Acid reflux is a common condition that affects many people. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, lifestyle, and underlying medical conditions. In traditional Chinese medicine, acid reflux is associated with rebellious stomach qi, which is the upward movement of stomach qi rather than its normal downward movement. This can be caused by blockages, heat, or weakness in the stomach qi. Chronic acid reflux can lead to other health problems, such as chronic cough, hoarseness, and esophageal scarring. Treatment for acid reflux in Chinese medicine may include herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of the condition.