Acid Reflux.

By Li Zheng 


Acid reflux, also known as heartburn. Is the result of the lower esophageal sphincter either not closing at all? Or closing inadequately and allowing the acid produced; by the stomach to go up into the esophagus.

Common causes of acid reflux include. The presence of a hiatal hernia, being overweight and having unhealthy eating habits.

The common symptoms experienced during acid reflux include. A sensation of bloating, burping, nausea, and dysphagia or narrowing of the esophagus.

Acid reflux can be treated with lifestyle changes; such as adopting a healthier style of eating. As well as a healthy choice of foods. This acupuncture is also known to provide relief and target at the root cause of acid reflux.



Treatment of the Root Cause.


People suffering from GERD often have indigestion along with symptoms. Such as acid regurgitation and frequent burping.

Medications offer some symptomatic relief, but over a period, it may worsen symptoms. Or the patient may suffer side effects such as headaches and muscle cramps.

Treating the root cause is the only way to rid the patient of this problem. Failure to treat it can lead to an increased risk of esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, or chronic coughing.

The increasing presence of this disease in the population. Has led to intensive research to find definite causes for its appearance. As well as possible alternative treatments including acid reflux acupuncture.



Conditions That Cause.


The presence of a hiatal hernia causes acid to escape into the esophagus. As a result of the upper part of the stomach protruding over the diaphragm.

Additionally, malabsorption of food is also known to be a factor of acid reflux. As a result of this, there is a build-up of stomach pressure. Which causes the opening of the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach.

Aging is another factor that causes acid reflux. Aging also causes a decrease in the production of stomach acid which leads to less efficient digestion.

Unhealthy food habits such as snacking or eating big or spicy meals close to bedtime. It does not allow the food to digest adequately and exerts pressure on the diaphragm.

While medications help to relieve the immediate effects of acid reflux. They can also cause malabsorption of vitamins and minerals.

Furthermore, long term use of antacids can cause anxiety, panic attack, heart problems, and neuropathy.



Treating with Acupuncture.


Acupuncture focuses on the roles of the pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, and liver in the digestion of food.

A disruption in the function of any of these organs can cause acid reflux and other digestive problems.

Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate these acupuncture points. To help restore the normal function of the digestive system.

Acupuncture can also help tone the sphincter muscles between the stomach and the esophagus. As a result of treatment, you will be able to digest food; with normal movements of the stomach and intestine.

Since emotional distress can also upset the digestive pattern. The acupuncturist also formulates a therapy program. That helps the patient reduce stress and strengthen their digestive function.

Dr. Li Zheng, Ph.D. is a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist with a Ph.D. in medical science. A graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Who practiced as a physician in China, she has 26 years of experience?

In addition, she is also a professor. And clinical supervisor of the New England School of Acupuncture; a consultant for Health Grid Inc. And the author of two books, “Acupuncture and Hormone Balance” and “Chinese Acupuncture, and, Herbs for Common Diseases”.

Her website is http://bostonchineseacupuncture.org/treatable-disorders-autoimmune/digestive-disorders/




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How Stress Is Causing Your Digestive Problems.

By Nick Kowalski


Most of us have direct experience of how chronic. Or intense psychological stress can affect the digestive system.

Ancient practitioners of Chinese Medicine. It also theorized that the gut (particularly the Liver) was the seat of emotions.

Modern science explains this phenomenon, discovering that up to 90%. Of our neurotransmitters and hormone are produced in the gut.



What Happens to Digestion When We’re Stressed?


Something not many of us knows, at least logically, is that the digestive system. Is in fact governed by the Central Nervous System. Namely, a sub-branch of the nervous system referred to as the “parasympathetic nervous system”.

The parasympathetic system is our “rest and digest” state. Only when we are relaxed and free of stress. Do the parasympathetic system and therefore digestion, activate?

When we enter a state of stress, the counterpart to the parasympathetic system; the sympathetic system, activates.

This stress state or the “flight or fight” response shuts down digestion by reducing blood flow. To the digestive organs, it inhibits digestive fluid secretion. And instead sends the blood and biological energy to the muscular-skeletal system, to prepare for battle.

When the sympathetic system is chronically stimulated by prolonged stress. It can lead to gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation and weaken the immune system.



One example of how stress can cause common digestive issues.


Is by causing the esophagus to spasm and altering stomach acid secretion.

This leads to heartburn, acid reflux and can make you feel nauseous. Another example is the effects stress has on the colon. Intense stress increases the secretion of stress hormones cortisol, prolactin and serotonin. Which can cause the colon to become hyperactive or tense, which leads to diarrhea or constipation?

When any of these conditions become persistent. The inflammation and overall poor functioning of the digestive system can eventually lead to stomach ulcers, IBS, and inflammatory bowel disease.



How to Manage Stress for Better Digestion.


Reducing total stress is not a quick-fix job, it requires a holistic, multi-factorial approach. However, psychological stress is one of the primary, dominant stressors; that negatively affect the digestive system.

While getting a handle on the causes of psychological stress can take time. There are some simple things you can do to mitigate their effects.

One simple way to de-stress is to engage in fun, moderate exercise. Physical exercise relieves tension, gets us out of our heads. It improves our mood by releasing endorphins but also helps with the elimination of stress hormones.

Some of the healthiest forms of exercise include. Walking, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, yoga, Thai qi, and weightlifting.



Other great ways to reduce stress include:


Relaxation – People with digestive issues are often overly stressed and do not relax enough. Getting authentic, deep relaxation is more challenging in today’s world. But can be achieved through yoga, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation. Visualization, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, good music, spending time in nature, camping, lovemaking. And working on an enjoyable project or hobby.



Communication therapy – A major source of psychological stress dwells in the world of communication.


In fact, most stress and problems in life have their roots in communication trouble. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to say. Someone wasn’t talking to you; you know the stress associated with poor communication.

Taking courses or reading books communications can be helpful for improving. Our quality of life, relationships and reducing a great source of stress.

However, simply having a good friend or loved the one you can talk to freely about your stress. It can be a major stress reliever. Personally, I have found cognitive therapy to be a major help in relieving chronic stress in my life.

There are even studies that have demos rated a 70 percent improvement. In stress symptoms after 12 weeks of cognitive therapy.


Nutrition –


A bad diet can ruin a good digestive system. Poor nutrition can be a source of biological stress, but also, eating the right foods can help curb the effects of stress.

In general, it is helpful to eat more protein and salt when stressed. In fact, soldiers in the army are required to eat a higher protein diet to mitigate the catabolic effects of combat.

So, it is best to take a two-sided approach nutritionally, where you avoid junk foods. That adds to your stress and eat nutrient-dense, wholesome foods that help replenish a stressed body.


Choose your battles –


An interesting thing about life is that problems seem to be valuable. If we had no problems at all, we’d be existentially bored.

So, the goal is not to eliminate all problems and stress form our lives. Instead, we need to pick our problems wisely.

For example, starting a new fulfilling relationship will have its challenges. But in the end, the problems are usually worth it.

The same goes for starting a new project or goal. A good rule of thumb is that any given condition in life would ideally be 80% pleasure with 20% pain.

The pain is the optimal amount of stress that just makes like interesting and helps us grow.



In Conclusion


Mental and emotional stress can cause a lot of problems for an otherwise healthy digestive system.

Stress all together is unavoidable, it seems to be a natural part of the game of life.

What’s important is how we react to our stress and problems. And that we ultimately avoid it from becoming chronic.

If you know you are under too much stress and/or have symptoms of digestive stress. Then, these tips will help.

If stress management is the problem, there are cognitive therapists. Yoga, and meditation instructors who can provide verified help.

For solutions to a wide variety of digestive problems and tips for effectively reducing stress.

Be sure to check out my online digestive course Perfect Digestion. You can find the course here: http://thewellnessacademy.thinkific.com/courses/perfect-digestion






Search Engine Optimization - Five Techniques to Boost Your Search



Search Engine Optimization.

By Dr. Ron Marek 


When you have a website, the one thing you must have if you’re going to survive in traffic. And the best kind of traffic you can have is natural traffic.

Two reasons for this are that you’ve targeted the traffic to your site and the traffic wasn’t paid for. It may be difficult, however, to see your website. At the top of the search results with the keywords you have.

Here are five tips for search engine optimization tips. You can use to draw traffic to your website with your boosted rankings.



Meta Tags.


When you’re writing your Meta tags (your title tag and description tag).  You need to place keywords in them, usually near the beginning and more than one time.

Make sure you use those keywords because search engines will use its prominence. Density and weight to determine where the website will rank.

– The keyword prominence is how early you use your keyword.
– Keyword density is the ratio in which the keyword is used among the other words
– Keyword weight is how many times you use a keyword and/or phrase on the page.

When you’re talking about search engine optimization. Make sure you don’t keyword stuff and avoid using words like “or”, “the” and “and”.

Have Navigational Links at Right or Bottom, Never Left of Page

Did you know that search engines read your website from the top left to bottom right? When you’re talking about SEO. Search engines will generally give preference to the first 100 words on a page. So, you don’t want them to be JavaScript or navigational links.

Make sure your keywords are in the heading tags as well.



Have Alt Tags on Your Images


When you’re doing website optimization. Remember that search engine spiders are unable to read images and pictures.

Spiders can only know what your picture/image is by reading its alt tag. Include keywords in the HTML line, so you can improve your website’s keyword weight and density.



Place Keywords at Bottom of Page


When you’re talking about SEO and websites. You need to remember that spiders will look at the words at the beginning, and, ending of the text and give more preference to them.

When you’re doing article writing, keywords should be used prominently in these areas. Don’t place the JavaScript. Or, navigational links at the bottom of the page if you want high search engine rankings.

Another search engine optimization method. Is to place keywords after the copyright date of your page.



Anchor Texts


What is an anchor link? It’s the actual linking text on a website. This is what a visitor will click on to get them to the page they want.

Having many links that relate to your website, can make an enormous impact on your SEO rankings. Make sure your anchor text includes keywords/phrases.

You may think that effective SEO is difficult to achieve. However, with these five tips, you can easily make an impact on your search engine ranking.

Dr. Ron Marek is an SEO marketing expert that GUARANTEES. To get your website on Google’s First Page without any work at all.

You can improve your organic search ranking when you are on the First Page on Google.

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How to Use Search Engine Marketing Services to Increase Your Website’s Ranking.

By Dr. Ron Marek 


Did you know that link popularity plays a huge part in the ranking of websites by search engines?

That means the more links you have point to your website. The higher your website will rank in the results.

Now the question becomes how do you get you high ranking websites to link to your website?

Webmasters can’t afford to mess around so they must obtain these high-ranking links very quickly. This is especially true of part-time webmasters; every minute is valuable.

For that reason, you need to employ these three techniques. That can help you with your Internet marketing business. And provide you with excellent link exchanges with other websites.


Three Internet Marketing Techniques to Help Website Owners Obtain Traffic



Technique 1 – Write an Article.


If you want your website ranked by the search engines. You’ll need to write an article about the product/service you provide.

By writing your article, your readers can learn who you are and what you are offering to them. Why should you write your article? At the end of it, you’ll place a resource box that gives the reader. Your website information as well as the URL for that site.

When another website or Webmaster chooses to publish your article, they’ll need to include the resource box.

It’s easy to write an article. If you don’t want to do the work, you can hire freelance writers.

From Fiverr.com or some other freelance website. All you need to start a project is to hire a writer and have your budget.



Technique 2 – Submit Articles to Directories


Now that you have your article written, it’s time to submit it to different article directories. By publishing them in article directories, you ensure it gets picked up by ezine publishers. As well as website owners who want quality, up to date information.

You can find all kinds of article directories on the Internet. The more you submit to, the more backlinks you create for your website. Many article directories are going with the RSS technology.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, which means your articles will get further mileage.



Technique 3 – Do Your Own RSS Article Feeds.


Another popular Internet marketing technique is using RSS feeds for your articles. You can easily use this by setting up a blog using WordPress.org or Blogger.com.

If you’re not used to blogs, then you may want to settle on Blogger.com. However, if you’re more experienced, use WordPress.org.

Once you’ve got this setup, add your articles to the site. Make sure to have a hyperlink back to your URL and have an Anchor Text using your targeted keywords.

When the search engine spiders are sent out, you’ll end up higher in search engine rankings. Once you’ve done this, submit the new RSS feeds to both RSS directories and search engines.

As you see, it isn’t hard to get high search engine rankings. But it will be necessary to create backlinks and do link exchanges. To ensure that your article gets seen and read by all your visitors.

You can improve your organic search ranking when you are on the First Page on Google.




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7 Most Common SEO Mistakes That You May Want to Avoid.

By Dhanusuya K  


As far as content marketing is concerned, your blog or website should be optimized for search engines. Although SEO techniques are changing with time, SEO is still important for better ranking.

However, while optimizing your site for search engine optimization. Make sure you avoid some common mistakes. Given below are a few common SEO mistakes that most people make.


    1. Choosing Wrong Keywords

Content optimization boils down to getting your website ranked for specific keywords. Therefore, it’s important that you opt for the relevant keywords. You may not want to ignore the importance of long-tail keywords.

Before you get started, you may want to do your research. For this purpose, you can use a few useful tools, such as Moz, SEMrush, Google Trends, and Google AdWords Keyword Planner, just to name a few. Opting for the wrong keywords is a major mistake.


    2. Stuffing Keywords

Another common mistake is to use the keywords excessively. Using the same keywords too many times in a piece of content is considered spamming by search engines. So, it will hurt your rankings in search engines.

Ideally, the keyword density should be 0.5 to 1%. Google can detect excessive use of keywords with a technique called Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).


    3. Creating Irrelevant Content

Another common mistake is to produce content that is irrelevant to your content. Search engines, such as Google only serve those pages; to online searchers that contain relevant keywords and content.

So, if people land on your site but don’t find the content they searched for, your website won’t get ranked.


    4. Publishing Unoriginal Content

This point is about the quality of the content you publish on your blog or site. The content you are going to publish on your blog. Should be original or your site will be penalized by Google.

So, it’s not a good idea to copy content from another site and use it on your site.

Duplicate content won’t be useful at all. Therefore, it’s better that you invest in original content. If you can’t write articles yourself, you can hire a freelancer.


    5. Not using Title Tags and Meta Descriptions

Meta descriptions and title tags are quite important for SEO. Ignoring this aspect of SEO will be bad for your website ranking. Another mistake is to forget adding image tags.

The problem is that search engine bots are not programmed to read text on pictures. Therefore, you must include alt tags to help search engines know what your images are about.


    6. Getting Low-Quality Backlinks

Today, content marketers should understand the importance of getting quality backlinks. However, they make the mistake of getting a lot of low-quality backlinks; instead of a few quality backlinks from authority websites.

In other words, you should get backlinks from sites that have a good reputation and high ranking.


    7. Using too many Internal Links

Internal links are also important for better ranking. What you need to do is link your blog posts or articles to the top-performing pages and vice versa.

However, make sure that the articles you are linking are relevant. Again, you may not want to overdo it, or you may get penalized.

In short, make sure you don’t make these mistakes while following SEO techniques.

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