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Reflux and GERD – Part 4 of 5

Another excellent point for relieving acid reflux symptoms. It is known as Central Meridian Acupoint 12 and it creates harmony within the stomach. That means it can also be useful for other stomach-related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance. Luckily, we can use it for reflux and also benefit from its’ positive influence on overall mood and energy levels. Many of us like that!

The point is easy to find, as it is located halfway between your belly button and the lowest part of your sternum. If you are familiar with chakras, this is in the solar plexus chakra. You can use your index and middle fingers to apply soft pressure on this point for three to five minutes. You can also make small figure 8’s in the area. Don’t apply too much pressure. If you feel uncomfortable, release the pressure a bit.

This point helps with pain, bloating, reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, and other digestive issues, as well as with stress-related digestive issues.

My brother says prebiotics and probiotics help him. Others suggest this too. One prebiotic supplement — maltosyl-isomalto-oligosaccharides — has been shown to significantly improve GERD symptoms. For probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium strains may assist with acid reflux and heartburn. Probiotics are also found in fermented foods and yogurt.

Welcome to the world of natural healing through energy medicine! Don’t forget to see your doctor. This is a process and takes time. Isn’t it wonderful that we can influence our health?!