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Alternative Treatments for Heartburn

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Heartburn:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Heartburn may include:

  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Licorice (deglycyrrhizinated form, or DGL)
  • Aloe
  • Slippery elm
  • Dietary change
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • Sleep on right side
  • Almonds
  • Meadowsweet
  • Bananas
  • Ginger
  • Low-fat diet
  • Avoid peppermint
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid tomatoes
  • Avoid citrus fruit
  • Avoid fried food
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Eat slowly
  • Salt water mouthwash
  • Hydration
  • Anise, caraway and fennel seed tea
  • Cinnamon tea
  • Cardamom tea
  • Marshmallow root
  • Baking soda with lemon juice
  • Vegetable juice (e.g. carrot, cucumber, radish)
  • Lie with head elevated
  • Avoid red wine
  • Avoid beer
  • Avoid milk
  • Avoid coffee
  • Avoid tea
  • Avoid cola
  • Avoid chocolate
  • Avoid soda
  • Avoid fruit juice
  • Avoid spearmint
  • Lime juice, raw sugar and baking soda
  • Papaya juice, raw sugar and cardamom
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Breathing exercises
  • Aloe vera gel (for consumption)
  • Chew sesame seeds
  • Baked eggshell powder
  • Baked dates
  • Warm milk with ginger
  • Apple and potato smoothie
  • Raw peanuts
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan Chinese herb
  • Antacids before bedtime
  • Chew gum
  • Hard candy
  • Avoid bending or lifting after a meal
  • Antacids containing simethicone
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Potato juice
  • Papaya tablets-chewable
  • Chewing gum

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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