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

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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