that doesn't only focus on the removal of symptoms and which respects a patient's freedom of choice.

 

Written references about the treatment of fever:

Martin DD. Fever: Views in Anthroposophic Medicine and their Scientific Validity. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016 Online ahead of Print. ID 3642659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3642659

Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Schwarz R, Riley DS, Baars EW, Kiene H, et al. Antibiotic use in children with acute respiratory or ear infections: prospective observational comparison of anthroposophic and conventional treatment under routine primary care conditions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014;2014(Article ID 243801).

Some international publications that contain many well known references:

Georg Soldner, H. Michael Stellmann: Individuelle Pädiatrie. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart

Michaela Glöckler, Wolfgang Goebel, Karin Michael: Kindersprechstunde - Ein medizinisch-pädagogischer Ratgeber. Verlag Urachhaus, Stuttgart 2015