A 56-year-old woman had been having indigestion, hiccupping and constant burping for one year.  Along with this she had been having a dull ache along the esophagus and stomach.  She also has a history of constipation, wakes up frequently at night, and has been recently going through menopause causing hot flashes and night sweats.  To help her sleep better she had been prescribed Ambien.

She told Dr. Yi Song that she drank a lot of ice tea and Dr. Song recommended that she stop drinking cold drinks.  After the first acupuncture treatment, she stopped drinking cold drinks and her burping improved  50%.  Then with just three acupuncture treatments and customized herbal formula, the pain along the esophagus and stomach was gone.  Her burping reduced to just a little at night time.  Her menopausal symptoms and constipation have improved tremendously.  She has been able to discontinue taking Ambien and can sleep through the night.