Well, as most on here would report, I didn't choose this topic, it chose me. As a long time reader of EC I have never felt I knew enough to report on that had not already been said. I am surprised there are no others discussing this affliction here on Earth Clinic.
About 8 or 9 years ago I went on a cruise and discovered I had a hernia. The kind a 62 year old would remember from his early days when the doctors, etc made their "checks".
Yeah, that kind.
Well, when you find something that feels like a third testicle suspended halfway down the scrotum it's unnerving. I knew I didn't want the mesh. It took me about a week to decide to manually push it back where it belonged. It fell back down but not as far.
If I laid down for bed it would stay in place until morning. That was the good news. Then it would drop upon getting up from bed. I still didn't want the mesh. The wife said get the surgery. I said no. She showed me pictures of people with their intestines at their knees. I said no.
To stand more than 20 minutes was hard. To take a bag of salt to the basement for the softener required resting the salt on several stairs. I felt old.
I read EC a lot. Even just for fun, stuff that didn't afflict me. I changed my diet. I did a colon cleanse. Completely filthy, gross beyond description. My personal belief is that my Traverse Colon was collapsed. I dropped from 220 to 190 lbs. The condition improved. I could carry salt and stand.
Today, 8 or 9 years later, I am healthier and enjoy lifting heavy things at the gym. What seems to improve it the most is going for a run or the stepper at the gym. At times it seems almost perfect for extended periods. I am fully persuaded that if I were a little more disciplined it would be correctly and completely healed.
I'm wondering if anyone noticed my previous post regarding inguinal hernia. If anyone has taken 'Hernicare' with success to heal an inguinal hernia, I would appreciate them posting it on EC. Thank you so much. Would like to know if I would be wasting my money on this product. Thank you for a reply.
Salt Lake City
Republic of Panama
Reasons for exploring non surgical cure options of Inguinal Hernia:
It can happen, very rarely admittedly, with quite severe consequences. But you will start to get serious discomfort and pain before
that happens. " Means you should explore non surgical options, with open mind.Surgery is not only solution. But be mentally ready for surgery if you "....start to get serious discomfort and pain...... "
"Strangulation rarely happens......"
Read full write up of this alternative therapy healer at following link. He has opined that chiropractic may not be helpful in IH
"if it is confirmed in U.S report so one should try other non surgical options and if you do not get results then only opt for surgery."...
Sometimes abdominal pain is wrongly attributed to IH. In such cases chiropractor may be helpful
Inguinal Hernia is caused by "tear" (term used by radiologists) of abdominal wall. So far I have reduced size of Hernia by 5 mm. I am fully aware of risk factors. But I do not have pain or discomfort of any type usually associated with IH, till date, not only that I am using hernia belt to prevent sudden strangulation leading to surgical emergency.
If ladies undergoing cesarean operation gets healed and are fit for next pregnancy, I think I should explore possibility of hernia without surgery. In cesarean operation, all layers of skin are cut while in case of hernia only some layers of skin are torn,
In next pregnancy considerably greater pressure is exerted on the old c-section of previous operation still human body withstands it. I am banking on this wonderful self-healing power of human body to find non surgical cure of Hernia.
Hernia is usually caused by tear of abdominal wall at weakest point usually due to constipation, frequent coughing, Indigestion, (Gas/Flatulence), overweight etc. I have taken care of them by making suitable changes in my food habits and lifestyle. I am searching for herbs/medicines/foods having wound healing properties that work. I have tried many options so far I think hot/cold shower therapy is best.