Treating chronic gastric pain symptoms without medication is of major importance to the gastric pain sufferer.
Symptoms associated with gastric pain can be unbearable, disrupting the gastric pain sufferer’s life, causing lost time from work, and inability to attend social gatherings due to the unwanted symptoms.
Seeking help through western medicine offers little relief, as treatment usually involves prescription medication that cause many unwanted side effects.
Acupressure point gastric pain relief is an alternative for those suffering with medication side effects.
Medications prescribed come in several different drug classes that include: antibiotics, corticosteroids, proton pump inhibitors, anti spasmodic, histamines, and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Treatment may involve one or more of these drugs, which can add even more nasty side effects that include the following:
vomiting, watery diarrhea, cramping, rash, white patches on tongue. In some cases antibiotics cause allergic reactions that include (shortness of breath, hives, itching, swelling of face, tongue and lips) allergic reactions to antibiotics can be life threatening. Overly prescribed antibiotics can lead to a resistance to that particular antibiotic.
Proton Pump Inhibitors
headache, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, rash, and abdominal pain. Long term use of proton pump inhibitors may cause hypocalcemia, a condition in which too much calcium is in the blood causing kidney stones, weakening bones, confusion, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and can also interfere with normal brain function.
Proton Pump Inhibitors also can cause a condition known as hypomagnesemia, which can cause muscle weakness, high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm and decreased reflex reaction.
Another condition caused from Proton Pump Inhibitors is clostridium infections which is an infection in the colon and can cause fever, cramping and diarrhea.
can cause depression, weakness, nightmares, blurred vision, dilated pupils, dry mouth, fainting, and nervousness.
blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, inability to urinate, confusion, and blurred vision.
stomach bleeding, ulcers, fluid retention, rashes, kidney problems, and in high doses can lead to myocardial infarction better known as heart attacks, which can lead to death.
With all of the dangerous side effects from medications to treat gastric pain symptoms, many are seeking safe and effective alternatives.
Although many choices are available, the tried and true technique of acupressure point offers sufferers a drug free choice that is completely safe and effective.
Different Conditions Causing Gastric Pain
Heading the list of conditions that can cause gastric pain is irritable bowel syndrome also known as IBS. Symptoms from irritable bowel syndrome include: abdominal pain, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, mucus in the stool.
Irritable bowel syndrome will wreak havoc on the lives of those who have this painful condition, as most are required to miss work due to the severity of their symptoms, in addition to inability to attend social events.
The second and most common of conditions that can cause gastric pain is peptic ulcer disease.
Symptoms of peptic ulcer disease include: bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and severe pain in the upper stomach, usually following a meal. In severe cases, black stools, vomiting blood, and weight loss.
Celiac disease, a condition caused by inflammation in the small intestine formed from gluten in the diet. Symptoms include: gastric pain, bloating, diarrhea, pale stools, weight loss, skin rash, bone and joint pain, muscle cramps and iron deficiency anemia.
Gastritis, a condition caused from inflammation or erosion in the lining of the stomach, a severely painful condition. The most common causes of gastritis include: stress, alcohol use, and excessive vomiting.
Symptoms of gastritis include: gastric pain, nausea, indigestion, bloating, vomiting, hiccups, and weight loss.
Gas in the digestive tract, is the most common form of gastric pain. This condition can cause uncomfortable symptoms that include: belching especially after meals, bloating, and flatulence which mean’s passing gas through the rectum.
Crohn’s disease of the colon is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, symptoms include: gastric pain, cramps, diarrhea, weight loss, and false urges. In severe cases symptoms include blood in the stool.
A Natural Alternative to Relieve Gastric Pain
One of the oldest forms of gastric pain relief solutions can be found in acupressure point techniques.
This technique dates back thousands of years and works by stimulating reflex points that run through lines in the body referred to as meridians.
It is believed that when a person becomes ill there is an occluded line somewhere in the body preventing energy from flowing naturally.
Gastric pain sufferers seeking a natural alternative to relieve gastric pain symptoms can find a safe effective way to manage symptoms associated with gastric pain.
Therapy that incorporates acupressure for gastric pain involves placing pressure on the midline of the body between the breastbone and the mid abdomen about two minutes.
This technique relieves symptoms associated with gastric pain. This technique also relieves symptoms of worry and stress which can lead to gastric pain.
Another technique for relieving gastric pain through acupressure points is to apply pressure to the mid back at the base of the rib cage, using two fingers press and hold for at least two minutes on both the left and right side.
This technique not only relieves gastric pain, but also is effective at relieving lower back pain, constipation, abdominal pain and digestive disorders.
Acupressure point techniques can be incorporated with medication therapy as a way to enhance treatment.
People who suffer from chronic disease will benefit from this in several different ways and include:
Cutting down on medications required to treat serious conditions such as Crohn’s disease, and Celiac disease.
Even when medication is necessary to prevent symptoms, people can still enhance their treatment with acupressure techniques.
Eliminating side effects from medication by adding acupressure techniques instead of taking medications.
When eliminating medications remember this is only for people without serious conditions that require certain medications to manage their condition.
Medications that specifically state take as needed are drugs that can be eliminated by using a form of acupressure.
Managing symptoms of gastric pain through a safe natural alternative, offers hope for the millions who suffer from chronic gastric pain.
For the many experiencing debilitating side effects from medications to treat their conditions, the ability to cut down on some, if not all medicine offers great comfort.