Palpitations

 

Western medicine

  • This accompanies heart disorders, chronic fatigue, anxiety, etc.

 

Heart Gallbladder deficiency

  • anxiety attack, neurosis, depression, chronic fatigue, whole body not balanced, induced by shock or wake in the middle of the night, poor sleep
  • P/T – nourish Heat and Gallbladder Qi, calm spirit
  • Acupuncture: [BL15 - RN14 - BL19 - MH5 - HT7]
    • timid, edgy, easily scared – MH7
    • spontaneous sweat, shortness of breath – ST36, KI7
  • Explanation: MH5 (ghost)

Heart Spleen deficiency

  • similar to the above Heart symptoms but with the addition of Blood deficiency and Spleen deficiency symptoms
  • P/T – nourish Heart Spleen Qi and blood
  • Acupuncture [BL15 - RN 4 - BL20 - ST 6 - BL17]
    • loose stool – ST25, 37
  • Explanation: tonify BL15 and RN14. Bl17 for xue.

Heart Yin deficiency

  • blood deficiency and Heat symptoms
  • P/T – nourish Yin, clear deficient Fire
  • Acupuncture – [BL23, KI3, HT7, 6]
    • 5 centre heat – KI1, MH8
  • Explanation:

Heart Blood Stasis

  • palpitations and fixed pain
  • P/T – promote circulation, remove Stasis
  • Acupuncture – [MH 6 - RN 17 - BL 15 - RN 6 - BL 17 - SP 10]
    • insomnia – HT 7
  • Explanation: neutral action, moxa on RN6

Fluids attack Heart

  • palpitations and water retention, frothy watery phlegm with cough, chest fullness, dyspnea, difficult to lay flat, facial and/or ankle edema, scanty urine, dizziness, P- slippery wiry
  • P/T – invigorate Yang Qi, transform water
  • Acupuncture: [[RN4 - BL23] - SP9 - [MH6 - HT7] - RN17]]
  • Explanation: [RN4 - BL23] KI Yang, SP9 diuresis, [MH6 - HT7] palpitations, RN17 regulate chest Qi

Heart Yang deficiency

  • palpitations and cold symptoms
  • P/T – warm and invigorate Yang
  • Acupuncture: [[BL14 - BL15] - [RN4, RN6] - [MH6 - HT7]]
  • Explanation: [BL14 - BL15] Heart Yang, [RN4, RN6] moxa, [MH6 - HT7] palpitations

 

 

Alternative treatment methods

  • auricular – HT, shenmen, chest, LU, subcortex, KI, medium to mild stimulation
  • 7 star – neck, sub-mandibular region, bronchial area, lower sacrum, chosen points from prescription, MH 6, LU 9, etc., medium stimulation- just until spotting blood
  • Injection – BL 15, MH 6, Dan Shen, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong