acid reflexI remember suspecting I had indigestion or more actuate silent reflux. For months, I visited several medical doctors all telling me that my runny nose, sore throat, and cough were either allergies or a chronic cold. Today I want to share another video testimonial with you from a patient who used acupuncture to reduce her stress and indigestion.

Silent Reflux

When I had silent reflux[1] it was without pain. This clinical name is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [LPR] and the classical symptoms include the following.

  • Excessive throat clearing
  • Persistent cough
  • Hoarseness
  • A “lump” in the throat that doesn’t go away with repeated swallowing
  • A sensation of postnasal drip or excess throat mucous
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Sore throat

GERDMany patients suffer acid reflux or GERD. They often try something over the counter like Prilosec or visit their physician for that little purple pill, Nexium.

These drugs have harmful side-effects, and are not for long-term use. They simply cover up the problem. Most people who prefer not to take medication acupuncture can be effective against these conditions of stomach upset.

Let’s see what this patient has to say about treating her stress and digestion problems with acupuncture.

Acupuncture Testimonial

I hope you enjoyed this video testimonial. Are you wondering if you have GERD or acid reflux? Below are the common symptoms of each.

The most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is regular heartburn, a painful, burning feeling in the middle of your chest, behind your breastbone, and in the middle of your abdomen. Not all adults with GERD[2] have heartburn.

You may know someone with GERD, who doesn’t realize they have it. Bad breath is common. Perhaps you suffer occasional nausea, pain in your chest or the upper part of your abdomen. Maybe you have problems swallowing or painful swallowing, respiratory problems and the wearing away of your teeth from the high acidity in the month.

AcupunctureSo now let’s look at acid reflux[3]. It’s so common that many people don’t realize that left untreated it can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to cancer. Taking medications only covers up the problem and is not the answer. Try acupuncture; work with me as a health coach. We work together you and me, to find the root problems causing your problems.

Fixing Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is different from GERD because it is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. It’s a tube that connects the throat and stomach. It’s common to taste regurgitated food or sour liquid at the back of your mouth or feel a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn). GERD is the more progressive state of acid reflux.

Want to know about these digestive problems and if acupuncture will help you? Contact our office to find out how we may help you with your acid reflux.

 

 

 

[1] http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/ger-and-gerd-in-adults/Pages/symptoms-causes.aspx

[2] http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20529772,00.html

[3] http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20529772,00.html

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