Heartburn (commonly referred to as “acid indigestion”) is a digestive disorder that is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest area, but can radiate to the upper abdomen and mouth area. It is extremely common, as 42% of the U.S. population has suffered from it on at least one occasion.
It’s important to note that heartburn shares symptoms with more serious issues, namely heart disease. Ignoring heartburn or a misdiagnosis can be a fatal error, so it’s important to communicate the symptoms to your medical professional.
Acupuncture is very helpful in treating the underlying causes to digestive discomfort. Point sites are located on the abdomen, back, legs, feet, even possibly the ear. The treatments are painless, gentle, and give relief quickly. Diet changes and relaxation techniques will be helpful, as you can imagine. The treatments are relaxing, and that is also important to schedule – time to relax! Time to get a chance to heal yourself.