About the Practice
St Luke's Medical Centre offers all services of a NHS General Practice. The practice emphasises a holistic approach to patient care and anthroposophic medicine is used to aid this approach.
The doctors consider that these complementary medicines can aid the healing of illness, whereas many drugs simply suppress symptoms. The doctors, nevertheless, recognise the benefit of conventional drugs . All the medicines, conventional or not, are available on the NHS.
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In addition, the doctors frequently recommend other treatments ranging from Massage, special baths, movement/Eurythmy therapy or Art therapy. Massage and special baths can further support the bodyís own healing possibilities, while in the Art and Eurythmy therapies, patients have an opportunity to be actively involved in the treatment process itself. This is very much in keeping with the St. Lukeís philosophy of patients being active partners, rather than passive recipients of care.
Anthroposophic medicine adds a broader dimension to modern medical practice, taking a holistic view of the human being.
As anthroposophic doctors are also qualified in conventional medicine, they are able to combine the rigour of modern practice with the gentle healing of natural remedies and therapies.
In this way, they offer a thorough clinical approach in areas where conventional medicine has difficulty meeting the full needs of patients.
„ St. Luke's Medical Centre 2006-2012