Alternative therapies

Types of alternative therapies and their effectiveness in regard to digestive motility.


A little tea can make a big difference

  • By GeorgiaCath · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 47 replies
  • I'd heard amazing things about oolong tea, so I decided to give it a try. My conclusion? It's not a cure for gp, but it's not snake oil either! I'm drinking it every day and I find it DOES make a difference ...


  • By IrenaJo · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I just wanted to share some success, and I know, we're all different, but any little bit of hope keeps us going . I have taken the Senna plus at night but it doesn't really work all that well. However ...


  • By newsector · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I have been dealing with Gastroparesis for about 11 yrs and have not had it as bad as many other people I have read about on here and other sites. I can't imagine what some of you go through on a daily ...

Ms diagnosis

  • By Ms-diagnosed · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Anyone have the sleeve gastrectomy for gastroparesis. Just wondering about the post op results, 1-3-6-9-12 ? Is pain gone, less? Digestion better? Able to eat small amounts in a single mound?! Thanks ...

looking into 'healing digestive illness' by Russell Maritoni

  • By katielay · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi all. So recently i have read a few discussions about a guy called Russell Maritoni who has a website called healing digestive illness. A few people have raved about how much he has helped them with ...

Any other gp'er suffering with mouth sores?

  • By booters · New reply March 15, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • I have had mouth sores for months (like canker sores) and am wondering if this is to do with my poor nutrition, or diabtetes. Have a doctors appt coming up but thought maybe some of you have dealt with ...


  • By cne · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • so new here but here goes : Anyone ever had a surgical procedure called "Pyloricplasty" ? if so was it worth it ? any down sides ? Im reading pretty big contradictions between what my surgeon is telling ...

IBS and severe bloating

  • By Little_Fifi · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I have been dealing with IBS for over 20 yrs.This last flare up was the worst.I have been off work on short term disability since Dec 21/13.I am only 5'2 and very petite & feel so depressed & unattractive ...

Coffee at 7 pm for BM

  • By Moogle31 · Posted March 7, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • It's 7pm and I felt like I had to poop so bad I drank a cup of coffee. I normally don't touch caffeine past 2 pm, but the gas and bloating was so bad, I said f*#k it. Well, it worked! This must be why ...

Herbal/vitamin supplements for GP

  • By Klpl · Posted February 23, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi, I am looking for some alternative therapy suggestions. Has anyone tried prebiotics and probiotics for GP? Digestive enzymes? What is a good brand of digestive enzymes? I am wondering if any of these ...


  • By rt8764 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have been diagnosed with Paradoxical Puborectalis Contraction which prevents me from having a bowel movement. It's been described by some that my puborectalis muscle isn't reading the message from my ...

Esophageal Spasms getting worse

  • By BEAR22 · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • This is a newly found and great website! I've had E S for 15 years now. Because there is very little written and practically NO Dr.s even acknowledge its existance I have been through all of the "It must ...

gastroparesis - slow motility

  • By ChrisR88 · New reply January 22, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Has anyone out there had success with using eg chiropractic or acupuncture or massage etc for gastroparesis? It appears the Vagus nerve can be a culprit. I am searching for answers/cure for my 24 year ...

What supplements do u take?

  • By GrumpyGut33 · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • berogast-3-4-fl-oz-100-ml/42792i I was wondering what supplements u take that helps with the motility and constipation, digestion, and gerd? Also, anyone hear ...

Ulcerative Colitis and Ayurvedic

  • By umli · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone out there has used Ayurvedic treatment with Ulcerative Colitis? I have been using it for 5 years now and seen some remarkable improvements but would like to understand how widely ...

ACV -Manuka Honey for Gastro -IBS -AR

  • By CollieGuy · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I have Gastroparesis, IBS, Acid Reflux amongst, and pre diabetes and High Blood pressure. I have read about ACV and Honey and have been taking 1 TBSP ACV and 2 TS of honey before meals and not yet noticed ...

Mass General Doctor Brayden Kuo

  • By debraaguda · New reply November 26, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Has anyone seen Doctor Brayden Kuo at Mass General for Motility issues. Gastroparesis, slow motility, colon inertia, slow transit IBS with ideopathic constipation? These are my issues. I recently had ...

Alternative and natural therapies for SIBO and GP

  • By L-bet · New reply November 19, 2013
  • 71 replies
  • I've learned so much from the people on this forum, and from many other sites and blogs, and wanted to organize and share what I've found, in the hope that I'll be able to offer some of the help I've ...


  • By Medmyst · New reply November 12, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Has anyone had success weaning off acid blocking medication? I have been on Ranitidine for over a year, and the longer I take it, the more I need to take. This can't be good. Appreciate hearing about ...

Anemia, GP, and Iron

  • By jacquelinezr · New reply September 25, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have GP and anemia. I've tried several over the counter iron pills, but was unable to tolerate them. I tried an iron infusion at the hospital, but had a bad allergic ...

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