Self-Treating Early C-Section Adhesion
While surgery is the more common way medical doctors address adhesion, there are other methods that are non-invasive and have proven to be very effective.
It takes a longer period of time to break the adhesions down than surgery does, but the effect is much longer lasting and the adhesions don't come back.
Once an adhesion has been created in the body, if it is not treated properly, it will continue to build upon itself. If addressed early enough it can be broken up and normal life can be resumed.
Some of the methods of breaking through adhesions in the early stages include:
If the adhesion is not dealt with, it will slow the flow of blood to the abdominal area and the body's ability to clean out dead cells, toxins and bring in fresh nutrition is reduced. When the clean, free-flowing blood supply is compromised, the adhesion can spread or at the very least cause discomfort and pain.
It is possible to address adhesion with self-care if the situation is not acute or critical.
The following methods can help reduce discomfort:
· Use castor oil or a high-quality, food-grade olive oil to rub on the site of the adhesion. With c-section, there is an external scar that can be gently rubbed in the same direction as the scar. Any other points where there is hardness can be rubbed as well.
· Gentle stretching can help restore blood flow and flexibility to the skin around the site of the adhesion. Do not over stretch. Stop when there is a tug. Stretching over a period of time will create change and the ability to stretch further.
· Strengthen the area with gentle abdominal exercise to create muscle that will encourage blood flow to the area.
· Stay hydrated by drinking enough water. Adhesions get worse when dehydration is present.
· Belly-breathing expands and contracts the abdomen, a good way to gently stretch out the area.
Treating C-Section Adhesion Using Complementary Medicine
Under the canopy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) the following disciplines may be used to address adhesion:
· specialized physical therapy
The premise under which the CAM therapists work is the understanding that abdominal adhesions don't just affect the abdomen; they have the potential to affect the entire body. That is why it is important that the therapist is well experienced and trained in the practice of bodywork.
There are three well-known and very effective options for treating adhesions that result from c-sections:
· a massage therapist with training and experience in releasing abdominal adhesion
· a therapist trained in Maya Abdominal Massage
· a physical therapist trained in Clear Passage Therapy or Wurn Technique
In extreme cases of adhesion from a cesarean section, surgery may be an option. However, these alternative methods of healing have been proven to be effective and do not encourage re-growth of scar tissue, as surgery does.