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haitus hernia and and yoga question for Dr Stoll

Posted by
Geraldine on May 07, 2002 at 07:21:45:

Dear Dr Stoll

Thankyou so much for your inspirational site.I am sure that you are giving many people, myself included great hope.I've sent for your book and the other 2 you recommend.

I have a small haitus hernia which was diagnosed abour 7 years ago.I only took medication until it was diagnosed and then vowed to try and eat sensibly to counteract the symptoms.I've managed with pain but have recently become very discouraged.However,I realise that I have a bracing problem which within the last 9 days I have begun to sort out with SR.The results have been very encouraging.I am a vegetarian,but I think I can still improve my diet and I've begun an aerobics regime.I want to pracice yoga but I find that the bending doesn't help.I want to persevere but I'm afraid of the damage the acid may be doing to myoesophagus.Would you advise me to discontinue the practice?I do find it very relaxing but the after effects are annoying stabbing pains in the jaw, back face arms, heartburn etc.
I have a natural healing book specifically for haitus hernias and yoga exercises involving bending are indicated to strengthen that area.

Thankyou so much for your time. I really appreciate your help and advice.
Geraldine



Re: haitus hernia and and yoga question for Dr Stoll (Archive in GERD.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 08, 2002 at 08:31:12:

In Reply to: haitus hernia and and yoga question for Dr Stoll posted by Geraldine on May 07, 2002 at 07:21:45:

Thanks, Geraldine.

I would ask my yoga instructor about my concerns.

IF there was no other option, you might have to rely on only yoga. Strictly conventional physicians do not even know yoga IS an option.

HOWEVER, it is not your only option. The wellness stuff you are learning will work as well without the postures.

Finally, permanent esophageal damage only occurs over many years. The short term damage from the postures will not do that because the problem will be resolved in a maximum of 6 months.

You can always add the postures after wellness has healed you.

Hope this helps. Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: haitus hernia and and yoga question for Dr Stoll (Archive in GERD.)

Posted by
Geraldine on May 08, 2002 at 11:05:17:

In Reply to: Re: haitus hernia and and yoga question for Dr Stoll (Archive in GERD.) posted by Walt Stoll on May 08, 2002 at 08:31:12:

Dear Dr Stoll

Thankyou for your comments.I have started doing 30 mins aerobics everyday now too and I think my apetite is improving.The ginger juice definitely quietens the combustion I feel in my back where all my symptoms are.I know now that my haitus hernia is the result of stored stress.I think I'll restrict my yoga postures to those that don't involve bending at the waist for a while because I don't really know who could advise me on this.I'm in England.....

Many thanks for the help you are giving to so many people.

Geraldine

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