As we advance in years, some people develop atrial fibrillation.
The atria (top chambers of the heart) beat faster than the ventricles (bottom chambers of the heart) in a rapid, irregular manner.
Some people have no symptoms of this, beyond an irregular pulse.
Many have fatigue, heart palpitations, light headedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness, fast heart rate, and/or chest pain.
People can also drop into A-fib and feel those symptoms briefly, then return to a normal sinus rhythm (heart rate). (The healthy pulse has a steady beat.)
Conventional medicine treats A-fib with medication such as beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and blood thinners. They also use cardioversion (timed electric shock) and sometimes an ablation, which is a surgery to reduce the excitable signals in the atria.
Certainly conventional medicine is worthwhile, and often quite necessary.
But some people have corrected their A-fib using the methods below.
Studies within the last 12 years show success in using acupuncture to treat A-fib.
Effective points are:
PC 6 – Neiguan (between the tendons, 4 centimeters above the wrist crease)
HT7 – Shenmen (ulna, just above the wrist crease)
CV17 – Danzhong (sternum, between the nipples)
In 2017 the University of Minnesota study demonstrated that acupuncture had a success rate of 87% to 100% in converting heart arrhythmias back to normal sinus rhythm.
Dietary Tips to reduce/ avoid A-fib include:
– cut back or give up caffeine
– drink more water (even with a touch of healthy salt)
– drop processed foods and eat fresh foods
– adopt an anti-inflammatory diet with lots of veggies (A-fib is an inflammatory condition.)
– don’t exercise too hard (avoid high heart rate)
– don’t exercise longer than 60 minutes at a time
– take turmeric 500 mg per day
– take ginger 500 mg twice a day
– take magnesium (see below)
HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis)
It is definitely worthwhile to look into your tissue minerals. Some people with A-fib are very low in magnesium.
But you need to check your personal mineral levels under the guidance of a professional mineral analyst, in order to truly correct this.
(Most of the population lives with an imbalance of too much calcium and a lack of magnesium in their bodies.)
None of the above remarks are meant to prescribe nor to take the place of your important medical provider. Seek consultation with your doctor, first.
Have you dealt with A-fib?
How did it go for you?
(Thanks to Wikimedia Commons for this image.)