Rhythmical Massage Therapy for Gas and Bloating

Elements of treatment

  • To support the interaction of the formative forces acting in the patient’s air organism with the fluid organism of their intestine, which should be in constant motion:
    Treat with a connecting figure-eight pattern between the chest and the hips
    Hip treatment that includes the lower back
    Abdominal treatment
    with warmly breathing, rhythmically shaping circles in the entire abdominal region.

  • To harmonize respiratory activity in the metabolism:
    Rhythmical embrocation of the kidneys is the primary treatment.
    Sometimes this application alone can eliminate the symptom complex of “bloated belly”.
    Also helpful are qualities of touch and motion in the diaphragm area that support breathing, and long strokes of the sympathetic nervous system. 

  • To calm the tense sensory organization in the digestive tract
    and relieve painful tension of the over-inflated intestine, which may also shift into a cramping of the abdominal muscles, soothe with:
    calm, warming, circular movements when rhythmically massaging around the navel.
    Gently efferent qualities of touch on the thighs and lower back are also helpful.

Recommended substances

Oxalis, Folium 10% ointment WELEDA
Carraway oil
Melissa oil WELEDA, WALA
Note: WALA Melissa oil also contains essential oils of caraway and fennel.
Red Copper Ointment WALA (also available as Kupfer Salbe rot) or copper massage oil LICHTERDE (available as Kupfer Massage-Öl)

 

Research news

Real World Data Study: Factors Associated with Self-Reported Post/Long-COVID    
Little evidence exists on the risk factors that contribute to Post/Long-COVID (PLC). In a recent prospective study, 99 registered people reported suffering from PLC symptoms - most commonly from fatigue, dyspnea, decreased strenght, hyposmia, and memory loss. The study results show, for example, that people, who suffered from COVID-19-associated anxiety, hyposmia, or palpitations were up to eight times more at risk of developing PLC than people without these symptoms. Individuals who suffered from fatigue during COVID-19 treatment were seven times more at risk to develop PLC fatigue than those who did not show this symptom. Overall, the results revealed that 13% of the study participants who had previously suffered from COVID-19 subsequently reported having PLC. The article is published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192316124.


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