Heart Palpitations and Acupuncture Points Used To Treat These Conditions

Heart palpitations can oftentimes be caused by episodes of anxiety and fright and other emotional disturbances sometimes accompanied by loss of self-control and a rapid heartbeat. Some signs and symptoms that may accompany heart palpitations include tinnitus, vertigo, poor memory, and insomnia.

Neurasthenia, pericarditis, myocarditis, heart failure, pre-excitation syndrome, sick sinus syndrome, sick sinus syndrome, atrial fibrillation and flutter, presystole, bradycardia, tachycardia and other causes of cardiac arrhythmia can be treated by the following methods used by Chinese medicine.

Hand qigong: Kongjin exercise.

With the hand in a prone position and the palm facing downward all 10 fingers should be relaxed and extended. Flex downward the little finger and then resume the original ladder pattern of the hands; relax and extend all fingers with the middle finger flexed downward and again resume the ladder pattern of the hands. Repeat this exercise 11 times. End the exercise with a pole-standing exercise in the riding-horse position for around five minutes.

Acupuncture therapy:

a. At extra and regular acupuncture points:

Location: HT 7 (Shenmen) and PC 6 (Neiguan) acupoints.

Manipulation technique: The needles are inserted in said acupoints about 1.6 deep cm and retained for half an hour.

b. At reflective point:

Location: Heart point.

Manipulation technique: Depth of insertion 1.6 cm; duration of insertion 5 minutes.

c. At reflective area:

Location: Heart area of palmar reflective areas.

Manipulation technique: Superficial insertion of the needles; they are not retained in the acupoints.

d. Acupoint located beside the second metacarpal bone:

Location: heart and lung acupoint.

Manipulation technique: Depth of insertion 1.6 cm; duration of insertion around 10 minutes after stimulation by mild needling

Massage therapy:

Location: HT 9 (Shaochong), PC 7 (Da ling), HT 8 (Shaofu), HT 7 (Shenmen), cardiac palpitation point, kidney area, heart area, both sides of little finger an entire palm.

Manipulation technique: entire palm is to be forcibly rubbed, kneaded. Rub central part of palm and both or one side of little finger to create a hot sensation; central part of the palm should be pressed as well as the kidney and heart area; knead and digit-pressing techniques should be applied on HT 9, PC 7, HT 8 and HT as well as kneading and pinching at cardiac palpitation point. Massage needs to be gently done, the warmth of the body needs to be maintained, as well.

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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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