September 15, 2009

Natural Treatments for Abdomen Pain Relief

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Parasites occur everywhere and they can enter the human body with great ease; through food, water, air, physical contact, open lesions, contaminated surgical equipment among others. They thrive on the surrounding environment of the host body and leech vital nutrients from it. They also excrete toxins and other harmful substances, which often lead to abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and a sense of general ill- health.

These parasites can reside almost anywhere in the body. However they are most often found in the abdominal region, in organs such as the stomach, intestines, and colon. They can reside for years on end without manifestation of visible symptoms. In many cases the symptoms surface within 2-3 weeks of infestation. However the symptoms are common and often overlap with other more common ailments, leading to misdiagnosis and consequently the wrong treatment. This gives ample time for these parasites to replicate and multiply and aggravate the symptoms.

Abdominal cramps in particular are a challenging symptom. Since they can occur as a result of many things, taking them as a cue for intestinal worms might not occur immediately. These cramps can last for a few minutes or even for a few hours. They can range from being mild to severe. If these cramps are accompanied by diarrhea, it is more than likely that parasitic infection is at play. By sending stool samples to a lab for detecting parasites one can confirm the same.

  • The best way to treat abdominal cramps is to eliminate the cause itself – the parasites. However, until that is achieved, cramps can be difficult to handle. Pain killers and other OTC drugs are available to combat cramping; however they only provide temporary relief and lower the pain threshold. Home remedies are the best way to deal with abdominal cramping since they require minor modifications to daily diet, but provide long lasting relief. It is best to treat abdominal cramps at the onset.
  • Hot and cold packs bring about immediate relief from stomach cramps. Different people respond differently to these packs; while some find relief in cold packs, others might find hot packs more effective.
  • Fennel seeds can be chewed at regular intervals since they are known to soothe the stomach and relieve pain.
  • A concoction of 2-3 spoons of fennel seeds, 3-4 green cardamoms, 5-7 whole black peppercorns, and 2-3 spoons of sugar mixed in 2 glasses of water can be boiled till it is reduced to one glass and can be had twice a day to relieve abdominal cramping.
  • Tinctures of coptis, barberry, goldenseal, or oregon grape root are known to be very effective in getting rid of parasites and soothing the pain; 1-2 tablespoon of either of these tinctures can be mixed with a cup of water and consumed twice a day for 15 days.

If the cramping still persists one must immediately seek professional help to purge the parasites out of the body.