External Applications for Hiccups

Upper abdominal compress with Lavender oil or Melissa oil.
Lavender has a relaxing, calming and warming effect. Melissa has an antispasmodic effect.

For the specified oils see also the website “External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing”:
Lavender oil and Melissa oil.

Research news

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:  

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