What is eurythmy therapy? For whom is this therapy suitable and how does it work? – A video clip

"In the Rhythm of Life" engages these questions – with impressions and statements from doctors, therapists, patients, from newborns to the elderly, as well as participants in a current study on fall prevention for elderly people with chronic diseases.

Eurythmy movements have a meditative quality. They are profoundly related to regenerative organic activities and may be used both prophylactically and curatively. They can be helpful in cases of stress symptoms, anxiety and depression or burnout, address developmental delays and disturbances, or; in the case of e.g. tumor and rheumatic ailments, used to support resilience, of particular help where aggressive treatments are needed.

Worldwide, 1500 eurythmy therapists are active in clinics, in schools and in private practice. Further information: https://eurythmytherapy-medsektion.net/en/

Click here for the videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G0oNGhRHw

Copyright: International Coordination Eurythmy Therapy

Research news

Yarrow liver compresses in cancer patients and their effect on the autonomous nervous system    
Liver compresses are frequently used in Anthroposophic Medicine for cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. In a randomized pilot study, the influence of this external application on the autonomous nervous system was now evaluated. For this study, heart rate variability was measured in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue (CRF). A total of 20 patients (10 per group) were available for analysis. The results show that yarrow liver compresses led to increase sympathetic activity during the day in the intervention group, while increased parasympathetic activity was observed in the control group, which received no external application. The study is published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253
Previously in 2021, Georg Seifert´s research group had demonstrated that liver compresses reduced (CRF) in this clinically relevant range. The current study clarifies the correlation.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13014-021-01757-x


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