Natural Treatments for Ulcers

We have treated many patients in Connecticut for peptic ulcers through a customized health plan.* We will service anyone in the Connecticut area who is suffering, and will help relieve you of the pain your ulcer causes in addition to western medicine.*

SERVING BROOKFIELD, DANBURY, RIDGEFIELD & NEARBY

You are far from the only person who suffers from ulcers, as they affect over 200,000 Americans per year. Treating it can take a very long time if left unchecked, and we want to help you get back to health as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with one of the natural health specialists we employ at SOPHIA today

Our Office Serving Brookfield, CT


Address:
 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: (203) 740-9300

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Wendesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 1PM
Sat – Sun: Closed

Potential Treatments for Ulcers

Ulcers can be a nightmare to deal with in your stomach, and Sophia Natural Health Center will work with you to find a treatment that can dilute some of the pain.* We can discuss any treatment you may want to take from dietary training to relaxation techniques, and help your stomach find some relief once more.* Sophia will help you on your journey in addition to the conventional medical treatments you are accustomed to in order to reach a healthy body, mind and spirit.*

Acupuncture

We use the pain-relieving method of inserting tiny and sterilized needles into your body to try to relax you.*

Cupping

Cupping is used to encourage energy flow, by using heated glass cups along your body to pull out toxins in your qi.*

Dietary Therapy

To help prevent the harsher symptoms of an ulcer, you may be consulted on your dietary choices.

Manual Therapy

Joints and soft tissue are manipulated through massage in order to relieve pain as comfortably as possible.*

Moxibustion

To increase circulation in your body, an herb mugwort is burned to warm the area near the patient’s skin.

Tui Na

A therapeutic massage that works well in combination with acupuncture, and helps to increase the flow of blood in an area.

Diathermy

Heat therapy utilizing the deep body tissue in order to increase blood circulation and relax muscles.

Herbal Therapy

We use custom herbal remedies to treat any patient’s conditions affecting them and their natural healing power.

Lifestyle Counseling

We consult people on how their unhealthy lifestyles may affect them, such as diet and amount of exercise

Symptoms and Causes of an Ulcer

Peptic ulcers include gastric (stomach) ulcers, duodenal (small intestine) ulcers, and esophageal ulcers.  Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, which causes the digestive acids to eat away at the stomach’s lining tissues.

Causes:

  • An infection with the bacterium H. pylori
  • Long-term use of aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen (NSAIDs)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which increases the body’s production of acid

Symptoms:

  • Burning sensation or pain in the middle of abdomen
  • Dull pain in the stomach
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite due to pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Anemia
  • Feeling easily full
  • Burping, acid reflux, or heartburn
  • Pain that improves when you eat, drink, or take antacids

Avoiding an Ulcer In the Future

Ulcers are a common but irritating issue many people go through each year. In order to keep yourself from experiencing an ulcer in the future, try following these tips*:

  • Lower the amount of pain-relieving drugs that you consume on a regular basis, such as over-the-counter ibuprofen*
  • Avoid direct contact with those who already have an ulcer, such as through kissing or sharing food*

And watch out for these risk factors, which do not cause ulcers but could make them worse*:

  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Limit spicy foods
  • Watch your stress levels

Your Different Treatment Options

Dietary Therapy

While you are going through the treatment another doctor may give you, we may be able to consult you on dietary options and help you avoid harsher symptoms of an ulcer as you deal with it. Discovering factors such as alcohol intake and controlling your love of spicy foods may make the pain in the ulcer less severe than it could be.*

Lifestyle Counseling

An ulcer is not caused by a high level of stress, but can be exacerbated by it. We will work with you and your partner or your family to lessen the stress you may feel at home, and encourage healthy ways to regain control of your life, such as through meditation or exercise.*

Tui Na

Through our massage techniques, we may be able to direct blood flow to another area in your body and lessen the amount of stomach acid flowing through you.* As we utilize the relaxation techniques at our disposal, you may feel more at ease when dealing with the symptoms of your ulcer.*

Your Trusted Natural Specialist for Ulcers

We use holistic and natural therapies at Sophia Natural Health to compliment the treatments conventional western medicine provides for patients.* Meet with our specialists to start developing your customized health plan for your peptic ulcer.* Contact us today in order to see one of our specialists today!

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results

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