In most cases, the medications prescribed by doctors for the treatment of reflux may not be safe to use in the long-term, and may only be effective in the relief of reflux symptoms, instead of curing the production of excess acid in the patient. Fortunately, there are a range of acid Reflux Alternative Medicine treatments available today. These alternative medicine treatments may provide relief for persons suffering from reflux. Common acid reflux alternative medicine remedies include the use of herbs such as:
- Chamomile – Chamomile is a flower, which has been proven to be an effective acid reflux alternative medicine treatment. Chamomile herb provides relief for throat and nose irritations which are common in reflux patients. However, it is not advisable to take large doses of chamomile as this may induce vomiting. Pregnant women should also avoid chamomile as it may lead to a miscarriage.
- Dandelion root – Dandelion root is a herb which provides relief to patients suffering from reflux and indigestion. This acid reflux alternative medicine treatment works through the stimulation of increased saliva production which is able to neutralize the acid in the stomach and the esophagus. It is however advisable for patients who are taking antacids, diuretics and other medications for diabetes to consult their doctors before taking this herb, as it may cause a reaction.
- Cat’s Claw – Cat’s Claw is another acid reflux alternative medicine which is an effective treatment against reflux and other common digestive problems such as gastric ulcers and gastritis. However, those taking medications for the suppression of the immune system, as well as those suffering form autoimmune disorders should not take Cat’s Claw. Moreover, women trying to conceive, or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid Cat’s Claw as it may affect or prevent pregnancy.