Pregnancy, stress and certain foods can also make heartburn worse. Lie on your stomach and place the palm of your right hand under the point, midway between the breastbone and belly button and breathe deeply for 1 to 2 minutes keeping your eyes closed. The oesophagus is a long tube of muscle that runs from the mouth to the stomach. Certain vegetables, like carrots, cucumbers, beetroot and radishes are alkaline in nature and can help to solve the problem of acid reflux. Marshmallow Root If you suffer from occasional heartburn and have not been diagnosed with GERD, nonprescription antacids such as Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, and Tums, or acid-reducing drugs known as H2 blockers, such as cimetidine Tagamet , famotidine Pepcid , nizatidine Axid , and Chest pain cold treatment Zantac will very likely provide relief. Baking soda with a pH higher than 7 can effectively neutralize your stomach acid. Not all heartburn requires medical care. Cut out the citrus. The APA recommends adding 1 tbsp.