Can Chinese accupuncture cure a hernia?
I would like to know if Chinese accupuncture can cure an inguinal hernia
- Natural HealerLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here are a few ideas to use.
The people most prone to hiatal hernia are smokers and people who are overweight.
Hiatal hernia is often due to chronic, extreme tension in the psoas and quadratus lumborum, two large muscles that merge with the diaphragm, causing the diaphragm to become chronically stressed. Osteopathic manipulation can help normalize these muscles.
Breathing Exercises: Deep breathing exercises can help to strengthen the muscles of the diaphragm and expand the lungs. This is important since many people with hiatal hernia have restricted breathing patterns and have a habit of swallowing air more frequently than normal. This causes the excessive air to enter the stomach, stressing the diaphragmatic opening through which the esophagus passes, and exacerbating hiatal hernia symptoms. Conscious, deep breathing exercises can help slow down the rate of swallowing to more normal levels.
Diet: Avoid overeating and minimize your intake of spicy foods, fried foods, coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, citrus juices, alcohol, whipped cream, milk shakes, peppermint, green and red peppers, and onion, all of which can worsen symptoms. Also avoid eating large meals and then lying down or bending over, and do not drink too much during and after meals. While your condition exists, it is best to eat small meals throughout the day, rather than the typical three-meal plan.
Exercise and Lifestyle: Sit in an armchair, inhale, and then and hold your breath as you lift your legs up toward your chest. Lower your legs and then exhale. Repeat this exercise several times per session, and do it several times a day.
If your symptoms include shortness of breath or food becoming lodged in your esophagus, drink 16 ounces of pure filtered water and bounce on your heels 10-20 times.
When you sleep, be sure that your upper body is in an elevated position so that your chest cavity is above your stomach. This will prevent your stomach from rising into your chest cavity.
Herbs: To reduce the inflammation and symptoms of acid reflux caused by hiatal hernia, make an infusion of equal parts comfrey root, marshmallow root, and meadowsweet and drink throughout the day and before going to sleep.
Homeopathy: Calc carb., Hepar sulph., and Ferrum phos. can help relieve symptoms.
Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.
Nutritional Supplementation: The digestive enzymes pancreatin and hydrochloric acid can help relieve symptoms, as can aloe vera juice. Vitamin B complex and a multivitamin/mineral formula can also help.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hiatal hernia: Applied Kinesiology, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Chiropractic, Detoxification Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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- 1 decade ago
No, absolutely not. Acupuncture works by blocking nerves signals and, in essence, numbing that part of your body. I've tried it myself many times and I would recommend it. However, it does not "cure" anything, especially not a hernia and it would be a bad idea to try it in your case, because you would temporarily not feel the pain but in reality the hernia would be getting worse, since you would, more than likely, increase your physical activity thinking things are okay. I would definitely recommend seeing a doctor ASAP. A hernia can be extremely serious. A friend of mine waited a year before seeing a doctor and was told by the doctor "I have never seen a hernia this bad before." Now, my friend cannot do any kind of physical activity, other than walking- no cycling, heaving lifting, moving furnture, or anything else. In addition, he gets constant severe pains which can last for a couple of hours and have him in tears almost on the floor. MY SUGGESTION- SEE A DOCTOR.
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- mr.answermanLv 61 decade ago
No way. In fact if you have an inguinal hernia, the right side is by the way the most common hernia in men, it will continue to get worse. It is really bad if you get some intestinal contents in your scrotum, the pain is special. Surgery by a hernia specialist is day surgery, when I had mine done I was at a restaurant the same evening eating dinner. The best place I found was the North Penn Hernia Inst. In PA.Source(s): Personal experience
- Rev. Two BearsLv 61 decade ago
I recommend surgery.
Accupuncture only stimulates of blocks the flow of ch'i (according to where the needles are used in the 705 accupuncture points).
When you get the ch'i moving through the body properly again; it can do amazing regerative things; but for a torn muscle (ie hernia) you need surgery to repair the damage.
- 1 decade ago
Chinese accupuncture is used to treat pain mostly. Hernias need traditional medicine such as surgery and meidcation therapy.Source(s): I'm a healthcare provider
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
acupuncture doesn't cure anything. It releases the energy that blocks the healing. The cure is in your body, its called mother nature.