Article on Alternative medicine for GERD - particularly accupuncture and melatonin responses

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   Posted 1/3/2014 5:56 PM (GMT -6)

It is a detailed article with clinical trials for some of the alternatives. I found accupuncture and melatonin trial particularly interesting.

Anyone here experimented with melatonin??

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   Posted 1/3/2014 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I think melatonin being a hormone could potentially be worse than PPIs especially taken in the high dose studied. However, I personally take a low dose and don't notice it affecting my gerd.

I have not experimented with acupuncture for gerd although would be skeptical.

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   Posted 1/4/2014 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for being off topic but palomino could you contact me at I am sort of in a similar situation to you and would love to talk.

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   Posted 1/5/2014 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been having acupuncture for the past year. It definitely helped with nausea and may also have helped with the step down from PPI to Zantac.

Melatonin has been discussed a few times before - I think some people thought 5HT might be safer.

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