Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease

A 2006 article in the journal Gastroenterology mentioned researchers from Duke University, USA concluding that acupuncture may be effective in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) because it stimulates the filling and emptying of the stomach and colon which is often impaired in GORD. Acupuncture can also inhibit stomach acid secretion, which would also be beneficial to these patients.