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

Anthroposophic Medicine is an evaluated part of CRF treatment   
Cancer-realted fatigue (CRF) is one of the most frequent and prevalent symptoms expressed by cancer patients and cancer survivors. A current systematic review aimed to identify different clinical evaluation scales and interventions available for fatigue associated with cancer. Therefore, 2611 research articles were screened and revealed also non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise, complementary therapies, nutritional and psychoeducational interventions, sleep therapy, Anthroposophic Medicine, and various pharmacological agents effective in managing CRF. The results are published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.25259/IJPC_455_20.
Supplementary note: The impact of misteltoe therapy in CRF has been evaluated by a research group at Havelhöhe Community Hospital: 
https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735420917211


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