Dyspepsia can be defined as painful, difficult, or disturbed digestion, which may be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bloating, and stomach discomfort.

Alternative name:

Comman causes $ Symptoms:-

The digestive problems may have an identifiable cause, such as bacterial or viral infection, peptic ulcer, gallbladder, or liver disease. The bacteria Helicobacter pylori is often found in those individuals suffering from duodenal or gastric ulcers. Investigation of recurrent indigestion should rule out these possible causes.

Often, there is no organic cause for the problem, in which case dyspepsia is classified as functional or nonulcer dyspepsia. There is evidence that functional dyspepsia may be related to abnormal motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract (a state known as dysmotility in which the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine behave abnormally). These patients may respond to a group of drugs called prokinate agents. A review of eating habits (e.g. chewing with the mouth open, gulping food, or talking while chewing) may reveal a tendency to swallow air. This may contribute to feeling bloated, or to excessive belching. Smoking, caffeine, alcohol, or carbonated beverages may contribute to the discomfort. When there is sensitivity or allergy to certain food substances, eating those foods may cause gastrointestinal distress. Some medications are associated with indigestion. Stomach problems may also be a response to stress or emotional unrest.

 Yogic cure:-

                     [1] Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory  techniques}



[2] Yogasanas                                                  {Posture}

{a} Shirsasana                                   { Head stand }

{b} Lolasana

{c} Shavasana                                   {Corpse}

{d} Vipritkarni mudra

{e} Janushirasana

{f} Ardh-paschimottanasana           {Half posterior strech}

{g} Dhanurasana                             {Bow}

{h} Halasana                                   {Plough}

{i} Sarvangasana                            {Shoulder stand}

{j} Matsyasana                               {Fish}

{k} Padmasana                              {Lotus}

{l} Mayurasana                             {Peacock}

  [3] Pranayama                        {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a}Nadi shuddhi

{b} Anulim Vilom


               [4] Bandhas:-                                                    {Bands}     

{a} Uddiyana bandha                           {Abdominal lock}


                [5] Mudra:-                                                    {Finger –posture}

{a} Agni Mudra


               [6] Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}


              {7}Yogic diet:-




Foods to be Avoided by dyspepsia patients


  • Avoid large, heavy meals, fried foods and any item of food that disagrees with you.
  • Avoid foods that are mechanically and chemically iritating, like pickles spices, condiments, strong tea, cof­fee, vinegar, tamarind, raw vegeta­bles, raw fruit, seeds and skin of vegetables and fruit, cucumber, on­ions, radish tomatoes, dried fruit (like currants, raisings, figs), non-vege­tarian foods, fatty foods,  curried dishes, rich and heavy puddings, hot buttered toast,  coarse  cereals  , wholemeal bread, cakes containing dried fruit or peals, all heavy Indian sweets, wholemeal biscuits, cream biscuits, crispbread and rusks.
  • Alcoholic and other aerated drinks.
  • Chewing tobacco in any form.
  • Green leafy vegetables.
  • Marketed chaats, sauces, chutneys etc.
  • Hot food drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, ovetime etc.
  • Hot items like very hot soups and cooked food.
  • Pulses with skin and whole pulses like  moong-sabut  (Green  Gram) channas, lobhia etc.
  • Chillies in any form.

Foods Allowed for dyspepsia patients

All food drinks at room temperature.

Milk and its products like cottage cheese, butter, cream, sweet curd etc.

Fresh bread, cornflakes and rusks properly soaked in milk.

Plain biscuits and plain cakes like sponge cake.

Honey, jellies, sugars etc.

Cereals Refined and well cooked e.g., cornflour, arrowroot, samolina, ground rice, oat flour, porridge, dalia, rice, macroni, spaghetti etc.

Light home made custards, kheers, puddings jellies souffle, Potatoes boiled and baked, green and yellow vegetables, properly cooked and pureed.

Fruit stewed and finely sieved, served as purees, fruit juices strained, sweatened and diluted with water or fruit used in jellies. Ripened fruit without skin and seeds.

Fats and oils in moderate quantities.

All clear soups (without spices) and thin soups at Room temerature.

Scientific explanation:-

All the yoga posture will be very useful in curing dyspepsia. The musculature of the stomach and the intestines will be brought back life and normal activity. The nerves controlling the activity of the alimentary canal and the nerve endings and the nerve ganglia will be toned up and restored to efficient functioning. The intra- abdominal pressure will be increased. The healthy function of the organs like liver, pancreas is necessary for proper digestion. These organs are also restored to health and activity. Their secretions also are regulated and normalized.