Pharmacists who are involved with the development, production and distribution of Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMP) are organized in the International Association of Anthroposophic Pharmacists (IAAP).
Anthroposophic Medicine is an extension of conventional medicine and therefore uses conventional pharmaceutical products used in medicine, where appropriate.
In addition Anthroposophic Medicine uses special medicines which are produced according to the anthroposophic understanding of the human being and its connection to nature. These medicines may include substances from minerals, plants or animals, prepared in different dilutions and for different routes of application, external, oral or parenteral. Some medicines are similar to herbal medicinal products, and some are prepared according to the guidelines of homeopathic pharmacopoeias. However, a great many anthroposophic specialities are produced using specific pharmaceutical procedures according to the anthroposophic understanding of the human body. Anthroposophic medicines therefore represent a unique entity of medicinal products.
For detailed information concerning AMPs, pharmaceutical procedures and further information on the IAAP please visit their website at www.iaap.org.uk.
Last update 28.2.2011 ©IVAA 2011