#13 Acupuncture Relieves Heartburn And Acid Reflux
Excerpt from Debra’s upcoming book: 33 Things Acupuncture Cures
It’s the middle of a great evening, delightful food, and wonderful friends. Then it starts. First, your waist seems to grow two sizes, and you feel well, gassy. Then there’s the tightness and sometimes burning in your chest. There are many names for your problem the commercials fill primetime with suppressive drugs with frightening side-effects. You’re having heartburn or acid reflux. Your friend whispers in your ear, acupuncture relieves heartburn and acid reflux. Wondering if your pain is that clear you smile between thin lips.
Do You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome Or Acid Reflux?
It’s not just with rich food either! The other day you had that presentation and well you kept running to the bathroom for a full day before. It’s painful, and it’s urgent your irritable bowel syndrome, but you can’t just stop working and move to the beach where stress doesn’t exist! Besides, you love this job. Maybe you should call your friend and get more information about just how acupuncture relieves heartburn and acid reflux.
Are Heartburn and Acid Reflux The Same?
Yes, they usually are the same. Symptoms can vary though most patients have a burning sensation along with tightness in the chest. Burping and a bad taste in your mouth also happen. Because IBS or irritable bowel often co-exists with acid reflux, it’s hard to tell which symptoms are heartburn. Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea are generally part of IBS.
Like our individual whose friend suggests acupuncture relieves heartburn and acid reflux you may have a variety of physical problems listed or others. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can reduce the problem.
Some patients find acupuncture alone solves irritable bowel syndrome while others are more complicated needing herbal medicine as well. Because allergies play a significant role for many, we use a specialized testing when needed to find and then deactivate these food problems.
When Acid Reflux And IBS Are Not Allergies
A growing number of patients that I see have stress filled lives. It may be their profession or home life – perhaps a combination. We use some tools to help you permanently rid yourself of digestive problems Here is our list of helpful things you can do at home.
Practice mindfulness. Begin your day with just five minutes of your Breath deeply and you stretch your body. Mentally think of something you are grateful for as your day begins. It may be your job, family, or the fact that you’ve got a roof over your head. Who you are thankful to depends on your beliefs.
Essential oils used on the stomach and under the ribcage are useful. These include Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, and Lemongrass to name a few.
Chinese herbal formulas you can get from our office that are extremely useful include Ease Digestion an ancient formula.
We’ve had great success for patients’ with food allergies. Many times there are nutritional deficiencies treated successfully.
Acupuncture relieves heartburn and acid reflux; it also alleviates Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You don’t have to suffer longer, let us help you.
Is there a man in your life that should try acupuncture? Many men aren’t sure it actually works until they try it. At my Denver Acupuncture Center, I see many men who recommend acupuncture to their friends because they discover it does work for all kind of things. We have a video testimonial to share below.
Denver Acupuncture For Pain
It works for pain, it even helps you stay healthy. In this video testimonial, a young man shares why he does acupuncture monthly to maintain health.
Living healthy isn’t just something women talk about, men are looking for ways to live longer and stop pain without drugs too. Enjoy this video testimonial. Afterward read the many things that people particularly men use acupuncture to treat.
If there is a man in your life, who should use acupuncture for a health problem this may be a great review for him to watch. Perhaps you’re a man reading this wondering if investing in your health to stay active is important to you; you’ll be excited by this patient testimonial.
Denver Acupuncture And Baby Boomer Men
There are 76.4 million baby boomers in the US and many are men. Statistic says that male boomers who at 65 years old can expect to live about 20 more years. If you’re in your middle 50’s it’s likely to be closer to 23 more years. What if you’re even younger?
You have a choice to take care of your health now by investing in staying healthy or waiting to see what happens. Living a long health life should be everyone’s top priority but is not. We love feeling great and until we feel ill we don’t usually worry about it especially if you’re a man.
Common Reasons Men Seek Acupuncture
The biggest reason anyone tries acupuncture is for pain. Any pain including back pain, wrist pain, ankle pain, knee pain – you get the idea. If it hurts, it can stop you from running, cycling, even playing golf. Discomfort can keep you awake at night, make it hard to work, or interfere with intimacy.
Another problem is allergies. Acupuncture is a popular treatment for food and environmental allergies. This goes along with sinus problems, acid reflux, and other digestion issues.
Essentially Denver Acupuncture works with men and women for many health problems and like our testimonial video says we help men stay healthy so they can fish, hunt, and do other things.
Headaches are terrible, but migraines can mean you cannot work, enjoy family, or do regular things. I remember when I had migraines, it meant carrying around prescription injections and missing many memories, as I lay in bed sick.
I’ve been migraine free for ten years this month. I changed many things in my life starting with reducing my migraine triggers.
It is easy to avoid most triggers. Health coaching can give you your life back empowering you and help you develop the best lifestyle possible. Acupuncture helps eliminate headaches, but it is important you know the triggers. This article reveals the top migraine triggers.
Certain foods, things in the environment, even weather changes activate migraines. Emotional upset or stress spark off headaches. So does neck tension from long hours at a desk for instance.
Preventing exposure to these factors could help migraine patients manage their conditions and reduce the frequency of headaches.
The Most Common Migraine Trigger – Stress
The most common trigger is stress. It creeps into our life through work, family, or worry about the past. Most migraine suffers are attuned emotionally to their world. This can lead to anxiety, and sadness both release particular brain chemicals that cause headaches. Learning meditation, mindfulness, and gentle physical activity can prevent migraines. All three help me. I meditate daily, use a mindfulness app on my smart phone to take breaks through my day, and do Yoga.
Perfume, scented candles and body lotion fill the world around you. Public places like church or movie theaters make it difficult to avoid ‘highly-scented’ people thinking everyone wants to smell their favorite fragrance. I once told a lady who sat down next to me that her perfume was too strong. I still had migraines and when she sat everyone within a few rows turned to see where the heavy wafting smell was coming from – it was her. Letting her know took courage and honesty as I said, “I’m a migraine suffer and your perfume is so strong. I am getting nauseated and may vomit.” She got up and moved.
As she and her husband moved away I heard him and their daughter both say, “we’ve told you it’s too much maybe now you’ll listen to us.” Usually you’re not the first person to ‘share this information’ perhaps you’ll be the one that helps them rethink how they use beauty products.
For Women – The Period
I see women weekly suffering from hormonal migraines. They happen at ovulation and during menses. Many patients come in telling me they spend 3-5 days twice monthly in bed with abdomen and head pain.
This was me in my teens. Many a date with that special boy came and went without me. It helped me realize which boys really liked me enough to put up with the inconvenience and which we’re mature enough at the young age of 17 to be around girls with migraines. Over 89% of all migraine agonizers are women.
The Mystery Trigger
Every headache experience is a mystery. Was it the pasta you ate or the chocolate? Could it be the automatic air freshener in the restaurant bathroom? Perhaps it was the combination of all of these. Each person is unique you have your own bio-individuality. Causes of your migraines are different from the next person. Seasonal changes produce a new set of migraine triggers making mystery of why in spring gluten bothers you but it does not in winter.
Keeping a diary can help you navigate along with health coaching. I want to touch on chronic pain and autoimmune disease.
These both can make you more susceptible to head pain.
My Favorite – The Food Trigger
Headaches happen when we eat food that doesn’t agree with our body. Some things in food are never okay for anyone and the leading cause of inflammation, stomach problems, and migraines.
This article is not about the pathway of pain, and the large part inflammation plays in headaches. It is my hope you will crowd-out the triggers or chose to explore health coaching to rid you of migraines altogether.
Some foods to consider crowding out are ripened cheeses, chocolate, marinated foods as pickles, foods with nitrates such as bacon. For some reason, many people have problems with sour cream, and nuts.
Interestingly, caffeine can ease migraines or create them including alcohol especially red wine and beer.
Some healers believe sweet or citrus fruits are problems. My suggestion remember you are unique and go with your ‘gut’ literally! If your digestion does not like what you eat, neither will your head.
Tracking Down Your Triggers
Acupuncture will help you lessen the frequency of migraines even the level of pain. Along with lifestyle changes, a life free of head pain is yours. Working with a health mentor to track down your triggers adds to your success.
Sinus Problems: What To Do When Good Sinuses Turn Bad
Everyone at some time experiences sinus problems but when sinuses turn bad it’s all in your head!
Some Interesting Facts
Two sinus cavities are located in the forehead.
Two are behind each cheekbone.
Two sinus cavities are within the bones between your eyes.
Two are behind each eye.
Some researchers believe we have sinuses to keep our head from being too heavy and we do know they give our voices depth and tone.
Your Nose And Allergies
Most people think all their allergies affect their nose. The truth is over 63% of all allergies affect the digestion. Most allergies are really sensitivities to foods.
When we eat something that our body does not like, distress occurs in our digestion. We may experience bloating, gas, or pain. Other times we notice a stuffy nose or sinus problems.
Think back when you ate that pizza loaded with rich, savory cheese melted over the top. Underneath are various kinds of juicy meats like pepperoni or Canadian ham. This is all placed on a thick crust sweetened with corn syrup to make it light and enhance the gluten in the wheat flour.
If your stomach gets upset, we call it acid reflux or indigestion; you say it is from the rich food. If our nose stuffs up not occurring to us that it is allergies to something we ate, but it is.
Many people believe allergies are environmental. Science has proven food sensitivities are at the root of all environmental problems whether a true allergy or sensitivity.
In other words, if you have a sensitivity to sagebrush when it blooms, it is because the germ of its seed is similar to that of wheat. This means you are also sensitive to wheat, even if you do not test allergic to it.
Why Allergies Cause Sinus Problems
Without getting to medical or technical, everything in our body is related through our blood, which flows everywhere carrying the molecules from our food to all tissues. Our sinus tissues are sensitive and a great place for yeast to grow. Yeast or Candida, if it grows is not healthy for our body. This creates sinus problems.
Acupuncture is one of the best treatments for sinus problems. At our Denver Acupuncture Health, we specialize in allergies and sinus infections.
One thing that’s surprising is 10% of the population have an extra sinus! WebMD has a great article on sinus problems. This article covers narrow sinuses, allergies and more.
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