While surgery is almost always prescribed to treat appendicitis, there are always risks involved. But, luckily, when inflammation of the appendicitis is caught in its earliest stages, and before a rupture occurs, surgery may be avoided through the use of several effective home remedies. Read on to learn how to treat appendicitis with natural medicine.
1. Consult a naturopath at the first signs of appendicitis symptoms. Many naturopaths have successfully treated appendicitis through proper application of a natural medicinal fast, so their expertise and advice is necessary to administer this treatment properly. A naturopath can also offer other herbal and homeopathic treatments to help relieve the pain.
2. Begin fasting as soon as your symptoms appear. Because the appendix works to help clear toxins from the bowels, it is important that you don’t give it any work to do while it recuperates. You may drink water, but only in very small amounts, taking sips every half an hour or so.
3. Take bed rest, trying to remain quiet and calm. Do not get out of bed except to go to the bathroom and sit up only to eat. You may rest in any position that is comfortable, but try not to move too much.
4. Soak a clean towel in hot water and apply a hot compress to the painful area several times a day to relieve cramping and inflammation. Massage almond oil over the painful area after removing the compress. Almond oil is used by massage therapist to relieve pain and by aromatherapists to help calm the body.
5. Use an enema daily to help cleanse the lower bowels, but only if it can be done comfortably, without causing excess stress on your body and abdominal region. For the first two days only use a partial enema containing about 1 pt. of warm water.
6. Administer a full enema, using about 3 pt. of warm beginning around the third day when symptoms should have noticeably improved. Continue daily full enema treatments until the symptoms of appendicitis have subsided completely.
7. Drink fresh, natural fruit and vegetable juices on the third day, but continue to avoid solid foods until the symptoms have disappeared completely. Increase your food intake gradually to prevent shock to your delicate and recuperating system. Begin first with soups, yogurt and other easily digested foods, avoiding meat, grains and processed cheeses for at least two weeks.