Eurythmy Therapy for Abdominal Pain

When treating pain, it is usually advisable to start at the periphery and enter into fluid movement there. Once this has been achieved, we go with the resulting flow of movement to the cramp-like condensing movement caused by the pain, to “flood” it to a certain extent and thereby dissolve or at least alleviate it.

Therapeutic recommendations

  • Swinging movement in a figure-eight pattern
    The effective sounds are mainly “I”, “finger I” and “S”, the sound sequence “L – M – S” and “EI”, to bring the movement into a swinging figure eight pattern, comparable to the rocking of a child. The use of a copper ball can be very helpful (known as the “ball figure eight”).

  • For abdominal pain “M” and “D”
    M” and “D” are particularly helpful in treating abdominal pain. “M” is a kind of “miracle sound” in movement, which gently and intimately stimulates the flow in the fluid organism and thus leads to relaxation.

  • The sound movements “L” and “D”
    A small “L” and “D” with the feet or toes can have a soothing effect. In case of pain, it can also be useful to move the feet passively, because this creates a deepening feeling of well-being that leads to a loosening or resolution. The patient often subsequently falls asleep.

Research news

Practiced-Based Research of Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Pain Management in Clinical Settings   
This systematic review identified 23 studies (including 8464 patients) that fulfilled the quality criteria for evaluating individualized complementary and integrative pain therapies. The studies included chiropractic, acupuncture, multimodal individualized intervention/programs, physiotherapy, and anthroposophic therapies. Retention rates ranges from 53% to 91%. Although all studies reported beneficial impacts on various pain outcome, future practice-based CAM and IM research should be more comprehensive and scientific. Results, recommendations, and the call to action are available at: 
https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab151


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