Eurythmy Therapy for Dry Mouth

The therapeutic aim in the treatment of dry mouth is to stimulate the etheric body through exercises that specifically affect the fluid organism. Additional appropriate movements enable the soul body and ‘I’-organization to better reconnect with the etheric body, stimulating glandular activity.

Therapeutic recommendations

  • “M” and “L” in a rocking step  
    A rocking step with “M” and “L” stimulates the etheric body which is active in the fluid organism.
    The gestures for “M” and “L” can also be done with the feet, standing or sitting. Stimulating rhythms such as iamb and anapest set the fluid organism in motion.

  • The sound “R”
    The ‘air sound’ “R” sets the soul body in motion and strengthens its connection with the physical and etheric bodies, thereby stimulating glandular activity.

  • “CH” and “F” or “W” in alternation
    Sounds such as “CH” and either “F” or “W” in alternation connect the front with the back space as in a wave. They stimulate the flow of body fluids, also counteracting the feelings of constriction through their gesture of widening.
    In bedridden patients, we can guide “CH” alternately with “F” or “W” around the mouth or from the mouth to the periphery, as this diverts or eases the experienced fixation on the problem.

  • Direct “H” into a widening “A” and ebb down with “SCH”.

  • Hands and feet in motion
    Moving the hands and feet, either actively or passively by the eurythmy therapist, has a relaxing effect. It stimulates the etheric body in the fluid organism.

Research news

While integrative practices in health care have grown over the past-half century, life sciences still view nature almost entirely through a reductionist lens. Alicia Landman-Reiner, MD and additional trained in Anthroposophic Medicine is described contemporary research that complements this non-holistic perspective with the methods of Goethean science. A rigorous approach to qualitative science and to wholeness in nature is outlined. Read both parts of her article for free: 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2020.02.015 
and https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2020.02.016.


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