Hiatal Hernia And BB
Contributed by: Anonymous
So, what might cause this ďstructuralĒ defect to occur? Keep in mind, itís my position that my Irritable Bowel Syndrome protocol will eliminate any uncomfortable symptom or set of symptoms associated with your gastrointestinal system and that healthy people donít have these symptoms. Hiatal hernias happen only to people with unhealthy gastrointestinal systems. My program makes a very strong claim about eliminating symptoms through the re-establishment of bacterial balances and restoration of chemistry. With a hiatal hernia, we may need some additional help.
As in most chronic health problems, conventional doctors have no solution for this painful condition. But hereís something you can try.
There is a possibility that a self massage technique taught to me in the 1970ís by an old chiropractor might help you. I was a young man and suddenly, virtually everyday and seemingly all day long, my stomach area was experiencing amazing pain. The pain could, at times be so severe that it would drop me to my knees. I didnít know what to eat, when to eat, couldnít sleep and was taking pain medications. That was very unlike me. Constant discomfort.
I sought out the help of an ďalternativeĒ practitioner, an old chiropractor. Keep in mind that in the 70ís, a chiropractor was certainly considered ďalternativeĒ. He felt that I was suffering from a hiatal hernia, something that I had never heard of. He then demonstrated a self-massage technique that within a week or so worked wonders. This was many years before I went to school for my nutrition and chiropractic degrees. During the years before my formal schooling I recommended this technique to many people who had been suffering from pain and heartburn for many years. In about 15 years, I recommended it to four or five people who also were amazed at the results they received after suffering for so many years. As was I. Letís see if I can explain it properly.
In a sitting position, locate your breastbone. Itís that solid bone in the center of your body between the breasts that connects your ribs. Itís below your throat and above where the soft area above your stomach begins. Most people believe that their heart is behind it. Another way of locating it is to place both hands at the bottom of your ribcage and following the bones of the ribcage, move them both upwards and towards the center of your body. When you canít go any further, your fingers will be touching the base of the breastbone. It is an inch or so below this point that we will begin our self-massage.
Place the tips of your fingers about an inch or so below the base of your breastbone. I want you to press in three directions, in order: first up, then in and then down. Up, in and down. Itís just that simple. Take your fingers and maintaining a constant rolling motion, press the tips of your fingers into this soft area an inch or so from the base of the breastbone in an upward, then in and then downward motion. Continue this self-massage for about one minute. Okay, big deal, now what? You still feel the same, donít you? Remember this is a self-massage technique that will require repetition and a week or two to see results. Only do the self-massage a few times the first day. You will ultimately want to perform this self-massage for one minute, three times each day.
Hereís why. You have performed this maneuver once or twice. The next day you try it again, you will probably be unable to touch yourself in this area. It will feel as if you are bruised, and you are. Itís like going to the gym for the first time in a long time, doing an exercise and you probably wouldnít be able to do it again the next day till your muscle has recovered. Same thing here.
Wait a day or two before you try it again. If you arenít bruised, you probably didnít push hard enough the first time. So, after the first day, go ahead and perform this self-massage technique as soon as you are able to tolerate it. Just like training in the gym, work your way up to massaging more and more, for one minute, at least three times each day. Within a few days, you will see that your symptoms will be changing. How does this work? I dunno.
Actually, because the hernia is a pocket of the stomach thatís moved up and above the diaphragm, itís the downward motion that will help pull it down to itís proper position. Itís the up, then in part of the maneuver that puts your fingers in position to pull the tissue down.
Depending on the severity of the hernia, this maneuver should work very well. If you donít seem to be able to feel any relief, you might want to give the chiropractic assisted maneuver a try.
Chiropractic Assisted Maneuver
Chiropractic has for years practiced an adjustment to bring the portion of the stomach back to its original position. The chiropractor will perform a similar adjustment as the self-massage technique and frequently, it can be accomplished with one trip to them. Itís difficult to describe exactly how itís done, so contact your chiropractor and they can explain it to you. Work with them and you will be surprised how much better you will feel.
Even hiatal hernias can be resolved with a more natural approach instead of failed conventional medicine. Try the Self-Massage Technique on your own for a few weeks and see what happens. If you are not successful and feel you need additional help, find a chiropractor familiar with the maneuver to eliminate Hiatal Hernias.
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