External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Liver Inunction with Solum Oil

Kind of substance

Solum oil

Guiding principle

A healthy liver does not have a well-defined form. Anabolic processes dominate the liver's activity at night, during which the liver grows by ca. 20%.
During the day the liver excretes bile, which is stored in the gall bladder and can be concentrated, while the liver simultaneously shrinks in size. Five different fluids flow through this organ (portal-vein blood, arterial and venous blood, lymph and bile). Bile aids the liver in the absorption of fats as an important source of energy, and the liver simultaneously eliminates numerous toxins.
Rhythmical oil applications in the evenings support the liver’s anabolic activity. Rhythmical oil applications in the mornings tend more to address the liver’s excretion of bile.

Indications

  • Difficulty sleeping through the night

Instructions

Particularities
This is an embrocation that can be performed by the patient himself. This is not Rhythmical Einreibung according to Wegman/Hauschka.

Materials
A few drops of oil

Instructions
Begin rubbing the liver with the right hand in small circles, then spread these over the entire abdomen, including the solar plexus and up to the bladder, clockwise. To reach the liver as well as possible, use the left hand to help and distribute the oil in about 10 circles.
Then cover the liver area with a woolen cloth.

Evidence
Single experience
Dosage
When waking up in the second half of the night
Onset of effect
Immediate
Length of therapy
As long as needed

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Case example

A 70-year-old female patient awoke for years at about 2.30 a.m. and could not go back to sleep for hours. She had come to terms with it and was still able to be active. Due to severe cancer she was so weakened that she first needed a rest to be able to undergo an upcoming operation. She started rubbing her liver with moor lavender oil. She began by rubbing her liver with her right hand in small circles, then spread these over her entire abdomen, including the solar plexus and as far as the bladder, clockwise. To reach the liver as well as possible, she used her left hand to help and distributed the oil in about 10 circles. She now does this every night and since then she can fall asleep again reliably. She coped well with the operation and now she’s working full time again.
AFR

Author

Red., US, AFR

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