Posted by Marisa (Shorewood, Wisconsin) on 09/23/2012
[YEA] I am very grateful for all the posts that described treatments for aiding with the passing of a kidney stone. I believe they have guided my recovery this weekend.
Briefly, here is what happened. On Friday, my husband and I enjoyed a frozen pizza which must have been defrosted and refrozen, because about one hour after dinner, we both started having symptoms of food poisoning. My symptoms were more severe than my husband's and lasted past midnight. At about 1:30 am , we decided to go to the Emergency Room at the hospital because of my vomiting and sharp abdominal pains, which were as strong as any of the labor pains I experienced giving birth to our three daughters!
At the hospital, the doctor insisted on having a CAT scan done on me to confirm the presence of kidney stones. There was a 4 mm stone that had exited the left kidney. She had the nurse give me IV for pain and hydration and a capsule of Flomax "to enlarge the urethra. " I was dismissed at 6 a. M. with prescriptions for three medications (Tamsulosin (to enlarge the urethra), Hydrocodone (for pain), and Ondansetron (for nausea).
By 8 am I was online looking for alternative ways to handle the passing of a kidney stone and that is how I found this site. Thank Goodness! I began drinking large glasses of distilled water w/35 drops of Chanca Piedra every 4 hours; 4 large glasses of distilled water w/2 oz. of [organic] Apple Cider Vinegar, a large mug of horsetail tea; 3 oz. of organic pure lemon juice before bedtime on Saturday night.
I wrapped my lower back and abdomen w/a heating pad and kept it on low heat until this morning. Having recently read Ilchi Lee's Brain Wave Vibration, I tried to keep my body from staying too still for any length of time, since I did not want to inhibit the flow of chi. The Complete System of Self-Healing Internal Exercises, and did the "Kidney Exercise" as described on pages 151-152 (Rub the hands together vigorously to get the energy flowing in the palms and fingers; Place your palms on the small of your back. Keep your upper body tilted slightly forward. Feel the energy and heat flowing from your hands into your back and kidneys; Massage the small of your back by rubbing up and down and then in a circular motion across your back; Clench your fingers together to form two fists and hit the small of your back with the back of your hands. Pummel the area softly for a few seconds; repeat the rubbing and pummeling action for a total of three times).
I also did some FasterEFT (http://fastereft.com./), repeating "I release and let go of this kidney stone" as I tapped on the four places indicated by its creator, Robert Smith (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arZypEakfD4&feature=relmfu for a sample video).
I did not take ANY of the medications prescribed by the doctor.
This morning I passed the stone painlessly!
The doctor had instructed me to take the stone to a certain Urologist who will analyze it and give me medications which I may have to be on for the rest of my life to "prevent" further stones from developing. But, given that the doctor told me not to be concerned about the radiation exposure from the CAT scan because of my age (66), I can skip the Urologist appointment and the analyses (it's never just one lab test, and the bills keep coming for years, don't they?).
I will drink a daily dose of ACV!