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 located below the liver and rests on top of the first portion of the small intestine which in turn is suspended partly by the ligament of Treitz and partly by the peritoneal wall it is embedded in.
When the gallbladder becomes inflamed and irritated it has a structural impact and (of course) an emotional impact as well because it is 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. Elevating the right hip rotates the pelvis relative to the spine and 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!