Body Therapy for Edema

Multimodal treatment of edema includes the methods of anthroposophic body therapy. Classical lymph drainage is used to mobilize fluids, while rhythmical massage therapy stimulates life processes within the body’s tissues. Consequently, anthroposophic body therapy focusses primarily on the stimulation of the patient’s life organization, rather than just manually treating the physical body.

Peripheral edema

  • Lymphatic drainage
    Manual decongestion and mobilization for edema and anasarca. If necessary, complex decongestion therapy, for example in case of chronic arm edema.

  • Rhythmical massage therapy
    Stimulation of “tissue breathing” in the fluid organism through qualities of touch and movement that are compressing and releasing.
    See also: Rhythmical massage therapy for Ascites: https://www.anthromedics.org/PRA-0769-EN

 

Research news

Fasting for adults with type 1 diabetes 
Intermittent as well as prolonged fasting appaer favorable in conditions such metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatic diseases. Fasting for individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is generally considered too risky. The aim of this patient-led research was to investigate the feasibility, benefit, and safety of a 7-d multimodal fasting intervention in individuals with T1D. The study results indicate achievement of the stated aims (open access): 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2021.111169
For this study, Dr. Bettina Berger received the prestigious Holzschuh Award for Complementary Medicine. 


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