Eurythmy Therapy for Loss of Appetite, Nausea and Vomiting

Lack of appetite

The therapeutic aim is to stimulate the soul body to integrate itself into the physical body through joy in movement, to strengthen a sense of well-being and reaffirming oneself. This creates a basis for experiencing joy in the world.
The rhythmic system, the soul’s center, can be brought back into motion through experiencing polarities in movement, which stimulates the soul’s inner appetite.

The soul body can become mobile again by alternating between boundary setting and wellbeing:

  • a light-hearted “E” and a flowing “A” in alternation,

  • breathing exercises such as “expansion and contraction”

  • “Sympathy” and “Antipathy”
    The sound movements should be directed downwards by walking in a rhythm, e.g., spondee, to stimulate the forces supporting the will to live. If you take a step like an “I” and then pull the leg in from the side, this strengthens the self and anchors it in the world.

  • For liver dysfunction “L” or “L – M – O”
    If there is an organic problem, such as liver dysfunction, eurythmy therapy can strengthen the liver with the movements “L” or “L – M – O” .

  • Tone eurythmy therapy: ascending and descending tone sequences
    Perform ascending and especially descending tone sequences, major and minor, with an emphasis on minor, to strengthen the sense of wellbeing and “lure” the ‘I’-organization back into the body.

Nausea and vomiting

  • The sound movement “E”
    “E” leads the ‘I’-organization and soul body back into the etheric and physical bodies in an orderly manner. A good approach is to start the exercises at the periphery and lead the hypersensitive soul body, which may already react to food smells with a feeling of nausea, out of its excessive peripheral orientation back into the center.
    Begin by forming “E” or “I” peripherally with the fingers or toes, then continue the movement over the feet and legs, always emphasizing the downward direction. 

  • The sound movement sequence “A – U – M”
    “A – U – M”
    done with the feet, lying or sitting, is also helpful, as well as a horizontal “Liver L” , and “M” to strengthen exhalation.

  • “Primal S”, “I” and “D”
    “Primal S” and “I”, downwards. “D”, done with inclusion of the person’s back in the gesture, also supports the ‘I’-organization in penetrating the corporeality and anchoring itself anew in space and gravity.

  • Tone eurythmy therapy: descending tone sequences and minor keys

Research news

Real World Data Study: Factors Associated with Self-Reported Post/Long-COVID    
Little evidence exists on the risk factors that contribute to Post/Long-COVID (PLC). In a recent prospective study, 99 registered people reported suffering from PLC symptoms - most commonly from fatigue, dyspnea, decreased strenght, hyposmia, and memory loss. The study results show, for example, that people, who suffered from COVID-19-associated anxiety, hyposmia, or palpitations were up to eight times more at risk of developing PLC than people without these symptoms. Individuals who suffered from fatigue during COVID-19 treatment were seven times more at risk to develop PLC fatigue than those who did not show this symptom. Overall, the results revealed that 13% of the study participants who had previously suffered from COVID-19 subsequently reported having PLC. The article is published open access: 
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192316124.


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