What is it?

Usually, it refers to regurgitation of acid or partly digested food from the stomach into the oesophagus. Other symptoms may include heartburn, belching and a feeling that food is becoming stuck after swallowing. Causes include overeating or drinking, wearing constrictive clothes or physical exertion too soon after eating. Occasionally the symptoms indicate a more serious disorder, such as a stomach ulcer or hiatus hernia – if symptoms persist, consult a doctor.


Heartburn, belching and a feeling that food is becoming stuck after swallowing, stomach ache.

Conventional Medical Approach

Doctors agree that diet is important in treating acid stomach. They recommend a bland diet of small, regular meals such as rice, milk, fish, chicken and cereals to reduce acidity. The doctor may also prescribe an antacid preparation.

Alternative Treatments

Naturopathy for Acid Stomach

Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info

Herbal Medicine for Acidity

The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info

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