Heart Palpitations: Symptoms and Natural Remedies

Ginger Tea

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Posted by Sidhu (Burlington, Ont,canada) on 08/06/2012
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I used ginger tea for irregular heart beat and it worked for me. Take fresh ginger1/2 inch piece.Thanks

Replied by Lisa
(Orange, Nj)
04/14/2018

Hi did you boil it then drink or just added ginger to hot water and drink? Do you add anything else? How often do you drink the tea?

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
04/22/2018
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Hi, to make ginger tea I will grate fresh ginger and add boiled water, cover to steep twenty minutes then enjoy. Four times a day or approx every 4-6 hours when drinking for ailment (health) improvement. Also suggest Hawthorne berries for heart health

Best


Hawthorn

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Posted by Danray (Panama City, Florida) on 11/01/2010
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I suffered skipping heart beats rapid heart rate, acid reflux and panic attacks for 15 years. Now all that is gone. I found out that Hawthorn will stop the irregular heart beat in minutes. Also found out the cause was poor digestion accompanied by stress. Apparently the intestines have some similar tissues to the heart. I thought perhaps my heart palps were due to food alergies because they seemed to come on strong after a meal. I am taking several enzymes to correct my digestion and the hawthorn. My heart now beats normal all the time in the low 60s at rest. Used to be in the mid to high 90s at rest. Ive not felt this good in years.

Replied by Candy
(Fort Madison, Ia)
11/02/2010

What kind of hawthorn did you use? pill, or tincture? Thanks.

Replied by Stephen
(Nj, US)
04/03/2015

what kind of hawthorn and dosage?


Hawthorn, Motherwort

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Posted by Jerry (Seal Beach, Ca) on 12/10/2011

Try alcohol-free hawthorn extract and the lowest alcohol content motherwort extract, read the bottle for dosage, don't bother with water, take equal quantities, and I think it will promptly cure your palpitations.


Hawthorn, Motherwort
Posted by Jerry (Seal Beach, Ca) on 11/30/2011
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Please look at my submission under Tachycardia, titled Motherworth and Hawthorn, to get my remedy for heart palpitations. This is fast heartbeat, a sudden rise to 150 beats per minute or more, even to the 200 beats per minute range. The remedy I found and have tested over years is very fast for me, and very reliable. My submission under Tachycardia, titled Motherwort and Hawthorn, gives details. I think the medical community should know about this but I think the pharmaceutical industry would find a way to make money off a chemical variation. The herbs themselves do a remarkable job.


Healing Mudras

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Posted by Tweety (Des Moines, Iowa) on 06/15/2012

Hi, The people can use these mudras for heart palpitation and thyroid disorder. You can see the results within 5 to 10 minutes. These mudras are really amazing. The link is:

http://holistichealingindia.com/healing_mudras.htm

Replied by Chang
(Asia)
06/25/2013
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I achieved incredible result to slow down heart rate after practice the holistic healing - apana. I wearing heart rate monitor everyday and can see the different instantly. Thank you for sharing this information. Having high heart rate after two tooth root kernel 6 months ago and sitting down with 103bpm/standing up 125bpm.


Heart Palpitation Remedies

Posted by Sintia (Illinois) on 10/07/2013

Hi Ted, I'm in desperate need of your help. I've been having heart palpitations for the past 2 yrs. I've been to the doctor, cardiologist, ER and they done EKGs heart monitors and nothing comes out. I sometimes feel dizzy, nausea and sometimes end up vomiting. My episodes last a few hrs but during the time I'm afraid of dying. Please help me... I am very desperate. Also, according to my doctor my blood test shows everything is fine.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)
10/07/2013

Dear Sintia,

I am not Ted, but I don't think he is able to answer posts right now. I have a few thoughts I thought I would share. Heart Palpitations are scary.

If you haven't already, please read people's stories on the Heart Palpitations page:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heart_palpitations.html

Sometimes something very simple helps.

Caffeine and MSG are very common triggers. MSG is hidden in so many things - you need to look up "Hidden Sources of MSG" to be able to avoid it.

Blackstrap Molasses has helped people with palpitations and other arrythmias. You can take 1 Tablespoon morning and evening. I think the magnesium in it is what helps. Some people just use magnesium supplements.

Cayenne Pepper, Hawthorne Berry Powder, and Ginger are all excellent herbs for the heart. If my husband has some caffeine and then his heart starts acting up, he takes these herbs and it helps. You can take them daily.

It is encouraging that the doctors have not found a problem, but frustrating not to have a solution yet. I hope you find relief soon. Please be sure to let us know what works for you.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Fifi
(Laguna Beach, Ca)
10/07/2013

I have had heart palpitations and it is scary. I react to foods and my heart palpitates after I eat dairy. You can do an internet search, there are folks that react the same way I do to other types of foods and additives/preservatives. Also, magnesium supplement made my heart palpitate, it was messing up the prednisone I was taking and my heart felt really weird.

Lastly, if you are anemic it could make your heart palpitate.

Look at the side effects for every pill you take too. Prescription medicine and otc meds can cause heart palps. Hope it gets better, it's scary for sure.

Replied by Carly
(Wa)
10/07/2013

If the palpitations are due to MSG being eaten... (easy to do, that poison is in almost everything) then take 1,000 mg taurine. Taurine competes with the MSG and helps to clear it from the system.

Also, sometimes palpitations can be caused by being dehydrated, so a good amount of water can help.

I agree with what others have said re magnesium also.... take 400 mg a day of a good mag supplement.

Alkalize, read about it here on EC.

Last, but not least.... Look at electrolyte imbalance. I would eat potassium rich foods, and use a good pink hymalayan (spelled that incorrectly, I am sure! ) sea salt. Lots of minerals in a quality sea salt.

Good luck.... Heart palpitations are scary.... I know.

Replied by Marie
(New York)
10/08/2013

Hi, I started using 500 mgs. of Taurine and magnesium oil and apple cidar vinegar and beet root powder and one tablespoon of olive leaf.. And this has made my high bp come down but still on some medication which looking to wean off of... I also do EFT which lowers my heart rate.. Last night heart was racing a bit but not too severe so I immediately did EFT and took some Apple Cider Vinegar and felt okay.. Oh; I had missed one day of Taurine and not sure if that had something to do with it...

Hopefully will get this right someday.... but it feels like all an experiment until the right formulas are found....

Replied by Mr. Ree
(Usa)
10/08/2013

Put 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in an 8 ounce glass of water and drink... It usually subsides before you finish the glass. If you want, drink another one... Palpitations gone very quickly. Sometimes for good...

Replied by Tom
(Fort Worth, Texas)
10/08/2013

To Marie on Heart Palpitations; What is EFT?

Replied by Debbie
(Australia)
10/08/2013

Marie

I was getting heart palpitations as well. Rather than take supplements (which may have nasty additives in them) you are better off seeking out natural herbs.

I started taking dried hawthorn berry in a tea form (mixed with other dried teas) and the problem has gone and not returned. Hawthorn Berry or leave is an old renowned remedy for heart problems.

Lemon Balm is also a great herb to take for heart palpitations (grow it fresh rather than buying it).

There are other herbs for the heart you can grow for free in your garden.

Replied by Jenny
(Asheville, North Carolina)
10/08/2013

Dear Cinthia, I suggest eliminating your food and drink one by one. I get heart palpitations after eating a certain amount of vinegar, usually 1/2 half hour after eating food with vinegar or even drinking water with apple cider vinegar. Then the palpitations can come and go for another 24 hours. I agree, it is scary! Let us know what you discover! Best of luck.

Replied by Andrea C
(Wales)
10/09/2013

I use Cayenne peper for this, it's a well known remedy for ANY heart complaint's, half a tea spoon in warm water, and drink straight down. It works right away, or in less than a minute. Love Andrea C xxx

P.S Google Dr Christopher and Cayenne Pepper. This Man is consiered the World's leading Exspert on Cayenne Pepper Cure's although he passed over year's ago. And he loved Cayenne pepper as it's an amazing spice with zillion's of great cure's proven by it's use. Love Andrea c xxxxxxx

Replied by Marie
(New York)
10/09/2013

@Debbie from Australia - Thank you but for now I am on prescription medication for hbp and unfortunately it interacts with Hawthorn and some other herbs so I can only take what doesn't interact for now.. I do use astragulus and hibiscus tea and some other things.

Replied by Marie
(New York)
10/09/2013

EFT stands for emotional freedom technique.. Its tapping on certain points or meridians on the body and getting relief from your ailments... Check some utube videos.. And follow along.. It looks strange at first but it surely works... Hope this helps.

Replied by Debbie
(Australia)
10/09/2013

Marie, have you tried going wheat and gluten free. Research reviews for the book Wheat Belly or look on youtube. Many people have reversed blood pressure after eliminating wheat and gluten.

The herb book I have by Isabell Shipard (wonderful book-google it) says that in controlled medical studies Hawthorn Berry was able to dilate the arterties and bring down blood pressure. It will also stop palpitations. It is one of the best herbs known from antiquity for the heart. High blood pressure is treatable. You just need to be under a Doctors supervision. Doctors don't want you to get off the medication as it is a lifelong money spinner.

Many people have been able to get of HBP medications by taking herbs.. Google it. You are responsible for your own health.

Replied by Debbie
(Australia)
10/09/2013

One other thing Marie. Sometimes bowels can affect heart palpitations. If they are blocked they can push in the heart area and cause palpitations.

Replied by Marie
(New York)
10/09/2013

Hi.. Thank you and yes I am pretty much wheat and gluten free.. Funny you should say bowels because I am having what feels like gallbladder issues so working on that also but was told cant do a gallbladder flush taking medication.. Don't know why?

NO doctor unless its a naturopath would help me use herbs instead of medication so I need to find one. Not many practice where I live and to get an appt. takes months..

If herbs would help me get off medication then that would be great.. But I am afraid to do it without supervision.. I am at a loss now unless I find someone who cares..

I do have some lemon balm which I tried tonight. I forgot the man in health food store gave it to me.. I also use magnesium and iodine.. Thank you

Replied by KT
(Usa)
10/26/2013

Hidden sources of MSG can be anything processed from corn (citric acid or citrate). I had very scary palpitations, referred to cardiologist, diagnosed with PVC (premature ventricular contractions) but found out it was caused by the magnesium CITRATE I was taking. Stopped taking the citrate formula and went back to regular magnesium and the palpitations went away. I still drink coffee with no problem and if it had not been for the kindness and friendship of the managers of the truthinlabeling campaign, I would have never known. It has been over a twenty year piecemeal learning endeavor that has saved my life. You have to read labels and, in addition, pay attention to the binders and fillers in any vitamins and/or supplements.

Replied by Beberobozo
(New York)
10/26/2013

Wow I use magnesium oil and it seems okay but I am now wondering if I am allergic to shell fish.. One time I had some crab in a restaurant and I got the palpitations at night.

A few days ago I ate about four shrimp and my pulse raced a bit. Not too much but a bit.

Could I have an allergy now to shell fish? The rest of my diet is pretty much wheat, gluten free and mostly organic .. it's a pretty healthy diet... I read labels and rarely take in any chemicals if I can help it like msg and the like.... Thank you

Replied by Bette With A Pebble
(Nj, Usa)
10/27/2013

Aloe vera gel softgel capsules taken as directed on the bottle is said to have stopped palpitations within 24 hours according to the latest Dr. Whitaker newsletter in the "works for me" section.

Replied by KT
(Usa)
10/27/2013

This post needs to follow my post about the "magnesiun CITRATE" because it was correcting Beberobozo's misunderstanding about my post, thinking I was referring to "magnesium".

Magnesium is an essential mineral. "Citrate" is more than likely manufactured from corn. MSG can be created as a consequence of manufacture. Citrate is such a product. It seems like double trouble when using GMO's to "manufacture" the binders, fillers and capsules. As far as the magnesium oil, I don't know anything about that. I had been advised that any "extract" can be a hidden source of MSG because in the extraction process MSG is created. Oil is an extract.

Was your shellfish breaded or did you use a sauce that is not used on other food? I would have bouts of hay fever even as an adult until I learned what I was eating was breaking down my ability to tolerate different foods so I have a different opinion about all these "food allergies". There are so many variables.

In addition, there is a substance manufactured called mycoprotein that is fake meat/fish. It has been textured to resemble meat and is sliced, diced or shredded and used in restaurants.

By the process of elimination over the last twenty-plus years I have learned so much about how our food supply has been making us sick and the medical profession seems to be focusing on finding cures and/or quick fixes instead of acknowledging and eliminating the cause. The genetically modified food is harder to digest and even the "organic" produce is no longer safe. Not sure about this but the fungus in that soil may even be similar to the fungus used to produce the mycoprotein. I don't think anyone has full knowledge of what has happened to our food supply.

Replied by Beberobozo
(New York)
11/01/2013

Hi, As far as the magnesium I use the oil transdermal and seems to be fine.

My first fish which was breaded and was crab must have had something on it like a sauce I never had before. Not sure what it was as it was in a restaurant.

The second shellfish was some raw shrimp which was plain and nothing on it but I have no idea where it came from.. It was only four so I assumed it was okay but from now on going to stay away from shellfish. Thank You.

Replied by Jim
(Ny Li)
07/13/2016

Hi all, on bing.com search how to make magnesium oil put it on skin 8 squirts = 100 mgs of magnesium. Walmart has the distilled water under a $. God Bless

Replied by Sunny
(Ca)
09/06/2021

Could it be a panic attack? Very similar symptoms you have.


Heart Palpitation Triggers

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Posted by Tracy (US) on 01/15/2019

I've had heart palpitations off and on for as far back as I can remember. However, I noticed they've been much worse over the past few weeks. It started when I was PMSing and we went for a hike.

I was fine during but it was at the cool down period where I got the palpitations. Of course this sent me into a tizzy and I ended up having a few panic attacks. I went to the doc and he gave me atenolol and a water pill for my high BP, which was been high since I was pregnant. It seems to help as I haven't had them quite as much, but they still manage to creep in. I'm wondering if my hormones have anything to do with it. I'm also under stress having an autistic toddler. I'd just really like them to go away once and for all. It's always a good day when I haven't had them. I'm a 35 year old female.

Replied by Deborah
(Iowa)
02/18/2019
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Hi Tracy,

Have your thyroid checked.

Replied by June
(Cincinnati)
03/17/2019
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Palpitations in my view can be caused by:

1. Silent acid reflux. Many chiropractors know how to lower your esophagus!

2. Thyroid

'3. IBS

4.adrenals

5. Iodine, magnesium b vitamin, iron, b12 deficiencies


Ice Water

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Posted by Misti (Westport, Ct) on 06/29/2013
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A remedy my grandmother used to swear by was drinking a glass of ice water whenever she had heart palpitations. I tried it last night and it works. Yea Granny!!


Magnesium

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Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 08/05/2014
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I have a symptomatic Mitral Valve Prolapse with mitral regurgitation so palpitation is like a daily thing for me plus chest pains and fatigue. I learned about magnesium on the net and tried it right away and since then I no longer have palpitations and it also cured all the other MVP symptoms including insomnia. Just 400mg daily before bedtime. I've been taking it for 5 years now.

Replied by Nathalie
(Rsa)
02/07/2016

Please advise which type of magnesium helps with palpitations?

Replied by Sunny
(Ca)
09/06/2021

What kind of heart palpitations? What kind and brand of magnesium where you taking? Thanks so much.


Magnesium
Posted by Jay Jay (Emerald Beach, Nsw Australia) on 11/15/2012
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My friend had severe heart palpatations that had me driving him to the hostpital one time after he had sat there for 8 hours with an irregular heart beat! The hospital did what they knew to do but nothing worked for him and gave no really useful advice.

For another issue he started taking magnesium and a little zinc. He didn't really notice that he hadn't had a heart palpatation until one day he forgot to take the magnesium. His heart went irregular by about 2pm. He started to get worried.

He remembered he hadn't had his magnesium tablet and within a few minites of taking it the palpatations had completely stopped!

Reading other posts, I wonder if that's why molasses has worked for some people as it has a good supply of magnesium?

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)
11/16/2012

Taurine regulates heartbeat. Taurine competes with cysteine, so be sure you don't have high cysteine levels.


Magnesium
Posted by Jackie (Cape Coral, FL, USA) on 12/19/2008
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Magnesium for heart palpitations/panic attacks: I thank God for this site. I was having scary heart palpitations at night, and I knew it was panic attacks. The only course my doc offered was xanax, and as I was rushed through the visit there was no time to talk alternatives. I am not one of those people who thinks happiness is a pill away. I did my own research, and decided to try a magnesium supplement. The FIRST NIGHT I was heart palpitation-free. I can't believe doctors would rather throw a dangerous pill at you rather than discuss the effects of diet, exercise, and soda (caffeine&aspatame) on your body. Try Magnesium first, and make sure you are getting your potassium too!

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(Joelton, Tn)
12/21/2008
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Hi Jackie, Welcome to the world of reality. Your doctor doesn't tell you a lot because of the AMA which is the strongest union in the USA. When they get wind of someone recommending anything that medicine doesn't have control of, they start hollering "Quack, quack" and trying to put them out of business. Psst! Ever hear of that site called "Quack Watch"!? Not many doctors want to run that risk with all the debt from medical school hanging over their heads or even after that debt is paid. It also explains why the big pharmaceuticals, AMA, and other allies making a living in the health field are so interested in closing down the health food stores, making vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements available by prescription only. I hope & pray that this current attempt will be such a flop that they will never try it again. But play it smart and go buy you a few good books on recognition of and uses of our local herbs that most people call weeds. That way, we might not be able to get herbs from other countrys but we can surely find enough in our own localities to still be winners healthwise.

I am cheered up by people like you and the other one I just read in EC that figured out that mixing powdered blood root (which is a very easily recognized wild flower) with DMSO for skin cancer on her own. YEA! EC readers & sharers, keep using those heads for something besides a hat rack! We can all learn from one another and enjoy better health, and better health starts with what you eat & drink.

I was just reading something about Michigan, which first started fluoridating the public water, supply is now rethinking on the wisdom of this, because of so many reports of connections to bone cancer and other unwanted problems from this toxin produced as a byproduct of producing aluminum which could only be sold for pesticide or rat poison, before somebody got the idea of forcing it on the people on the public water system. I also read where Maryville, Tn. finally got it removed from their public water supply in the past couple of years. If
people keep wising up, our health is gonna increase likewise. But winning the battle with FDA, AMA, MSG, aspartame and the others isn't going to be easy.

Replied by Chachazoom
(Sutton, Ontario)
01/24/2010

Regarding heart palpitation and magnesium supplements... It is important when using magnesium supplements to keep daily intake of maganese under 2 mg. Too much manganese crowds out magnesium uptake and causes an irregular heartbeat.

Check vitamin and all supplements to make sure there is no more than 2 mg a day

Lisa
(Illinois)
01/29/2021

I know this is a long time ago, but my husband just started getting palpitations. He also started eating lots of nuts since he's working at home, takes 5 mg of manganese in his vitamins, and eats a lot of dark chocolate. I did have him start taking magnesium citrate. Maybe this is the solution.

Replied by Florie
(San Francisco, California)
04/23/2011

There is a wonderful book, "The Alternative Medicine Guide to Heart Disease, " that covers all of this. It is brilliantly laid out, and the information is extremely helpful. Magnesium is included, of course. I highly recommend it. It saved me.

Replied by Pjdez
(Birmingham, Alabama)
04/24/2011

I went to the ER today because for the 3rd day in a row my palpitations were occurring too often and this time around I had chest pains. The ER doc ran all kind sof tests and the old ticker is fine. He also said both potassium and magnesium were fine. He mentioned that I don't treat with anti-arrythmic drugs because they tend to do worse things since palpitations are a defense mechanism that kicks in when the electric signal isn't working right.

Replied by K
(Hartford, Ct)
06/09/2011
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What happens when you try a magnesium supplement (mag. Oxide) and you get a rash in reaction to it? Should you try other kinds? Or are you allergic at all?


Magnesium and Omega 3 and 6 Oils

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Posted by Lucinda (Belmont, Sw, Nod) on 04/15/2013
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Re: Heart Palpitations:

Take magnesium. Google: Dr. Carolyn Dean Magnesium and heart palpitations.

Take EFA's. Google: George Eby Heart Palpitations

Monitor your Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acid intake. The ration of 6 to 3 must be NO MORE THAN 4 to 1. Take a good EFA (Omega 3). Spend the money on a good one, to save your sanity and your heart. (See: selfnutritiondata.com for the ratios of Omega 6 to 3 in many foods. ) Good Luck to us all. Lucinda


Magnesium Oil

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Posted by Lori (Long Beach, Ca, Usa) on 05/11/2010
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I have been having heart palpitations for a few months now. I thought caffeine was causing them and cut it out of my diet completely. Didn't solve the issue. I also tried various magnesium supplements, which gave me diarrhea and didn't stop the palpitations. About a week ago I decided to try magnesium chloride which I had bought a few months ago at an aquarium supply store but never used. I made up a 50/50 magnesium oil solution by adding 1 cup of boiling water to 1 cup magnesium chloride crystals and stirring until the crystals dissolved. After the oil had cooled, I slathered about 3 tablespoons of the oil all over my chest and also on my right armpit. I then put on an oversized, button down shirt, leaving it wide open at the top so the magnesium oil wouldn't get soaked in the cloth, and waited about 15 minutes before washing it off. Only 5 minutes into the treatment, I felt my whole body relax and the tense feeling I had in my chest immediately dissipated.

I have been doing this treatment twice a day now for the past 5 days and have not had any more palpitations. I feel so much better now! Hope this helps someone.

Replied by Vandu
(Silver Spring, Md)
09/05/2010

Hi Lori, thanks for sharing. My dad just noticed something was off with his heartbeat and the doctor told him he had an irregular heartbeat. I want to suggest the mag oil to him. Funny I just got a bag of flakes recently. It came with a sample bottle of mag oil as well so I immediately tried it. Didn't notice much yet (i was looking for feeling more calm). Last night I tried it on my leggs (3 sprays). My legs broke out in hives, had to wash it off to get relief and apply emu oil alo vera. Have you head a reaction like that to mag oil?

You posted in May 2010. How has it been going since then? Are you still applying mag oil regularly?

Thanks.


Magnesium Phosphate Homeopathy

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Posted by Kenneth (Midwest) on 12/15/2018
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I had heart palpitations, and took a homeopathic preparation, on the 1st dose, the palpitations stopped in less than a minute...mag/phos was the name of the preparation.


Magnesium, Eating Less

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Posted by Qamrul A. Khanson (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) on 12/08/2009
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A palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that causes a conscious awareness of its beating, whether it is too slow, too fast, irregular, or missing in between at its normal frequency. I have been a heart patient for the last ten years and I felt worst from my palpitation.

Every fifth beat of my heart went missing and I felt a noisy gear like sound in my heart. The feeling was anxiety but no pain. I went to ER, blood analysis and ECG were perfect except my Magnesium was a bit low. Doctor attending me gave me a sip of Magnesium solution. I came back home hale and hearty.

The next day, I again noticed the palpitation, this time 15th beat was missing. I went to gym and did my regular yoga, cardio and light weight exercise. The palpitation was gone. Mind you I had not exercised due to flue like symptoms earlier. Since then, I keep Magnesium level to normal, keep exercising and eating less than what I use to eat earlier. I am better and have not felt palpitation yet.

I think controlling the amount and quality of food is key to solve the problem. Always eat and fill 1/3 rd of your stomach. Keep 1/3rd for water and 1/3rd should remain empty. You will live for a long time.



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