North American Anthroposophic Nurses Association
Supportive Therapeutic Nursing Services are offered by Susan Moss, RN, ANS in conjunction with physician recommendations.
These treatments are specifically chosen to augment your homeopathic or anthroposophic remedy. Often patients can be taught how to do some of these therapies on their own at home. However, having any of the following treatments in our office is a wonderful way to experience true nursing. The word nursing itself is derived from the Latin nutrire "to nourish". Today in modern hospitals, nurses rarely have the time to develop or implement the kind of care they once gave to patients, instead being tied to endless requirements for documentation. From the moment you enter our treatment room, and through every moment under the hands of a trained nurse specialist, you receive genuine nurturing.
Rhythmical Einreibung (RE) is a relaxing treatment that assists in bringing rhythm to the life of the patient, which is particularly important for cancer patients. RE treatments can also have immune boosting qualities. It can be used to help with a wide variety of conditions, including anxiety, arthritis, insomnia, digestive disturbances, diabetes, conditions where swelling is involved, and more.
Receiving an RE treatment is unlike other hands-on bodywork you may have experienced. The touch is light, and sliding in nature. The movements are very specifically designed to stimulate organs, increase warmth, and balance fluids.
External Applications can be used for a variety of conditions. Liver compresses for detoxification, metal ointments for pain relief, or therapeutic compresses for stimulation of organ function and reduction of inflammation, are but a few examples. The medicinal substance used is individualized to each patient’s particular condition and constitution.
Foot Baths can be helpful in reducing anxiety, inflammation, improving sleep, and supporting the vitality of a patient. Specific oils or other medicinal substances are used to augment a patient’s overall treatment plan.