There can be multiple causes of blockage and the therapist will be able to identify them. They can be infectious, psychological, food related, chemical and/or mechanical. Osteopathic techniques are very efficient to treat reflux especially when the cause is mechanical, meaning, when a small part of the stomach is drawn to the chest (minor hiatus hernia).
Here are a few strategies to eliminate reflux :
- Promote good mobility and a good rhythm of the stomach, esophagus, diaphragm, liver, pancreas and gallbladder, by making sure the balance between the hormonal and nervous systems are normal.
- Balance the secretion of digestive enzymes and transit of the bollus by treating the spine. Especially the vertebrae and the ribs at the base of the neck down to the bottom of the shoulder blades.
- Treating the skull to ensure a good communication between the nervous system and the organs. The parasympathetic nervous system will pace the digestion via the vagus nerve situated at the base of the skull.
- Your therapist will be able to permanently treat reflux in only a few treatments, naturally and without drugs. Be sure to discuss this with him.