External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Supportive Anthroposophic Therapies for Coronavirus

Compresses for Covid-19

March 29, 2020

Covid-19 disease, also known as the coronavirus, presents major challenges to nursing care.
In cases where the illness takes a severe course, the clinical picture is apparently characterized by infiltration of both sides of the lungs, as well as viscous mucus, similar to obstructive bronchitis.

The following compresses are suitable as part of the overall therapy:



This video shows how to do the ginger-thorax-back-compress as we described it in the written instructions. Thanks to Deborah Bednarek from New Zealand for producing and sharing this video!




Often patients do not drink enough during such a serious illness. A good possibility for fluid substitution when no i.v. or s.c. infusion is available is a rectal enema with chamomile tea or physiological saline solution (0.9%). Here is a description of Enema for Children. A description for adults is being prepared.

We wish you lots of strength for this special time!
The editorial team of the Vademecum External applications

The editorial group, in pre-corona-times, from left to right: Sharon Klauber, Sonja Feltscher (our private cook :-), Bernhard Deckers, Ursi Soldner, Therese Beeri, Ingo Förster, Martina Menne, Maria Kusserow