Home Remedies for Hiatal Hernia

| Modified on Jan 22, 2021

Multiple Remedies
Posted by GayleS (Mississippi, USA) on 10/09/2019
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I wanted to post what is working for me for my hiatal hernia, acid reflux and low stomach acid.

I thank GOD I finally figured out my remedy and I thank all the people posting in here for all your input and knowledge. Within the last 3 months I read (I think) in Earth Clinic almost every post relating to hiatal hernia, low acid stomach, enzymes, digestion you name so I could get as much info as I could to figure out what to do. I even purchased Ted and Bill's book on Amazon and all the meters they recommended to test your own health. By the way, it's an awesome book and the meters work great they recommend! A little about me: I'm 62 years old, female, and was diagnosed 8 years ago with a hiatal hernia, acid reflux, and gastritis.

They also tested for H-pylori and it was negative. Docs wanted to put me on antacids, but I refused them knowing at that time they don't cure anything. You've got to get to the real problem, I learned that working in health food/vitamin stores for years. My digestion in the last 8 years has been on and off good and bad. I used some supplements and baking soda for acid reflux and some digestive enzymes, I got by on that. I also narrowed down what foods were giving me trouble and stopped eating them or cut back. I am also type 2 diabetic and have a ton of food sensitivities. My mom had Crohn's disease, sisters and brothers have digestive issues too. Gut problems run in my family. Within the last 3 month my digestive issues turned for the worse. The hiatal hernia would not stay down and it seemed like I couldn't digest anything!! I was jumping with the warm water in my stomach after every meal with pain in my chest almost all the time from the hiatal hernia. All this ‘really' got my attention to dig in on the post on Earth Clinic and read…read…read. After some trial and errors on trying different remedies, I finally figured out my unique remedy.

I used a combination of products mentioned in some of the post and made notes on what I ate, took, and if it helped or made it worse. Here's what I've been taking for the last 5 days that's WORKING. I've not had my hiatal hernia in my chest and no acid reflux.

Products I'm using: Ginger tea (made from fresh ginger), ACV mixed with water, eating foods that contain natural enzymes for digestion (I can post the list I created if you want to read it, let me know) and the one I'm most amazed with - Premier d- Limonene liquid drops made by Premier Research Labs.

Here's what I do:

Every morning first thing: I drink a cup of warm ginger tea. I make it at night and just warm up. I don't have coffee for about one hour after drinking it. The ginger tea gets the digestive system going (muscles). Before every meal: I drink AVC (I started with ¼ teaspoon and now use ½ teaspoon) in 8 oz. of water. While eating I drink the ginger tea. Not a lot, about one cup throughout the meal. It was suggested to drink with meals by someone, so that's why I do it this way. Apparently helps stimulate digestion. After every meal: I drink 2 drop of the Premier d-Limonene liquid in 8 oz. of water after I'm done eating. Do not take it without food in your tummy. It even says on the bottle not too. I forgot one day and took it without food. My tummy didn't like it.

This is all that I'm doing right now. I will post again to update everyone on my progress. I am so happy because I was so miserable. Thank you again everyone for all your posts.

Breathing Exercise
Posted by laura (Virginia) on 01/22/2021
5 out of 5 stars

This helped me too!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by laura (Virginia) on 01/22/2021

Yes, this the only thing that helps me!

Vitamin B12
Posted by Tim (Georgia (Rep.of)) on 07/30/2018 22 posts

Yes, Nadine,

You will continue regimen during two months to consolidate success. It will avoid you any operative intervention in future. Also, repeat all if any similar complaints occur. Get in the habit to start your day drinking 1 cup of tapped water waking up in the morning. So it helps to avoid many of your health problems in future.

Happy for you.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Nadine (Trinidad And Tobago) on 07/29/2018

Thanks for this information.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Tim (Georgia) on 05/27/2018

I suggest you to start your day with 0.5 litre of tap water which you must fill in glass jur before going to bed and drink it when you stand up in the morning. Also you must have your food in standing position."eating when sitting" is strictly prohibited. All these must be your daily regime during month or two, even you feel improvment in 2 weeks. If you have a heartburn you will have a omeprazole 20mg once a day on empty stomack just 4-5 days to reduce it fast. Needs no more as tap water consuption will improve your stomack excess production. Thank me later, Nadine and good luck

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Nadine (Trinidad) on 05/22/2018

Was diagnosed with this today. It is the most uncomfortable feeling ever. Life is not life with this. I will try the ACV also. If there's any other remedy out there, please inform me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sherry (Tennessee) on 12/28/2017

This is something my husband does for me. The chiropracticer showed him how to release the stomach from the diagram.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julia (Va) on 12/22/2017

Vinegar is acidic but once in the body becomes alkaline.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Melinda (Washington State) on 12/14/2017

There are several good videos on Youtube about how to manually get your stomach to drop back down to where it belongs without using any meds. I've found them very helpful.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Barbara (Omaha, Ne) on 08/19/2017

I am going to try ACV right this minute as I can hardly stand this pain! I had an endoscopy and was told I have a hiatal hernia and to take 40 milligrams of Omeprizol daily! It doesn't help. I'm hoping I can find some relief with acv. I want my life back!

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jimy Flores (New York) on 04/11/2017

I think he means cayenne pepper. After the article's I've been reading I'm gonna give it a shot.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Meriah (Lexington, Kentucky) on 02/27/2017

I, too, have been able to solve the hiatal hernia problem through natural approaches. This was almost 20 years ago and although I still at time feel mild discomfort in and around my diaphragm, I don't have redux or pain. I had that manual adjustment that some have mentioned, done at the time by my chiropractor/chinese medicine practitioner. In addition to the adjustment, he gave me unknown Chinese herbs to drink and -- I think this was the clincher -- asked me to juice fresh ginger. Keep in the fridge. Drink 2 tablespoons first thing every morning and wait a full hour before drinking or eating anything else. That stuff is intense, but I could just feel it restoring the area.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Subir K. (Virginia) on 02/09/2017

Martha, what food enzyme you are using to get relief from heartburn. I am now 70+ and I have been suffering from GERD and constant pain below sternum due to hiatal hernia for the last fifty years. I am now taking 40 mg pantoprazole twice daily, but symptoms still exist. Can anyone give me advice how I can get rid of GERD and constant pain.

Finger Pressure
Posted by Hal (Ny) on 01/23/2017

Check on either Dr. Shallenbergers', Dr. Al Sears', or Dr. David Williams' site. I believe one of them mentioned a method of jumping up very quickly to actually get rid of a hiatal hernia. I don't remember the entire thing, so you'll have to dig somewhat for it.

Maybe it's the same as this one: http://www.drrind.com/_blog/Dr_Rinds_Journal/post/A_Simple_Trick_for_Natural_Treatment_of_Hiatal_Hernias/
Hope this can help someone.

Finger Pressure
Posted by Emi (Charlotte, Nc) on 01/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

This hand treatment for Hiatal Hernias originated more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Japan. It has been passed down into the traditional acupressure technique of Te-A-Te, for one. I studied it with a Japanese Master in the 1970's, and he, born in 1896, studied from his Master, and so on. Very effective for immediate relief and can be of lasting help when combined with dietary changes and herbs.

Water, Foot Drop Treatment
Posted by Rita (Tampa, Fl) on 09/01/2016

Most health food stores carry the Ph papers.

Water, Foot Drop Treatment
Posted by John (Pa) on 08/29/2016
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Liquid/gravity cure for temporary relief of hiatal hernia. Not sure if this has been reported, as I did not see mention of it; but I had found temporary relief of the painful swallowing when eating. I saw a site that suggested drinking one to two cups of water, and then dropping down quickly flat footed, from a raised calf-like position. This helps pull the muscle out of the diaphragm. It helped temporarily on a few occasions, but my best results so far have been from cutting out the carbonated soft drinks altogether. I am 3 weeks in and no more of the pain I would normally have, that would seem to only get better if I constantly raised my arms while swallowing. I am still having a condition of burping (especially with cucumbers, and bananas) but, have not had the heartburn that was almost nightly. I believe these other symptoms may subside as I get my body's chemistry back to more neutral (or alkaline). Btw, where would one get the PH paper I have seen talked about on here?

I hope my experiences/observations may help someone.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Hippocrates (Missouri) on 07/13/2016 9 posts
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Long story short, seven years ago, I was diagnosed with a "medium sized hiatal hernia" via endoscope. I even once spent the night in the ER because I was sure I was having a heart attack because it was pushing on my heart that badly (all tests came out perfect for my heart! ) I am sure that I have had it for 15 or 20 years. I do not like surgery or drugs if I can avoid them, so here is what I have done to avoid ALL surgeries and ALL drugs in the past 7 years:

There is something you are eating and drinking that is keeping it aggravated. It is 100% a food allergy, or more likely, FOOD ALLERGIES!

Eating; for me it is all wheat and gluten, all dairy, all soy, all Allium plants (garlic, onions, etc), and I am finding Balsam of Peru and Balsam of Tolu hidden under "NATURAL FLAVOR". Keep a daily food journal and eat simple foods that you read the labels for and prepared yourself. Eat potatoes with nothing on them and wait 6 or 8 hours. Stomach feels good? Then it is probably ok. Then say, the next time you eat a potato with sour cream on it and it bothers you, you know that it wasnt the potato, but SOMETHING in the sour cream. Eventually you can narrow it down this way, might take years though. A skin prick test or patch test at a doctor can help somewhat narrow down food allergies, but they are not 100% reliable with foods, and many foods might show you are not allergic, when you actually are.

Drinking; DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING WITH MEALS OTHER THAN WATER, AND EVEN THEN ONLY SIPS! Do not drink much for the next 2 - 4 hours after eating other than sips here and there. NO carbonated beverages, EVER! If I have to have a soda, I get bottles of it and beat it on my hand or the table and slowly release the pressure and repeat until no more carbonation remains. Tastes flat, but has the flavor you crave if you have to have one. Unflavored unsweetened coffee and unflavored alcohols seem tolerable on an empty stomach, they can bother me a bit, but never drink them on a full stomach.

I always keep a bottle of water handy. If I can feel it bothering me, I drink a big mouthful or two and try to wiggle/stretch my chest around to get it to release while trying gently to burp. Then I repeat this until I start feeling better. Sometimes and rarely, I will sip like 1/8th teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a 16 oz glass of water (pint) and try to burp. If you can get the trapped air to release, it wont push on your heart and cause you to feel like you are dying.

I discovered that OFTEN you can actually little by little swallow MORE air into your stomach and get it to pull down the stomach and then you can burp out the swallowed air plus what was previously trapped. But this is trick is hard to learn when to do it, and when it will make things worse. I only mention it because often it works for me to help things out.

Drinking a 16 oz glass of water (pint) and immediately rebounding on a trampoline on an empty stomach daily can help train it to stay down where it should be, especially if you are avoiding the foods it does not like and drinks it does not like.

Breathing exercises, like the one where you suck in through a tiny straw or breathe out through the same straw can help strengthen your diaphragm.

Sleep with a bed wedge under your bed, or bricks under headboard. DO NOT eat a big meal within 4-6 hours of going to bed! I can do small snacks that do not bother me, but I generally avoid even them within 2 hours of bed time if I can.

DO NOT bend over or lift ANYTHING with in 4-6 hours after eating! You cant always avoid it, but unless your stomach is empty, you are asking to make things worse, both immediately AND long term.

I feel confident that you can potentially live a fairly normal life if you do as I have done. You may never have a 100% normal diaphragm again, but the trampoline and breathing exercises can help strengthen it so that it will keep your stomach where it should be more normally, especially if you avoid your personal food allergens and avoid the drinking situations that I mentioned.

Abdominal Gas Cause
Posted by Kellie (Oklahoma) on 02/19/2016

Where was your bloating?

My left side just under rib down to my hip has been very swollen or maybe bloated.... It's painful and pushes against my ribs and stomach. I had an MRI and CT but all they find is the hiatal hernia.

For some reason they say nothing about the swelling, though it's visible to the eye. I need answers and can't find any.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Victoria (Dallas, Tx) on 01/21/2016


I too would like to know what food enzymes you found to alleviate your pain. Thank you in advance.

Finger Pressure
Posted by Wendy (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/20/2016

That's a Bowen move which is a form of body work. I am a Bowen practitioner.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Julie (Nashville, Tn) on 01/01/2016

Does your alkaline remedy of the 1/4 sodium bicarbonate and potassium citrate mean 1/4 tsp?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Lola (New York) on 12/26/2015

Re:Ward (Atlanta) on 08/27/2015 Ward (Atlanta) on 08/27/2015

"I only ate brown bread and veggies with meat no gravy not much fruit but I did add peppers to all my food."

Hi! Ward from Atlanta replied on 08/31/2015

"I cut up peppers (chillies) into all my food".

I went online in search of chillies and so many came up. I am hoping that Ward reads my post and can kindly respond to which chillies in particular is he referring to sweet or hot?

Breathing Exercise
Posted by Charlotte (Alberta) on 12/24/2015
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I want to thank you for putting up this Info for I have been suffering for the past four years with Gall Bladder issues and bloating and chest pressure and pain, and I just had surgery to remove the bladder and that pain gone but when they filled me up with gas the Hiatal Hernia moved up and I was now suffering real bad with that chest pain . Doctor said he will make specialist appointment so I new I would be waiting for along time once again. So back onto the net to research and I came across this and immediately tried it and it was amazing, it worked and I am practicing this everyday for I now am feeling a lot better.

Merry Christmas! and Thank you again, Charlotte

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Don (Queens, New York) on 11/17/2015

Have similar symptoms. Been using DGL tablets, (licorice) which doesn't affect blood pressure. Also start the day with Endefen, wonderful for digestive tract, recommended by my alternative MD. What really helps is peppermint sugar free gum. It helps after meals to get the gastric juices flowing and reduce gas.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patti (Wilmington, Delaware ) on 10/28/2015

Monica did you use ACV with the "mother" in it? Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Monica (Culver Coty, Ca.) on 10/17/2015
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Thank you to Martha from Orange, Texas for this info on the ACV, my husband has been dealing with this pain for 2 years, the meds that the doctors have given him hasn't done anything and basically one even told him he has to learn to live with the pain, but who suffers of hiatal hernia or family members that have seen the pain that they go through know the desperation of trying to ease the pain. My husband has been with the pain since yesterday night Thursday October 15/2015 and its 11:05pm of Friday October 16/2015 and still in pain.

I just read your article about the ACV and gave him 1 and 1/2 tblspn in 8oz of water and he finally fell a sleep feeling the pain go away. A million thanks to this article. I don't know how else to express this huge tip.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ward (Atlanta) on 08/31/2015

I cut up peppers (chillies) into all my food

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ward (Atlanta) on 08/27/2015
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in 1985 I was diagnosed with hiatal hernia and stomach ulcers.Tagament pills for ulcers and Galviscon for my hiatal my doctor wanted to book me in for surgery as I could not lie down without my stomach acid burning my throat. anything I ate gave me pain and heart burn.

I have always hated hospitals so I refused, I cured myself by not eating and drinking anything with acid eg: tomatoes lemon, oranges, beer, no white bread or pastries that was doughy. I only ate brown bread and veggies with meat no gravy not much fruit but I did add peppers to all my food.

After 6 months, my hiatal hernia was healed and my stomach ulcers gone.my doctor scratched his head. He had never known that one could heal hiatal hernia as the valve had been stretched open and surgery was the only option.

It is now 2015 and I do not suffer ulcers or hiatal hernia. Ulcers is sores in the stomach breeding on bacteria, kill the bacteria and the sore heals. I believe pepper did the trick.

EC: Hi Ward,

Thank you for your feedback. Can you please let us know what kind of pepper you used. Was it cayenne or black pepper? Thank you!

General Feedback
Posted by Dianne (Canada) on 08/24/2015

I had no idea chiropractors could help with Hernias. Thank you for sharing that information. I had hernia a year back, and had it surgically removed at a hernia hospital called Shouldice. I have heard that the hernias do reoccur and I am going to try these to prevent that from happening again.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Agatha (Indonesia) on 05/30/2015

Did you take ACV with doctor's pills or stopped it and took ACV alone? I got sliding hiatal hernia now and hopelessly with doctor's med. Did you experience the same thing, and is it coming back now or gone forever?

Orange Peel, Chamomile Tea
Posted by Charles (Scotland) on 05/11/2015

I also had a severe episode of vomiting followed by five weeks of hiccups. Acid reflux, bloated feeling and generally not feeling well with no energy left me tired and loosing weight. An endoscopy revealed duodenitis, gastritis and hiatal hernia. Coming off medication and managing a diet with less fat, wheat, gluten and spices improved things. However a blood test revealed pernicious anemia indicating malabsorption of vitamin B. A course of six vitamin B 1ml injections over two weeks has cured all of that. Looking forward to the next shot in 3 months.

Finger Pressure
Posted by Malisa ( Lexington ) on 04/23/2015
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I tried this method and I was amazed that it really works. Anyone that suffers from a hiatal hernia should try this. I've tried everything and nothing worked but this truly does work.

Breathing Exercise
Posted by Hare Krishna Money (Canada) on 04/13/2015

13 April 2015 Monday Ottawa, Canada

Hi! Thanks for wonderful messages re: Hernia and cure for this symptom. 76 yrs old man. Hernia for the last 4 yrs. So far no doctor could do anything. Ayurvedic, homeopathy etc tried. No results. Using a truss. It helps me but I need to make it normal so that I will be able to dance and walk without any fear. I do daily 45 mito 60 m of yoga exercises to control the hernia but one thing there is no pain or anything. To add to this there is hydrocele on right side. One doctor operated about 40 years ago but he did not do right job. He folded scrotum bag inside the scrotum and stitched it. No intention to go in for another surgery a this age Is there any way I can reduce the size of hernia and put it back in place thereby no fear. I will be able to dance and walk freely Your help and suggestion of great help to me Thanks

Abdominal Gas Cause
Posted by Prioris (Fl., US) on 02/11/2015

I thought I had some of the symptoms of hiatal hernia but did not have any reflux so symptoms mystified. The pressure and pain against my diaphragm was intense every day. At least 4 months went by until I finally realized that my abdomen contained gas that was pressing against my diaphragm causing pain.

Once I squished the gas out of the abdomen area, the pressure let up and the hiatal hernia type symptoms went away. But the gas kept building up in my abdomen so had to continue squishing the gas out. I couldn't figure out why. It wasn't like the gas from eating food either.

I went to a long time practicing chinese doctor. she said it was a kidney infection. She gave me two things.

a) some type of bile salt for gall bladder and told me to take it with cranberry juice (i used one d-mannose tablet instead) in morning

b) I took an unknown herbal mixture at night to probably address infection.

After 2 weeks, the abdomen bloating or gas problem went away. My diaphragm still hurt from all that pressure but the pain went away after some healing. I could imagine that if I did not solve the bloating problem from my abdomen that it could have eventually led to a hiatal hernia. It was a very unusual bloating problem to have since it would occur even if I didn't eat much. It didn't seem connected directly to food nor did I have the reflux.

General Feedback
Posted by Manasseh (Ghana) on 02/09/2015

I have hernia for a long time. l have tried some treatment but no inprovement. I am 35 years old. l need help to be healed. Thanks

EC: Hi, there is some information here on curing hernias.



Breathing Exercise
Posted by Rhett (Canada) on 06/05/2014

I seemed out a naturopath after severe burning in my throat, although the exercise didn't work for me, I hope it will help others. Why pay for the info when I can offer it lol. Drink 24 oz of warm water (first thing in the morning before coffee or breakfast) drink the water down as fast as you can. (You want your stomach to be full). Then stand up, and no shoes is usually best, or shoes with a thin bottom. As you want a hard drop. Stand, feet should be hip distance apart, then rise up on your tippy toes and drop your heels down hard. No controlled drop, the more momentum you have the better. The idea is the water in your stomach will be weight and as your drop it will pull your stomach down and remove the bulge from within the diaphragm, allowing your hernia to heal. I hope to for this helps someone, I fear mine is worse then what this can normally fix, good luck to you all.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Russ (Australia) on 05/31/2014

Apple cider vinegar is an acid, and acts this way in the digestive system.It only becomes alkaline due to the way the body metabolises it, and so needs to be absorbed across the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream first.

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Bernadette (Thomasville, GA) on 03/19/2014

Marijah, can you explain how to adjust your hiatal hernia, the way your Chiropractor showd you. I have one and would love to know how. Thanks

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Marijah (Kentucky) on 03/18/2014

Hi Sherry, wondering if you ever found any help? Have you ever tried any nutritional products such as Reliv? I am hoping they will help my hiatal hernia (which I self-adjust as my chiropractor showed me).

Hiatal Hernia and Acid Reflux Connection
Posted by Ed (Ct.) on 02/24/2014

Hiatal hernia/acid reflux

Not to cause confusion in this category but for the past 20 yrs. I have had hiatal hernias and acid reflux off and on. Reflux is a symptom of the hernia. Depending on severity, reflux is proportional to how long the hernia has been in place. In mild cases the hernia may pull back from the diaphram on its own. In severe cases or long durations, the stomach must be " pulled" down out of the diaphram. I go to a chiropractor that uses kinesiology, and has proven the technique works. And in most cases surgery is not needed.

To ease symptoms, as reflux during sleep you can lay on your left side which will reduce reflux especially after a large meal before bed.

I will add other info later

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 01/28/2014

What I mean when I say technique ... look at this list.


You have to research what exactly the name technique they are using. When you have the actual name of the technique, you are in a better position to find a chiropractor.

Another way I would approach this is look on internet for chiroproactors in the US and Canada who know something about hernia technique who you can email or phone and see if they can give you more specifics on how to track one down.

I like that you are pursuing many things with the glaucoma.

Here are a few links of other things



Not saying it will resolve your situation but you want to think outside the box.

My view of saying this or that is genetic is really going down a dead end. The powers that be always claim this or that is genetic to push people away from the real causes and cures along with heralding genetic technology as the solution. The reality is that most cures that come about with advanced technology won't ever see the light of day until it filters down to the natural cure folks. Also many people have a misconception that once it is in your genes then you can't do anything about it. The expression of genes and which get turned on and off is determined by the environment. I wouldn't approach your glaucoma cure on basis of "genetics" even though some familiy member were affected.

Please be aware that when you are googling a search, google will limit what it finds by what it knows about you. It essentially compartmentalizes peoples thinking. So one can search one month and find nothing then later on new things come up on similar searches. Since you may be using public access type connections, this may handicap you.

The key to your success is your persistence in the face of all the obstacles and frustration. You can take a rest but don't give up.

One thing Mercola recommends for acid reflux, try betaine hydrochloric acid

You'll want to take as many as you need to get the slightest burning sensation and then decrease by one capsule. This will help your body to better digest your food, and will also help kill the helicobacter and normalize your symptoms.

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Sherry (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 01/28/2014

Thank you very much Prioris for taking the time to respond to me.

Re: the method to remedy the hernia - "Oftentimes there is a structural problem between the shoulder blades. The ribs atach to the spine in back and the sternum in front. When the ribs are out of place on the back it will cause problems with the sternum and the diaphrram on the front which creates prblems with the stomach. Easy to correct with an anterior thoracic adjustment. Almost immediate relief.

The above is just one method I found on the internet besides massage to pull back the stomach fromt the esophegus.

Re: Burning throat - Acid Reflux. What are the proportion for the mix of ACV with baking soda? I have tried taking ACV with a teaspoon of honey with supper but did not see any healing.

Re: Glaucoma - it is genetic and have been putting drops in my eyes for over 20 years now... I am taking astaxanthin, lutein, rutin, ginkoa, germanium, vitamin C, etc. for preventative measures. I am also doing the eye exercises and trying my best to relax my eyes by looking away from the screen (computer, tv) and remember to blink and not to stare.

I hope someone from Toronto reads this and if they had an opportunity to find a chiropractor who is well versed in the technique, I would be very grateful for their name.

I tried to register on this site some months ago but was not successful. I am not very well versed, have no computer access at home.

I shall try again at registering so perhaps someone can send me a name by PM without placing it on the public forum.

Thank you Piroris once again.

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 01/27/2014

I knew someone who had some type of pain that was head ache like. He went to the chiropractors almost monthly. One time he had use another chiropractor and he found the treatment more effective. Upon further investigation, we found out that he was using a particular method - coxes lower back extension - and a special table. This worked like a charm so he may have to go every 6 months to a year. I am just using this as an example.

Chiropractors learn many methods but they are not be taught in all the methods or have all the equipment. Do you know the exact method they use to successfully to remedy hernia.

In regards to h pylori, the goal is not to get rid of them but bring the population down to a reasonable level. Most people have h pylori. The problem occurs when the population becomes too large.

Your burning throat sounds like acid reflux. When you lie down, it will get worse. Try the Acid Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda etc.

As an aside bronchitis, asthma and acid reflux can seem the same especially with coughing. Took me many years to figure it out. For a while I thought I had nocturnal asthma when it was really acid reflux.

It has been said that glaucoma is caused by high pressure in eye but people who have low and normal pressure also get it also. First I would look into taking anti-oxidants for the eye such as astaxanthin, lutein etc just as preventative measure. Second I would try the Bates Method of relaxing the eye since it is easy to do. Third. could you indicate what you have tried for the glaucoma.

Chiropractic, Osteopathic, or Massage Therapy
Posted by Sherry (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 01/27/2014

I have sliding hiatal hernia. For the past 2-1/2 yrs I have tried to find a chiropractor, osteopath and massage therapist to fix it but to no avail. Instead I have spent hundreds of dollars on chiroprators (NUCCA and KST included) and Osteopaths who claim they can fix it by adjusting it but they do not know how to do it.

I have done an intensive search on the internet and have a document with testimonials from lots of sufferers who have had their hernias adjusted by either a chirorpractor or an osteopath or a massage therapist. I have presented those instructions to them yet they cannot fix it for me.

I have had h pylori for a few years, have tried to get rid of it by natural therapies but not sure if it has gone. I also have glaucoma in both eyes. I have floaters in my left eye and in the last year my vision has decreased in that eye.

Please help me, I do not want to have esophegal cancer, already I cannot swallow softgel pills, I have burning in my throat and cannot sleep at night despite elevating my bed. Now burning in my stomach has started.

I shall be very grateful if someone in the Toronto GTA or neary surburs have been fortunate to find a practitioner (massage therapist included-I have instructions on that as well) who have fixed hiatal hernias. Also, was the hernia fixed in one adjustment or did it require a few more visits?

Thank you so very much.


Weight Loss
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/17/2013

Girlinterupted, losing weight makes sense that it would help, but "listen to your bones" and try to figure out what foods are good for you and what you should stay away from.

Weight Loss
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 09/16/2013

It is not weight loss per se, but regular exercise 20 mins a day (resistance training, aerobics, jogging or any forms of exercise that involves faster physical movement) will start to increase the metabolism, Burn the fat, stablize the tummy pressure, increase the stomach and digestive agni. This may internally align your organs and reduce the symptoms of hiatal hernia.

Weight Loss
Posted by Girlinterupted (, Durban, South Africa,) on 09/16/2013

Hiatal Hernia: I would like to know if losing stomach fat can take pressure off the hernia therefore making me feel better and less sore/bloated?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ajay (Atlanta) on 08/25/2013

Hi, Can you please tell me the Chiro who fixed your Hernia in Atlanta.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Thewoman (Atlanta, Ga) on 05/23/2013

Find a chiropractor or osteopath who knows how to do a manipulation of a hiatal hernia, putting the stomach back into place from the diaphragm. Google it, it's a simple, painless, quick procedure. Then find one to do it for you. My chiro did this for me. he even told me that if it slipped out again, if I would bring my husband (or someone) with me, he would show them how to do it so I wouldn't have to come back to him necessarily.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ellen (London, UK) on 04/08/2013

Certain acidic foods like Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon are acidic but produce an alkaline effect in the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Haverwench (Middlesex County, Nj, Usa) on 04/07/2013

Apple cider vinegar most certainly is NOT alkaline. It is acidic, like all other kinds of vinegar. Acetic acid, to be specific. This is basic chemistry.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, Uk) on 12/15/2012

Hi Liferr, I don't know whether your hair loss could be a result of taking Zantac. When I took it a few years ago my hair started to get very thin and would break off. Acid suppressing drugs can stop absorbtion o some minerals like iron and calcium. Also B vits. Maybe some of the suggestion on EC might help your reflux. My hair loss did stop when I stoped zantac and is thicker now, Hope this helps. All the best Christine

Vitamin B12
Posted by Llferr (Granite Bay, Ca) on 12/14/2012

I just found out I have this hiatal hernia. My main symptom was feeling like I was choking all the time. Every once in a while I had a "heart attack" type symptom and it would go away after 20 minutes. So I am working on solving this. But one huge concern is my hair loss. I am losing so much hair. I can pretty much say I started losing this over the last year.. Probably when the hernia came about. Do you think this is causing my hair loss? If so what do I do? I take prevacid and Zantac for my acid reflux. I do take synthroid for my thryroid which is at a good level. I am 54 female so many people are like.. Oh that just happens but I know it is due to something else. I have lost over 50% of my hair.

Posted by Marsh57 (Denver, Co, Usa) on 11/09/2012

I was diagnosed with a hiatel hernia in 1988 at 30 years old and was told it would be prescriptions the rest of my life. A chiropractor taught me how to push it back into place on my own and a kinesiologist helped to determine food allergies and aggrevators. Stayed on a diet without wheat, sugar, caffeine and dairy for a year when my physician said it wasn't bad enough to operate on. I can't imagine what 'bad' was! Anyway, the diet worked for over 20 years. It helps to eat on a regular schedule and not to wait until your stomach is growling. It began coming back about a year ago so am careful to eat and manage stress. ACV definitely helps with the reflux.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Rafzacarias (Manila, Philippines) on 07/16/2012

It's more than 2 years ago when I got a surgery. Feel great and im in excellent condition. In fact I will be joining Milo Marathon late this month.. Thanks and God bless!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Rafzacarias (Manila, Philippines) on 07/16/2012

Hi.. Email me at rafzacarias(at) y a h o o. C o m

Orange Peel, Chamomile Tea
Posted by Desiree (Portland, Or) on 04/19/2012

D-Limonene - available at your health food store. It has orange peel "oil" in it. I paid about $9 at a chain called "Super Supplements. " I couldn't find it any place else, but you can order it online. You can also find out how it works online. It takes care of the reflux part of the hiatel hernia. The other part can be helped with exercises. Some people report only needing to take it 2-3 times. Please take as directed (with food) and read the directions. This is an incredible fix for the reflux. I didn't even think I really needed it, but it helped the pain alot. Best Wishes!

Finger Pressure
Posted by Pyroluriac (Alamogordo, Nm) on 03/25/2012

Jana from Bountiful, Utah: It's good you learned how to get your stomach down. Now you might want to learn what causes hiatal hernia. Look up "hypochlorhydria" and "low stomach acid". The tums may be what is causing your trouble.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Tree (Stormville, Ny) on 03/14/2012

Thank you, Cordell spiritbearshamanic for the great Sliding Hiatus Hernia information. - TreeGenius

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Robbie (Manila, Philippines) on 03/01/2012

Hey Raf can you give me your cp no. I'd like to ask you some questions. tnx

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lulu (Wells, Somerset) on 02/20/2012

Apple Cider Vinegar is Alkaline! So is Ok for Hiatus Hernia... Try slippery Elm, works a treat!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lama (Mclean, Va) on 02/16/2012

I too have a hiatal hernia. You should check the acidity level in your stomach before consuming apple cider vinegar. It will only help you if your stomach is not producing enough acid. Otherwise it will make your condition worse because ACV is highly acidic.

Breathing Exercise
Posted by Simona (Newport Beach, California) on 01/14/2012

Kauai_syren from Mendocino, Can you please give more details, name, phone number of your chiropractor that helped you with Hiatal Hernia? Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Katy (Allen, Tx) on 01/13/2012

Martha, what food enzymes did you use?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Rafzacarias (Makati, Philippines) on 12/29/2011

I'm here again... I regained my original weight of 150lbs and all the symptoms are gone.... raf(at)y a h o o. C o m .. God Bless

General Feedback
Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct - Connecticut) on 12/15/2011

Hi Kiwidel. I have Hiatal Hernia as well & have been taking 2 tsp ACV in 8 oz water twice a day for the past 8 months and 1 tsp turmeric & 1/2 cayenne pepper in milk twice a day as well for the past 6 months and have had no issues with my Hiatal Hernia at all.

General Feedback
Posted by Kiwidel (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 12/15/2011

I suffer badly from diverticulitis and also have a Hiatal Hernia and after reading 'Stanleys' remedy of ACV & Cayenne, am a bit worried about the Cayenne affecting the hernia. Does anyone know if it would or wouldn't upset it please.

Orange Peel, Chamomile Tea
Posted by Greg M. (Walla Walla, Wa) on 12/02/2011

Hello again, Just checking back in after my posting in July 2009 about the Orange Peel Seasoning. First of all it never bothered me in any way and I never lost any sleep. But the good news is I no longer suffer from GERD in everyday living. I never used any other medications while using the Orange Peel so I firmly believe in the use of the seaasoning. I wish there were more testimonals after all this time. If you read this please spend $5 and try home remedy and let us all know your results. Thanks. Greg

Orange Peel, Chamomile Tea
Posted by Joan (Dayton, Ohio) on 08/16/2011

I tried the orange peel seasoning, it really helped, but I couldn't sleep, it must have been the sulfite in it, Did that bother you? I would love to take it, but I hate not sleeping. thank you so much for the tip, will try again later & see if it still interupts my sleep.

Finger Pressure
Posted by Jana (Bountiful, Utah, Usa) on 07/29/2011

I also found that massaging my stomach right under the ribcage helps me with my Hernia. I also take 4 tablets of tums. Drink lots of water too.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Cordell (Minto, N.b Canada) on 05/06/2011

I have recieved a few emails lately in regards to the exact protocol I have used to treat hiatal hernia, stomach distention, acid reflux etc.... So I would like to post the response I made to a few people, in hopes that someone might find it helpful. The cause of hiatal hernia appears to be invading bacteria or fungus, or a combination of both due to lowered immunity (environmental toxins, heavy metals, poor diet etc) Anyway, here is the response for anyone who is wanting to know what helped me put my symptoms into remission:

My response to questions about dosage etc:

The dosage of b3 (niacinamide) that seems most helpful is 500-1000mg per day. This helps with low energy (along with b complex at 50-100mg per day), and seems to clear the liver out too (I only know because I sometimes suffer from allergies, and it helps dramatically).

** If b12 is low, then all b vitamins will absorb poorly.. It may be worth it to check b12 status at a physician

As far as the minerals, Ive experimented a bit since posting on earthclinic.. and from my observations the most helpful minerals are chromium, selenium, boron (or borax), and magnesium.

You can play around with the dosages, but what works best for me is 500mcg of chromium chloride or chromic chloride (sometimes known as chromium gtf).. Chromium picolinate can also be used. 50-200mcg of selenium. 1/4 teaspoon of borax (mineral boron) dissolved completely in a litre of water. And roughly 500mg of magnesium (chloride or citrate form) per day. some breaks are needed such as a day or two off after every 4-5 days.

another one worth mentioning is copper. In my case copper seems to raise the immunity against whatever bug causes the hernia (maybe candida, maybe some mycobacterium, or both)... If you suspect you are low on copper it may be helpful.. one sure sign of deficiency is white hairs, and possibly headaches

Consuming cilantro to remove heavy metals from the body may also be helpful, if the bacteria is using heavy metals to hide from whatever is helpful in killing it off, but ive yet to confirm that this has any effect on the symptoms or not long term....

I have had the symptoms come back at different times, as well as gone into complete remission several times... In my case, I suspect the reason for symptom flare-up is because I end up stopping this protocol (thinking im completely cured) , and things like binging on junk foods (holidays etc)... There are certain foods which make the symptoms worse such as processed sugar, sweets, white bread, and other processed foods being the obvious ones. Also cooked vegetable oils seem to cause problems as well, such as deep fried or heavily fried foods

I highly suspect there is a certain bug/bacteria that causes hiatal hernia, and ive yet to totally beat this one, but I've yet to give up on fighting it. as time goes on this protocol seems to work effectively, but it may take more diligence on my part, or anyone trying to raise immunity to it to really beat this thing out. (the amount of time and diligence needed to completely heal is yet to be determined) there are probably other things that can help raise the bodies immunity to whatever the true cause is... And im sure that with enough diligence it could probably be taken care of for good

having said all that.. Id also like to just throw in that cayenne pepper, like say one teaspoon to a glass of warm water is also really good at relieving the symptoms... I do this when symptoms flare up and it helps.. Plus the cayenne is very good at killing off invading bacteria and improving digestion overall.. Another one is the organic apple cider vinegar, but ive had mixed results with that... Ted from earth clinic suggests taking it periodically so that the malic acid can help with detoxification, and so I take it from time to time for that purpose (baking soda may need to be added, if the water is soft or simply lacking bicarbonates)

and of course, last but not least is the alkalizing with a teaspoon of baking soda in water bout 3 times a day... This one is essential at keeping the symptoms at bay

well, I hope that information helps you, I know hiatal hernia symptoms can be really irritating, sometimes debilitating... So I wish you all the best.. if theres ever anything you want to share or ask, feel free :-)

sincerely, Cordell"

if anyone has anything to share in regards to the above protocol, would like to add anything that helps, or ask questions I can be reached my new email: spiritbearshamanic(at)gmail.com

Love and Light

Finger Pressure
Posted by Laurens. (Saratoga, Ny ) on 02/01/2011
5 out of 5 stars

This website helps so many people. I have a hiatel hernia and a simple and fast correction for it. Every morning or when it is acting up stand up staright, feet shoulder width apart, take a deep breath and place your fingers into your "chest" (right where your rib cage seperates) as far as you can, upon exhale pull the fingers straight down. Repeat as nescessary. God Bless!

Breathing Exercise
Posted by Kauai_syren (Mendocino, Ca) on 12/20/2010

To the person who is suffering Hiatel Hernia with no luck:
Have you thought about the possibly that you could be gluten intolerant? I am gluten intolerant and suffer hiatel hernias when I am exposed to gluten... Also, both my left and right ileocecal valves open up. This causes a lot of pain and I suffer....! However, I am very lucky and blessed as I have a wonderful doctor that always seems to fix me. She is a doctor of chiropractic and an applied kinesiologist specializing in nutrition and food allergy testing. She is also celiac (allergic to gluten). If you are intrigued and want to know more, please take your chance! Being gluten free changed my life. I don't know what I would have done if I had not made this change. It is hard, but is there really any price to pay for feeling healthy?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Raf (Manila, Philippines) on 11/25/2010

Should have been rafzacarias @ y a h o o. C o m

General Feedback
Posted by Lanie (Angeles City, Philippines) on 11/07/2010

Hi everyone.. My name is Lanie and I also have same problems like others. Last May I had endoscopy and found hiatal hernia and day after that I had my gallstones removed. Been in and out of the hospital for 2-3 months and doctors gave me all kinds of medicines they said would cure my hiatal hernia. But none of them worked so I stopped. I still have this acid, pain on my chest specially left side and contipation. My doctor also prescribed me xanor to ease my anxiety and depression. Now I'm having hair loss. I've tried wheatgrass with honey, in powder form, and I can say it helps but not really that relief cuz I still experience the pain and its hard to take deep breath as if im lacking oxygen and I always get colds & cough. I've made a lot of research online and found some herbal but again nothing really worked.

Not until one day I was surfing google and found earthclinic link and saw Ted's recipe. So I told my husband about this and he said we'll give it a try. In 5 days time I could say my acid was lessen and I'm not experiencing that much of chest pain anymore, not like before I always feel that something's blocking in my throat. I then stopped for 2 days and now I just had the recipe before I decided to post some feedback. I'm adding 1 tsp honey w/ 2 tbsp Avc & 1/4 baking soda. Is it just ok mixing honey with your recipe Ted? Friends please I need more of your feedbacks and suggestions, I also want to have a normal life like you do. I would highly appreciate your help. Thank you...

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Rafael (Manila, Philippines) on 10/31/2010

Manila, Philippines
I also been with this worst agony in my life. I thought I will be 6 feet below the ground by now if not been cured of my sliding hiatal hernia. These are some of the symptoms:
1. Adrenal fatigue
2. Weight loss (from 150lbs to 90lbs)
3. Easily loss my temper
4. Hair fall
5. Loss appetite
6. Palpitation
7. Difficulty in grasping fresh air
8. Regurgaration
9. Constipation

ACV, pickle juice and other medication mentioned in this website helps temporarily. I was diaganosed with Sliding hiatal hernia. By the way, dont take those medicine given by doctors for it will only worsten your acid reflux and will enhance your palpitation based on my personal experience. Last April 19 2010, I decided to undergo risky surgery for I have no choice since im lossing weight significantly. It's better to die fighting than doing nothing. I really selected the best thoracic surgeon in the city and also conducted some background investigation on his patients who undergo the same operations. Now its already November and feel like a brand new person again. However almost 3 months after the operation, you will still feel pain but after that it feels like heaven. Hope this help those who have been in the same situation. [email protected]... GOD BLESS

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 09/28/2010

The following is from a website "A Quick Fix for Hiatal Hernia" Worked instantly for me and I do it whenever I feel bloated. No medicines needed. First thing in the morning, after fasting all night, drink a full glass of water quickly. This puts weight in the stomach. Then hop up and down (You don't have to leap entirely off the ground. Getting up on your toes and bouncing will do. ) while relaxing your abdominal muscles. Basically, what this does is pull the stomach back down below the diaphragm where it belongs. Then if you can avoid putting pressure on the stomach from below while it is full, it will pretty much stay there.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Thecity1 (Austin, Texas) on 09/25/2010

I've heard really great things about going to a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) for a HH. They are able to manually adjust your rib to decrease the pain. They are MD's with special training.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Tom (Regina, Sk) on 09/24/2010


What natural remedies HAVE you tried, from this or any other site?

Did you try the "glass of warm water in the morning" remedy? It's 100% free! It's under "BREATHING EXERCISE" there. 06/19/2010