A Waldorf Guide to Children's Health

Illnesses, Symptoms, Treatments, and Therapies

A Waldorf Guide to Children's Health
Michaela Glöckler By (author)
Wolfgang Goebel By (author)
Karin Michael By (author)
Catherine E. Creeger Translated by
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6.3 X 9.3 in
248 pg

MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Alternative & Complementary Medicine
MEDICAL / General


When a child is sick, parents need clear and reliable information helping them to take action quickly. This fully comprehensive guide to child health and wellness draws on anthroposophic medicine, combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies.

A Waldorf Guide to Child Health includes:

∞ First aid guidance for help in emergencies
∞ Treatments to relieve common complaints such as pain, fever, vomiting, allergies and asthma
∞ Recommendations to deal with common illnesses such as chickenpox, glandular fever and ear infections
∞ Advice on coping with serious disorders such as meningitis, diabetes, chronic illnesses, and hospital stays

This book also includes current medical advice alongside tried-and-tested tips, empowering modern parents and caregivers to look beyond superficial symptoms to better understand the whole child in body, soul, and spirit. A Waldorf Guide to Child Health provides an essential reference for approaching children’s health holistically

C O N T E N T S:


1. First Aid and Accidents
2. Pain
3. Fever and Its Treatment
4. Respiratory Diseases
5. Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
6. Skin Diseases and Rashes
7. Infectious “Childhood Illnesses”
8. Diabetes
9. Cancer
10. Mental Health
11. ADHD and Dyslexia
12. Babies and Young Children
13. Promoting Health and Preventing Illness
14. Vaccination
15. Facing Tough Challenges
16. External Treatments for Home Nursing

Appendix: Knitting and Sewing Patterns
Further Resources
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“Sound advice on child development milestones and the needs of children and parents today.”Kindling

Author Bio

Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children’s outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Michaela has many publications in German, many of which have been published in English.

Dr. Wolfgang Goebel trained at the university pediatric clinic in Tübingen and, for a year and a half, at the Ita Wegman hospital in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He co-founded the pediatric department at the community hospital in Herdecke and was its leading physician until 1995. He has also facilitated conferences on immunization and related topics.

Dr. Karin Michael is an anthroposophic pediatrician and head pediatrician in hematology / oncology at Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus (Community Hospital) in Herdecke, Germany.