Heartburn Treatments Parkville MD

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.

Muhammad Afzal, MD
(410) 247-7500
4660 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD
Business
Digestive Disease Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Joseph Lin, MR
(410) 661-9133
8903 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Carlton Cornelius Greene, MD
(410) 494-1315
515 Fairmount Ave
Towson, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Greater Baltimore Med Center, Baltimore, Md; St Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Clinical Associates

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Ramon Fernando Roig, MD
(410) 321-0234
15 Aigburth Rd
Towson, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1959

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Mesbah U Dowla
(410) 248-9112
8817 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Joseph C Lin
(410) 661-9133
8903 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Peter Edwin Darwin, MD
(410) 328-8729
631 Coventry Rd
Towson, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1990

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Francis Vella Camilleri, MD
(410) 494-1435
Towson, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Malta, Med Sch, Guardamangia, Malta
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Michael Corkum
(410) 494-1282
515 Fairmount Ave
Towson, MD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Susan Lyn Gearhart, MD FACS
605 Saint Francis Rd
Towson, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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