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

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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