Homeopathy treatment for Hiatus Hernia

A Hiatus Hernia is a condition which occur when the stomach bulges up into chest through an opening in  diaphragm, the muscle that separates the two areas. The opening is called the hiatus, so this condition is also called a hiatus hernia. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of our stomach bulges through the large muscle separating our abdomen and chest (diaphragm).

Diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus) through which  food tube (esophagus) passes before connecting to stomach. In a hiatal hernia, the stomach pushes up through that opening and into the chest.

A small hiatal hernia usually doesn't cause problems but a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into  esophagus, leading to heartburn. Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms. 


Most small hiatal hernias cause no signs or symptoms. But larger hiatal hernias can cause:Uploaded Image

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation of food or liquids into the mouth
  • Backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting of blood or passing of black stools, which may indicate gastrointestinal bleeding


A hiatal hernia occurs when weakened muscle tissue allows stomach to bulge up through our diaphragm. It is not always clear why this happens but a hiatal hernia might be caused by:

  • Age-related changes in diaphragm
  • Injury to the area, for example, after trauma or certain types of surgery
  • Being born with an unusually large hiatus

Persistent and intense pressure on the surrounding muscles, such as while coughing, vomiting, straining during a bowel movement, exercising or lifting heavy objects


ROBINIA : Very useful medicines for hiatus hernia when there is highly acrid and sour belching.There is intensely sour belching or vomiting, heartburn, regurgitation of acidic substances, and acidity that gets worse when lying down at night.There is distension of abdomen with pain.Also there is burning sensation in the stomach, specially at night, are also symptoms.

NATRUM PHOS : Useful for hiatus hernia with sour belching, waterbrash, heartburn and sour vomiting, especially in the morning. There is heaviness and pressure in the epigastrium

CARBO VEG : Excellent medicine for hiatus hernia with gastric complaints.There is difficulty in breathing along with gastric symptoms.Given when patient complains of rancid, sour belching, waterbrash and difficulty in breathing. Useful when belching starts after eating or drinking anything,eating even the simplest kind of food causes sour belching with fullness in stomach.There is a distressing sensation in the stomach around half an hour after eating.

ABIES NIGRA : Most useful medicine for hiatus hernia with sensation of a lump or something hard lodged in the esophagus or cardiac end of the stomach. There is a feeling as if food is lying in the epigastrium.Helpful for waterbrash with a choked feeling in the throat.There is constricted sensation above the pit of the stomach can also occur.

Lycopodium, Pulsatilla and Nux Vomica

LYCOPODIUM : Useful for hiatus hernia when dyspepsia and heartburn worsens after eating food with starch like cabbage and beans.

PULSATILLA : Useful for hiatus hernia when complaint gets worse after eating greasy and fatty food.Given when eating such food leads to heartburn and there is tight feeling in the stomach.

Nux Vomica : Very useful for hiatus hernia with gastric complaints like heartburn, waterbrash, sour and bitter risings, nausea.Given when vomiting arising after eating highly spicy food, coffee, and alcoholic drinks.