One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is heartburn. Usually it is very annoying in acute cases creating in the pregnant one great anguish if it does not obtain a practical solution that alleviates it. And yes, there is a remedy, that is why I propose Reflexology, which will help you to overco
One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is heartburn. Usually it is very annoying in acute cases creating in the pregnant one great anguish if it does not obtain a practical solution that alleviates it. And yes, there is a remedy, that is why I propose Reflexology, which will help you to overcome these ardors in an amazing way.
Why ardor occurs in pregnancy
The body of a pregnant woman undergoes changes, her uterus will grow little by little and the stomach will be pushed up due to lack of space. This ascent makes it much easier to raise the acid content to the esophagus, causing heartburn or heartburn.
Hydrochloric acid is an acid that we produce to help digestion food. In pregnancy, this acid is produced in smaller amounts, therefore, the food is longer than normal in the stomach and is more likely to end up rising and causing burning.
Another important cause is the hormonal changes, the increase in progesterone production has a side effect that is a slight relaxation of the gastroesophageal sphincter. His usual mission is to not let the food pass to the esophagus, but when the acids relax, they overcome the secrecy that should exist in normal conditions and provoke the ardor.
The burning will not occur during the whole pregnancy, it will be around week 32, that is, week 29.30, 31, 32, 33 and 34. Approximately in week 36 the burning will begin to fall because the baby begins to descend and then release the pressure on the viscera naturally.
How to relieve the heartburn of the pregnant woman with Reflexology
The reflexes that we will work on will be: Sternum, Esophagus, Heart and Stomach.
Several guidelines that I advise to keep in mind while applying Reflexology in case of burning:
1. Sometimes the acidity comes when the stomach is empty and the acids rise upwards. Therefore, while we work on the reflex points, we will ask our pregnant woman to eat a small cookie. You have to do it slowly so that the acids do not rise up and can do their job inside the stomach.
2. Work the esophagus from top to bottom, never the other way around.
3. It works simultaneously esophagus and cardia. While working with the right hand the esophagus from top to bottom, with the left hand works the cardia in a circular shape to the left.
4. Open the sternum reflex well with both hands and then work it down.
We are already many Reflexologists specialized in Pregnancy, so look for one of confidence and experience, ask them to teach someone in the family, how work this specific technique and stop suffering discomfort from burning.