The best natural treatments for gastritis starts when you know what the cause is, so you can stop contributing to it. If necessary, find (preferably natural) alternatives. Once you allow your body time to stabilise, it may heal the problem all by itself. Your body has enormous healing ability and sometimes only time, accompanied by the removal of the maintaining cause, is all that is necessary.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Why this happens is very personal to you, but some common causes include many medical drugs especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and especially over an extended period.
Other causes can come from:
- surgery, especially banding or reconstructing the digestive tract
- autoimmune diseases
- helicobacter pylori
You may experience pain or discomfort, indigestion, bloating. gas, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite and unexplained weight loss. However all these may also be symptoms of other digestive disorders.
It is useful to know that a diagnosis of a condition is only useful if you are receiving medical treatment. It has little or no meaning to a homeopath, who relies on your personal symptoms to work out your best treatment.
Helicobacter pylori is present in the stomachs of around half the population of the world. It, along with gastritis, often has none or only mild symptoms. They have no adverse effects for most people so medical treatment for these stand alone conditions may be more damaging than the problem.
However, when gastritis occurs with severe discomfort or pain or when it accompanies other problems such as stress or autoimmune diseases, then clearly some help is required. Then your search for treatments for gastritis should include your overall health.
This is where homeopathy excels. When looking for your best homeopathic treatment, your overall picture is taken into consideration. For example, a homeopath wants to know:
- how you handle stress
- what stresses you, what it means for you
- when your autoimmune disease started
- what was happening in your life prior to its onset
- what your current treatment is
- which symptom is the most debilitating
- if there is a worsening or improvement of the symptoms (even small or temporary) at a particular time of day, from temperature, for particular food, etc
Not everyone reacts in the same way. If fact, I suggest no-one does.
Life and health are complicated. There is no such thing as a quick fix without taking into consideration your personal slant on them. Everyone is different with different things having different effects. Homeopaths don’t try to neutralise reflux or get rid of bacteria. The aim is to improve the immune system of the person, not kill off the messenger. The body does the rest.
Finding the best treatments for gastritis is very individual. Without doubt, the prescription of good homeopathic treatment offers you the best prognosis for your short and long term recovery.