This past Friday in the office, my awesome patient Christa came in for her regular tune up, and we happened to check and fix a hiatal hernia.
Hiatal Hernia is one of the common conditions that we address in the office with Applied Kinesiology. A hiatal hernia happens when the top portion of the stomach pokes up through the diaphragm muscle. This can cause symptoms of heart palpitations or chest pressure and pain, difficulty swallowing, indigestion, belching, acid reflux, a knot feeling in the stomach, and more.
The conventional medicine approach to this often includes watchful waiting, antacids or surgery. Why not be proactive and find and address a hiatal hernia with chiropractic kinesiology?
In the office, we find and fix any diaphragm muscle weakness, ensure that the nerves to the diaphragm and stomach/intestines are flowing via spinal manipulation, and address any possible mineral deficiencies or decreased stomach acid production, which is also common with hiatal hernias. Also, as always, emotional stressors must be cleared as the stomach is highly linked to emotions. Oftentimes, patients no longer experience stomach discomfort or acid reflux after just one treatment.
Just another condition to try a conservative route with first!