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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Heartburn - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


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.



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


Heartburn - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating heartburn. For a complete list from our store with more details see our heartburn formula section.


Heartburn - Questions

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Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of heartburn.





The following (3) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Heartburn

Jian Pi Wan

Xiang Lian Wan

  • Aucklandia and Coptis Pills
    • 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.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.

Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan

  • Aucklandia Amomi Nurture Stomach Pills
    • 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.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • ¬†



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