Esophageal reflux is a fairly common problem in today’s society and for good reason. That is because of the relationship between the tightness of the Esophageal Sphincter and the relative balance of the nervous system (how stressed you are). The more stressed you are, the more loose the sphyncter muscle at the top of your stomache is. And the looser it is, the worse your reflux will be. Acupuncture can treat this condition in 3 ways: first, there is an acupuncture point in the back of your ear that tightens the spyncter directly. Second, acupuncture is very good at dealing with stress and therefore calming the nervous system. Third, there is a point in your foot that can reduce the production of hydrocloric acid in the stomach. So by doing all 3, you deal with all 3 parts of the problem. The problem with the drugs used to treat it is you build up a tolerance to them which means you need to take more and more. Then you will have to deal with side effects from taking so much.