The reasons for experiencing stomach pain after eating range from food allergies to pelvic inflammatory disease and many things in between. While it may not be as easy to determine exactly why you experience pain after eating, treating the pain with simple yet effective home remedies can dramatically decrease the pain and help you ease any bloating, cramping, constipation or diarrhea.
In addition to going on an elimination diet that will help you eventually identify the culprit, you’re probably looking for relief a bit faster. There are multiple home remedies you can use to relieve the discomfort and pain quickly. We recommend that you try one at a time when you experience stomach pain after eating so that you can properly identify which remedy works best for you.
For issues that are uncomplicated and not life threatening, these home remedies can help you find relief without having to take over the counter medicine.
If your stomach pain includes nausea or vomiting, please contact a medical professional.
Home Remedies for Stomach Pain After Eating
Belly Button Healing: An active way to bring heat to your abdomen is revolutionary healing method Belly Button Healing. This method improves gut health by stimulating the digestive tract and vital organs through the navel – an important acupressure point in eastern medicine. While pressing on your stomach might sound like the last thing you want to do while experiencing stomach pain after eating, it is actually exactly what you need–movement. Belly Button Healing reinvigorates the digestive tract by expelling toxins, clearing energetic and physical blockages, generating heat and igniting the fire in the belly, soothing pain by balancing energy in the entire body.
How to use it: When you’re experiencing stomach pain after eating, use the Belly Button Healing wand gently for at least 5-minutes, pumping in and out at the navel and bringing your awareness to your abdomen. The deep breathing that accompanies this method will also help soothe pain as your attention will transfer from the pain to relief. Breathing deeply into the abdomen has been used for thousands of years to balance mind, body and soul and accompanying this technique with Belly Button Healing can bring fast relief.
Turmeric – Considered to be “the spice of life” by many ancient cultures, turmeric is the cure-all in terms of spices. Derived from the root of a turmeric plant, this orange spice is great for treating inflammation, pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea, gas, bloating and so much more!
How to use it: In a glass of warm water, add 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric powder, stir and drink slowly. Turmeric reduces the buildup of undigested food waste in the gastrointestinal tract. It helps to decrease pathogenic bacteria in the intestines, aids the treatment of dyspepsia and stomach ulcers, aids the digestion of protein and has even been shown to help prevent bowel cancer.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Common digestion aids, apple cider vinegar and white vinegar has been used for years to assist food through the digestive tract and soothe bloating, heartburn, cramps and more. Acidic indigestion (or a lack of acid in the stomach) is often the culprit for digestion issues. This inhibits food from exiting the stomach, causing pain and discomfort.
How to use it: Put a tablespoon of either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in a glass and fill the rest with warm or room temperature water. Drink within 5-minutes of your first sip so the vinegar can begin the process of aiding your digestion.
Ginger – There’s a reason sushi comes with a side of ginger – to aid digestion! This soothing root has been used for stomach issues including indigestion, nausea, cramps, bloating and more for many years by ancient cultures. There are many ways to can take ginger regularly including buying fresh ginger, taking capsule supplements, eating crystallized ginger, tea and more.
How to use it: Choose your preferred modality and have some ginger immediately when you feel stomach pain after eating. It is a bit spicy when eaten fresh, but it will bring soothing relief quickly.
Hot Pack – When it comes to digestion, warmth is vital. Generating heat in the lower abdomen aids digestion, soothes stomach pain after eating and allows the bowels to loosen up and expel any toxins or backed up food. A hot pack is a passive way to bring heat to your belly and ease pain.
How to use it: You’ll need a hot pack full of water, microwaveable rice pack, heating pad or other device that you can warm up. Be careful not to put boiling water in the hot pack or heat up other packs for too long. You don’t want these to be so hot that you burn yourself. Place your hot pack on your lower abdomen as you lie on your back for at least 15 minutes. Reheat as necessary.
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