I have been a licensed massage therapist in New York City for over 30 years. I also use applied kinesiology extensively in my practice. I know how to get rid of the great majority of hiatal hernias and resultant acid reflux, and have helped many patients (including myself.)
Most medical treatment is symptomatic, in particular with proton pump inhibitors, which suppress production of hydrochloric acid (HCl). This may be effective in removing discomfort, but it does not remove the CAUSE of the symptoms. Furthermore it can be very harmful to the health since HCl is essential for good health, necessary as it is for digestion, preventing certain infections--especially yeast infections--and absorbing iron and calcium. The best treatment for any illness is to fix it at its cause.
Apart from dangerous surgery, the medical profession offers little help in treating the cause of the problem. They may give helpful suggestions about
food and postural habits, but they don't get to the real issue, which is a dysfunction in the valve which closes off the esophagus from the stomach. This is known as a hiatal hernia.
The stomach is supposed to be acidic--very acidic--so that you can digest your food. But the esophagus is meant to be free of acid, or it gets burned. That is why it so important that the valve separating the stomach and esophagus be working properly. In my experience, the vast majority of hiatal hernias are caused by weak connective tissue--generally throughout the body--producing different dysfunctions depending on the part of the body affected. When it affects the diaphragm you get hiatal hernia and all the symptoms it causes.
So the treatment must be to do something to strengthen the connective tissue in the body. That is all! Once the tissues are stronger the hiatal hernia disappears as do all other dysfunction caused by the weakness elsewhere in the body.
I should point out that there is also the option of manually fixing the hernia. What the hernia actually is, is the stomach passing up through the diaphragm INTO the esophagus, which is how the acid gets there. It can easily be fixed by reaching up under the rib cage, getting a grip on the stomach and actually pulling it down--out of the esophagus. That may provide near-immediate relief. The problem is that the underlying weakness has not been altered, so there is no guarantee that the stomach won't ride up again into the esophagus.
What I do is to find out which nutritional supplements will strengthen the connective tissue in the body, thus effectively removing the cause of the hernia. Different people need different supplements, and I must determine which supplements are needed through applied kinesiology muscle testing.
Some people need only a single supplement, some need 2, or 3, and occasionally a person will need 4 different supplements. But again we are dealing ONLY with fixing the connective tissue, not with symptomatic relief. The symptoms disappear as soon as the tissue gets stronger and does its job properly. I can give you an idea of the supplements you MAY need to fix the problem. But you shouldn't experiment on your own, because the exact combination you need would need to be individually assessed. Anyway, the supplements are Ligaplex I and Calma Plus (both made by Standard Process), octacosanol (I use Bioctasol Forte, made by Biotics Research) and possibly an adrenal supplement (either Dessicated Adrenal or Drenatrophin PMG--also made by Standard Process--but which one you need would be determined by muscle testing.) Most people do not need all four supplements so it's impossible to give a "recipe" in a post. But the supplements work beautifully, essentially eliminating the hernia and its symptoms.
A pleasant "side effect" is the probable elimination of intestinal gas. Most people with hiatal hernia also are DEFICIENT in HCl. This seems surprising because they believe they are producing too much! While there are some people who do over-produce acid, this is relatively rare. The reason you feel acidic is that the acid is going where it does not belong--into the esophagus. But if you have gas, it is usually because there is TOO LITTLE HCl. This means your food is not digesting and so it putrefies. This causes gas to form. The main reason you are not producing HCl has to do with a shift of position of your cranial bones. This effectively shuts off your ability to produce HCl, and you become deficient. Again, this is caused by weak connective tissue. When you fix it in one place in the body you are fixing it everywhere else at the same time. So the gas would disappear at the same time as the reflux. It takes about
6 weeks for the treatment to work, but the change is immediate when it occurs.
I have removed your email address from you post, as it is against the forum rules. I urge you to read the forum rules before posting any further. Thanks.
Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 7/19/2017 8:48:02 PM (GMT-6)