Alternative Healing for Abdominal Pain By Bret Mosher on July 15, 2013

Alternative Healing for Abdominal PainThere are many different kinds of body aches that people can experience. One notable kind of body pain is abdominal pain. It can manifest itself in soreness and cramping, or it could be very debilitating, making basic movement excruciating.

Rather than reach for the over-the-counter pain medicine, we feel that natural and functional medicine is a much better option. Relying natural remedies means no chemicals and synthetic items will be used to promote wellness, keeping your body free from impure/unnatural substances. Let's look at how these alternative therapies can address pain in the abdominal area.

Common Causes of Abdominal Pain

There are many different causes of abdominal pain, including:

  • Indigestion
  • Food poisoning
  • Food allergies
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Gas
  • Ulcers
  • Constipation

One of the most important things that you can do when you meet with a natural medicine / alternative heaing specialist is to describe what foods or circumstances caused you to experience the abdominal pain. This will assist your specialist in determining the best treatment for your needs.

Noting Triggers for Abdominal Pain

Many people who experience abdominal pain also note certain foods, beverages, or actions are linked to the pain. Be sure to consider triggers of abdominal pain. By nothing these, you can actually avoid or mitigate some of the discomfort that you feel. This is one way of knowing your body and how it responds to different objects or activities. This kind of attention helps you take charge of your health.

Should you notice any foods or food combinations that lead to abdominal pain, we can address those issues by discussing your diet. Sometimes by going over various clinical nutrition and dietary concerns, we can actually help you improve overall wellness.

Common Home Remedies for Abdominal Pain

There are number of natural and readily available items that can be ingested to help address abdominal pain. These include:

  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon
  • Vinegar

Try ingesting these or mixing these into warm water; or perhaps preparing a tea with one of these ingredients may prove helpful. Incorporating a little ginger into your food may be helpful with the bonus of also being flavorful.

In addition to the above, stretching, breathing exercises, yoga, relaxation, and rest can all do wonders for addressing cramping or discomfort. In fact, just staying well hydrated through the day may help alleviate some of your abdominal pain.

Acupressure for Abdominal Pain

There are different pressure points in the body that can affect overall wellness. Knowing how to properly apply pressure to certain pressure points can help promote relaxation and reduce sensations of pain and discomfort.

When you meet with natural healing experts, these pressure points can be discussed in greater detail. The cause of your abdominal pain can affect the ideal method of treatment.

Other Natural and Alternative Treatments to Consider

In addition to the above foods and activities, there are many other natural treatments that may prove helpful to you. Whether it involves the use of Chinese herbs and supplements or other kinds of alternative healing therapies, we will be sure to examine them all in full detail.

Schedule a Consultation for Advanced Alternative Health

There are plenty of options out there for natural healing and alternative medicine, and it's important that you understand all of your options and what can be accomplished. For more information on addressing abdominal pain, be sure to contact our Poway natural medicine center today. We've helped people throughout North County San Diego achieve wellness.

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