According to Ayurveda, acidity is recognized as Amlapitta. Acidity is a condition in the human body when there is an excess secretion of acid within the stomach. In ayurvedic terminology, Agni (digestive fire) is considered as the protector of the human body while ama (toxic) is the cause of the disease. It is related to heartburn and gas formation. It is also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or as known in Ayurveda – Urdhvag Amalpitta. The main cause is the haphazard way of food intake which leads to three types of doshic (physical energies) imbalance: Vata, Kapha and pitta, the details of which are given in Doshas and Ayurveda Body Types.
Ayurvedic treatment for hyperacidity provides several herbal and home remedies for treating acidity, heartburn and gastritis. People with a Pitta imbalance are more prone to hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, and some types of inflammatory disorders. A few simple changes in lifestyle and diet can help bring Pitta into balance for a smoother, more effective digestion and aid in greater calm and contentment.
The premier cause of hyperacidity is the aggravation of Pitta Dosha in the body.
Our stomach and digestive glands secrete acid to digest the food we eat. This is a regular and natural process. But when the acid secretion is higher than required, you suffer from acidity. The classic sign of acidity is, you tend to feel a burning sensation just above the stomach after consumption of your food.
A weakness of the food pipe can cause acid reflux of the acid in the stomach to the lower part of the food pipe. In the most persistent cases, you might end up feeling a severe burning sensation in the chest and even up to the throat. You might also feel a bit gassy and have a bloated stomach. There are several causes for the aggravation of Pitta, common and important among them are: Eating foods that do not suit the constitution or foods that should not be taken together (milk and fish, milk and salt), white flour products and white sugar products, coffee and alcohol, eating in a state of indigestion, excessive exposure to sun and heat suppressing the urge of urination and stool, , sleeping in the day just after meals, staying awake late into the night, anger and hunger, excessive stress and gastro-duodenal ulcer.
- Actual vomiting
- Stiffness in the stomach
- Sour belching
- Feeling of restlessness
The alternative treatments for acid reflux focus on the pacification of aggravated Pitta Dosha. Cleansing herbs are also administered to eliminate toxins from the body and cleanse the channels. Ayurvedic treatment for hyperacidity automatically enhances the digestive fire, leading to better digestion.
Constant excess acid secretion could also very well cause ulcers if not taken care of. Some people manage the discomfort of Acidic reflux with changing their lifestyle and medicines. But some people with severe acidity may need more potent treatments to diminish the existing symptoms.
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Relief and Treatment
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Acidotox treatment is an Ayurvedic treatment for hyperacidity which is a combination of specific Aama & Pitta reducing diet plan with herbs and detox treatments.
The detox processes alternative treatments for acid reflux like Acidotox expels the deep-rooted Pitta & toxins. Further rejuvenation with herbal formulas like Gulkacid, Pittashamak, help relieve inflammation from the linings of the food pipe thereby verily diminishing acidity, redness and discomfort in the stomach.
There are many benefits that you do get from Ayurvedic treatment for hyperacidity such as Ayushakti’s proven authentic Acidotox treatment? Benefits such as Remarkable reduction infrequent heartburn & acid reflux Reduces gas, burping, stomach ache, nausea, Regulates acidic formation thus relieving frequent headache and migraine attack Reduces Pitta, inflammation & ulcers and it also aids in 3-5 kgs reduction in weight & inch loss.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Hemang Parekh
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd