If you are using Peggy Huddleston’s Heal Faster guided visualizations twice daily for at least one week before surgery (ideally two weeks) and a full week after, you can expect to have minimal discomfort post-surgery, easily managed with a mild NSAID like Ibuprofen or a non-psychoactive cannabis tincture (described elsewhere). But you will have had anesthesia during and opiate painkillers after the surgery, and potentially some anti-nausea drugs as well. So your body will be processing all of that to bring you back to equilibrium. Let’s see if we can support that process, shall we?
NSAIDs like Ibuprofen are metabolized by the liver, which has already been taxed by the project of metabolizing the anesthesia and opiate painkillers you were likely given during the surgery. There are many herbs and formulas designed to support the liver after surgery. Milk Thistle is one I’ve read about (after it was recommended to me by an L.Ac. and which I myself used to address the ‘brain fog’ and ‘feeling out of it’ post-surgery. Eclectic Institute has one which tests rigorous the herbs which they themselves grow and they test specifically for mold, which can be an issue with lesser quality milk thistle. If you are working with a Chinese or western herbalist, they may have other herbs or formulas they recommend.
Plus: Let’s raise the overall nutrient-density of our diet by focusing on whole grains and fresh fruit and veggies to support the liver, digestive system, your bone growth, your muscle and tissue repair… So much to do, and so hard to do with it without antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber found in those colorful fruits and veggies!