Massage Therapy For Heart Arrhythmia And Palpitations

Depending on the individual's age and level of fitness, the heart beats (on average) between 60 and 100 times every minute. Almost everyone experiences a palpitation occasionally. This may be the result of a very brief period of irregular heart beat. In the healthy heart, a palpitation or two can be caused by :

Exertion, Rush of adrenalin, Anxiety or emotional upset. This type of heart arrhythmia typically feels like a skipped beat, followed by a heavy thud. The occasional palpitation is nothing to worry about, but consistent irregularities of the heart beat should be investigated by a doctor. If palpitations are accompanied by lightheadedness, fainting or chest pain, you should seek urgent medical help.

Step Shan Zhong Point

On the sternal midline, level with the fourth intercostal space, between the nipples. Massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Xin Shu Point

On the upper back, 1.5 cfinger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra. Press the back and massage the point by thumb for 1-3 minutes.

Step Shen Men Point

On the transverse wrist crease, in the small depression between the pisiform and ulna bones.