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Acupuncture for Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy
Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy is a condition caused by sudden weakening of the heart
muscle due to stress. It may be caused by a high level of emotional stress, such as experiencing grief
over a recent loss, or severe anxiety about relationships or finances.
It may also be caused by physical stress resulting from another health
condition such as asthma or a viral illness.
Patients with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy must have regular appointments
with a cardiologist. Because every case is different, it may be a good
idea to ask your cardiologist any questions you have regarding your
Our clinic provides compassionate and effective treatment within the
field of acupuncture. We have helped many people with heart conditions
that involve the potential for heart failure. For most patients who are
not in the hospital or on bed rest, it is easy to use our services
alongside the treatments provided by a cardiologist.
In many ways, Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy appears similar to a heart
attack, or myocardial infarction. Patients usually present to the
hospital with chest pain and difficulty breathing. However, the source
of the problem is not believed to be in the heart itself. The underlying
cause of the condition is believed to be a problem in the body's
response to stress.
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
Essentially, acupuncture helps the body to increase its natural healing
response. It helps the body to have an easier time managing stress.
During acupuncture treatment for Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, 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, it is important to select an acupuncturist with a high level of
knowledge and skill and many years of experience.
As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research
to find solutions for patients with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy. During treatment for Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, 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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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
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