Heart Palpitation: Causes and Treatment
Heart palpitation causes
of heart palpitations relate to these fundamental parameters:
- anxiety and stress (living in a survival mode)
- a lack of exercise with nose breathing and sweating
- electrical potential of the human body
- heart oxygenation
- CO2 levels in the heart tissue
- calcium availability in blood and cells.
When the human body is electrically insulated from the Earth (as in more than
95% of modern people), the body usually accumulates a large positive charge.
This negatively influences work of the part of the heart muscle (the sinoatrial
node) that stimulates the heart muscle and regulates its contractions. In
addition, a recent clinical study discovered, according to its title,
(grounding) the human body reduces blood viscosity – a major factor in
cardiovascular disease" (Chevalier et al, 2012).
Apart from a lack of grounding, modern people have reduced CO2 and O2
levels in the heart muscle due to their heavy (deep) breathing at rest. Overbreathing reduces blood flow to all vital organs. People suffer from overbreathing especially at night or during sleep.
Calcium deficiency or excess can play some role for this symptom. More details about the role of calcium is provided below.
When people start learning the Buteyko method, but do not do enough physical
exercise with nose breathing and good sweating, they can experience or get
heart palpitations, especially at night. Having more good exercise, or using
Frolov or DIY breathing devices solve this problem. Getting higher CPs is
the ultimate treatment option (see below).
Since people breathe twice more than the
medical norm (and almost 3 times more than
breathing of people living 100 years ago), humans have low CO2 levels in the
heart tissue. This makes nerve cells over-excited (see links related to CO2
Hyperventilation, apart from causing low CO2, also leads to the spasm of arteries and
arterioles (due to arterial hypocapnia) and reduced oxygen delivery to all vital
organs, the brain and heart included.
Since lowest body oxygenation (due to heaviest and fastest breathing) takes
place after meals and at night, it is obvious that most people
suffer from heart palpitations after eating meals and at night.
How to stop heart palpitations (even at night)
There are 2 main methods to prevent heart palpitations. Many people are able to
stop their heart palpitations using grounding of the human body (see
Earthing webpage for more details). Grounding
for sleep is an excellent remedy to stop heart palpitations at night. (Even a
simple transition into a sitting position at night can prevent this symptom.)
Those people who are deficient in calcium can prevent or eliminate heart
palpitations with calcium supplementation. Taking 3-5 g of calcium per day
(and this is safe), in divided doses with eating meals, helps to define,
if low calcium is the cause of heart palpitations. For more info about
smart eating, see Major Nutrients Guide.
Apart from Earthing, clinical observations by
about 200 Soviet and Russian doctors practicing the Buteyko breathing method
suggest that heart palpitations are a classic sign of hyperventilation. Heart
palpitations disappear with breathing normalization. Most people predisposed
to heart palpitations require a certain result for the body-oxygen test in
order to be free from this symptom. You can find this number right below
here as your bonus content.
The bonus content also provides answers to following questions: Can Buteyko exercises cause heart palpitations or make them to appear, especially at night or during sleep? How to deal with this challenge then?
Application of resistive respiratory devices (such as the Frolov device, Samozdrav,
Amazing DIY breathing device, and many others) provide faster recovery rates
in comparison with the classical Buteyko method. You can also treat and stop heart
palpitations with more physical exercise (daily) with strictly nasal breathing
and perspiration. Doing exercise during the day, stops heart palpitations at night due to a variety of effects including higher metabolism, slower breathing, and better circulation within the heart muscle.
- This page in Spanish: Palpitaciones del corazón: causas y tratamiento.
You can leave your grammatically correct feedback and/or comments below. (But Artour is on a summer vacation now.) Thanks.