How to Stop Gallbladder Pain
and Avoid Surgery

Stop gallbladder pain naturally

Gallbladder pain can be miserable, even unbearable, whether it's a nagging ache that comes and goes or a full-blown gallbladder attack. There is no way to make peace when your gallbladder declares war.

Relieve Gallstone Pain Now

The natural remedies below relieve pain so you can function and consider your options carefully. You may decide to keep your gallbladder after all.

The Problem with Gallbladder Surgery

Fear coupled with pain can lead to hasty decisions you later regret. And that is certainly true with severe gallbladder pain. When a doctor says you need cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) to eliminate gallstones, it can seem like your only hope.

Poor Digestion and Quality of Life

Surgery is not an easy out. It is a drastic step that alters digestion and can potentially make your life very hard. Doctors who are quick to push surgery rarely share the whole truth. Instead cholecystectomy is presented as the only way to stop gallbladder pain and something your body will accept quite nicely. Wrong on both counts.

Imagine Life with No Gallbladder

Without a gallbladder for storage, bile drips continuously from the liver into the digestive tract with nothing to stop it. So when you do need bile to digest a fatty meal, hardly any is available. This can lead to uncomfortable indigestion, poor absorption of healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins, hormonal imbalance, diarrhea, and the need to take bile salts with every meal the rest of your life. 

Removing Your Gallbladder May Not Stop the Pain

Cholecystectomy is a partial fix at best. It does remove the gallbladder and all the stones within, but it fails to heal the disease. Until you cleanse your liver, thickened bile and remaining gallstones in the liver will continue to cause discomfort and other problems.

"Nearly one million gallbladders are removed every year in this country, and it is my estimate that only several thousand need to come out." - Joseph Mercola, DO.

If you can get control of your symptoms, you buy yourself time to work toward real healing, something no cholecystectomy can provide.

Home Remedies for Gallbladder Pain

The following remedies usually work within a few minutes to an hour. If you feel you are having a medical emergency, then do seek urgent help. But if possible, try to drink some Epsom salt water or apple cider vinegar before you go. You may experience enough relief to avoid the trip altogether.

Epsom Salt (Magnesium)

Epsom salt can ease a gallbladder attack

Add 1 tablespoon Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to a cup of water, and drink it on an empty stomach. Epsom salt is bitter but powerful. The magnesium relaxes and dilates the bile ducts to enable larger stones to pass, but be prepared for possible diarrhea and cramping. If you don't have Epsom salt, a magnesium supplement or a couple of tablespoons of unsulphured molasses can help.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Take 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar mixed with a little water or apple juice. The bitter vinegar stimulates bile flow and contains malic acid to soften gallstones for smoother passage and pain relief. This is a favorite for many.

Beets, Beet Juice, or Supplement

Beets are very healing for gallbladder and liver issues and help thin the bile. For gallbladder pain, eating beets or drinking at least a cup of beet juice can provide relief.

A more convenient solution is to take a concentrated beet supplement to quickly stop the pain and help prevent future gallbladder attacks.

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Heat or Castor Oil Pack

Soak in a hot bath or apply heat to your gallbladder with a heating pad or hot water bottle to relax the area and enable the stone to pass. Applying a castor oil pack is even better. The heat helps release the stone while the oil penetrates deep to reduce inflammation, increase liver activity, and stimulate healing.

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