Eurythmy Therapy for Constipation

Therapeutic recommendations

  • Contraction and expansion
    This exercise leads to a breathing movement, to finding a balanced rhythm between tensing and letting go.

  • The sound movements “L” and “M”
    have a fluent dreamy quality (“L” is the “wave sound”), through which the etheric body in the area of the abdomen can be stimulated, on the one hand, and at the same time the soul body and ‘I’ -organization can enter into a relationship with the etheric body in such a way that a healthy peristaltic rhythm sets in.

  • Air sound “R”
    It is often helpful to begin in the periphery, which is more dominated by the senses, in order to then approach the more inward metabolic area from there, e.g., with “R”, the “air sound” that strongly sets the soul body in motion.
    First we start small at the periphery, with the fingers, hands, forearms, or with the feet, lower legs, up to the thighs, ascending to slowly approach the congested area, becoming inwardly mobile from the outside to the inside. This can be done actively, depending on the strength and mobility of the patient, or – especially with bedridden patients – passively with the help of the eurythmy therapist, either with or on the feet.

  • Metabolic sounds, earth sounds: “G – K”, “D – T”, “B – G”
    We approach the congested area from the motor-metabolic system when we make very strong movements, e.g., when the whole leg or even the whole person moves. Then it is especially potent with the metabolic sounds “G – K”, “D – T”, “B – G” (“earth sounds”) – also performed with the feet – through which the ‘I’-organization awakens in the activity of the movement and, pushing through, can help the person to come back to himself and again become master in his body.
    If the patient is bedridden, the therapist’s hand under the patient’s feet is required to replace the floor, e.g., when the patient is doing the sound “D” .

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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