Sciencebased Medicine takes on anthroposophic medicine which is scandalously taught at the University of Michigan.
Personally, I think that Robert Carroll gets it right when he characterizes anthroposophic medicine as being “even more out of touch with modern, science-based medicine than homeopathy.” Think about it. Homeopathy is based on just two magical ideas: The Law of Similars and the Law of Infinitesimals, which together can be viewed as an expression of the ancient principles of sympathetic magic. In marked contrast, anthroposophic medicine is based on many mystical ideas. Indeed, anthroposophic medicine resembles more than anything (to me, at least) naturopathy in that there doesn’t appear to be a form of unscientific, prescientific, vitalism-based woo that it doesn’t embrace. In fact, anthroposophic medicine appears to go far beyond naturopathy in that respect. It also brings into play a veritable cornucopia of magical and mystical concepts, such as the etheric body, the astral body, and the ego, postulating that the soul, the senses, and the consciousness are beings that have an independent existence outside of the body, further asserting that herbs, essential oils, and movement therapy known as eurythmy can bring these things into harmony and balance with each other and the physical body. … [A]nthroposophic medicine openly denigrates science-based medicine for only being able to diagnose and treat disease according to its understanding of the laws of physics and chemistry, to which I respond: What else would a physician base his or her understanding of disease upon?
I recommend reading the entire post!