Meditation for Acid Reflux
Meditation can give relief for acid reflux by calming the body’s stress response down to a much more manageable level, causing our digestive system to become more balanced. Our ‘fight or flight’ branch of our nervous system is far less active, which means less withdrawal of key digestive functions such as mucus lining and alkali solution.
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- The problem
Although diet and lifestyle play a big part in triggering episodes of this incredibly common condition, stress also plays a key role.
In 1999, a survey of 2,000 people found that stressful family situations, business travel and long working hours made them significantly more susceptible to acid reflux.
In 2004, a study following reflux patients for nearly a year found that the presence of severe, sustained stress in the first six months significantly predicted increased heartburn symptoms during the next four months.
What both the studies above suggest is that symptoms usually occur after a stressful phase, not during. This tallies perfectly with our understanding of how the dynamics of the stress response compromise digestive functioning.
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