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Acupuncture for Myocarditis

Myocarditis is a condition of inflammation in the heart, which can sometimes lead to palpitations, chest pain, and heart failure. It can be fatal if not treated. Usually, the cause of myocarditis is viral. It may also arise from autoimmune diseases such as sarcoidosis or lupus. Myocarditis can also be caused by overuse of alcohol, exposure to radiation, or reactions to some medications. Lyme disease and other bacterial diseases can also cause myocarditis.

Myocarditis may be mild, moderate, or severe. Patients with moderate or severe myocarditis require intensive monitoring by a cardiologist. Mild cases of myocarditis do not always cause symptoms. Patients with moderate or severe cases of myocarditis are usually treated in the hospital. The treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Treatments generally may include a pacemaker, diuretics, anticoagulants, and vasodilators.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

Essentially, acupuncture helps the body to increase its natural healing response. During acupuncture treatment for pericarditis, between 2 and 8 hair-thin needles will be placed on very specific points on the abdomen, arms, or legs. If you are considering acupuncture treatment for this condition, you must see an acupuncturist with a high level of knowledge and skill, with many years of experience.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research and technology to find solutions for patients with myocarditis. During treatment for myocarditis, it may be necessary to address another underlying reason for the occurrence of symptoms. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your cardiologist and other medical providers, in order to help you maximize the recovery of heart function.

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About Maryland Holistics

Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. Our serene, professional office is located in Ellicott City, MD. Maryland Holistics has provided care to thousands of satisfied customers since opening in 2009. Dr. Windsor is a preferred provider in the CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Ste E
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 301-588-5858
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