Natural Remedies For Over 200 Illnesses

Gastritis

Overview

Gastritis is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the stomach and/or the intestines. It can also be referred to as gastroenteritis or stomach and/or intestinal (peptic) ulcer, and is one of the most common types of gastrointestinal disorders.

Types of Gastritis

There are two primary forms of gastritis-bacterial and viral gastritis. Bacterial gastritis, as its name implies, is caused by bacterial infections in the stomach and/or intestines. The bacterial that is most commonly associated with cases of bacterial gastritis is Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which accounts for approximately 93 per cent of all bacterial gastritis cases. Bacterial gastritis tends to be chronic in nature, with symptoms that flare up, then temporarily lessen or subside, before they flare up again.

Viral gastritis, also known as “stomach flu,” is caused by viral infections. Unlike bacterial gastritis, cases of viral gastritis tend to be acute, with symptoms that are more pronounced yet apt to abate much sooner than those of bacterial gastritis once the viral infection has run its course.

A third type of gastritis, known as iatrogenic gastritis, is caused by various medications, especially aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as steroids.

The primary symptom of all forms of gastritis is a burning sensation in the upper abdomen that is most pronounced on an empty stomach or about an hour after eating, and can also flare up during the night. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, as well as fluctuations in appetite.

In addition to bacterial and viral infections, gastritis can also be caused by poor diet, food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, alcohol, smoking, and chronic stress. As mentioned above, various commonly used medications can also cause gastritis, especially NSAIDs. In addition to aspirin, other NSAIDs that are linked to gastritis include Advil, Clinoril, Feldene, Ibuprofen, Nalfon, Nuprin, Orudis, Oruvail, Relafen, and Tolectin. In severe cases of gastritis, internal bleeding can occur due to thinning of the lining of the stomach and/or intestines.

Caution: If you experience internal bleeding and/or experience blood in your stool, seek immediate professional medical attention.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here 

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

Detox

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.   It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

  • To relieve inflammation of the GI track, consider administering an enema two to five times a week containing butyric acid. (Add one tablespoon of butyric acid to one quart of warm water.) Butyric acid helps to heal inflammation of the intestinal walls.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.realwater.com , or you can buy a Kangen Unit  – link to buyer?
  • Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. http://shoppingcartpurehealthysystems.com/?Click=4464

Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitionerhere.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/

Because what we eat plays such a key role in the curing and prevention of Gastritis, we have included this expanded article outlining the Natural CuresHealing Food Plan, which can be printed out for your easy reference.

Changing your diet

Choosing to upgrade to a healthier diet is one of the most life enhancing decisions you can make, and one that in this day and age is essential to both prevent and reverse illness. This means choosing to eat a selection of foods aimed specifically at healing and avoiding those foods that can undermine your healing process or cause stress to your digestive system. Natural healing foods taste delicious, and have a higher level of nutrients and vibration than the typical meal eaten on the SAD diet, the standard American diet.

Give it time
During the first month or two, allow for a gradual transition from your usual way of eating, to an organic whole foods plan. Be gentle, yet ruthless with yourself, realizing that what you eat has a significant effect on your energy levels, your overall health, and your ability to heal.

What to Eat

Vegetables
Eat the freshest organic fruits and vegetables available, with a strong emphasis on steamed, raw, or juiced dark leafy greens such as kale, collards, chard, bok choy, spinach, and other regional greens. Choose from a broad range of vegetables, rotating your selection and experimenting with a wide variety of fresh seasonal produce. Broccoli, squash, tomatoes and avocados are great staples. Use lettuces of every color and shape to create salads of great variety and diversity. Eat as many raw and lightly steamed vegetables and fresh salads as you can digest.

Note: With digestive issues such as Gastritis, pureed vegetables could be an excellent option for you. Eating blended foods is less work for the system because the food is already partially broken down. Although it is unnecessary to chew blended food, it is still important to move each bite of food around in your mouth before swallowing to activate saliva’s role in digestion.

Proteins
Enjoy a fist-sized serving of protein per meal, which translates to approximately 2-6 oz of preferably organic protein. Non-vegetarians may choose from free-range poultry, preferably turkey, wild-caught fish that are low in mercury, and the meats of bison, lamb, and cow. Depending on your individual needs, consider limiting your intake of organic red meat to one serving every four days. It is very important to only consume red meat that is organic, due to the toxic build up stored in the fat of flesh. Fish such as blue fish, cod, Greenland halibut, mackerel, and wild caught salmon are excellent sources of both healthy protein and fats. Avoid the following: farm-raised salmon, because of the antibiotics and food dyes they contain; tuna, which is high in mercury; and shellfish, which contain a high degree of contaminants.

Excellent organic vegetarian protein sources include free range eggs, tempeh, occasional tofu, legumes and beans, especially red lentils, French green lentils, and black, aduki and mung beans. When preparing beans for best flavor and easy digestion, we recommend soaking overnight in purified water, draining and then rinsing the beans before cooking. Handful sized servings of soaked and rinsed nuts and seeds, such as hemp, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are especially beneficial. Flax seeds make great additions to smoothies, and also can be ground and dehydrated, or low-heat baked, into delicious crackers.

Complex Carbohydrates
For sustained energy, eat complex carbohydrates in the form of legumes, red potatoes, squash, yams, and whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat or millet. We suggest limiting your overall carbohydrate intake to 30 percent or less of the foods you eat at each meal. This means increasing your vegetables and protein quantities if necessary, to balance out the complex carbohydrates.

How to prepare and season your food

Steam vegetables in purified water until slightly tender, or lightly sauté in coconut oil, or water and shoyu. Enjoy homemade soups, and try pressure cooking for speed and nutrient retention, especially when experimenting with legumes and beans.

Season veggies and whole cooked grains with fresh and dried herbs, sea salt, or organic soy sauce, also known as shoyu or the wheat-free version, called tamari. Sea Salt is an important addition to the diet, and should replace commercial or refined table salt. Additional seasonings include a wide variety of fresh or dried herbs, gomasio, powdered or chopped sea vegetables, such as dulse, as well as many other interesting powders and condiments found on health food store shelves. Garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, chili peppers, and onions can be enjoyed regularly for their great flavor and immune-boosting properties.

The preferred oil for cooking and/or baking is raw, organic coconut oil.  Extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil, or hemp seed oil can be drizzled on steamed vegetables, cooked whole grains, and used as the base for homemade salad dressings. Many health stores carry a raw nut butter called tahini, which is made up of pureed sesame seeds; tahini is a delicious healthy plant fat, and makes a great base for salad dressings, dips or spreads. Sprinkle black pepper and ginger on your food to aid digestion.

Nutritional Boosts

Live Cultured Foods
Live cultured foods are a delicious and valuable addition to your diet. Eat raw, live cultured vegetables such as unpasteurized sauerkraut, kim chi, as well as cultured dairy products such as yogurt and kefir. Be sure to choose organic dairy products, and choose raw dairy whenever possible. (Look for the soon to be completed recipes for Kefir and yogurt making.)

Vegetable Juices
Freshly made vegetable juices add a powerful nutritional boost to your food plan. Juice made from a wide variety of seasonal vegetables are delicious, and essential to healing, and a great preventative tool when used as an ongoing supplement to any diet. See recipe section for ideas.

Sea Vegetables, Asian Foods and Broths
Asian foods such as miso, ume plum, and a wide array of sea vegetables are fantastic nutrient rich foods. Sea Vegetables vary in flavor and texture, making them fun to experiment with; they also offer an abundance of natural iodine, which is of the utmost of importance to support our glandular systems, especially the thyroid. Miso makes a delicious flavoring in salad dressings, dips, sauces, spreads, and as the classic, miso soup.

Healing broths are packed with delicious live giving minerals and can be sipped like tea or eaten as soup. Make your own delicious vegetable broth simply by cooking down an abundance of fresh organic vegetables in purified water. Miso soup, strained vegetable broth, broths from the seaweeds wakame, hijiki, andkombu, as well as fish and meat broths, are healing and easy to digest, making them especially valuable for any digestive problems.

Water
Throughout the day, drink plenty of pure, filtered water; drink at least half an ounce of water for every pound you weigh. Avoid drinking – as well as bathing, and showering in – unfiltered tap water, as tap water contains heavy metals and pesticide residues that can settle in high concentrations in our organs.

Allergy Testing

Undergo testing for potential food allergies and sensitivities, and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Common allergy-causing foods include milk and all dairy products, soy, chocolate, corn, and wheat products. Consider a rotation diet or elimination diet in order to further reduce the likelihood of food allergies, especially if you cannot get tested right away.

What to Avoid

Refined Sugar and Flour, Artificial Food, Soy Foods
Eliminate all refined sugar and sugar products, along with empty carbohydrate foods such as commercial white flour, found in white breads, bagels, muffins, pastries, cookies and pastas. Also consider omitting whole grain wheat and wheat byproducts from your diet for several months. Wheat is a highly allergic food, and can be the root cause of a wide variety of digestive troubles. As the weeks go by, notice if you feel better; if yes, consider eliminating wheat for a year, giving your aggravated digestion a long deserved break. Choosing alternatives such as spelt, kamut, and rye will give your body a rest from a lifetime of eating wheat and can offer a major energy boost.

Choose to eat a minimum of processed soy products. By far, the best of all soy foods are fresh or frozen edame and tempeh, a fermented soy product that is less processed and easier to digest than other soy products. Stop eating all “junk” and commercially processed foods, as well as all foods containing artificial ingredients, additives, colorings, flavorings, and preservatives (such as carrageenan, BHA, BHT, sodium nitrite, sulfites, saccharin, aspartame, and cyclamates).

Inorganic Dairy, Excess Caffeine or Alcohol, Hydrogenated Fats
Stay clear of inorganic milk and dairy products, including yogurt and cheese. If consuming dairy, always choose organic dairy products and if available, raw organic dairy products. Toxins are stored in fats, so choosing organic is especially important in the case of dairy and meat.

Minimize your intake of coffee and other caffeine based products, such as soda and soft drinks spiked with caffeine. Avoid commercial non-herbal teas, and excess alcohol. Do not eat saturated, trans-, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated fats and oils. Margarine and shortening are made from these and are to be eliminated.

To minimize symptoms of gastritis, eat small meals or snacks throughout the day, rather than following the traditional three large meals per day routine.

For some plagued with Gastritis, a raw food diet could be extremely beneficial; for others, raw food may not be the best choice. Each person responds differently based on their individual chemistry and the depth of the condition being healed. To learn more, read about the at-home hydrotherapy treatments.  Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

Quick Action Plan for Gastritis

1. Avoid all sugars, refined flour products, and carbohydrates, milk and dairy products, processed foods that contain preservatives and artificial sweeteners, alcohol, hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils, as well as foods that are common allergens.

2. Emphasize organic, fresh vegetables and non-citrus fruits, organic grains, as well as organic, free-range meats and poultry and wild-caught fish.

3. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.

4. Miso soup and strained vegetable broth, made from cooking down a variety of organic vegetables, are healing and easy to digest, making them especially valuable for any digestive problems.

5. Certain herbs have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help repair the lining of the stomach and intestines.  The best herbs for this are Echinacea and goldenseal, aloe vera, cayenne pepper, chamomile, licorice root, and slippery elm.

6. Soothing baths two to five nights a week can help to relieve symptoms of gastritis.

7. Therapeutic juices include raw cabbage juice by itself, or mixed with either carrot or celery juice; raw potato juice; wheatgrass juice; carrot, spinach juice; carrot juice; carrot, beet cucumber.

8. If you smoke, stop, and avoid exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke.

9. Learn how to effectively cope with and manage stress; deep breathing, meditation, Qi Gong and other calming and grounding movement techniques are very supportive.

10. If you are currently taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, consider replacing them with safer, more effective natural remedies.

11. Nutritional supplements include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, and zinc, taken with a multivitamin/multimineral formula. Essential fatty acids, especial omega-3 oils, are also recommended, as are bismuth and the amino acid L-glutamine.

12. Allow yourself to receive emotional support to help you embrace some of the common underlying issues identified with Gastritis, such as abandonment, anger, disappointment and rage, which often settle in the gut. Seek out a therapist or other skilled practitioner that can guide you through emotional healing work.

Supplements:

Useful nutritional supplements include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, and zinc, taken with a multivitamin/multi-mineral formula. Essential fatty acids, especial omega-3 oils, are also recommended, as are bismuth and the amino acid L-glutamine.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this   illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
  • Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
  • . Find out more by clicking here.
  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here (link) or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Try Alphabiotics – a stress relieving treatment alphabioticinfo.com/Home.aspx see article section for more information on this.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results.  Find a local practitioner here (link) or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful and has achieved some astonishing results in getting to the root of stomach disorders and really healing from within.  It gives the sufferer the feeling that they have overcome the problem themselves and has therefore been found to be very empowering.    Find a practitioner here.
  • Learn to love yourself and stop berating yourself.  What you say to yourself is what you are or what you become.  Watch mindfulness films such as What the Bleep Do We Know www.whatthebleep.com and You Can Heal Your Lifewww.youcanhealyourlifemovie.com and start using powerful positive affirmations such as “I take loving care of my body” and “I am ready to change” Say the phrase over and over again until you start to believe them.  Never underestimate the power of your mind.
  • Meditate and allow yourself to be still.  This may be really difficult for you at first but stick with it building up your time slowly.  Often people create an eating disorder in order to fill a void, to stop them from thinking and feeling, and to give them something to focus on.  Try guided meditations to help you to relax and let go of negative programming.

Stress Management

Learning how to reduce and properly manage stress is essential for helping to protect against gastritis. Stress reduction techniques are also very helpful for dealing with emotions such as anger, depression, and hopelessness that can exacerbate symptoms. Holistic health practitioners help their patients accomplish stress reduction through the use of various mind/body medicine techniques, such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and relaxation exercises. Meditation is another form of stress management that can be highly effective. There are many ways to meditate. One of the easiest is simply to sit comfortably in a chair with your eyes closed as you focus on your breathing. Do this for five to ten minutes twice a day and gradually extend each session 20-30 minutes. To enhance your efforts, concentrate on mentally repeating a peaceful phrase each time that you inhale and exhale, allowing all other thoughts to arise and pass without becoming involved in them. At first, this may seem difficult, but with committed practice you will eventually find yourself able to do so while experiencing greater degrees of calm and peace.

Ayurvedic Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner but in Ayurveda, treatment depends on body type, and different food dressings are recommended for different body types. According to Dr Virender Sodhi MD (Ayurveda) ND, Director of the Ayurveda and Naturopathic Clinic in Bellevue, Washington,: “many people have low hydrochloric aicd.” He recommends half a lemon squeezed into half a cup of water, 10 to 15 minutes before meals to stimulate gastric juices. Ginger tea or ginger added to the lemon is also beneficial and Trikata, a mixture of Indian long pepper, black pepper and ginger can be taken as well – an effective does is half a teaspoon before meals. He also recommends meditation with the type varying depending on the person’s body type. Kapha types for example, are smell and taste orientated and should use incense or flowers.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who may wish to discuss the following remedies which have proven beneficial effects:

1. Astragalus root, Codonopsis root (a type of ginseng) and Atractylodis root.
These three herbs are tonics to the digestive organs, which mean they strengthen their function. Codonopsis, like all ginsengs, has a very strong affinity for the digestive organs, and has a slightly warming effect. Astragalus, which is a great immune system enhancer, also has a very specific function of “lifting” the body’s energy. This is especially beneficial in the case of chronic diarrhoea, especially accompanied by fatigue.

2. Angelica/Dang gui root and White paeony root
These ingredients are blood tonics, which are of great importance in cases with bleeding ulcerations and when anaemia becomes a real possibility. Additionally, Peony root has a strong anti-cramping and anti-diarrhoea action.

3. Aucklandia root, Corydalis root
These herbs normalize the movement of energy in the abdominal area. Pain, spasms and excessive urges to defecate indicate the Qi is moving in fits and starts, erratically, instead of the normal and predictable peristalsis of the intestines. The aromatic and acrid nature of these herbs regulate this process.

4. Ume plums, Catechu resin
These sour and astringent substances are used to restore and heal the mucosal linings of the GI tract, and close non-healing sores. Ume plum has powerful anti-allergic properties. Even if you did not start out with food allergies, the chronic inflammation can impair absorption and assimilation, and many foods can become irritants.

5. Coptis root, Pulsatilla root
These are very bitter, strongly detoxifying and drying herbs, necessary when there is a great deal of mucous, fever or infection or when there is a burning sensation when passing stools.. They have a broad antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, and are generally used for a short time to subdue a severe and acute flare of symptoms.

6. Roasted Ginger root and Licorice root
Ginger aids digestion by warming the digestive system, which in TCM is thought of as an oven that must be kept stoked with slightly warming, cooked foods. Additionally, roasting the ginger gives it an extra ability to stop diarrhoea. Licorice root is one of the most fascinating herbs of TCM. It has many unique properties and thus figures prominently in most prescriptions. Firstly, it strongly clears fire poison (toxins), which means it has a strong antiviral and anti-inflammatory effect. This also enables it to help with symptoms of withdrawal from steroids. What is unusual is that such a strongly detoxifying herb possesses such a sweet taste, many times sweeter than sugar. Usually, it is the very bitter herbs such as dandelion and goldenseal that commonly possess such qualities. However, it is precisely licorice’s sweet flavour that enables it to act as a tonic and harmonizer at the same time that it detoxifies. Tonics strengthen, and they are mostly sweet in flavour. Harmonizing means that licorice is able to bring together the different actions of the herbs in any given formula, so that they work together to subdue all of the elements of the disease. And finally, licorice root has a slippery, mucilaginous quality which can protect the stomach from the bitter herbs and their drying properties.

  • Acupuncture – There is little doubt that acupuncture is an excellent therapy for people suffering from gastritis, colitis and Crohn’s disease. In 1979 the World Health organization listed 40 major diseases that could find relief by acupuncture treatment: diseases of the intestinal tract were included in that list. This is not surprising since acupuncture works through the nervous system and energy channels in the body. It has also been shown to boost the immune system, calm the nervous system, and cause the brain to release endorphins and encephalins (natural pain killers). It has also been established that all psycho-physiological health problems (of which gastritis, colitis and Crohn’s disease are included) are particularly suitable for acupuncture treatment.
  • Acupressure

Aromatherapy

The essential oils of chamomile and geranium can help to relieve  symptoms. Lemon oil can also be used. Also consider:

  • Aniseed, Anise Star, Basil, Fennel, Peppermint, Marjoram, Rosemary, Melissa – good for cramps
  • Nutmeg, Peppermint, Cardamon, Juniper, Nutmeg – good for colic

For a massage, add between two and five drops of a maximum combination of three oils to 25ml of  a carrier oil, or drop the oils into a warm bath.

Homeopathic Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who can prescribe a remedy according to your individual symptoms but the following are often used: Aloe, Allumium sativa, Arsen. Alb., Belladonna, Cantharis, Colchicum, Merc. Sol.,and Nux vomica.

Herbs

Useful herbs for the treatment of gastritis include:

  • Asparagus (Asparagus racemosa) Asparagus is known to be an antispasmodic. It reduces the fire in the stomach. The root of the asparagus is effective in reducing the hyperacidity of the digestive system.
  • Bitter Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) The tea of the bitter chamomile is effective in allaying the gastritis that is caused due to tensions and worries.
  • Cardamom (Elattaria cardamomum) Cardamom has soothing effects on the stomach. It is especially beneficial if the gastritis causes heartburn.
  • Fennel (Fenneliculum vulgare) Fennel is used as a digestive traditionally by Indians. After each meal, there is a tradition of chewing some seeds of fennel. Fennel soothes the stomach, facilitates digestion, reduces flatulence and relieves the stomach of excess acidity.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) The extract of ginger is effective in treating the acid dyspepsia that is associated with gastritis. It is especially useful for people who consume more of a non-vegetarian food.
  • Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) The Indian gooseberry, or amla, is very beneficial in the treatment of several stomach ailments, gastritis included. The other digestive ailments it is used for dyspepsia, burning sensation, anorexia, vomiting and hemorrhage.
  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) The root of the licorice can soothe the inflammation and the injury to the stomach. It is also known to reduce the proliferation of Helicobacter pylori.
  • Rhubarb (Rheum emodi) Rhubarb is a mild agent; so it is effectively used in treating gastritis problems in children. It can reduce the acidity in the stomach.
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album) Sandalwood helps in gastritis because it has cooling properties. It can soothe the stomach muscles inflamed by gastritis.

Other

Juice Therapy

Useful juice remedies include raw cabbage juice by itself, or mixed with either carrot or celery juice; raw potato juice; wheatgrass juice; carrot, spinach juice; carrot juice; carrot, beet cucumber. Avoid all citrus juices, as this can greatly aggravate your symptoms.

Lifestyle

If you smoke, stop, and also avoid exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. In addition, learn how to effectively cope with and manage stress.

If you are currently taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, consider replacing them with safer, more effective natural remedies.

Manuka Honey

manuka honey is effective at treating stomach ulcers, gastritis, and other digestive problems due to both its anti-inflammatory and probiotic characteristics.

Exercise

Use a rebounder (mini trampoline). Rebounding helps build strength and endurance. Rebounding keeps you fit and healthy both on the outside and inside and is a fantastic all round workout.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy was developed in the 1950s by Thomas Bowen, a lay healer from Australia who possessed a keen knowledge of human structure and nerve function and their relationship to health. Unlike other forms of structural bodywork, Bowen therapy is extremely gentle and non-invasive. The treatment involves a series of moves consisting of pulling the skin away from an underlying muscle or tendon, applying pressure against its side and the holding and releasing it while allowing the underlying structure to spring back to its normal position. It has proven particularly beneficial for gastro-intestinal conditions.

Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong are all effective practices for improved overall health.

Alternative Professional Care

The following therapies can also help to prevent and relieve gastritis and ulcers: Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training and Neurotherapy, Bodywork (Feldenkrais Method, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Touch), Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Enzyme Therapy, Fasting, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, Qigong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

10 Ayurvedic remedies for gastritis: easyayurveda.com/2011/01/05/ayurvedichome-remedies-for-acidity-and-gastritis/

Manuka Honey for treating gastritis: www.naturalnews.com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine.html

Heal gastritis with cabbage: www.naturalnews.com/027454_cabbage_ulcers.html

Video

Ayurvedic home remedy for gastritis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n4SZoo9saI

Yoga for gastritis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dadeIZUHEQ

Research

Reflexology and gastritis: www.reflexologyresearch.net/ReflexologyStomachResearch.shtml

Reducing symptoms of gastritis through diet: www.healthcommunities.com/ulcers/diet-gastritis-ulcers_jhmwp.shtml

Broccoli sprouts reduce gastritis: cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/2/4/353.abstract

Potassium deficiency may lead to excess acid: www.naturalnews.com/022589_potassium_diet_deficiency.html

Strawberries may protect the stomach lining: www.naturalnews.com/034444_strawberries_alcohol_digestive_system.html

Healing properties of cat’s claw: www.naturalnews.com/032917_cats_claw_herb.html

Further Information

Eating right for a Bad Gut, James Scala

Gastrointestinal Health, Steven Perkin MD

Gut Reaction, Gudrun Jonsson

Natural Alternatives to Nexium, Maalox, Tagamet, Prilosec & Other Acid Blockers: What to Use to Relieve Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and Gastric Ailments by Martie Whittekin

Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with the Best of Eastern and Western Healing Therapies by Anil Minocha

Healthy Digestion the Natural Way: Preventing and Healing Heartburn, Constipation, Gas, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel and Gallbladder Diseases, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and More by Lindsey Berkson.

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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