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Alternative treatment for digestive disorders


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Alternative treatment is probably one of the best ways to solve problems of the digestive system. Without resorting to heavy doses of medicines, you can treat yourself with naturopathy, acupuncture and homeopathy.


Naturopathy for healing digestive disorders

Natural therapy focuses on treating the root cause of the problem. Once that has been found out, your naturotherapist will advise the best suited treatment. It works wonders GERD, peptic ulcers, diarrhoea, constipation, IBS, etc. Some options are:

For gas and bloating

  • Treat yourself with some ginger tea or chamomile tea
  • Mix a spoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink slowly
  • Soak fennel or aniseed in a glass of water overnight. Strain and drink the water for few days
  • Other types of Carminative herbs like lavender, juniper and rosemary are also effective in dispelling gas
  • Consider adding garlic while cooking


For constipation and stomach spasms  

Nature’s best cure for constipation is “Isabgul”, which is nothing by pysillium husk. You can buy in from a general store and have as per the instructions.

Antispasmodic herbs help to combat stomach spasms which essentially are yarrow, mint, wormwood, lemon balm, etc.

For acidity, heartburn and stomach acid

To get over stomach acidity and reflux problems, your therapist will plan a special diet for you which will aim at avoiding acid-causing foods. Apart from that, several herbal remedies will also be suggested. 

For example:
  • Chew some fennel or caraway (Bishop’s weed) seeds after meal
  • A certain dose of aloe vera and amla juice should be taken everyday
  • Cold milks offers relief
  • Herbal tincture of mint or peppermint or the juice of the leave relieves symptoms


Improving digestive health with probiotics

Probiotics are live bacterial cultures that help to restore the balance of microbial flora in the intestine. Various types of probiotic supplements are available and you can have them as recommended in the pack.

If you are regularly suffering from stomach infections and chronic diarrhoea then consumption of probiotics would bring about the much needed improvement in your gut health. Some natural probiotics are cultured curd, sauerkraut, cultured milk, etc.


Acupuncture for digestive disorders

Acupuncture is an established alternate treatment option for digestive system disorders. You medical health and physical contour will be evaluated before performing the therapy. It has been successful in healing IBS, Crohn’s disease, chronic constipation and diarrhoea, peptic ulcers, GERD, food allergies and many more.

Acupuncturists believe that the therapy helps in directing the digestive energy in the proper direction, it enhances absorption of nutrients, controls and induces peristalsis, and promotes gastric motility.

Studies show that people suffering from chronic pain due to IBS, Crohn’s disease, and other types of stomach infections are benefitted from acupuncture. The kind of therapy and the duration of the treatment will depend on the type of digestive disorder you are suffering from.


Homeopathy for digestive disorders

One of the most advanced alternative treatment options for digestive system disorders is homeopathy. All the remedies are scientific and have no side effects. Homeopathic medicines can solve boating, diarrhoea, stomach acids, dyspepsia, vomiting, constipation, and many more.

Your homeopathic doctor will advise you specific dosage and duration and you need to continue the treatment until you are completely healed.

Calcarea carbonica, Baryta carbonica, Alumina, Natrum carbonicum, Nux vomica, Arsenicum album, Carbo vegetabilis, etc. are some homeopathic constituents for treating complications of digestive system.

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 27, 2014

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