Treating Indigestion With Homeopathy

The holiday season is when people tend to indulge at the table and one of the most common consequences of this is indigestion. An occasional bout of festivity related indigestion is not good, but it is also nothing to worry about. On the other hand, chronic indigestion, which can be exacerbated during the holidays, is serious and needs to be treated as such. If indigestion is a semi or completely permanent factor in a person’s life, it could lead to all kinds of medical complicationsif left untreated. From heartburn to ulcers and more, chronic indigestion can have a negative impact on the quality of life.

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Traditional treatment

Traditional methods of treating indigestion involve both the use of medication as well as diet control. Diet control is always a difficult issue – those with indigestion may have to give up some foods that are harmless, to those without dietary issues. Medications vary in nature from over-the-counter antacids to strong prescription drugs. The problem here is that both work only to suppress the symptoms of indigestion and do not focus on curing the cause. Suppressing the symptoms can lead to a false sense of wellbeing which can cause patients to think they have recovered while in fact, the conditions continue to deteriorate.

Homeopathic treatment

The basis of homoeopathy, which has been proven across the world to be highly effective, is that the body has hidden resources that will enable it to cure itself of illness and disease. All it needs is the right stimulation to enable it to begin the healing process. That is what homeopathy does – it uses minute doses of what causes the problem, under very controlled conditions, to enable the body to react and build up the strength to fight off the actual medical condition itself. It sounds simple but there is a great deal of very sophisticated research that has gone into developing this form of medicine. The training and rigorous standards that homeopathic doctors must undergo and adhere to, is as rigorous and rigid as that of traditional medicine.

Homeopathy offers a range of medications to treat different causes of indigestion. A few of the most common ones are:
  • Aconite: For flatulence and nausea
  • Bryonia: For sore and tender stomachs
  • Cinchona: For bloated and distended abdomens
  • Dioscorea: For severe colic and some types of diarrhea
  • Ipecac: For continuous nausea and vomiting
  • Nux Vomica: For colic and retching
  • Phosphorus: For burning abdominal pain
  • Podophyllum: For cramps and cramping pain
  • Veratrum Album: For violent cramps, vomiting and diarrhea
There are many more and these are mentioned only to provide examples of how wide the range of homeopathic medications are and how there is one for each type of indigestion. As with any form of medicine, self-treatment can be unsafe, and it is always better to consult a doctor to be given a course of treatment.

If you suffer from chronic indigestion or other digestive disorders, homeopathy offers a safe and very effective way to deal with the problem and not just suppress the symptoms. Consult a homeopathic doctor who will assess your condition and the causes of the problem and then prescribe a course of homeopathic medication that will provide you with a lasting remedy and will enable you to once again enjoy the pleasures that good food has to offer.