Naturopathy and Yoga for the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer

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Gastric and duodenal peptic ulcers are lesions that penetrate the muscularis mucosae of the mucosal linings of the stomach and duodenum. They are also known as gastric (GU) or duodenal (DU). As a result, they can affect the distal part of the esophagus. The most common are duodenal lesions. About 10% of people suffer from chronic peptic ulcers. H. pylori can cause a peptic ulcer. This can be due to poor eating habits, food poisoning, or long-term storage of beverages. Ingestion of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) causes an overproduction of gastric acid. Older people are most affected, but smoking is also a factor. Stress, both acute and chronic, can cause peptic ulcers. Peptic Ulcers can be caused by NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), alcohol, smoking, and caffeine.

Gastric and duodenal ulcers have mildly different symptoms. Duodenal Ulcer patients experience burning and gnawing sensations in their upper and middle abdomen after eating. This lasts from 1 to 3 hours. Chronic ulcers may cause severe abdominal pain and vomiting blood. They can also lead to significant weight loss.

Gastric Ulcers can cause a burning sensation and pain in the upper abdominal region (Epigastric Region) that can be relieved with food or antacids. Antral gastritis can be caused by H. pylori infection.


According to Naturopathy principles, abnormal blood and lymph composition and accumulation of morbid material (toxins) lowers vitality (Immunity); therefore, bacterial infections take over the immune system, and the body suffers as a result.

Yoga and Naturopathy can be used to treat peptic ulcers effectively. Dietetics and Nutrition can help heal the gastric mucosa and fight infection. They also reduce recurrence. Yoga and mind-body techniques, such as deep relaxation, stress management, and meditation, may also help to alleviate symptoms.


Avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and dairy products. Even decaffeinated coffee should be avoided due to irritating oils. Eliminate all known food allergies.

* Include foods that contain sulfur in your diet, such as broccoli, cauliflower, onions, garlic, and cabbage. Sulfur is the precursor of glutathione, which provides antioxidant protection for the mucosa in your stomach.

Plantain and bananas, which both contain potassium, are beneficial.

* Buttermilk can normalize intestinal flora and inhibit H. Pylori.

Vitamin C-rich foods such as melons, citrus fruit (oranges, strawberries, pineapples, etc.), broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes can help to reduce nitrosamines, which are linked to stomach cancer and H. pylori.

Zinc-containing foods such as nuts, seeds, and whole grains can help to promote healing. Vitamin E, A, and glutamine help heal ulcers. The glutamine in cabbage juice (one quart per day) may be irritating at first, but it is high.


The application of a mud pack on the eyes and abdomen for 20-30 min can relax the nervous system and help smooth the gastric function.

* A 20-minute cold hip bath can be effective in treating peptic ulcers and other gastric irritations.

The person suffering from gastric ulcers can use a cold abdominal compress or pack for 30 to 45 minutes.

* A full mud bath lasting 45 minutes is effective in removing toxins.

*Massaging the abdomen can help to reduce hyperperistaltic movements.

* A therapeutic massage can reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.


Asanas improve blood circulation to the digestive system, which increases recovery.

The cooling pranayamas (Shitali, Shitakari) can reduce abdominal pain and help with recovery.

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