Yoga for Appendicitis
26 Jun

Yoga for Appendicitis

What Is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It may be acute or chronic. Appendicitis can happen at any time, but it occurs most often between the ages of 10 and 30. It’s more common in males than in females.

If left untreated, appendicitis may cause your appendix to burst and cause infection. It can be severe and sometimes fatal.

Symptoms of appendicitis:-

Pain around the bellybutton

Lower right side abdominal pain

Loss of appetite





Difficulty to pass gas

Some Abdominal swelling in the stomach area.

Statistics of Appendicitis

Acute Appendicitis around the world is 1-2 per 10,000 under the age group of age 10-17. 

Incidence Rate of Acute Appendicitis is approximately 1 in 400 or 0.25% or 680,000 children in the world.

The incidence rate of intestinal obstruction in India is 1,347,456.


Yoga For Appendicitis:-

1. Trikonasana:-

Strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, arms and chest

Stretches and opens the hips, groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine

Increases mental and physical equilibrium

Helps improve digestion

Reduces anxiety, stress, back

2. Head Stand Pose:-

Headstands increase digestive fire and increase body heat. The intestines cleansed by reversing the pull of gravity while releasing full blood in the colon.

Headstands increase the nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing the onset of grey hair.

Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands.

3. Vriksasana:-

This asana involves focus and concentration. 

It is best to channelize this in the morning when your mind is clear of stress from the happenings of the day.

What food to eat if you have Appendicitis?

There is no way to prevent appendicitis. 

However, appendicitis is less common in people who eat foods high in fibre, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fresh Lime

Fruits and milk

Steamed vegetables

Tea made from fenugreek seeds gives a soothing effect.

So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Appendicitis.

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