We love to eat! It's a nuisance to constantly worry about what to eat and what NOT to eat in order to keep your acid reflux in check. When it gets bad, symptoms can even resemble a heart attack like chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Most of the time, patients might experience chronic sore throat, cough, and bloating. Some patients might already have the diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). However, the more anti-acid medications you take, the body becomes dependent on them to digest food. This is why some people are stuck taking anti-acids for the rest of their lives. But... there is still hope. Acupuncture can help to increase your metabolism and regulate the acid production during meal times. Accompanied with Chinese herbal formula, acid reflux can be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine. With consistent and frequent treatments, improvements can be seen within a month to two months. Why not treat your body better and give acupuncture a try?!
~ Mei Lin Maunakea
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