Heartburn Treatments Sparks NV

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.

Frederick J Fricke, MD
(775) 356-0100
2385 E Prater Way Ste 207
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1968

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Clark Harrison
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Samuel Clayton Somers, MD
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1998

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Clark Ashley Harrison, MD
(702) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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Carmelo Herrero, MD
(702) 547-6868
Suite 105 2610 W Horizon Ridge
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ponce Sch Of Med, Ponce Pr 00732
Graduation Year: 1991

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Frederick J Fricke Jr, MD
(775) 329-4600
2385 E Prater Way Ste 207
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Northern Nevada Med Ctr, Sparks, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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Frances Selsnick, MD
(775) 786-7200
1000 Locust St Ste 111
Reno, NV
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Reg Qualif Granted By Scottish Conjoint Bd, Scotld (919-09 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: US Veterans Medical Ctr

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Eric Martin Osgard
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Frederick Fricke, MR
(775) 356-0100
751 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Albert Gremse, MD
(702) 671-6402
2040 W Charleston Blvd #402
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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