Digestive pain is never a fun experience to have when it decides to make a surprise visit. It can come in the form of cramps, bloating, or after eating something that didn't quite sit right.
gastrointestinal discomfort is often temporary and easy to treat; many find that just walk around the block can relieve them of symptoms. For others, it can be chronic or recurring, and could be a sign of something more serious. If the pain persists, further action may need to be taken.
Since an infinite number of conditions that may contribute to digestive pain, it is best to consult your physician to determine the source. Identifying the exact cause of your pain could spare you from a lot of unnecessary suffering, and a doctor can usually help you do just that by a diagnosis. However, it’s important to understand that with some illness, treatment plans and medications may only address the painful symptoms rather than targeting the source of the problem.
Tips you Can Use to Alleviate Digestive Pain
Taking initiative to treat your digestive pain the natural way is possible without the need of medication. It is also possible for natural alternatives, such as ayuverdics, to improve the overall function of your digestive system. Here are a few natural and holistic tips you can do if you are experiencing digestive pain:
- Meditate: 20-30 minutes of quiet, mindful breathing is extremely beneficial; even a short moment of pausing to take a couple deep breaths can go a long way in managing pain and levels.
- Move your body: A short, 15 minute walk has been proven to help control spikes in sugar after eating. Another idea is to decompress your spine with a little yoga in the morning; it can be used as a form of meditation as well. (wink, wink!)
- Eat Your Meals Slowly: When we can’t digest the food we eat, the acid levels in our stomach start to fluctuate, and the result is acid reflux and/or indigestion. Sometimes when we eat too fast, our bodies may not have enough time to create enough enzymes needed to break down food. Remember, the food on the plate is yours, so take your time chewing, and savor the flavor.
- Use the Naturally Healing Powers of Ginger: Ginger tea has been used for over 2,000 years to treat digestive issues. Ginger contains natural enzymes that aid in digestion. It is also known to stimulate saliva and bile as well as relax the muscles of the intestines. You can get your daily dose in a pinch by simply adding an inch of peeled ginger to a cup of hot water.
- Make Lunch Your Biggest Meal: Ayurvedics typically try to eat a light breakfast, larger lunch, and light dinner. There is a method to this; you are able to take complete advantage of the body’s higher secretion of “digestive juices,” which peak around mid-afternoon. You’ll find you have more energy throughout the day with this technique, and that “food coma” that used to hit right after dinner will be old news.
One popular ayurvedic food choice is Haritaki fruit, which is rich in amino and succinic acids. The pair deliver anti-viral nutrients to the body which help combat E-coli, salmonella and cholera. While the fruit is meant to be ingested, the succinic acid found within can actually be delivered to the bloodstream transdermally too needing only your body heat, and the healing powers of Baltic amber. Baltic has been for centuries to treat pain naturally, and is known for its highly anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of succinic acid. These properties improve acidic balance in the blood stream. It also delivers major benefits to the liver, gallbladder and stomach; all important organs of the digestive system.
The Baltic Essentials Rainbow Honey Necklace relies on the succinic acid-rich properties to treat the body, as well as rose quartz and amethyst to lower stress, and turquoise to purify and detoxify the body. Combining these elements with red agate, known for cleansing the lymphatic system and pancreas, will make for a smart, and stylish, way to help keep your digestive health in check. Baltic Essentials can aid in treating the source of the problem in the digestive organs to treat the pain rather than treat the symptoms itself.