Newsletter Archive
November 2012

Everybody Talks about the Weather
The American writer Mark Twain once quipped: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”. A sudden change in the weather can give rise not only to mood swings, but also to headaches and joint pains. Some people are more sensitive to changes in the weather than others. According to the statistics, every second person in Germany is affected. But don’t worry: we don't have to try to change the weather.

When the weather changes too quickly
Whether the problem is a hot wind like the Föhn in Germany, or a sudden alternation of warm and cold fronts, our bodies are constantly adjusting to changing weather patterns. This acclimatisation occurs automatically and normally we are not even aware of it. It is not until our protective shield is weakened that we start to feel unwell and the body can no longer respond adequately to changes in atmospheric conditions.

Strengthening the boundaries
People who are sensitive to the weather must first of all strengthen their own ability to form boundaries against the outside world. The body can then deal better with external influences. Some simple measures can prove very useful, like taking regular walks in all kinds of “wind and weather”. Or take alternating hot and cold showers: this stimulates blood flow and the warmth circulation.
In addition, whole body rubs with medicinal oils are beneficial for sensitive people. They convey the feeling of a warming, protective shield and restore the body’s healthy balance. This aspect plays a crucial role when weather sensitivity is linked to rheumatic complaints and muscle stiffness. Whether the protective shield is applied with warm hands in the morning as protection for the day, or in the evening to take us through the night: oil rubs rarely fail to convey a feeling of warmth and wellbeing.

Peat extract, lavender oil and horse chestnut
WALA Solum Öl*, a medicinal oil that contains extracts of horsetail and horse chestnut, as well as peat extract (Latin Solum uliginosum) and lavender oil, is particularly suited to this purpose. While the lavender oil promotes relaxation, the additional medicinal plant extracts of horse chestnut and horsetail strengthens the organic functions of liver and kidney, thus vitalising healthy life processes in the body. In nature, the peat from the high moors contained in Solum Öl possesses conserving, protective qualities. The normal processes of growth and decay in the plant world are no longer present in peat. It is disconnected from all seasonal and cosmic rhythms. It is these qualities that it confers on the human being who is in need of a protective shield. Solum Öl combines all these qualities, and provides useful support when we are feeling under the weather.

Required product information: *WALA Solum Öl
Indications according to the anthroposophical understanding of human beings and nature. These include: Stimulation of the warmth organisation and harmonisation of the sensitivity organisation, e.g. in rheumatic diseases, sensitivity to changes in the weather, spinal syndromes and nerve pain (neuralgia). Warning: Contains wool fat.

For information on risks and side-effects please read the pack insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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