Heartburn or acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when acid flows back into your esophagus causing irritation and a burning pain in the chest. When many people see headstands or deep backbends that so often characterize yoga poses, they would think that these poses would cause more pain, not relieve it. But in fact, certain yoga poses can help to alleviate acid reflux.
Typical treatment for acid reflux may include the use of antacids, prescription medications and lifestyle and diet adjustments; but yoga can help these changes to further counteract indigestion and bring much needed relief. Yoga cannot cure your acid reflux, but when practiced in conjunction with medical attention it may help to alleviate some of your discomfort. Here are a few yoga poses that may help to alleviate acid reflux.
**As with any alternative therapy, always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen including a yoga practice to treat symptoms of acid reflux. Certain postures are not safe for individuals with digestive problems, back pain and other health conditions.
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