We're a quick fix world - pop a pill that makes your symptoms feel better? Problem solved? But are you really healing the root cause of the problem? And if that's not so important to you, have you really considered the long term effects of this pill you're taking?
Many patients tell me that they're been on Prilosec or other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI's) to control their reflux or GERD for over 20 years. That's simply doctor and FDA negligence all over the place! Bananas people, crazy time bananas! PPI's are harmful to the body - inhibiting nutrient absorption and causing serious health consequences including anemia, osteoporosis, depression, dementia, etc.
Dietary changes (both adding in certain foods and omitting others) will not only reduce or omit your reflux symptoms, but will also significantly boost your health and quality of life. Your acupuncturist can be instrumental in helping you heal from the effects of the PPI's both through the use of acupuncture and herbs! Stay informed and read the article below!