By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.
Heartburn can be incredibly uncomfortable, and depending on severity, demands you take action to relieve the pain. The cause of discomfort stems from backwash of stomach acid, youch! This acid reflux, what we call heartburn or GERD, refers to the burning sensation felt from that backflow of stomach acid. Fortunately, homeopathy has a proven track record of success to safely relieve the pain and return your system back to wellbeing. It allows you to get on with your life.
For rapid relief, it’s hard to beat a combination of anti-spasmodic organic oils and balancing homeopathics to put out the fire, and fast. Homeopathy works gently with your immune system to reestablish balance (stasis). It helps minimize heartburn and ultimately reverses the root cause of the problem.
The top homeopathic medicines to treat heartburn include Berberis Vulgaris, Iris Versicolor, Valeriana Officinalis, and Calendula. These are all manufactured in by our scientific team in our FDA Registered lab in Sonoma and then blended together to create our world class heartburn remedy.
Homeopathic Berberis Vulgaris has shown positive results to ameliorate heartburn without causing adverse reactions. It promotes the flow of bile and helps ease acid buildup in the gastrointestinal disorders. Iris versicolor is prepared from an herb commonly called Blue Flag. It also has been shown to increase the flow of bile. As a result, acid indigestion is calmed with this remedy. Iris Versicolor is also beneficial for headaches associated with excess acidity.
Key indications for using Iris Versicolor:
– Sour bitter belching
– Sour bitter regurgitation
– Heartburn; burning in throat
Valeriana Officinalis is prepared from the tincture of the fresh root. It helps ease spasms and bloating in the gut. Interestingly, because of its brilliant blue color, some report enhanced clairvoyance and less anxiety when taking this remedy. Calendula is a great homeopathic for first aid. It often produces profound results to ease gastrointestinal disorders. It is a homeopathic first aid and beneficial for acute pain as caused by acid reflux. It is a most remarkable healing agent and therefore blended into our heartburn remedy.
Ultimately, homeopathic heartburn medicine focuses on wellness and the body's ability to self-regulate, self-heal and achieve equilibrium. It helps heal dis-ease. It thus helps the body balance any dysfunction and restore function, alignment, and balance. It is intended to treat imbalances and dysfunctions that may impede the body's physiology and its ability to regulate and heal. Some of it may be related to physiology and the balance of the musculoskeletal, lymphatic and immune systems. As homeopathy treats the cause of the problem, not the symptom, its use results in a curative effect. If left untreated, GERD can lead to a more serious complications mandating medical intervention.
Finally, organic peppermint oil has been blended into our heartburn relief medicine. Peppermint has been used in traditional folk medicine to cure indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and IBS for ages, and for good reason. It has a soothing, cooling and relaxing action that helps the gut relax. Additionally, it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, further keeping stomach infections at bay. Studies show that peppermint can actually stop low levels of heartburn by aiding in digestion. Peppermint reduces the contractions in the lower gastrointestinal tract. It thus reduces the symptoms of indigestion and pain due to heartburn without adverse side effects. It can have a numbing and calming effect on the body when used in proper dosages.