Zantacs and all generics recalled finally
Nearly four decades after it was approved, the FDA has ordered that heartburn drug Zantac and its generics be removed from the market, saying they have been exposing consumers to the risk of cancer. The move comes 6 months after an independent lab warned the FDA of a potential carcinogen in ranitidine drugs and nearly three months after another lab told the FDA its tests determined levels of NDMA could increase if the drug is stored above room temperature.
Any drug taken consistently for a symptom like heartburn is masking a larger, underlying problem. In TICM, we treat the root dysfunction to eradicate the the symptom(s). Many different symptoms usually stem from one larger root cause.
How do we treat heartburn in TICM? Through reducing symptoms, addressing deeper imbalances by adjusting esophageal pressure, harmonising gastric acids and smoothing digestion.️
Hijama and acupuncture: reduces stress and opens the flow of stagnated energy (Qi). This helps the organ systems function harmoniously, reducing symptoms of heartburn and promoting regular digestion.
Liver herbs: helps reduce stress, helps digest emotions and balance our feelings, resulting in a smooth flow of vital energy and Blood. Also helps Stomach function.
Vitality herbs: strengthens the Stomach and Spleen to help in overall Spleen function and symptoms such as acid regurgitation, heartburn, poor digestion, indigestion, abdominal distension, belching, bloating, gas. This formula is especially useful when taken in the morning from 9-11am and for people who have mucus and Lung imbalances as well.
Practicing flexibility and allowing life to flow: the famous quote goes "We plan, God laughs” in Chinese or "We plan but Allah is the best of planners" in Islam. Life is unexpected and that is the beauty of it, when we resist the natural flow of life, we do the same internally, stopping the natural flow of our vital life force in our bodies causing emotional and digestive issues.
Diet: eating whole foods, eating breakfast, eating a light and easily digestible dinner, regular meal times, not eating late at night, eating a variety of vegetables and reducing alcohol, smoking, sugar, refined and processed foods, etc.
Consuming ginger powder and ginger extract: dehydrated ginger promotes stomach harmony and stops the production of excess stomach acid. Ginger warms the digestion, while killing bacteria and pathogens, allowing a harmonious flow of energy with all the corresponding organs. Overall, the stronger the Stomach and Spleen are, the less change for digestive issues.