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Stomach
   
I need a remedy


I am suddenly having uncontrollable stomach spasms. Also I have a
painful arm inflammation for months that will not go away. I've gone to 3 doctors and tried 2 medications that did not help. I am trying Boswelia, Bromelain, Turmeric & Yucca, still no results.

Can you recommend something.
Thank you.

Diane

Susun's Response: tell me more about your stomach cramps

Dear Diane

In what form are you taking the herbs you list? Many people don't realize that different forms of herbs have different actions!

When you say stomach spasms do you mean your actual stomach or your intestines (which many people call their stomach)?

Have you had any tests? Say for the bacteria that causes ulcers in the stomach?

Are the spasms there all the time? Before you eat? After?

Does anything relieve them?

For starters, I would think that eating half a cup of yogurt in the morning and taking a dropperful of dandelion root tincture (do not use capsules) before meals would improve your digestion and ease cramps in both your stomach and your intestines.

Green Blessings, Susun Weed
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Gerd

I have a big problem with acid reflux, known as gerd. Right now
I'm on Pilosec 20 mg. 2x a day and I'm looking for a more natural way of
healing my problem and not masking it. The herbs that would help me I
would also like to grow if possible in my area.

I live in Oakland, NJ. Are there any Drs. that you know of that will work with herbs
rather than synthetic medicine? How do you go about finding this people?

Thanks for any and all info you can help in this area.

Blessed be, Gloria

Susun's Response: make your stomach more acid

Dear Gloria

It may surprise you to learn that the reason for your problem is
lack of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. This keeps the food there
overly long and causes a "back-up" right up your throat. Yuck!

Herbalists recommend dandelion root tincture, about 10-20 drops,
taken just before meals. This will improve your digestion amazingly
and will help your stomach make more acid.

Unfortunately the drugs make matters much worse because they attack
the symtoms and deepen the problem. You could stop taking Pilosec if
you wanted and go back to just using things for relief when needed.
For instance, slippery elm offers fast relief, heals the throat from
acid burns, and strengthens the stomach and intestines. Much better
choice than TUMS, I think :)

I don't know of any doctors in you area. Sorry. Hope the info above
gets you started in the right direction.

Green Blessings, Susun Weed
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