Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Heartburn

What Is Heartburn?


Heartburn - Basics

Heartburn is the burning sensation felt in the chest or throat when acid from the stomach touches the lining of the esophagus. This can be the symptom of taking certain medications or foods, pregnancy, alcohol, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD 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.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Heartburn.

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Which Acupuncture Point Protocols May Be Applied For Heartburn?


Heartburn - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following acupuncture treatment protocols may be used with heartburn:

Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Heartburn?


Heartburn - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for heartburn that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with heartburn:

Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Heartburn

The Following (2)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Heartburn

Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills)

Clinical Usages

  • Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat.
  • Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation.
  • Vomitting, hiccups, excessive belching, acid reflux due to rebellious stomach qi and heat.
  • The modifications in Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan add more movement and stronger heat clearing from the base.

    Clinical Categorization


    • Use with caution during pregnancy.

      Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan (Aucklandia Amomi Nurture Stomach Pills)

      Clinical Usages

      • Low appetite, apathy towards eating due to spleen qi deficiency.
      • Acid reflux, indigestion, epigastric pain, tendency to feel full even with small quantities of food.
      • Food stagnation due to overeating.

        Clinical Categorization



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