Holistic Answers For Reflux
Dr. Rochelle Bien & Dr. Michael Goldstein
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a common disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the ring of muscles that lies between the esophagus and the stomach. The most common symptoms of GERD are heartburn or acid indigestion. These occur when the lower esophageal sphincter is weak, and even though it opens to allow food to pass into the stomach it doesn’t close properly so food and acidic juices reflux or return back up into the esophagus.
The most common symptoms associated with GERD are dyspepsia(indigestion), gas and bloating, sore throat from acid reflux, chronic dry cough, hoarse voice, breathing issues, and vomiting; all occurring principally after eating.
Dorothy M visited The Holistic Center at Bristol Square complaining of chronic indigestion, gas, bloating after meals, and headaches. She was diagnosed with GERD by her primary care doctor but did not want to go on the suggested prescription Omeprazole. She had heard through a friend that symptoms of GERD could be managed holistically and wanted to explore that route before going on medication.
Dorothy was put on a therapeutic diet, which removed the stressors that were aggravating her situation. Digestive enzymes were added with each meal to help rest the stomach so it could heal, and specific manual adjustments were performed to aide in closing the valve. After several weeks, Dorothy was already seeing significant results and noticed that her symptoms had decreased in frequency and intensity.
If you are experiencing the symptoms from GERD and are looking for a holistic approach and solution, call THE HOLISTIC CENTER AT BRISTOL SQUARE, (508) 660-2722, 1426 Main Street, Walpole, and make an appointment with Dr. Michael Goldstein or Dr. Rochelle Bien today.