Posted 7/3/2017 10:44 PM (GMT -7)
Alcie, thanks for responding! It made me feel less alone…
I was trying to understand why people do not respond. The first idea with such posts, bringing something new, is that someone is trying to make a joke from other peoples’ misery. The very next idea is that someone is again trying to play a smart guy, what is also not welcome. There is also the possibility that people, when they read something that is opposing their experience or views, are not ready to accept it. The sentence about the food not being so essential for GERD may have been such one trigger.
I must admit that I personally do not have much problems with GERD. My problems are, like yours Alcie, cardiac arrhythmias, ranging from PVCs to Atrial Fibrillation. They are the reason that I have spent thousands of hours analyzing posts on all possible forums. With the time, the pattern has begun to emerge. For all our troubles, fellow sufferers, responsible is dysautonomia, meaning disturbance in functioning of autonomous nervous system. All the functions of our body, which we do not have to take care about, and there are many of them, are precisely guided by the regulation centers of autonomous nervous system. A certain percentage of people, maybe somewhere up to 10%, are prone to developing dysautonomias. Yes, it is hereditary! My father had problems with it, I have problems with it and my son will most probably have them too.
What causes dysautonomia? It is caused in electro-mechanical way, meaning that it can be induced purely by stress (electrically), purely by physical activity (mechanically, through body manipulations) or as any combination of the two. The variety of triggers and the variety of symptom combinations is huge and perplexing. When we add the fact, that classical medicine does not allow alternative approaches very easily, the result is poor treatment of all dysautonomia patients.
Yes, Alcie, Valsalva maneuver is a typical example of body manipulations. So glad that you have mentioned it! It originates from a couple hundred of years ago and demonstrates that body manipulations are the right way to treat dysautonomias. Chiropractors would be the right place to seek help, under condition that they have adequate knowledge, but I am afraid that they don’t. If they did, it would already be a wide known fact.
Sorry for being so long!