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TCM Can Help Resolve the Root Cause and Symptoms of Heart Palpitations

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Studies done regarding acupuncture’s efficacy in addressing atrial fibrillation have produced some encouraging proofs that Portland acupuncture can indeed help resolve heart palpitations. However, it needs to be mentioned that the constant and frequent use of a specific acupoint to resolve a condition would be highly irregular in traditional Chinese medicine practice as it can lead to a problem even if studies have demonstrated positive outcomes and much more so when inconclusive results are obtained.

The several studies that have already been done can never be accepted by western medical experts as they can never meet the prerequisites that western medicine requires: that is, favorable outcomes produced by randomized double blind control trial, which in fact, is very seldom applied in gauging effectiveness.

For thousands of years, man has suffered from heart palpitations and for thousands of years TCM or traditional Chinese medicine has been used to treat these kinds of conditions. Throughout those years, TCM has identified some well defined syndromes uniquely and solely understood by TCM practitioners. In TCM, a symptom cannot be immediately associated with a pattern. It is firstly seen as an indication of an underlying disharmony, and thus needs to be addressed by balancing the system as a whole. TCM treatment is often, at least, two-pronged, one is to resolve the symptoms of the imbalance and the other is to address the imbalance causing the condition itself. Another goal of TCM treatment is to maintain the results of the treatment in order for the patient to enjoy the benefits for a long time. It is very important to look for a qualified, licensed, and experienced practitioner in order to get the best treatment results as well as to avoid unwanted injuries and side effects that you may experience from an unqualified and inexperienced practitioner.

It is also important to note that a lot of patients suffering from Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia have been prescribed drugs designed to address this condition. These drugs come with serious side effects that can be debilitating and severe and can be dangerous especially when driving. If the number of palpitations decrease with treatment the patient should see again his/her doctor for proper advice on the best way to taper off on certain medications.

Written by Valerie

October 12th, 2015 at 1:39 am

Posted in Acupuncture

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