Qi Gong for Gallbladder Problems
By Lisa B. O’Shea
Published in New Health Digest, July/August 2006 Issue
Gallstones your diet and many people continue to Liver/Gall Bladder
affect have digestive problems, sometimes Sound Exercise:
approximately worse than before the surgery.
Sit on the
one in ten
To help resolve gall bladder problems edge of a chair or
before surgery is absolutely required, your bed. Feet flat on the floor,
try the following diet suggestions from knees at a 90 degree angle. Place
Paul Pitchford in his book, Healing your palms facing up on your lap,
with Whole Foods. elbows out slightly and away from
your body. Keep your back straight
annually Gall Bladder Flush (for sediment
and relaxed and your chin in slightly.
(about.com). Common signs of a gall and small gall stones only):
Begin the posture by
bladder attack are steady, severe pain For five consecutive days, ingest on an
bringing your hands out from the
in the upper abdomen that increases empty stomach two tablespoons of
sides of the body. Stretch them out
rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to olive oil followed by two tablespoons
as far as they will go while keeping
several hours, pain in the back of lemon juice
the elbows bent slightly and the
between the shoulder blades, pain
under the right shoulder, nausea or If there are large stones in the gall shoulders relaxed. Continue to raise
vomiting. Recurrence of these bladder, the gradual Gall Bladder the hands up until they meet over the
cleanse below is safer. head. Interlock the fingers and turn
symptoms usually indicates gallstones
the palms over to face the ceiling.
or sediment are clogging your gall Gradual Gall Bladder Cleanse - Stretch slightly up with your right
bladder. Sometimes this can lead to a Avoid foods rich is saturated fats and shoulder and lean to the left side.
serious infection and you should seek cholesterol: heavy meats, dairy, eggs. This should allow you to feel a
immediate medical attention if you Avoid peanuts, eat other seeds and nuts gently pulling on the right side of
experience sweating, chills, fever, sparingly, if at all. Eat primarily your body where your liver and gall
yellowish color of the skin or whites unrefined grains, vegetables, fruits, and bladder is located. Look up and
of the eyes, or whitish, clay-colored legumes. Pears, parsnips, seaweeds, open your eyes wide.
stools. lemons, limes, and turmeric speed up
gallstone removal. Exhale and make the
Many people have gallstones or
sediment and never know it. But if Radish also helps with stones and following sound. “Tshhh” like water
you experience the following sediment. For 21 days, eat just one or hitting a very hot frying pan. As you
problems you may be heading for gall two radishes a day between meals, breathe out and make the sound,
bladder trouble: indigestion drink three cups of cleavers tea or five picture the negative emotion of
(especially intolerance of fatty foods), cups of chamomile tea each day and anger coming out of your liver and
abdominal bloating, flatulence, pour four or five teaspoons of cold- gall bladder. When you have
periodic pain below the right front of pressed flax oil over food at one meal finished the sound, relax and inhale.
the rib cage, tension in back of of the day or use half this amount at Release your hands, turn them palm
shoulders near the neck, bitter taste in two daily meals. Take flax oil six days down and lower them slowly in front
a week for two months. of your body down to your lap and
mouth, and chest pain. Also, obesity
place them palm up on your lap.
is a strong risk factor for gallstones as The following Qi Gong exercise helps Relax and feel the positive emotion
is rapid weight loss, chronic illness, to clear out gall bladder congestion and of kindness growing in your liver
and stress. prevent future attacks. If you find, and gall bladder. Also, imagine the
Removing the gall bladder is a even after surgery that you have fresh green color of spring filling
common medical solution for gall continuing symptoms as listed above, this area. Relax as long as you want
bladder problems but is not the only then this exercise will still be very with the eyes open or closed. Repeat
solution. In fact, once the gall helpful for you. the exercise as many times in a row
bladder is removed, it is even more as feels good and do the exercise at
difficult to properly digests fats in least three times per day.
Lisa B. O’Shea Certified Qi Gong Therapist and Instructor
Qi Gong Institute of Rochester 595 Blossom Rd. Ste. 307 Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 377-2044 Toll Free: (877) 346-4017 www.Qigongrochester.com