Last Modified on Feb 27, 2015
As a potentially serious condition of the heart, atrial fibrillation is concerning; however, the issue is not without natural treatment. While most doctors simply put a “Band-Aid” on the condition by prescribing medication, a number of other factors can be combined to achieve a natural, holistic treatment plan. Caused by a variety of issues, atrial fibrillation typically responds well to lifestyle and dietary changes as well as the addition of certain supplements.
Atrial fibrillation is a common heart condition that involves the abnormal rhythm of the heart. It is often called an arrhythmia and causes an irregular, often rapid heart rate that results in poor blood flow to the body. A number of common conditions contribute to the condition including high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart valves, heart defects, overactive thyroid, metabolic imbalance, exposure to stimulants, sick sinus syndrome, viral infections, stress, and a number of others.
The Holistic Solution
With such a wide variety of causes, atrial fibrillation is often best treated using a varied approach. Controlling your lifestyle and diet reduces stress on the body and ultimately the heart. Likewise, a holistic approach helps support overall health while treating the condition at the same time.
A number of lifestyle changes can be made to help support treatment of atrial fibrillation. Reducing stress is the number one way you can help control your heart’s natural rhythm. Begin by identifying and eliminating common stressors in your life. Likewise, adopt a regular exercise routine, such as yoga, that relaxes and calms your body.
Whether you know it or not, many of the items you are consuming are likely contributing to your condition. In addition to reducing stress, limit caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. You’ll also want to reduce your consumption of processed foods and increase your intake of whole, organic foods. Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners as well.
Supplements and Other Treatment Options
Specific supplements also help treat the condition. Magnesium, potassium, and calcium are especially important for supporting heart health, so consider taking a daily supplement of each of these.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or have been dealing with the issue for years, a holistic approach to treatment will likely offer you relief and treatment. Begin by making one positive change at a time, and you’ll be on your way to natural health and wellness in no time.
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I have a question. Is it possible due to an injury to my upper back that there was damage to a nerve that would also cause A-Fib symptoms? I have been studying this possibility because I had an injury a herniated disk with so much pain in my upper back. I am 65. A few months later was doing a lot of scrubbing and general cleaning but was bending over and using my arms and shoulders for lifting as well. Soon after had an attack of a racing heart and shortness of breath. Was rushed to the ER and was admitted to the hospital over night. Soon after admitting the racing heart stopped on its own and breathing was back to normal. They couldn't find anything wrong. I was set up with a Cardio and had all the tests. Wore a monitor over a few days. They could find nothing wrong with my heart said it was A-Fib and put me on toprol and low dose aspirin. Said go home that's all that could be done. If it got worse come back. The only time I have these attacks is when I over do and do too much physical work that involves my back and shoulders and arms. Also I seem to be able to help it to ease a little just by changing position and it only seems to happen after going to sleep. I sleep hard and don't seem to change position and when I wake the back of my head is numb and now I notice that the tip of my nose gets numb at different times depending on how I sit or stand. So does anyone know could this be caused by Peripheral Neuropathy? The Doctors that I question say you have A-Fib live with it. I doubt that. I think it may be something else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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