Here's why it works: The gallbladder is in the center of the body, tucked beneath the right ribs and slightly to the right of your midline. Attacks are brought on by multiple triggers (genetics, food sensitivities, sex, age, the hormone fluctuations of menopause to name a few). The gallbladder is suspended from the liver and rests on top of the duodenum (the first portion of the small intestine, where the most nutrition absorption happens). The duodenum in turn is suspended partly by the ligament of Treitz and partly by the peritoneal wall it is embedded in; the duodenum is both retroperiteneal and intraperitoneal. When the gallbladder becomes inflamed and irritated it has an impact therefore that is both structural, hormonal and all-over miserable-making. By elevating the hips on the blanket, the dragging weight of the internal organs will be reversed. They will slightly slide up in the body instead of pulling down on the suspensory structures of the gallbladder, duodenum and liver. Rotating the pelvis on spine contributes to the long diagonal-line opening of right-wrist-to-opposite-knee, unloading the gallbladder and allowing the diaphragm to move freely without pain. At least it did for me. Please leave a comment and let me know how it works for you!