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

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recentgerder
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   Posted 1/3/2014 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/16/2/116.pdf

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??

paleoman
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   Posted 1/3/2014 9:59 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.

Gondore
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   Posted 1/4/2014 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for being off topic but palomino could you contact me at bigcoop20@hotmail.com? I am sort of in a similar situation to you and would love to talk.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 1/5/2014 5:23 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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