Doctor You: Non-surgical Hernia Therapy
Videos are presented with this information, and we recommend that you watch
the videos as you begin learning about your options for dealing with
your hernia. Although you may find some repetition, the videos will
help you process this information and we strongly suggest
that you watch them.
Are you concerned that you might have a hernia? Suddenly you have
pain and maybe some abdominal disfigurement. Everyday activities are startlingly difficult. You wonder if life will ever return to normal. When you begin to check around you find that most medical websites state that the only way to recover is to have surgery. Surgery means you will have to spend money, disrupt your life, lose time from work, and risk future problems that may lead to additional surgeries in the future.
Alternative Non-Surgical Therapy
You might find the realization that you may have a hernia traumatic and depressing: will your insurance pay; will you be able to take the time off work; will you be able to resume all of your activities?
You are not alone. This is the story of John, who worked out one morning and within a couple of hours realized something was very wrong:
My story begins with me being involved with athletics and generally
keeping myself in shape. I would go to the gym and work out with heavy
weights and often begin with just a short warm up period. I had a few
older body builders come over and ask me why I was working out with
so much weight. They said that at my age, I could strain a muscle or
something even worse.
Early one morning as I was going out for coffee, I got the bright idea of
doing my morning cardio exercises before I had a chance to warm up.
This consisted of doing 20 flights of stairs, two stairs at a time, as fast as
I could. After I did my exercises I went off to coffee.
While I was at coffee, I felt a little pressure in my groin area, but it
barely got my attention. When I got home I decided to take a shower,
and again I felt a little pressure and also a little pain in my abdomen
and my groin. It wasn’t until I stepped out of the shower that I noticed
a huge bulge in my abdomen. I panicked and the first thing I did was
push on the bulge. It immediately went down and as I kept pushing the
entire bulge disappeared. With just the little knowledge I had about
such things, I knew it was a hernia of some type. I put on some clothes
and shoved a small towel into my levies, to hold the hernia in place, and
went to the Internet to find out what kind of hernia I had.
It didn’t take me very long to find out that I had an inguinal hernia.
I read up on my condition and found that, according to the medical
community, there were no options other then surgery, and that the cost
would be from $6,000 to $35,000, with the lower priced-version being
in and out surgery in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, I can have a quick surgery
and hit the one armed bandits for a few hours while I recuperate: No
I didn’t have medical insurance, so I put on my thinking cap and started
working on my options.
I had to deal with my problem immediately, so I considered what I
had on hand around my house. I remembered a weight belt I had, so I
grabbed it and began experimenting. I found that I could strategically
attach a small piece of cloth to the weight belt sufficient to keep the
hernia in place and still be comfortable enough to wear on a day to day
basis. I also realized I wanted it to be as inconspicuous as possible, so I
went to my local sporting goods store and bought a weight belt with the
slimmest profile available. Now I could wear my regular clothes and still
be dealing with my situation.
Using a weight belt for hernia support
I had been going to a chiropractor and energetic medicine doctor for a
number of months, but I failed to tell him of my situation, figuring that
there was nothing he could do to help. After all, surgery was the only
option presented, and he was not a surgeon. Finally, one day I told him
about my problem and, to my surprise, he said that he had non-invasive
(non-surgical) ways of fixing a hernia, as long as the tear in the muscle
wall was not too large.
I began the alternative treatments and have been able to deal with my
problem and find healing without seeing a surgeon or paying an exorbitant
amount of money.
The healing process I am in will take somewhat longer than surgery. But,
because I am working with my body to repair the muscles, the recovery
will be more lasting once it is accomplished. A significant portion of
hernia surgeries must be repeated within five years. Weakened tissue
around the original tear is more vulnerable to future injury. But, wearing
my belt, and using the healing techniques Dr. Noa has provided, the
health of my tissues is being recovered, so any recovery will be lasting.
In this format we have made available to you all of the information and
techniques I have used to recover from my hernia. We have also provided
a series of videos and ordering information for the supplements and
equipment I am using for my healing.
While women can have hernias, my experience with hernia was not
personal. My son had a hernia.
Captain of his high school football team, his physical abilities have
always been an important part of his self image. In addition to that, he
walks several miles a day in his occupation.
Abdominal pain led him to believe he had an appendicitis. As he read
about his symptoms online he became convinced that he had a hernia—
but not a typical hernia, because he had no bulge. His hernia was a
sports hernia, a type of hernia common to athletes.
Because there is no bulge, and the tear to the musculature is smaller,
sports hernias are more difficult to diagnose, and doctors are more
hesitant to treat them surgically. Some athletes have lost careers due
to sports hernias. They experience pain, weakness and discomfort for
which coaches, managers and doctors offer little to no help.
My son did a very thorough search of information about sports hernias,
hernias in general, and how he might best address his pain and discomfort.
He found a doctor in Germany who has perfected hernia surgery.
She uses muscle tissue to make repairs rather than using mesh. She has a
clinic exclusively dedicated to hernia surgery, and her rate of recurrence
or future problems is very low.
My son had some money in savings so he made the decision to make the
trip to Germany to have the surgery done by the expert. The trip was
costly in both time and money. So far his recovery has been OK. He
found that, due to tightness caused by the surgery, he had some difficulty
with certain movements. He had to be diligent in the days following
surgery to walk a lot and keep his muscles loosened up.
At the time he had his experience with hernia we were not aware of
alternative treatments. The only solution we could find was surgery. In
his reading he came across many young men—many of them promising
athletes—who were not considered candidates for surgery, or even
whose difficulty in dealing with sports hernias was not acknowledged by
medical and sports medicine professionals.
I hope that some such athletes will find these alternative therapies and
benefit from their use.
Symptoms of Hernia
Abdominal pain and discomfort are signs of hernia. Hernia pain generally
increases when certain affected muscles are used in movements / activities.
Hernia may also be identified by a bulge in the abdominal wall.
This bulge is due to intestines pushing through the muscle wall. It is
possible for a portion of the intestine to become pinched in the muscle
tissue, and this can be a serious condition.
We hope that you will follow through with Doctor You recommendations
because we strongly believe this course is best for most people.
However, because some other conditions may also seem to be a hernia,
we recommend you see an MD for diagnosis. No matter what course of
action you decide to take you should begin with an accurate diagnosis.
Doctor You hernia therapies will not help appendicitis or other disease
and should only be begun once your doctor has confirmed that you
have a hernia. He / she will almost surely encourage you to have surgery
because he / she likely is not aware of alternatives, and doctors often
consider themselves too busy to learn new techniques, so they tend,
generally, to stick with older and more traditional means of healing. You
can assume responsibility for your health and well-being and make your
own determination. Read this book, understand the risks and benefits
of both surgery and the non-surgical therapy available. Then make a
decision about which course of action to take.
Problems Inherent in Conventional Treatments
Before you decide to have surgery there are some facts of which you
should be aware. Surgery is inherently dangerous. Approximately 3% of
people who submit to anesthesia do not wake up. Surgery makes one
vulnerable to infection. Any hospital stay may result in dangerous infection
such as MRSA. The human body is not really made to be opened
up, and does not respond well to that action. Non-invasive methods of
treatment are always more advisable.
There are also risks specific to hernia surgery. Many hernia surgeries involve
plastic mesh that has edges that may poke, causing pain inside the
abdominal wall. As mesh is in place longer the edges of the mesh may
become frayed which may cause more discomfort. Hernia surgery may
lead to further tearing of the intestinal wall due to the additional pressure
of stitches in already weakened muscle tissues. Hernia surgery gone
wrong may result in reproductive issues such as shriveled testicles.
Potential risks with conventional hernia surgery
Hernia Emergency Situations
Because a portion of intestine may push through the torn muscle wall
of the abdomen and become lodged, caution regarding keeping the
intestines inside the abdominal wall should be exercised. If you find it
difficult or impossible to push the intestine back into place you should
seek medical care. Circulation to a portion of the intestines could be cut
off which could result in gangrene, a very serious infection.
Alternatives to Surgical Treatment
If you decide to treat your hernia yourself you will need a strategy. These
are the steps John took to address his hernia, and the therapies recommended
to John by Dr. Noa. The same therapy can work for you.
Altering your daily routine to support hernia recovery
First: Support Your Muscles
As you will see in one of the Doctor You Hernia Videos, the first step
in recovering from hernia without surgery is to support the muscles in
your abdomen. A weight belt can serve as support for your recovering
muscles. You can find a low-profile light-weight belt at a sporting goods
store, and, with a few adjustments, wear it in a way that can hold in your
intestines, and support your abdomen so, for the most part, you can
continue your normal routine and life while you recover.
Even if you eventually decide to have surgery, this simple solution of
wearing a weight belt can buy you time. It can relieve the pressure of
urgency that demands you do something immediately. While it is true
that you need to address your problem, you don’t need to make a hasty
decision about the therapy you choose. The belt will allow you time to
make a studied decision about the course of action you will take.
Supplements for Healing
Oxidative stress is the cause of over 220 diseases, and inhibits the healing
process. Dr. Noa strongly recommends taking Protandim® regularly
for health maintenance. It should be a part of virtually every healing
process. Through the regulation of over 4,000 genes, Protandim® helps your body
perform at its peak. This documentation can help understand how:
Raises SOD and catalase and reduces oxidative stress to a baby in 30
Supplement recommendations from Dr. Noa
Boosts the immune system
Possesses anti-aging properties
Helps reduce body fat
Improves the building of lean muscle
Increases energy levels
Enhances the feeling of youth
Boosts sports performance
Speeds recovery from exercise
Movements that Promote Healing
Careful support will give muscles an opportunity to heal. Hernia trusses
are available online, and you may also find that you can modify a weight
belt to support your weakened muscles. With a secure support system
you will be able to move around and continue many if not most of your
usual activities. Extra caution should be exercised to prevent constipation
(see Appendix ii) so straining during bowel movements is not
Building up your core muscles will strengthen your groin and help you
recover from hernia, also helping to insure avoiding the same issues in
the future. However, care should be taken not to stress weakened tissue.
Treatments for Healing
The equipment recommended for therapy is available for purchase on
the Doctor You website (DoctorU.biz). While purchasing this equipment
will make your treatments more convenient, you may wish to find
a local naturopath / energy doctor who uses this equipment, so you may
receive treatments in a professional setting. The equipment is not terribly
expensive (especially when you weigh it agains the cost of surgery
and a hospital stay, with possible complications), and is useful in treating
other ailments once your abdominal muscles have been restored.
Using Devices for Hernia Recovery
Magnetic Pulse Therapy
Magnetic pulse therapy is applied directly to the skin in the area of
injured muscles. Applying magnetic pulse therapy on the side that is not
injured is also advisable, since additional strain is placed on the other
muscles of the abdomen, so it is wise to strengthen them as well in order
to prevent further injury.
Magnetic pulse should be used three times per day. However, it cannot
be overused. Using the therapy more will not be harmful, and may serve
to promote more rapid healing.
Magnetic pulse therapy is proven to promote would healing. It is also
proven to promote general healing and health.
The Hernia Therapy video contains further information, and contains
a demonstration of the use of magnetic pulse therapy as well as infrared
Infrared therapy also requires that the device be placed directly upon
the skin for several minutes three times per day. As with magnetic pulse
therapy, additional treatment is not only safe but beneficial. For more
in-depth instruction for applying infrared therapy, see Doctor You Hernia
MicroTENS is an additional therapy that promotes healing, and particularly
reduces pain. Pain reduction can facilitate healing. See the Doctor
You Hernia Therapy video for further information on MicroTENS
Employing caution in movements, supplements for healing, and light
and magnetic pulse therapy will work together to support a healing
process. With care and persistence your muscles can heal to become
stronger than ever.
What You Can Expect
The more persistent you are in taking supplements and using healing
devices, the more quickly you will see results. If you were to go through
surgery for your hernia you would submit yourself to a doctor’s care,
with only a minor role in your recovery. You would take the pills given
you, trust in the hospital staff, and hope for the best. If you decide to
accept responsibility for your own healing it will be necessary for you to
be diligent in applying treatments.
You will likely find your entire health improves due to the recommended
supplements, and the suggested detox process. Our hope is that you
will find caring for your health and being aware of the nutritional needs
of your body will impact your life so positively that you will continue to
passionately pursue better health naturally.
Appendix i: Detox Procedures for Better Health and More Rapid Healing
The most practical means of detox is a modified diet combined with
supplements that will help your body to release and expel toxins that
have been trapped. The diet may seem severe, but you will likely experience
side benefits such as weight loss, increased energy and a better
mental outlook on life.
Foods to avoid during 30 day detox:
Dairy, including all forms of milk, milk products and derivatives such
as butter, cheese, sour cream and buttermilk. Also eggs and everything
made of eggs, such as mayonnaise and most creamy salad dressings.
Beef (chicken, fish and turkey are OK)
Hybridized grains such as wheat, barley, rye, and other grains commonly
used in bread making. Yes, this means you will be giving up bread
for a season, though you may find bread made from brown rice flour,
amaranth and other grains that have not been highly hybridized. Look
for products that say “gluten free,” but be sure to read the label for other
foods that should be avoided during detox.
Corn, soy beans, and anything related to or derived from them, such
as soy sauce, popcorn, soy protein shakes, corn chips, etc. These crops
have been genetically modified which renders them less healthy and
even possibly mutagenic, or having the ability to mutate healthy cells of
the person eating the genetically modified crops (studies done with rats
show that the third generation eating GMO food is completely sterile).
Coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages.
Sodas, wine, beer, hard liquor.
Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners.
Foods to eat during a detox:
Raw, roasted, broiled or sauteed vegetables, preferably organic
Nuts and seeds, and baked goods derived from flour made of nuts and
Chicken, turkey and fish
Herbs and spices
Herbal teas and organic chocolate made with cane juice rather than
Appendix ii: Remedies for Constipation
Detox and ongoing healthy eating will go a long way toward improving
your intestinal health and well being. The digestive tract is often referred
to as the center of the immune system, and the liver is one of the most
important organs in the immune system.
A healthy liver is also the best way to regulate cholesterol. Regulating
cholesterol naturally is far more desirable than taking pharmaceutical
drugs. Cholesterol lowering drugs are notorious for diminishing
muscle density and being hard on organs of elimination such as kidneys
and liver. Also, certain levels of cholesterol are necessary for hormonal
health, and some recommendations for cholesterol levels are too low to
promote good health.
All that to say, a healthy digestive system is essential to health. In order
to promote digestive health, eat plenty of vegetables. Some should be
eaten raw. A Vitamin B supplement will support good digestive health.
One of the most necessary aspects of digestive health is probiotics.
Probiotics are helpful intestinal bacteria and can be derived from foods
such as yogurt and Kombucha tea. Organic is best, and cultures must be
Alternatively a probiotic supplement may be taken. Probiotics help to
digest the food in the digestive tract. The helpful bacteria also prevent
the growth of harmful bacteria and yeasts.
Generous amounts of water must be drunk in order to keep stools soft
and keep the digestive tract moving. Gentle exercise such as beginner
yoga can also help to stimulate the digestive system.
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