Your gallbladder is very important, as it stores and secretes bile, a fluid made in your liver, into your small intestines, so your food can be properly digested. When there is too much cholesterol in your bile, the result is gallstones. Gallstones begin as small, hard, seed-like formations, but gradually grow into larger-sized “stones” that stay inside your gallbladder duct. You can get one gallstone or a large number of them. Causes of gallstones include obesity, diet and heredity. Common symptoms of gallstones are pain in the upper right area of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and pain that appears to get worse whenever you try to move or inhale too deeply. Your doctor can determine whether or not you have gallstones by doing an ultrasound on your abdomen or performing an OCG or oral cholecystogram, which involves giving you iodine pills and doing an X-ray. Your doctor may suggest surgery, but if you want to seek alternative remedies to help get rid of your gallstones, here are some options you can explore.
1. Consider becoming a vegetarian, since animal fats, which increase your risk of developing gallstones, would then be absent from your diet. Individuals who eat mostly vegetables are less likely to get gallstones. Eat foods, such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. You can occasionally eat oily fish like mackerel or salmon, since they help in lowering your chances of getting stones, but, if you don’t want to add fish to your menu, just take fish oil supplements, which offer the same advantages.
2. Take alfalfa tablets to help cleanse your liver. 1,000 mm of the tablets should be taken with a glass of warm water two times daily. This should only be done for a two day period of time, but it should help to ease your symptoms. Do not take alfalfa is you are allergic to alfalfa, pregnant or breast feeding, trying to get pregnant, diabetic or suffer from lupus or other autoimmune diseases.
3. Try hydrotherapy to help flush away your gallstones. Drinking 10 to 12 8-oz. glasses of water daily can help to reduce bile secretions. Use distilled water.
4. Consider trying Quebra Pedra capsules to help solve the problem. Quebra Pedra comes from the flowers, leaves and roots of a tree that is native to the Amazon. The herb is extracted and used for medicinal purposes. You should not take this herb is you are pregnant or breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant, diabetic, suffer from heart disease or are on prescription diuretics or medications for heart disease and high blood pressure. Dosage depends upon the individual product you use.
5. Ask a homeopathic practitioner which remedy can help with getting rid of gallstones. Some common homeopathic remedies used to treat gallstones include Calcarea carbonica, Lycopodium, Podopyllum, Nux vomica, Barberis vulgaris, Dioscorea, Chelidonium majus and Colocynthis. A practitioner can match the right remedy with your particular set of symptoms, as well as tell you the correct strengths and dosages to take. Homeopathic remedies have no side effects or drug interactions.