Hiccups in Oncology

Hiccups can occur with tumors in the cardiac region, for instance, or be centrally induced. Hiccups can last for days or weeks and be extremely tormenting for patients.

With each normal inhalation, a person’s soul body connects more closely with their rhythmic system, only to then detach itself somewhat again with each exhalation. All states of mental tension (e.g., fright) are associated with an emphasis on inhalation, whereas exhalation dominates in relaxed states of mind. 
With hiccups, the intervention of the soul body becomes too strong, resulting in spasmodic, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm, as can be seen from the patient’s intensified, staccato-like repetitive inhalation. 

The therapeutic aim is, on the one hand, to release the soul body and thus the overly alert consciousness from its cramping activity, and on the other hand, to connect the soul in a healthy way with the body regions below the diaphragm, right down into the feet.

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. 


Further information on Anthroposophic Medicine