Heartburn is a name often given to acid reflux based on the symptoms. There’s a burning sensation in the region of your heart – and that is why it is called heartburn. But what it really is… is a case of acid in your stomach that, along with the food, is refluxing into your esophagus or food pipe. If these are the symptoms you have been experiencing recurrently and you visit your doctor looking for treatment, one of the things your doctor may suggest you do is reduce your stress levels and try meditation for heartburn.
We also advise you to do the same. If you’re wondering how something like meditation can affect your stomach and its digestive capabilities, then let us get down to the real facts now…
One of the major causes of heartburn—
Many things could be causing your heartburn but ,with a majority of people, the most common cause is stress. Yes, that’s right. When you have stress and anxiety, this actually triggers bloating and flatulence. In fact, since we first eat with our eyes and other senses, your stomach starts producing the right enzymes and chemicals for digestion when you look at and smell the food. Thereafter, when you actually eat, the atmosphere in your stomach is just right for digestion.
But, when you are stressed out, all these regulatory actions in your body go awry. Digestion and acid secretion are both hampered. As a result you have gas as well as acid in the stomach. With their recurrence, the lower esophageal sphincter also weakens and your condition becomes chronic.
When you have acid reflux along with heartburn, there are many lifestyle changes you should consider. But the most important feature of this change can and should be…
Meditation is one of the easiest and best ways to relieve stress – and there is a lot of documented proof of that. So strongly suggest you consider trying this out.
For some people meditation doesn’t come easily or they believe they can’t sit still or “think of nothing”. However there are many great tools and resources available now to help you to learn to meditate to reduce your stress levels and thereby reduce your heartburn symptoms. This next video is of a kind of meditation tool – called binaural beats. These beats are recorded and composed in such a way that when you meditate while listening to them, they induce a meditative state in your mind and you find it easier to meditate.
Try it – take out 30 minutes of quiet time. Sit in a comfortable position, in comfortable clothes and use stereo headphones to listen to the music. You can keep your eyes closed or open –
Give it a shot. This one easy and simple alternate remedy has worked for many. We bring it to you with the hope that it works for you too. ‘Eliminating stress’ can be easier said than done however trying meditation for heartburn can actually have a very positive impact on your symptoms!