Heartburn is a common health concern in western countries; but in Vietnam, it is was not until recently that heartburn became noticeable. Heartburn is known as a burning sensation behind the chest radiating to the face; it is a significant symptom of a medical condition called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).  Acupuncture practitioners at Maple Vietnam can offer you a natural, effective therapy eliminating your irritating heartburn.

What is heartburn?

GERD is a very widespread health disorder for many people.  The most common symptom of GERD we encounter is heartburn. The word heartburn itself can be quite misleading, because it has no actual connection with heart in any way. Heartburn is caused by the reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. That comes as a result of sphincter muscle loosening in the esophagus, leading to a burning sensation in upper abdomen behind the breastbone, acid regurgitation, feeling of fullness and abdominal pain. It is certainly an unpleasant sensation and most of us have probably have experienced it at some point in our lives.

Heartburn treatment Maple Acupuncture VietnamHeartburn is an irritating sensation which many people in Vietnam experience at some points in their lives

Factors leading to heartburn

Heartburn complication can appear as a result of disharmony in your functional circuits in the body. When harmony between processes are shattered, factors such as excess stomach acid production can occur. Certain types of food and drinks can also stimulate acid secretion, thus leading to further deterioration of this problem. Just to name a few of the most common factors that intensify heartburn are:

  • Stress
  • Coffee
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Acidic food and juices
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Certain medications (like sedatives, blood pressure remedies, aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • Chocolate
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Food with high fat content, spicy foods and peppermint

How can Maple Vietnam Acupuncture specialist treat this health condition?

At Maple Vietnam, Acupuncturist puts overall focus on harmony and synergy between all the processes in the human body. When it comes to this particular problem of this condition, the connection between our stomach, negative emotions and stress is explored. Our busy lives tend to create a lot of stress, thus leading to various health problems including stomach complications.

Apart from acupuncture, relaxation exercises like Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and others, might help to improve the situation.

Acupuncturists say that when we are highly stressed or in an emotionally unhealthy state for long periods, our stomach temperature tends to rise above normal, therefore triggering heartburn or upset stomach.

Acupuncture therapy at Maple Vietnam reduces emotional stress and releases flow of life energy (Qi). By stimulating particular points in your body, you will increase control over esophageal sphincter muscles, thus reducing reflux of the acid and heartburn occurrence overall.

Heartburn treatment Maple Acupuncture VietnamWhen Maple Vietnam acupuncturist stimulate particular points in the knee, reflux of the acid and heartburn will be lessened

How to prevent heartburn

Disharmony in our body often stems from poor lifestyle choices. First and foremost, a healthy diet is a crucial aspect for proper function of your body and harmony. Furthermore, it is essential to restrict yourself to small nutritious meals. Be mindful of overeating and especially of foods that provoke heartburn.

It is also recommended to stay in shape, since obesity only adds to the problem. Obesity puts quite a high amount of pressure on internal organs, consequently the stomach is being squeezed.

In general, stress levels also can also have a negative impact on stomach activity.

Ideally, try to eat 2-3 hours before going to bed. Overall acid reflux is stimulated when you lie down.

Heartburn is usually underestimated by many patients, especially those have just had light symptoms or non-irritating ones. However, if not treated thoroughly, heartburn eventually leads to other serious health condition. Visit Maple Vietnam and see our highly skilled acupuncture specialists for a comprehensive consultation; we will return you the state of wellness


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