Eurythmy Therapy for Ascites

Therapeutic recommendations

  • Stimulate the patient’s life forces and a feeling of lightness with “L”
    “L” stimulates the flowing vital forces and brings an experience of lightness. It also has a strong creative power in the contrasting area of the form principle. You can start with the “L” in the periphery and steadily reduce the size of it – moving over and around the abdomen – towards the center.

  • Stimulate warmth generation with “M”
    “M” is the sound which, like humming, holds a penetrating force in the human being and stimulates the generation of warmth in the direction in which it is carried out. “M” can be moved in all directions – around, on, and also with the belly.

  • The sound movements “B” and “G”
    “B” and “G” , as contrasting movements, create densification and widening of movement to release congestion.

  • “B” and “A” stimulate fluid-regulating kidney activity.

  •  “D” has a penetrating and shaping effect and strengthens digestion.

  • The sound sequence “L – M – S – U – B – E – R”
    The sounds “L – M – S – U – B – E – R”, when they are worked into the feet of a patient lying down, also have a releasing character, which causes movement right into the abdominal cavity through deepened breathing.

Research news

Art therapy & anxiety: In her doctoral thesis published 2020, Annemarie Abbing investigated the effectiveness of art therapy in the treatment of anxiety. Outcomes of a randomised controlled trial (n=59) showed preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of art therapy: Three months of anthroposophic art therapy led to a significant reduction in the severity of anxiety symptoms in the women compared to waiting list treatment. The therapy also improved quality of life and various aspects of self-regulation. The second part of this PhD research focused on case report methodology and the development of tools for research within this field. The doctoral thesis is available at 
https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/83276.


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