Acupuncture for Palpitations

Heart arrhythmia or heart palpitations can ensue when the heart’s electrical impulses send an uneven message. A person may sense palpitations as a fluttering or pounding feeling in his/her chest. Usually, often palpitations are harmless, but they do may signify an underlying imbalance that needs to be resolved to ensure good health of the heart.

Typical reasons for palpitations can include:

-Intense exercise
-Consuming heavy meals
-Drugs that contain stimulants
-Abnormal electrolyte levels that can happen with dehydration
-Hormonal changes related to pregnancy or menstruation
-Strong emotional reaction such as attraction, anger or anxiety
-MSG or monosodium glutamate
-Too much caffeine

Because of its ability to balance the body, acupuncture is a very ideal treatment for regulating the rhythms of a person’s heart. Since the blockages in the energy pathways (meridians) can be removed with acupuncture, this therapy helps the body by normalizing the electrical impulses and reinforcing the muscles of the heart making them less likely to be affected by instability and so can function normally. Since acupuncture easily removes a person’s physical stress, it does have a natural healing effect on heart palpitations ensuing from anxiety.

There are occasions when heart palpitations can develop along with other events or symptoms, such as frequent childbirth or a hyperactive thyroid gland. These are some of the reasons why acupuncture is an extremely important tool in caring for your overall health and help you treat the real cause of your condition. The will mean a great improvement in your symptoms as well enabling you to experience a significant upgrade in your overall health.


Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness center in central Florida.