Hernia Alternative Medicine

Surgery is often the only and ultimate cure for hernia, but there are many people who are afraid of the pain that a surgery will cause. For them laparoscopic surgery which is a minimally invasive surgery can prove to be suitable. But there are alternative therapies for hernia like natural remedies which used in conjunction with medical care, will help to relieve the pain.

Doctors themselves prescribe such alternative remedies for hernia because they can also effectively prevent the recurrence of hernia.

Food therapy

Protein deficiency in the abdominal muscle wall often causes hernia.  So doctors will suggest to you to increase your intake of low fat protein sources that can be found in cottage cheese, skimmed milk, tuna, chicken breast, lentils etc.

The other thing that you have to include in your diet is fiber. Try to eat lots of high fiber food products such as fresh green vegetables, fruits, whole wheat products, water, fluids, unrefined husky products etc.

This kind of food therapy will prevent recurrence of the problem, but will not heal an existing hernia.


Experts will also recommend reflexology to prevent or keep hernia under control. You should work the adrenal gland, colon and groin reflex points with both your feet. You can also take the help of a reflexologist.

Chinese herbal therapy

The weakening of the muscle wall is referred to as Qi in China. Hawthornia, widely used in China, has proved to be effective in restoring the health of Qi especially if used during the early phases of hernia. Umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, femoral hernia and groin hernia symptoms and pain are minimized and kept under control through the use of Hawthornia. It is hundred percent natural.

Other alternative therapies

Other alternative therapies for hernia include visceral manipulation to be performed by a trained physiotherapist, H2 blockers, DGL and small frequent meals. You should also raise the head of the bed on which you sleep by several inches.