Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is a chronic symptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus.
GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, which normally holds the top of the stomach closed, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus, or a hiatal hernia. These changes may be permanent or temporary.
GERD can cause such symptoms as heartburn, regurgitation, pain with swallowing/sore throat, increased salivation, nausea, chest pain, and coughing.
Traditional acupuncture works for GERD in relieving the symptoms.
At Dragon Acupuncture, we use our own unique technique to treat GERD with great success. Many of our patients have all symptoms disappeared after several acupuncture treatments.