Dyspepsia Signs & Symptoms + Natural Herbal Treatment - REGALEN
Have you ever experienced an upset stomach accompanied by excessive gas and bloating after eating? There’s actually a more scientific term for this common health problem. I’m talking about dyspepsia. What is dyspepsia? Dyspepsia is the medical term for indigestion.
Indigestion or dyspepsia can be associated with the unpleasant symptoms defined as "abdominal discomfort, belching, flatulence, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and heartburn."(1)
Indigestion may be caused by a disease, but it primarily occurs because of stress or improper eating habits, smoking, drinking excessive quantities of coffee or alcohol, or hypersensitivity to particular foods.(2)
Dyspepsia is said to affect over 30 % of the population. So if you’re feeling any of the symptoms due to indigestion, you definitely want to read this article in its entirety to see how you can prevent indigestion and also to see what causes it in the first place.
If you only experience an upset stomach from time to time, you’ll still want to find out how you can avoid unwanted symptoms in the future. The good news is that there are some highly effective natural remedies for indigestion that are very inexpensive and they really work.
What causes indigestion?
A disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract might cause indigestion. However, for most people, it is the result of eating too much, eating too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations. Indigestion is not caused by excess stomach acid. Swallowing a great deal of air when eating may increase the symptoms of belching and bloating, which are often associated with indigestion. Some medications can also irritate the stomach lining and cause indigestion.
Being tired or stressed, smoking, or drinking too much alcohol or caffeinated beverages can cause indigestion or make it worse. These factors can also worsen underlying conditions that cause indigestion, such as hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). Emotional stress or other psychological conditions may result in abdominal pain.
Sometimes people have persistent indigestion that is not related to any of these factors. This type of indigestion is called functional, or nonulcer, and is caused by a problem with how food moves through the digestive tract.(3)
Indigestion can also commonly be caused by medications like NSAIDs, antibiotics, steroids and birth control pills. Other drug triggers include thyroid, cholesterol, blood pressure and pain medications. (4)
What diseases or conditions cause indigestion?
Disease or conditions that may cause indigestion include:
Ulcers (gastric or duodenal ulcer)
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Pregnancy (especially late term)
Inflammation of the pancreas (acute or chronic pancreatitis)
Inflammation of the stomach (acute or chronic gastritis)
Stomach infections and food poisoning
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Gastroparesis (a condition where the stomach doesn't empty properly, this often occurs in people with diabetes)
Food allergies or sensitivities (such as lactose intolerance)
Heart disease, angina, heart attack
Stomach cancer (rare) (5)
How can indigestion be treated?
Because indigestion is a symptom rather than a disease, treatment usually depends upon the underlying condition that is causing the indigestion. Excess stomach acid does not cause indigestion, so using antacids will not help your indigestion.
A diagnosis of indigestion is typically based on a patient’s medical history, a physical examination and sometimes an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Other tests can be conducted such as stool tests, H. pylori testing, and other...
Typical treatment is prescription of acid-blocking medications (include ranitidine and omeprazole) or if you have H. pylori, then your doctor will more likely prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection which most of those come with many serious possible side effects. (6)
Natural and Alternative Approach & Treatment for Indigestion
BASIC PRINCIPLES of Alternative Medicine is based on Harmony and Disharmony
Let me first talk about the holistic approach to disease. Eastern terminology uses the concepts of harmony and disharmony. It does not use the terms health and illness; treatment and resolution of any health issue lie in helping to restore disturbed harmony. Indeed, this concerns neither treatment nor correction, but rather harmonization and balancing.
One may notice that all recommendations of traditional Chinese medicine, whether from the area of diet, or directly from the phase of treatment – e.g. acupuncture, are done to restore harmony in the body. Of course, we need not speak of the body alone. On the mental, emotional, and energy levels, on the level of our relationships with our surroundings, on the level of various areas of our Being, whether or not we take this strictly materialistically or in the sense of solely terrestrial Being, or in the sense of Being in a wider ideological context, we always arrive at harmony as a phenomenon of comfort and satisfaction, something much needed and desired. Harmony is ever more often emphasized not only in all the countries of the East; its path has found its way also to the world of Western civilization. Harmony is presented as far more important than luck (luck is generally not recommended because it concerns a marginal boundary having its own contradiction – if somebody is lucky, so shall he eventually become unlucky, thus good luck, just as bad luck, excludes harmony).
"We may consider internal peace, balance, temperance and peacefulness as a foundation for a healthy life, and, at the right place and time, for a sound mind.“
Yin and Yang
One of the founding principles of Eastern philosophy is the coactivity of two contrary forces – Yin and Yang, which are symbolized by the cosmic principle of the Monad.
Each of these two forces contain within itself the birth of the other. Moreover, neither can be completely suppressed, as one energy could not appear without the energy of the other. The symbol represents constant change, to which everything must succumb only to reemerge as the complete opposite, like hot into cold and growth into decay.
The dark part represents the passive female principle of Yin, characterized by mass, femininity, sensitivity, intuition and in action, the often wiser tactic of waiting. Its opposite is an expansive explosion, the quality of the light part of the Monad – function, active energy of Yang, typical for the masculine principle. It is characterized by its dynamic and sharp spreading outward, aggression, and analytical thinking. It is the driving force behind change.
The Principle of the Five herbal concentrates based on the ancient theory of Yin Yang and the Five Agents (Wu Xing), into which the latest findings from wide-ranging areas of phytotherapy, homeopathy, crystalopathy and bioresonance are incorporated.
Besides the differentiation of Yin and Yang, the ancient Chinese classified primordial Qi (energy) into five elements (agents) and six energies. The six energies arise from the constant movement of changes of Yin into Yang and vice-versa, the Five Agents are the manifestation thereof. The Chinese word for elements is far more illustrative than its versions translated into Western languages. Wu Xing when translated literally means five moving forces or five agents, thus something engaging actively, and not simply existing passively. We discover the Five Agents similarly as Yin and Yang in all spheres of life. Let us stop here at the five seasons – spring, summer, gossamer, autumn and winter. At the Earth’s five directions – north, south, east, west and middle, by which directions are measured. At the five tastes – sour, bitter, dull or sweet, pungent and salty. We move through five periods of the life cycle – childhood, youth, maturity, aging and old age. Unfolding from the Five Agents is the process of constant cyclical transformation of all things from birth, through growth, maturation, withering away and finally extinction.
As with Yin and Yang, everything of which our material and immaterial world is comprised may be divided into a table of Agents and Energies. Space tends towards harmony, so we know that the excess of one agent must necessary correlate with a lack of a different agent. Just imagine a children’s seesaw on the playground. When one child goes up, the other goes back down. If the child on the ground uses force to go higher, he swings upward, which of course sends the other child back to the ground. The more aggressively the children attempt to effect change, the sharper the impacts they must experience.
This is a shining example for us. If we want to achieve balance, to even out some disharmony, we must not hurry and use force. Through violent efforts to achieve balance, it may happen to us – just like the child on the seesaw – that not only do we not achieve balance, but we fall from the seesaw altogether and bump our noses. We work with this fundamental expectation – or we should do – in all fields, such as in astrology, traditional medicine, philosophy, feng shui, etc.
Similar to the theory of Yin Yang, the theory of the Five agents is older than the oldest preserved written texts. We only learn of the existence of the agents Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The agents were named based on terrestrial substances most similar to the elements used to denote them. We may therefore deduce from these commodities the characteristics of individual agents, and vice-versa, include specific items into a Table of Agents based on their specific properties.
In the symbolic pentagram rose illustration, each element has an assigned area in our organism representing the Yin organ and its paired Yang partner. From the knowledge of activity of individual areas of the organism, correlations to other areas and their potency within the whole, five basic Pentagram® products have been developed – the Energy concentrates and creams. These five basic pairs of Pentagram® preparations represent the effect on five organ areas of the human body ( five stages to health), whose effects also cover all twelve basic energy channels (meridians), through which the systems of detoxification and regeneration of the human organism are influenced.
Relationships between Individual Organs
All body organs body are interconnected and influence each other. There exists an entire series of relationships, not just between organs, but also between individual systems, all that is going on inside becomes outwardly projected in some way. By observing outward expressions, it is possible to assess the condition inside organs, and thus understand the cause of the illness.
For deeper understanding of this issue, we must learn the energy channels in the body as they are known in traditional Chinese medicine. That is, if there are apparent symptoms of disharmony along an energy channel, then for example, pain may appear not only in the area of the organ to which the particular channel pertains, but also along its entire course.
These channels are also called meridians, because their longitudinal course is reminiscent of Planet Earth’s lines of longitude. We introduce twelve pairs of regular meridians (twelve to the left half of the body and twelve to the right) and two extraordinary non-paired meridians. Their energy is concentrated into acupuncture points, which are successfully used not only in therapeutic treatment by experts, but also as acupressure points in everyday life.
This new, progressive method of regeneration is founded upon the principles of bioinformation therapy and a holistic approach to man. It comes from the ancient theory of Yin Yang and the Five Agents (Wu Xing), into which the latest findings from wide-ranging areas of phytotherapy, homeopathy, crystalopathy and bioresonance are incorporated.
The carrier of bioinformation is an herbal polycomposite extract attuned to the order of the Five Agents to help bring all life processes in the body into a balanced state. This results in general harmonization of the personality of the individual, and thus to overall strengthening of immunity.
In developing our preparations, we also took into account the principle that each plant, mineral and other substances that can be used for regeneration have the greatest effect when diluted to the right degree. Bioinformation preparations developed based on this new method affect the human organism at several levels at once. Active substances from plants influence body organs directly through meridian interconnection, and by applying bioresonance, information components interrupt the cause of illness back in the person’s information field. By this synergistic effect, their maximum potency appears.
The entire revolutionary Energy regeneration system is formed of five basic wide-spectrum regeneration preparations, wh