Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Arrhythmia (Palpitations)

What Is Arrhythmia (Palpitations)?


Arrhythmia (Palpitations) - Basics

An arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats irregularly--either too fast, too slow or with an abnormal rhythm. Symptoms of an arrhythmia include dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath and sweating.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Arrhythmia.

What Patterns Are Related To Arrhythmia (Palpitations)?


Arrhythmia (Palpitations) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of arrhythmia (palpitations) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of arrhythmia (palpitations):

Blood StagnationHeart Qi DeficiencyHeart Yang DeficiencyHeart Yin DeficiencyKidney Yang DeficiencyKidney Yin DeficiencyLiver Yin DeficiencySpleen Qi DeficiencySpleen Yang Deficiency

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Arrhythmia (Palpitations)?


Arrhythmia (Palpitations) - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for arrhythmia (palpitations) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with arrhythmia (palpitations):

Formulas and Products @ Our Store Associated With Arrhythmia (Palpitations)

The Following (3)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Arrhythmia (Palpitations)

Ba Zhen Wan (Eight Treasure Combination)

Clinical Usages

  • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident
  • For frequent heavy menstrual cycles
  • Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency
  • Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood deficiency

    Clinical Categorization


      • Do not confuse with Ba Zheng Wan - which is a clearing formula.

        Gui Pi Wan (Restore the Spleen Formula)

        Clinical Usages

        • The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.  
        • Anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.
        • In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.

          Clinical Categorization

          Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan (Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart)

          Clinical Usages

          • Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, hot flashes, flushing or sensation of heat in the palms due to deficiency heat.
          • Insomnia, poor memory, poor focus and concentration due to yin deficiency.

            Clinical Categorization

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