Heartburn and acid reflux are common digestive disorders that affect people of all ages. Although, occasional acid reflux is not a serious problem, but chronic heartburn can be a warning sign of Gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD), which is a chronic condition. Heartburn usually causes mild to severe chest pain accompanied by a burning or tightening sensation and it occurs after eating a spicy and oily meal. A small circular muscle that lies between the oesophagus and stomach acts as the closure of the oesophagus after food passes into the stomach.
Improper closure of the muscle often leads to acid reflux, in with the acids of the stomach move backward into the oesophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest. GERD is a chronic condition in which acid reflux occurs more than twice a week. Although, antacids and over the counter medication are available to treat these problems, it is best not to rely completely on medicines. You can try to prevent and treat acid reflux and heartburn naturally with the help of herbal remedies for acid reflux and acupressure. Acupressure is considered one of the best remedies for acid reflux and digestive disorders.