The natural treatment for heartburn offers you the most effective way to eliminate this potentially troublesome problem. However, like everything else, it’s always best to know what causes it. Then you can take proactive measures and quite possibly avoid any treatment.
What is heartburn? Also known as acid reflux, it occurs when a little of the acid in the stomach along some of the contents, are pushed up the oesophagus towards the mouth. The oesophagus is not meant to handle stomach acid, hence the feeling of burning, which is normally felt in the chest. Sometimes, you also have an unpleasant bitter taste in the mouth. Pain can vary in intensity.
Another name for this is gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
Heartburn is a very common problem and over the counter heartburn medication is one of the most common drugs used. But this medical treatment for heartburn can create havoc in your body as it doesn’t deal with the cause. Instead it reduces the amount of stomach acid. According to recent research, the PPIs can lead to chronic kidney disease, heart attacks, a higher risk of bone fractures and reduces nutrient absorption.
Reducing stomach acid doesn’t make sense to me as the amount of acid isn’t the problem. It’s the fact that it is being directed in the wrong direction that is the problem. In other words the sphincter, the valve at the base of the oesophagus, is not closing properly.
Heartburn doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. It is an expression of your body telling you it is having trouble remaining healthy. You can ignore the signs and take suppressive medication, which will lead you down a slippery slope. Or you can take note of your body’s innate wisdom and decide to be proactive.
Any health problem shows that your immune system is failing to do its job properly. Your priority should be to restore your immunity to how it should be. Then keep it there.
So what are some of the causes of heartburn? Anything that suppresses your symptoms can lead to any form of illness depending on your susceptibility and sensitivity. Taking medicines does this. Aspirin and ibuprofen in particular are well known for causing or exacerbating heartburn, as are others.
Others causes can be obesity, smoking and excess alcohol. Obviously none of these are healthy in any way.
Any extra stress on the body, such as pregnancy, can also stimulate latent or dormant problems, heartburn being just one.
The fact that this can occur in over weight people shows that the cause can be a poor diet. A poor diet can contribute to two of the major problems in bad health – toxicity and malnutrition. Why malnutrition? Because a poor diet will never provide the body with the necessary nutrients to be healthy, so you will be forever hungry.
The best heartburn treatment starts, not by examining your stomach acid levels or your stomach valve efficiency or even what foods typically give you heartburn. Instead, it starts by scutinising your habits and when they started.
Poor eating habits can come from poor parenting, but can also come as a measure of coping with an emotional upset. Smoking is rarely a habit unless it helps you cope with something that is too painful to face. The same with over drinking.
If you are taking regular medication, there is something going on in your body that shows an imbalance.
All this may be too difficult to manage easily yourself, without any help.
Any truly holistic and natural treatment for heartburn is likely to go far deeper than what you may consider to be a minor affliction. In reality, it isn’t minor. It can lead to major complications later on if not treated holistically.
Homeopathic treatment offers you the most effective, as well as the fastest way, to resolve any health issue, whether it comes from purely physical causes, or deeper emotional causes. Don’t treat your heartburn lightly. Take it as a call for help from your body and address the cause – with homeopathic help.
Don’t go for instant relief. Take a considered approach.