Would you like to learn how to treat acid reflux, Gerd and heartburn with homeopathic remedies?
Acid reflux seems to have 100 different names, 100 different medications and always seems to pop up at the worst times.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, heartburn… Gaviscon, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole, Zantac, Tums…..Just finished a nice meal… here it is! Bent down and picked something up off the floor…. Surprise! Or even just lying down…
Acid reflux is one of the most common gut complaints seen by hospital departments, something which I can definitely agree with, as I see it over and over again in my practice!
It is caused by a weak lower oesophagal sphincter ( which is like a ring of muscle), that allows the stomach contents to flow back up the oesophagus and into the gullet, the oesophagal sphincter normally acts as a one-way valve that lets food into the stomach but not back up into the oesophagus.
This is because the stomach contains hydrochloric acid which is used to help us break down food and protect against pathogens!
Therefore when the acid flows back up to the oesophagus it causes a burning sensation, whereas it does not in the stomach as the stomach has a strong lining which protects it.
This reflux of acid can lead to lots of common symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, vomiting or burning sensations. But interestingly it can also cause symptoms that my patients don't even realise are related to it.
For example, did you know that it can cause dry coughs, asthma like breathing difficulties, dental erosion, throat problems or even bad breath!
Even more interestingly for me, digestion is part of the parasympathetic nervous system ( also known as the rest and digest) which works at its optimum when the body is at REST.
This is why when our bodies are under stress and the fight or flight reflex kicks in, peristalsis is stopped, to allow our bodies to focus on what is most important at the time- historically to confront or avoid the danger!
Isn't the human body AMAZING!
This is also why you may find a loss of appetite or difficulty eating if you feel anxious or stressed. Therefore in my practice I see a lot of people that are in high-stress environments or have demanding jobs experience acid reflux.
All of this sounds very unpleasant, so I bet you're wondering… Cristina what can I do about it?
Well, the good news is that as it is such a common problem, homeopathy has a good rate of success with it!
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES TO HELP YOU TACKLE ACID REFLUX AND HEARTBURN AND ENJOY FOOD AGAIN!
I am a homeopath specializing in Skin+Immunity
Cristina Villacorta is a homeopath dedicated to helping everyone to find better health with homeopathy from her clinic and online worldwide via Zoom. She is also conducting a study in chronic recurrent illnesses in children. She writes blogs aimed for people who want to self prescribe homeopathy to improve their health. To keep up with her posts, follow Cristina on Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe to her blog.