Acupuncture & Acid Reflux in Bremerton

Acupuncture & Acid Reflux in Bremerton

Acupuncture in Bremerton WA

Acid Reflux is a condition where stomach acid travels up to the esophagus and sometimes the throat, irritating the tissue. If left untreated it can create excessive inflammation and lead to bleeding, ulcers, difficulty swallowing, or vomiting. If the stomach acids are moving upwards in this fashion, it disturbs the ability to digest food normally as well. In this blog we’ll go over certain causes of Acid Reflux in Bremerton and how it can be treated holistically with Acupuncture, herbal medicine and other natural methods.

Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition which affects over seven million people in the United states. This is between 20-30% of the population on a weekly basis. This is an extraordinary large amount of the population suffering with one very specific digestive issue. This is something which needs to be addressed at Bremerton Wellness before it gets worse and creates any more issues.

Western medicine will often prescribe Prilosec, but there are many unintended side effects, like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or headaches. It is interesting that Prilosec is meant to treat a stomach issue, but will often make digestive issues much worse, as constipation, diarrhea, and nausea are all signs of an imbalance in the GI system. Severe side effects may include tremors, seizures and dizziness, which are all related to a disturbed nervous system! Just recently Prilosec and Nexium have been linked to damaging Kidney function, which stresses the importance of knowing what you are taking.

There are many good decisions people in Bremerton can make to help get rid of acid reflux.  You can begin to eliminate certain foods which may aggravate their symptoms and avoid eating too late at night, but even those are only the tip of the iceberg as far as care goes. In acupuncture and Chinese medicine, specific points and herbs are used to treat the very specific kind of acid reflux someone may have. There are different causative factors for acid reflux, so different strategies must be used depending on the case.

Chinese Medicine states that the stomach is meant to empty into the intestines, any acid moving up is abnormal. The broad idea is to help the stomach to move food downwards. There are a few common issues which cause this upward movement imbalance and they are heat and cold. Acupuncture points relate specifically to the stomach and may help balance this system. Too much stress, irregular eating, eating of spicy foods may dry the fluids of the stomach, which leads to heat and inflammation. These people will commonly have dry mouth and their symptoms may be worse at night and worse with anxiety or stress. This strategy uses a cooling technique. The people who have issues made worse by cold will often have low energy, fatigue, nausea, bloating and their symptoms will be made worse by salads, fruits, and food that is cold in temperature. These people need medicines which can warm them up and increase the fire of the digestive tract.

I hope this blog has been insightful and if you have any questions about your condition, I welcome you to reach out to Bremerton Wellness at and I will get back to shortly to invite you to come in for a consultation to discuss your case and how we may be of assistance.

In health,

Michael Maniloff
(305) 627-7408


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Bremerton Wellness
5050 WA-303 Suite A101
Bremerton, WA 98311
Phone: (360) 627-7408
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