Hernia hiatus appears to be a morphological modification that manifests itself with symptoms that are often exacerbated by the changes of the season .
Spring in particular but also autumn represent moments of transition in which the organism responds with clear somatizations.
Acidity, heartburn above all seem to worsen, often with cold. There are no scientific reasons, but the statistics show increases in gastric diseases precisely in the changes of the season, especially among the most evident gaps, from hot to cold and from cold to hot.
The seasons of the stomach
The change of diet often brings with it problems related to the gastric system , foods that are too protein in the winter or cold foods in the summer modify the digestive reaction. Furthermore, our organism, and the organs responsible for the processing of nutrients in particular, have a genetic memory , enclosed in our DNA, which provides inputs and reactions to exogenous changes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine helps us to better interpret the link between seasonality and disorders related to hiatal hernia.
In particular, Spring and Late Summer / Autumn are the seasons that respectively connote the Wood Movement and the Earth Movement related to the energetic functionality of the Liver / Biliary Vesicle and Stomach / Spleen, Pancreas systems.
The spring awakening of the organism to “new life”, in which all the energies stored during the winter, with a more caloric diet, the slower rhythms with the cold, must be put in place to support us to the needs of nature that it calls us to flourish again, to open our eyes to the world, to “scratch” life, to move faster.
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The Liver and the Gallbladder in these functions must synthesize, produce, secrete, emulsify with greater vigor because everything in us and outside of us is recovering its rhythms.
> In spring, those suffering from gastritis, stomach acid, but also allergies suffer this awakening to new life. The lymphatic subject struggles to “get a move on”, the bilious subject instead gets irritated, and the two sides of the same coin show discomfort on the hepatobiliary and consequently gastric system.
> In late summer, at the first hints of autumn, the earth movement moves its energies on the stomach and spleen / pancreas , digestion for those suffering from reflux from hiatus hernia becomes difficult , often long and brings with it tiredness and cooling.
The subject is slowed down, constipated, as if “indigestible” ; even the cognitive faculties seem to slumber, with recurring thoughts, often tangled and brooding, which raise conditions of anxiety or stress and stomach problems, even of a psychosomatic nature.
Remedies for Hernia Jatale
Those suffering from hiatal hernia are aware that their stomach will make itself felt more in the changing seasons.
We can prevent the typical ailments of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux, or digestive slowdown with some natural remedies , which keep acid rising through the hiatus under control.
> Lentisk : otherwise known as Mastic di Chios, it is used in the form of resin obtained from the bark. It has antiseptic properties, and thanks to the presence of essential fatty acids it acts as an anti-inflammatory, healing, moisturizing and nourishing . It is indicated in case of dyspepsia, and for many gastrointestinal affections.
> Scutellaria Baicalense : the root is the part used in phytotherapy. Rich in flavonoids, scutellaria acts as an anti-inflammatory on the gastric mucosa. It has an antiallergic, hepatoprotective, choleretic, diuretic, antihypertensive, and slightly sedative action .
It is indicated in case of chronic hepatitis, infections of the intestinal tract, hepatobiliary, but also of the skin, hypertension, asthma and allergic rhinitis, hay fever.
> Emblica: its fruits are the part used in phytotherapy. The Emblica contains vitamin C, tannins, phenolic acids, which make this remedy a tonic-adaptogen, with immunostimulating, anti-aging, hepatoprotective action.
It is indicated in case of psychophysical stress, asthenia, loss of muscle energy, dyspepsia, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer, liver disease.
> Altea : root and leaves are used for phytotherapeutic preparations. Altea is rich in mucilage, starch, flavonoids and amino acids. It has an emollient, anti-inflammatory action . It is indicated in case of esophagitis, gastritis, colitis, pharyngitis, dry cough, but also in case of constipation and dermatitis.