I am ambivalent about eastern medicine (as well as western medicine), but in my quest to figure out why I get stomach acid and hunger confused, I found this website, which I think is very interesting and makes a whole lot of sense in my case.
When I "fell off the wagon" with intuitive eating, it started when I was sick and was unable to walk to reduce stress, even though I kept losing weight. Also, I started hanging out with some friends who liked to drink a lot of wine and eat a lot of cheese, something that was "new" for me, and I was compelled to participate....I'm guessing that somewhere along the lines, this changed how my stomach felt and confused my signals. Then I had a NYE party with a lot of food and drink, and ever since then, I've had a hard time allowing my stomach to get empty. Each time it starts to get empty, I experience a lot of acid reflux, and my first reaction is to put more food in, to relieve the pressure and push the acid back down. This is like a neverending cycle, as the excess food creates more reflux.