Tachycardia Treatment – How To Control It Naturally
In some cases, tachycardia treatment and prevention can be achieved by simply applying a cold stream of water on the face and eyes for about 10 seconds. Additionally, if you are experiencing an increased heart rate, you can also wet your arms with cold water.
So, what exactly is tachycardia? Well, basically, when the heart rate is irregular or faster than normal, we call this tachycardia. The heartbeat, which increases its frequency to more than 100 per minute, may be accompanied by other symptoms. For instance, nausea, nervousness, and excessive sweating. In this article, we will share some tips for tachycardia treatment/control.
Foods rich in potassium
As with any natural treatment, food is the always the basis. Whenever we have a health problem we have to change dieting habits. When it comes to tachycardia and heart, there is usually a deficiency of the mineral potassium, so we recommend increasing the consumption of the foods that contain it:
– Green apple
– Integral rice
Infusions for the heart
Medicinal plants with soothing or mildly sedative properties will help us relax, thus, can be used as tachycardia treatment. You can choose between one of the following:
– Lemon balm
You can an infusion with any of these. Sweeten it with a little stevia or orange blossom honey. Take small sips when it is still hot.
These infusions will help you immediately when you are experiencing cardiac irregularity. You can continuously take hawthorn infusions, it’s an excellent plant for heart and circulatory problems, also, olive leaves, a cardiovascular protector that helps improve arrhythmias, reduces hypertension, and will give greater flexibility to the arteries.
Self-massage your chest
Massages produce a relaxing effect almost immediately, whether you do it to yourself or if it is done by a person we trust or a professional masseuse/masseur.
– Lie down on your back, preferably on the couch or in the bed and put your hand on your bare chest.
– Press lightly with the palm of the hand on the skin so that the massage superficial.
– Gently make circles on your chest, slowly following the direction of the clock.
– Repeat it for about 5 minutes, or until you need it. Afterward, avoid getting up suddenly.
Remove harmful stimulants
The habitual consumption of foods and stimulating substances increases the frequency of the heart beats. Stimulants such as coffee, especially if it is roasted, cola-based beverages, and other drinks such as alcohol, black tea, and tobacco.
If you really like those, and you can’t get rid of them, at least try to find healthier alternatives, such as cereal coffee, natural juices, non-alcoholic beer, white tea or green tea, etc.
On the other hand, if you consume them because you feel exhausted all the time, or you lack vitality, choose other foods that do not affect the health of the heart. For example nuts, seeds, smoothies, spirulina, maca, yeast beer, etc.
Start Working Out, If You Haven’t Already
Physical exercise is the best way to regulate our body when it suffers some kind of imbalance. Whether you like more relaxing exercise such as yoga, tai-chi or walking, or you prefer more intense exercise, it is important to stay active every week, at least two or three times.
This habit should not disgust you. Just start doing it. Go out now. Everyone can spare at least 30 minutes a day. It should not be a sacrifice. This is why it is fundamental to choose the activity you want to do well, alone or with the company.
It is important to emphasize that. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the maximum activity time of the heart is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so we recommend not to carry out intense physical exercise during this morning time.
Water is a natural and healthy element that we should know better to benefit from its excellent and economic properties. The key is to know how to play with its temperature, which causes different effects in our body.
To prevent tachycardia we can apply cold water several times a day on the face and eyes for about 10 seconds. If we are in a moment of increased heart rate, simply wet our arms with cold water, or apply a cold compress on the heart area.