Medication for Gas and Bloating

  • For tympanites:
    Carum carvi ethan. dec. D2 dil. WELEDA, 10 drops 3x/d up to every 2 hrs
    or
    Carum carvi supp. WALA, 1x/d
    if necessary in combination with an Oxalis abdominal compress or carraway oil compresses 
    or
    Carbo Betulae cum Methano D2–D6 trit. WELEDA, 1 saltsp. (~¼ tsp.) 3x/d
    Carvon tabs. WELEDA (available in Switzlerland), 1 tab. 3x/d

  • For gastrointestinal motility disorders, e.g., during opiate therapy:
    Absinthium/Caryophylli comp. dil. WELEDA, 12 drops 3x/d

  • For tympanites with accompanying intestinal spasms:
    Nux vomica/Nicotiana comp. pill. WALA, 3 x10 pill. 

Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte in Deutschland/GAÄD, Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum (Hg.) Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. 4. Aufl. München 2017. www.vademecum.org

Debus M. Medikamentöse Begleitbehandlung bei onkologischen Erkrankungen. Der Merkurstab 2009;62(4):320-325. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14271/DMS-19466-DE.



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Pilot study  on the clinical effect of yarrow liver compresses  
Liver compresses are commonly applied in integrative cancer treatment and are believed to have an energizing effect. A randomized pilot study was conducted to investigate the influence of yarrow liver compresses on the autonomic nervous system by analyzing heart rate variability in metastatic cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and suffering from cancer-related fatigue. The study found that this application led to increased sympathetic activity during daytime in the intervention group, whereas in the control group, which did not receive any external application, increased parasympathetic activity. The study is open access:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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