Gallstones and gallbladder inflammation When one feels a twinge under the ribcage
“I have excruciating pain.” “I didn’t know I had gallstones.” “After eating fatty foods I feel some pressure in my upper right abdomen.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their biliary disease symptoms.
The gallbladder collects bile acid that has been produced in the liver in order to digest the fat in foods. Gallstones arise when soluble substances crystallize in the bile acid. This can produce many small stones, such as biliary sand, or one or more large gallstones.
Those affected notice problems only when the gallbladder has been inflamed or when gallstones block the linked passages between the gallbladder and the small intestine. The physiology tries to transport the gallstones to the bowel, and this results in painful cramps.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on biliary disease?
Gallstones and gallbladder inflammation from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, biliary disease starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of biliary disease, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) disturb the structure of bile acid. Many patients with bile inflammation also feel that stress and an unstable nervous system can serve as an amplifier or recurring trigger for the familiar symptoms.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s biliary disease varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of biliary disorders, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the natural breakdown of gallstones. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can restore the healthy composition of bile acids and gradually melt down gallstones.