Heartburn Treatments Olive Branch MS

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.

Nabeel Kahn, MD
(662) 280-8222
9140 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS
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Delta Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Center PC
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Ronald C Michael, MD
(901) 766-5200
3725 Champion Hills Dr Ste 2000
Memphis, TN
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Med Coll, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidhyalaya, Jabalpur, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn; St Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tn
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Eric John Ormseth, MD
(253) 968-0649
401 Southcrest Cir Ste 210
Southaven, MS
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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(662) 510-0696
9140 Highway 51
Southaven, MS
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(901) 747-3630
8000 Wolf River Blvd # 200
Germantown, TN
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Ronald Michael
(901) 367-9001
3725 Champion Hills Dr Ste 2000
Memphis, TN
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Anca I Pop, MD
(662) 280-8222
9215 Millbranch Rd
Southaven, MS
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Gastroenterology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Ulric Duncan, MD
(601) 280-8222
9215 Millbranch Rd
Southaven, MS
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1991

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Geza Remak, MD
(901) 757-4057
401 Southcrest Pkwy Suite 104
Southaven, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Szeged, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Carter Towne, MD
(901) 747-3630
8000 Wolf River Blvd Ste 200
Germantown, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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