Last Modified on Mar 26, 2014
The post-operative or post-op period immediately following a surgery can be just as critical to one's overall health as the surgical procedure itself. Of course, it can also be a worrisome and very painful or at least uncomfortable time for the surgical patient.
Swift and proper healing is essential to avoid secondary infections and reduce stress on the body as it continues to heal and restore itself to complete health. Certain herbal remedies and complementary medicine treatments can help reduce inflammation, the risk of infection, pain, discomfort, and the likelihood of needing further surgical interventions.
CAUTION: Any alternative medical therapies used to speed healing after a surgery should be cleared with your physician in order to ensure that there will be no harmful drug interactions or other complications with your existing post-operative treatments.
Natural Treatments: Traditional remedies for wound care, such as cayenne pepper, coconut oil, or honey may help close wounds faster and reduce the risk of scars (Vitamin E is also recommended for scar treatment). Anti-inflammatory herbs and home remedies can reduce swelling and pain. Vitamin C and other immune-boosting supplements can help the body prevent infection and repair itself faster.
Can anyone recommend healing foods for after Bypass bariatric surgery Holistically? I go into surgery in the morning the 28th of June. Want to know if I can help the healing with aloe vera and beet juice and carrot juice or homemade apple sauce, protein powder??? I want a more holistic way to heal other than what the hospital gives. Liquid vit E? Acidophilus, milk or soy milk? Thanks for your speedy response.
I have been researching google and also been reading your website. I had a step son move into the house who unfortunately brought scabies. I am nervous because I had surgery 3 weeks ago that left me about a 5 inch incision on my neck and I've been soaking the last two days in the borax peroxide baths. Is the scabies or the boric acid borax bath a danger to my surgical incision??
Hi, I have looked again through the EC website for any other ideas on how to deal with my large calcified gallstone..... I have tried most things. A consult with the gb surgeon today..... "nothing you can do.... I have never heard of a stone such as yours being passed/dissolved....you will get worse". Although the gb area has been calm for some time, the constant heartburn issues now mean that I am back to square one on a liquid diet. I have tried for one year and so feel that surgery has to be my best option. I am using the celery and lemon juice for the heartburn. And will continue with the Gold Coin Grass for the gallstone as well as dandelion root, Juvaflex, lemon, peppermint, beetroot, low-fat.
What would people recommend for a good protocol to prepare for surgery. I know I should not eat garlic or beetroot pre surgery (increased risk of bleeding). Anything else I should avoid?
I am thinking about collodial silver, vitamin C, arnica...
Any thoughts please.... which are always appreciated.