Acupuncture and Herbs: A Natural Path to Taming Your Racing Heart in Oregon
Understanding Racing Heart: A Complex Issue
A racing heart, known as tachycardia, can be a frightening and disruptive experience. While the occasional racing heart due to stress or exertion is normal, persistent tachycardia can be a symptom of underlying medical conditions.
In Oregon, many people seek alternative approaches to managing their heart health. Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM), encompassing acupuncture and herbal medicine, offers a holistic perspective on taming a racing heart and promoting overall well-being.
TAM’s Approach to Racing Heart: Balancing the Qi
TAM views the body as an interconnected system governed by the flow of vital energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”). When Qi becomes imbalanced or blocked, it can manifest in various physical and emotional symptoms, including a racing heart.
Dr. Kihyon Sohn, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Beaverton, Oregon, explains, “In TAM, we aim to restore the natural balance of Qi by stimulating specific acupoints on the body. These acupoints act as gateways to the body’s energy pathways, and stimulating them can help regulate heart rate and rhythm.”
Acupuncture: Calming the Inner Storm
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at specific acupoints on the body. This gentle needlework stimulates the nervous system and releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers and mood elevators. Studies have shown acupuncture’s effectiveness in reducing anxiety and stress, both of which can contribute to a racing heart.
Testimonial: “I used to have panic attacks that triggered my heart to race. I felt a noticeable difference after a few acupuncture sessions with Dr. Sohn. My heart rate stabilized, and I felt calmer overall.” – Sarah K., Portland, Oregon
Herbal Medicine: Nourishing the Heart from Within
TAM also utilizes herbal remedies to address the root cause of a racing heart. Dr. Sohn often prescribes personalized herbal formulas based on individual needs and imbalances. These formulas may include herbs known for their calming and heart-tonifying properties, such as:
- Jujube (Ziziphus spinosa): This herb nourishes the heart and calms the Shen (mind), promoting emotional well-being.
- Gynostemma pentaphyllum: This herb, known as “Jiaogulan,” strengthens the heart muscle and regulates blood pressure.
- Panax ginseng: This revered herb supports overall energy levels and can improve circulation, reducing strain on the heart.
Testimonial: “I’ve been taking Dr. Sohn’s herbal tea for a few months. My heart feels stronger, and I don’t experience palpitations as often anymore. It’s been a game-changer for me.” – Michael L., Beaverton, Oregon
Finding Harmony: Combining TAM with Conventional Medicine
Dr. Sohn emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with conventional medical practitioners. “TAM can be a valuable complement to conventional treatment for racing heart,” he says. “By addressing the underlying imbalances and promoting overall well-being, TAM can help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.”
Finding Your Path to Calm in Oregon
If you’re struggling with a racing heart in Oregon and seeking a natural approach, consider exploring TAM with Dr. Kihyon Sohn. He combines acupuncture and herbal medicine. His personalized approach can help you restore balance, calm your heart, and find renewed well-being.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kihyon Sohn at his Beaverton clinic today and take a natural step towards a calmer, healthier heart.
Our holistic wellness clinic is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.