Tympanites

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.

 

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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