Aromatherapy Treatment for Acidity and Heartburn
Using hot or warm compresses over the abdomen with up to 10 drops of oils such as Chamomile or Lavender in small bowl of water can give relief from the inflammation and spasm that accompany excess acidity These oil diluted at 2 per cent in a base oil, can also be gently massaged in to the abdomen if the discomfort is not too great.
Herbalism Treatment for Acidity and Heartburn
Digestive disturbances generally respond very well indeed to herbal treatment and acid dyspepsia can be improved cosderably. For a temporary problem choose from the suggested herbs and use as warm teas. for repeated acid/ heartburn symptoms use stronger as infusions or as otherwise directed .Chamomile:
(Chamomilla recutita): a relaxant and anti inflammatory remedy that helps the whole digestive tract if acid symptoms are related to stress and/ or over eating of rich foods this of rich foods this .
When excess acid leaks back up into the gullet this inflames and irritates the lining of the esophagus and the feeling of heartburn is produced.Takning antacid blest regularly may not only mask underlying problem but can also be counter- productive as the stomach tries to compensate by crating more acid . Herb makes an excellent choice Lemon Balm (Melisa officinalis) another excellent herb where the condition is cause by stress if available use the fresh leaves for a much finer flavour. Meadowsweet ('Filipendula Ulimaroa) although chemically related to aspirin to aspirin meadowsweet soothing for an inflamed stomach (but may need to be avoided if there is a hypersensitivity to salicylate such as aspirin) and reduces acidity. Slipper Elm (Ulmus fulva), this is highly soothing to the inflamed gullet or stomach and may be taken before meals either as tablets or bymixing5 ml(1tsp ) of the pure powder in a little warm water- it lives up to its name as it goes down coating and soothing the membranes.
Homeopathy Treatment for Acidity and Heartburn
As usual individual characteristics will determine proper prescribing of remedies but initially choose from Cargo veg: for a burning feeling in the stomach and acid reflux with water brash (gas being brought up into the mouth with acidic fluid) and sometimes nausea symptoms often caused by over-eating or drinking. Lycopodium: for definite heartburn much wind and a feeling of fullness after only a little food. Nux vomica: when taken too much rich food alcohol and coffee leading to nausea and acidity but also an empty hungry feeling in the stomach.
Naturopathy Treatment for Acidity and Heartburn
Often a glass of milk is suggested as a temporary measure to neutralize the acid. This is not always suitable and, and certainly not on a regular basis as dairy produce can create its own digestive problems, It maybe helpful to avoid solids fo up to24 hours after a bad bout of acid heart burn. Using a hot compress over the abdomen can relieve pains. Avoid coffee, alcohol tobacco, chocolate pastries or spicy foods forat least a couple of days, and if prone to this complaint then try to slowly cut them out.