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Ulcer's - A Natural Approach

Ever wonder why the acid in your stomach is strong enough to breakdown food, yet it doesn't burn a hole through the stomach wall itself? The reason is that there are protective traits of your digestive organs that are truly remarkable. Mucoprotective substances provide a protective lining, that when harsh stomach acids come in contact with the stomach walls and intestinal linings, secretions are given off to neutralize the acids.

People with ulcers have a loss of the protective lining, allowing the acids to burn a hole, or Ulcer. Burns of the stomach lining are called Gastric Ulcers and burns within the initial section of the small intestine are called Duodenal Ulcers both forms are regarded as Peptic Ulcers.

Current medical treatment focuses on only one part of the equation: The level of stomach acids. One step is to take antacids to counter the level of acid within the stomach. Another step is the use of drugs, which block the production of acid within the stomach. H2-receptor drugs such as Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid and Axid were created. These drugs bring relief but disrupt the body's natural digestive process. Impaired digestion gives rise to nutrient deficiencies. Diarrhea and constipation, as is nausea, are common with the use of the H@ receptor drugs. Physiological effects of these drugs also include breast enlargement in men, headache, dizziness, insomnia, depression, osteoporosis, liver damage and impotence.

Rather tan deal with the effects of the acid, the proper approach should be to address the cause of the problem. Misalignments of the spinal vertebrae at the levels of the nerves going to the stomach can cause an imbalance of acid production and the amount of mucous produced by the stomach walls. Alcohol, cigarette smoking, coffee and food allergies are other causes of ulcers and should be modified to enhance healing. Aside from improving the nerve supply to the stomach through Chiropractic adjustments, taking the natural agent licorice root called deglycrrhizinated licorice, or DGL has been shown to be very helpful. DGL does not alter the acid content, it merely improves your body's defense against the acid and has been shown through independent studies to be more effective than the current medications available today. Obtain the DGL in chewable tablet form and chew between two and four 380 milligram tablets 20-40 minutes before meals. The length of treatment to give an ulcer a chance to heal should be eight to sixteen weeks, depending on the response. You may check with health food stores, asking for Enzymatic Therapy (DGL) and Nature's Herbs (DGL - power)

Source: Dr. Whitaker's Guide to Natural Healing, Julian Whitaker, M.D.

 

Our chiropractic office educates our patients in lifestyle changes that compliment their spinal care. Chiropractic spinal adjustments strengthen areas of the spine and restore impaired nerve flow. Subluxations occur when vertebra misalign irritating delicate spinal nerves. Spinal adjustments remove the nerve pressure and restore function to the body. Chiropractic spinal adjustments by our chiropractors help you live your life to its fullest through a properly functioning nervous system. When your nervous system is functioning properly you express life to your fullest. Chiropractic spinal adjustments enable you to express your God given health potential and to live your life to fullest capabilities. Neck pain, back pain, sciatica, reduced immunity, ear infections, decreased energy, stomach disorders, asthma, allergies, sinus problems, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, sports injuries, spinal disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, numbness, pain, are just some of the signs of improper function in the body and conditions that benefit from Chiropractic spinal adjustments. Don't delay and wait for a spinal problem to develop before you seek out Chiropractic care. Get a Chiropractic spinal adjustment and deal with the cause of your problems rather than masking it with medications which often deal just with the symptoms. Whether you are feel great and want to ensure a healthy and fully functional future or if you are in pain and seek the safe and effective proven results of Chiropractic spinal adjustments, you owe it to yourself to have a spinal check up and to start down the healthy road of lifetime Chiropractic care.

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