External Applications for Abdominal Pain

Abdominal compress

  • For cramp-like stomach pain:
    abdominal compress with Melissa oil WALA
    Melissa (lemon balm) has a calming and relaxing effect.
    For instruction, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/melissenoel_bauchwickel.php?locale=en

  • For spasmodic abdominal pain with strong meteorism (gas and bloating):
    abdominal compress with carraway oil WALA
    Caraway has a relieving, antispasmodic and stimulating effect on the formation of gastric juice.

  • In case of intolerance to essential oils, a good alternative is an:
    abdominal compress with olive oil
    Olive oil has a warming and relaxing effect.

  • If there is a tendency to blockages and cramps:
    Oxalis e planta tota W 10%, Oleum WALA
    For instruction, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/oxalis_essenz_bauchwickel.php?locale=en

  • To harmonize and warm the gastrointestinal tract:
    hot moist compresses with yarrow tea

  • For abdominal cramps and flatulence
    Cuprum/Nicotiana WALA ointment compress
    Copper has a warming and antispasmodic effect, Nicotiana also has an antispasmodic effect.

Rhythmical embrocation of the abdomen

In addition to abdominal compresses, we can also treat the abdomen with rhythmical embrocation, using the substances mentioned above.

  • In case of intolerance to essential oils, a good alternative is:
    Red Copper Ointment WALA (also available as Kupfersalbe rot WALA) with olive oil

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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