Stomach- and intestinal ulcers When the abdomen aches
“I have constant pain in my upper abdomen.” “The pain is excruciating after having a meal.” “There is dark blood in my stool.”
This or a similar experience is what ulcer patients report with regard to their agonizing condition.
In the case of an ulcer, the mucous membrane has a defect in a defined area. The stomach acid then attacks the deeper mucous membrane layers, which can cause excruciating pain. Intensified pain after a meal is a sign of a stomach ulcer and the lessening of pain after a meal signifies a duodenal ulcer. In both cases, nausea or vomiting can occur.
It doesn’t matter whether the cause is excessive stomach acid, chronic inflammation, the influence of the helicobacter pylori bacteria or the result of a specific medicine.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on peptic ulcers?
Stomach and intestinal ulcers from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, ulcers start with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of ulcers, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the stomach and duodenum. Those affected know that specific foods and stress as well as an unstable nervous system can serve as a trigger for the familiar symptoms.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s peptic ulcer complaint varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, stomach and intestinal ulcers are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of an ulcer, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the balancing of the nervous system. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Nutritional recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can restore the protective function of the body’s own mucous membrane barrier.