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Acupuncture for Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common condition involving irregular heartbeat, can increase the risk of stroke. AF may occur as a result of many different causes including high blood pressure, obesity, pneumonia, or overuse of alcohol or caffeine. Patients with AF may experience palpitations, chest pain, or shortness of breath. Sometimes AF does not cause symptoms.

In many cases of AF, the condition cannot be cured but it can be managed to reduce the effect on the patient's life. Stress and depression tend to cause AF symptoms to worsen, and our treatments can help to reduce the adverse health effects of stress. Many of our patients with AF have experienced significant benefits from our treatments.

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.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research to find solutions for patients with AF. During treatment for AF, it is sometimes 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 other medical providers, in order to help you achieve a cure.
"Atrial fibrillation can have many causes. Some of these causes can be addressed effectively within my scope of practice. Very rarely, I have seen some patients for AF after multiple attempts of cardioversion were unsuccessful. Perhaps surprisingly, in these patients, acupuncture was followed by a temporary return to normal rhythm lasting several days. For patients in this category, I believe additional treatment options may be available if the acupuncturist and cardiologist can work together in a coordinated way."

Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.

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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 CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, GEHA, and United Healthcare networks.

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