Acid Reflux Treatment Homeopathy in West Bloomfield Township, MI
Acid Reflux is a condition wherein acid from the stomach flows through the sphincter, back up into the esophagus. This can result in a very irritable pain in the chest, known as heartburn, and may also cause nausea, stomach pain, a sore throat, and even voice loss, known as silent reflux.
For acid reflux treatments, homeopathy is a popular option since homeopathic solutions are natural and align the body’s defenses to help it fight the problem.
Homeopathic Supplements for Acid Reflux
Several homeopathic supplements can be used to treat acid reflux.
A blend of baking soda and vitamin C is a good solution that works for many people. You can mix it into a drink at home or buy it commercially as a natural antacid.
A shot of apple cider vinegar diluted in a large glass of cold water consumed before each meal can help control acid reflux.
Pulsatilla (windflower) is a homeopathic supplement that can be helpful if heartburn occurs immediately after eating rich, fatty foods.
Ipecac is recommended for indigestion-related nausea and bloating.
Nux Vomica may be suitable when an overindulgence has caused indigestion or if heartburn comes with bloating gas, and digestive complaints.
Dietary Care for Acid Reflux
Homeopathy aims to help the body heal itself, so the start of any homeopathic acid reflux treatment should be a look at acid-causing foods in your diet. Your diet should avoid acid-forming foods and favor alkaline ones.
Some people think that acidic fruits, such as lemons and oranges, can cause heartburn. This may be true for some people, but this is more often an allergy caused by the foods not digesting correctly. Citrus fruits are alkaline-forming in the body.
An alkaline diet helps not only with acid reflux but with many other diseases, as well. For example, certain types of cancers, heart disease, and liver and kidney function all benefit from an alkaline diet.
When following an alkaline diet, avoid fats, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, red meat, dairy, and all carbonated beverages. Instead, eat fruits, berries, citrus, vegetables, nuts, almonds, avocado, and legumes. Try to cook with extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil.
Nutritional or Homeopathic Consultation for Acid Reflux
Various supplements and diets work for different people, and there is an extensive list of homeopathic remedies available. Discuss the specific cause and solution for your acid reflux with a professional homeopath or nutrition specialist. As our chiropractic care is a holistic approach to health, we have both these services available.