Medication for Diarrhea

  • For diarrhea:
    Birkenkohle comp. caps. WELEDA (also available as Carbo Betulae comp. tabs. WELEDA), 2 per bowel movement, or 3 x daily up to hourly
    or
    Bolus alba comp. powder WALA, 1–3 tsp. daily, each in 200 ml liquid 

  • For diarrhea and vomiting:
    Bolus alba comp. powder WALA, 1 saltsp. (~1/4 tsp.) hourly 

  • In situations of damage to the small intestine mucosa caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy:
    Digestodoron® WELEDA, chew 2 tabs. at the beginning of each meal 3x/d, or 15 drops 4x/d
    or
    in addition, to stimulate renal and hepatic detoxification function while undergoing chemotherapy:
    Aquilinum comp. pillules WALA, 7–10 pillules 3x/d or 1 amp. per os 1x/d

  • In case of mucous membrane damage as a result of radiation therapy:
    Stibium arsenicosum D6 trit. WELEDA, 1 saltsp. (~1/4 tsp.) 3x/d
    or,
    with particularly mucousy diarrhea:
    Geum urbanum D1 WELEDA, 10 drops 3–6x/d

  • For Enterocolitis with mucousy diarrhea and high fluid loss:
    Quartz powder 50% WELEDA, take ¼ tsp. with a little liquid 5x/d

  • For unrelenting diarrhea in GvHD after bone marrow transplantation:
    Luvos Healing Earth gastro balance (also available as Luvos-Heilerde magenfein), 1 tsp. 3x/d

  • Diarrhea during radiation of the rectum as part of (neo)adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer. In the last third of therapy, local irritations and diarrhea can usually be expected.
    Local: Mercurialis ointment WALA and Mercurialis comp. supp. WALA 
    or,
    Bolus alba comp. powder WALA
    Stibium arsenicosum D6 trit. WELEDA, 1 saltsp. (~1/4 tsp.) 3x/d
    Geum urbanum D1 WELEDA, 10 drops 3–6x/d

Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte in Deutschland/GAÄD, Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum (Hg.) Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. 4. Aufl. München 2017. www.vademecum.org



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Pilot study  on the clinical effect of yarrow liver compresses  
Liver compresses are commonly applied in integrative cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. A randomized pilot study was conducted to investigate the influence of yarrow liver compresses on the autonomic nervous system by analyzing heart rate variability in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue. The study found that this application led to increased sympathetic activity during daytime in the intervention group, whereas in the control group, which did not receive any external application, increased parasympathetic activity. The study is open access:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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