OncologyI Gastrointestinal symptoms I Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting

Nursing and external applications

Therapeutic approach

Loss of appetite

  • Ginger tea or ginger water (drink on an empty stomach)
    has a warming effect in the deeper areas of the metabolism, very helpful during chemotherapy as well (1).

Particularly suitable for morphine-induced nausea and loss of appetite, which are often accompanied by dry mouth and fatigue:

Nausea and vomiting

  • Eat small meals, eat with upright posture.
  • Provide good smells, air the room.
  • Lemon juice: a few drops to 1 tbsp. several times a day or suck a slice of lemon for prophylaxis and therapy of morphine-induced nausea (see also “Loss of appetite”).

For nausea induced by chemotherapy or morphine (see also “Loss of appetite”) (2):

  • Ginger tea or ginger sticks
  • Treat the feet: movement, embrocation, foot reflexology massage (approximately in the middle of the arch of the right foot).
  • Yarrow tea liver compress at midday
    For instructions, see:
    http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/schafgarben_leberwickel.php?locale=en
  • Chamomile abdominal compress
    has an antispasmodic effect in cases of vomiting.
  • Melissa oil abdominal compress with Melissa oil WALA (Ingredients: Carvi aetheroleum, Foeniculi amari fructus aetheroleum, Melissa officinalis ex herba 5%, Origanum majorana ex herba 5%) has a relaxing, warming effect (see also: http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/2714.php?locale=en).