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

Anthroposophic Medicine is an evaluated part of CRF treatment   
Cancer-realted fatigue (CRF) is one of the most frequent and prevalent symptoms expressed by cancer patients and cancer survivors. A current systematic review aimed to identify different clinical evaluation scales and interventions available for fatigue associated with cancer. Therefore, 2611 research articles were screened and revealed also non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise, complementary therapies, nutritional and psychoeducational interventions, sleep therapy, Anthroposophic Medicine, and various pharmacological agents effective in managing CRF. The results are published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.25259/IJPC_455_20.
Supplementary note: The impact of misteltoe therapy in CRF has been evaluated by a research group at Havelhöhe Community Hospital: 
https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735420917211


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