Herbal Therapy

After surgery, most surgeons order pain tablets such as Vicodin or Percocet. These narcotics will help with pain but have significant side effects. Some patients have hallucinations, many report brain fog. Nausea and obstipation are very common. These medicines cover up the pain do not help with the underlying cause of the pain. For that, we should look for Herbal treatments.

  • Arnica Montana is derived from a flowering herb found in central Europe. It reduces inflammation and bruising.
  • Bromelain is derived from the stems of pineapples. It helps reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is challenging to extract from natural sources, and thus it is mostly chemically synthesized. It is a great help in reducing nerve pain
  • Ginger is harvested from the rhizomes of the tropical plant. It reduces inflammation and is especially helpful in preventing nausea. 
  • Turmeric is harvested from a plant that grows in southern Asia. Turmeric reduces inflammation and nerve pain. 

The use of herbs is recommended and will decrease the need for narcotics and help your body heal naturally. 

Download the regimen.

The regimen was developed by Dr. Shirin Towfigh, to whom I give thanks.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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