Natural Heartburn Treatment

Dr. Jenna's Heartburn Plan

Heartburn is a burning or discomfort in the central chest area underneath the sternum (breastbone.)  It can also be accompanied by acid reflux, coughing, indigestion, or a sore throat.  


Top 3 causes of heartburn

  1. Stress and anxiety.
  2. Food allergies or sensitivities.
  3. Hiatal Hernia (part of the stomach slipping up above the diaphragm.)  


The initial investigation

  1. Assess stress levels and where you feel your anxiety in your body. 
  2. Assess diet for inflammatory foods.
  3. Physical exam to assess for minor hiatal hernia or gastric imaging to confirm. 


Potential treatments

  • Stress and anxiety management through lifestyle changes, supplements, and relaxing bodywork. 
  • Dietary changes to reduce inflammation in the gut.
  • Ant-inflammatory supplements and herbs to heal the esophagus.
  • Visceral Manipulation bodywork to eliminate a hiatal hernia.