Nutritionist Dawn Aubrey guided me through a body boost program when I wasn’t making progress in recovering from my hysterectomy. Women experience many symptoms post-op, so we talked about some of the most common challenges, causes and nutritional solutions. Acupuncture is a very effective supplement and between the two strategies, my healing process accellerated and energy levels are back to normal. Note: It can take a year or more to fully recover internally and emotionally. These tips are meant to make you as comfortable as possible and kick-start the healing. Of course, your doctor should be a part of the conversation. Here are Dawn’s post-op tips:
Dawn: Fear, anger and loss, which in Chinese medicine affects the liver, gallbladder and lungs. Surgery is a physiological trigger for stress response. Anesthesia is an environmental trigger to a stress response. From a western nutrition perspective, anesthesia interrupts the breathing dynamics, alters the hormonal balance, and therefore the adrenal glands. Sleep challenges usually is the symptom that shows up first. Most importantly, the modern woman puts undue pressure on herself to bounce back to superwoman. Remember to ask for help, so that others will be blessed to give. The giving/recieving dynamic actually creates endorphins for both individuals. So, give someone else the opportunity to feel wanted and needed.
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