Acupuncture therapy, which is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, was introduced in the United States in the late 1970’s, and has slowly but surely become one of the best forms of alternative therapies available. Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic was founded by Dr. Li Zheng and Dr. Changhong Zhou, qualified acupuncturists and herbalists with over 26 years of experience in traditional Chinese medicine.

Conventional Medicines

The clinic in Boca Raton treats a wide array of problems and conditions using acupuncture and other traditional treatments. One of the most common complaints from patients at Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic is gastrointestinal problems, including bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, and acid reflux disease or GERD. While there are various allopathic treatments for these problems, at Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic, our clinicians treat acid reflux with acupuncture, and it has proven to be very successful. The symptoms of acid reflux start when stomach contents leak up into the esophagus, which causes the acidic contents to irritate the esophageal lining, resulting in heartburn. Conventional treatments for acid reflux involve taking medications and changes in lifestyle, eating habits, and diet.

Documented Successes

Medical research published in respected scientific journals has shown that acupuncture could form the basis of an effective treatment for gastrointestinal reflux disease. This is why so many patients at Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic, which relies on the treatment of acid reflux with acupuncture therapy, have successfully gotten better. The acupuncture treatment cuts down and inhibits the secretion of acid in the stomach. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture works alongside allopathic and other conventional treatments of acid reflux to provide even better relief to patients. There are different triggers for acid reflux, and while conventional medicines treat each trigger separately, the acupuncturists at Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic treat the issue as a whole and try to solve the problem with a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and dietary changes.

Drug-Free Treatment

Acid reflux is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems affecting the adult population of the United States, and it can become more serious and cause further gastrointestinal problems if not treated immediately. The most chronic form of acid reflux is GERD or gastrointestinal reflux disease and treatment of this through conventional therapy involves a lot of medications, lifestyle changes, and even usage of proton pump inhibitor or PPI therapy. Acid reflux with acupuncture provides a less stressful way of treating the disorder without drugs or drastic lifestyle changes, is one of the reasons why it has proven so popular with patients of Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic. Results are not instantaneous and may require regular weekly or bi-weekly acupuncture treatments, which may last up to two months, but the end result is complete healing without drugs.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Acid Reflux with Acupuncture