After suffering from very bad reflux and excessive stomach acid for a number of years, I found myself with the misfortune of not having a new doctor who could issue me with a prescription to combat the effects of the acid which is awful. I even saw a stomach specialist a few weeks ago and ended up doing a berium swallow to try and get to the root cause of the problem. (results not back) Anyway, after reading up on the effects of western medicine, which could worsen depression from time to time, I decided to go and see a Chinese Doctor who uses alternative medicine and herbal remedies. Anyway, when there, she took at look at my tongue and prodded my stomach and told me I was having terrible gastric problems and that my pulse was indicative of someone suffering from stress. She recommended a two-week course of stuff that I have to boil twice daily, filter and then drink. It cost me £80.00. Now, one week into the course my stomach is feeling massively better, the reflux has gone, I can now sleep without having to sit up and my tongue looks like its proper colour again. Never one to place my faith in false dogma, I have to say that this truly is working and that as I have another week to go, it can only get better and better. Oh, and frankly the drink tastes like mud but it is helping me a great deal! Has anyone else used alternative medicine or therapy and found it successful...seems like it is where its at! Yippeee Pete.