Hiatus Hernia

A hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm.
Symtoms include dull pains in the chest, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and swallowed food “balling up” and causing discomfort in lower esophagus until it passes on to stomach.

Acupuncture can stimulate the nerves which control the functions of stomach and diaphragm, to relieve the pain, discomfort and other symptoms.