A protrusion of an organ that pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example breakage of intestine through a thinner or weakened abdominal wall. The defect is responsible behind the bulging of the abdominal wall. This bulging is more noticeable when abdominal muscles are tightened.
The most common Hernia occurs in the abdomen but it can also occur in the navel, groin areas. There are several types of Hernia including;
Inguinal Hernia: The most common type of hernia that appears in the lower abdomen region
Femorial Hernia: The uncommon type of hernia that appears in the inner upper part of the groin
Incisional Hernia: It can only appear after abdominal surgery
Umbilical Hernia: It can appear around navel or belly button
Epigastric Hernia: It can occur in the upper and central part of the abdomen and usually appears in adults
Hiatal Hernia: It appears on the upper part of the stomach.
According to the study, the most common hernia in Pakistan is inguinal hernia.
Homeopathic Treatment of Hernia
Hernia needs surgical procedure in conventional treatment. Homeopathy helps in managing this condition especially in weak patients. Well-chosen medicine by experienced homeopath can give relief and reduce this problem. There are many Homeopathic medicines which have a promising scope in treating this condition. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.
Medicines for stomach hiatus hernia are Hydrastininum muriaticum, Nux vomica, Abies nigra, Graphites, Pulsatilla, Sulphur.
Medicine for umbilical hernia are Amphisbaena vermicularis, Aurum metallicum, Calcarea carbonica. Cocculus indicus, Lachesis muta, Nux moschata, Nux vomica, Opium, Veratrum album, Nitricum acidum.
For umbilical hernia in children these medicines are indicated: Aurum metallicum, Chamomilla, Cina maritime, Cocculus indicus, nux vomica, Sulphur
Umbilical hernia constipation with Cocculus indicus and nux vomica indicated.
Medicines indicated for Inguinal hernia in children are Belladonna, Borax veneta, Cina maritime, Sulphuricum acidum, Thuja occidentalis,