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Homeopathy for Gastritis

By on Mar 12, 2013

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Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The usual causes of this condition are anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Steroid medications such as prednisolone and iron supplements can also lead to gastritis. Excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, stress and a bad diet can also lead to this condition. So is there any treatments in homeopathy for gastritis?

Homeopathic remedies can help to reduce the symptoms of gastritis and help the stomach lining to heal. The following homeopathic remedies can be taken every 30mins for up to 10 doses. These remedies should be taken in the 30c potency. These remedies can be taken safely by the whole family.

Homeopathy for gastritisIf the symptoms persist after this time, please consult a qualified homeopath.  Chronic gastritis may require medical referral, as it may be a sign an underlying illness.

Nux Vomica can be taken for gastritis symptoms that are caused by over work, excessive alcohol consumption or overeating rich and spicy foods. This remedy is very effective if the symptoms are worse after eating and in the morning. The patient may be very irritable and crave stimulants and alcohol. The patient may also have heartburn, bloating and gas. This homeopathic remedy is also indicated if the patient has constipation and severe nausea and vomiting.

Lycopodium is for people who feel “slow and sluggish”. This remedy is for people who have a big appetite, but feel full and bloated after eating. The patient will have to loosen tight clothing to be more comfortable. They also usually suffer with flatulence and belching.

Carbo Veg is for patients who feel bloated and full after eating. They will feel better after belching, but digestion is generally slow. The patient will crave fresh air, and not want to be stuck indoors. The symptoms are worse for eating fats, cabbage, coffee and milk. The patient may also complain of cramping pains.

Anacardium is indicated for indigestion which comes on a few hours after eating. The patient may also have a foul taste in the mouth and the stomach can seem blocked up. This remedy is also for stomach pains that are better for eating. The symptoms are better after vomiting and worse from exposure to drafts and cold air (opposite to Carbo Veg).

Pulsatilla can be taken for indigestion that occurs a few hours after eating. A key indication for this remedy is if the symptoms continually change. The patient may also complain of feeling sick without being able to vomit. The symptoms are usually brought on by rich, fatty food.

Bryonia is a remedy for indigestion that comes on soon after eating. The patient may complain of a sharp pain and tenderness in the stomach and may also be very irritable at the time. This remedy is also indicated if the patient has a bitter taste in the mouth. The symptoms are worse for pressure, after eating and warm drinks.