Originally Posted by Sfcmama
Great advice, thanks!
What about accupuncture? Anyone have any luck/knowledge about that? I don't know if we have the money for me to go regularly enough and wonder if I can just work on diet/lifestyle, etc. on my own...?
Do you have someone who can show you the basic points? If you google gallbladder and acupuncture, you will find some studies; basically the points they use are pretty much the same (stomach 36 and the one midpoint between the sternum and belly button are really common). I did acupuncture for gallbladder issues and it helped to control the symptoms a lot (although I did end up having surgery). I asked my acupuncturist which points I could do at home, and she even gave me needles to take home. They are simple points, not too deep.
Apples and beets are supposed to be very good for the gallbladder, and you have to eat lowfat. I would avoid dairy, all grains, and meat except skinless chicken breast.