Cardiac arrhythmia When the heart is out of rhythm
“Sometimes I notice that my heart pounds so hard it seems to leap out of my chest.” “I often feel dizziness.” “I don’t notice much physically, but I know that my heart skips a beat now and then.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their chronic cardiac arrhythmia, which goes far beyond the occasional extra contraction that is experienced in its less serious form.
Arrhythmia is a permanent disruption of the regular heart rhythm. The most common forms are the so-called atrial fibrillation as well the occasional extra beats or pauses of the heartbeat.
Severe cases can become life threatening due to heartbeat frequency that is too low, causing lack of oxygen in the brain and other organs.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on cardiac arrhythmia?
Cardiac arrhythmias from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, the cause for the development of arrhythmia starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of arrhythmia, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate mainly in the heart area. Years of insufficient supply of vital substances due to modern eating habits cause imperfect repair of body cells with long-term damage. Many arrhythmia patients feel that emotional stress and an unstable nervous system trigger the familiar symptoms.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so the causes for irregular heart rhythm vary from person to person. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, cardiac arrhythmia is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that healing must take place on all levels. In the case of arrhythmia, for example, an emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as balancing of the nervous system can be recommended. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Nutritional recommendations and helpful exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can re-establish a healthy and regular heartbeat.