An acid reflux causing irritation and inflammation to the throat and esophagus is generally termed as acidity. When the digestive enzymes in the stomach travel upwards they cause an unpleasant burning sensation and it is this feeling that is referred to as hyperacidity or heart burn.
According to Ayurveda
Ayurveda has described hyperacidity as Amlapitta. Due to the toxic accumulation the metabolism of the fire element (pitta) is disturbed which then leads to disturbance in physiological functions of pitta. This disturbance arise a whole lot of symptoms associated with the normal functioning of the pitta. Following are the symptoms that indicate a rise of pitta:
- Eating food when not hungry or other eating disorder
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Day sleep
- Insomnia/sleeping late at night
- Over intake of alcohol/tea/caffeine/fizzy drinks and other stimulants
- Increased intake of sour/salty/spicy tastes
- Excessive intake of fermented food like breads, yogurt
- Excessive intake of bakery products
- Over indulgence in meat and sea food
- Stomach and chest pain
- Sour taste in mouth
- Stomach ulcers
- Pain/Tinnitus in ears
- Gastro esophageal reflux
- Pain in muscular contraction or cramps in calf muscles
- Burning sensation of eyes
- Burning sensation at soles of hand and feet
Ayurveda exactly pin points the reasons for any disorder to stop them slowly or immediately. Dietary and lifestyle changes are recommended to restrict the generation of toxic formation. Along with this, herbal medications help to get rid of the symptoms by strengthening your body from within.
After a detailed consultation our Ayurvedic expert suggests medication which includes herbs like Dhamasa, Sariva, Sunthi, Shatavari, Patol, Bramhi, etc. considering your individual body constitution, climatic conditions, and dietary and lifestyle habits.
Panchakarma detoxification may be prescribed considering the pathological threshold. Medicated purgation (virechan) is mostly prescribed for disorders of the fire element such as hyperacidity itself.
Herbal massage based therapies
Therapies such as Abhyanga (full body massage), Padabhyanga (foot massage), Shirodabhyanga (head massage) along with subtle Purgation (mrudu virechan) is suggested along with the herbal medication for optimum results.
Yoga and breathing techniques
Sana, etc and breathing techniques kapalbhati, bhramari as very effective in hyperacidity.