Acupressure Tapping Technique Offers Drug-Free Heartburn Protection -- and Help with Weight Loss

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GERD, or gastro-esophageal reflux disease, causes pain and discomfort while damaging the esophagus and potentially leading to serious health problems. Weight gain is a serious risk factor. EFT has been shown to relieve GERD as well as help patients lose weight and reduce future symptoms.

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Heartburn (now called gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD) affects more than 60 million Americans at least once a month, and 15 million have it daily. Acid reflux, as it is also known, results from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD can be a serious medical condition because over time, the reflux of stomach acid damages the tissue lining the esophagus. In adults, long-lasting, untreated GERD can lead to permanent damage of the esophagus and sometimes even cancer.

One of the greatest risk factors for GERD is weight gain. Researchers following more than 10,000 women in the Nurses’ health Study found that those who gained weight had three times the risk for GERD as those whose weight remained stable. Now a simple do-it-yourself acupressure technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) spells relief for those with GERD symptoms as well as its weight gain risk factor. The process is explained in a free manual that can be downloaded from

EFT combines gentle fingertip tapping on key acupressure points with focused thought to reduce or eliminate heartburn symptoms and overweight issues.

According to Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University, “I’ve seen many instances where weight gain was associated with new reflux symptoms in women and weight loss was associated with improvement among both men and women.”

EFT was originally designed to address psychological problems such as fears, phobias, and anxiety, but practitioners soon discovered that it works exceptionally well for pain, including the pain and discomfort of heartburn.

As every dieter knows. losing weight can be an almost impossible challenge, but EFT practitioners enjoy so much success with weight-loss clients that several now specialize in weight-loss programs.

“The underlying cause of heartburn and indigestion,” says Los Angeles physician Eric Robins, MD, “is past traumas and emotions that are stored in the body. These past events create energy blocks that interfere with the body’s flow of healthy energy, and that’s how symptoms develop. Fortunately, EFT is easy to learn and can be used anywhere to alleviate symptoms while clearing energy disruptions.”

EFT has become a popular first-aid treatment for those with heartburn, indigestion, and hundreds of other conditions and illnesses. Over 300,000 – including thousands of health care practitioners -- have downloaded its free manual from
and an additional 10,000 download it every month. The manual is available in nine languages, and EFT practitioners around the world teach EFT classes and work with clients.

For additional information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.

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