Eurythmy Therapy for Gas and Bloating

The therapeutic aim is to support the soul body activity in the air organism, to enable it to immerse itself in the rhythmically flowing movement of the etheric body.

The therapeutic approach

  • The sound “R”
    “R”
    is the actual ‘air sound’. When moving it in different variations, we should pay special attention to the upper and lower part of the gestures and to the enjoyment of the movements, so that the air organism, which is blocked and cramped, can be released and brought into a healthy connection with the fluid organism of the digestive organization.
    To this end we can also employ firm walking and descending rhythms (trochee or dactyl, especially backwards), which have a decelerating and thus also a releasing and loosening effect.

  • Transform the “primal S” exercise into “S”
    Transform “primal S” into “S”. Do the “S” with a jump or while sitting: the “S” can also be drawn with the feet on the floor, or form it with the legs in an ‘O’ position. The “O” forms a kind of vessel, through which the formative forces can pass as if from above to below.

  • “Sympathy” and “Antipathy”
    “Sympathy” and “antipathy”, performed with the feet as a dexterity and endurance exercise, lead the soul body downwards and bring it into rest and stability. This enables the release of painful tension in the abdominal area.

  • The sound “A”
    The sound “A” can also help to anchor the soul body in the physical body in a healthy way, through the gesture’s ordering and stabilizing effect reaching into the patient’s back area. Rudolf Steiner described this in the following way: “When you speak or move the sound ‘A’, you are actually lowering your soul body into your physical body as well as possible. This results in wellbeing.” (1)

1 Steiner R. Eurythmie als sichtbarer Gesang. GA 278. Lecture of February 19, 1924. 6th ed. Basel: Rudolf Steiner Verlag; 2015. English translation: Steiner R. Eurythmy as visible singing. Leominster: Anastasi; 2013.


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:  
https://doi.org/10.1177/15347354221081253


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