Dr. Ali’s OHM Protocol for GERD-Gastritis Complex

Majid Ali, M.D.

OHM: O for oil (castor oil), H for Heat, and M for Massage)

Following is a brief description of my guidelines for healing the GERD-gastritis complex. GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disorder, and is the condition called heartburn with features of food “sitting in the stomach,” burning stomach pain, belching, excessive salivation). These guidelines should be considered after the presence of other medical conditions have been ruled out by a doctor.

OHM Protocol

My OHM protocol includes the following:

1. An anti-inflammatory oil rub (castor oil is my first choice, sesame oil can be used as its substitute on some days).

2. Local heat therapy (with a heat pack or with a heating coil built in a hand-held massager.

3. Massage all of the abdomen, favoring the upper part with gentle rotatory motion of the massager.

4. The use of a pillow over the massager helps to anchor it and block vibrations to the hand or wrist and so is preferable).

5. Gastric enzyme formula (two tablets with each meal). Go to www.aliacademy.org to see the composition of my Gastric One Protocol and to order it if desired.

6. Fennel, fenugreek, licorice, peaud’arco tea (Go to www.aliacademy.org to see the composition of my GERD/Gastritis Tea (Bowel 13 Protocol) and to order it if desired.

7. Aloe water, one ounce three times a day (more often if needed earlier in the treatment).

Stomach Fermentation

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder, heartburn) always go hand-in-hand, Both are caused by stomach fermentation which results from altered stomach flora and stress. I discuss these subjects at length in two video seminars, which can be downloaded by clicking the box below.


GERD Video Seminars

For more info, please consider my video seminars entitled “GERD part One” and GERD Part Two,” which can be downloaded from www.aliacademy.org.

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