The promotion of anthroposophical medicine to parents in Waldorf schools has been written about here http://www.openwaldorf.com/health.html
Open Waldorf says it is an independent site with no affiliation, and it is up to everyone to read and decide for themselves what to believe.
Here is why the British Humanists object to anthroposophical medicine;
In Stroud Anthroposophical medicine is practiced at the St Luke’s Medical Centre in Cainscross Road. They have a website detailing the range of anthroposophical therapies they offer.
The Centre is partly NHS funded.
I wrote to the NHS last year and asked, under the Freedom of information Act, how it is decided which treatments are funded by the NHS. The reply was that there is no way of telling which are NHS funded and which are not.
On their website St Lukes admit that Rudolf Steiner was not a medical doctor. They provide some information about why anthroposophical medicine is considered necessary there. The practice refers to non-anthroposophical medicine as “allopathic”. This is a pejorative term which is not recognised by conventional medics.
One feature of anthrosophical medicine is the belief that mistletoe can cure cancer, here is an article in the BMJ.
And here is an article about why vaccination is considered a bad thing in anthroposophy.http://www.anthromed.org/Article.aspx?artpk=764
This is what Steiner said in “Manifestations of Karma lecture 8” according to Open Waldorf.
We also understand why, among the best minds of our period, there exists a kind of aversion to vaccination… This would constitute the indispensable counterpart without which we are performing only half our task. We are merely accomplishing something to which the person in question will himself have to produce a counterpart in a later incarnation. If we destroy the susceptibility to smallpox, we are concentrating only on the external side of karmic activity.
The Health Protection agency regards Steiner Schools, along with travellers, as unvaccinated communities, according to it’s National guidelines on Measles.