Introduction

In tympanites (bloating) there is an excessive formation of gas as an expression of the independence of the air organism, which no longer properly mixes with the liquid element. The bloated belly becomes hard and forms a spherical, “head-like” contour. The activity of the soul body is reduced and therefore does not intervene sufficiently in food processing activities occurring in the liquid environment of the small intestine.

The causes are manifold: lack of food degradation due to maldigestion, peristalsis disorders in (sub)ileus or pronounced constipation, portal hypertension (e.g., with pronounced liver metastasis) and ascites formation. What almost all these states have in common is that the fluid organism (as an expression of the etheric body) separates itself from the air organism (as an expression of the soul body), which is mirrored, e.g., in intestinal obstruction or bloated intestinal loops that “float” on the ascites. The soul body accumulates in this separated air organism and causes the cramp-like, colicky pain that is typical of a bloated abdomen.

The therapeutic goal is to bring about a healthy interpenetration of the air and fluid organisms and thus relieve the spasmodic states of tension.