ELIANT stands for people who want to live in a Europe that is culturally diverse with freedom of choice:

in questions of education, the economy, social reform, organic agriculture, and complementary and integrative medicine.

Research projects in applied anthroposophy and ecologically valuable initiatives

Akademie Anthroposophische Medizin (Germany)
Research, teaching and science, as well as the facilitation of networking in Anthroposophic Medicine. An initiative of the Association of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany.

Carl Gustav Carus-Institut (Germany)
Interdisciplinary collaboration between medical scientists, biologists, chemists, physicists and pharmacists, particularly the research and development of mistletoe (Viscum album L.) as a treatment for cancer. Since 1966.

The Field Centre (United Kingdom)
The Field Centre’s axiom is “practice enhanced research – research enhanced practice”. Our goal for the staff members is to understand themselves as reflective practitioners, i.e. continuous questioning, observation and refinement of their own practice with students.

Forchungsinstitut Berlin Havelhöhe (Germany)
Clinical, praxis-oriented research in connection with the hospital Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe. Conceptualisation and Evaluation of Anthroposophic Medicine. Since 1999.

Gesellschaft für Goetheanistische Forschung (Germany)
Currently researching questions relating to biodynamic agriculture. Since 1986.

Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology at the University of Witten/Herdecke
Epistemology and the development and application of scientific and medical research methodology in which special attention is paid to human dignity and the human capacity for truth and freedom. Since 1994.

Institute of Complementary Medicine (KIKOM) (Switzerland)
Cooperative projects with Inselspital Bern, in addition to other university institutes in Switzerland and abroad to study and develop the therapies of complementary medicine (anthroposophically extended medicine, homeopathy, neural therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture).

The Institute of Flow Sciences (Germany)
Scientific and practical research of water, based on scientific methods as well as Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. Since 1959.

Institut HISCIA (Switzerland)
The development of effective mistletoe medicines for the treatment of cancer. One breakthrough was the development of a machine to manufacture Iscador that mixes summer and winter harvested mistletoe saps in a particular way. Since 1949.

The Integrative Care Science Center (Sweden)
Patient-oriented interdisciplinary research in Integrative Medicine.
Louis Bolk Institute (Netherlands)
Practice-oriented research of sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health. Since 1976.
Mellifera e.V. - Vereinigung für wesensgemässe Bienenhaltung (Germany)
Sustainable and ecological beekeeping in accord with the bees' own nature. Since 1985.
The Nature Institute (USA)
The Nature Institute develops new qualitative and holistic approaches to seeing and understanding nature and technology in context. Since 1998.

PETRARCA - European Academy for the Culture of Landscape (Germany)
A forum for dialog and research for people concerned with the preservation, maintenance and development of European landscape culture. Since 2000.

Research Department Klinik Arlesheim (Switzerland)
Interprofessional research by doctors, therapists and nurses at Klinik Arlesheim. Whenever possible in collaboration with other hospitals, research institutes, medicine manufacturers and universities. Since 1921.

Research Institute at the Goetheanum (Switzerland)
Research in biology, agricultural sciences, medicinal plants, chemistry, physics, and image-forming methods, within the framework of the Natural Science Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum. Since 1924.

Society for Clinical Research, Berlin (Germany)
Clinical research with Iscador (mistletoe) in the treatment of cancer and precancerous conditions, geriatric illnesses, and other areas, as well as with Cannabis sativa in the treatment of advanced cancer, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis. Since 1994.

Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Zentrum für Naturheilkunde (Germany)
Naturopathic research and teaching at Universitätsklinikum, Freiburg.
Witten/Herdecke University (Germany)
Research and teaching based on a comprehensive, internationally recognized concept of Integrative Medicine:
Institut für Integrative Medizin (IfIM)
Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM)
Zentrum für Biomedizinische Ausbildung und Forschung (ZBAF)
Zentrum für Forschung in der klinischen Medizin (ZFKM)
Zentrum für klinische Studien der Universität Witten/Herdecke
Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Services Research (IZVF)
Arbeitsgruppe Trauma


Scientific literature on Anthroposophic Medicine (updated to 19 April 2013)