Gall bladder Stones are round or oval, smooth or faceted solid matter found in the gallbladder. Gallstones formed when there is an imbalance among the bile components. Bile is composed of bile salts, bilirubin, cholesterol, phosphorus, lipids, fatty acids, water, electrolytes and other substances. A diet, rich in refined carbohydrates and fat but low in fiber, leads to a reduction in the synthesis of bile acids by the liver and a lower bile acid concentration in the gallbladder. Pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives will elevate the level of estrogen resulting in increased chances of gallstones. Obesity and high intake of refined sugar is also associated with increased risk of gallstones formation.
Dietary recommendations for Gallstones:
- For prevention and treatment of gallstones, increase intake of vegetables, fruits, and dietary fiber, especially the gel-forming or mucilaginous fibers as found in flaxseed, oat bran, guar gum, and pectin;
- Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day;
- Reduce consumption of saturated fats, sugar, and animal proteins, avoid all fried/fast foods.
In modern medical science, removal of Gall Bladder is the only option. However, the Gallstone can be dissolved inside the GB itself by balancing the energy structure of Gall Bladder appropriately using Six Ki and Triorigin treatment techniques.