Acupuncture Can Cure Long Term Gastritis Symptoms

Acupuncture in Orlando for the treatment of gastritis deals with the treatment of inflammation and irritation of the lining of the stomach that damages the wall. Some people with gastritis are asymptomatic while others experience symptoms that can include black stools, vomiting, weight loss, hiccups, unexpected fullness after eating, belching, a burning sensation in the stomach, severe stomach pain, and nausea.

There are two kind of gastritis: acute (this arises suddenly) and chronic (developing over time). Causal factors for gastritis include:

• Certain cancer treatments
• Longstanding use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
• Cigarette smoking
• Excessive alcohol consumption
• Auto-immune dysfunction
• Extreme stress
• Pernicious anemia (anemia in which Vitamin B12 is not properly absorbed)
• Backflow of bile into the abdomen (Bile reflux)
• Fungus
• Parasite
• Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria

Gastritis usually resolves on its own so treatment is not always necessary. Medical intervention can address the illness rapidly when the underlying cause is a bacterial infection.

Treatments to address gastritis symptoms due to irritants start with the avoidance of irritating foods, temporary regular intake, a proton pump inhibitor, and/or H2 blocker (histamine 2 receptor antagonist).

Treatment of symptoms emanating from more complex causes usually only targets the symptoms and not the cause. Gastritis can result in the ulceration or even perforation of the abdominal lining if it’s inadequately treated.

Gastritis Acupuncture Treatment

According to Western medicine research, acupuncture was been proven to work for chronic atrophic gastritis marked by the slow damage of the mucosal lining of the abdomen, where standard treatment has failed.

A stress component usually figures in the rise of less extreme conditions. This is also effectively addressed with acupuncture treatment.

Another positive result of acupuncture treatment is enhanced immune function. This is important when a virus, fungus, or bacteria is involved.

The digestive system’s other components are also seen to improve with acupuncture treatments, providing both causative and symptomatic cure.

Acupuncture Can Help Resolve Gastritis Symptoms

The inflammation of the gastric mucosa results in a condition known as gastritis. More specifically, the condition comes about when the stomach has too much gastric acid content in it which damages the protective layer of the stomach. The damage to the mucosal cells causes the inflammation resulting in the inflammatory reaction.

Gastritis may also be caused by mental stress. The condition usually heals without any permanent damage to the stomach, although on rare occasions, it can result in stomach ulcers or complicate into gastrointestinal perforation or bleeding. Stomach ulcers can be a potentially huge problem as it can degrade and result in stomach cancer.

Gastritis has basically two forms:  acute gastritis and chronic gastritis.

Acute gastritis is a stomach mucosal inflammation condition that develops all of a sudden. Symptoms of this include extreme pain in the stomach area, vomiting, and nausea.

Chronic gastritis develops over an extended amount of time leading to signs and symptoms that include belching or bloating after preparing food, gas, and non-specified stomach pain.

For chronic gastritis, a Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection is the most common culprit although the condition may be triggered by too much nicotine, medications, and alcohol use.

Diagnosing Gastritis

One of the most important tools to diagnose gastritis is by a gastroscopic examination. This examination entails the taking of tissue samples to make sure that an ulcer gastric cancer can be ruled out.

Treating gastritis

Gastritis pain can be immediately reduced by avoiding spicy and heavy foods as well as coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol.

Western modes of treat usually involve medications including antacids (acid blockers) and drugs that lower acid production in the stomach (proton pump inhibitors).

Naturopathy Helps Treat Gastritis:

Healing Clay – relieves inflammation and helps detoxify the body
Fennel – has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties
Zinc – speeds up the healing process
Basenkur – restores acid-base balance in the stomach

Spices and Teas for gastritis:

Ginger – possesses anti-inflammatory effects
Turmeric – contains berberine which acts like an antibiotic
Chamomile tea – has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antispasmodic properties

Homeopathy for gastritis:

Phosphorus –nausea reliever
Nux Vomica – treats weakness and the burning emptiness in the stomach
Pulsatilla – clears heat, resolves constipation
Silver nitrate – treats diarrhea, bad taste in the mouth, and nausea after eating cold food
Ignatia – relieves cramping and nervous bloating
Colloidal Silver – kills the Helicobacter pylori bacteria and other pathogens

TCM helps with gastritis:

Stomach pain, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is usually connected to stagnation of qi although fire can also be another reason for the stagnation. Acupuncture can help to unclog the liver qi obstruction. Chinese herbal formulas that possess anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities can also be considered in the treatment.