Hernias are a weakness of the connective tissue in the lower abdominal region. Problems in hernias can range from a slight abnormal belly protrusion to a strangulation of the intestines. One may notice a bulge or protrusion around the navel area as the most common sign of hernia. Male children can have a hernia in the scrotum. Middle-aged obese people can have lower abdominal or groin hernias.
Common causes include poor connective tissue health from wrong dietary habits; obesity; and lack of exercise (muscle tone).
The common fix is surgery, but is not always a permanent solution. This can also have side effects and doesn’t solve the underlying connective tissue weakness problem.
Natural healing comes when we help the body to correct the connective tissue problem internally and externally. According to homeopathic literature, the body has the ability to repair hernias if they haven’t gone too far. It usually takes 1 to 6 months. Be careful that they don’t strangulate (cut off the intestinal flow).
Nutrition for Hernia and connective tissue health includes:
MSM – suggested use of 4,000 to 6,000 milligrams a day for joint and tissue health.
Glucosamine HCL – connective tissue health.
Magnesium Malate – for muscular health. Use as much as can be tolerated without diarrhea.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Hernia
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
The following herbs should be taken for several months:
Dr. Christopher’s Comfrey crème for connective tissue health. Apply several times a day.
Dr. Christopher’s complete tissue crème for connective tissue health may work even better than Comfrey cream.
Dr Christopher’s Complete Tissue capsules for connective tissue health.
Comfrey leaf is used promote tissue integrity; used for hundreds of years by folk medicine. Comfrey may be used for up to 30 days. (May be toxic for those with liver problems.)
Shave grass is great for connective tissue and urinary health.
Butcher’s broom has been used traditionally for general circulation.
Cell Salts to Help with Hernias
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc Fluor 6X – connective tissue weakness
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue weakness
Hernia Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Nux vomica – (#1 Homeopathic for Hernia) – with anger and tendency to abuse stimulants; digestion feels blocked as if a rock is in the stomach. Useful to prevent and treat intestinal strangulation. 30c daily for months or 200c daily for strangulation. (Also for children.)
Calcarea carb – with weakness of ankles and double joints; tendency to obesity; sensitivity to bad news. For middle-aged sedentary individuals. 30c daily or 200c daily for strangulated hernias. Commonly used with small children.
Colocynthis – lower abdominal pains that cause one to double over; cramping; nerve problems; cutting abdominal pains.
Fluoricum acid – scarring and connective tissue weakness; sores and wounds
Lycopodium – right-sided hernias with gas and bloating; tired from 4 – 8 pm; liver problems. (Also for children.)
Other homeopathic remedies for hernia may include:
Aloe – with constipation symptoms.
Cocculus – with dizziness.
Guaiacum – with arthritis symptoms.
Lobelia – with muscle tension and digestive issues and muscle cramps.
Mag mur – with digestive and intestinal issues.
Merc sol – with cankers and infections.
Tabacum – with digestive and nausea issues.
Veratrum album – with digestive and intestinal issues; sweats when at stool.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card