Eurythmy therapy

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Eurythmy therapy is a movement therapy from anthroposophic medicine. It has been derived from eurythmy.

A person receiving eurythmy therapy moves under the guidance of a eurythmy therapist, who will have been trained two years beyond the four-year fundamental course in eurythmy. The movements may be adapted to the condition of the person being treated; for example, they may be done while either sitting or even lying down.[1] Therapeutic eurythmy is claimed to bring about a "re-integration of body, soul, and spirit."[2][3]

A 2008 review in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine said that eurythmy was a "potentially relevant add-on" to a therapeutic program,[4] but though the studies reviewed reported improvement in symptoms, limitations in the underlying data and in the review methods means these conclusions "warrant cautious interpretation".[5][3]


  1. Hübner, Jutta (2008). Komplementäre Onkologie: supportive Maßnahmen und evidenzbasierte Empfehlungen. Schattauer Verlag. pp. 13–14.
  2. Heusser, Peter; Kienle, Gunver Sophia (2009). "Anthroposophic medicine, integrative oncology, and mistletoe therapy of cancer". In Abrams, Donald; Weil, Andrew (eds.). Integrative Oncology. Weil Integrative Medicine Library. Oxford University Press. p. 327. ISBN 978-0-19-988585-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Eurythmy". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  4. Büssing A, Ostermann T, Majorek M, Matthiessen PF (2008). "Eurythmy Therapy in clinical studies: a systematic literature review". BMC Complement Altern Med. 8: 8. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-8. PMC 2322948. PMID 18377647.
  5. "Eurythmy therapy in clinical studies: a systematic literature review", Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, 7 April 2009