Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux services offered in Bellevue and Seattle, WA and Honolulu, HI

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is common and can improve with a few changes to your diet and lifestyle. The integrated team at Zen Attitude Acupuncture, with offices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington and Honolulu, Hawaii, takes a holistic approach to managing acid reflux, creating plans that improve the digestive issue and benefit your whole health. Call today or schedule an appointment online for a more natural approach to alleviating acid reflux.

Acid Reflux Q & A

Why do I have acid reflux?

You may have acid reflux for many reasons. The reflux occurs when the muscle that separates the stomach from the esophagus (the esophageal sphincter) loosens, allowing the acid from the stomach to reflux up into the esophagus.

Certain foods and health issues may contribute to the condition. For example, foods with caffeine may weaken the muscle, and acidic foods like orange juice and vinegar may worsen the symptoms. Eating large quantities of food also causes acid reflux.

Obesity and pregnancy are also risk factors for acid reflux. The extra weight in the abdominal area pushes on the stomach, loosening the esophageal sphincter. 

What does it feel like to have acid reflux?

Heartburn is the most common symptom people with acid reflux experience. However, acid reflux may also cause chest pain, fullness in the stomach, or a general feeling of discomfort. 

It’s not unusual to have acid reflux from time to time, but if you have the burning sensation two or more times a week, your condition is chronic and called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

When left untreated, GERD may damage the esophagus and lead to other health problems like esophagitis or esophageal cancer. 

When should I seek professional help for acid reflux?

You should seek help for acid reflux if it’s an ongoing problem. The team at Zen Attitude Acupuncture takes a whole-person approach to health and healing. They aim to find the cause of your acid reflux and create a plan that addresses the root of the problem. 

The team includes acupuncturists who help restore balance and naturopaths who create health plans that focus on natural remedies. 

What therapies can alleviate my acid reflux?

The team at Zen Attitude Acupuncture customizes your acid reflux treatment plan so you get relief from your symptoms and improvements in overall health. 

Nutritional counseling may serve as the foundation of your plan. The team creates a nutrition care plan that reduces acid reflux so the stomach and esophagus can heal. Your plan may also include acupuncture to improve digestion, homeopathic injections to address specific health issues, and vitamin injections to boost nutritional well-being.

The team may also recommend craniosacral therapy to help the healing process.

Zen Attitude Acupuncture helps you find your zen so you can live your best life. Call today or schedule your acid reflux consultation online.