Acid reflux, GERD, and hiatal hernias are not only excruciatingly painful, but there can be dangerous health risks if these conditions continue to be problematic long term! There IS a viable answer that does not involve invasive procedures or medications that don’t address the cause of these conditions!
Millions of Americans are taking medication unnecessarily. The principal problem is the esophageal hiatus (the valve where the stomach meets the esophagus) which doesn’t close properly. This allows the stomach acids to flow repeatedly back into the esophagus (the tube through which food and liquids pass from the mouth to the stomach) causing a most uncomfortable burning sensation, and an irritation of the lining of the esophagus. Modern medicine’s answer is drugs to reduce the acidity in the stomach and to relax the stomach, or surgery to repair the valve.
Structural Energetic Therapy® effectively treats these conditions long term without medication or surgery! The esophageal hiatus is a sphincter valve that lies in the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity, and regulates breathing. When there is uneven tension within this muscle tissue the sphincter valve cannot close properly. This uneven tension relates directly to postural compensations. There is a structural imbalance in everyone where the rib cage is pulled further down on one side of the body — this creates the uneven tension and stress within the diaphragm that causes the improper closing of this valve. This can perhaps be more easily noticed by observing that one shoulder is lower and more forward than the other — a direct correlation to the uneven rib cage. As people age, the distortion of the rib cage increases, and so does the stress on this valve. This is why the painful burning symptoms tend to occur more frequently in older people.
The techniques of Structural Energetic Therapy® release this distortion moving the body into balance which releases the uneven tension and stress within the diaphragm. This then allows the valve to function properly even when there have been herniations. Thus, acid reflux, GERD, and hiatal hernias can be fully rehabilitated long term. People who were once dependent on medication for relief or who faced the possibility of surgery are now able to return to normal life activities drug free and pain free! This is the goal of Structural Energetic Therapy®.