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Posted on 10-05-2017

HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP WITH HEARTBURN & INDIGESTION

If you suffer from heartburn and/or acid reflux you have probably tried a variety of indigestion treatments - mostly in the form or chalky pills and liquids, or medicines that you hope will work immediately but will probably take several hours. While occasional heartburn can happen to nearly anyone, when it becomes a more chronic condition, you might want to look into a more effective indigestion treatment that will give you long term relief without causing other health problems. This is where natural indigestion treatments in New York can come in handy. Read on to see why you should visit our acupuncturist in Manhattan, Alida van Heerden, L.Ac.

HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN BE USED FOR INDIGESTION

The idea of acupuncture for indigestion may be surprising to some people, but many people have experienced relief after receiving these natural indigestion treatments in New York.  At Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic our acupuncturist helps with a variety of conditions, through various types of natural treatment methods, including acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back more than 3,000 years, and involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points in order to balance the natural energies of the body, Qi.

Incidents of heartburn and acid reflux happen when the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) allows stomach acid to escape into the esophagus. The function of the LES is to act as a valve that keeps stomach acid in the stomach where it belongs. It is not supposed to allow stomach acid or food to come back up into the esophagus. Most indigestion medications focus on neutralizing stomach acid, rather than correcting problems with the LES. Acupuncture treatments provide relief by preventing abnormal opening of the LES, thus keeping acid out of the esophagus where it can break down the lining, and contribute to more long term problems, including an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus. 

CALL MANHATTAN ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIGESTION TREATMENTS

In addition to acupuncture for indigestion, Alida van Heerden can also provide lifestyle recommendations to help support your recovery, such as changes to your diet or exercise habits. At Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic, we'll evaluate your condition and provide indigestion treatment along with advice to help prevent further incidents of acid reflux and indigestion. Contact us at 917-968-6456 to schedule an appointment.

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