Therapies Available at the Elysia Therapeutic Centre

Medical Doctor – Anthroposophic

Anthroposophic doctors are all conventionally trained Physicians with additional training in the use and prescribing of anthroposophical medicine. This is an integrated approach to medicine, which combines anthroposophic and homeopathic medicines, which safely complement conventional health care. This approach addresses the individual’s physical constitution, social environment and biography; in effect a bio-psycho-social approach to health and healing. It has been particularly effective at helping people with complex and long-term health problems whilst also offering a preventative approach to health care. Consultations with the doctor sometimes include recommendations for supporting treatments, for example massage, art, eurythmy or counselling. To see more on how anthroposophical doctors are trained see http://www.anthroposophic-drs-training.org/anthroposophic-medicine/

Dr Claudia Kempfen


Pain Care – Rheumatology

Pain forms an important part of human experience and survival. When it occurs due to injury, it can make sense to us. However, if pain persists or when pain occurs without an obvious cause, it can easily become unsettling and threatening.

Rheumatic conditions are often characterised by pain and/or stiffness felt in our limbs and/or spine. They can be due to relatively well understood diseases, such as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, but also less well understood conditions such as
fibromyalgia.

Holistic medical consultations are available at the Elysia Centre with a fully qualified and registered Consultant Rheumatologist.

This service is available for those with difficult pain or stiffness in joints, muscles, neck and/or back (e.g. due to arthritis, fibromyalgia or spondylosis).

To book a medical consultation with Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Rainer Klocke, please call the Centre directly 01384 392 072 or email: info@elysiacentre.org

Pain Care – Rheumatologist


Cancer Care – Mistletoe Therapy

A cancer diagnosis can be a traumatic event. Many feelings arise such as uncertainty, fear and anxiety. Many people experience a sense of urgency that some form of treatment should start soon.

Mistletoe Therapy (Viscum) is now well-known world wide as a well-researched and well thought of cancer treatment. This has the possibility of being given alongside any conventional treatment.

Anthroposophic Medicine, which developed the Mistletoe Therapy, can also offer help and support to the cancer patient. An anthroposophic doctor will be able to oversee the Mistletoe injections and also give general medical support to the patient.

At the Elysia Centre there are, in addition, various therapies available which have arisen out of the same understanding that address the whole person. Many of these therapies have been found to be particularly helpful to the patient suffering from cancer. The art of movement, called Eurythmy, has been developed into a remarkable transformative therapy with special sequences of movements which work with the formative principles in nature and can bring healing to specific illnesses.

The physical body can be addressed directly with the gentle but deeply acting Rhythmical Massage and the Nursing massage technique Rhythmical Einreibung.

Deep existential questions often arise at this time around the meaning of life. There can be a need to work through various pressing life issues. Biographical Counselling, or Psychotherapy can be helpful, as can a support group such as the Oasis Group. The search for meaning can be greatly supported by looking at the pathways of our biography, or through therapeutic art and conversation. The heightened awareness of one’s own mortality may spur one on to want to bring more meaning and creativity into one’s life. There is much to be explored through the artistic therapies via the mediums of colour, Therapeutic Art, Modelling, Sculpture Therapy, and Speech Formation.

Appropriate Nutritional and dietary advice will also be important.

Dr Claudia Kempfen