What are 5 Acupressure Points for Acid Reflux?

5 acupressure points for acid reflux

In this blog, I want to introduce the best 5 acupressure points for acid reflux that you massage point for about 30 seconds.

Acupressure originated in ancient China based on the acupoints’ principle across the meridians, correcting the imbalance between Qi.

Activation of specific points on the meridians is known to reduce pain at the local sites.

Do you have such troubles?
When lying down, you feel something in your throat.
You feel pain in your throat when you eat acidic food like Hamburgers or hot dogs.
You frequently burp even though you didn’t eat or drink anything.

What is Acid Reflux?

acupuncture points for Acid reflux

Acid Reflux, also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is a chronic condition in which the stomach juice goes up to the throat, especially when lying down after eating.

It can cause symptoms and complications, including sourness in the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, and respiratory distress.

What are Acupressure Points?

5 Acupressure Points for Acid Reflux

Acupuncture is oriental medicine using acupuncture needles.

The Acupuncture points are everywhere in the human body, and more than 360 points are in the human body, and these dots are connected.

You can also press the acupuncture points called acupressure.

Acupuncture points are like the train station, and the meridians are like railroads. Qi or Energy is the train.

When you are healthy, the train is running all the time, 24/7.

However, if you are sick or injured, the train stopped causing pain or other body symptoms.

On top of the diet recommendation, there are 5 major acupuncture points for acid reflux that you can massage and release, such as

  1. PC6
  2. ST44
  3. Ren15
  4. ST36
  5. Yin Tang

1. PC6

PC6 for acid reflux

PC6 is one of the significant acupuncture points for acid reflux or nausea. It helps to soothe the upset stomach and reverse stomach energy because it helps balance the nervous system. It locates 2 inches above the wrist.

2. ST44

St44 for acid reflux

ST44 is the essential acupuncture point for clear stomach heat, so you release heartburn, burping, or acid reflux.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, GERD is due to heat in the stomach.  It locates between the 2nd and 3rd toes.

3. Ren15

REN15 for acid reflux

Ren5 is below the solar plexus. You feel heartbeats and tenderness when you press on it. This point works to clear the mind and soothe the stomach as well.

Most likely, when you have some problems in your stomach, REN 5 becomes tight and tender to touch. It’s the sign of treating this point.

4. ST36

st36 for acid reflux

ST36 is one of the significant acupuncture points to strengthen the function of the stomach. It locates 3 inches below the outer kneecap.

5. Yin Tang

Yin tang for acid reflux

Yin Tang is a unique point for calming the mind because it balances the nervous systems that manage stress. It locates between the eyebrows.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I want you to press these 5 acupuncture points for acid reflux.

Please try to massage these 5 acupuncture points, such as PC6, ST44, ST36, REN15, and Yin Tang every day for about 30 seconds to release the acidity.

On top of them, please do not forget that you have to change your diet, habits after eating, etc.

I hope it helps your condition, and you will be able to have a good time.

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Please feel welcome to comment if you have any questions about this post.

Sayonara till next post.

About Author: Satoru Ozawa, DOM, L.Ac, ATC – Doctor of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese herb specialist.  With his ten years of experience in Oriental Medicine, he will recommend the best natural Remedies, including Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and health tips to relieve your suffering.

Source

Contemporary acupressure therapy: Adroit cure for painless recovery of therapeutic ailments (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5388088/

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