An ulcer is a sore that appears in the lining of the stomach or the beginning of the small intestine, called the duodenum. Symptoms include a burning pain in the stomach, weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and bloating. The most common cause of ulcers is a germ called helicobacter pylori, which can be transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact or ingestion of contaminated food or water. The second most common cause of an ulcer is the long-term use of NSAIDs, such as Aleve or Bayer.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for ulcers.
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating ulcers. For a complete list from our store with more details see our ulcers formula section.
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The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for ulcers. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.
Do not use for epigastric distention due to food stagnation. Use with caution if patient has yin deficiency.