Nursing and External Applications for Diarrhea

Dietetic measures for diarrhea

Grated apple with banana
Cooked carrots
Dried blueberries
Yarrow tea 

External applications for diarrhea

  • Diarrhea with accompanying cramp-like symptoms:
    Abdominal compress with Chamomilla e floribus W 10%, Oleum WALA 
    For instruction, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/kamoel-bw.php?locale=en 

  • With strongly inflated abdomen (meteoric):
    Abdominal compress with Carum Carvi oil

  • In case of accompanying nausea:
    Abdominal compress with yarrow tea

  • To support upbuilding forces:
    Rhythmical embrocation of the upper arms with sloe oil
     

Research news

Art therapy & anxiety: In her doctoral thesis published 2020, Annemarie Abbing investigated the effectiveness of art therapy in the treatment of anxiety. Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial (n=59) showed preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of art therapy: Three months of anthroposophic art therapy led to a significant reduction in the severity of anxiety symptoms in the women compared to waiting list treatment. The therapy also improved quality of life and various aspects of self-regulation. The second part of this PhD research focused on case report methodology and the development of tools for research within this field. The doctoral thesis is available at 
https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/83276.


Further information on Anthroposophic Medicine