Gastroparesis happens when the stomach is slow to empty its contents into the duodenum, although there is no obstruction. You may experience some or several symptoms including nausea, vomiting, stomach spasm, loss of appetite, feeling full after a few bites, or bloating. It is often hard to diagnose without looking inside the stomach (only done by a doctor with proper equipment). Another cause could be insulin resistance.
Modern medicine treats gastroparesis with medications that force the stomach muscles to expel the food. Side effects cause many of the similar symptoms as gastroparesis as if they are trying to treat it – nausea and vomiting.
The common cause is a diet rich in fat (including fast food) or high-fiber foods. Other causes can be medications, eating disorders, nervous disorders, thyroid problems and more. Diet changes are essential, along with the help of herbs, homeopathic remedies, and cell salts. Be sure to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and sodas as well as fast food.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Gastroparesis
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Glucostable – for those people with digestion and blood sugar involvement.
Mother’s Milk-Aid – a collection of carminative herbs that act to relieve digestive problems such as gas and bloating, etc.
Peppermint – stimulating and improves digestion
Ginger – stimulates digestion and helps nausea
Lavender – digestive stimulant as well as nerve calming
Melissa – digestive stimulant as well as nerve and cardio protective
Cell Salts to Help Gastroparesis
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#3 Calc sulph 6X – pain, burning, weakness in stomach
#9 Nat mur 6X – feels empty, burning, belching
#10 Nat phos 6X – over acidity
#12 Silicea 6X – pressure in pit of stomach, sour vomiting
Gastroparesis Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Nux vomica(#1) – feels heavy below belly button. Sensitive to pressure. Indigestion from alcohol. Sour taste and nausea in morning. Hiccough (hiccup) from over eating. Nausea and vomiting with retching. Gets motion sickness.
Antimonium tart – belching, bloating, throbbing, pressure. Nausea, vomiting that comes in waves of bitter and sour substances.
Cinchona (China) – abdomen feels heavy, gas, indigestion, digestion is weak and slow. Worse form fish, tea, beer, fruit, and milk. Vomiting of undigested food.
Cuprum metallicum – feels heavy in lower abdomen, stomach cramps. Worse drinking liquids and gurgling sounds. Feels better from cold drinks. Nausea and vomiting.
Lycopodium – feels full after only eating a few bites, bloating, belching that rises to the throat. Vomiting with blood. Stomach cramps from fruits. Worse from breads, fermented foods, cabbage, beans, onions, sweets, pastry.
Pulsatilla – abdomen feels heavy, bitter taste. Indigestion from rich greasy or fatty foods. Severe gas. Belching, taste of food remains. Vomiting after fruits, fats, pastries, and ices.
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