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April 2017

Keep Acid Reflux Away with Traditional Chinese Medicine

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by Haitao Cao

Those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux, know the symptoms all too well: a sour or bitter taste in the mouth, a burning sensation in the throat or burning pains in the chest. The gastric acid plays an important role in breaking down food and killing bacteria, and in healthy individuals, it stays in the stomach and intestine. However, some people with a weak sphincter muscle at the lower end of esophagus may experience a backward flow of stomach acid.

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