Studies have shown that around 25% of the total population in western industrialized countries regularly suffer from heartburn or acid reflux. Heartburn is the name given to the burning pain that comes from the upper abdomen and can even radiate to the neck and throat. Homeopathic remedies are helpful for pain relief, but heartburn should be checked out medically as it may be caused by a serious medical condition.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for heartburn/acid regurgitation that best suits your situation.
feeling of fullness and severe heartburn after only a few bites, often also flatulence.
Heartburn and colic in the upper right abdomen. Pain that extends to the right shoulder blade, with nausea and a feeling of fullness.
sensitive to acid generally, with burning pain in stomach and flatus. Patient has great craving for cold drinks, which is vomited up as soon as warmed in stomach.
After drinking tea or coffee, but also after tobacco.
Heartburn in connection with great hunger, thirst for cold drinks and a lot of salty-tasting saliva. The oral mucosa burns and is sore. Violent vomiting and retching.
Belching caused by nervousness and excitement. Usually with a craving for sweet foods and sugar, which is not tolerated.
Heartburn with frequent belching and cramping pains and with severe flatulence. Patient has an aversion to meat and fat and has a great need for fresh air.
acid eructations, especially violent after milk and bread, but also in the morning when sober and after every drink. Patient generally has too much stomach acid.
bitter and sour belching 1 to 2 hours after overeating, smoking, or drinking too much alcohol. Coffee makes you feel worse
Hot and sour eructations, with constant nausea, relieved by food or coffee.
Bitter and sour eructations and weak digestion. Aversion and intolerance to milk. In the afternoon at 5 p.m. ravenously hungry.
Causes of heartburn
Most heartburn is caused by stomach acid leaking back into the esophagus. The stomach acid is extremely acidic so that it can kill any germs that have been ingested through food. If this very acidic gastric juice even penetrates into the mouth, this is referred to as acid regurgitation.
Further tips and information on treatment
Since heartburn often occurs after consuming spicy and fatty foods, as well as after consuming coffee, alcohol and nicotine, the most important prevention tip is to avoid these stimulants. Raw sauerkraut, salt water and milk, which is drunk in small sips, can also help. There are also medications that can stop the burning pain and provide temporary relief.