I’ve been a little distracted lately due to a family health issue; my wife has been dealing with gallstones.
Probably one of the most painful things someone can suffer. We elected to go the alternative medicine route rather than have the surgery.
Why? It comes down to knowing too many people who have had the surgery and the problems that they had after the surgery. There were several times during the early weeks when my wife nearly changed her mind and had the surgery.
So, we researched. We researched a LOT. Every day we looked for solutions to this very painful condition and we wanted to share what we are doing.
After five weeks of dealing with the problem, we have hit on a combination of treatments that seem to be working. I will update this article as we continue to treat the problem.
NOTE: I’m not that kind of doctor! What I am sharing is what we CHOOSE to do. If you or a loved one are suffering with this very intense pain (and it can be life threatening), this advice should not be considered a medical opinion. You should see your healthcare practitioner and make your own decision!
For pain control, the only three things we found to help were:
a) Epson salt baths. This was the first thing we tried. For the first few weeks my wife spent a lot of time in the tub and it did help with the pain immediately.
b) Ultra Blue cream. Between the baths, this cream helped a lot.
c) Yoga. We didn’t discover the yoga until several weeks into the pain. At that point my wife couldn’t even consider doing anything beyond the child pose. The article we read suggested a shoulder stand, along with several other positions, which wasn’t a possibility. Fortunately, we had purchased an inversion table a few years ago to help with back pain.
While the pain is not gone, these three methods have given her control of the pain.
With the pain managed, we needed to treat the underlying problem we CHOSE (remember, this is just a retelling of what we are doing to correct the problem, not a recommendation for what you should do) to use a combination of:
1) Stone Breaker (Chanca Piedra) in a liquid form
2) Stone Free
3) lots of Apple juice
4) Ox bile
We also decided to get Chanca Piedra in a pill form for longer relief.
My wife found that the Stone breaker in liquid form provided a little bit of relief about 20 minutes after taking it, and that the relief would last approximately two hours.
Again, this was OUR experience. Your situation is different and you need to make your own decision.
Please do not ask any questions. We are not qualified to provide any advice in this matter. We are sharing what we decided to do with the hopes that it can benefit others.
* We do not accept or assume any responsibility for your decisions. The information provided above should not be construed as medical or healthcare advice. *