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Are there any alternative treatments for heartburn relief?

There are some alternative treatments available for heartburn relief, or gastroesophageal reflux. Lifestyle changes include:

  • avoiding tobacco and aggravating foods
  • eating small, frequent meals
  • wearing loose clothing
  • weight loss
  • not eating three hours before bed
  • using extra pillow at night

Some claim that herbal supplements like licorice, slippery elm, chamomile or marshmallow may help to treat heartburn. Relaxation therapies and acupuncture may also help to treat heartburn.

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