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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Basics

Acid Reflux Disease, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (a valve-like muscle between the stomach and the esophagus) spontaneously opens or doesn't properly close, allowing digestive acids from the stomach to rise into the esophagus along with other stomach contents. The most common symptom of Acid Reflux Disease in adults in heartburn, or acid indigestion.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Acid Reflux Disease.


Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of acid reflux disease (gerd) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of acid reflux disease (gerd):



Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating acid reflux disease (gerd). For a complete list from our store with more details see our acid reflux disease (gerd) formula section.


Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Questions

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Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (13) acupuncture points may be useful for acid reflux disease (gerd). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for acid reflux disease (gerd). In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (9) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

Bao He Wan

  • Curing Pills
  • Useful for overeating, over drinking and/or eating contaminated food. ┬áSymptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

    The Pulse will be slippery and the Tongue will often have yellow, greasy tongue coating.

  • Reduce Food Stagnation

Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan

Jian Pi Wan

Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan

Xiang Lian Wan

Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan

Yi Guan Jian Wan




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