Homeopathy as an Emerging Alternative for GERD Management: A Comprehensive Review

Authors

  • Parth Aphale DR D Y PATIL VIDYAPEETH PUNE
  • Dharmendra Sharma Dr. D.Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College & Research Centre, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Himanshu Shekhar Dr. D.Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College & Research Centre, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1414

Keywords:

GERD, GORD, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Homoeopathy, Ultra Higher Dilution

Abstract

Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition characterized by stomach contents flowing into the esophagus, causing distressing symptoms and potential complications. GERD is primarily linked to lower esophageal sphincter dysfunction, and its symptoms can impact quality of life. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery, with concerns about prolonged medication use. Homeopathy is an alternative approach gaining recognition and interest as an alternative to conventional orally administered drugs for GERD. Aim/Objective: This review examines the clinical evaluation of homeopathic treatments for GERD, highlighting their potential role by analysing existing clinical studies. Methodology: We conducted a comprehensive database search for clinical studies on homeopathic treatments for GERD, adhering to inclusion criteria related to homeopathy in GERD treatment. Results: Eight clinical studies were identified. Renu Mittal's study demonstrated significant symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life with homeopathic treatment. Dr. Leena Dighe's study reinforced the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in GERD, Acid-Peptic Disorder (APD), and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Dossett et al. highlighted the significance of patient-provider interactions, while Sitharthan's retrospective analysis supported the potential of homeopathy for gastrointestinal disorders. A study exploring Robinia pseudoacacia in GERD treatment showed positive results. Conclusion: These studies suggest the potential of homeopathic treatments in managing GERD and related gastrointestinal disorders. These findings encourage future studies and applications of homeopathic interventions in GERD management. Further research, including randomized trials, is needed to solidify homeopathy's role in gastroenterological care.

Author Biography

Parth Aphale, DR D Y PATIL VIDYAPEETH PUNE

Professor & HOD, Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Dr. D.Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College & Research Centre, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Published

2023-05-18

How to Cite

Aphale, P., Sharma, D., & Shekhar, H. (2023). Homeopathy as an Emerging Alternative for GERD Management: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of High Dilution Research - ISSN 1982-6206, 23(cf), 128–145. https://doi.org/10.51910/ijhdr.v23icf.1414

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Theoretical, Historical Research and Reviews