Symptoms & Illnesses

ACIDITY-Acid Reflux or Heartburn

Overview of Acidity

In Ayurvedic terms, acidity is referred to as “Amlapitta.” It is a condition characterised by excessive accumulation of acidic substances in the stomach, leading to symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux.Acidity in Ayurvedic terms can be described as follows:

Amlapitta, known as acidity in Ayurveda, occurs when there is an imbalance in the digestive fire (agni) and an accumulation of acidic substances in the stomach. This condition often manifests as a burning sensation in the chest or upper abdomen, bloating, belching, and sour taste in the mouth. Factors such as unhealthy diet, irregular eating habits, stress, and lifestyle choices contribute to the aggravation of amlapitta.

Ayurvedic treatment for acidity focuses on pacifying the aggravated Pitta dosha (fire element) through dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, and stress management techniques.   

Dietary Modifications:                                                                      Opt for a diet that is cooling and soothing to the stomach.  Include foods that are sweet, bitter, and astringent in taste.  Avoid spicy, sour, and acidic foods, as well as fried and processed food.Eat regular, small meals throughout the day rather than large, heavy meals.

Hydration:                                                                                      Stay adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of room temperature or warm water. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeinated  and carbonated beverages.

Meal Timing:                                                                                      Maintain regular meal timings and avoid eating late at night.Allow sufficient time between meals for proper digestion.

Physical Activity:                                                                            Engage in regular, gentle exercise such as walking, yoga or swimming.Avoid vigorous physical activities immediately after meals.

Stress Management:                                                                              Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.  Ensure an adequate amount of restful sleep each night.

Avoiding Triggers:Identify and avoid triggers that exacerbate acidity, such as spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco.

Herbal Remedies:

Consider incorporating Ayurvedic herbs known for their digestive and soothing properties, such as licorice, amla (Indian gooseberry), and coriander.

Regular Routine:Maintain a regular daily routine that includes consistent meal times, adequate sleep, and stress management practices.By adhering to these lifestyle recommendations, individuals can help manage acidity and promote digestive health in accordance with Ayurvedic principleswe encourage you to arrange an appointment with our esteemed specialist for further insight and personalised guidance.

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Our Acidity Specialists

Dr. Vivek Brijbahal Singh

BAMS, M.D. Rachna Sharir, Advanced PGD in Clinical Research

Dr. Supriya Kurane

BAMS, M.S. Surgery

Dr. Datt Bapardekar

BAMS, MD (Panchakarm), Ph.D. scholar in Panchakarm

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