Acid reflux or GERD is the condition when the acid from the stomach is returning into the esophagus causing a burning sensation and chest pain. It is a condition which shows that there is a problem in the digestive system that is why you will need a complex approach to it, assisting your body into restoring its normal functioning. Some foods and actions might trigger the response however the causes are deep into your body, emotions and mind. So, the best way to approach any medical issue is to search for the reasons which are beyond the physical. What causes acid reflux and how to treat the condition holistically.
What Causes Acid Reflux?
First of all, each issue with the physical body has its roots in the emotions and your way of thinking, that is why acid reflux like many other conditions is linked to stress and anxiety. Some daily habits will trigger those symptoms, however it is not normal for your digestive system to experience acid reflux after having a meal, so try to manage your stress response to daily situations and events. Here is the list of the most common things which might trigger the acid reflux:
- Eating too fast
- Certain foods like alcohol, caffeine, citruses, spicy or fatty foods, etc.
- Overweight and obesity
- Lying down after a meal
- Heavy lifting or vigorous exercises soon after having a meal
- Stress and anxiety
- Some medications
Signs and Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Heartburn is the main symptom which is felt like burning in the chest when the acid from the stomach is returning to the esophagus. Other symptoms might include sore throat, difficulty swallowing, unpleasant sour taste in your mouth caused by the excess acid, regurgitation, bad breath, etc. Coughs or hiccups which occur after eating might also be a sign of acid reflux, the symptoms get worse if you bend over or lie down.
Acid Reflux Quick Relief
When you experience acid reflux, you will need a quick way to soothe the burning sensation in your chest by taking some alkaline food or liquid. However, you need to know that only soothing the symptoms will not address the root cause of the condition, so you will need to work also for that having a long term strategy on how to restore the normal functioning of the digestive system. Here are some things which you can do on the spot:
- Try eating a little piece of ginger
- Eat one small fresh cucumber
- Drink half a glass of a teaspoon of baking soda in water
- Take a sip of apple cider vinegar diluted in some water
- Wear loose clothing
- Start deep and slow breathing
- Antacid OTC medications like Alka-Seltzer, etc.
Long term treatment to cure
Instead of relying only on short term ways to soothe the symptoms, you might consider long term treatment protocols like coMra cold laser therapy which is totally safe, non-invasive and highly effective for all kinds of medical conditions and diseases. From the coMra User Guide find Gastroenterology 4 and Universal 5 treatment protocols and apply them for at least two weeks daily in order to support your body into healing and regenerating. The infrared laser together with the magnets and light diodes will gently but firmly support the functioning of the cells and organs, assisting and inducing the healing process.
Diet and Daily Habits to Reduce Acid Reflux
Implement the following tips into your daily routine and your diet in order to control the acid reflux from becoming a chronic condition or to keep it in its mild range and not letting it become a severe response occurring after each and every meal that you have.
- Stay up after eating
- Eat slowly
- Eat more fermented foods like sauerkraut or kimchi, have fresh salad of leafy greens with every meal, have more whole grains and brown rice. Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet like celery, fennel, melon, avocado, apples, berries, etc.
- Don’t drink carbonated beverages and alcohol
- Don’t eat trigger foods like chocolate, fatty meals, tomatoes, fast food, onions and garlic, dairy products and spicy foods.
Herbs and supplements for Acid Reflux Relief
You can add the following herbs in the form of herbal infusion tea or tincture for internal use and even essential oil for topical use. The herbs will work but they need time, so you have to give them several months to do their work and strengthen the digestive system. It is highly recommended to combine coMra treatments with the use of the following herbs and foods:
- Slippery elm
- Lemon balm
- Milk thistle
To start using coMra, first search your health issue in the coMra User Guide. If you can find it, start applying the relevant to it treatment protocol. If you do not find it, start with coMra Universal 3 and coMra Universal 5 protocols. If you have questions and need support by an expert, please contact us.