Acid that is produced by our stomach sometimes is moved up to the esophagus and this condition is called acid reflux. This is quite an uncomfortable condition and can cause heart burn which sometimes feels like a chest pain. Some of the factors that could be the cause of this disease are obesity, smoking, drinking too much soda with the meal, eating sweets after a big meal, or lying down soon after a heavy meal. Certain drinks like carbonated drinks, tea or coffee and certain foods like chocolate, spicy food or fatty food could cause this disease if people drink or eat too much. Some people suffer from this condition if they consume certain medications like ibuprofen, statin drugs, aspirin, some muscle relaxers or even some blood pressure medications. Pregnancy could also be a cause because high progesterone makes the stomach move very slowly and loosens up the sphincter around the esophagus. As a treatment for acid reflux, acupuncture in Boca Raton is an option.

Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Some of the symptoms of acid reflux are listed below. Regurgitation is when a bitter-tasting or sour acid backs into your mouth. Heartburn is an uncomfortable pain, more like a burning pain that moves from your stomach up towards your chest or right up to your throat and mouth. There are several other symptoms too like burping, nausea, bloating, weight loss, non-stop hiccups, fatigue, stools that are black or bloody, dry cough, sore throat, wheezing and dysphasia. The patient should be treated for acid reflux because acid can cause inflammation in the esophagus and stomach. Acupuncture in Boca Raton is highly recommended because our acupuncturist has more than 20 years of experience in treating this condition. You can go to YouTube to watch a video in to see why acupuncture can help acid reflux.

Treatments Available
Lifestyle changes can help treat acid reflux and so will medications that can be obtained over the counter. Alternative medical treatments for acid reflux could be acupuncture and herbs. Since acupuncture enhances gastrointestinal motility as well as adjusting for acid secretion in the stomach, it can be effective in the treatment of acid reflux also called GERD. It also helps with the digestion of food, increases the pain threshold and increase your metabolism to help your lose weight.

Various Diseases and Conditions That Can be Treated with Acupuncture
Untreated acid reflux can lead to panic attacks, depression, arthritis, allergy and anemia due to the malabsorption of the micro-nutrients; acupuncture treatment in Boca Raton is the alternative medical treatment for various other conditions like diabetes, infertility, impotence, pain, fatigue and prostate problems as well as many kinds of allergies and eye problems. It is also effective in treating acne. Acupuncture helps to clear up the liver and kidney and make them function better, which in turn cleans out the toxins in the blood that cause the production of excess oil and clogging of the pores which leads to pimples and acne.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Acid Reflux Acupuncture in Boca Raton