People with nonulcer stomach pain often turn to complementary and alternative medicine to help them cope. No complementary or alternative treatments are proved to cure nonulcer stomach pain. But when used along with your doctor's care, complementary and alternative treatments may provide relief from your signs and symptoms.
If you're interested in complementary and alternative treatments, talk to your doctor about:
Feb. 06, 2015
Herbal supplements. Herbal remedies that may be of some benefit for nonulcer stomach pain include a combination of peppermint and caraway oil. These supplements may relieve some of the symptoms of nonulcer stomach pain, such as fullness and gastrointestinal spasms.
Artichoke leaf extract may also reduce symptoms of nonulcer stomach pain, including vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain.
- Relaxation techniques. Activities that help you relax may help you control and cope with your signs and symptoms. Consider trying meditation, yoga or other activities that may help reduce your stress levels.
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