Yoga and Naturopathy for Hernia

A bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening is called hernia. A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Typically, a hernia involves the stomach or intestine. Symptoms include a bulge, swelling or pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms.

Types of Hernia: 1. inguinal hernias, 2. femoral hernias, 3. Umbilical hernias and 4. Hiatus hernias

INGUINAL HERNIAS

Inguinal hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. This is the most common type of hernia. It’s often associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.

FEMORAL HERNIAS

Femoral hernias also occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. This tends to affect more women than men. Like inguinal hernias, femoral hernias are also associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.

UMBILICAL HERNIAS

Umbilical hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen near your belly button (navel). This type of hernia can occur in babies if the opening in the abdomen through which the umbilical cord passes doesn’t seal properly after birth. Adults can also be affected, possibly as a result of repeated strain on the abdomen.

HIATUS HERNIAS

Hiatus hernias occur when part of the stomach pushes up into your chest by squeezing through an opening in the diaphragm.  It may be the result of the diaphragm becoming weak with age or pressure on the abdomen.

Treatment

Yogic Kriya: Practice half Ardha Shankha Prakshalana everyday in the morning. Take enema and practice Kunjal once in a week.

Asana: Paschimotanasana, Yogmudrasana, Garudasana, Salabhasana, Sarvangasana, Mandookasana, Bhunamanasana, Viparitkarani, Uddiyanbandha, Uttanpadasana, Pawan Muktasana.

Bandh & Pranayama: Uddiyan Bandh, Bahiya Pranayama, Anulom Vilom, Bhramari, Udgit.

Naturopathy:

Take mud pack on belly, enema and hip bath. Take hot foot bath. Do dry friction before taking bath. Drink 30 ml water from green bottle processed in sun rays for 6 times a day. Massage belly with oil. 

Diet Therapy:

Do fasting on lemon water, juice and fruits for some days. Take more of uncooked food i.e. fruits, salads and vegetables. Never do over eating.  Give up fried food, maida made food, sugar, ready-made food, preserved food and fast food etc.

Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki

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