Treat Hernia without Surgery

Yes, there are alternatives to surgery for treating hernias. A combination of exercises and dietary changes can be effective in strengthening weak abdominal muscles, promoting the supply of oxygenated blood, and preventing the displacement of abdominal organs.

Hernias occur when a part of the lower intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall due to pressure, such as lifting heavy objects, persistent coughing, or straining during constipation. Yoga treatment for hernias focuses on addressing these underlying issues and supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

Single Leg Raise with Movement

Here’s a summarized version of the exercise routine:

  • Lie flat on your back with your hands placed on the hernia region.
  • Lift your right leg and move it up and down without touching the ground for 10 repetitions.
  • Repeat the same with your left leg for 10 repetitions.
  • Continue alternating legs for as long as you’re comfortable.

Benefits: This exercise strengthens the lower abdominal muscles.

Leg Crossing Exercise:

  • Lie flat on your back with your hands on the hernia region.
  • Lift both legs about two feet off the ground.
  • Alternate lifting each leg, so when one leg goes up, the other goes down, for 10 repetitions.
  • Take a rest and repeat for another 10 repetitions.
  • Rest your legs on the ground after completing the exercise.

Tree Pose

  • Stand in Tad asana. Shift your weight slightly onto the left foot.
  • Keep the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee.
  • Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
  • Bring your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh.
  • If possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. Make suer that the centre of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
  • Keep your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
  • Bring your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg.
  • Now, bring your hands together in Anjali Mudra. Stare at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away.
  • Stay in the position for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Step back to Tadasana with an exhalation.
  • Repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed.

Other Ways to Treat Hernia

To assist in the healing of a hernia, it’s crucial to minimize pressure on the opening by reducing the volume of intestinal contents.

Methods such as colon cleansing, fasting, intravascular fat reduction, and intestine conditioning supplements can help in this process. Additionally, proteins and vitamin C play a role in muscle building, which can aid in hernia healing.

Truss to Treat Hernia

A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment designed to hold protruding tissue in place and alleviate discomfort associated with hernias, particularly inguinal hernias. While it can provide temporary relief and comfort, it’s important to note that a hernia truss is not a substitute for medical treatment.

If you have a small hernia that is not causing any discomfort, your doctor may suggest a wait-and-watch approach. However, if your hernia is causing discomfort or other symptoms, it’s crucial to seek medical advice rather than relying solely on a hernia truss. Your doctor can discuss appropriate treatment options based on your specific condition and needs.