Heart palpitations can be a frightening experience for many individuals. It can feel like your heart is racing, fluttering or skipping a beat. It can be provoked by dehydration, exercise and stress. Medications are usually the initial treatment for a patient, but if the palpitations are frequent or worsening, there are more invasive procedures that a provider may suggest. Patients report symptoms of shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. Palpitations affect quality of life and can lead to other chronic diseases if left untreated.
While the causes of heart palpitations can vary from person to person, many people have turned to acupuncture as a natural method to alleviate this condition. According to traditional Chinese medicine, heart palpitations can be caused by an imbalance of the Qi in the heart meridian. Acupuncture can help to rebalance the Qi and alleviate symptoms by targeting specific points on the body.
Acupuncture can also help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can be a common trigger for heart palpitations. By targeting points on the body that are known to promote relaxation, acupuncture can help to calm the mind and body, reducing the likelihood of palpitations.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe for most people, but it is important to work with a licensed and experienced acupuncturist who is familiar with treating heart palpitations. It is also important to note that acupuncture should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment for serious conditions such as arrhythmias or heart disease. If you are experiencing severe or frequent palpitations, it is important to consult with a medical professional to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.
Give our office a call today to see if acupuncture can help you and your palpitations.