The Aims of PAFAM
PAFAM’s main aim is to promote and enable the furtherance of Anthroposophic Medicine within the UK and to support the individual’s right to choose their own medical treatment whilst becoming more aware of their personal responsibility towards their individual healthcare process.
The patient’s opinion is being listened to increasingly because it is the patient who can speak from experience. It is PAFAM’s aim to provide a patient voice for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies and to affirm its effectiveness and encourage its acceptance both legally and medically. As with most integrative medicines and therapies, Anthroposophic Medicine is still seeking a fully recognised place in European and UK legislation.
The whole human being – body, soul and spirit – is addressed in the Anthroposophic approach to healing. Because of this, social relationships play an important role in the healing process. As a patient and friends organisation, PAFAM is able to offer support and non-medical advice to people using Anthroposophic Medicine in isolation.
PAFAM wants to be active in practical ways to further its aims. It sees publicity as an important aspect of raising awareness of, and educating the public about, the Anthroposophic approach to healthcare. In addition, a phone line for enquiries and to supply more in depth information about Anthroposophic Medicine is available. PAFAM can also offer talks and workshops to interested groups and organisations across the UK (please see the News or Events tabs for the latest information). Workshops can cover various themes including the following:
- Stress & Hypertension
- Embracing Life
- Heart Health
- Strengthening your Immune System
- Connecting to your Biography
- Accepting Illness
- Embracing Dying