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HOLLALLEN



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

I live in San Francisco and was wondering if ANYONE knew of a health practitioner traditional or alternative, that I could go to for support about my hernia without resorting to the surgery question. Any comments gladly welcomed.
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Juba



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

[quote="HOLLALLEN"]I live in San Francisco and was wondering if ANYONE knew of a health practitioner traditional or alternative, that I could go to for support about my hernia without resorting to the surgery question. Any comments gladly welcomed.[/quote]

Dr. Julio Kuperman in Philadelphia is very far away from you, but if you could phone him maybe he could recommend someone in California.

Julio Kuperman, MD
1900 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA19145

Phone: (215) 389-8448
Fax: (215) 389-2140

I healed my inguinal hernia myself without the help of any practitioner, and I took Chinese herbal medicine to consolidate the healing. See my posts in this forum or click through on the links in my signature below for more details.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: THANK YOU Reply with quote

I will check and see thank you so much for the contact
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

Note: Julio Kuperman is a neurologist and a yoga practitioner. He healed his own hernia using yoga. It was principally [url=http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/237]reading about his self-cure in [i]Yoga Journal[/i][/url] that inspired me to try it myself, which I did successfully.

Reference: [url=http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/237]Being diagnosed with a hernia doesn't have to mean the end of your yoga practice - [i]Yoga Journal[/i][/url]

[quote="Yoga Journal"]According to Philadelphia-based neurologist Julio Kuperman, M.D., who has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 10, being diagnosed with a hernia does not mean the end of your yoga practice. In fact, he cured his own inguinal (groin area) hernia with yoga. For all types of hernia, it's important to consult with a trusted medical professional (and a qualified yoga teacher). Both Dr. Kuperman and Dr. Jeff Migdow, M.D., a practicing yogi with a holistic medical practice at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, believe that a gentle yoga practice can help bring strength to the musculature where the hernia is occurring.

According to Dr. Kuperman, abdominal (or umbilical) hernias like are a result of weakness in the rectus abdominus muscles, which run from the pubis to the rib cage. He suggests beginning with some yogic sit-ups. Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, knees bent, and lift just your head off the floor (no curling or crunching!). You may want to avoid poses that put excess pressure on the abdomen, like twists and full Navasana (Boat Pose). "Practice standing poses like Vrksasana (Tree Pose), which stabilizes the psoas and lumbar spine," says Dr. Kuperman. Even if you are drawn to a stronger practice, nice and easy is what you need now.

Many also suffer from a hiatal hernia, which is a protrusion of the stomach into the diaphragm. People who suffer from this should also avoid postures which put pressure on the abdomen, like Cobra, Bow, and Bridge. Practicing slow, deep breathing can firm the diaphragmatic muscles. And with a hiatal hernia, it is best to avoid inversions, which can send acids from the stomach back into the esophagus.[/quote]
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Juba



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

Here is a list of Ananda Marga and Sivananda (no connection) yoga centres in the Bay Area.

http://yogaschoolfinder.com/bayarea/ananda

I have learned yoga from both these organisations and I think they would be able to help you.

If you contact the Ananda Marga people, remind them that there is something about yoga hernia healing in one of the books they sell.

It may be this book: [url=http://anandamargabooks.com/stock/yoga4h.htm]Yoga for Health - Ananda Marga Yoga Exercises[/url], or it could be this one: [url=http://anandamargabooks.com/stock/curewyoga.htm]Cure Yourself with Yoga[/url] or this one: [url=http://shop.anandamarga.org/books/sarkar/yogict.htm]Yogic Treatments and Natural Remedies[/url], or more than one of them. I'm not sure because I haven't read them.
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HOLLALLEN



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: This is GREAT Reply with quote

WOW Juba,

Thank you so much. It is so hard to get someone to provide this kind of useful information. I will definitely follow up on this. One thing I have noticed, I do not have the pad suggested on this site. Hope to get one but I do have a very gentle hernia brief. I workout almost an hour a day but have noticed that when I work out, the bulge get smaller. When I stop for a couple of days the bulge gets larger. So I know this can be corrected. I will follow up on these and let you know what happens.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

Please keep us posted on your progress!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Will do Juba,

Just got my falt pad support by the way and it is amazing. In fact, thought i would see how things were going since I have been doing the exercises and found that after wearing the support all day, the bulge is taking more and more time to appear when it is off. I didn't realize that this flat pad support to me appear to be working on correcting the deficiencies in posture and lower pelvic area positioning...I love it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flat Pad does seem to be 10X better than any of the several others I've tried as well as my own homemade support. I also totally recommend it. I've used my one for a straight year now. I wish I had gotten it IMMEDIATELY. It feels like I lost the 4 months of healing where I fiddled with other supports beforehand, although I did do exercises and took supplements.

My conclusion is that after a year of exercising with the Flat Pad I can certainly go without and not see a bump but I do sometimes feel something "different" down there. I had a 50-year physical at the doc and he made me cough and felt down there and didn't notice anything, but I didn't mention it to him beforehand. I don't want it on my record unless need be as that may well prevent my future access to healthcare given the country where I live. : )
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Totally agree Reply with quote

I ordered a second one and it does its job. Actually feels like slightly tight underwear. I must admit I let myself go with regards to exercises but have noticed that having the support off for about an hour there are times where it doesn't come out at all but I do know I need to do the exrecises. What is your current exercise regimen?

[quote="JP.hernia"]The Flat Pad does seem to be 10X better than any of the several others I've tried as well as my own homemade support. I also totally recommend it. I've used my one for a straight year now. I wish I had gotten it IMMEDIATELY. It feels like I lost the 4 months of healing where I fiddled with other supports beforehand, although I did do exercises and took supplements.

My conclusion is that after a year of exercising with the Flat Pad I can certainly go without and not see a bump but I do sometimes feel something "different" down there. I had a 50-year physical at the doc and he made me cough and felt down there and didn't notice anything, but I didn't mention it to him beforehand. I don't want it on my record unless need be as that may well prevent my future access to healthcare given the country where I live. : )[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Find a No Surgery practitioner Reply with quote

[quote="Juba"]Note: Julio Kuperman is a neurologist and a yoga practitioner. He healed his own hernia using yoga. It was principally [url=http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/237]reading about his self-cure in [i]Yoga Journal[/i][/url] that inspired me to try it myself, which I did successfully.

Reference: [url=http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/237]Being diagnosed with a hernia doesn't have to mean the end of your yoga practice - [i]Yoga Journal[/i][/url]

[quote="Yoga Journal"]According to Philadelphia-based neurologist Julio Kuperman, M.D., who has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 10, being diagnosed with a hernia does not mean the end of your yoga practice. In fact, he cured his own inguinal (groin area) hernia with yoga. For all types of hernia, it's important to consult with a trusted medical professional (and a qualified yoga teacher). Both Dr. Kuperman and Dr. Jeff Migdow, M.D., a practicing yogi with a holistic medical practice at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, believe that a gentle yoga practice can help bring strength to the musculature where the hernia is occurring.

According to Dr. Kuperman, abdominal (or umbilical) hernias like are a result of weakness in the rectus abdominus muscles, which run from the pubis to the rib cage. He suggests beginning with some yogic sit-ups. Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, knees bent, and lift just your head off the floor (no curling or crunching!). You may want to avoid poses that put excess pressure on the abdomen, like twists and full Navasana (Boat Pose). "Practice standing poses like Vrksasana (Tree Pose), which stabilizes the psoas and lumbar spine," says Dr. Kuperman. Even if you are drawn to a stronger practice, nice and easy is what you need now.

Many also suffer from a hiatal hernia, which is a protrusion of the stomach into the diaphragm. People who suffer from this should also avoid postures which put pressure on the abdomen, like Cobra, Bow, and Bridge. Practicing slow, deep breathing can firm the diaphragmatic muscles. And with a hiatal hernia, it is best to avoid inversions, which can send acids from the stomach back into the esophagus.[/quote][/quote]


There is aslo a section of BKS Iyengar's book, 'Light On Yoga' with poses that benefit hernias. I've found them to be helpful but I think a specific ab strengthening regimen is necessary too. I have a hernia and have recently started doing bicycle crunches and an another exercise I got from [/url]http://www.livestrong.com/article/90296-lower-abdominal-muscle-exercises-male/ I've only been doing them for a day but my abdomen feels stronger, the pain has decreased as has the size of the bulge. I hope this helps.[/url]
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