Find Lasting Solutions For Heartburn
Find The REAL reason for heartburn
What is heartburn? Are heartburn and acid reflux the same thing?Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach acid is backing up and the contents of the stomach flow back up the esophagus and causes irritation. Acid reflux affects more than 20% of Americans. At Augusta Acupunture Clinic we commonly see the following symptoms:
Discomfort in upper abdomen,
Bloating after meals,
Bitter or sour taste in the mouth,
How is heartburn usually treated?Traditionally acid relux and heartburn are treated with over the counter antiacids that can actually cause more harm than good. Side-effects of these medications (most commonly Prilosec and Nexium) include: rapid or slowed heart rate, palpitations, high blood pressure, chest pain, ulcers, development of male breasts, pancreatic inflammation, irritable colon, constipation, diarrhea, mood changes, headaches, muscle pain, anxiety, depression, liver disease or failure, diabetes, muscle weakness, skin problems, ringing in the ears, inflammation of the eyes, frequent urination, testicular pain, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and blood cell disorders. These are only of the side effects; there are many more. We see people who take over the counter medications for years, yet they don’t know about the long term consequences.
There is hope for heartburn sufferers!Fortunately, Dr. Sherrell of Augusta Acupuncture clinic, has created a highly effective natural solutions to treat heartburn and acid reflux He creates a custom health plan that may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and a wholefoods based metabolic detox program.
How can acupuncture help with heartburn?There are many studies proving the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating acid reflux and other digestive disorders. Acupuncture “has been shown to alter acid secretion, GI motility, and visceral [organ] pain (Takahashi, 2016). The beauty of acupuncture is that it has a regulatory effect, meaning that it can either increase or decrease specific functions in the body, and it does this without the risk of side-effects.
How can Chinese herbal medicine help with heartburn?For patients with acid reflux, custom Chinese medicines are prescribed based on each patients unique condition. Unlike medications, herbs are not one-size-fits-all. Chinese herbs are formulated to address the underlying cause of the acid reflux as well as quell the symptoms. For instance, patients may have liver issues that are affecting their digestion or they may have stress or anxiety that triggers the reflux. Each patient presents a slightly unique case that can be tailor treated. Herbs are taken until the root and the symptoms are gone, rather than as a life sentence.
How can Dr. Sherrell help my heartburn?As we discussed, heartburn is just a symptom of acid reflux. The first thing is to understand if you have high stomach acid or low stomach acid. If you are a good candidate, you will have an exam with Dr. Sherrell. During this exam we will ime to truly listen to your concerns and provide you with answers and solutions to your medical problems. After a detailed physical exam with Dr. Sherrell, he will create a custom health plan for you. Your custom health plan may include:
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We provide highly successful natural treatments with time-tested and proven clinical results. We are here for you every step of the way and we genuinely care about helping you achieve the best results possible.
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