How to Treat GERD or Acid Reflux Naturally
Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I’m a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist and today I was just working with a patient with GERD or with reflux. She’s had, it’s so intense that from what her medical doctor has diagnosed her with, she now has chest and basically a large amount of toxin in her chest, because actually as she’s sleeping she’s regurgitating and aspirating some of this reflux. So it’s basically burned into her throat, her trachea, into her bronchial. So now she has a lot of, it’s like a rumble, a constant rumble of mucus in her chest as she breathes. Listening to her chest you could hear that solid vibration of her mucus and it was coming from the diagnosis from her medical doctor of that GERD or reflux. So the things that we do for reflux generally speaking, there’s going to be a layer of infection of some type in the stomach that’s causing pressure, usually fungus or it could be bacteria or virus, whatever. This causes mal-digestion and now you’ve got pressure in the top of the stomach around the cardiac sphincter. That’s a little area at the top of the stomach that contracts and keeps the stomach contacts from coming back up the esophagus and then burning the throat with reflux or GERD So we’ll go in and we’ll get rid of the layer of infection, usually fungus. So if we’re looking at the picture here, this would be fungus in the gut. Fungus is very common. Fungus can proliferate all the way through the digestive system and cause irritation and mal-digestion in the stomach. So here’s this cardiac sphincter right there. So what’s happening is that’s opening up and allowing the pressure and some of that, some of the stomach contents to come back up and then as you’re breathing at night, you can reflux, or aspirate that back into the trachea. So it kind of burns the trachea, burns the throat. Now she’s got an extra irritation there and this extra mucus is being produced in that area. So we get in and try to get rid of the layer of infection, usually fungus or some type, something else there. We’ll also actually reach in and if we find it, there’s a hiatal hernia. I’ll reach in and grab a hold of the stomach and actually pull down on the patient, actually pull down, reach in, trap the stomach, and pull down. What that’s doing, if this is the stomach and the esophagus comes through the diaphragm here. If I reach in and grab a hold of the stomach and pull down slightly, it takes the curve. Many times with hiatal hernia it takes the curve and you’re pulling down the esophagus and straightening it and that relieves it, significantly. Two or three times and the patient doesn’t have regurgitation anymore. On severe cases, the medical doctors will come in and wrap part of the stomach, wrap part of the muscle around the top of the stomach, so that it doesn’t allow that curve, that goose neck, if you will, or weakness in that cardiac sphincter. So we want to get in and reach down and pull down on the stomach as well.
Then we’ll also work with digestive enzymes. The digestive enzymes helps to digest the food more effectively so that you’re not getting the inflammation or the bloat, the gas, the mal-digestion pushing up and causing pressure on the top of the cardiac sphincter. So with this patient then, we’re going to be working on pulling down on her stomach, getting rid of the infections in the abdomen, and then working in, helping her to detoxify overall, because I think a lot of the extra bronchial irritation she’s having is actually from toxins being released. So we’ll get in and work that through as well. So GERD regurgitation, heart burn, reflux, it all deals mainly with that cardiac sphincter being floppy or being twisted because of a lot of stress and pressure, physically stress and pressure from push up in the stomach, from the gas, or from stress. If somebody’s being stressed, uptight, holding on to their system. You know, they were uptight all the time. So we helped them to get rid of some of the emotion as well. That allows the stomach to not be in such knots. Oh my stomach is tied up in knots, it is. Literally it is being pulled up and causing the esophagus to have stress right there at that sphincter. So that’s how we treat the GERD and reflux.
I hope that’s been effective for you. Until next time, have an awesome weekend.