Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Yes. The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also can relieve heartburn. Consult an expert in Chinese medicine for details. Long term use of acid reflux medications have a lot of side effects in the form of osteoporosis,inability to absorb calcium,magnesium,Vitamin B12 etc. Susceptibility to TB.etc.

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What strength of melatonin to treat acid reflux GERD and when will I start to notice a difference?

Not the best. drug for treating that. Drugs for acid secretion or changing motility are better. 6 mg. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717460_5. Read more...
Higher doses. On the order of 5-10 mg daily were used in several studies regarding melatonin and GERD. Remember, some of these studies involved other B vitamin supplementation too. Several studies have reported significant symptoms improvement by 7 days of supplementation. Read more...
Melatonin-GERD. Melatonin – Melatonin, a hormone that helps to control our body clock, has been shown in studies to help protect the lining of the stomach and to increase the pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter, which helps lock acid out of the esophagus. Try 3 mg of melatonin two hours before bedtime for up to four weeks. Read more...

I am suffering from acid reflux (gerd) and hiatus hernia from last 5 years. My h pylori tests always come +ve. Is there any way to treat it permanently?

Antibiotics. If you are still having symptoms and are h pylori positive you should see your gastroenterologist and will need a course of multiple antibiotics to get rid if this organism. This should relieve your problem. Read more...
Depends. How was the positive h. Pylori test obtained? Blood test can be falsely positive only reflecting antibodies from past infection. Biopsy by endoscopy is most sensitive choice for testing. Also a breath test for h. Pylori is more accurate than blood testing to see if the infection is still active. Needs a full course of multiple specific antibiotics to treat an active infection. Read more...

I have had Acid Reflux with heartburn for two months. Treated for GERD with omeprazole, now have clicking sounds while swallowing. On homeopathy meds.

See GI doctor. Your symptom suggests that there may be some degree of obstruction to the passage of food. A condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis may present with symptoms of GERD and in fact often responds to drugs like omeprazole. However in this condition, scarring may lead to narrowing or closure of the esophagus. Most sufferers have allergic asthma or hay fever. Check with GI doctor now. Read more...