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by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Normally the heart beats very regularly and its action is not perceptible to most people. However, in many individuals the heart rhythm may become irregular, accelerated, or too slow. These problems may be the only sign of heart disease or they may occur as a result of some other condition such as a previous heart attack.

It may be the heart rhythm disturbance or arrhythmia which causes the most uncomfortable symptoms. These may include dizziness, fatigue, blackout spells or a sense of chest discomfort associated with rapid or irregular heart beating.

Heart rhythm disturbance may be life threatening. When it is, extraordinary measures may have to be taken such as special medications, implantation of pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. These devices, respectively, regulate the heart beat with a steady electrical impulse or shock a fibrillating heart back to a normal rhythm. Sometimes doctors even go so far as to operate on the conducting fibers of the heart to destroy parts which are thought to be causing the problem.

The point of view of nutritional medicine is that the conducting system of the heart is designed in almost every instance to function properly. In the absence of an inherited disorder and in the absence of physical damage to the conduction system (and sometimes even in the presence of such damage), nutritional means exist to clear up the condition. In many cases mineral imbalances exist and correction of these imbalances with intravenous mineral preparations allow the heart to resume its normal rhythm. Also, magnesium, vitamin E, and eicosopentanoic acid are important nutrients for the conduction system. The proper doses for an individual patient should be worked out with an experienced physician.

Intravenous Chelation Therapy often clears up cardiac arrhythmia and has many others benefits as well.

The possibility of a thyroid disorder should always be considered and looked for. Often hyperthyroidism is accompanied by arrhythmia and when treated the arrhythmia usually disappears.

The approach used in homeopathy is to attempt to restore the balance of the system using dilute solutions of natural substances specific to the disorder.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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