Digestive Problems – Hiatal Hernia

“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” – Plato

Hope you had a Happy Thanks-Giving.
Along with giving thanks; you probably gave your digestive system quite a workout.
Overeating can lead to or exacerbate what is known as a Hiatal Hernia.

I have been helping people with Hiatal Hernias (which is now commonly called GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) for over 30 years.

*You do not need drugs for most cases of GERD, Heartburn or Reflux; many of which can lead to a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Frequently, it is a Hiatal Hernia…see below.
Hiatal Hernia (from Web MD®)
Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn’t belong, it’scalled a hernia.

The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm — the muscular wall separating the chestcavity from the abdomen. Normally, the esophagus (food pipe) goes through the hiatus and attaches to the stomach. In a hiatal hernia (also called hiatus hernia) the stomach bulges up into the chest through that opening.
There are two main types of hiatal hernias: sliding and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus).


In a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach and the section of the esophagus that joins the stomach slide up into the chest In a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach and the section of the esophagus that joins the stomach slide up into the chest through the hiatus. This is the more commontype of hernia.


*Applied Kinesiologists are trained to pull the sliding stomach back into the abdominal cavity thereby alleviating symptoms.

**Symptoms are not just stomach related: Along with heartburn a Hiatal Hernia (as I said, now called GERD to make it sound like a disease) can also cause:

1. Heart palpitations
2. Midback pain
3. Ear ringing
4. Insomnia
5. Shortness of breath – often leading to fatigue
6. Skin problems – in Chinese Medicine the skin and digestive system are related
7. Chronic infections – new research shows that 70% of your immune system is located in your gut

***Poor posture is a major contributor so make sure you are not hunching over when you are sitting and standing. Do NOT lie down immediately after eating.


The Wall Stretch is very helpful in keeping a Hiatal Hernia at bay. (after it is corrected)

To Your Health,

Eugene Charles, D.C., DIBAK


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