Homeopathic Treatments for Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux is a condition that affects most people at least once in their lifetime, but many people have chronic acid reflux issues. Reflux is caused a malfunction in the part of the esophagus that keeps acid in the stomach, and keeps it from traveling upward toward the chest; this part is called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES).  When the LES malfunctions, acid makes its way up the esophagus and causes burning, gassiness, and chest pain that some people mistake for a heart attack.



While there are medications available for treatment of reflux, there are other options which treat the underlying causes rather than just the symptoms.  Acid reflux may be caused from a medical condition such as pregnancy, a hiatal hernia, or obesity; it could also be from lifestyle choices such as poor diet, smoking, laying down directly after eating, and over-eating.


Change of diet is one of the most effective treatments for acid reflux.  Cutting out foods that can contribute to acid production such as citrus, caffeine, carbonated drinks, chocolate, spicy foods, and fried foods, is recommended by physicians.  Some fans of homeopathic treatment also claim a raw diet helps, due to the presence of digestive enzymes that are not present in cooked foods. For those considering a significant change in eating habits, consulting a nutritionist may be wise to help set goals, develop a plan, and have some guidance.

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Another homeopathic acid reflux remedy is to drink water mixed with natural substances that are known for their healing qualities, as well as decreased acid production.  Apple cider vinegar mixed with water is recommended before each meal to assist with digestion; baking soda mixed with water is effective as well if it is still fizzing, though a physician should be consulted prior to using this method due to the possibility of increasing blood pressure.

Physiological Manipulation

While it does not involve ingesting any natural remedies, physiological manipulation can assist in treating acid reflux as well.  For those with a hiatal hernia, the hernia can be manipulated by a professional and pushed back into the body which will decrease reflux symptoms.  A spinal adjustment can be beneficial as well, as it helps to stretch out and relax the entire body which decreases acid-producing stress levels.


Other natural options for treatment of acid reflux are exercise and smoking cessation.  Exercise reduces stress levels and strengthens both body and mind, which will reduce the presence and symptoms of acid reflux.  Smoking cessation may seem like something that would increase stress levels, though overall quitting will strengthen the LES and stomach and esophageal muscles in general, as well as repair the mucous membranes in the stomach, which will, in turn, prevent reflux from occurring.

Final Thought

For those looking for acid reflux remedies, homeopathic treatment is a good place to start before depending on potentially harmful medications.

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Kevin Moore

Hi, my name is Kevin Moore. I was born in San Diego, CA and studied at the University of San Diego. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with interested people and have years of experience in the field of business, health . information technology.

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