Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Anxiety and stress can worsen heartburn symptoms. Some complementary and alternative treatments may help you cope with anxiety and stress. If your heartburn is worsened by anxiety and stress, consider trying:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Gentle exercise, such as walking or riding a bike, but avoid vigorous exercise, which can worsen heartburn
  • Hypnosis
  • Listening to music
  • Massage
  • Relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery
Aug. 07, 2014