Today I saw an acupuncture & Chinese herbalist doc. He checked my saliva and told me it was very acidic. (strip was yellow, should have been green) I am very careful w/ my diet as I have IC - I do not consume any acidic foods as they would irritate my bladder, cause reflux and gerd. What would cause my saliva to show such a high acidic level? He told me my entire system would be acidic and is affected by the level. My fibro pain, migraines, sleep problems. He put me on Alka-Zyme 3x day. I also take: Probiotics Acidophilus Flax Oil Grapeseed Extract CoQ 10 Calcium-Magnesium Black Cohosh not sure if I should be Alpha Lipoic Acid? (I just found it, I recall a doc recommending it awhile back) I also take many other prescription meds for ME/CFS, FM, migraines, IC, reflux, gerd, Sjogrens, and lets not forget the lovely peri menopause symptoms. The acupuncture was great, not painful at all. I felt very relaxed after the treatment. I just wish the sessions were not so darn expensive! Doc feels acupuncture along w/ bringing my acidic level down will help me overall. I'm really confused over this one, first time I was ever tested for this. Why don't other docs test for this? Is this something I can test for at home also & how often should I test? Just saliva or urine too? Thanks for any input!