External Applications for Gas and Bloating

Abdominal compress with Carum Carvi oil, Jungebad WALA

Melissa oil WALA, as a compress or rhythmical embrocation
Melissa has a calming and relaxing effect.
Further information, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/2714.php?locale=en

Carraway oil WALA, as a compress or rhythmical embrocation  
Caraway has a relieving and antispasmodic.

Red Copper Ointment WALA (also available as Kupfersalbe rot WALA) with olive oil, as a rhythmical embrocation
In case of intolerance to essential oils, this is a good alternative. Copper has a warming and antispasmodic effect.

Oxalis e planta tota W 10%, Oleum WALA, as a compress or rhythmical embrocation
has an antispasmodic effect.

Chamomilla e floribus W 10%, Oleum WALA, as a compress or rhythmical embrocation
has an antispasmodic effect.
Further information, see https://www.pflege-vademecum.de/kamillenoel.php

Research news

Art therapy & anxiety: In her doctoral thesis published 2020, Annemarie Abbing investigated the effectiveness of art therapy in the treatment of anxiety. Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial (n=59) showed preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of art therapy: Three months of anthroposophic art therapy led to a significant reduction in the severity of anxiety symptoms in the women compared to waiting list treatment. The therapy also improved quality of life and various aspects of self-regulation. The second part of this PhD research focused on case report methodology and the development of tools for research within this field. The doctoral thesis is available at 
https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/83276.


Further information on Anthroposophic Medicine