Gastrix reflux, hiatal hernia and related diseas?

Learn about the treatment that acts directly on the causes of your disorder
(and not only on the symptoms)

Grumpy cough, tachycardia, acidic taste in your mouth, digestive difficulties, salivation and recurring mucus, heartburn… I know all the symptoms of gastric reflux very well, because I have experienced them myself

Two years before learning, experimenting and ap- plying this programme, I too was suffering from gastroesophageal reflux. I must say that at that time my life was somewhat unpleasant because, in addition to having the classic annoyances of reflux, the most terrible thing was the continuous rise of saliva in my mouth at all times of the day, whether I ate or not. I remember that all day long I was forced to hold tissue in my hand to spit out the saliva that continued to rise in my mouth and that the antacids I was taking were useless. At that time, I was really hoping that the medication would help because I was really desperate but unfortunately, instead of getting better, I was getting worse and worse every day. 

I had even cut back on my social life because I felt embarrassed, while talking to friends, to have to turn away every minute to spit into the tissue. My malaise had become an indescribable inconvenience. 

It was a painful experience, which drove me to want to know the real causes of this disease and to specialise, after my graduation, in visceral rehabilitation, thus creating a highly innovative integrated method of treatment I call the Trabucco Method.

Thanks to physiotherapy techniques learned and experimented every day, I have definitively solved my health problems, and today reflux is a thing of the past. I can eat what I want, and I no longer need to take medication.

The enthusiasm for the effectiveness of this therapeutic method prompted me to dedicate my activity as a physiotherapist exclusively to the treatment of gastric reflux disorders and related diseases, such as hiatal hernia and reflux tachycardia. For more than 15 years, I have only treated patients with these chronic diseases, helping them improve their quality of life.

I will shortly explain the real causes of gastric reflux.

Before I go any further though, I have to debunk 3 false claims regarding gastric reflux and related diseases that are often heard around.

3 falsehoods about gastroesophageal reflux and related diseases

  1. Gastritis and reflux are chronic diseases that cannot be cured. This statement is false in most cases. Chronic ailments can and should be treated through effective methods.
  2. Medicines are the only solution to the problem recognized by the medical world. This statement is also false! While medicines are effective only in treating symptoms – and therefore do not cure the disease, but simply hide the physical signs (symptoms) – there are specific physiotherapy techniques that act on the causes that trigger reflux.
  3. In severe cases, in which the drugs are not working, it is advisable to resort to surgery. In fact, in addition to being invasive, surgery is not always effective.

So how can you get out of the nightmare of reflux forever?

As I mentioned at the beginning, there are physiotherapy techniques capable of treating gastric reflux and all related disorders in a non-invasive way. In fact, these pathologies are often caused by “mechanical” phenomena, that is, by an alteration of the fascial and muscular system.

The mechanical causes of gastric reflux

In practice, the diaphragm, together with the accessory inspiratory muscles (those of the chest and neck), is the major cause of the onset of reflux. When, for various reasons that we will see later, the diaphragm remains contracted, it tends to lose its dome shape and is lowered, exerting constant pressure on the underlying stomach, thus creating problems with gastric emptying. There will therefore be a slowdown in digestion with consequent fermentation of the ingested food. When foods ferment, they create air – the so-called “gastric bubble” – which, by pushing upwards to exit, stimulates the opening of the cardiac valve, making it open.

What is cardia, and what does beante mean?

The cardia is a circular muscular ring that is located between the esophagus and the stomach and opens only to allow food to pass. As digestion ferments, often caused by contracture of the diaphragm, this valve stops working properly, so it often stays “open” even when it shouldn’t. Here then we speak of “incontinent cardias” or “hypotonic” or “open”.

Cardias beante in turn generates gastric reflux: the food and acid contained in the stomach flow back into the esophagus, causing a whole series of symptoms, including an irritating cough, asthma, tachycardia, esophagitis, and retrosternal heartburn , lump in the throat, chest tightness and, in severe cases, hiatal hernia.

In a hiatal hernia, it is not only the diaphragm that shortens, but also other connected muscles and ligaments of the chest and neck. With their shortening, these muscles generate an upward traction (pulling) of the stomach causing its herniation, or the passage of a portion of it from the abdomen to the chest, through a hole in the diaphragm.

Why does the diaphragm become stiff and contracted?

Constant stress and anxiety, stiffness in the neck and chest or even physical trauma can generate a contracture of the diaphragm muscle, and therefore the onset of gastric reflux.

How to act on the causes of reflux

It is important to intervene on the factors that contribute to the onset of gastric reflux and related disorders, acting on several fronts:

  1. On a psychological level, managing and preventing the mental and emotional mechanisms that cause changes in the muscular and therefore postural system. These changes in turn affect the tightness of the cardia;
  2. At the physiotherapy level, rebalancing the mechanics of the diaphragm and all the accessory inspiratory muscles. In this way the cardia will be able to correctly exercise its action as an “anti-reflux valve”;
  3. At a food level, observing a specific diet that promotes the proper functioning of the digestive system and endocrine glands.

What is the Trabucco Method

It is a treatment path designed by me, based on my long professional experience in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and related pathologies. Unlike drugs, which act only on symptoms, this treatment program acts on the physical and emotional causes (somatopsychic causes) that cause this disease, in order to solve the root problem.

Adherence to my treatment protocol does not require you to stop any drug therapy, but over time it will allow you to gradually reduce the intake of medicines. Thanks to physiotherapy maneuvers and specific exercises to be performed at home, we will go to:

  1. Balance the (mechanical) movement of the diaphragm and all the accessory inspiratory muscles;
  2. Free the cardia from abnormal fascial tensions, thus favoring its closing capacity;
  3. Stretch the muscles of the chest and neck which, with their contracture, have favored an alteration of posture and often the rise of the stomach into the chest (hiatal hernia);
  4. Resolve or prevent the most serious diseases related to gastric reflux, such as hiatal hernia and reflux tachycardia.

The Trabucco Method therefore allows you to rebalance the altered muscles to make the cardia work again, promoting correct digestion and reducing or completely eliminating the symptoms related to reflux.

An effective cure for even the most difficult cases

Whatever the primary cause underlying reflux (stress, anxiety, metabolic problems, physical trauma, etc.), in every patient with gastric distress and / or hiatal hernia, including the most severe chronic cases, it has been shown that blockage is always present. of the diaphragm and the stiffening of the chest and neck muscles, with a consequent alteration of posture.

This is why intervening on muscle mechanics means solving the main problem underlying these pathologies.

The vague symptoms linked to reflux

My clinical experience teaches me that the vague symptoms related to reflux are many: abdominal swelling or pain, mucus, cough, frequent sore throat, tinnitus, food intolerances, allergies, lump in the throat, chest tightness … All these disorders seem disconnected between them, yet it is precisely on them that we must work to resolve gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia.

My Skills

After graduating in Physiotherapy at La Sapienza University of Rome in 2003, I chose to specialize in visceral rehabilitation and postural rehabilitation, achieving the following specializations:

Postural re-education

Fascial Manipulation

Manual Therapy-Visceral Osteopathy

Already from the degree thesis I began to be interested in Bionergetics and mindfulness and how these disciplines can support physiotherapy techniques. Precisely this holistic approach has allowed me to devise a complete and effective treatment path to treat the causes of gastroesophageal reflux and related diseases.

Trattamento Dott.ssa Imma Trabucco

What you learn with the Trabucco Method Integrated Protocol

  1. The causes of your ailment and methods to heal naturally, without drugs
  2. Physiotherapy techniques to rebalance the muscular system and posture defects that cause reflux
  3. The most suitable dietary strategy to preserve the functionality of the cardia and the muscular structure of the diaphragm
  4. Effective techniques for managing psychophysical stress and anxiety

And therefore … to free yourself from the problem of reflux, recovering your health and mental and physical well-being without the use of drugs. You’ll go back to eating all you want and having a normal life!

The Trabucco Method is NOT suitable for you if:

  • You are not ready to commit to performing the exercises daily for at least 8 weeks
  • You are unwilling to follow the guidelines provided and the indicated eating strategy, reconsidering your lifestyle and habits
  • You do not have constant access to a PC or a smartphone and a fast Internet line, necessary to access the online route in streaming mode. For security reasons, you will not be able to download the contents contained in the reserved area to your computer