Heartburn Treatments Mitchell SD

Poor digestion results in damp heat accumulation in the stomach, leading to acid regurgitation. Foods such as mung bean, tofu, soybeans, wheat, dairy, aloe, banana, cucumber, lettuce, olives, seaweed, summer squash, tomato, and melons, can help cool the stomach and heal energetic imbalances. Foods to help prevent food retention include orange peel, fennel, potato, rhubarb (in moderation), bamboo shoot, pineapple, lemon, barley, hawthorn berry, and malt. Liver qi is responsible for the smooth flow of energy throughout the entire body.

Dany Shamoun
(605) 322-8630
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Chandar Singaram, MD
(605) 310-2000
1905 W 57th St Ste 1
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.John Barker
(605) 322-8630
1001 East 21st Street #501
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dany Karam Shamoun, MD
(605) 322-8630
1001 E 21st St Ste 501
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Jorge Gilbert
(605) 328-8500
1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Dennis Barker Jr, MD
(605) 331-4050
1001 E 21st St Ste 501
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1968

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Tim Morrow Ridgway, MD
(605) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Sioux Valley Clinic

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Jorge Alberto Gilbert, MD
(605) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael McGuire
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Scott A Weber
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Relieving Heartburn

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By Juliette Aiyana, LAc

I may be developing acid reflux disease. Every few months, I experience heartburn but refuse to pop antacids or those OTC acid blockers. Can I prevent acid reflux and treat my bouts of heartburn naturally?

The symptoms of acid reflux can cause discomfort and embarrassment. And if left untreated, acid reflux can damage the esophagus. In Chinese medicine we classify acid reflux as a heat disorder commonly affecting the stomach and/or liver energy systems. Heat and fire flare upward bringing the acid into the throat. Acupuncture, dietary changes, and Chinese herbs can quickly relieve your symptoms. To find relief, consult a TCM herbalist who will devise an herbal formula for you based on your unique signs and symptoms. You should not have to take herbs long term if you eat an energetically balanced diet. The Chinese herbal formula Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang (“bupleurum powder to spread the liver”) alleviates symptoms in many people within about one to two weeks, but it should not be taken for an extended period of time.

Poor digestion results in damp heat accumulation in the stomach, leading to acid regurgitation. Foods such as mung bean, tofu, soybeans, wheat, dairy, aloe, banana, cucumber, lettuce, olives, seaweed, summer squash, tomato, and melons, can help cool the stomach and heal energetic imbalances. Foods to help prevent food retention include orange peel, fennel, potato, rhubarb (in moderation), bamboo shoot, pineapple, lemon, barley, hawthorn berry, and malt.

Liver qi is responsible for the smooth flow of energy throughout the entire body. Excessive heat will cause it to move upward and invade the stomach, creating heat there. Try eating dark leafy greens, bitter greens, leeks, quinoa, anise, ginger, basil, turkey, and ocean fish, which help cool and circulate the flow of liver qi.

In all cases, avoid spicy, greasy, fried and oily foods, processed foods, high-fat meats, sugar, and more than two servings of caffeine a day. Reduce your stress and anger, and don’t eat if you are angry or upset. Avoid overeating and drink alcohol in moderation—alcohol generates the heat that leads to acid reflux. I recommend that my heartburn patients abstain from alcohol completely for two to three months and, afterwards, imbibe fewer than four drinks a week.

Juliette Aiyana, LAc, has been a natural health practitioner since 1992. In 2001, she founded Aiyana Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs in New York City (www.amazinghealing.com) .

Author: Juliette Aiyana, LAc

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