Medication for Hiccups

Centrally acting medicinal products in the treatment of persistent hiccups are copper (as a metal that warms through and promotes relaxation) and herbal preparations from the nightshade family, especially Nicotiana tabacum (acting as an antispasmodic) and Hyoscyamus niger (which encourages rhythm and calming):

Aurum/Hyoscyamus comp. WELEDA
or 
Cuprum aceticum comp. WALA
or 
Cuprum aceticum D4 WELEDA, 1 amp. s.c. over the epigastrium
or
Cuprum aceticum D5/Zincum Valerianicum D5 WELEDA, 1 amp. s.c., 1 to several times daily

Also to be considered is:
Tabacum Cupro cultum Rh D3 WELEDA, 1 amp. s.c. in the epigastrium

To increase the effectiveness of the injections, combine with:
Nervus phrenicus D15–D30 WALA, 1 amp. s.c. 3x/w to 1x/d

Possible orals are: 
Hyoscyamus Rh D3 dil. WELEDA, 10 drops 3x/d
or
Hyoscyamus D6 pill. WALA, 7 pill. every 1–2 hrs 
if necessary in combination with 
Mygale comp. dil. WELEDA, 5–10 drops every 1–2 hrs

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.



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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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