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A 36-year-old member asked:

please let me know if there is any cure for intestinal adhesions thro' alternative healing methods such as reiki?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Afraid not :/: Intestinal adhesions (or areas of the intestine that have grown abnormally "stuck" together, usually after a prior surgery) usually require surgical lysis if they are problematic. Ask your gastroenterologist or GI surgeon if there are any medically supported treatment alternatives. You can still practice reiki, as it isn't harmful. But do follow up w/ your doc about any necessary tx of adhesions

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