Mrs. Liu Hong, came to Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic due to her acid reflex problem. She had been a healthy and busy lady working in a Delray Beach Public School for the past 20 years. She gets up early and arrives at her school around 7 a. m. from her Boynton Beach home. She then drinks a large cup of coffee with her breakfast, which includes some pastry or regular yogurt. Her students come from different areas in Delray Beach. Most of the parents are very busy with their work and have no time to spend with their children. Mrs. Liu needs a lot of energy to deal with these children growing up in a special environment. She needs to be alert to watch the kids so they do not hurt each other. This daily high stress job makes Mrs. Liu’s stomach tighten up like a fist. Her food was digested slowly. Furthermore, the 16oz of coffee with the high sugar breakfast, made her stomach move even slower. The food is sitting in her stomach for more than 3 hours and produces a lot of bloating, gas and acid reflex. When the acid reflex comes, she feels so tired that that she has to lie down, and she also has a nausea sensation which makes her want to vomit. The nausea and acid reflex are even worse than the stomach pain, because she cannot focus on her teaching. She sometimes has to stop driving on her way from Delray Beach to Boynton Beach. She went to her PCP in a Pompano Beach family practice. As a routine, she got anti-acid medication, an proton pump inhibitor, Prilosec . She had tried medication for a few months, and noticed that her acid reflex is slightly improved, but she become very anxious about small things. She even had a few panic attacks during a presentation. Now she feels very nervous about public speech. She used to enjoy giving presentations to the public. She finally decided to see the Boca Raton acupuncturist after she watched the acid reflex video in YouTube, hoping she can get rid of her acid reflux without adding more anxiety to her teaching life.
Her Boca Raton acupuncturist first recommended that she avoid any sugary food, especially when she has a full stomach. The sugar can slow down your digestion, making you feel very full. Cutting down on the sugar intake is very difficult, because almost all the processed foods are loaded with fructose. The simple sugar can create inflammation in the blood vessels and stomach membrane, making the digestion of protein and good oil, even more difficult. That is one of the reasons that more and more people cannot digest the gluten. Gluten is a very good source of protein, which requires enzyme to digest. If the stomach and intestine are inflamed, you cannot digest the valuable nutrients. Mrs. Lin started eating more homemade food with low salt and sugar. Instead of eating three big meals, she has 4 or 5 small meals, and she eats fruits between each meal as her snacks. Her acupuncturist used a group of special points to speed up the stomach and intestine regular movement called peristalsis. Her acid reflex was resolved after 12 acupuncture treatments in Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic. She also noticed that she has more energy and feels more relaxed when she is giving a public speech in Fort Lauderdale, Parkland and Palm Beach Gardens, during the teaching conference.