Avoiding Surgery for Big Tonsils, Gallstones or Fibroids


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Things you may
not know Anthroposophic Treatments are good for:






Avoiding
Surgery for Big Tonsils, Gallstones or Fibroids


 





We get sick in stages: there is a waterfall relationship between the immediate
impressions of a situation; to what with time becomes a more chronic,
physiologic imbalance; to what eventually becomes a true pathological (illness
causing) change.  An example: if I have an sudden shock or scare, then
heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tone will naturally all go up, but they
should all gradually relax and return to normal over the course of a few
hours.  That would likely change if a shock or scare began to happen every
day, then soon the body's steady state changes, it gets reset–perhaps to a
place where there are persistent challenges with falling asleep, or
painful tight muscles that become the norm.   And if my
“reset” physiology stays imbalanced long enough we meet irreversibly
illness, like a heart attack, a tumor, or high blood pressure that cannot
be brought down.  Most medical interventions happen in this third stage,
though obviously working to change the process earlier (upstream) is a more
ideal, and potent place to work.





               
There are at least three examples of illnesses that really exist at the level
of imbalanced physiology (the middle stage), but are routinely treated straight
away with surgical intervention (in this case removing the organ completely, a
third stage solution).  The first example, surgical removal of enlarged tonsils and
adenoids.
 This is much less common than it used to be
because medicine has come to realize that there are advantages to keeping your
tonsils.  Big tonsils actually reflect a delayed process of
pneumatization (the opening of airways in the head and the shrinking of
lymphatic tissue) that is a normal part of childhood growth.  That process
of shrinking down tissue can be supported with remedies when it is too
slow.  Second example:  gallstones.   These
result from a slowed emptying of bile from the gallbladder.  Rhythmic
release of bile into the small intestine has both important digestive function
(for breaking down fats) and excretion of substances that are filtered out by
the liver.  Stimulating better gallbladder activity can actually be
helpful on many levels, not just because it offers an alternative to
gallbladder removal.  Third example: the uterus is an amazingly flexible
organ, as it grows and stretches to accommodate a full pregnancy to the extent
that it fills the abdominal space (plus some!), then returns down to the size
of an apple by six weeks post-partum.  Amazing!  Uterine fibroids
are a one-sided accentuation of the growing muscle process of the uterus, which
can be balanced by bringing better form and structure to the uterus as a
whole.  





               
All of these treatments are accomplished by finding and using plants and
minerals from the natural world that support the processes inherent in our own
body.  There are natural substances that complement nearly every aspect of
our physiology.  Thoughtful preparation of those substances makes possible
medical approaches that work “mid-stream.”  Surgery is of course
an important and potent approach, particularly if a process has been out of
balance for years.  But anthroposophic treatments offer additional
options–requiring 6-12 weeks–to try to balance out a process without needing
to use a scalpel.













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