Oncology I Gastrointestinal Symptoms I Constipation

Nursing and external applications

Nursing measures

Ground psyllium husks: 2 tsp. in 250 ml liquid
(not for opiate-induced constipation) 

Milk and honey enema: 3 tsp. honey in 500 ml warm milk

External applications

Abdominal compresses with chamomile tea
have a warming and antispasmodic effect

Liver compresses with yarrow tea at midday
warm through and stimulate the digestive process
See: http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/schafgarben_leberwickel.php?locale=en

Abdominal compresses with Oxalis, Folium 20% tincture (Weleda)
For instructions, see: http://www.pflege-vademecum.de/oxalis_essenz_bauchwickel.php?locale=en  

Abdominal compresses with Oxalis e planta tota W 10%, Oleum
relaxing, decongestive, stimulates elimination

Abdominal compresses with anise caraway fennel tea
relieving, soothing for spastic constipation

Rhythmical Einreibung of the thighs with Oxalis, Folium 10% ointment WELEDA or Lavender 10% oil WALA, WELEDA
stimulates elimination

Rhythmical Einreibung of the abdomen with Melissa oil WALA
has a calming and relaxing effect 

 

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.