Allow me to contrible some significant insights into TCM. I personally know quite a few people who recovered on TCM healing but it takes like 3-6months of bitter medicine everyday. Everybody here is taking either drugs (PPI) or antacid. TCM is all natural herbs from mother nature that aids in healing the body.
TCM says the gastric reflux happens when the circulation of the Qi in the body is disrupted. The disruption of Qi may be caused by improper diet or emotional stress that triggers an upward surge in the stomach, resulting in gastrictoeflux.
Eating too much oily or spicy food, not drinking enough water, lack of sleep and stress will affect the flow of Qi.
In TCM, gastric reflux is a symptom and not a disease itself. It can be treated with medication or acupunture. The type of medication prescribled with be according to the individual patient's body constitution. If the body constitution is "heaty", the herbs prescribled will clear the "heat" from the body and restore the circulation of Qi.
In the case of a "cold" body constituition, the medication will work by dissipating the "cold" within the body and restoring one's Qi to normal circulation.
As a preventive measure of gastric reflux, regular exercise is recommended which improves the circulation of Qi and blood in the body. Be mindful about your diet by avoiding trigger foods that trigger gastric reflux as well as manage your stress level.
Massage your stomach area around the belly button by moving your palm in a clock-wise direction for five mins every night - It can help to prevent or reduce gastric reflux.