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Reflux and GERD – Part 3 of 5

  • It make take a few rehearsals to find this point. You’ll need to be able to reach the top of your feet easily. Place your thumb between your big toe and second toe and then move it about an inch and a half to two inches up toward the top of your foot. When you feel an indentation, you’ve reached the Liver 3 Meridian acupressure point. I suggest providing roughly one minute of firm pressure several times a day. Be sure to do this on both feet!
  • This is a good point to remember, as some of us experiencing reflux also struggle with constipation or other gastrointestinal issues. This acupoint also helps with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is also useful for headaches, dizziness, and anxiety.
  • Other things to try? Don’t eat less than two hours before bed, as lying down can increase the symptoms – especially heartburn and chest pain in my experience. You might want to skip dessert and coffee, or just a little dessert in moderation. Skip the nightcap as alcohol can bring about symptoms…and smoking is reported to weaken the valve between the esophagus and the stomach due to the nicotine. Losing weight and eating in small amounts spread out over time are recommended.
  • There is lots to do to help rectify heartburn. Find the ones that work for you. Don’t forget to include your doctor in your plans! The combination of Western Medicine and Complimentary health care, such as this, is powerful!